Interview: Harold de Kort, Communications Manager Sony Ericsson

During a Dutch show called ‘TeleVisie’, a bunch of smartphone manufacturers showed off their newest products. We found ourselves lucky enough to be there, and we did some previews and interviews. This interview is the first we did, with Harold de Kort, communications manager at Sony ...

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Google Translate Update Brings More Text-to-Speech Functionality

Recently posted from the Google Mobile Blogspot, the latest update of the Google Translate app for all Android devices running 2.1 and up includes better text-to-speech functionality. In this update, Google has enhanced the text-to-speech for 15 languages and added three new languages to the ...

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Android Market: Three Billion Served

In a quarterly earnings call Thursday, Google’s Jeff Huber dropped some interesting stats about our favorite mobile OS. Users have installed more than three billion apps via the Android Market, and those download are piling up faster than ever: the first billion were installed over 20 ...

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Sprint Nexus S 4G Up For Pre-Order At BestBuy For $199

Earlier this year, Samsung and Google launched the first ever phone running Gingerbread, known as Nexus S. The Nexus S is an amazing device that offers a “Pure Google Experience.” You all may know that Sprint is launching a CDMA version of the Nexus S, and it’s being called the Nexus S ...

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Urban Airship Launches In-App Purchases for Android

One of the major sources of revenue friction for developers has been the lack of a mechanism for in-app purchases within Android applications.  Google recently announced that in-app purchases were rolled out for Android, indicating for us that we would begin to see different developers and ...

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Google Releases New Android Tools for Google Apps Admins

Google today announced on their Enterprise blog that they have added 3 more Android based tools for administrators of companies who make use of Google’s enterprise suite of web apps.  (please note this is not an update to google apps for Android itself). The first tool will allow ...

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Android’s Andy Rubin Gets Promoted

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that newly minted Google CEO Larry Page has promoted Android head Andy Rubin today, along with six other executives in Google.

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Andy Rubin Clears the Air About Android Rumors

Android head Andy Rubin took to the Android Developers Blog to clear the air about rumors that have been circulating recently: that Google is imposing new rules to reduce fragmentation, and that they are holding back release of Honeycomb source code in a way that betrays open ...

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Rumor: Google Working on Nexus Tablet?

There is an interesting rumor/line of thought from an article over at unwiredview.com, talking about some conversations and rumors the author has heard concerning the idea that LG is working with Google to release a "Nexus Tablet", branded by Google itself. The reason the rumors are floating ...

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Google Takes Another Step Towards Making NFC Payments a Reality

For those of us Android users that are looking forward to being able to literally do everything with our Android powered smart phones, Google has taken another step towards making that a reality by partnering with Mastercard and Citigroup to make NFC payments a reality.

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Confirmed: Google Launches In-App Billing for Developers to Test

We reported yesterday that Google was rolling out in-app purchases in developer dashboards according to a tweet from Hyperbees, and now we have official confirmation from the Android developer blog talking about the fact that Google has opened up the ability to test in-app purchases in advance ...

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Google: “No Honeycomb For You, at Least Not Yet”.

All of us Honeycomb maniacs are going to have to wait awhile for our favorite community developers to get their hands on the Honeycomb source from Google.  Businessweek reported yesterday that Google is going to be holding back the source code for Honeycomb due to the fact that it is tailored ...

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In-App Purchases Coming Soon?

The above image is from a tweet from developer hyperbees, giving us a hint that perhaps that we are going to see in-app purchased go live soon, since they are seeing clues about it in their developer dashboard.  This would be a major step forward for both Google and developers alike, as it ...

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Sprint and Google Voice Get Cozy; Heavy Integration Coming (UPDATE)

In an unfathomable move, the third largest wireless carrier in the US has allowed Google passage far beyond what anyone would have expected. Today, before the company’s scheduled CTIA show-off session, Sprint and Google have announced a partnership that will seemingly end what many are ...

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Google Installing Thousands of Special Cash- Register Systems for NFC Test

Google is expected to begin testing the NFC payment option within the next four months, using phones such as the Nexus S.

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