Sony Google TV is NOT as expensive as thought

t seems that SonyInsider has found out that the new NSX-46GT1 (46′) will cost only $1399, instead of the initially reported $1899. Set to be released on October 12th in New York, many people have high hopes for Google TV and Android.

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Intel Wants ‘Android x86’ for Netbooks and Tablets This Summer

Intel is hard at work, prepping an “Android x86″version of Android 2.2 designed for tablets and netbooks.  As we’ve mentioned here a couple of times, Android was initially designed for ARM processors.  Intel has been gradually getting more involved with the platform, most ...

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Intel Atom Processor Supports Android, Runs up to 1.5 GHz

The race is on for faster, more capable processors in your smart phone. Intel’s new Atom (Moorestown) processors are out and they’re pushing the envelope forward. The new chips can run in speeds up to 1.5GHz for smartphones and up to 1.9GHz for tablets. Compatible with Android, ...

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Bloomberg: Sony to Announce Android-Based Dragonpoint TV at Google I/O

Bloomberg is reporting today that Sony is expected to unveil their new televisions based off a new version  of Android called Dragonpoint.  We’re going to go ahead and say this name will be a play on words “Drag N’ Point”.  The name alone already has us conjuring up ...

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Google TV Coming to a Set Top Near You!

Google is reportedly teaming up with Sony and Intel to create a set top box based on the Android OS to bring home viewers rich web content via Android like apps right on their TV screen.

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Intel Ports Android to Atom-Based Smart Phones

After dominating the desktop market for years, Intel recognizes they have a long road ahead of them in terms of smart phones.  Android, as a platform, was initially designed to run on handsets powered by processors made with Arm technology.  Because of this, Arm has been enjoying a 98% mobile ...

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Flash Player 10 Coming to Android in October

Adobe’s Flash Player 10 is coming to Android, officially.  No more speculation or hoping… we are a ‘go’ for launch. During a recent earnings call for Adobe, President and CEO Shantanu Naraye announced that Flash Mobile 10 will arriving in beta form this October.  The ...

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Intel Acquires Wind River for $884 Million

Two founding member of the Open Handset Alliance are now going to be one in the same.  Intel has agreed to acquire Wind River Systems Inc, and all of the outstanding Wind River common stock at $11.50 per share. The cash deal is worth approximately $884 million. This acquisition will bring us ...

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New Intel Chips to Put Smartphones on Par with Laptop Performance

If Intel’s new Medfield project works like they hope, smart phone performance will rival that of laptops over the next two years.  Much like NVIDIA’s “system on a chip” Tegra, Intel is aiming to bring high performance, low cost processors to handsets and internet ...

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Android Gets Skype App Before Apple Does

Here’s one we didn’t see coming.  Starting today, G1 and other Android users will be able to download Skype Lite from the Android Market.  The official app allows for voice calling to other mobile handsets or desktops running Skype. We would have bet money on the iPhone seeing ...

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Google Patents a Game Changer – Telcos Aren’t Going to Like This One

Imagine having carriers submitting bids directly to your handset for the lowest cost data and cellular service.

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34 Weeks of OHA #20

My apologies to all the loyal readers out there for missing the article last week. I was spending some time in Seattle, doing the company-paid-for training course thing. I couldn’t find the time to get an article together. No worries, though, I’m back. Oh, and, stay tuned for next ...

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WiMax Deal the Biggest Victory for Android Yet?

Today sees a monumental event in the wireless industry. Along with partners Intel, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Bright House Networks, Google has ponied up a share of a $3.2 billion dollar marriage between Sprint and Clearwire. With the two of them making nice and coming together for a ...

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34 Weeks of OHA: #18

Company Name: Nuance Communications, Inc. How the OHA site classifies them: Software Company What the OHA site says about them: Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. What they do: PDF Converter ...

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In Silicon Valley the Hunted Becomes the Hunter Almost Overnight

Have you guys been seeing all the attempted murderers running around Silicon Valley? Without even paying full attention, one can’t help but see a headline pop up every few days about some company working on an “X” killer. The latest target, as everyone is fully aware of, is the Apple ...

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