The Last Shall Be First, and all that Jazz

In my daily inbox, I get tech updates from around the globe. I enjoy seeing the different trends and like to read what people think about the new stuff that is coming out.  This morning when I opened my email I had a message from ZDNet Tech Update Today, with the headline:  “Android ...

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A Familiar Situation

I write this today at the very real risk of further exposing my age. I’ve already divulged in articles past that I worked with Novell in the 90’s and have a lego-loving nine year old but this may serve to better pinpoint the number of rings around my mid section. It’s exciting to ...

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Don’t Hold Your Breath…

..because I don’t think we will ever see Google itself manufacture a handset for Android.  One of the pieces of buzz right now is how people are wishing that Google would be like Apple and create a piece of hardware that will run the Android system at its best. While I would LOVE to ...

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Confessions of an AndroidGuy

Hi, my name is Sam and I am an AndroidGuy. As reported last week, I received a shiny, black HTC myTouch 3G yesterday in the mail and it already has Cyanogen’s 4.0.1. I started with 4.0.4 but for some reason the phone would not fully start so after many, many reboots later I decided to... ...

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Why My G1 Qualifies as a “Smartbook”

My T-Mobile G1 is already a smartbook, is it not? Let me explain.  I can surf the web, check e-mail, download and listen to podcasts, keep up with facebook/Twitter friends, use a variety of instant message clients, use Gmail as a word processor (in a pinch) and actually use this same device as ...

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Who Has Best Google Voice Experience?

Rafe Needleman of cnet/Buzz Out Loud fame has put together a little head-to-head comparison for phones that run Google Voice. Guess who came out on top? To be fair, there are really only two platforms that have official Google Voice apps – BlackBerry and Android.  Having said that, he ...

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Gmail Experience Improves for Android, Adds a Floaty Bar

The guys behind the Google Mobile team have made some nice improvements to the Gmail experience for both Android and iPhone.  The subtle enhancements come in the form of faster loading and offline reading and composition but the best part is the “floaty bar” that slides up and down ...

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Loopt Now Available in the Android Market (PRESS RELEASE)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2008 – Looptâ, an interoperable social mapping and communication service, announced that its service is launching today to consumers through the Android Market, Google’s new mobile application store. Loopt users can share their location between carrier ...

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AdWords Features Now Available for Android Specific Searches

Have you done a Google search on your G1 lately? Did you notice the first two results? They’re sponsored links, which means someone is putting up some money via AdWords, to get you to click on their page. This weeks sees the annoucement of new Android and iPhone AdWords options.  In ...

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Android on iPhone is One, Giant Step Closer

Thanks to the guys over at blog.iphone-dev.org, Android is moving ever so close to being run on the iPhone.  Yesterday saw them announcing that they’ve reverse engineered the iPhone and first generation iPods to run Linux.  The official announcement was the basis for a new Blogger site ...

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Google Launches its Voice-Based Search on iPhone, G1 Must Wait

Google has done it again! They’ve launched a voice based search for the iPhone and the free app is rumoured to be available on the App store, at least some time soon.  Maybe today.   The engineers at Google have added the voice recognition technology to their search algorithm, ...

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Android Could Soothe Microsoft’s Silverlight Itch

The boys from Redmond might see something in the boys from Mountain View that they weren't able to see in the boys from Cupertino.

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iPhone and Android: Apples and Orchards

Android is less about open source or open communities or open markets or open systems, than it is about open opportunity. We need Android to succeed to ensure that open source, open markets, et. al. are a viable, not-too-crazy choice for people in the marketplace. This does not mean that ...

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Chrome Likely to Find its Way to Android Phones

This comes at no surprise to us, but Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke at Chrome’s launch event about a mobile version of Chrome for Android “Probably a subsequent version of Android is going to pick up a lot of the Chrome stack.” Sounds good to us considering how good and ...

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Chrome and Android Have Google’s Head in the Clouds

This time last year, the tech community was all abuzz with the rumors that Google was ready to put out a phone of their own.  Nicknamed the gPhone, many expected it to be their answer to Apple’s iPhone.  How surprised were we once we saw Google had bigger ambitions. Rather than focusing ...

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