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Google Launches Free GPS for Android 2.0 Smartphones

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Google Oct. 28 launched to beta Google Maps Navigation, a Web-based GPS navigation system that provides voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps on Android 2.0 phones. This includes the Motorola Droid, launching from Verizon Wireless Nov. 6. The GPS relies on users' Android smartphone...

Google Android 2.0 Lands as World Awaits Verizon Droid

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Google releases Android 2.0, the long-awaited OS build code-named ??½clair that is expected to appear first on the upcoming Motorola Droid smartphone from Verizon Wireless. A feature called Quick Contact lets users tap a contact photo to call, SMS or e-mail that person. The Android 2.0 SDK...

T-Mobile Unveils Calling Plans, with New Android Phones Arriving Soon

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T-Mobile has rolled out two new sets of calling plans, one focusing on phone discounts and the other boasting no contract. The plans arrive in time for T-Mobile to roll out its holiday lineup, which will include two new Android smartphones.

Google Android E-Reader Alex Coming from Spring Design

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Spring Design Oct. 19 unveiled Alex, the first electronic reader based on Google's Android operating system for mobile devices, one day before Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil its first e-reader. The device features a 6-inch monochrome electronic paper display (EPD) for displaying book...

10 Reasons Why Verizon's Android Support Should Make Apple Nervous

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News Analysis: Apple should be concerned that Verizon Wireless has focused its product development and marketing efforts on Google's Android mobile platform. The aptly named Droid smartphone could be the first Android device to score a huge hit with users. With millions of subscribers and huge...

Acer Liquid Smartphone Uses Android, Qualcomm's Snapdragon

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Acer offers a few teaser details about Liquid, a slim new smartphone that will feature Android 1.6, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor and a so-called ultrafluid interface. Acer has not yet spilled pricing or timeline details for the mobile device.

HTC Hero with Android Now Available on Sprint Network

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Sprint officially launches the HTC Hero, its first handset with Google's Android mobile operating system. Following shortly behind will be its second, the Samsung Moment, arriving Nov. 1.

Samsung Moment Smartphone Opens the Android Floodgates for Sprint

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While Sprint has yet to release a Google Android?ö?ç??powered phone, it has introduced its second, the Samsung Moment. Waiting in the wings is the HTC Hero, set to arrive Oct. 11, with the Moment not far behind, with a Nov. 1 release.

Dell's Android Smartphone Success a Matter of Managing Expectations

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Dell is rumored to have a smartphone in the works that AT&T may have its eye on. Analysts agree that the move to smartphones, and the choice of Android, make sense for the PC maker.

T-Mobile Holiday Lineup Includes 3 Android Smartphones

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Google's Android OS is featured on three of the five devices making up T-Mobile's holiday lineup. Previously introduced but not yet available, they're the Cliq, the Behold II and a special Fender version of the myTouch. The Tap and Nokia 3711 round out the list.

Dell Plans Android Smartphone on ATandT

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A report claims AT&T's first Android smartphone will come next year in a deal with computer-maker Dell.

Google, Verizon Team on Android Phones to Battle ATandT, Apple

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In a shot at AT&T and Apple, Google and Verizon Wireless said they will co-develop smartphones, PDAs, netbooks and other devices based on Google's Android mobile operating system. The first devices, slated to be unveiled in the next few weeks, will include two Verizon-branded phones that will...

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