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Google Makes Android 1.6 SDK Available

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Google is making Android, its open-source mobile operating system, sweeter still. Code-named Donut, Android 1.6's updates include CDMA connectivity, better search capabilities, voice dialing and a quicker camera.

iPhone OS Still Tops, but Android, WebOS Are Gaining Share

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An AdMob report on mobile phone use around the world shows the iPhone reigns, the Palm Pre's WebOS and Google's Android are on the rise and Indonesia is the third-biggest source of smartphone traffic.

Motorola Cliq Smartphone with Android to Debut Oct. 19

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T-Mobile USA says it will begin selling Motorola's Cliq smartphone, running the Android mobile OS, on Oct. 19 to existing customers at $199 plus a two-year service contract. Sales to the general public will begin Nov. 4. The Cliq comes with Motorola's Motoblur syncing solution.

Google Irks Android Developers with Cyanogen Move

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Google has created uproar among Android developers by calling out a so-called "modder" for creating a firmware modification known as CyanogenMod that bundles some of Google's proprietary applications. At issue is Google's commitment to openness and developer perception of how well the company...

Sprint 4G Smartphone Rumored to Run Android

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The 4G smartphone Sprint has in the works is likely to run Google's Android OS and take advantage of Sprint's WiMax investments with Clearwire. By the end of 2010, Clearwire will likely exceed 100 million U.S. subscribers, creating a solid customer base.

T-Mobile Makes Way for Cliq, Lowers Android G1 to $130

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T-Mobile has lowered the price of the G1 with Google, the first smartphone to run Google's Android operating system, to $130. Android shipments are expected to grow 900 percent from 2008 to 2009, and the move may clear some shelf space for the Android-running MyTouch 3G and the upcoming Cliq...

Google's Android 1.6 Donut Is Ready for Developer Consumption

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Google released Android 1.6, the Donut release, to programmers. The build supports CDMA with new telephony APIs, as well as QVGA and WVGA screen resolutions to enable greater application coverage on more Android devices. The new Quick Search Box lets users search their phones for contacts and...

LG to Offer Android-Powered Handset in Q4

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Mobile giant LG will launch the Google Android-powered LG-GW620 in Europe in the fourth-quarter 2009.

Motorola Introduces Android-Running Cliq Smartphone with MotoBlur Sync

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Motorola introduced the Android-based Cliq smartphone, which will be exclusive to the T-Mobile network, and with it MotoBlur, Motorola's new solution for syncing contacts and details from all aspects of a user's life.

Socialtext Releases Mobile Web App for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android

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Socialtext 3.6 includes a Web application for mobile and wireless smartphones such as Apple iPhones, RIM BlackBerrys and Google Android gadgets. The app will let business users collaborate, sharing activity streams with each other and allowing users to click to e-mail or to call from their...

HTC Brings Android-Powered 'Tattoo' to Europe

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HTC rolls out another handset powered by Google's Android operating system, the Tattoo, but it will only be available in Europe.

Google Android Gaining as Mobile Phone Market Sleeper

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News Analysis: Google's Android phone doesn't get the kind of respect it might deserve. But Android's features and performance are allowing it to sign partnerships with multiple phone manufacturers, including T-Mobile, HTC, Motorola, LG and Acer. Soon its main competitors-Apple, RIM and Windows...

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