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Google Android + Facebook Could Be the Reese's of Smart Phones

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Google's Android mobile and wireless software is creating quite a stir, spurring Motorola to hire an application development expert who can work on a special gadget. That gadget is an Android-based smart phone optimized for social networks such as Facebook or MySpace. The move comes as social...

T-Mobile G1 Android Presales Hit 1.5M

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The Android-based G1 smart phone from T-Mobile, Google and HTC is creating strong buzz even before the device hits the streets Oct. 22. Reports claim preorders for the device, which is based on Google's Android mobile operating platform, have already hit 1.5 million. The G1 is expected to provide...

Will Google's Android Be the Tipping Point for Smart Phones?

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ABI Research analyst Kevin Burden says smart phones such as the T-Mobile G1 that are based on Google's Android operating system for mobile and wireless devices could push smart phones into standardization. Perhaps, but Apple's iPhone will continue to be a big seller even as Android, Symbian,...

Developing with Google Android

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Eclipse and Java are key components of Android, Google's mobile operating system. While it's an OS meant to challenge the likes of Microsoft Windows Mobile and Apple iPhone, Android also promises to be an important development platform.

Motorola Adding Up to 300 Android Mobile Developers

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Reports say Motorola wants to expand its Android team from 50 to 350 developers as country's top cell phone seller seeks to find its way out of a prolonged period of slumping sales. Although Motorola has its own Java-Linux initiative, its interest in Android mobile developers could indicate...

T-Mobile Triples Production of Android G1 Phone

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A surge in consumer demand for the first smart phone powered by Google's Android software has prompted T-Mobile to triple its order from HTC for the G1 smart phone and to extend the deadline for presales before the Oct. 22 launch.

First Impressions of Google Android

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Google's Android mobile operating system holds a lot of promise for developers. Key features in Android include the ability for all applications to work together and to run in parallel.

T-Mobile Backtracks on 1GB Data Cap for Android-Based G1

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T-Mobile pulls itself out of troubled waters by erasing a 1GB data cap from its service policy for the new G1 smart phone, the first mobile and wireless device based on Google's mobile operating system. Such a cap could put a crimp in the G1's ability to deliver the very Web services consumers...

Experts Question Reach of Google Android-based G1 from T-Mobile

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Analysts and other mobile and wireless experts mull the impact the Android-based G1 from T-Mobile and Google will have on the industry, as well as on the search engine. Some argue that Google must offer its Web services to a broad swath of devices and refrain from locking in users who don't...

Google, T-Mobile Launch Android G1 Smart Phone for $179

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Google and T-Mobile introduce the Android-based T-Mobile G1 smart phone to much fanfare at an event in New York. The mobile and wireless gadget, available Oct. 22 for $179 and a two-year plan from T-Mobile, promises faster Web searches and better access for Web applications. Google co-founders...

Google Android Father Says Our Mobile Future Is Steeped in Sensors

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Just days before the Dream smart phone unveiling by Google and T-Mobile, Android creator Andy Rubin offers some musings on what kinds of application development and Web services we might expect in the mobile and wireless space over the next decade. Sensors will propel location-based services,...

Google Android Dream Phone Faces Low Expectations from Readers

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eWEEK readers refuse to believe that Google and T-Mobile's Android-based Dream smart phone will sell the 600,000 to 700,000 units HTC has said it expects to move when the device hits the mobile and wireless market in October. Pictures of the Linux-based device have failed to wow users so far,...

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