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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,...

How Many Google Android-Based Dreams Will T-Mobile Sell This Year?

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The Linux-based Dream smart phone, built by Google, T-Mobile and HTC, will go on sale in October. Apple sold 1 million iPhones in 74 days, so we're wondering how many Android Dreams T-Mobile will sell in roughly the same amount of time. Will T-Mobile sell fewer or more Android-based Dreams...

Google Android Team Comes Clean on Omitted Google Talk, Bluetooth APIs

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In a nod to mobile and wireless security, Google Android advocates explain why the SDK for the forthcoming Android mobile operating system won't include Google Talk and Bluetooth wireless support. GTalkService just wasn't safe as a Remote Procedure Call, while the Bluetooth API just wasn't...

Google Launches Android SDK, Development Road Map

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In a nod to application development, Google introduces an SDK for its Android mobile operating system and Android's first developers' road map. The SDK comes amid reports that an Android-based HTC Dream smart phone is in the works, along with a Nov. 10 release date for the device. Google has...

Google Android to Appear First on T-Mobile, Then the World?

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The mobile and wireless space erupts with talk of T-Mobile's rumored first smart phone based on Google's Android mobile operating system. The FCC has cleared the gadget for a Nov. 10 release. Meanwhile, Venture Beat claims Android will appear first in mobile devices, then in other gadgets,...

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