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Dell Mini 3 Smartphone, with Android, Headed for China, Brazil

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Dell officially introduces its Mini 3 smartphone, which will run Google's Android operating system, and announces that the Mini 3 will arrive this year on the China Mobile network and Brazil's Claro. An AT&T version for the U.S. is expected.

Google Buys AdMob for $750 Million to Boost Android

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Google took aim at the mobile display ad market Nov. 9 when it bought AdMob for $750 million in stock. Google has made some headway in providing mobile search ads to the so-called third screen, but it has been lagging in providing mobile display ads, or in-application ads. AdMob fills those...

HTC Eris Joins Verizon's Android Lineup

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While the Motorola Android phone making its debut on Verizon Wireless Nov. 6 is getting all the hype, the carrier is also introducing the HTC Eris, another Android-based phone that will be available for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year customer agreement.

T-Mobile to Bill for Google Android Apps, Get Android Market Channel

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T-Mobile CTO Cole Brodman says at the Open Mobile Summit that T-Mobile will let customers pay for Android applications on their monthly mobile bills starting Nov. 17. On that day, T-Mobile will also launch the T-Mobile Channel on Android Market to recommend some of the Market's apps to T-Mobile...

Samsung Moment, Latest Android Smartphone, Comes to Sprint

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The Samsung Moment smartphone, now available on the Sprint network, is the struggling carrier's second new smartphone to feature Google's Android operating system.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Is Company's First Android Smartphone

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, the company's first smartphone to run Google's Android operating system, will arrive in the first quarter of 2010 and usher in a new line of phones that will likewise work to intuitively combine communications and entertainment.

10 Reasons Why Google Android Is Secure

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News Analysis: Google's Android platform is a relatively secure operating system. It has a number of features that make it a fine alternative to the iPhone. But it's important for users to understand just how Google built security into the mobile operating system.

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...

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