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A Dell Google-Android Smartphone in China This Year?

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Dell is planning to release a Google Android-based smartphone in China in 2009, according to reporting from Reuters. U.S. carriers felt Dell's first smartphone efforts weren't distinct enough to compete with those from Palm, HTC, Samsung, Nokia and others. Will Dell's new offering find acceptance...

Google Android 1.5 Early Look SDK Has Cupcake, Eats It Too

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Google rolled out the Google Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK for developers. The Android 1.5 platform includes a number of new and improved tools, including faster Gmail conversation list scrolling and user interface refinements to the browser and other elements. Rumor has it that mininotebooks,...

Netbooks, Google Android Look to Thrive Despite the Economy

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Google's Android mobile operating system is likely to see increased adoption as hardware buyers tightening their purse strings consider netbooks and other types of mininotebooks in lieu of full-size laptops. The least inexpensive netbooks tend to run Linux or Android, and HP, Dell and Acer...

Google Gmail for Mobile Offers New iPhone, Android Engine

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Google updates the mobile version of Gmail running on the iPhone and the Android Web browser to make it faster and more flexible with aggressive caching and the use of new technologies such as HTML5 and Gears. The new Gmail for Mobile comes out April 7. Although Android occupies a relatively...

Samsung Plans 3 Google Android Smartphones in 2009

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The Google Android operating system will reportedly be on three new phones set to debut in 2009 from Samsung-two in the United States, likely from Sprint and T-Mobile, and one abroad. As Google adjusts to carrier requirements, more Android devices may follow from Verizon Wireless.

Google Android OS Fated for More than Smartphones

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The Google Android OS is poised for growth beyond the smartphone world, with T-Mobile, Acer, Dell and HP all planning more computer-centric applications for the mobile operating system. Microsoft is developing Windows 7 with a smaller OS footprint for netbooks, and an analyst predicts that...

T-Mobile Moving Devices to Google Android

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After a shaky start, Google's open-source mobile platform Android is finding friends in HP, Samsung and now the nation's fourth-largest carrier, T-Mobile USA.

Company Looks to Bring Flash to Google Android

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BSquare is looking to bring full Adobe Flash technology to the Google Android operating system. If this happens and the company does manage to port Flash to Android, it would give the new mobile OS a leg up on Microsoft Windows Mobile and the Apple iPhone.

HTC Planning Three More Google Android Smartphones

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Taiwanese handset maker HTC affirms its commitment to Google's Android mobile OS platform, announcing its intent to produce three more Android-based smartphones in 2009.

New Android Developer Software Available

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HTC releases a software update for the Android Dev Phone 1, the developer version of the Android G1 smartphone. Version 1.1 of Android for the ADP1 is backward-compatible with Android 1.0, an Android application developer says.

Android Developers See Opportunity, Hacks

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Developers of applications for Google's Android phone are gearing up for increased customer demand for applications, even as some continue to create apps for the competing Apple iPhone. Meanwhile, developers also discuss hacks to enable greater access to Android phones.

MWC: Vodafone to Offer Google Android on HTC Magic

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Google's mobile operating system Android is alive. Vodafone announced it will exclusively offer the HTC Magic smartphone, running on Android, in the United Kingdom and assorted European countries. This is the second Android-based phone to hit the market, following T-Mobile's G1, also developed...

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