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Google Releases SIM-Unlocked Android Phone for $399

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Google's Android team announces the availability of the Android Dev Phone 1. The device is the first SIM-unlocked and hardware-unlocked device based on the Android mobile operating system, a Linux-based OS designed as an alternative to smart mobile and wireless phones based on Microsoft Windows...

Google Scrambles to Patch Buffer Overrun Exploit in Android G1

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Security expert Charlie Miller leverages a flaw within an SDK component of Google's open-source Android operating system. The buffer overrun flaw lets hackers hijack the Web browser on a user's T-Mobile G1 smart phone, which is Google's first big entry into the mobile and wireless game to deliver...

Google Open-Sources Android on Eve of G1 Launch

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Google releases the complete Android mobile operating system stack under the open-source Apache license, freeing up carriers, OEMs and ambitious application development experts to build functional smart phones with the software. The mobile and wireless development is timed for T-Mobile's launch...

Motorola's Android Smart Phone to Friend Facebook, MySpace

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Motorola is expected to releases a smart phone based on Google's Android operating system for mobile and wireless devices in the second quarter next year. The gadget would join what is likely to be a raft of Android-based phones, led by T-Mobile's G1, which will be available this week. Motorola's...

T-Mobile Ramps Up 3G Network for G1 Android Debut

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T-Mobile adds Memphis and Tampa to its 3G network with Washington on its radar by the end of 2008. The carrier plans to have 120 major U.S. cities on the network for the rollout of its T-Mobile G1 with Google smart phone, the first mobile device to feature Google's Android mobile operating...

Google's Brin Reviews Android G1 Smart Phone

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin offers his own perspective on the Android-based T-Mobile G1 smart phone, which many call a clear rival to Apple's iPhone in the mobile and wireless market. Google CEO Eric Schmidt, meanwhile, paints a rosy picture of the search engine's health even as we go deeper...

T-Mobile Android Smart Phone a Solid Device

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The innovative T-Mobile G1, the first smart phone using the Google Android mobile operating system, is a worthy competitor to Apple and its iPhone. The T-Mobile G1 is a strong consumer offering, but enterprises should wait until more corporate features are included.

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...

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