February, 2009

  • Microsoft Microscope on Android and Apple

    The “concern” of open-source mobile operating system Android is not far from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s mind. Ramping up investments into a client operating system, Ballmer says the line between a phone and

    February 27, 2009 • Views: 654

  • Kogan return: Agora will launch after redesign [Video]

    Kogan made waves last year with their Agora smartphones, which at the time were promised to be the second commercially available Android-based handsets.  That didn’t pan out, and back in January Kogan confirmed that the

    February 26, 2009 • Views: 266

  • Google Developer G1 loses paid-app access

    Google has blocked access to paid Android applications to the very people who most likely would have vested interest in accessing them: developers using the officially-sanctioned unlocked G1.  Google released the Developer

    February 26, 2009 • Views: 279

  • Android open-source is just ‘marketing’ claims Symbian Foundation

    If you thought open-source meant one big happy community, joining hands no matter the platform, think again.  Google’s Rich Miner has called the Symbian Foundation “misleading” in their openness, after Symbian

    February 24, 2009 • Views: 477

  • Huawei making Android smartphones for Q3 T-Mobile launch?

    Having promised a Q3 2009 launch for their Android-based smartphone, Chinese manufacturer Huawei have apparently announced a deal with T-Mobile to supply the carrier with a number of devices using Google’s open-source

    February 23, 2009 • Views: 589

  • Android Community Week In Review: Week 8 2009

    The Android platform finally got entrance of paid applications into the market this week, which many believe will finally give Android the edge it needs to compete with other smart phones. Purchase and payment takes place through

    February 22, 2009 • Views: 252

  • Improved T-Mobile Unlimited Voice Plans Live In SanFran

    Chalk one up to the rumor mill today, for long-term San Francisco T-Mobile customers are now eligible for the improved Unlimited Voice plans we got wind of earlier this week. Unlimited voice minutes including cell coverage across

    February 21, 2009 • Views: 197

  • T-Mobile G2 (US-spec HTC Magic) outed by Google?

    Google took to the stage to unveil GMail’s offline functionality this week, but may have inadvertently announced something else, too: the T-Mobile G2.  Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering, used the new HTC Magic to

    February 20, 2009 • Views: 372

  • T-Mobile G1 eats some Cupcake: Video demo

    With the furore over the HTC Magic, T-Mobile G1 owners might be wondering whether the halo has shifted from their original QWERTY handset to this new HTC usurper.  While the external hardware is obviously significantly altered,

    February 19, 2009 • Views: 422

  • Week-old Android build demoed on TI uber-dev-device

    Texas Instruments were demonstrating their Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform at Mobile World Congress this week, and among the software was a very recent build of Android.  In fact, according to the TI staff, the

    February 18, 2009 • Views: 385