February, 2009

  • Broadcom release combo WiFi/Bluetooth/FM chip drivers for Android

    Broadcom has announced Android compatibility for its multifunction wireless combo chip, that packages WiFi, Bluetooth and FM radio capabilities on a single component.  The company has added drivers for its BCM4325 combo chip to

    February 6, 2009 • Views: 756

  • HTC Dream set to launch in Singapore and Australia

    Buyers in Singapore and Australia will soon have the opportunity to pick up their first Android-based smartphone, in the shape of the HTC Dream.  The Dream is sold in several markets by T-Mobile as the G1, and will launch on

    February 5, 2009 • Views: 555

  • Android Handsets From Motorola in 2009

    According to their annual earnings call Tuesday morning, Motorola will be focusing their efforts in 2009 toward higher end devices on the Android platform. Sanjay Jha, Motorola’s CEO, admitted that the company’s

    February 4, 2009 • Views: 462

  • Google Latitude location-sharing app hitting Android

    Google have released Google Latitude, an update to their Mobile Maps app which adds the ability to share your location with other users, track friends’ movements and trigger calls, emails and IM conversations with them

    February 4, 2009 • Views: 758

  • G1 gets Voice-Controlled Search with RC-33 update

    Google have added voice-controlled searching to the T-Mobile G1, part of the new feature set introduced in the latest firmware update.  The widget has been integrated into both the Android browser and the home screen search bar,

    February 4, 2009 • Views: 340

  • Intel Prepares For Android Netbooks

    Anticipating an influx of Android-powered netbooks to the market, Intel has begun preparations to supply manufacturers with chipsets that will support the platform. Traditionally a Windows and Linux-dominated market, netbooks

    February 2, 2009 • Views: 426

  • RC-33 Update On Its Way, No Cupcake Included

    Reports are trickling in that some users on the T-Mobile G1 official forums have received an OTA update to their phones, bringing the software version to RC-33. Confirmation has been released by a T-Mobile employee on the same

    February 2, 2009 • Views: 404

  • Samsung Android device expected at MWC

    Dutch cellphone site GSM Helpdesk have suggested that Samsung will be launching their first Android handset within the next two weeks, a timescale that puts it right on track for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  They have

    February 2, 2009 • Views: 479

  • Android Community Week In Review – Week 5 2009

    This week saw a few big stories for the Android platform, the most anticipated being T-Mobile’s official announcement of offering more Android-based handsets in 2009. A specific number was not given, but HSPA capabilities

    February 2, 2009 • Views: 205

  • ING Wegwijzer ATM locater app uses Augmented Reality

    Bank ING have announced a free app for Android-based handsets, which helps users locate their nearest ATM.  The software, ING Wegwijzer (“ING Signpost”), takes advantage not only of the T-Mobile G1’s GPS

    February 1, 2009 • Views: 420