July, 2009

  • HTC Hero in the house! Video unboxing & overview

    HTC dropped a present at our door today: an unlocked HTC Hero, all ready for the official Android Community review.  We wasted no time in shooting a video unboxing and brief Sense UI overview video, together with a few in-hand

    July 16, 2009 • Views: 1667

  • Skyhook wireless location service added to Kijiten Android app

    Losing your Android smartphone is bad enough, but having it stolen is even worse. With the wealth of information that can be stored on Android devices, losing them is giving a thief the keys to your email and other personal

    July 15, 2009 • Views: 263

  • Noser working on Android-powered home automation devices

    We know that Android is being used on smartphones and being eyed for use on netbooks. Android has also turned up on devices like music players and more as well. A company called Noser is working on using Android for home

    July 15, 2009 • Views: 285

  • Analysts expect Dell Android phone to hit China

    Dell has said on a couple occasions that it will be entering into the smartphone market. Dell is eyeing this market as a way to improve profitability by stepping into a market that is growing well despite the poor economy and the

    July 14, 2009 • Views: 181

  • Android hacked to run on x86

    Android runs on ARM processors for the most part. That means that putting the OS onto a netbook or notebook running an x86 processor was not possible with a plain Android distro. A couple programmers have announced that they have

    July 14, 2009 • Views: 359

  • Borqs grabs $17.4M for Android development

    One of the big features of some of the Android flavors that Google offers is that the OS can be customized with an overlay that allows carriers to customize the look and feel of Android. Some carriers may lack the in house talent

    July 13, 2009 • Views: 190

  • Acer Android/XP netbook coming next month says source

    We have talked before about the number of major computer makers that are looking at putting Android onto their netbook computers. Among those considering Android are HP, Asus, Dell, and Acer. According to a Chinese newspaper

    July 13, 2009 • Views: 349

  • HTC Says all the Android love doesn’t mean WM is dead

    I think I can speak for lots of smartphone users out there when I say that Windows Mobile isn’t the most popular OS for a smartphone with many users. HTC has been making big news recently with several major Android-powered

    July 10, 2009 • Views: 354

  • Will Chrome OS be the death of Android netbooks?

    Fans of open source operating systems and haters of Microsoft were thrilled when word started coming out that some of the major computer makers were going to be offering netbooks that run Android. Among the major makers looking

    July 10, 2009 • Views: 234

  • Android and Google Chrome OS “may merge closer” in future

    According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the company’s Android mobile platform and their newly-announced Google Chrome OS have “a great deal of commonality.”  In fact, according to the executive, the two OSes

    July 10, 2009 • Views: 572