Monthly Archive: December 2013
Nexus One is via Google's own online store, but Walmart seem to be preparing to sell the Android 2.1 smartphone themselves. A spec page for the N1 has been spotted at the Walmart Wireless site, complete with the promise that the Snapdragon handset is "coming soon". There's no indication of when the Nexus One might arrive at Walmart, nor if it will be available in-store or only online. However there's plenty of detail about the smartphone on the pre-info page, which makes us suspect this isn't an accidental listing. [Thanks jamstar35!]
IDC report published today announces that the Android OS is expected to storm its way to the near top of the smartphone market, while growing at a faster rate than all its competition.
Here you go ladies and gentlemen. If you are a fan of guitars and music your going to want this phone in your collection. The myTouch 3G has been available since Jan 20th and we have ourselves our first look at what’s included in the box. This unboxing of this glorious phone was brought to you by Todd from MobileBurn. So without further ado, here’s the unboxing.
Arduino microprocessor board. Over at Instructables there's a guide that explains exactly how to connect a rooted T-Mobile G1 up to the Arduino, potentially allowing for ready access to the handset's 3G, camera, microphone, speaker and other functionality from whatever hobby electronics you hook up. It's the handiwork of Tim Heath and Ryan Hickman, who have produced the Python scripts which allow the G1 to communicate with the Arduino board. The basic functionality turns an LED on and off, but of course the expectation is that electronics tinkerers will use the system to develop wirelessly-connected robotics, remote telepresence systems and generally interface with other external hardware. [via Hack a Day]
doubleTwist with one of their handsets, the recently-launched myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition, but according to TechCrunch the media management software will soon be bundled with a large number T-Mobile's Android devices. A deal is expected that will see T-Mobile distribute a custom version of the app with each Android handset sold, replicating the sort of functionality iPhone owners have come to expect from iTunes. As for the customizations, it's actually a feature omission rather than an addition. T-Mobile USA have seemingly requested that the Amazon MP3 store - usually integrated into doubleTwist - be removed from their version; of course, Android users are free to download the full app from doubleTwist's site. Even if T-Mobile doesn't preload doubleTwist onto a specific handset, they'll be promoting the app in-store and in included documentation.
myTouch Slide, a hardware QWERTY-blessed version of the HTC Magic (aka T-Mobile myTouch 3G) didn't exactly stoke our excitement, but it seems T-Mobile USA may be more enthusiastic about the Android smartphone. According to BGR's source, the carrier is preparing to oust their long-running Sidekick range in favor of the Android-based myTouch Slide. While there's no confirmation from the carrier themselves, and the tipster is said to be a new one and not yet corroborated, if true the news could be a significant win for the Android platform. Sidekick handsets have proved popular with younger and less-tech-savvy customers wanting some of the connectivity and functionality of a mainstream smartphone; it's possible that T-Mobile and HTC could have worked together on the myTouch Slide to inject some of that ready usability into the new device. According to previous leaks, the T-Mobile myTouch Slide is set to arrive in the US on May 17th. [via SlashGear]