Google Maps Gets Biking Directions

Google is really beefing up their Maps service. The recent addition of layars which added Buzz is not the end of Google adding features to this extremely popular online Map.

Inventor of the cell phone gave up his iPhone for a Motorola Droid

Most of us don't know who Martin Cooper is, he was the first person to make a call on a handheld cell phone prototype in 1973 and he is named on the patent “radio telephone system” filed that same year. Android now has some strong endorsers in the inventor of Linux and now the inventor of cellphones.

Opera Mini 5 Beta Now Available For Android

The most popular mobile browser in the world has finally made its way to Android. This version 5 seems to be light years ahead of the version 4 which has been available for quite some time. This version now offers tabbed browsing, there is a bar at the bottom that shows you the number of tabs that you have open and when you click on it a mini view of the page appears. This browser for most will replace the stock browser. Some of the other big new features: * Speed Dial: Gives you one-touch access to 9 of your favorite sites. * Password Manager * Opera Link: Syncs your bookmarks (and Speed Dial) between your handset and your desktop (be it that you’re running Opera on your desktop, that is) The only two problems I've found so far is the browser doesnt recognize my existing bookmarks and there's no Flash integration. So if you have a Flash capable phone, I would play with this but stick to the stock browser.

Motorola, Microsoft partner to launch Bing search & maps on Android phones in China

So who's Motorola partnering with to provide search and maps services on its Chinese Android-based smartphones?  Apparently Microsoft, with its Bing search tagging along.  You can call this a hardly anticipated move, although Motorola did look a bit desperate with Google on the verge to back out of China altogether, along with its search technology.

ComboApp Makes Creating Apps Much Easier

ComboApp launched today, this tools allows anyone to make an app for Android in 5 minutes or less. It has a simple web-based UI that you can use to create an app with a few clicks of your mouse.

LG introduces in Korea its First Android phone the Andro-1 LG-KH5200

LG's first Android in South Korea will be called either Andro-1 or LG-KH5200. The company has yet to make it's way stateside but they have several Android phones in different markets around the world. It has a 3-inch touchscreen, slide out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, HSDPA, EDGE, GRPS, Social Networking, 2MP Camera, Radio Tuner and MicroSD input and Android 1.5.

Tether Launches Android Beta

I received an email early in the a.m. from Tether, formerly known as TetherBerry. Their app gave the ability to over 110,000 BlackBerry Smartphones to share their data connection with their laptops. Now its available for Android.

Dell Mini 5 ‘Streak’ leaked flyer confirms specs, color options galore

Dell's Mini 5 tablet is without a doubt, real, but until now, there hasn't been much in the way of full-blown advertisements or promotions from the company itself.  A leaked promotional flyer of the Dell Mini 5 , or what will evidently be called the "Streak", has just surfaced, and the tablet's certainly looking gorgeous as usual, with what seems to be an array of color options to choose from.