speak with the Web 2.0 Summit today about the iPhone 3G broadband limits. The talks mostly consisted of U-Verse and data limits that followed, but for some reason he slipped a bit of Android information in among all of the iPhone talk. It looks like AT&T's position has not changed, an AT&T representative has stated, "We continue to evaluate the android platform, and if customers want it, we will offer it." AT&T seems to likes the Android platform, but wishes to let it open up and evolve a little bit before taking on an Android-powered handset of their own. “De la Vega said AT&T continues to look at Google's Android operating system but is not prepared to make any moves to carry any Android phones. He said the platform is still evolving and needs to open up even more to offer a wider array of non-Google applications.” Looks like AT&T is one of the few companies not using the opportunity to put Google’s Android OS. Who (other than myself) would like to see Android on AT&T next? [Via SFGate]
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- Share and learn music on different instruments using the SplashPod and a paper-thin light panel.
- Combines freely available tutorials with optionally available hardware.
- Learn songs or chords wherever you want, on a bus or train or even in your tent at a music festival.
- Use the phone to wirelessly control the light panel using Bluetooth.
- See name of incoming caller (based on one of more than 200 million listings in WhitePages online directory)
- Map location of caller
- Add caller to contacts
AppVee of Roads of San Francisco and YouCatch. YouCatch is being played in Madison Square Park in New York City. AppVee was also impressed with this application saying that it is a “massive multiplayer trans-reality game.” What do you think about the new direction mobile gaming is going? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDeG2FDjS1w[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqpTM8eBl5Y[/youtube] [Via Tech Crunch]
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Today the Android Market was officially launched, as the Android Developers Blog reported. They wrote a lot about what is expected for developers in order to bring their applications to market. Developers will be able to upload their applications on Monday, October 27th when they have wrapped up all the details. Google requires registration and a one time application fee of $25 to ensure developers are authenticated and responsible for their apps. Once the developer is authenticated they may add applications for users without any further validation. We believe that a lot of applications that have been ready for an ok by Google will hit all at once, making many G1 owners very excited to get so many at one time. In early 2009 developers will be able to offer paid applications to users, bringing home 70% of the revenue their applications brings in, while the remaining amount goes to carriers and billing settlement fees - Google will not be taking any percentage of profits. It comes as no surprise that Google is stating the Android Market is still in Beta. "Android Market helps developers get their applications in the hands of users by acting as an open distribution system. A beta version is now available on the world's first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1." Photo courtesy of Android Community member heyitsnan. [Via Android Developers Blog]
taking down 75 percent of them on Monday. Developers quickly chimed in telling us that that the applications that were available the week before were demo apps, they are now putting the production versions of them all back but this time they are slipping in a few godsend apps as well. Google plans on having between 40 and 50 applications ready to go in the Android Market by the time the phone is “officially” released. Applications that were previously in the Android Market such as ShopSavvy, Any Cut, Shazam and PicSay back now back accompanied by new apps like MySpace Mobile, imeem and Moile Banking by Bank Of America. PicSay is a solid, easy to use picture editing applications that allows you to do simple things such as add a conversation bubble or ad add color to photos that are on your microSD card. Imeem is a music based application similar to Pandora for iPhone. This application allows you to search for popular music and stream it directly to your device. Photo courtesy of Android Community member heyitsnan.
mikeyrokschicago for bringing Myspace Mobile to our attention. [gallery]