Google has announced their Q3 earnings, and rave about Android's part in making it such a successful quarter (helping to make them very rich). Android Marketplace now has over 90,000 applications and it doesn't appears that they'll be slowing down any time soon. However, Google isn't looking to make a ton money from the Android Market (they're doing pretty well with Google Search). They know it's a way for developers to get paid and that's just fine with them.
The Samsung Acclaim, an Android slider phone will be released July the 9th. Not much information has been released by US Celluar on the specs or an Android version. The most info. floating about on the web is it has a 3.2 inch HVGA screen and a stock Eclair installation.
This is good news for all you X10 owners, Sony has just confirmed Android 2.1 for the X10 in Q4. Not only will it get Android 2.1 but it will also receive a few other enhancements. This device is one of the best multimedia Android devices. The X10 Mini and Pro may receive the update shortly after the original.
The lone Android device on Vodafone has now been confirmed to get Android 2.1 by HTC. This low end Android device features HTC's Sense UI and has the smallest screen on any Android device (and it is resistive).
Things just keep on getting more interesting, as Microsoft has just announced the launch of its first-ever app for the Android platform. Yes, that’s Google’s Android platform. Dubbed Tag, it’s similar to the Microsoft’s iPhone app of the same name, and lets you use your handset as a mobile barcode reader.
This is some truly fantastic performance, given by Qualcomm’s 7X30 Snapdragon processor in a demo at Mobile World Congress. Check out these videos of some amazing looking games and 3D acceleration after the break.
The Archos 7 look to a lock for this years CeBIT, but it might not show up alone. There has been an announcement of a second Android tablet by Archos. Both described as “good value Android Tablets that are specially designed for use in the home”.
Google’s Nexus One may be the speed king of the smartphone hill at the moment, but alleged leaks are showing that a newer and even more powerful HTC smartphone may already be in the works. The rumored HTC Scorpion (may be codenamed “Olympian”), is supposedly equipped with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor running Android 2.2.
First there was Cupcake, then Donut, Éclair, then Froyo. And now hopes for “Gelatin” being the name of the next version of Android have been dashed, as Google’s “G” codename turns out to be “Gingerbread”.