This came completely out of left field. Microsoft made a few claims that HTC infringed on a few of their patents. HTC obviously agreed that they did and will now pay royalties to not only Google but Microsoft as well to use Android on their handsets.
Hope you haven’t forgot about Samsung, they continue to release very good Android devices all around the world (we just hope some of them make their way here). Samsung has released the Galaxy A for South Korea. This device has similar specs to the original Galaxy but has a few new ones as well.
Dell has a lot of new different Android devices entering the market late this year and early next year. This one is called the Smoke, it’s like a slim Blackberry mixed with a Pixi. This device will be targeted towards corporate customers but the appeal of this phone will widen if Dell sticks to their plans of offering this device at a low price.
This is a great accomplishment for Android. The market is growing faster than most of us anticipated. This was revealed during this afternoon's Q1 earnings press conference, Jeff Huber who is Google's senior VP of engineering. Also, Google views the Nexus One as a “profitable business” even though most analyst feel it didn’t sell enough units overall.
The great fragmentation debate continues. The latest numbers show 2.1 gaining momentum but it’s still only the third most used version behind 1.6 and 1.5. These numbers are due to the fact that the popular Droid has recently been updated to Android 2.1.
There have been rumors floating around that certain European carriers are working on their own Android handsets. Vodafone was rumored to be working on their own phone, looks like Orange has beaten them to the punch. The Boston will be released first and for the low price of 1 euro.
Shortly after releasing their iPhone version, Digg has decided to give Android some love as well. the app is in the Android Market right now. Click this link from your device to get the app or scan the qr code below.
Gamevil has announced Zenonia for the Android platform. Since its release for the iPhone, it has been one of the most popular games in the AppStore. This game is also available on Windows Mobile and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Seems like it was just yesterday that we all were disappointed when we found out that AT&T will use Yahoo Search instead of Google Search in the Moto BackFlip and you will not have the ability to install apps from places other than the Android Market. Well folks, they’ve done it again. The upcoming Dell Aero, a renamed Mini 3, will be locked down as well.
Well, this came as a complete surprise to me. The Galaxy S will be the strongest handset as far as graphics and gaming goes when it is released (unless something stronger is in the making). Once you pair this outstanding GPU with its beautiful SUPER AMOLED display and powerful processor, you will have a handset that truly rivals today’s mobile gaming platforms.