Well, the price and date is set. The Garmin-Asus Android phone will release in June for $199 on T-Mobile. This price is only for new 2 year contracts with a qualifying rate plan. T-Mobile is also rumored to load it up with a few apps, I wonder what they could be.
This Android phone quietly snuck by all of us. We first seen this device at CES and hasn’t really heard much about it since then. It’s not a bad looking device and it has a nice screen similar to that found on the nexus one. This Android device will be available in China and it has some impressive specs to boot.
Guess it won’t be long now, this device was promised for a Q2 release and the end of that quarter is fast approaching. The Dell Aero has just received approval from the FCC. This device is expected to land on AT&T in June. This device will keep the name Aero at launch, often times the name is changed when a device is released.
iSyncr is another solution for syncing your Android device with your iTunes account. This app comes in both PC and MAC compatible versions. For a small fee of $2.99 you can purchase either of these and turn your Android device into an iPod (but better). There is also a lite version of both apps but they are limited to only one playlist amount other restrictions. And if you want to take it a step further, there is an iSync Widget that allows you to rate songs right for your phone. The widgets costs $1.99 and only works with the PC version of the app, MAC support is coming soon.
iSyncr for Mac
Leopard or Snow Leopard Only (10.5+) - Want to stop carrying both your phone and your iPod? Keep your music fresh with smart playlists? Download iSyncr to sync your Android phone with iTunes. iSyncr is even smart enough to keep your iTunes “Top 25 Most Played” playlist in sync.
iSyncr for PC
Windows iTunes Only - Want to stop carrying both your phone and your iPod? Keep your music fresh with smart playlists? Download iSyncr to sync your Android phone with iTunes. iSyncr is even smart enough to keep your iTunes “Top 25 Most Played” playlist in sync. Please visit our website to read the FAQ.
Mac version out now.
iSyncr Ratings Widget
Wish you could sync your iTunes ratings with your phone? Now you can, with the iSyncr Ratings Widget. Just use this widget and iSyncr for PC!
Support for iSyncr for Mac is coming.
Only a 2x4 widget right now, more layouts to come.
Requires the latest version of iSyncr for PC.
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.