Android is a train that just won't stop. Not that there's anything wrong with that at all, but it's still impressive to see it as it rushes through numbers. And sales. A recent report from Nielson stated that Android was in top shape, actually surpassing the iPhone in quarterly sales. However, a new, supporting report from the NPD Group shows that not only did Android surpass iOS, but it also managed to top Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform.
T-Mobile customers will soon be able to get their hands on the Motorola Charm. The Magenta carrier has decided to give them away for free with a two-year contract. According to TmoNews, they've caught a glimpse of a promotional poster for the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States, telling all those who would listen that the Charm will go for free due to a back to school sale.
Android 2.1 may be the last official update to the Eris from Verizon. They have decided to end support of the Eris, it was the launch partner of the original Droid. It’s still possible that HTC may choose to still support the handset but that is highly unlikely. If you want 2.2 on Eris you might want to root it or be satisfied with 2.1.
The first thing that jumps out about this phone is its BlackBerry like form factor. This device will surely make traditional BB users feel right at home (with the exception of being an Android device). This phone is made by Acer and is called the beTouch E130.
For the first time since Android was released, it finally sold more phones than the iPhone. NPD Group is reporting that Android is the number two selling platform behind Blackberry in the US. Blackberries account for 36% of the market share, Android has 28% while the iPhone brings up the rear with 21%.
Thumbplay music is a popular service already available for BlackBerry users, now it looks to expand by added support for Android. It’s a cloud-based subscription music service that plays unlimited on-demand listening to over 8 million tracks from some of the top artist in music.
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.
There has been a rumor around the Android world that the Droid Eris will be replaced by the HTC Incredible. This new screenshot seems to add fuel to the flame. If this screen is real then the Eris will stop being sold and supported in late May.
The upcoming Streak from Dell, we all know it as the Mini 5, has a few services from Amazon preinstalled. One of which is a Kindle app. Amazon's MP3 store is expected since that’s already on several Android devices. On a promo picture for the Streak is has "Kindle Book Reader Applications" listed as well as a few other apps. Could Dell's Streak usher in Amazon's digital book reader to Android?
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.