Before we get to the good stuff, I would like to point out the “with Google” branding on the back of the device. In the beginning Google said this branding was just for vanilla Android devices. It seems as though they’ve changed their tone not only as far as the Google Phone Store is involved but support for handsets with custom UI’s. Now to the business at hand, the Galaxy S has been benchmarked using various different tools and it performed extremely well.
As of late, tablets have been popping up all over the place. These manufacturers are hoping that they can cash in on some of the success of the iPad. Most of these Android tablets are more powerful and have more features but getting them to sell like Apple does with their products is tricky. Encipher now has a new Android tablet being released for Nigeria, this is a low end type of tablet.
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.
Today Motorola launched OCNN, the Ocho Cinco News Network. You might not get the same news quality as you would with CNN but OCNN is sure to be quite entertaining. For those of you that don't know, Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals who changed his name to Ocho Cinco and is one of the most outspoken and unpredictable players in the NFL.
AppStoreHQ founder Chris DeVore has recently added support for Android to the site. Now there is another alternative for you to buy Android apps. All you have to do is navigate to the site listed below from your browser and download way.
Jig.jp has released an Android application that combined RSS feeds, social networking and web-browsing all into one neat little application. The jig browser has had over 4 million downloads and these numbers do not include the US or Europe.
Swype has just opened up a beta program for the Android platform. If you have a myTouch Fender Edition, you can go back to sleep now. But for the rest of us, head over to Swype Beta site and register to become a tester.
This will be the first MID in a series of products from 1 Cross. It's Android based and is a mix between an e-reader and a tablet. 1 Cross will name this hybrid the ShuBook which is Chinese for book. When closed it looks like a traditional book, open it up and you will reveal dual screens. One e-reader and a smaller screen with a built in qwerty keyboard.