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.
One of the best things about owning an Android device is the ability to gain root access. Sometimes this is an easy process and other times it’s very hard. The Droid Incredible has been a tough nut to crack despite the fact that it is an HTC device and there are many great hackers in the developer community that primary work on modding HTC devices. Finally, the Droid Incredible has been rooted.
Viliv has manufactured many different types of PMP’s and Mp3 players. This rendition has the ability to run Android as well as Windows CE. This media player has a beautiful screen and can run Android 2.1. The only thing missing so far is a release date and price.
This was a short but very interesting interview with Andy Rubin, vice president for engineering at Google, shots was dished out and a few things were kind of confirmed. Android is a well known open mobile OS and the most versatile OS of any kind. This openness is the key to Androids success, many manufacturers have adopted the platform and it is really taking off.
Google is testing a new fiber optic network in a select few locations. There was a rumor floating around that the Nexus One would have the ability to use VOIP to make calls without the need for a wireless carrier. Looks like Google has bigger plans in the making.
First there were rumors about Apple using bing as their official search provider. Then there was the rant by Steve Job’s calling Google motto bs. Then Google struck back adding multi touch to the Nexus One, now this.