HTC considering the purchase of its own Android OS alternative

While HTC has been extremely successful in both Android and Windows Mobile OS platforms we have been hearing a bit of chatter about the possibility of HTC acquiring and designing their own Android OS alternative to call their own. Obviously this can be speculated when a company as big as HTC is so successful with smartphones but we are getting details that they've even been discussing this "internally" according to sources.

HP TouchPad Ad Revenue Reaches Android Levels in 10 Days

While it appears that the HP TouchPad is now sold out completely (or so we're lead to believe,) the cash flow has just begun - in ad form. It's not HP who will be profiting in this little situation right here, but they can count on developers of apps making a pretty penny in the last week and a half to be reconsidering their move away from webOS in the wake of HP's ditching of the hardware. As ad agency Jumptap, a group that works with mobile ads for both Android and webOS, amongst others, reports, in just the past 10 days the ad revenue of the TouchPad has nearly caught up with Android tablets.

HP TouchPad CyanogenMod 7 Build Initiated

If there's one name synonymous with Android hacking in this crazy, crazy mobile world of ours, it's Cyanogen - and today the worlds most notorious fire-sale-ridden tablet, the HP TouchPad, appears to be booting the best. But wait a second, doesn't the HP TouchPad run webOS? Why, yes it does, but as the $99 sale of said tablet made the entirety of its stock go down to zero after HP announced they were canning their webOS hardware department, Android was a certain next step - and these days, one step after Android equals Cyanogen.

Motorola developing own OS? [silly rumor]

Motorola is working on their own OS? What? Back that up. Several blogs are putting forth the rumor that Motorola's friendship with Google is waning and that the cellphone manufacturer has been quietly hiring Apple and Adobe engineers with the aim of developing their own platform OS to compete with Android. The thinking is that Google is "shooting itself win the foot" with fragmentation problems, manufacturer support issues, and market saturation of so many Android phones, you can't tell one from the other. Can this rumor really be credible? We don't think so.

Study: More Tablets, less trees

As HP moves to position their TouchPad tablet into the marketplace with wireless printing, they are also seeing that a tablet's ability to view and edit documents easily is making the demand for printing material drop pretty rapidly. And a Morgan Stanley study reflects that with the expectation that printer supplies revenue will drop by as much as 5 percent annually by 2012. That's certainly good news for the environment and bad news for printer companies.

HP webOS TouchPad VS Motorola XOOM, TABLET WAR

Today at the HP/webOS event we've got our pals SlashGear reporting back and we just had to take a peek at what they were seeing. Turns out they are indeed announcing the HP TouchPad, a tablet computer that does show some hearty promise. Would you like to know how well it would hold up against the also recently announced Motorola XOOM tablet, that tablet running Android 3.0 Honeycomb? You're in luck, we've got that kind of battle. Behold an apples to apples (aka no Apple) tablet matchup!

ZumoDrive for Android

Cloud-based syncing and storage has just gotten a little better for Android. This segment of Android is growing fast, there have been a few new syncing solutions for Android release in the past few weeks. ZumoDrive creates a folder on your device and uses that for cloud-based syncing. You can even upload and download various different things right from your handset.

Mobile Wait Times for Android Now Available

For the Android user who wants to go to Walt Disney World and needs to know the wait time for certain attractions in the famous park, TouringPlans.com has a solution. Lines, a mobile website that displays estimates of wait times for every attraction at Walt Disney World. The folks at TouringPlans have launched in the past products such as Touring Plans and the Crowd Calendar to help the visitors at Walt Disney World to efficiently tour the parks and avoid the crowds. And now, Lines is available for Android as well as for the first and second webOS phones; Palm Pre and Pixi, oh, and the fruit phone too. With this service, they will help you to "Find out how long you'll actually wait in line for every attraction." And not only that but you can also "Get crowd estimates, refurb data, single rider lines, & more." Now, when you think you are stuck and don't know how long the line is at Space Mountain, or Frontierland, just get your Android phone out and hit http://m.touringplans.com (Lines) in your browser, to unleash the power of this mobile web app. Lines is free to use for a limited time, and you’ll need to subscribe to use Lines during this preview. Is anyone here planning a trip to Florida and especially to WDW, let us know in the comments if this web app worked out for you. [Via MyPre.com]
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