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Surprise… Android on a Nokia Phone

What do we have here, a new beginning, Nokia finally getting with the times, or did someone just get fired because they didn't photoshop the right image on a Nokia phone. We don't know which but we just had to post this little mistake up for the world to see. What we have here is an advertisement at a Orange store showing Deezer on a Nokia phone. Somehow they accidentally threw in a little Android love.

Real Life Risk, QonqR coming soon to Android

If you are like me, you like the game Risk. I've played it since as early as I can remember, like back on board games even. It has been out in one form or another for most platforms and gaming consoles too. A group of Minnesota-based developers and friends submitted a unique app idea to the Twin Cities Startup Weekend, a local competition that challenges entrepreneurs and developers to build a prototype business over the course of a single weekend.

Android sails past BlackBerry to become the number one smartphone platform

Like watching a semi rumble past from the side of the road, Android has sailed past BlackBerry to become the number on smartphone platform in terms of market share. Nearly one third (31.2%) of US Smart phones now run the Google operating system, while only 30.4% of smartphones ran on BlackBerry during the same period from February 2010 to January 2011. Apple's share of the smartphone pie has remained rather flat during the time, while Microsoft's market share was cut nearly in half, even after the debut of Windows Phone 7. The rise of the Android's platform has occurred in just over two years and can largely be due to Google's open source philosophy which has been adopted by a wide range of smartphone manufactures, but really hit it's stride after Motorola released the Droid in 2009.

Microsoft to pay Nokia $1 billion for Windows Phone 7 handsets

When the news broke that Nokia had entered an alliance with Microsoft to make Windows Phone 7 handsets exclusively, everyone thought it was a headslap moment. Now the word is out as to what Microsoft had to do to sweeten the deal. Microsoft will pay Nokia more than $1 Billion to promote and develop Windows Phone 7 handsets. In return, Nokia will rebate back a fee to Redmond for every copy of Windows used on it's phones. The $1 Billion dollar payment was designed to not only keep Nokia from jumping on the Android bandwagon, but will also help to offset the amount lost by Nokia to focus exclusively on the Windows Phone 7 platform.

Android’s Marketshare Tossed Back and Forth by Nielsen

It seems like every couple of days now there's a new report saying that Android is either the fastest growing group in the Mobile world or that it's not even close to being up on top - Nielsen today reports that it's sort of both. In a November 2010 - January 2011 report, Nielsen shows that although Android holds the top position in OS marketshare, but loses out on being the strongest because of its reliance on third-party manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and all the rest.

HTC Cartridge Phone Works with Android, WP7, Whichever OS you Like

The following is a concept phone by a designer by the name of Antoine Berieux, and it consists of an outer shell and an inner cartridge, this inner bit being able to be switched, each cartridge containing a completely different OS or iteration of OS. Like physical ROM switching at the click of a hatch!

Windows Phone 7 Theme for LauncherPro or ADWLauncher EX Available Now

Windows Phone 7 themes for Android have been around for quite some time. However, these custom themes are not only lacking featuring and in need of development, they require the user to get rid of their customizable, side-scorlling Android home screens. Motorola Defy 7, a new universal device theme, has been released to solve this problem bringing in full Android with a Windows 7 look and feel.

Sony Ericsson Sticking with Android, Releasing Phones with Latest OS

Still just releasing the apparently massive amount of interviews and tiny tips they received at CES 2011, Pocket Lint today lets loose a little interview they had with Steven Walker, acting head of global marketing at Sony Ericsson. In this interview, Walker lets the world know that they don't plan on working with Microsoft on Windows Phone right this moment, having worked with them on a number of 6.x products but not quite feeling like they need any "concrete announcement" when or if they'll work with Windows Phone 7. On that note, Walker does confirm they'll continue to release a massive amount of Android product: "We see the need as an industry to galvanise behind the Android ecosystem to create a strong ecosystem for consumers."

Installing a NAND Android ROM on a T-Mobile HD2

Get ready to get technical. This is for pros, not newbs. If you need to know the difference between a pro and a newb, check out the video below the content in this post. If you are a pro, continue reading. A fellow with one of the greatest screenname/handles I've ever seen, Snarksneeze, has posted to XDA Developer Forums with a big fat set of lists showing the world how to install a NAND Android ROM on your T-Mobile HD2.

AppMakr Works for Amateur and Pro Mobile App Designers, Available for Android SOON

Behold! Announced at CES 2011! That ever-so-simple app creation service will soon be adding not only support for Windows Phone 7, but for Android as well. This service has been active for iOS for some time now (3,500 apps made on it so far,) and allows everyone from the well-versed to the complete newb designers to create pro-apps that they can then release on their own for FREE! Sounds too good to be true? It's really sort of not!
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