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T-Mobile plans July launch of new Google phone

android-g1 phoneFollowing huge introductions of the Palm Pre and new iPhone 3G S, T-Mobile on Monday announces July availability of MyTouch 3G, the second phone on Google’s Android operating system. It’s the first of 18 new Google-powered phones coming worldwide by the end of the year, Google says, declining to provide specifics. Tech and telecom analysts expect Sprint to have an Android phone by year’s end. Full Story : USAToday.com….

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HTC to Sell Google Android Smartphone in China

google phone,androidChina’s first mobile phone based on Google’s Android software will go on sale next month in a deal between China Mobile and Taiwan’s High Tech Computer (HTC). The handset, HTC’s Magic smartphone, will use a Chinese-language version of the Android operating system developed by HTC, a company representative said. The software will also be tweaked to meet the needs of China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier. Full Story : PCWorld.com…..

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Google sued for ’stealing’ Android name

androidGoogle and 47 other international corporations have been sued in a US District Court for trademark infringement over their use of the word “Android.” Google applied for a trademark for Android in October of 2007, but had that application denied in February of 2008. Full Story :¬† Registrar

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Android, Not Windows Mobile, To Motorola’s Rescue?

android-g1 phoneMotorola on Thursday said it would launch several smartphones based on Google’s Android platform in the fourth quarter of 2009, with CEO Sanjay Jha telling investors during the company’s quarterly earnings call that Motorola Android phones will mean a “differentiated consumer experience.” Full Story : CRM….

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Samsung announces its first Android phone

samsung-androidSamsung has launched its first handset to use Google’s Android operating system. The hardware developer said the i7500 will be released in major European markets in June. Samsung claims to be the first of the three major handset manufacturers to launch an Android-based phone, and has beaten other firms including Sony Ericsson and Motorola. Full Story : Vnunet.com….

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First Android-Powered Netbook Due in Three Months

netbookSkytone Transmission Technologies, based in Guangzhou, China, says it is just three months away from producing the world’s first Android-powered netbook, the Alpha 680. The new device is powered by the ARM11 533 Mhz processor, 7-inch LCD monitor with 800-by-480 resolution, Wi-Fi, optional 3G antenna, an unspecified keyboard size, and a two-cell battery with approximately two to four hours of battery life. Full Story : PCWorld.com…..

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1 Million Google Android Phones sold by T-Mobile

android-g1 phone T-Mobile‚Äôs Google Android smartphone has reached an incredibly important milestone, reaching one million in US sales in the six months since the phone launched. The smartphone now accounts for almost two thirds of all of the 3G devices available on the T-Mobile. T-Mobile is the US‚Äôs fourth largest wireless network operator and has over 32.1 million customers. The company started selling the G1 Smartphone on October 22, 2008. Full Story : Tgdaily.com……

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Google Opens Android Store to Paid Apps

google phone,androidDevelopers of Android applications finally will be able to charge consumers for them, ending a few months of free Android downloads and potentially making Google’s mobile platform more attractive to developers. Full Story : PCWorld…….

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@ a glance : Dell to Make Google and Microsoft Phones

DellDell is said to announce two iPhone and Blackberry competitors sometime next month. Code named MePhone (hopefully not the final name), the phones will run on Google Android and Microsoft Windows Mobile respectively. Full Story :¬†PCWorld…..

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VISA develops Payment Software For Google Phone.

VISA creditcardVisa Inc. announced it’s developing mobile payment software for the new wireless phone powered by Google Inc.’s Android system. The software will allow Android users to receive near real-time alerts about purchases via their mobile phones and the software use location-based mapping technology to find ATM machines and nearby stores where users can redeem special Visa offers. The software will be broadly available to U.S. consumers by the end of the year. Visa also announced an agreement with U.S. Bank, lead bank of US Bancorp, to launch a mobile money transfer pilot program.

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T-Mobile G1 with Google’s Android.

T-mobile G1T-Mobile today unveiled the highly anticipated T-Mobile G1, the first mobile phone built around Google’s open-source, Linux-based Android platform. The T-Mobile G1 has full touch-screen functionality and a QWERTY keyboard. The phone has a dedicated, physical Google search button and comes pre-loaded with Google maps and an innovative “Compass” mode. The G1 also includes Wi-Fi and integrates with Amazon’s music service. The phone will support multiple browser windows. The G1 has a couple of other things the iPhone omits: copy and paste functionality and a so-called MMS program, which sends photos to other phones without using email.

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$10 million for best Android apps.

Android Developer ChallengeAndroid is an open source free mobile platform developed by The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies. Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards for great mobile apps built on the Android platform. Submissions for the challenge is accepted until April 14, 2008.

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