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  • Myriad tool converts Java apps for Android phones

    Mobile software company Myriad Group announced J2Android, which will make it possible for Java-based mobile applications to run on Android-based phones, the company said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 March 10 05:58
  • Palm CEO: We could have been bigger than Droid

    If Palm's WebOS products had gone on sale at Verizon before Motorola's Droid, Palm's fortunes today would be very different, the company's CEO said Thursday during its third-quarter earnings call."

    Written by Nancy Gohring22 March 10 07:15
  • Google Maps for Android gets improved user interface

    Google has released version 4.1 of Google Maps for Android, adding a constantly-updated map wallpaper, tweaking the way search results are displayed and adding a new Latitude widget for tracking your friends.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 March 10 07:46
  • Android gesture search extended to wider market

    Google has made its new gesture search application compatible with smartphones based on Android version 1.6, and is also opening it to users outside the U.S., the company's said in a blog post on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 March 10 08:09
  • Oracle loses XML co-inventor to Google

    One ex-Sun Microsystems employee who will not be cashing an Oracle paycheck is XML co-inventor Tim Bray, who has opted instead to work for the Google.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 March 10 06:53
  • Opera's Mini 5 browser comes to Android

    Opera has released a beta version of its Mini 5 Web browser for Android-based smartphones, the company said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 March 10 05:33
  • Android largely unharmed in Google-China row

    A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.

    Written by Owen Fletcher08 March 10 07:57
  • Innocomm shows Android smartphone with analog TV

    Innocomm Technology, a young smartphone developer, plans to launch its first handset with Google's Android mobile operating system and an analog TV receiver in the middle of this year, a company representative said Tuesday.

    Written by Dan Nystedt03 March 10 06:51
  • Apple sues HTC for patent infringement

    Apple filed a patent infringement lawsuit Tuesday against HTC, claiming that the Taiwanese company is infringing 20 Apple patents.

    Written by Nancy Weil03 March 10 06:24
  • CEBIT: Cisco develops VPN client for PCs, smartphones

    Cisco Systems will soon release a VPN client for smartphones and PCs aimed at enterprise administrators who want to provide secure access to their networks and ward off malicious software.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk03 March 10 00:16
  • Apple sues HTC for patent infringement

    Apple filed a patent infringement lawsuit Tuesday against HTC, claiming that the Taiwanese company is infringing 20 Apple patents.

    Written by Nancy Weil and Nancy Gohring03 March 10 06:29
  • They're here: Cheap Android smartphones

    New low-cost smartphones running Google's Android software have been launched in Taiwan recently and the good news is they should start showing up just about everywhere soon.

    Written by Dan Nystedt01 March 10 06:31
  • Linux 2.6.33 released: nVidia driver in, Android out

    The first Linux kernel release of 2010 has arrived with version 2.6.33 and it is big on graphics with a new open source nVidia driver and support for the Nintendo Wii and GameCube gaming consoles, in addition to usual high-end features.

    Written by Rodney Gedda25 Feb. 10 10:48
  • Study: Android, iPhone fastest-growing smartphone platforms

    Android and Apple's iPhone OS were the fastest-growing smartphone platforms in 2009, with sales of the iPhone OS overtaking those of Windows Mobile, research company Gartner said Tuesday. Symbian and Research In Motion's BlackBerry still lead the market, it said.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs24 Feb. 10 06:57