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  • SK Telecom crams Android, processor inside a SIM card

    The SIM cards in cellular telephones might be smaller than a postage stamp and less than a millimeter thick but that hasn't stopped South Korea's SK Telecom from cramming all the major components needed to run Google's Android OS inside one of them.

    Written by Martyn Williams17 Feb. 10 06:13
  • HP's smartbook may battle it out with Apple's iPad

    Hewlett-Packard's first smartbook, the Compaq AirLife 100, announced on Friday, could be a rival to Apple's iPad as the two companies aim to attract buyers looking for netbook alternatives, analysts said.

    Written by Agam Shah15 Feb. 10 06:15
  • HP debuts Android-based smartbook

    Hewlett-Packard has launched the Compaq AirLife 100, a smartbook based on the Android OS and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, it said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs15 Feb. 10 06:11
  • Android, LTE set to dominate in Barcelona

    An abundance of products based on Google's Android OS as well as modems for the next-generation mobile network technology LTE (Long-Term Evolution) will greet visitors at Mobile World Congress, which starts on Monday in Barcelona.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs12 Feb. 10 06:29
  • Skyfire buys Kolbysoft to make an Android browser

    Skyfire plans to extend its browser to the Android mobile platform after acquiring Kolbysoft, the maker of the Steel browser interface for Android.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 Feb. 10 07:15
  • Broadcom adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

    Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.

    Written by Stephen Lawson11 Feb. 10 09:29
  • Huawei plans to launch multiple Android devices

    Huawei is planning to launch a number of Android-based devices, including smartphones and "home-use Internet devices" at Mobile World Congress, it said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs08 Feb. 10 07:19
  • Lenovo adds mobile phone details, posts profit rise

    Lenovo's work on mobile phones with Google's Android operating system is focused on its high-end Lephone handset, but the company also wants to reach other price points, a company executive said Thursday.

    Written by Owen Fletcher05 Feb. 10 06:28
  • Garmin-Asus to show its first GPS smartphone of 2010

    Garmin-Asus plans to display its first GPS smartphone of 2010 on Thursday, the M10, loaded with the latest version of Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and a 3.5-inch touchscreen.

    Written by Dan Nystedt04 Feb. 10 06:57
  • Google building phone support for Nexus One

    After struggling to support Nexus One customers using an online-only approach, Google appears to be developing a phone customer service operation.

    Written by Nancy Gohring04 Feb. 10 06:47
  • Apple's iPhone takes a hit

    Apple may be touting the release of its iPhone OS 3.1.3 update, but new research shows the iPhone is actually starting to slip when it comes to smartphone market share.

    Written by JR Raphael03 Feb. 10 12:27
  • Android apps for business users

    The BlackBerry may be the most popular phone in businesses today, but the openness of the Google Android platform is attractive too. Most of the big-name apps from the iPhone world are now available for the Android.

    Written by Peter Wayner02 Feb. 10 22:08