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  • Android SDK doesn't address issues faced by developers

    Google has released a new version of the Android SDK. Version 2.0.1 is a minor update to the Android platform, not a significant release, and it doesn't address the most serious issues faced by Android developers.

    Written by Tony Bradley05 Dec. 09 11:06
  • ARM, MIPS accelerate Android push

    Processor makers ARM and MIPS Technologies are both aiming to simplify and accelerate the use of netbooks, MIDs (mobile Internet devices), set-top boxes and picture frames that run on Google's Android software platform.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs20 Nov. 09 08:39
  • Dell will sell its smartphone first in China and Brazil

    In a surprising move, Dell said Friday it will sell its first-ever smartphone in Brazil and China, which should land on shelves as soon as the end of this month. The device, called the Mini 3, will run the Android operating system, an open-source mobile operating system project nurtured by Google.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk and Mikael Ricknäs16 Nov. 09 08:27
  • Windows Mobile smartphone sales plunge 20% in Q3

    Sales of smartphones running the Window Mobile operating system declined 20% in the third quarter at the same time that total smartphone sales surged 13%, according to an analysis of newly released sales data from Gartner.

    Written by Matt Hamblen13 Nov. 09 08:07
  • Android smartphone pioneer hits turbulence in Q3

    High Tech Computer (HTC), which developed the first smartphone based on Google's Android mobile operating system, saw revenue decline in the third quarter due to increased competition and weak sales in Europe.

    Written by Dan Nystedt09 Nov. 09 20:21
  • Google strives to balance commercial, community with Android

    Onlookers say that Google is in charge of Android development, despite pitching the software as a community project. But experts say that could be the only way Google can ensure that the software is actually released.

    Written by Nancy Gohring and Juan Carlos Perez09 Nov. 09 09:08
  • Upgrade path to Android 2.0 uncertain

    With this week's release of Verizon Wireless' Droid phone comes the first real test of the potential for fragmentation with Android.

    Written by Nancy Gohring06 Nov. 09 08:04
  • Sony Ericsson's first Android phone released

    Sony Ericsson's first Android-based smartphone, the Xperia X10, comes with a unique user interface that's designed to improve handling and organization of communications and multimedia content. But one analyst said the interface still needs work, particularly when it comes to speed and responsiveness, before the phone hits the market.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 Nov. 09 08:04
  • Motorola posts surprise profit

    Even before the phones it is hinging its future livelihood on hit the market, Motorola posted a surprise profit and upped expectations for the current quarter.

    Written by Nancy Gohring30 Oct. 09 05:31
  • Sprint plans open app store

    Sprint Nextel next year will introduce a new, more open application store on its feature phones, turning to a third party to manage it with the goal of getting new offerings out to consumers in an average of one week.

    Written by Stephen Lawson29 Oct. 09 08:37
  • Google delivers SDK for Android 2.0

    Google on Tuesday released an SDK for Android 2.0, revealing some new features that will come with the upgraded mobile operating system.

    Written by Nancy Gohring28 Oct. 09 09:04
  • Android moving into Mio MiBuddy navigation device

    Mio Technology will launch a new version of its MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen Internet and navigation device next year running Google's Android mobile software, a company representative said Tuesday.

    Written by Dan Nystedt28 Oct. 09 08:09
  • Qualcomm opens subsidiary focused on open source

    Qualcomm has built a new subsidiary to better integrate its products with mobile open-source software, in hopes of capitalizing on the trend toward open platforms in the mobile industry.

    Written by Nancy Gohring28 Oct. 09 08:00