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  • Windows Mobile worries mount as competition heats up

    When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted publicly in September that the company did "screw up with Windows Mobile," many experts were left wondering how the mobile operating system can be fixed with the arrival of version 7 next year -- and beyond.

    Written by Matt Hamblen26 Oct. 09 21:05
  • Android comes to an e-reader called Alex

    Android is known for smartphones but the mobile platform will also power the new Alex e-reader from a Fremont, Calif., company called Spring Design.

    Written by Matt Hamblen20 Oct. 09 08:05
  • Acer debuts Liquid Android smartphone, new netbook

    Acer, the world's third largest PC vendor, on Wednesday announced two of its most highly anticipated products with Google's Android mobile operating system on board, the Liquid smartphone and an Aspire One netbook.

    Written by Dan Nystedt15 Oct. 09 01:19
  • Motorola describes close relationship with Google

    On the day that Microsoft is launching phones that will run on its latest version of Windows Mobile, Motorola is singing the praises of open-source software, specifically Google's Android.

    Written by Nancy Gohring07 Oct. 09 08:09
  • iPhone, Android boost mobile Web usage

    Newcomers to the mobile-phone market are driving more wireless Web access at the expense of the phone makers that have been around for a while, according to a new report from AdMob.

    Written by Nancy Gohring01 Oct. 09 08:51
  • Android modder attempts to outmaneuver Google

    The creator of a popular souped-up version of Android thinks he's found a way to avoid a further tussle with Google over distribution of the company's mobile applications.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk30 Sept. 09 05:54
  • One year on, Android's not quite there yet

    After it has spent nearly a year on the market, analysts are reluctant to declare Android a success, but they say the platform could turn a corner in the next few months when many more phones are expected to go on sale.

    Written by Nancy Gohring24 Sept. 09 09:39
  • Google releases SDK for latest Android version

    Developers can now start working with the software development kit (SDK) for version 1.6 of Google's mobile operating system Android, the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs16 Sept. 09 20:32
  • Android OS developers to revamp app marketplace

    In a bid to compete more squarely with Apple's App Store the developers of the Android mobile OS are improving the way people browse for applications on Google phones through what is known as Android Market. As part of a software upgrade (Android 1.6, aka Donut) Android handset owners will be able to browse more easily third-party apps by previewing screen shots of apps and sort apps by criteria such as most popular and newest. There is no official date set for the release of Donut.

    Written by Ian Paul05 Sept. 09 00:33
  • Google plans update to Android Market

    Google is promising changes to the Android Market, the same week that a prominent application developer complained about issues with the store.

    Written by Nancy Gohring07 Sept. 09 04:43
  • Developers complain about Android sales

    The Android Market probably produces less than US$5 million a month, despite a recent report that issued that estimate, one successful application developer says.

    Written by Nancy Gohring02 Sept. 09 07:00
  • Android moves into home entertainment

    MIPS Technologies on Monday made available Android software source code to anyone interested in creating Android applications for products that use the MIPS32 chip architecture.

    Written by Dan Nystedt04 Aug. 09 11:11
  • HTC puts new face on latest Google Android phone, Hero

    Smartphone developer High Tech Computer (HTC) introduced a completely revamped user interface (UI) on its latest smartphone running Google Android software, the HTC Hero, highlighting the importance companies see in making users love the software on their handset.

    Written by Dan Nystedt24 June 09 21:34