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'Cupcake' Update Sweetens Android-Based G1 with Google

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REVIEW: The update code-named Cupcake provides an appealing but modest mix of fixes and feature enhancements for the already feature-packed Android-based G1 with Google smartphone. However, the mobile software upgrade leaves some glaring shortcomings unaddressed.

Acer Android Netbook Also Includes Windows, Report Says

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Acer's flying leap into Google's mobile operating system apparently comes with a reinforced safety net. The new Acer Android-based netbooks will run a Windows OS as well, Digitimes is reporting. If carrier and consumer demand for Android notebooks increases, reducing the risk, Acer says it...

Acer to Put Google Android on Netbooks

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Some Acer mininotebooks or netbooks will be running Google Android by the third quarter of 2009, according to reports. While Windows-equipped netbooks currently dominate the market, the high growth rate for ultracheap laptops gives Google an opportunity to seize additional market share if enough...

Google Serves Up -Donut' Preview of Android Mobile OS

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At its recent Google I/O developer conference, Google dished out a preview demo of "Donut," the 2.0 version of the Android mobile operating system with new features such as speech-to-text, integrated local and web search, and Google Translate, among other new features. In addition, Google...

Google Android Will Be on 18-20 Phones by End of 2009

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Google predicts that some 18 to 20 phones, from eight to nine manufacturers, will come with Android OS installed on them by the end of the year. Although Android is open-source, manufacturers will be able to sign distribution deals with Google in order to pre-install their phones with more...

HTC Google Android Smartphone Headed for China

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HTC is preparing a Google Android smartphone for the Chinese market, according to reports. The Android operating system news comes at a time when other smartphone makers, such as Panasonic and Sharp, are also considering expanding into new mobile and wireless markets. The first HTC Android-equipped...

BlackBerry LBS Apps 4 Times Pricier than iPhone, Android Apps

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A report comparing the RIM BlackBerry, Apple iPhone and Google Android application stores finds RIM offering the highest prices and least variety for BlackBerry location-based services. Apple offers the widest variety of LBS apps for the iPhone at substantially lower prices and Google Android...

Google Android Will Grow 900 Percent in 2009, Analysts Say

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Google's Android mobile OS is expected see a growth rate of 900 percent in 2009, Strategy Analytics is predicting in a new report. The Apple iPhone OS will follow behind it, as the second fastest-growing smartphone OS, and the RIM BlackBerry is also in good shape, as the second-largest overall...

HTC Smartphones with Google Android Heading North to Canada

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The Google Android operating system will make an appearance on smartphones launched in Canada in summer 2009, according to Rogers Wireless, one of the largest wireless carriers in Canada. Rogers plans to release the HTC Dream smartphone and the HTC Magic smartphone, both of which use the Linux-based...

Dell Putting Final Touches on a Google Android Netbook?

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Dell seems to have a Google Android netbook in the works - at least according to software solutions provider Bsquare. Bsquare matter-of-factly announced in a press release that it would be porting Adobe Flash to a Dell netbook running Android as the operating system.

Google Hit with Android Trademark Lawsuit

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Search engine giant Google, the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) and 46 other major organizations are accused in a lawsuit of purposefully infringing on Android, which was trademarked in 2002 by Erich Specht, head of software developer Android Data. He is seeking nearly $100 million in damages.

Motorola Android Phone Still Months Away

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Still bleeding a sea of red ink and with no apparent buyers for its handset unit, Motorola is focusing on a differentiated Android phone for the holiday season. That, unfortunately, leaves room for more quarters of spiraling losses.

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