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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.

Android Addresses Backward Compatibility

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In an April 28 blog post, Google raises the issue of backward compatibility for Android applications, which causes some observers to ask: why? The Android developer site provides some answers.

Google Android 1.5 SDK Rolls Out

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The Google Android 1.5 SDK launches two weeks after developers were given an early look at the open-source mobile operating system. Although initially designed for use in smartphones, Android seems poised to become a major presence as an OS for mininotebooks, aka netbooks. Rumor has it that...

Samsung I7500 Smartphone Offers Google Android

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Samsung answers the call for more Google Android smartphones with the I7500 handset, which will be available in Europe this June. The quad-band phone, which features a 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, will be compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network in the United States.

Android and iPhone Grab Share from Competition

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In a recent report, AdMob said growth in requests from devices running the Android and iPhone operating systems continued to outpace other platforms in March, despite the relatively limited number of devices in the market. The HTC Dream (Google G1) generated 72 million requests, giving it a...

T-Mobile Sells 1 Million Google Android Phones

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Google's Android operating system is finding traction with T-Mobile customers, who have snapped up a million Android-powered smartphones from the carrier since the device's debut in October 2008.

Google Product Search Formatted for Android, iPhone

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Google Product Search now has increased functionality on mobile devices, including ones that run Google's Android operating system, and iPhones. As Google Android begins to penetrate the smartphone and mini-notebook, i.e., "netbook" market, Google has tailored core products to run more efficiently...

Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Android Poised to Have Strong 2009

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Google executives answered questions during the company's April 16 earnings call that highlighted their thoughts on the expansion of Google Android onto mininotebooks, known popularly as "netbooks." While Google's earning report exceeded some analyst expectations, the search engine giant is...

A Dell Google-Android Smartphone in China This Year?

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Dell is planning to release a Google Android-based smartphone in China in 2009, according to reporting from Reuters. U.S. carriers felt Dell's first smartphone efforts weren't distinct enough to compete with those from Palm, HTC, Samsung, Nokia and others. Will Dell's new offering find acceptance...

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