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Is the S8000 Samsung’s first Android phone?

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There is growing news about the possibility of Samsung’s S8000 “Cubic” potentially sporting Android as the operating system of choice. We already know that the Korean outfit will produce three Android devices this year, but blurry pictures aside, we haven’t really received much information apart from that. Well things may have changed, as we now have some potential gossip on Samsung’s first Android based device. The mobile version of the Czech Republic website iDNES has reported some juicy bits of information about the Android hopeful, including the 5MP camera with dual LED flash that we (kinda) already knew about. Apparently,…

Fiesta, a new Android phone from HTC?

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Apparently HTC are having a party and Android is invited. According to the Bluetooth SIG group, the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to release a new phone under the code name Fiesta and it will sport Android as its operating system of choice. Given that we have already seen a huge list of HTCs 2009 phones, it is possible that this device may be due for a 2010 release. There is no way of knowing for sure. All we do know, really, is that it will provide Bluetooth connectivity and will be available in Asia, Europe and North America. Obviously, given…

Video: Lenovo OPhone

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So we’ve been following Lenovo and their OPhone with a mixture of curiosity and a healthy dose of scepticism. We showed pictures of the device side-by-side with Apple’s iPhone back in December, something anyone would have done given the close similarities in name. But we all know the similarities do not stop there. The OPhone’s build also looks particularly similar to the iPhone, and we were disappointed when we saw pictures of the OPhone running a custom version of Android that basically cloned the iPhone’s home menu and many other input screens. Recently, there has been more information floating around…

Openmoko Neo FreeRunner *sequel* gets canceled

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CORRECTION: It is only the follow-up device that has been killed off.  The Neo FreeRunner will continue to be sold. It appears that the open source smartphone known as the Neo FreeRunner made by Openmoko has breathed its last breath (in German).  Openmoko’s CEO, Sean Moss-Pultz, announced that he has killed the product and that his company was reducing staff by 50% while he was speaking at an event in Bern, Switzerland. Moss-Pultz said that the FreeRunner had only sold 10,000 units and that the company would now focus on a non-cell phone related product in an effort to stay…

T-Mobile USA to release Android home phone AND tablet

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The New York Times is reporting that T-mobile USA has plans to release an Android-based home phone, in addition to a tablet that will operate much like a laptop to “handle basic computing jobs”.  The home phone is described to have a dock system which will handle data synchronization and services.  Hopefully these two devices will make efficient use of the versatility of the Android platform. This news coincides with T-Mobile’s efforts to create synchronization through a variety of home devices, such as the Cameo picture frame that it released last year.

Amico reveal Android phone at CTIA Wireless 2009

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EngadgetMobile are hot on the heels of another device that looks to be running Android that could one day make its way into the palm of your hand. As another site has noted, there is little information available about the manufacturing company, Amico. However, we did a little more digging and we managed to find a few Google hits and their website. In fact, we also found out that they exhibited at booth 2333 CTIA Wireless back in 2008. The Taiwanese company, operating out of the Taipei World Trade Center, offer “innovative and advanced mobile phone devices in forms of…

Samsung Android smartphones coming to Europe in June, U.S. later this year

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Forbes online is reporting some interesting information from the CTIA Wireless trade show. Apparently, a Samsung executive has spilled the beans on the company’s plans with Android. So what’s the deal? Things come as a mixed bag for U.S. Android fanatics. The world’s largest conglomerate stated that there will be several devices running Android making their way from the factory floors to shop shelves this year, the first of which will happen around June. However, this initial launch will be outside of the U.S. Instead, according to Dr. Won-Pyo Hong (executive vice president of global product strategy ) Americans will…

HP considering Google Android OS

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According to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, Hewlett Packard is considering the use of the Android OS for some of its netbooks.  Reuters quotes an HP official as saying that the company is considering Android’s capabilities, while the WSJ says that sources have told it that HP is already testing the smartphone OS on netbooks.

HTC Magic / T-Mobile G2 gains FCC approval

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Another great day for T-Mobile and HTC; the FCC has recently passed the HTC Magic, making the device’s arrival in the United States now just a formality. This will be the second Android device for T-Mobile USA, leaving Sprint still pining for some Android love. In case you have just made it back from the moon, here are some of the important spec details for the HTC Magic. The soft styled, curved handset offers a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480 pixels) TFT capacitive touchscreen display along with video recording provided by what appears to be an upgraded 5 megapixel camera. BlackBerry fans…

Acer A1 Android smartphone to hit shelves in September?

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The Philippines based Business Mirror is reporting that it was told by an anonymous Acer executive that Acer plans to release an Android powered smartphone known as the A1 in September of this year. Our James Tromans saw a number of similarly named Acer smartphones (F1, L1, C1, etc) at a recent Acer event, but no details of anything called the A1, nor any firm word on the company’s Android plans, were announced at that time. We really don’t know much about this source, the Business Mirror, so we’ll have to recommend that everybody take this one with a grain…