This won’t really matter to many people, but small U.S. carrier Cellular South announced today that it is going to offer an Android based smartphone to its customers this year.  Details are non-existant... at this point, so it’s anybody’s guess as to who will be making the device and whether or not it will just be a rebadged version of an existing model (like the HTC Dream).

Cellular South opera...

Google Voice for Android

CNET is reporting that it has been told by Google Voice’s senior product manager, Vincent Paquet, that an application for Google... Voice is headed to Android and BlackBerry based smartphones.

Google Voice is the rebranded version of GrandCentral, which Paquet was co-founder, that allows users to route calls to a single Goo...

Adobe and HTC today announced that the new HTC Hero is the first Android powered smartphone to feature Adobe Flash support.  From the press release:

“As the first Android device with Flash,... the new HTC Hero represents a key milestone for Android and the Flash Platform. With close to 80 percent of all videos online delivered with Adobe Flash technology, consumers want to access rich Web conten...

IBM's augmented reality browser

Augmented reality browsers seem to be the in-thing at the moment, and we can see why. If done well, they have the potential to be down... right awesome. The issue with these applications, however, is that they rely heavily on plotted content. This week, news of two augmented reality browsers has hit the headlines. The first we heard about...

Google have just announced an upgrade to Google Maps for Android. Not only have they fixed the bugs with latitude, but they have also added a bunch of new features. These include things like searching... Google Maps with just your voice. Furthermore, you need not specify the exact address; a simple item such as “windsurfing” will do the trick.

According to Google, the voice recognition softwa...

Appcelerator, a company based in Mountain View, CA has just released a beta for both Android and iPhone developers.   The main selling point of Accelerator Titanium is that it allows developers that... “lack Objective-C or Java knowledge” to build native apps through their pre-existing knowledge of common web development languages such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.  Applications written...

Google has released a new version of Gmail for Android (and iPhone).  The new app features faster auto-completion for addresses on all phones, and supports keyboard shortcuts on Android devices with... a physical keyboard.

So G1 users, you have keyboard shortcuts.  The rest of you?  You just get faster email address auto-completion only.

Google did mention that it did a major overhaul...

As the title would suggest, there are a couple of interesting applications that will make their way to Android in the coming months. First to receive a mention is eReader, a Barnes & Noble Company.... eReader is effectively the world’s largest eBook store, even if they say so themselves. It offers a huge range of eBooks for your iPhone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm Treo and Centro o...

Here’s a note for all of the budding developers out there. The Google development team is bringing scripting to Android in the form of the Android Scripting Environment (ASE). So what does this mean?... Well, the primary benefit of the ASE is that it allows developers and coders to work directly on their Android device, thus removing the requirement to develop with the Android development environment on...

A short round up on some of the hot applications that are available this week. The first is something I should really think about getting hold of. Paragon Software Group have recently made available... a set of dictionaries for use with your Android device. These include French bilingual dictionaries from HARRAP to the world famous Oxford dictionaries from Oxford University Press. For example, ‘Ox...