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Australian online electronics retailer Kogan is now taking pre-orders for the “Agora” Andorid phone due to be released on January 29. It’s a bit later than promised, but nobody is complaining due to the very compelling price. The Agora will be coming in two flavors, a $299AU ($200US) basic model…

Rupesh Gujare over at Beagleboard.org has managed to port the Android OS to the Beagleboard development computer. A Beagleboard is an impressive 3 by 3 inch mainboard with a fanless 600mhz ARM CPU, 128MB RAM, graphics chip, video out, headphone jacks, SD/MMS card slot and USB: essentially everything you need…

The free open source media player Banshee has hit version 1.4 and now syncs your music and playlists to the G1. It’s all automatic and works much like iTunes does with the iPhone. It even imports all the songs you’ve purchased from Amazon. Banshee as a media app is very…

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has publicly mocked Android at the Telstra Investor’s Day Conference in Sydney, displaying absolutely no understanding of Android or it’s open source model. Here are some of Mr Ballmer’s choice quotes when questioned about Android; “They (Google) can hire smart guys, hire smart people, blah-di-blah-di-blah.” “I…

Looks like Android is heading down under. Young Aussie entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan from Kogan Technologies has announced plans to launch an Android Phone in Australia for AU$199 (about US$140) by Christmas. Apparently he’s getting the device made-to-order in China using stock parts. The device is planned to incorporate a touch…

G1 taken to pieces and examined

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by on November 2, 2008 8:45 am
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The guys over at Japanese site Tech-On have discovered what makes a G1 tick, shake, and connect by taking one to pieces. Inside they found a pair of vibration motors, a sneaky antenna, and the same trackball that is used in RIM’s BlackBerries. The engineers were impressed by the construction…

G1 now available in the UK!

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by on October 31, 2008 8:11 am
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The T-mobile G1 officially arrived in the UK yesterday. Customers could be seen lined up in front of T-Mobile shops across the UK, eagerly awaiting their very own black (or white) G1s. The UK version of the device comes free with a £40 per month contract and is available in…

The clever chaps over at OpenMoko are hard at work on an Android port to their existing Freerunner and Neo1973 phones. Although OpenMoko hasn’t set an official timeline for the port, Canadian company Koolu is already pledging to offer Freerunners (rebranded as WE Phones) running a beta of Android around…

EA mobile has directly released 2 games for Android: Tetris and Monopoly Here & Now. Don’t bother looking for them on the Android Market as EA wants you to pay for them and the Android Market is still only for free apps. Both of the games are available for $7.99…