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Motorola wants you! (to design silly graphics)

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 13, 2009
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This is all a tad (and when I say tad, I mean really) silly.  In anticipation of future Motorola Android devices, a Motorola admin has challenged folks to create creative images using the Android character, and upload them onto the Motorola Facebook page.

Feel free to send in your submissions here.

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Multitouch to come to Android in Eclair?

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 13, 2009

Multi-touch demo

Cnet is reporting that it believes that multi-touch support will come with the Eclair (2.0) update for Android, and not in Donut (1/6).  As for devices, Cnet also mentions that they believe the upcoming Motorola Sholes for Verizon will be the first phone to come with the Eclair update, and that it will make its debut on October 6 at the MotoDev event in San Diego.

For those of you who have hacked multi-touch support onto your G1’s, how significant would this inclusion be?  Is multi-touch as essential as it’s been made out to be?  It is already available in HTC’s Hero, which is on sale in Europe right now.

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Thinkfree Mobile released for Android

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 12, 2009

Just as we announced a Documents to Go version 2.0, which supported a greater variety of Office formats, Thinkfree released an Android version of its mobile software.  Thinkfree Mobile supports the viewing, editing, and creating of all Excel, Word, and PowerPoint documents of any version.  Another neat feature of the application is that for users of the Thinkfree Office software, Thinkfree Mobile will allow users to access online files  (saved through the desktop software) directly from their mobile device.

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HTC Magic sells 1 million units

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 12, 2009

Digitimes is reporting that Peter Chou, the CEO of HTC, has announced that HTC has sold over 1 million HTC Magic devices.  Although this milestone may seem less noteworthy, seeing as the Magic was released on many carriers around the world, the figure demonstrates that the Android fan base is shaping up quite nicely.

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Documents to Go version 2.0 released

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 11, 2009

The 2.0 version of DataViz’s Documents to Go for Android has now been released.

The update allows users to edit PowerPoint, Word, and Excel in their native Office 2007 formats (DOCX, PPTX, and XLSX).  We know that a lot of users rely on Documents to Go to manage documents on the go (would you look at that), so [...]

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Dell to release a China-only mini3i Android phone after all

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 11, 2009

Mobile Crunch has discovered a Chinese site that appears to have an official announcement of the release of Dell’s mini3i Android-powered smartphone.

The article (in Chinese) indicates that the Dell phone will be released through China Mobile under the OPhone category.  This is not to be mistaken with the Lenovo OPhone that we had previously reported on.  Apparently China Mobile intends on using the term “OPhone” as an umbrella word for all Android devices that it will release.  All China Mobile “OPhones” will be required to support the Chinese homegrown 3G TD-SCDMA standard, which has shown relatively slow adoption.

[Editor’s note.  [...]

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Motorola Sholes specs emerge

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 11, 2009

Motorola Sholes

While we just showed the specs for the Motorola Morrison, today the specs for the Motorola Sholes have emerged through Softpedia.  Like the Morrison, the Sholes is expected to come to Verizon’s CDMA based network.

The processor on the device is a 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8+ that will run on the unreleased Eclair (2.0) version of Android.  The ARM Neon technology that runs on the processor has been optimized for greater 3D graphics and game physics.   In an indication that the device will favor detailed gaming, the Sholes will also come with a PowerVR SGX 530 GPU.

As for the rest of the specs, the device will feature a [...]

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New Android MIDs: Eston Mid-02 and SFR-M!

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 11, 2009

An image of the Eston MID-02

Despite Google’s recent announcement of its Chrome OS, MID manufactures seem to be unfazed, as they continue to develop MIDs running the Android OS.

The Eston MID-02 slider will have a 4.3 inch resistive touchscreen with the ability to boot into both Windows CE 6.0 and Android.

The M! PC Pocket device will run Android and will be offered on  the French carrier SFR. It will be a rebadged version of the Compal P8860. It will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an Intel Atom Z500 processor at 800MHz, 512MB of RAM, and it will have a 4GB solid state drive (SSD). The 4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen will control [...]

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Lenovo OPhone due next month

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 9, 2009

The Lenovo OPhone has been announced to be released sometime next month through China Mobile.  The device runs a customized skin over top of Android that appears to take some of its look and feel from the iPhone.

The device will sport the Chinese TD-SCDMA 3G standard that has grown slowly as a result of slow adoption.

[via PCWorld]

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HTC Fiesta/T5252 coming to AT&T?

by: Nicholas AhnAugust 9, 2009

Cellpassion has just discovered some XML code on an internal HTC page that indicates that an HTC phone called the Fiesta is coming to AT&T.  The T5252/Fiesta is thought to run the Android OS, even though the XML file doesn’t indicate that.  The HTC Fiesta is listed to have a “numeric keypad” and a QVGA display, which puts the phone at around a mid-range phone.

While the phone specs aren’t the most impressive, more Android phones are better than none right?

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