The Chinese site Digi.163.com has released photos of Skytone’s Alpha 680 netbook sporting Android. The whole thing doesn’t look that bad and it even seems as though the manufacturers heeded my advice... and added a touch-screen element to the 7inch display, *cough*. Unfortunately the specifications are really nothing to write home about, but what would you expect for $250? Aside from Android and that 7 in...

Here is an update on a few tidbits floating around the internet today. Over at our sister site MobileBurn.com there is a summary article about Android growth. According to the latest research from Strategy... Analytics, global Android smartphone shipments will grow 900 percent in 2009. Indeed, it appears as though Android will be the fastest growing smartphone OS this year, trouncing Apple by 820%. The iPhone wil...

If you hadn’t noticed in our prior post that featured all of the new features in Android 1.5,  the guys at the official Google Mobile Blog are writing about the additional functionality offered... by Android 1.5, such as allowing you to record and easily upload videos from your mobile device to YouTube. In addition to this, there are also updates supporting Picasa Web Albums, which allow you to u...

T-Mobile USA has issued a press release stating that T-Mobile G1 owners will start receiving over the air firmware updates for Android 1.5, the “Cupcake” release, starting at the end of... next week.

Of course it was widely reported that some users had already received the update, though it was obvious that the roll out was very slow.

It also appears that the T-Mobile UK...

Hot on the heels of the leaked information regarding the Samsung “Houdini”, TMOToday bring forth further speculation about the possibility of an HTC developed netbook sporting Android, due for release... on T-Mobile by the end of the year. The general sound of things suggests that the netbook will offer on-board 3G connectivity to make use of T-Mobile’s high-speed mobile internet network. Nothing conc...

I personally believe that this one sounds worse than it is.  An Illinois man is suing Google and members of the Open Handset Alliance for trademark infringement over the use of the name Android.

Erich... Specht had registered the name Android Data back in 2000 for his then existing software business.  At the time, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) noted that no trademark on the generic word “dat...

According to a story posted by TechRadar, Vodafone’s Rachel Williams noted that the network might put out future Android based devices that lack the common Google services that we’ve all... come to expect from Android.

Speaking to TechRadar, Rachel Williams from Vodafone highlighted the fact that while the HTC Magic contains all the Google features we’ve come to expect tight...

Android Dev 1 smartphone

Google has released the first official version of the Android 1.5 SDK.  It is available for download here.

HTC has also released a firmware... update of the new OS for the Android Dev Phone 1, an HTC Dream based device that Google sells unlocked for $400 so that developers can get full access to a working Android device for development

...

Another one attributed to the DigiTimes’ rumour mill. Once again, citing one of its favourite sources, the Chinese language “Economic Daily News”, DigiTimes state that MSI will be revealing their... first Android netbook offering at the Computex 2009. Computex Taipei has become the largest computer exhibition in Asia and the second largest in the world, next to CeBIT in Germany.It would certainly be...

Deutsche Telekom, known to most of us as T-Mobile, has recently announced their numbers and figures for the first quarter of 2009. Apart from experiencing increases in revenue overall, they happened... to mention that they have also shifted over 1 million G1 units in the United States in just 6 months. A pretty good result on any account, even if AT&T managed to ship 1.6 million iPhones in less...