In a spate of small but perfectly formed Android news updates, we bring you word of a confirmed Android device from Acer in late 2009. The third largest PC manufacturer has been hinting at this possibility for some while now and even confirmed their intent. Now we finally have a time-frame to match, currently set for later this year. Obviously, other than a rough date, very little else has been said so far, but we’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know when the updates roll in. It has now become apparent that Motorola may have more…

We’ve already posted on the possibility of Dell shipping mobile phones sporting Android as the OS of choice. However, rumours are running rampant on the interwebs at the moment, with various sources reporting that BSQUARE may in fact be porting Flash Lite to Dell netbooks, and a big cover up from WSJ reporting that the original announcement “shouldn’t have been made.” According to Dell spokesman Andrew Bowins, the report was published “in error,” though he didn’t deny the content of the announcement. What a mess! “Dell constantly assesses new technologies as part of managing our product development process and for…

Reuters is running a story today that quotes two analysts as stating that Dell is going to start selling its own smartphones in mainland China. Supposedly Dell is working with Chi Mei Communications for the hardware and is working with Red Office for the operating system software. Reuters said that Red Office confirmed that it was working on OS software for Dell. The analysts told Reuters that the smartphones would roll out in China first, followed by the U.S. and Europe. Analyst firm Goldman Sachs wrote in a report: “Our industry checks indicate that Dell, barring any further delays, is…

An Android enthusiast with an old (and discontinued) Dell Axim x51v has recently found the nerve to create a working port of Android for the device. Furthermore, we can now follow his exploits on his purpose built blog. Running the Cupcake branch of Android, the custom Axim x51v has a 624 Mhz CPU which should allow it to run the OS without breaking a sweat. More information and video after the jump.

As PC sales fall due to the current economic climate, companies such as Dell are pushing for new revenue streams to offset their falling profits. According to the Wall Street Journal, Dell have had engineers working on a mobile phone for the last year; we may even see a breach into the phone market as soon as this month. Although this is all hearsay at the moment, it is an interesting concept. If true, the word on the street is that we can expect to see Android running on one of these puppies. Dell are well known for their relatively…