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Another month, another set of statistics revealed by Google for us to ogle and scrutinize. So, which Android platform is ruling the universe, and which is heading straight to the black hole?... Here’s a spoiler, there’s really no significant shake-up from last month. Let’s work our way down from the top and analyze the Android platform distribution chart among Android devices owners t...

ZTE Link via Android France

ZTE, with support from Bouygues Telecom, have just announced the ZTE Link running Android 1.6 (donut). ZTE are a Chinese manufacturer who... have seen a 150% increase in sales last year in France alone. The device looks promising for an entry level handset, which is elegantly summarised even in this translated quote from the source,

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Due for release Q1 in the UK and Q2 stateside, the Motorola HS1001 is slated to be one of the first, if not the first, Android powered home telephones available to the market.  While good looks seem... to have passed this device right on by, it is interesting to see Android expanding so quickly into people’s homes.  First with Android powered appliances, and then with set top boxes, Motorola s...

General Mobile DSTL1 running Android 1.6

General Mobile has released an Android 1.6 (Donut) update for its DSTL1 Android smartphone.  The release adds proper support... for the phone’s WVGA resolution resistive touchscreen display, and even features a number of homescreen and notification area UI tweaks.

You can get more information about the update at...

According to one of TmoNews’ sources, we should already be seeing select users of the T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G getting OS update notifications for the Donut based Android 1.6 build.

If... you have gotten the update, let us know in the comments below!

Update: It’s official.  I just got word from T-Mobile’s PR firm.

“The rollout of Android 1.6 (Donut) to T...

HTC is now making a firmware image of the 1.6 version of Android available for owners of the Android Dev 1 developer phone.  Since this is the same basic hardware as the T-Mobile G1, it seems suggest... that it is possible to run 1.6 on the G1 without a problem, in spite of what we’ve heard earlier.  Whether or not the T-Mobile flavor of 1.6, with all of its extra apps, will fit and be available...

Earlier this evening Google released the SDK for Android 1.6, what most people like to call the Donut release.  Core low level features that Donut brings to the platform include support for CDMA devices... and differing screen resolutions – including QVGA (as on the HTC Tattoo) and high-res WVGA displays.

From a user perspective, the new gesture support, text to speech engine, and slick new Quic...

Android is sad

According to Jean-Baptiste Queru, a Google software engineer on the Android program, the T-Mobile G1 may not have enough flash RAM to support future versions... of Android.  Queru commented on the subject via Twitter:

“As much as I’m hoping that it’ll be possible to somehow continue updating the G1, I can’t promise anything. We kne...

According to Google’s Andy Rubin, the godfather of the Android smartphone OS, Android is going to start picking up features needed to tackle business uses – starting this year.  To quote... a Reuters story on the subject:

“Today, we don’t support many enterprise applications but in the future, I think enterprise will be a good focus for us,” Rubin, vice president...