Galapagos from CrunchGear

Sharp’s Galapagos Android tablets look quite swish if you ask us. There are two types, the 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch versions. Both are set... to land in Japan on December 10th and pre-orders will be accepted a week beforehand, on December 3rd. There are two pieces of bad news to accompany this information.

First, we still have no clue...

GfK Marketing Services Japan Ltd.

GfK Marketing Services Japan Ltd. have released figures that fall squarely inline with Gartner, reporting that Android OS is already... the most popular in the US and has recently overtaken Symbian as the most popular smartphone software in eastern Asia. These figures are based on Q3 reports from this year.

“Smartphones...

Sony Ericsson’s flagship Android offering, the Xperia X10, will launch with NTT DoCoMo in Japan. The NTT DoCoMo branded version of the X10 will feature

4.0 inch, 854 x 480, touchscreen display 8.1-megapixel... camera (photo and video recording) 1 GB ROM, 384 MB RAM microSD expansion (2GB included, supports up to 16GB) microUSB connector 3.5 mm audio jack Android 1.6 with Google services including Gmail, Google Talk, Google Ma...

NEC mobile PC running Android?

CrunchGear has posted a story on a new NEC tablet shaped touchscreen device that the company is supposedly preparing for business users... in Japan.  The device features a touchscreen display that is thought to be 7 to 8 inches in size.

CrunchGear has few specs at the moment, but they appear to miss an important point that can b...

Android in Japan

We have just stumbled across a note sent by Google’s Eric Chu on Wednesday evening to the numerous Android app developers. It was made clear in no uncertain... terms that the first Android powered phone will launch in Japan on July 10th. Furthermore, Google have added the ability to target applications to both Bulgaria and Romania, despite the fact that they do not...

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo and Korean carrier KTF have decided to jointly create an Android smartphone. While it is true, many well known phone manufacturers have announced forthcoming Android devices,... and this device will not come until 2009, the significance of this announcement is two-fold.”

1.  DoCoMo and KTF have stated that because the device will be running Android, which is distribu...