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So, a Giraffe walks into an Apple store…

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Recently, a very viral “easter egg” of sorts was making its rounds. It seems that if you asked Google Now what a Giraffe was, or more specifically “what is a Giraffe?”, you’d get a very interesting response.

Happy Fourth Birthday Android!

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Can you believe it has been four years since the little green Android shuffled out of Google HQ, smiled sweetly and then launched its assault on the smartphone market?

Alibaba maintains Aliyun’s legitimacy, but agrees with app piracy accusations

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There is nothing wrong with making and releasing forks of Android, such as what Amazon does, but it’s not a part of the OHA. Acer is and thus far, it has used the inner workings of Android, namely the Android runtime, framework and tools. Aliyun is then, by logic, an incompatible fork of Android, without express permission of Google and is breaking the rules of OHA membership.

Google speaks up on the Acer/Alibaba affair

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This week, a report hit the web claiming that Google has strong-armed Acer into cancelling the launch of the CloudMobile A800, a smartphone running Aliyun, the Android-based operating system developed by Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba. Google has now clarified the problem.

Acer joins Open Handset Alliance, says devices planned for Q4 2009

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Today Acer issued a press release announcing that it has officially joined the Open Handset Alliance.  The OHA is the organization founded by Google and others that supports the Linux based Android smartphone operating system. Acer also said in the announcement that it expects to launch Android based devices in the fourth quarter of this year.  The full press release is available after the jump.

Android is heading to China Mobile via HTC

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According to Peter Chou, Chief Executive of HTC, China is soon to experience Android; big news for Google’s operating system. Allegedly, China Mobile will offer a customised version of the HTC Magic, called the OPhone. Stepping all over Lenovo, HTC’s OPhone is aptly named due to its association with the Open Handset Alliance. This device will give Android access to nearly 500 million subscribers. It goes without saying that China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator, but when you have a population of 1.3 billion people, you might think that’s not saying so much. But think again, as China…

O2 Germany product manager supposedly claims plans for 6 to 8 Android phones in ’09

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According to Hayo LĂĽcke at BasicThinking.de, O2 Germany plans to offer 6 to 8 Android OS based smartphones to its customers by the end of the year.  LĂĽcke attributes the information to an unnamed O2 XDA product manager  he claims to have spoken with at O2′s Innovation Days 2009 event in Munich.  LĂĽcke says that the product manager was not willing to say when O2 would start offering Android phones. For others of you out there that can also read German, here’s an excerpt: Offiziell wollte es der Marketing-Chef zwar nicht verraten, aber der fĂĽr die o2 XDAs zuständige Product-Manager…

Garmin and ASUS announce alliance for GPS phones

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Well well, it seems that two OHA members have announced that they will be working together on new phones.  Garmin and ASUS will be co-developing and marketing the nuvifone series that Garmin announced this time last year at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Garmin says that ASUS was its ODM partner from the start, so it makes some sense for the two of them to work together.  As a result, the original nuvifone has been renamed the Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60, and the two companies have said that they will announce a new model in Barcelona later this month…