Google-Motorola

Ever since Google announced it was buying Motorola, industry watchers have speculated if Google was going to make Android a closed source platform exclusively for Motorola’s devices.... That will never happen and here’s why.

The Financial Perspective: Revenues & Gross Margins

Google’s revenues from the mobile segment are currently derived from advertising, whi...

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Linus Torvalds, the creator and supreme commander-in-chief of the Linux kernel, has released Linux 3.3, which, for the first time in several years, includes Android merges from Google. This marks the... beginning-of-the-end of the process to bring the Android kernel back into the main Linux source tree. Since Linux (and Android) are open source projects, the source code is published for anyone and ever...

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Twitter, a micro-blogging super site, has recently released a newly acquired security software for its Android platform. The new software is an open source platform that allows people to freely... use, share and expand their thoughts on the site. The software, TextSecure, was developed by Whisper Systems. The new software works by encrypting each text message before they are sent to their respecti...

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Android is on the warpath and it looks they’re getting a bit unstoppable. Last Monday revealed that Google managed to corner 47.1 percent of the UK smartphone market in August. This is more than... double of 22.9 percent this time last year. This joins the US stats released last month that placed Android at 52 percent in the second quarter of 2011. This definitely shows that Google’s operatin...

Andrew Greig, CEO of Koolu, has just informed us that his company is offering the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner for $100 off of the regular $399 price tag for a limited time.  The FreeRunner is an open platform... smartphone that can be used with a number of different operating systems, including a beta version port of the Android OS.

While the Android OS doesn’t come pre-loaded onto the FreeRunners, the...

The source code for Android 1.0 is now available in a weighty 2.1 gig download from http://source.android.com. Anyone with the brains and manpower is now free to edit, add, modify, use and distribute... Android in anyway they see fit at absolutely no cost.

This is pretty significant as it opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for the platform and mobile computing in general. Android c...

Divide and Conquer

Karl Rosaen over at the Android Developers Blog has posted about a new game he recently wrote and added to the open source apps-for-android project. Called Divide and Conquer,... the game is based on the same premise as the old JezzBall game you might have played when you were younger: you navigate/draw a line to separate a bunch of bouncing balls without letting a ball touch the...

Photostream for Android

The guys over at the Android Developers Blog have posted a new open source sample application for would-be Android developers to examine. Called Photostream, the application... is basically a client for viewing pictures from the Flickr.com photo site.

The sample application source code demonstrates some basic programming methods for adding shortcuts to an Android smartphone...

It appears that Google’s Android will have a new, and quite formidable, open source competitor in the near future. Today Nokia announced that it was purchasing the remainder of Symbian Limited,... the company that makes the Symbian OS, and that it would be turning over the OS and its own S60 user interface to a new non-profit group called the Symbian Foundation. The Symbian Foundation will make...

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CNET has posted a lengthy look at how Google is dealing with the open source aspects of the Android platform, and how some open source... advocates are less than pleased with Google’s actions so far. Google’s approach seems to be to develop everything in-house first, under controlled conditions, and then to release much of t...