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Android not enough for Motorola

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by 4 years ago
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Despite literally being pulled from the fires of failure by Android, Motorola have opted to speak out about their desires to push their own new OS as CEO Sanjay Jha clearly puts it; “If I had more money for R&D, I’d be developing an operating platform.” Indeed, Jha states that Motorola require diversity in their portfolio, something I think anyone could agree with. When discussing the possibility about a Windows Phone 7 Jha says, “I’m open to it…I think I need diversity in our portfolio.” Motorola had a great time of it when they were the first to release an…

Android 2.0 on HTC Touch HD

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by 4 years ago
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Ever since I used the Samsung Omnia i8910HD I’ve been investigating the success of Android ports to this device. For me, a version Android supporting 720p video recording afforded by the hardware on this device, along with some of the new features found in Android 2.0, would be perfect. Unfortunately on this occasion I have missed out to the HTC Touch HD. It seems to be the case that Windows based devices are getting the Android treatment before Symbian. The non-English speaking video below shows what appears to be a fully functional HTC Touch HD running Android 2.0. Typically, the…

HTC Sense UI available on older Android devices?

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by 5 years ago

With all the genuine and well deserved excitement surrounding the prelaunch of the HTC Hero/G1 Touch yesterday, one thing really stood out, and that was obviously the custom developed Sense UI interface. With that said, I think it is safe to say that current Android users sporting the standard Google Android OS found on the HTC G1 and HTC Magic (and presumably the upcoming Samsung i7500) may feel somewhat left out. After all, both of the two available Android devices are HTC manufactured, and with the Taiwanese company doing such as great job customising Android for the Hero, why not…

NVIDIA to run Windows CE and not Android on Tegra-based Smartbooks, for now

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by 5 years ago

NVIDIA have snuggled up tightly with Microsoft and expressed that they will be working on optimizing Windows CE for Tegra-based “smartbooks” (something between a smarphone and a netbook), as opposed to Android. According to an article over at ComputerWorld, Mike Rayfield from NVIDIA was quite clear and specific about the differences between Android and Windows Mobile, and has clearly taken ‘sides’ – at least for now. We say this because there is also news that NVIDIA is working with Google to accelerate Android when running on Tegra hardware. The downside being that it will take about a year before anything…

Android cuts into the Internet mobile browsing market share

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by 5 years ago
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A web metrics company going by the name of Net Applications has recently announced that Google’s Android holds 6.15 percent of the Internet mobile browsing market share, putting it in 4th position behind No. 2 Java ME’s 9.06 percent and No. 3 Windows Mobile’s 6.91 percent. Obviously the big gun is still Apple with its iPhone, but is this change foreshadowing what is to come? With many more phones running Android due for release this year, we can surely expect Apple to relinquish more of its market share; after all, it is quite simply outnumbered. However, Apple’s “commanding lead” of…

Video: VMWare runs Windows CE and Android on a phone at the same time

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by 5 years ago
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It seems that if you wanted to, you could spend your whole life flying around the world to conferences reporting on the latest technology…in fact, I’m sure you could. Down in Cannes, VMWare’s VMworld Europe 2009 technology conference is finishing today, but not without some interesting announcements. At their conference, VMWare revealed Windows CE and Google’s Android running side by side on the same device. Although this is not strictly Android exclusive, it’s very cool and has many applications. There is a video after the jump at the bottom.

ASUS confirm development of Android based netbook

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by 5 years ago
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In recent news, Bloomberg have written a speculative article on ASUS and the prospect of the Android OS in their upcoming netbooks. As one of the first companies to pioneer the netbook style laptops (sub-$500), ASUS continue to forge a path which many other manufacturers have already begun to walk. Samson Hu, head of the Eee PC business at ASUS, recently said that ASUS have “allocated engineers to develop an Android-based netbook by as early as the year”. Hu was quick to mention that whether or not this will result in a final product is unclear since the project is…