According to a recent poll of the Wall Street Journal, Google’s Android is the best OS. The other main contenders were Apple, Microsoft, Palm and Blackberry. When I say main contenders, I really mean massive losers. And when I say massive losers I mean together they couldn’t even muster 2% of the popular vote. That’s Right. Google received 98.8%, up from 97.4% in the last 24 hours, of the readership’s votes. I almost don’t believe it.
Take a look at the graph and check out the source. There have been over 1.8 million voters. I even deleted my cookies and tried to vote again. No [...]
According to the WSJ, engineers at Dell are working on a pocket device for ‘tapping into the internet’. The more interesting part is that this device is alleged to run Google’s Android and measure up a little larger than an iPod touch. What’s more, the device may become available as early as later this year, as opposed to a 2010 launch that would probably be expected. With that said, rumour has it that the device could die an earth death in Dell’s labs before making it out onto shop floors.
If Dell do go ahead with this device, it is possible that we will see an ARM Holdings chip inside, but little else is known about the hardware [...]
According to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, Hewlett Packard is considering the use of the Android OS for some of its netbooks. Reuters quotes an HP official as saying that the company is considering Android’s capabilities, while the WSJ says that sources have told it that HP is already testing the smartphone OS on netbooks.
According to a story run on the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Google is set to open up paid applications on the Android Market this week. The statement is made in a rather matter of fact way that cites no sources, anonymous or otherwise.
Google, too, hosts an application store, dubbed the Android Market, for phones running its Android mobile operating system, the first of which is the G1 from Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile USA. This week Google will start allowing developers to charge for software sold through the Android Market, according to people familiar with the matter.
The emphasis is mine, and not part of the original quote.
Google’s Eric Chu [...]
The Wall Street Journal started off another Android related story by stating that T-Mobile’s first Android OS powered device is “expected” to go on sale for US$199 and will “showcase” the Google brand. They are, of course, quoting those ever popular “people familiar with the matter.”
The story goes on to say that the $199 price will require a service contract with T-Mobile, meaning that the price is subsidized, and that T-Mobile will offer new “aggressively priced” data plans for use with the device.
Considering that T-Mobile already has a $20 unlimited data plan that even includes access to its WiFi hotspot [...]
The Wall Street Journal posted its own story about the supposed September 23rd launch date for the first Google Android OS based smartphone, courtesy of HTC and T-Mobile. While the story doesn’t mention the T-Mobile G1 by name, instead using the HTC Dream moniker, the WSJ is saying that the phone will be announced next week and will be available for purchase late next month (October).
As is typical, the story quotes “people familiar with the matter.”
We’ve heard before that HTC has said that it expects to sell 600,000 to 700,000 copies of the Dream/G1 before the end of the year, but the WSJ chimes in that analysts are expecting a much lower [...]
According to a story posted today by The Wall Street Journal, Google is experiencing some delays that will cause some of the upcoming Android based phones to be pushed back a bit for release. From the start Google has said to expect new devices in “the second half” of 2008, so the WSJ’s source’s claim that devices won’t show up until Q4 of this year is hardly earth shattering.
The interesting bits of the story are those that claim that Sprint’s Android based device is going to be pushed back until 2009 because the T-Mobile USA Android phone is using up too many of Google’s resources. T-Mobile has said [...]