GoogleTVandYouTube

Google has announced plans to bring more original content to YouTube, bringing more original and professional videos to the platform and placing Google TV at a great advantage.

The company... is building a new YouTube application, along with recent updates to the Android Market app and a newer version of Android, integrated into Google TV–unifying online and traditional video content

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Google is planning to overhaul YouTube and gear it up for the emergence of Internet television. The Wall Street Journal reported last April that the company is spending around a hundred million dollars... to commission premium Hollywood content which will then be shown on certain specialized channels in the video sharing site.

The report further states that the search giant is currently in the proc...

Yeah, yeah, I know.  A lot of videos from me lately.  The latest is a 9 minute demo of the new Connected Media Player that Motorola is putting into the new CLIQ XT (QUENCH) smartphone. It fetches... album art and lyrics from the internet, plays Shoutcast internet radio stations, and can search YouTube and other services for related content.  It event lets you post a message to Twitter or Facebo...

The guys over at Pocketnow discovered a YouTube video that offers a preview of HTC Sense 2.1 running on the HTC Hero. Most of the video is fairly mundane but one notable feature is the support for multitouch.... A pinch gesture was used in the video to show off a new homescreen preview which allows you to view all your homescreens as thumbnails and switch to any widgetized homescreen with a single tap. The full video...

You can now rent a handful of movies through YouTube via this link, and while it may not seem like much of a selection now, think of the possibilities of this for Android users.  YouTube could be experimenting... with the service and is offering 5 movies from the 2009 and 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  If this succeeds, and they are able to secure deals with major studios, we could see a viable competitor to Apple’s...

The Nexus One docks are inching closer to reality and to further build excitement, a new ad spotted during a Youtube video has put a price on the accessory.  Weighing in at a whopping $45, the ad directs... consumers to www.google.com/phone to get more details, yet there currently is nothing there relating to the docks.  In comparison, the Motorola Droid car and multimedia docks retail for $29.99 and $39.99...

Adobe and HTC today announced that the new HTC Hero is the first Android powered smartphone to feature Adobe Flash support.  From the press release:

“As the first Android device with Flash,... the new HTC Hero represents a key milestone for Android and the Flash Platform. With close to 80 percent of all videos online delivered with Adobe Flash technology, consumers want to access rich Web conten...

If you hadn’t noticed in our prior post that featured all of the new features in Android 1.5,  the guys at the official Google Mobile Blog are writing about the additional functionality offered... by Android 1.5, such as allowing you to record and easily upload videos from your mobile device to YouTube. In addition to this, there are also updates supporting Picasa Web Albums, which allow you to u...

The guys at NullWire have put together a nice and neat way to get the Cupcake branch of Android running on your personal copy of the Android Emulator.  But before you can do that, you need to download... and install the Android SDK.

[Step 1] Download the SDK from here and install it.  Once you have it installed, which is pretty painless, you can then [Step 2] download the Cupcake image files ZIP...

Google has finally taken the wraps off its first Android phone, the G1 from T-Mobile. The new smartphone runs on Google’s open source software, exclusive to T-Mobile in the States and the UK.

The... HTC manufactured G1 offers connectivity for global use with GSM support as well as 3G UMTS/HSDPA connectivity (GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, UMTS 1700/2100MHz). WiFi is also on board. Full HTML web browsing with ta...