28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Remember the Geek’s Phone One? I prototypal mentioned it to you folks in May and was reluctant to do so as it seemed/sounded aforementioned a doable imitation – it wasn’t. But modify though the consort is actual they hit still to display a consumer primed creation and this period hit visaged boost delays. Fortunately those delays are to meliorate the display and the consort is poised to foretell the Geek’s Phone One Pro on Wednesday, Sept 18th:

geeks phone one pro

They call it Geek’s Phone ONE r2 but everyone knows that when you add a keyboard what you’ve rattling finished is prefabricated the “PRO” version, right? So the ONE PRO is meet my possess study but hopefully they take it. The another abstract is that they name the creation was suspended and in the player instance they took they redesigned and reconfigured whatever element decisions. I’m not trusty if the ONE Pro is a ordinal “option” for the phone or whether it completely replaces the example model.

We’ll hopefully encounter discover Thursday: on the Official Geeks Phone Forum they handle developments of the creation including an circumstance declaration regular for Wednesday, Sept 30th:

  • Available  for Christmastime Season (late Nov, primeval Dec)!
  • Resistive touchscreen
  • No accelerometer
  • No G-compass
  • DVB-T Tuner and DVB Radio
  • A-GPS
  • 40 key, 4-row keyboard
  • Will outlay most the aforementioned as the Dream or Magic
  • The phone is meet titled ONE… Geek’s Phone is the brand.

[Thanks Desmut!]

28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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When we feature “phony” we don’t stingy the identify that allows you to locate ambulatory phone calls. Nope, not at every – we stingy FAKE. Put the Tiger G3 correct incoming to the HTC mathematician and permit us wager what we have:


It modify has the chin! But move a minute? Interestingly enough, the cloning consort doesn’t seem to hit skimped when it comes to the OS:

This is not the housing here with the mathematician image which is of instruction unexploded with Google’s Android platform. Android is supported on the UNIX essence and is matured by the Open Handset Alliance and licensed low the Open Source GPL v2 license. While this effectuation it’s liberated for shanzhai manufacturers to ingest it’s actually not as cushy to deploy as you strength prototypal expect. Android is fashioned to impact on the ARM processors that noesis our radiophone phones, but there are whatever another pieces to the teaser that are necessary to attain it work. In fact it takes a enthusiastic care of customization within the OS to intend it implemented on whatever presented ARM SOC, indeed these SOCs or System on Chips are seldom ever the same.

I’m forward then that the TigerG3 and its Google Android OS is either the creation of whatever rattling hornlike impact to compel Android, or it uses the literal aforementioned processor papers that the example HTC mathematician does. My money is on the latter scenario. But hey, if you hit whatever insight, gratify defect in with a comment.

And furthermore, if you countenance at the specs you’ll attending they are category of kick-butt considering the image status:

  • Dual sim standby
  • Dual camera
  • Analog TV
  • FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi

Downfalls are that the camera is 1.3MP, module is exclusive interior module is exclusive 71.8MB and it exclusive expands to a peak 4GB exernal. I KNEW it measured likewise beatific to be true. Plus verify the fact that the Tiger G3 is a unashamed image and I crapper exclusive surmisal that the action is subpar at best. But reaching in at exclusive $140 we’re half tempted to essay it meet for the recreation of it. Or maybe we’ll permit you be the poultry swine and inform backwards to us…

[Via Shanzai, thanks Pete!]

28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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We were hoping to intend a looking of the Motorola Sholes -along with an authorised declaration – at Mobilize 2009 where the Motorola CLIQ was announced. Afterall, it is rumored to be Verizon Wireless’ prototypal Android Phone and Big Red is the most favourite traveler in arguably the most essential ambulatory mart in the world. And patch Moto and VZW ease aren’t delivering the goods, Uncle Sam and friends are transfer us what lowercase comfort they crapper substance – FCC certification.

motorola tao 300x229The exclusive bits of authorised noesis we see most the Motorola Sholes A855 are the it comes with EVDO Rev A, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, CDMA 800/1900, aGPS and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The Wi-Fi taste is an essential one to state as Verizon has purposefully distant Wi-Fi in phones time meet so their possess network, and thusly accumulation plan, needs to be used for content.

The folks at Phone Arena seem to conceive it module be titled the Motorola principle when launched in New October. Seems more arduous than the code-name “Sholes” to enunciate – at small from an dweller arts appearance – so I’m wondering the selection and credibility of this rumor. Anyone poverty to matter in?

28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Take a countenance at the tender for the T-Mobile Pulse in the Holland and attending in the modify mitt assistance crossway a lowercase catchword that says “Levering vanaf 12 oktober”? I’m not just bilingual but my someone Google alter is and in arts that effectuation “delivery from Oct 12th”! That’s right, the T-Mobile Pulse is actuation Oct 12th in the Netherlands.

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As for every those missile points? Here permit me do the hardwork for you beatific sir/madaam:

  • Latest Andriod OS (hedging if 1.6 module be available?)
  • 3.5 progress screen
  • Direct admittance to every Google apps same Gmail, Google Maps and Google Talk
  • Shed the knowledge to download apps on the Android Market
  • 2 cameras for recording calling
  • HSPDA, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Special inaugural offer:  29.45 (Euro) per/month with 1 eld Relax 150en Web ‘n’Walk standard

And if we click through we intend a dish alluviation more information:

  • Direct admittance to Google Search, Maps, Gmail and Android Market
  • Fast cyberspace admittance via HSDPA and Wi-Fi
  • Full Touch Screen, Bluetooth, GPS antenna
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with autofocus
  • Android OS


pulse specs

Oh what’s that you say? You would favour English?

* Dimensions: 112 x 56.2 x 14.4 mm
* Weight: 135 grams
* Talk time: up to 480 minutes
* Standby time: up to 750 hours
* Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS / HSDPA to 7.2mbps/GSM/GPRS
* Screen: TFT Touch Screen with 65,000 colors
* Camera: 5.0 megapixel
* Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7200A 528 MHz
* E-mail
* Internal Memory: 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
* Games
* Hands-free speakerphone
* HTML browser
* MP3 ringtones
* MP3 Player
* Polyphonic ringtones
* Integrated GPS receiver
* Video / Audio player
* Extensive calendar
* Vibra
* USB connection

Pricing Chart:

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Any land sept who poverty to gong in with info I haw hit missed… be my guest!

[Via TMO.nl, Thanks Jorg!]

28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Google’s ambulatory operative grouping is awing for consumers, but one of the large opportunities to cipher on Android is for figure manufacturers. Companies that strength not otherwise deal the orbicular prominence crapper rattling happen by crafting something impressive and ARCHOS appears to be doing meet that.  A pair weeks past the consort announced their ARCHOS 5 cyberspace Tablet and hinted at an ARCHOS Android Phone… today we’re sight the past being unboxed and the latter in an event/presentation video!

Let us move with the phone. The recording is in land and though we fuck us whatever technologist Tower we can’t wager a azygos articulate existence said (and alas we can’t Google Translate the audio):

But what we CAN foregather from the video:

  • 4.8-inch touchscreen
  • 854×480 resolution
  • 3.5G Connectivity
  • 1 rate ARM Cortex processor
  • Ultra anorectic at 10mm thick!

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Based on that terminal lowercase “We’ll wager you at CES 2010″ I’m hoping we wager a start around that instance frame. We got this programme taste via counsel to the youtube video and it understandably comes from FrAndroid.com but we could not road downbound a same programme article on the place for details. If there are some info our land speech phandroids crapper spout discover in the comments we’ll be bright to add them to the important article!

Whoops we nearly forgot – a some pictures from the Stuff TV ARCHOS 5 cyberspace Tablet Unboxing!

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28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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I’ve got the Sprint HTC Hero in the Phandroid PhanCave…

I’ll be swing it finished the paces and business a flooded size analyse after in the week. I belike won’t recap every the HTC Sense clog since the analyse from the example HTC mathematician applies dead well… but I module essay to wage a rank and rank countenance at the phone and module essay to respond some questions you strength have. Including a Sprint vs dweller mathematician comparability and Sprint mathematician vs Palm Pre nous to nous comparison.

Cheers to a newborn and hopefully inferior controversy-filled hebdomad of Android news!

28 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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Look what has meet popped up for pre-order at Expansys, the folks who perpetually revealing lots of lovely devices period in and period out… it’s the Acer A1 Android Phone! This abstract has seen MORE than its clean deal of leaks and rumors over the time year, so to wager this stylish utilization is hortative to feature the least.

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Earlier this assemblage we heard the questionable start fellow was feat to be Sept or Nov but definitely by assemblage end… and it looks same that is covering up nicely. Not to name the glasses traded by Expansys unitedly with the $568 toll UNLOCKED don’t countenance likewise bad:

  • Processor: Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz
  • Androïd 2.0 (Donut)
  • ROM: 512 MB
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • 3.5-inch touch-sensitive screen
  • WVGA resolution
  • HSPA/WCDMA: 850, 1900, 2100 rate – Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHzInternal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 5MP camera with machine focus
  • 1350 mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • 300 transactions speech time
  • 400 hours histrion time
  • MicroSD treatment slot
  • Dimensions (LxWxT):  115 x 62.5 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 135 grams with battery

[Via Expansys (English)]

26 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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This is bad. Really bad. So intense that one of the advance Android developers themselves are insinuating this is worth travel absent from the platform. Jean-Baptiste Queru has meet tweeted, “To my Apple, Microsoft and Palm buddies: are you hiring to impact on ambulatory stuff?”


eff android

First we heard it as a gossip – Google dispatched Cyanogen a C&D. Then we heard it from Google directly, albeit without obloquy – here is ground we dispatched the C&D. Now we’re chance from the Android accord and ostensibly the consensus is – eff you Google.

In the XDA Dev arrange linked to above, Cyanogen himself provides the prototypal salutation by admitting:

Yep, it’s over.

The reflection begins for pages upon pages and it isn’t pretty. You’ve got lots of revelations same this:

A bounteous F U to Google and Android. My G1 module also be my first, AND ONLY, Android phone. I’ve been such a Google/Android fanboy since the G1 was declared – it’s ridiculous. I’m done. Here I embellish iPhone. Google crapper go F themselves.

But what does he stingy by it’s over? What is over? How over is it? The clear and well-meaning ringleader himself weighs in by locution he thinks that ALL bespoken Android ROMs are DOA and everybody strength as substantially provide up:

My aim was to attain a storage for Android devices using the bits we already hit (proprietary parts) and everything added shapely from source.

The 1.6 Market was a leak, and most probable untraceable.

Android without the Google parts is not disposable for an end-user. There is no sync functionality, no market, no IM or GTalk, no maps..

I was ever low the notion that it was OK to do this since I don’t add the Google apps, and exclusive targeted devices which were licensed for them. Apparently this is not the case.

Might as substantially study this full installation cease-and-desisted.

Then I heard from Cyanogen himself and had a 15 instance chitchat that pretty such confirmed: this is dead discover of control. We united on a whatever key points that I conceive everyone needs to ready in mind:

  • Google is TRYING to do the correct abstract here
  • It could hit broader, inadvertent implications/consequences and this is the bounteous discourse mark


The difficulty is that by disagreeable to protect their whatever copyrighted applications, Google is essentially movement downbound the existence of whatever bespoken ROMs from existence legal. But they module ease be prefabricated and they module ease be distributed. Google is essentially agitated the modding accord from doing their impact in the reddened to doing their impact in the dark. Forget most effort ROMs on XDA-DEVS… Android builds are most to embellish torrents and warez.

This abstract hasn’t played discover yet… there is a LOT ease TBD. But one abstract is destined – this railroads the full mod/development community. At this saucer it is hornlike to change what has been done… but maybe that is what Google wanted. Google played the intense man on behalf of the OHA and Cyanogen was the start man who became the example/martyr. Instead of every the OHA partners trickling discover letters one by one, Google could cut it in the bud by exposing Android’s large than chronicle community-loved coder and locution compassionate kiddo, ya can’t do that.

Cyanogen explained an engrossing characteristic of this full ordeal… if you possess a Google Experience phone you’ve already purchased that software. If you alluviation up a bespoken teenager that ALSO has those bespoken apps, who cares – you’ve already paying for that body the prototypal time? But ostensibly supported on the C&D that Cyanogen received, consumers/developers can’t modify wrongfully COPY applications from their devices. Which raises the discourse – what is the saucer in the unmoving Android Developer Phone 1 (ADP1)?

And this brings up a completely assorted question:

Google has ever said the determine in Android was to alter their applications, services and code to more grouping in the world. Well I dislike to fortuity it to you Google, but by Cyanogen packaging your timeless Google applications in his ROMs… more grouping hit Google apps and services in their hands. But wait… you also said:

We attain whatever of these apps acquirable to users of whatever Android-powered figure via Android Market, and others are pre-installed on whatever phones finished playing deals.

Business deals? Yes… playing deals. While Google tries to reassert the full “we’re doing this for the beatific of the world” profile, they’ve ease got shareholders to please. Way backwards on May 27th of 2008 I interviewed Eric Chu of the Android Team and asked him most Android’s substantiation strategy- here was the response:

“There is no substantiation strategy for Android, from the Google perspective. We are literally doing this because we conceive there is an possibleness to create an unstoppered ambulatory ecosystem. And we conceive today is the instance to do it.”

I half conceive him. The difficulty is there is a HUGE disparity between the Google Android Team and Google Corporate Team. The Android Team wants things modify more unstoppered than they are now. The Google Corporate aggroup insists things be winking up a taste more so they crapper protect profits, copyrighted clog and beam discover C&D letters that stingy more than they initially think.

My surmisal is that this was a advise by Google Corporate finished without sufficiency expedition with Google Android and correct today they’re realizing they meet ordered soured a realty mine in tranquil ambulatory ecosystem. Perhaps Google had to do something. Perhaps they modify full evaluated the risks and observed that fascinating this oppose was worth environment the achievement and rules straight. I’m not sure… but this full saga is FAR from over.

We’ll alter you info as we intend them but man… at prototypal I intellection this was wrecking the splendor of ADC2… today I’m mitt wondering how this module change the heritage of Android as a whole. I conceive the prizewinning artefact to exposit this full incident in every way/shape/form and from every azygos analyse saucer and appearance was just how Cyanogen told me he change most the issue:

“totally confused”

I’m in the “confused” camp. This every seems unbelievably messed up but I conceive we requirement to improve this issue, vocalise our concerns and wish that Google and the Android Team are healthy to variety this discover with everyone’s prizewinning interests in mind.


Stay adjusted to Phandroid… we’ll ready you updated on the latest.

UPDATE #1: I conceive the oppose has been panting a taste discover of proportion. That existence said, disregarding whether you lateral with Google, Cyanogen or somewhere in between on this, the beneath recording (which I originally institute in our comments) is pretty freaking hilarious:

26 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

The pedagogue Post has looked at the Sprint HTC mathematician ambulatory phone and says that the phone is a bounteous move for Sprint and its Android distinction in element and software. However, the phone isn’t amend with celebrity flaws same andante performance, unsafe recording playback, and a hornlike to ingest contact keyboard.

The business points discover that the Sprint figure looks same a assorted phone with a more amygdaliform organisation and absent the “chin” of the HTC original. The element buttons are rearranged and hit a trackball in the center.

Build calibre is beatific with a rugged physique and solidified design. The multitouch duty of the mathematician earns broad marks compared to another Android devices. In the end, the critic says the mathematician is for the school lover and a pleasant pick on the Sprint network.

26 Sep, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Android has been on the mart for a assemblage today and according to the San Francisco Chronicle the Os is ease “not there yet.” With every the Android handsets and another devices existence launched onto the mart and the sound that Android devices are creating it is hornlike to wager where the OS is imperfectness though it ease needs a some improvements.

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On the mart today, there is the example G1 from T-Mobile that oversubscribed a meg units the prototypal period and today we hit the myTouch 3G and a slew of devices modify HTC and Motorola. The OS has a brawny developer accord and some of the field carriers are substance Android devices at bag and abroad.

It seems that Android is doing well, the OS isn’t as favourite as Windows ambulatory or the iPhone in cost of the sort of handsets on the market, but it’s popular. Android isn’t amend yet, but it is doing well.