Friday, January 30, 2009

Dell began the development of analog iPhone

The company intends to release the Dell line of smartphones based on Google Android OS.
According to the journalists, Dell is developing a new device in 2007, and in the lineup will be at least 2 phones. As the agency, the company plans to release at least one with a touch screen - similar to the iPhone.

Today - seven of them!

The first smartphone based on Google Android platform was introduced on 23 September. During the three months that have elapsed since the start of sales of the first "googlophone", announced in a monthly average of two phones with Android.


A few days ago, the company General Mobile has guglofon DSTL1. One feature makes it different from other similar devices - there are two slots for SIM-cards. This means that the owner DSTL1 will be able to use mobile internet one operator, a voice of another.
In addition, the DSTL1 pyatimegapikselnaya camera. For comparison, the only serial guglofona G1 permission camera is 3.2 megapixels. Otherwise DSTL1 is no different from other smartphones with Android.


Second in the world smartphone based on Android was developed by the Chinese. He called the i6-Goal was announced in early December 2008. He also became the first guglofonom established in China.
i6-Goal was developed jointly by companies and TechFaith QIGI. Unlike DSTL1, any outstanding characteristics of the first Chinese "googlophone" can not boast.
By the way, in conjunction with guglofonom i6-Goal of TechFaith and QIGI fired him with a clone of Windows Mobile. Apparently, it is intended for Android-haters. But not so much, if only because the United States except "googlophone" has never sold. Prior to Europe, he should get there in late January - early February.


Second Chinese smartphone with Google Android become OPhone. It was created by Lenovo Mobile, the divisions in the year 2008 from the computer manufacturer Lenovo Group.
Chinese engineers are known for their love for creating clones of Apple iPhone. It is therefore unlikely to someone became a surprise guglofon that replicate yablofon. And the names they have almost the same.
With the iPhone smartphone OPhone rodnit large touch screen. In addition, the OPhone, as a smartphone and Apple, on the front panel has only one mechanical button. Like the iPhone, OPhone working in networks of 3G. However, only in the Chinese standard TD-SCDMA.
Specifications OPhone manufacturer said. But we know that to solve the camera he left far behind Apple smartphone - the five-megapixel against two.


Australia rarely remember when it comes to technological innovations. But not in the case of Google Android.
Australian company Kogan was the third producer, after HTC, issuing G1, and China TechFaith and QIGI, announced "googlophone". Or rather, two "googlofons".
In early December 2008 on its website published Kogan characteristics "googlofons" Agora and Agora Pro. At the same time, opened the reception of preliminary orders for them. Price was the first $ 299, second - 399 dollars.
Outwardly, both guglofona Kogan virtually identical. They are made in the form of monobloka with the qwerty-keyboard and a horizontally oriented 2.5-inch screen. By the way, before any one smartphone with Android is not produced in such a case.
The difference between the Agora and Agora Pro in the stuffing. The latter is more navorochennym. For example, he has a module Wi-Fi and GPS, as well as dvuhmegapikselnaya camera. More cheap Agora that can not boast.
But short was the Australian happiness. After one and a half months after the announcement of smartphones based on Android CEO Kogan announced that issue Agora and Agora Pro postponed because devices need to be finalized. The reason for refining - the problem of compatibility of Kogan phones and applications for the platform Android.


Three months after the announcement G1, the company HTC, has created this smartphone to order the operator T-Mobile, has developed its second "googlophone". His job again made T-Mobile. Since the title does not become unnecessarily - G2.
In contrast to the G1, the second "googlophone" HTC made in the form of monoblock. Touch screen phones remained at the same location as the 3.2-megapixel camera.
Incidentally, the G2 is something wrong with the software. What is it - is unknown. But because of the start of sales of phones had been deferred from February 2009 to April.
It is easy to notice that among the producers announced guglofonov known only company HTC. However, this does not mean that the leaders of the mobile market is not interested in the platform.
In particular, the emergence of interesting patterns on the basis of Google Android expect from the U.S. company Motorola. Thus, in the autumn of 2008 became aware of plans to heads of Motorola mobile division Sandzhay Jakarta to concentrate efforts on the creation of smart phones, operating on a platform of Google Android.
In 2009, promised to release "googlophones" companies such as Asus, Sony Ericsson and Samsung. Perhaps, Android will make the basis of its smartphone and Dell. It was expected that the latter will be presented in mid-February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
In addition, in Barcelona, the first smartphone under its own brand show Acer. Based on the information in the invitation to the presentation of new products Acer, the company will introduce a line of smartphones. It can not be excluded that among them will not be even one based on Android. The truth is, Acer is not part of the Open Handset Alliance, created by Google to support the mobile platform Android.
However, in the Open Handset Alliance are not any Kogan, neither with TechFaith QIGI, neither Lenovo Mobile, which did not stop them on the path to guglofonu.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Android-HTC phone will be better than iPhone and Palm Pre.

Leaders of the Australian mobile operator Telstra issued a statement that the HTC is working on a new mobile phone platform Android. According to them, the device will be better and more functional than the iPhone, and Palm Pre.
From the available information suggests that «murderer» iPhone and Palm Pre, created by HTC, will be equipped with the largest touch screen to all previously issued phones HTC. Software written for the news staff of the manufacturer. Sales communicator on Android should begin in the first half of the year. Perhaps the release will take place around the same time as the release for Palm Pre operator Sprint.
Note that the statement of Telstra may not be entirely accurate. In particular, it is unclear what HTC phones with large displays deals - now record a Touch HD and MAX 4G with 3.8-inch screens. Make the screen even more - then turn the phone in the MID, but it is not what you need to HTC. Perhaps it was a 2.8-inch Touch Diamond and Touch Pro.
New roadmap of HTC, shows the Android-phone, code-named Hero. Maybe this is a new «murderer» iPhone?

DataArt went to the American market for custom software

DataArt Kharkivska company entered the U.S. market for the software industry Online Travel.
Service proposal DataArt for Online Travel includes the development of custom reservation systems to support marketing campaigns, as well as integration with different systems: on-line payments, global reservation (GDS - Global Distribution Systems), site management, social networks and tools for Web 2.0.
The proposal also focused on the ability of mobile workers on the platforms BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Google Android.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

General Mobile DSTL1: the first Android-communicator with two slots for SIM cards

General Mobile DSTL1.

The Chinese company General Mobile will introduce its first communicator platform based Google Android at WMC 2009, which will be held from 16 to 19 February in Barcelona (Spain).
Functionality General Mobile DSTL1 is highly relevant for the market.
Recall that the manufacturer is known primarily for its phones with two slots for SIM.
New platform Android - model DSTL1 - could also work in the networks (GSM / GPRS / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz), two cellular operators at the same time.
Communicator is based on the Marvell PXA310 (624 MHz) and equipped with 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, 3-inch touch TFT-LCD with a resolution 240x400 points (and the camera and the screen General Mobile DSTL1 made Japanese company Sharp), Bluetooth modules and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g).
Device Dimensions - 112x54x16 mm, weight - 135 g.
Sales Communicator DSTL1 appears in the third quarter of this year.
Prepared based on Android Authority.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WARNING: in the Android Market was malicious applications

In an online store applications Android Market have the program called «MemoryUp Personal». In its description indicates that it is intended to optimize the use of memory. However, when it is launched on the Communicator has begun a huge amount of spam, and all user data will be deleted.
Google has yet to give official comments on the matter, but it will do so because the public had expressed dissatisfaction and calls for Google's more careful control over added to the Android Market applications.

Giinii Movit Mini Micro - a new ultra-compact laptop

At the International Consumer Electronics Exhibition 2009 was presented a new miniature laptop - Giinii Movit Mini Micro. The model won first prize in the exhibition unusually innovative design.
Giinii Movit Mini Micro
Giinii Movit Mini Micro is able to connect to the Internet through the built-WiFi. The laptop is based on the operating system Google Android.
The device has the 4.3-inch touch screen, the resolution of which is 480h272 points. Giinii Movit Mini Micro also boasts a built a web camera and microphone, 256 MB memory, Bluetooth 2.0, audio jack, a port miniUSB, calculator, note-book and alarm clock. Quite a number for a small laptop.
«Despite the large number of the products at the exhibition, Giinii Movit Mini Micro clearly stand out from the crowd», said the company president Giinii Scott Reeves. «This is a unique handheld device that provides users with access to social resources of the Internet. Movit Mini Micro easily fit in a pocket, purse or diplomats. Using the built-WiFi, you can make phone calls, to communicate on the Internet, watch videos, play games and view photos».

Unofficially: multitouch in HTC G1

As you know, G1 - the first phone based on Android - comes with a nonfunction multitouch. However, it became known that its work is no hardware limitations do not exist - the regime blocked program, and third-party developers can include it.
Programmer Luke Hutchison did so. He found a way to include multiple presses in the main programs that are supplied with the Android (Chrome browser and Google Maps), and in several other applications. While the realization of the function is not so smooth as in the iPhone or Palm Pre, further refinement will undoubtedly improve the perception and performance.
As usual in this imperfect world, there are a couple spoons of tar. The program is not very easy to install, and it produces a modified OS kernel. Sam developer diplomatically said «nonzero risk» of turning the device into a brick road. Therefore, now use multitach not wait for the more secure software, it is only those who live without it can not.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2: a new concept Android-phone

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 Google Android

Despite the fact that the original Communicator Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has not gained popularity due to end-users, concept designers pay much attention to the prospects for the device. In particular, XPERIA concept with an index of X2. The new X2 as a software platform equipped with the operating system, Google Android, which, in turn, also became a good tradition.
Otherwise, the device is different from other advanced concepts, it is equipped with a large touch screen interface with the firm operating system from Google, as well as a trio of fixed sensor keys BACK, HOME, and MENU. It also should pay particular attention to one small detail - combining into a single picture of two logos - Android and Sony Ericsson. It looks like fans of the products of Japanese-Swedish alliance is indeed placed great hopes on the joint work of Sony Ericsson and Google.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

ABBYY introduced developer tools for the mobile platform Android

Company ABBYY, a developer of software for mobile devices, announced a new version of the cross-platform software tools for the development of mobile applications, OCR-ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine. The new version allows developers to easily integrate character recognition technology to mobile devices with the Android. Also ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine supports popular operating systems like Windows Mobile, Symbian, LINUX. ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine allows you to turn on text recognition in various mobile applications: from the program to enter the paper business card to the address book of phone systems, business process management. For example, it is possible to create an application that can take pictures, translate the text and send SMS snippets of articles or documents. Another example - you can now «link» camera phone systems, and electronic dictionary ABBYY in one program, which will translate fotografy text (the menu in a French restaurant, a German label medicines, etc.).
The new version of ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine technology holistic analysis of the document Document Analysis, which analyzes the image as a set of text blocks. This structure is better reproduced the text, for example, columns or paragraphs. ABBYY Mobile OCR Engine confident defines debris on the image and automatically corrects imbalances, resulting in recognition of becoming a better and faster. This is especially true for images from the camera phone. The technology supports 58 languages and provides a check of the words in dictionaries. For the tasks of data entry business cards in mobile devices have specialized dictionaries for 16 languages, including the addition of a new version of the Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish and Turkish.
December 17, 2008 product has been awarded the International Award Silver Mobile Star Award in the nomination «the best program for business: reading and data collection».

Friday, January 23, 2009

Huawei presents Android Phone in next month

In mid-December, after the Chinese company Huawei has joined the Open Handset Alliance, it became known that in the near future it is going to enter the Android-smartphones. It was originally anticipated that the first country which will be sold to these vehicles, will be Australia. And now, Huawei reported that its first phone on the Android platform will be presented in February at Mobile World Congress. At the same time, it was reported that will be demonstrated the first mobile phone in UMTS-monochipsete, the smallest HSPA + USB-modem and a new digital fotodisplay.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Photos of the second HTC phone based on Android

InsideWeb appeared "spy" photos of the second smartphone platform based Google Android, which the company HTC is preparing for the U.S. mobile operator T-Mobile. For the first anology - HTC G1, while the second is called G2.
front G2
back G2

Judging from the photos HTC G2 - single, rather than horizontal slider with pained display, five function keys, and it seems the optical navigation button (a black thing the middle). Rear - 3.2-MP camera with flash and autofokus. Certainly HTC G2 module will be equipped with wireless Wi-Fi, GPS-receiver and slot for memory cards microSD. Judging by the only available photographs, T-Mobile G2 is very similar to the model Sapphire 2.0, recently showing in catalogue news HTC in 2009.The planned release date HTC G2 - May 2009.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Android run on notebook

IT LOOKS LIKE GOOGLE is doing some work to make its Android operating system work on netbooks.

Matthäus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann who run an outfit called Mobile-facts claim that it took them just four hours to compile Android so that it works on a Asus EEEPC 1000H. They have been showing off their half-day's work here.

They reason that if Google, armed with its Chrome browser, went for the netbook market, it could make a fortune and end up fighting Microsoft's shy and retiring Steve Ballmer in his own back yard.

Ballmer has repeatedly dismissed Android as competition to Windows Mobile, but what about damaging it in an area where Microsoft has not got total control yet?

While Windows has appeared on netbooks it has mainly been Windows XP, something that Steve would rather was dead and buried. The only problem is that netbooks don't have the hardware to cope with Vista or what will become Windows 7. This has left the way open for Linux to fill the gap.

However, while Linux is getting more user friendly, it is unable to shake off the 'geek's friend' image that it has. So if Google could shove a shoe between the door with Android it could be set to make huge wodges of cash.

Krzykowski and Hartmann claim Google could get an Android netbook to market in three months, depending on the partners they would have to form alliances with.

They are fairly sure that Intel is one Google partner working on the adoption of Android to a notebookm platform.

Since mass production of the netbooks would be possible between three to nine months, they think that a mass-market netbook will be in the shops late 2009 or 2010.

But what Google has to have to make the cunning plan do-able is having all the software that a notebook user might want ready. The search engine outfit has really left the development of some of the important software to third parties.

For Android to work in netbook land it needs to have a dedicated set of office tools. While Google Docs is a start, it does not work with lots of other software that punters will want. Other things that need to be developed are suitable language options.

But the question is, can Android compete on a better spec when the likes of Windows and Linux are doing quite nicely? Even if Google did come up with a suite of software it would be sold on the same basis as Linux. In other words, it would be free.

But free software is not enough to draw the punters in, otherwise we would all be running Linux. Google has been building up its various support operations as it started rolling out its Google web-based operations to businesses. However, it is still very small and inexperienced in this area, particularly in comparison to Vole.

If Google does pull its finger out there is no doubt it will be a welcome player in the netbook world, but it is likely to face all the problems that both Linux and Microsoft face in that market place. It is therefore unlikely to manage global domination.

Google plans to annex laptop land
By Nick Farrell

How Google Integrates with the Android Phone

What is the Android phone, and how does it integrate with Google?

Google and T-Mobile have teamed up to create a new breed of cell phone, called the T-Mobile G1 Android. Traditionally, an "android" is traditionally defined as a robot with human qualities.

It's known as the T-Mobile G1 Android, the Android Phone, the G1 Phone, or (more informally) the Google Phone.

The G1 Phone integrates fully with your Google accounts. Here are a few of the features and capabilities of this new cell phone:

* An Android phone allows you to browse the Internet just as you would on a normal computer.

* It allows one to run several applications at the same time, on one phone. You can switch between applications, and you can also be notified when something new occurs on one of those applications.

* It allows you to chat and share photos on applications such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, etc.

* It allows you to copy URLs and share them with friends via a chat line, using a simple touch-screen interface.

The following Google applications can be accessed and used directly by the Android Phone:

* Google Maps

* YouTube

* Gmail

* Contacts

* Calendar

* IM (Instant Message)

All of these Google applications will be available to you with a single logon - and they will automatically be synchronized with the web. What that means is that any change you make in one of your google accounts from your phone will also show up the next time you log on from any other computer.

For example, when you are out and about with your phone and you meet a new contact, you might want to save their contact information. All you do is save it into your Google Contacts on your G1 phone. That information will be available to you any time online, in your Gmail account, and in any other applicable Google account, and you can access it through any computer in the world which is connected to the Internet.

Any information you save on your phone in this way will appear on your computer as well - and vice-versa.

If you lose or break your phone, your data will still be there waiting for you on your Google account, which you can access from anywhere in the world. And there is no need to worry about your information being stolen, as its password-protected.

Here is another example of the a use of a Google Android phone. Once you have a contact address saved into your Google account, you can easily find that location on a map - using Google Maps, of course. And what's more, you can access street level events in any area where this is available.

This makes it a breeze to get directions to a new location! Simply find your contact on a a map with a couple of clicks, and use a street-level view to find your way if needed!

Another example of the use of the this phone is the integration of the cell phone with your Google Calendar. Any event you save on your Google Calendar will be available to you on your phone, wherever you are. So you can access your schedule easily, on the go and from anywhere, as long as you have your phone with you.

No more schedule books! And you can say goodbye to those tiny notebooks and pads of paper you carry around so that you can jot down notes and phone numbers.

What's more, once you save information on your Android phone, there's no need to transfer it over after you get home. Its all there, safely stored on your Google account, for ready access whenever you need it.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

iPhone vs BlackBerry - The Smart Phone Battle Heats Up

iPhone vs BlackBerry - The Smart Phone Battle Heats Up by Paul Carton

Last year, Apple (AAPL) upended the smart phone industry with the release of the iPhone. This year, some analysts wonder if the upcoming release of the Google (GOOG) Android operating system could shake up the industry as well.

No, according to a new ChangeWave survey of 3,597 consumers, which finds the battle for smart phone supremacy has transformed into a two-horse race between Research-in-Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry and the Apple iPhone.

RIM dominates current smart phone sales among consumers, but the Apple iPhone shows tremendous momentum going forward. At the same time, Palm (PALM) and its Treo continue to struggle through extremely hard times.

RIM Rules Current Market, But Apple Is Gaining

RIM (42%; down 1-pt) maintains its towering lead in current smart phone market share, even as number two Palm (16%; down 2-pts) continues its two year losing streak. This was the seventh-consecutive ChangeWave survey in which Palm's market share has dropped.

Now within striking distance of Palm, the Apple iPhone (9%) continues to score exceptional growth in the smart phone market. Customer satisfaction ratings point out why. Smart Phone Reviews

If customer satisfaction is a good indicator of future growth, Apple occupies the sweet spot. An extraordinary four-in-five iPhone owners (79%) report they're Very Satisfied with their iPhone ' a significant lead over number two RIM (54%) and far ahead of all other major manufacturers.

We note that Palm (22%) again ranks at the bottom in terms of customer satisfaction.

Going Forward: iPhone Has Momentum Looking ahead, better than one-in-three (35%) respondents planning to purchase a smartphone in the next 90 days say they'll purchase an Apple iPhone ' a 12-point leap since the previous survey in January.

RIM (29%) comes in second ' down 3-points from previously, while Palm (3%) looks set to take yet another big hit, falling 5-points.

The Apple surge in planned buying is at least partially attributable to the recent flurry of announcements regarding the iPhone's Software Development Kit and its new 2.0 Operating System. A total of 10% of respondents say this new development has made them More Likely to buy an iPhone in the future.

Mobile OS - The Androids Are Coming?

We also asked respondents which mobile operating system they'd like to have on the phone they plan on buying. As expected, the consumer market is dominated by the popular RIM and Apple smartphone operating systems.

Note that the Google Android OS isn't being offered yet to the general public, and it's still too early to gauge its full impact. However, the survey sheds initial light on the smart phone market potential for the Android.

While just 2% of respondents say they're Very Likely to use the Android operating system, another 15% say they're Somewhat Likely.

"These numbers do show some consumer interest in the Android Operating System," says Tobin Smith, founder of ChangeWave Research and editor of ChangeWave Investing. "But based on the ultra-competitive battle between RIM and Apple, there's little likelihood of the Android gaining traction on either one's OS. They're sucking up all the oxygen in this market."

"The Android's potential niche appears to be with a handful of second tier smart phone players like HTC," he added

Another Two-Way War - But Among Service Providers

Beyond the RIM vs. Apple battle there is another two-sided war ' this time among cellular service providers ' with Verizon (VZ) (31%; up 1-pt) maintaining a slim lead over AT&T (T) (29%; up 1-pt) in current market share.

But over the next 90 days, AT&T (28%; up 3-pts) appears all set to get a boost based on Apple's recent well received announcements. As Apple planned buying increases, so does AT&T's because of their exclusive carrier agreement with Apple.

Going forward, Verizon (22%) registers a 1-pt uptick in planned buying. Later this month, we will release a follow-up ChangeWave report with additional insight on consumer likes and dislikes for the major smart phone manufacturers. You'll be able to access the report at the link immediately below.

For the latest ChangeWave news on technology trends and companies, visit: ChangeWave. The ChangeWave research network is composed of 15,000 highly qualified business and technology professionals. Members are surveyed on a range of topics, and the findings are converted into quantitative and qualitative reports.

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HTC Dream Review and Unlock

HTC Dream Review and Unlock
by Steve Barker
Aside from supporting third generation network HSDPA 2100, the T-Mobile G1 is also equipped with Google's open source and Android software. In case you do not know yet, Android software makes it possible for you to access several kinds of software and media downloads.

The T-Mobile G1 boasts of a 3.2 inch TFT LCD flat screen, which supports HVGA resolution, and a full five row QWERTY keyboard. QWERTY helps professionals do office work more quickly. With its slide action screen, you can easily have access its QWERTY. T-Mobile G1 has a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7210A processor for a smooth mobile solution.

If you are looking for a phone that is very handy, then T-Mobile G1 is perfect choice. T-mobile G1 is a very slim handset measuring 117.7 mm by 55.7 by 17.1 mm. You can easily control T-MOBILE G1 using its track ball. Furthermore, one can easily operate its GPS navigation and Google maps because of G1's user friendly interface.

T-Mobile G1 is equipped with a Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of approximately 1150 mAh. Talk time can last up to 406 minutes, for WCDMA, it is up to 350 minutes. When in standby mode, the T-Mobile G1 supports up to 402 hours for WCDMA and up to 319 hours for GSM. T-Mobile G1's memory is expandable with a microSD card.

One of the things people love about T-Mobile G1 is its integrated digital camera that will enable you to capture and record each and every moment without having to bring a bulky digital camera.

After your cam-whoring moments, you can easily transfer your most precious pictures, videos and data with T-Mobile G1's Bluetooth v2.0 with a 10 meter distance. Furthermore, T-Mobile G1's Wi-Fi can also be of convenience to those who always need to check their mails and then save important data using its 11 pin mini-USB 2.0.

T-Mobile G1 is also one of the best phones for music lovers, with it you can listen to your favorite songs regardless of its format.

Entertainment and functionality T-Mobile G1 provides is certainly no match for Apple's iPhone. Though iPhone looks better, G1 has the best features iPhone can only try to match.

If you have a locked T-Mobile G1 and you want a T-Mobile G1 unlocker, all you have to do is look for a site where you can get an HTC Dream unlock code.

Having a hard time unlocking T-Mobile G1? Unlock-now can give you the best solution to unlock T-Mobile G1 devices.

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Google Android Frequently Asked Questions

Google Android Frequently Asked Questions
by Jerry Haney
Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, Google said that they are not announcing a Gphone, However, they are announcing -- the Open Handset Alliance and Android -- is more significant and ambitious than a single phone. In fact, through the joint efforts of the members of the Open Handset Alliance, they hope Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applications and new capabilities that we can't imagine today.

Who is Launching the first Android based Mobile Phone?
T-Mobile USA will debut the first mobile handset based on Google's Android operating system. Citing unnamed sources briefed on the operator's plans, the T-Mobile will launch the so-called HTC Dream in the fourth quarter, perhaps as early as October--the device, boasting an iPhone-like touch screen and slide-out keyboard, is the subject of a much-screened YouTube video

What is Android & Open Handset Alliance (OHA)?
Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a business alliance of Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, Nvidia and Wind River Systems to develop open standards for mobile devices.

Pro's of Android
Android holds the promise of unprecedented benefits for consumers, developers and manufacturers of mobile services and devices. Handset manufacturers and wireless operators will be free to customize Android in order to bring to market innovative new products faster and at a much lower cost. Developers will have complete access to handset capabilities and tools that will enable them to build more compelling and user-friendly services, bringing the Internet developer model to the mobile space. And consumers worldwide will have access to less expensive mobile devices that feature more compelling services, rich Internet applications and easier-to-use interfaces - ultimately creating a superior mobile experience.

Does Google Android would change the mobile advertising market?
How Google will really profit from Android, is still a mystery until today, the answer is certainly around advertising. The mobile advertising market is really booming. Android is a market development effort. Google understands the opportunity for its business model once the mobile internet takes off. Android addresses some of the ecosystem needs. In theory, the availability of a robust underlying software platform will reduce fragmentation for application developers, decrease cost and time to market for device manufacturers and spark a new wave of competition in device form factors that will deliver better user experience for mobile data. This will drive use of the mobile internet.

The mobile ad market is already growing rapidly. If Android delivers an improved user experience, this will drive usage of the mobile internet. This will further accelerate the growing interest in reaching users on their mobile devices and will motivate more and more content providers to invest in mobile. User experience improvements will drive both supply of and demand for mobile advertising. Release of Android in the market.

The retail release date of the HTC Dream hinges in large part on the device and the Android OS earning network standards certification from the Federal Communications Commission--execs from T-Mobile, Google and HTC all hope to officially announce the Dream in September or October in an effort to cash in on the lucrative holiday season. The Dream is expected to be the sole Android-based device released in the U.S. during the remainder of 2008.

Expected other brands with Android Base
Three other phones are also tipped to carry Android soon - the Sony Ericsson Z780, a high-end Samsung camera phone, and possibly the Motorola ZINE ZN5.

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