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Google revises ad model for iPhone, Android

Internet giant Google has tweaked its mobile advertising options to better support the newest breed of mobile phone operating systems – Android and Apple’s iPhone platform. A new campaign level option allows AdWords advertisers to show desktop text and image ads on the iPhone, the G1 and other mobile devices with full internet browsers. Google […]

Google launches unlocked version of Android phone

Web giant Google, which is backing an assault on the mobile space through its Android initiative, upped the game for open mobile development this week with an unlocked release of the world’s first Android handset. Targeted at developers, the Android Dev Phone 1, which is sold to consumers as the G1, is a SIM unlocked […]

Clearwire approves WiMAX deal, shares plummet

  As expected, Clearwire shareholders on Thursday approved the ‘new’ Clearwire joint venture. Comprising Sprint Nextel (51 per cent) and Clearwire (27 per cent) – with the remaining equity held by Intel, Google, TimeWarner Cable, Comcast and Bright House Networks – the new company has ambitious plans to roll out mobile WIMAX across the US. […]

Nokia should jump on Yahoo, says analyst

Web giant Yahoo is floating rudderless following the departure of co-founder and chief executive Jerry Yang. The company has had a tough time of it lately – failing to secure a takeover by Microsoft, and then the collapse of its advertising partnership with Google. As a result, at least one industry watcher reckons Yahoo’s low […]

Android hit by security bug

The recent debut of Google’s much hyped mobile operating system, Android, has been marred by the exposure of a known security flaw. Security experts, Charlie Miller, Mark Daniel, and Jake Honoroff of Independent Security Evaluators, claim to have identified and exploited a security vulnerability in the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) platform. Android is an open […]

Google polishes up mobile Gmail app

Web giant Google released a new version of its Gmail, email application on Thursday, catering for BlackBerrys and Java-capable devices. As well as expanding its potential user base through support for more platforms, Gmail for mobile 2.0 is also designed to be more reliable in low signal areas and provides basic offline support for phones […]

OHA releases Android code

As the first Android phone hits shelves in the US, Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) have announced the availability of the platform source code. As Android is developed under an open source licence, it can be downloaded and modified by anyone for free. The idea being that such a licence will enable people […]

Open source blazing the trail for mobile platforms

Open source is fast emerging as an attractive development model for mobile handsets, with Nokia and Google’s respective strategies putting increasing pressure on other players to adopt an open source strategy. With an open source development methodology capable of reducing operational costs, harnessing innovation and shortening time to market for new devices and services, analysts […]

BlackBerry to get app store

Keen to get in on the application distribution action that Apple and Google have brought to the industry’s attention, BlackBerry maker RIM (Research In Motion) on Tuesday revealed its own plans. In March 2009, RIM will launch the BlackBerry Applications Storefront, a marketplace which will put developers apps in front of the millions of BlackBerry […]

Android phone to hit UK October 30

The first handset to be based on Google’s much hyped Android platform will hit UK shores at the end of October. T-Mobile UK, the exclusive carrier of the G1 device, said that it will start selling the handset October 30. Since the unveiling of the gadget in New York last month, over 25,000 UK consumers […]

Amazon to provide music for Android G1

The curtain is about to be lifted on Google’s mobile progeny, but it looks like online retailer Amazon has spilled at least some of the beans on the device. The web store said Tuesday that the T-Mobile G1 will come preloaded with Amazon MP3, allowing users to search, download, buy and play music from a […]

Android G1 lands today

The first Google phone, based on the hotly anticipated Android platform, will be unveiled at an event in New York City later today. Deutsche Telekom’s US mobile unit, T-Mobile USA, will be the first carrier of the device, which is expected to be made available to the public in early November. There’s a holding page […]

Android takes more than a leaf out of Apple’s book

Web giant Google has shown its hand. At an event in New York City this afternoon, representatives from Google, T-Mobile and HTC showed off the first commercial device based on the Android platform – the T-Mobile G1. There wasn’t much to reveal about the hardware – an HTC unit with touchscreen and trackball as well […]

Google sets up satellite network in emerging markets

It emerged this week that web giant Google is sinking cash into a satellite operator to bring high speed, low cost internet connectivity to emerging markets. The brainchild of American entrepreneur Greg Wyler, who recently rolled out fibre networks in Rwanda with his company Terracom, O3b Networks proposes to wirelessly connect markets in Asia, Africa, […]

Google pulls Bluetooth API support from Android

The development team behind Android has been forced to pull support for Bluetooth and Google Talk as it struggles to make the platform commercially available before year end. With the release of Android platform 1.0 on the horizon, Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) have warned that some APIs will not make it into […]

Android almost ready for commercial debut

The Android software platform, which is Google’s big mobile bet, inched a step closer to commercial reality on Monday, as developers unveiled a beta SDK. The Open Handset Alliance, which is tasked with developing the platform, has lifted the curtain on Android 0.9 SDK beta, which should give some indication of the commercial readiness of […]

Fire Eagle stalks mobile users

Web giant Yahoo is catching flack more typically reserved for Google this week, as it announced the general availability of location mapping service Fire Eagle. In Yahoo’s own words, “Fire Eagle is an open platform that helps users take their location to the web while giving them the ability to easily control how and where […]

Google demos new Android features

Web giant Google stepped up its push into the mobile space this week, showing off new features on its Android mobile phone platform. At the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, the company gave a brief flash of the mobile platform’s newest capabilities, showing how development is going over half a year since Android […]

DoCoMo working on Android handset

Leading Japanese mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo has revealed that it is working with Google on Android-based handsets for the Japanese market. At a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday, the Japanese giant announced a partnership agreement with the web firm to deliver search services, mobile advertising and potential i-mode applications to DoCoMo’s customers. There was […]

Clearwire looks to Google for apps

US wireless broadband player Clearwire is teaming up with Google to deliver a bundle of the web giant’s apps to its customers. Clearwire said it will begin migrating its existing customers to Gmail and Google Calendar in the first half of this year and will also give users access to Google Talk. “Clearwire is excited […]

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