Amazon, Apple in music price war

Online music giants Apple and Amazon are duking it out in an MP3 price war, which looks likely to spill over into the mobile space.

HTC hit in the pocket in first quarter

Taiwanese gadget maker HTC, once dubbed “the hottest tech outfit you never heard of”, has had a tough time of it during the first three months of the year.

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 […]

T-Mobile UK cuts Android G1 pricing

The UK’s exclusive provider of the first Android-based handset has expanded the tariffs on which the gadget is available free, allowing consumers to get their hands on the G1 for nothing on a £30 per month contract. T-Mobile UK was charging around £50 for the smartphone, until this week when it made the G1 available […]

Strong demand for Android

Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC (High Tech Computer) has almost doubled its projected shipments for the first commercial device to be based on the Android operating system. By the end of 2008, the gadget maker now expects to shift 1 million units of the G1, available on T-Mobile networks in the US and Europe. This is […]

G1 Android phone gets updated after one day

Just one day after the launch of the first Android-based phone in the US, official G1 carrier T-Mobile USA has already started pushing out updates. The official T-Mobile forums for the G1 have been a hive of activity this week, not least because of the revelation of a new software update which was made available […]

T-Mo USA beefs up 3G ahead of Android launch

US GSM operator T-Mobile USA is expanding its 3G network ahead of the launch of the much hyped Google phone, the G1. Based on the Open Handset Alliance’s (OHA) Android operating system, the G1 will go on sale at T-Mobile stores on Wednesday, costing $179 with a two year voice and data agreement. This week, […]

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 […]

T-Mobile intros Android emulator

For consumers who can’t wait until October 22 to get their hands on the first Android-based gadget, the G1, US carrier T-Mobile USA has launched an emulator site. The site gives potential buyers a preview of what to expect from the forthcoming Google gadget, including the much hyped operating system and services as well as […]

Apple removes secrecy oath from iPhone SDK

Californian gadget maker Apple has removed the requirement that developers pledge an oath of secrecy on the contents of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK). Apple said it had decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software on Wednesday, just days after Google championed the ‘openness’ of its own Android platform with […]

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 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 […]