Verizon made a surprise move yesterday and joined the recently established Open Handset Alliance, Google’s organization for promoting open software development for cellphones and other handhelds. The move will see Verizon use Google’s Linux-based, open-source Android operating system on some phones. The software is an “enabler” that will let Verizon move towards an open platform, … Read moreVerizon Joins Google Alliance; Isolates AT&T
Android is running on Armadillo-500, a tiny CPU module providing a high degree of performance and expandability. After 10 days of Android launching, we can see the platform running in a real device, what is next? I mean, are we in the same situation as when PC opened its door? Lots of things have to … Read moreAndroid Running In A Real Device
TWho noticed the article in BusinessWeek online 2 years ago on August 17, 2005, titled: “Google buys Android for Its Mobile Arsenal”? I only noticed it when rumours were starting to hit about the coming out of the Gphone (which turned out not to be a Gphone but “Android”, an open software platform for mobile … Read moreAndroid In the Works For 2 Years
It’s been a week since Google released their first cut of the Android SDK and despite Scoble’s claims to the contrary, thousands of developers spent last week developing their first Android applications. Doesn’t it make sense to launch the SDK well in advance of any actual phones? Erstwhile video blogger Scoble is disappointment with Android. … Read moreAndroid In Action
AT&T has talked with Google about joining its mobile-phone software alliance. The phone company is “analyzing the situation” and may use Google’s software for phones, Ralph de la Vega, chief executive officer of the wireless unit, said in an interview Friday. He refused to give details of discussions and said he hasn’t personally met with … Read moreAT&T Eyes Teaming Up With Google
Below is a screencast of the gPhone emulator.
Dave Burke, an engineering manager within Google’s mobile team, stood up today at the Future of Mobile conference in London to talk about Android and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), the new open mobile platform initiative from Google. This is the the first conference presentation in Europe on the subject since Google’s announcement on November … Read moreAndroid For European Mobile Developers
The Android SDK includes a mobile device emulator — a virtual device that runs on your computer. The emulator lets you prototype, develop, and test Android applications without using a physical device. The Android emulator mimics all of the typical functions and behaviors of a mobile device, except that it can not receive or place … Read moreAndroid Emulator
Android™ will deliver a complete set of software for mobile devices: an operating system, middleware and key mobile applications. On November 12, we will release an early look at the Android Software Development Kit (SDK) to allow developers to build rich mobile applications. Open Android was built from the ground-up to enable developers to create … Read moreWhat is Google’s Android Mobile OS?
The details on Google’s gPhone Open Handset Alliance are coming to light. Here’s what we know: •They’re hoping to make a better phone, ultimately. (And sell a ton of ads and services, of course, along the way.) •Android, an open system for handset dev, is the first joint project and core product of the alliance. … Read moreWrap Up Of Today’s Android And OHA News