By Christopher Price on September 17, 2012
We explain the war of words between Google’s Andy Rubin and Alibaba’s Aliyun OS team… and, in the process, dive deep into the world of Android compatibility. It’s a coming storm, headed this way, that you should know about.
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By Christopher Price on April 1, 2009
Google appears to have taken its first anti-developer step following the release of the Android Market. Google has removed all phone as modem applications from the Market. These applications took advantage of a java/Dalvik proxy layer, which enabled a virtual network passthrough to a computer, or other device. This is a similar technique that iPhone [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on December 9, 2008
By Christopher Price on October 23, 2008
Yes, Android is a Linux phone. But, none of the apps are. Read more for a simple guide about how Android software works… and why it doesn’t work the way most believe.
By Elijah Nicolas on March 20, 2008
With the race to release the first Android enabled device, High Tech Computer (HTC) announced that one of the mobile phones they are currently designing to run Google’s mobile operating system will be called the “Dream.” It’s basic features will include a large touchscreen, a full QWERTY keypad that will either swivel out or slide [...]
By Christopher Price on December 4, 2007
Verizon today announced that they are joining Google’s Open Handset Alliance. The company joins national carriers Sprint Nextel & T-Mobile, which was an initial partner of the initiative. Google’s Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is focusing on the development of Google Android, the Linux and Java-powered platform that they intend to embed in wireless devices. The [...]
By Christopher Price on November 12, 2007
As expected, Google has launched the preview SDK for the Android platform. From left: Examples of the user interface and WebKit-based browser. The homepage also includes videos of tutorials and demos of devices running Android applications, such as a WebKit based browser on a 3G connection, Google Maps with contact integration, instant messaging, a version [...]
By Christopher Price on November 5, 2007
USA Today is reporting that Google will announce a new group dedicated to help develop the operating system of its rumored new device later today. The group currently consists of Motorola, Sprint Nextel, Samsung, and Japanese service provider NTT DoCoMo who are also known for developing W-CDMA, the underlying standard behind UMTS and HSDPA. The [...]