Archive for October, 2008
T-Mobile UK is launching the G1 Android phone with the help of advertising powerhouse Saatchi & Saatchi. The launch campaign shows Android-style icons in real life situations. Hardly ground-breaking stuff, but interesting visuals nonetheless. The accompanying viral campaign will feature Google Mobile maps pins appearing on the web.No comments
Game Publisher EA Games just unveiled titles tailored for Android based devices. EA will deliver the first game this November. It’s one of the all time classic games, TETRIS. Later in November they plan to make “Bejeweled” and also Monopoly available through the EA Mobile Website. But we expect that EA will also publish games via the Android Market to reach all the devices natively through the “Android Market” Application.No comments
Yesterday WhitePages released an application that will probably prove very useful for Android users: Caller ID. Similar in function to the Caller ID feature on landlines, this app looks up information about the caller in a matter of seconds and can display the name, address (including a Google maps link) and enable the user to add this information to the phone contact list. The application is available from the Android Market for free. Check out the video demo below:No comments
Citing unnamed company sources DIGITIMES is reporting that Asus is currently working on an Android-based handset. The device is supposed to be launched in Taiwan as early as Q1 2009 and may be introduced to other markets shortly after. Details on the specifications or pricing of the phone are not available at this point.
So far only Windows Mobile-based handsets have been sold under the Asus label, but the company has built non-WM phones for other brands, so there’s a chance this Android phone will carry a different brand name outside Taiwan as well.No comments
As of yesterday, 27th Oct., the Android Market has opened its gates for developers to sign up. The registration fee is $25 which is needed to confirm the registration. Android Market enables developers to easily publish and distribute their applications directly to users of Android-based phones including the new T-Mobile G1. It states that it is an open service that makes it easy for developers to distribute applications to handsets. The Market will include a rating and comment system for submitted applications so that a developer has a good overview what happens with his or her application. We think that the Market is the best place to make some dollars with custom developed software, because this service will enable developers to reach any Android-based handset. Let’s see and hope that the Android Market will grow like the AppStore from Apple did in the past.No comments
The embedded specialist Wind River is working on an Android developer toolkit for smartphones. Wind river will make this SDK available in Q1 of 2009. The bundle will include an embedded Linux System with all Android related patches, Android compatible Wind River API and an Eclipse-based Workbench to develop for embedded systems.No comments