android

Tue
20
Apr
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Google Tablet Rivals iPad with Cloud, Open Source

It's rumored that Google is close to launching its own rival for the Apple iPad tablet device. Google's tablet computer will reportedly blend an e-reader with the multi-functional and very popular Android operating system (OS). Google Opts For ... Android Operating System The choice of operating system is certainly a surprising one, given that Google has been pushing its own Chrome OS, due sometime this year. The reason the Chrome OS won't be a part of Google's tablet is actually pretty simple: Chrome will be extremely slim, offering only minimal software support and the Chrome Internet browser. ... (view more)

Fri
16
Apr
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Toshiba to Unveil Win7 iPad-Style Tablets Later This Year

Toshiba says it will be launching its own line of tablet computers to rival the Apple iPad later this year. That follows on from a similar announcement by netbook specialists Asus earlier this month . Toshiba may be working on more than two tablet ... machines, one running Windows 7, the other Google's Android operating system (OS). It says that as well as considering a 10-inch screen model, it's also looking at producing a dual-screen device, though the dual-screen version would run Windows 7 only. (Source: reuters.com ) That sounds similar to Microsoft's Courier project, which involves a ... (view more)

Wed
22
Jul
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'Google Live Android', and 'Google Voice'

Google Live Android Run the Google mobile operating system on your PC a bootable "Live" CD for x86 platforms. Simply burn the image to a disc, stick it in a CD-ROM drive, and reboot your computer and you can check out the Android operating system ... without installing it or affecting any files on your PC. http://code.google.com Google Voice Google Voice allows you to combine all your phone numbers, screen calls, block calls, and rings based on who's calling. http://www.google.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that ... (view more)

Mon
22
Jun
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Gartner Report Lauds Google Android, Snubs Win7

In a report last week, popular analyst firm Gartner praised Google's Android operating system over the much anticipated release of MS Windows 7 for netbooks. Google Android is an operating system that has been popular with smartphone users for quite ... some time. Recently it was announced that Acer, most admired for their work in the growing netbook market, would equip future systems with this Linux based OS. Android "Snappy", Says Gartner Now, Android is hardly the first netbook system based on Linux, but according to Gartner it is the first to do so with name power. "Android is the ... (view more)

Thu
18
Jun
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Microsoft Jacking Up Netbook Price For Windows

Unconfirmed reports say Microsoft is charging manufacturers much more than expected for the netbook edition of Windows 7. The news comes as a major research analyst picks Google's Android operating system as having the potential to seriously ... challenge Windows on netbooks. According to reports, Microsoft is quoting prices of $45 to $55 for netbook producers to license the Starter edition of Windows 7. That's almost double the price of the equivalent edition to XP. Win7 Price Huge for Netbook OEMs The price difference is significant for low-priced machine like netbooks. In some cases it would ... (view more)

Mon
06
Apr
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T-Mobile, Samsung Phones to Adopt Android OS

T-Mobile is planning to use Google's open source operating system " Android " on devices that blur the line between cellphone and home PC. In addition, Samsung says they will also produce Android phones, but need to work out the kinks, first. Both ... announcements come shortly after HP revealed that it is investigating the idea of using Android to power some of its low-cost netbook computers in place of Windows. Home Phone to get Data Features According to the New York Times, T-Mobile is working on two home devices using Android, an open source rival to systems such as Windows Mobile ... (view more)

Fri
03
Apr
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HP Netbooks To Favor Google OS, Snub Microsoft

Rumors suggest that Hewlett-Packard (HP) is considering to use the Google Android operating system in their netbook computers . If the rumors are true, the Linux's 10 percent market share could grow faster than ever before. If the Linux-based ... operating system (OS) is considered the underdog in this battle, it should be noted that Linux is simply trying to reclaim the same figures that Microsoft once usurped. Some early netbook models offered a pre-installed Linux-based OS, but when Microsoft slashed the price of its Windows XP Home OS, Linux fell by the wayside. (Source: mashget.com ) Now the ... (view more)

Tue
04
Nov
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Google Android Off to a Good Start

It looks as if the download service for Google's new Android smartphone operating system has had a successful launch. While figures are too hazy to make a firm comparison, first-day figures appear to have beaten the launch day of the Apple iPhone ... Apps store. While the Android system launched with around 10% the number of applications available as the iPhone, a media research firm says nine applications had between 10,000 and 50,000 downloads in the first day. That's compared with just two applications doing in the same range on the iPhone Apps launch. Before you conclude that this marks a ... (view more)

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