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Android tops iPhone in US (no thanks to the Nexus One)

Google continues to eat crow over the Nexus One. On Monday, Sprint - America's third largest wireless carrier - told Gizmodo it had changed its mind about joining Mountain View's online handset store and offering service in tandem with the Googlephone. As recently as March, the carrier said that it would partner with Google on …
Cade Metz, 11 May 2010

Linus Torvalds doesn't hate the Googlephone

Linus Torvalds hates cell phones. But that doesn't include the Googlephone. The Linux founder "broke down" last week and bought a Google Nexus One, and despite his enduring cell phone hatred, he calls it "a winner." In a weekend blog post, Linus tells the world that cell phones are "irritating" and that they "disturb you as …
Cade Metz, 8 Feb 2010

Google pushes new multitouch onto Nexus One

Updated Google has pushed out a software update for its Nexus One phone that attempts to improve 3G connectivity while adding "pinch-and-zoom" multitouch to a trio of applications where the navigate-with-your-fingers technology was conspicuously absent. The update - which Google began distributing to existing phones yesterday - also …
Cade Metz, 3 Feb 2010

Nexus One poised for iPhone's American 3G

Google is on the verge of releasing a version of its Nexus One handset that will run on AT&T's 3G network. Unveiled in early January, the Googlephone is a GSM-based device, and it's sold unlocked from Mountain View's very own online store. But the inaugural version does not work with the 3G network run by AT&T, the largest GSM …
Cade Metz, 1 Feb 2010

Microsoft sees its chance in Googlephone

Microsoft has once again questioned Google's mobile strategy, insisting that Mountain View will have trouble attracting - and keeping - OS partners now that the company is selling its very own Googlephone. Speaking with Bloomberg this past week, Redmond mobile boss Robbie Bach predicted that Google's decision to serve as both …
Cade Metz, 10 Jan 2010

Yes, the Googlephone works in Blighty

In the US, Google's unlocked Nexus One handset plays with only one major 3G wireless network: T-Mobile's. But in other parts of the world, your options are rather more extensive. Sold from Google's new US-based online phone store, the inaugural Googlephone supports four GSM frequencies: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz. So …
Cade Metz, 7 Jan 2010

The Googlephone - there's more where that came from

The Googlephone exists. The Mountain View Chocolate Factory is already selling the endlessly-rumored Nexus One from its very own online store, pulling in sales dollars and, yes, competing with existing partners. Namely Motorola and Verizon. Mountain View is now a retailer, and though the company says it didn't design the Nexus …
Cade Metz, 6 Jan 2010

Google uncloaks the Nexus One

Updated Google has surprised no one by unveiling the Google-branded and Google-sold Nexus One phone at a press event in Mountain View. Manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, the phone will be sold through an online store operated by Google at The phone can be purchased unlocked for $529 or in tandem with …
Cade Metz, 5 Jan 2010

Google chisels Chrome OS tablet, rumors say

Google and HTC, its bosom buddy hardware manufacturer, have spent the last 18 months developing touch-screen tablets, according to a report out of Australia. The Mountain View-based world power and the Taiwan-based hardware maker have produced "several working models" of a touch tablet, sources tell the Aussie publication …
Cade Metz, 4 Jan 2010
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Verizon snuffs Google for Microsoft search

Verizon has unilaterally updated user Storm 2 BlackBerries and other smartphones so that their browser search boxes can only be used with Microsoft Bing. The move is part of the five-year search and advertising deal Verizon signed with Microsoft in January for a rumored $500m. Verizon pushed the search change over its network …
Cade Metz, 19 Dec 2009

Google contradicts self, confirms own Googlephone

Google has designed an Android-based handset that it intends to sell directly to consumers, according to multiple reports. As recently as October 30, Google had flatly denied that it was "making hardware" or that it would "compete with its customers" by offering its own phone. But it would seem the web search outfit/world …
Cade Metz, 13 Dec 2009

Google G1 successor spied in video?

A video demonstration of a handset thought to be the G1 Googlephone’s successor has been leaked online. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from The seven-minute film opens with a shot of the phone’s front, which clearly shows the name “Dream”. The G1 was developed by HTC, and Dream is thought to have been …
James Sherwood, 16 Jan 2009
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Google plugs first Googlephone flaw

Google has responded to the discovery of a security bug by pushing out the first patch for its Android mobile phone platform. Users of the G1, developed by HTC, was patched over the weekend in response to the discovery of a flaw in its browser software on 24 October. The bug was discovered by Charlie Miller, Mark Daniel and …
John Leyden, 3 Nov 2008
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iPhone squares up to Android

Apple is aiming to get off the back foot when it comes to phone features with the forthcoming release of iPhone firmware - hopefully before the Googlephone gets into circulation. Google, along with T-Mobile, made great play of the ability of the G1 - the first handset based on Google's Android platform - to display Street View …
Bill Ray, 7 Oct 2008

Android-based T-Mobile G1 pics leaked

With just 24 hours or so to go before T-Mobile officially unveils the G1 Android-based handset, pictures of the phone have emerged online to whet consumers’ appetites. Tmobile_G1_01 The T-Mobile G1 is made by HTC Tmobile_G1_04 Touch screen talker with slider keyboard Blogger “Rizzn” posted the pictures online and …
James Sherwood, 22 Sep 2008

First Android phone to retail for $199

The Googlephone will cost $199 when it lands on T-Mobile in the US next week. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports that customers will be required to sign up a service contract of unknown duration with T-Mobile in order to bag themselves one of the Android-based talkers. This suggests that …
James Sherwood, 18 Sep 2008

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