Categories: Android

Shazam Wants You to Hold the Phone Up to the TV

Posted by: Rachael King on December 06

By Adam Satariano Shazam Entertainment Inc., maker of that nifty tool that lets people identify songs they can't recognize, wants TV viewers to start using the service, too. The startup...

Blockbuster Moves onto Droid X

Posted by: Olga Kharif on June 23

Blockbuster is expanding its mobile efforts. On June 23, Verizon Wireless announced that Blockbuster on Demand, an online movie buying and rental service, will become available on the new Motorola...

Google Nexus One Devices Flood eBay

Posted by: Olga Kharif on January 14

Auction site eBay is flooded with listings for Google Nexus One, which went on sale on Jan. 5. While Google sells the phone without a contract for $529, dozens of optimistic eBay sellers are trying to resell the gadget for as much as $1,000.

Android: Catching Up to the iPhone

Posted by: Olga Kharif on December 17

Consumer awareness of Android, an operating system for smartphones pushed by Google, is on a steep climb, which bodes well for vendors like Motorola and HTC. Of consumers expecting to shop for smartphones in the next three months, 17% are considering an Android-based device, according to comScore's new survey of 2,300 consumers. In fact, devices based on Android aren't far behind the iPhone.

Android Developer Challenge 2 Winners Announced

Posted by: Olga Kharif on November 30

On Nov. 30, Google announced winners of its Android Developer Challenge 2, a competition to create the best apps for Android-based phones like the Motorola Droid. The overall winners are "SweetDreams," a tool that lets you go to sleep without having to tinker with phone settings; multi-player game "What the Doodle!?"; and "WaveSecure," a tool that protects a mobile user's data and privacy.

myTouch's Users Tap Into Android Market

Posted by: Olga Kharif on November 04

Half of T-Mobile myTouch 3G users visit Android Market at least once a day, according to a Nov. 4 report from T-Mobile USA. That's a good sign for Android Market and its creator, Google.

Google Maps Navigation: Another Shot at iPhone

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 28

Amid rising competition between Google's Android mobile operating software and the iPhone, Google this morning is sending another shot Apple's way. It's debuting a free beta version of a new...

Can Android Market Catch Up to the App Store?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on October 27

The number of applications such as games and calendars that developers have begun working on for cell-phone operating system Android has jumped 94% between September and October, according to Flurry, which provides in-app analytics software for mobile devices.

LIVE: Google, Verizon to Develop Android Handsets, Services

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 06

Google and Verizon, often at odds in the past, this morning announced a deal to co-develop handsets and other services using Google's Android operating software. (Full release is below.) In...

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