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[News] First Look at the First Android GNU/Linux Phones

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HTC Dream sails through FCC tests

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| It’s thought HTC’s Dream will hit the shops somewhere in October, so let’s 
| hope that the FCC’s and Wi-Fi Alliance’s thumbs-up keep the long-awaited 
| Android handset launch on track.  


FCC Has No Problems With Dream

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| Google's Android gets possible launch date


A ‘Dream’ Come True: U.S. Approves the First Google Phone

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| Last week, we told you that Taiwan-based HTC, one of the largest mobile 
| device makers in the world, was readying the first smart phone to use 
| Google’s Android operating system.  



T-Mobile to Offer First Phone With Google Software


NYT: Google's Android coming soon on HTC handset

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| The New York Times echoed a report earlier in the week from TmoNews in
| suggesting that the first phone to run the Android software will be announced
| by handset maker HTC on T-Mobile's network next month and could begin
| shipping in October. It's long been expected that T-Mobile and HTC would be
| among the first Android partners to actually ship a product, but the timing
| had been unclear.


Google Android just four weeks away?

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| Back in June, some unnamed sources told The Wall Street Journal that Google's
| currently closed open mobile platform could be delayed until 2009. But this
| week, another unnamed source told TmoNews - a T-Mobile obsessed blog - that
| the American wireless carrier will offer up the first Android phone for
| pre-sale on 17 September.



Google Exec: Android To Beat iPhone

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| Rich Miner even went after Apple's handheld darling.  "Once you have devices
| out there from Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and so on, there's a much larger
| potential market on Android than for the iPhone," he said.  "[T]here's a
| single manufacturer, it's targeted at a particular demographic, and it falls
| far short of the 1 billion mobile phones sold every year worldwide."    


iPhone vs. Android : An Open Source Devs Perspective

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| According to Andrea Gazzaniga, software development manager at mobile open
| source vendor Funambol the answer is not entirely clear. In a rambling
| overflow presentation at AjaxWorld's iPhone Sumitt, Gazzaniga attempted to
| outline the differences and similiaraties between iPhone and Android.  


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?  
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.


Is Google Android the Next Windows?

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| On the flip side, Good Android (here’s a video demo) is a cross-platform
| software environment that multiple hardware vendors and service providers are
| expected to embrace. Although Android isn’t fully baked, Google is
| aggressively promoting the operating environment to third party developers.
| The idea is to get developers on board early, so that tons of Android
| applications are ready when Android-compatible devices finally debut.    
| [...]
| Eventually, The VAR Guy suspects, Android devices will easily leapfrog
| iPhone’s market share. But that’s not a terrible thing for Apple. Although
| Apple nearly died on the desktop, Apple’s more recent innovations prove that
| you can thrive even when you hold less than 10 percent of a technology
| market.    


HTC tight-lipped about Google phone

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| MOBILE PHONE MAKER High Tech Computer (HTC) is developing a handset which
| will run Android software developed by Google and a consortium of other tech
| companies.  


A third of all phones "smart" in five years

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| ABI Research vice president Stuart Carlaw said, "The market is currently
| dominated by Nokia (52 percent) and Symbian (65 percent). However, the
| coalescence of the framework wars in the Linux environment and the growing
| stature of Windows Mobile will enable new competitors to put pressure on this
| established axis."    


Research and Markets: Symbian and Linux Enjoy the Highest Penetration in the
Japanese Smartphone Market

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| Symbian and Linux enjoy the highest penetration in the Japanese smartphone
| market and appear to be the beneficiaries in any expansion of smartphone use
| there.  

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