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[News] Why Linux Phones Can Beat iPhone, Embraced by Entrepreneur

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When Android beats the iPhone

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| This is great. A week or so ago Google was alone in developing Android. They 
| made it open source and boom, an internal application is getting perfected by 
| the community. End user benefit from it immediately, because they can 
| download it for free from the Android Market (which is such an easy task to 
| do). The OS allows you to define a default email client, so you are good to 
| go.     
| All this, without any intervention of Google or T-Mobile. The community fixed 
| the issue for T-Mobile... You have to love this one if you are a mobile 
| operator.  


Aussie entrepreneur beats telco giants to develop Google phone

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| A small Melbourne-based electronics company will be the first in Australia to 
| develop a mobile phone based on Google Android software, beating major 
| carriers and phone makers to the punch.  
| Kogan Technologies – run by 25-year-old Ruslan Kogan – sells electronic goods 
| direct from manufacturers, which reduces the company’s overheads. It has 
| announced plans to develop a phone using Google’s new Android software, an 
| open-source operating system for mobile phones.   
| “I’ve been following the development of Android for about a year now. I’ve 
| always had the concept in my mind of open source software for mobile phones, 
| just never had the capacity to undertake it. When they announced Android, I 
| got very excited,” Kogan says.    


Motorola recently joined OHA/Android as well. ASUS might too.


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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