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[News] Android/Linux Sales Proceed as Hoped, Conference Comes to London

  • Subject: [News] Android/Linux Sales Proceed as Hoped, Conference Comes to London
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:02:23 +0000
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Motorolaâs Milestone (The U.K.âs Droid) Flies Off The Virtual Shelves 

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| Some very positive news for Motorola (NYSE: 
| MOT) as we head into the weekend ... Online 
| retailer eXpansys says that the Milestoneâ
| the U.K.-version of the Droidâsold out in 
| just three hours. eXpansys is the exclusive 
| seller of the handset; the company said it 
| had received well over 1,000 pre-orders for 
| the Milestone a week before it went on sale. 
| eXpansis expects a second shipment of 
| Milestones to arrive in time for holiday 
| orders.


Happenings: droidcon London 2009

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| As Android starts appearing on more devices, 
| so developers are getting together to 
| exchange notes on how to develop on the 
| rapidly changing open source mobile phone 
| platform. At the first droidcon London,  
| subjects ranged from alternate languages, 
| programming audio and implementing Android 
| on devices to reverse engineering 
| programmes, testing Android applications and 
| the future of mobile devices.


Acer A1 Liquid Android smartphone

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| Over the last 12 months Acer has been 
| spitting out smartphones like there is no 
| tomorrow. Some of them, like the Tempo F900, 
| have been quite good while others, like the 
| beTouch E101, have been, ahem, less 
| impressive. Yet none have really scored as a 
| hit in our book, but that may be about to 
| change with the release of the A1 Liquid, 
| Acer's first Android phone.


Googlephone videos uncovered

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| Evidence is mounting that Googleâs 
| smartphone will be called the Nexus One, 
| following the appearance of a video showing 
| the phoneâs packaging and OS.


Bright future for HTC's Hero

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| As youâll probably know by now, the Hero 
| runs Googleâs Android operating system, 
| which â like the iPhone â is built around a 
| Unix-based core OS, in Androidâs case that 
| core being the ever popular Linux kernel. 


Google phone with T-Mobile contract in Jan: source

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| Google Inc plans to sell two versions of its 
| own-branded cell phone: one with a service 
| contract with T-Mobile USA and another that 
| is unlocked, a source familiar with the 
| matter said.


Unofficial id classics pulled from Android



Motorola Droid named gadget of the year by TIME magazine

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| The Motorola Droid has been enjoying some
| great success in the States. Since its US
| launch in November, itâs been the subject of
| much praise and critical acclaim â with
| pundits suggesting it might be Androidâs
| best outing yet. Now, on the same day of the
| Droidâs UK launch (as the Milestone) itâs
| been crowned best gadget of 2009 in TIME
| Magazineâs top ten of everything for 2009.

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