A survey performed by a research firm has found that consumer interest in Google's Android OS has risen dramatically in the past few months, to the point where it now rivals interest in Apple's iPhone.
The Consumer Electronics Show -- the 500 pound. gorilla of tradeshows -- is kicking off later this week. A number of companies will be using this event to unveil new smartphones. These announcements are still days away, but many of the details have leaked out already.
New information on Verizon's third Android-based smartphone has come to light. This includes a new image of the device -- which may be called the Motorola Droid Devour -- plus some wireless features it does and doesn't have.
Although it is not yet official, there have been numerous reports that, later this week, Google is going to release its first Android OS smartphone with service from T-Mobile. If a new report is correct, there will also be an option for AT&T customers.
At the beginning of each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones and other mobile devices that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.
Motorola is reportedly working on a device that will have one of the largest displays of any smartphone. Code-named the Shadow, it will sport a 4.3-inch WVGA+ touchscreen, Google's Android OS, and a range of other high-end features.
New details on Google's first smartphone continue to leak out. According to the latest unconfirmed report, the Nexus One with contract will sell for 10% less than previously thought. Pricing for wireless service and some accessories has leaked out as well.
A market analyst has predicted that two Motorola smartphones with Google's Android OS and OLED displays could be in the offing for early January, with one supposedly headed for AT&T and the other for Verizon Wireless.
Google has invited journalists to an event early next month, where this company is widely expected to unveil its first smartphone, the Nexus One. In addition, an internal document leaking out of T-Mobile helps to confirm some of the details of this model.
There's good news for those who want to synchronize their Motorola Droid with their desktop computer: Mark/Space's app for syncing PCs and Macs with Android OS smartphones now supports this hot-selling model.
The T-Mobile G1 was the very first phone released with Google's Android OS, but a year after its launch this device is starting to show its age. Still, it may have new life breathed into it courtesy of a significant system software upgrade.
Reports continue to surface that Google will release its first smartphone early next month, and a full set of specifications of this upcoming Android 2.1 model have now leaked out, detailing its many high-end features.
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