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.
Nielson is best known for tracking how many people watch TV shows, but it also covers many other products, including mobile phones. According to this company's figures, Apple's iPhone and various Blackberrys were the most frequently used models through most of 2009.
Nuance Communications has released a second iPhone app that lets users enter text into their smartphone with their voice, instead of using the keyboard. As its name suggests, Dragon Search ties into various search engines, and users can tell it what they are trying to find by talking to their iPhone, instead of using the keyboard.
There have been unconfirmed reports that Sony Ericsson's upcoming high-end Android-based Xperia X10 will offer support for 3G on both AT&T and T-Mobile, and now the FCC has confirmed it.
The Motorola Devour -- previously known as the Calgary -- is reportedly coming to Verizon in the next few months. This Android-based smartphone will have a shape somewhat similar to the Droid, but without many of the high-end features.
HTC has released four homescreen widgets for smartphones based on Google's Android OS. Unlike most apps, though, these are only for devices running HTC, this company's proprietary user interface.
In addition to introducing its own smartphone, Google is reportedly going to release a netbook under its own brand name. Naturally, this is going to run the upcoming Chrome OS, which is being developed for this class of low-cost laptops.
AT&T is the last of the big four U.S. carriers without an Android model. But that might change soon, thanks to a Motorola smartphone with an unusual design featuring a flip-around keyboard.
T-Mobile Top Picks is coming to the version of the Android Market on this carrier's smartphones that run Google's operating system. This includes a variety of applications that help customers customize their device and manage their T-Mobile account.
The earliest reports on the Google Nexus One said that this model will offer support for both AT&T's and T-Mobile's 3G networks, but this apparently isn't the case. Instead, anyone using this Android-powered smartphone will be limited to AT&T's 2.5G network.
Google will introduce its first smartphone at the beginning of January, if an unconfirmed report is correct. This device -- code-named the Nexus One -- will supposedly be sold with service from T-Mobile USA, and offer a range of high-end features.
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