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Google launches Android 2.0 SDK

Google is unveiling some of the features of its next-generation mobile operating system with the launch of an updated Software Development Kit. That means developers can already begin writing programs for Android 2.0 even though the first phone to run the operating system won't officially be launched until tomorrow. So what's new in Google Android 2.0? Here's a shortlist: Support for...

Google Android to get three more delicious flavors

In case you haven't noticed, companies have a tendency to give often-silly sounding codenames to upcoming software releases. Ubuntu Linux, for example, gives each major operating system update an alliterative adjective/animal name such as "Hardy Heron," "Intrepid Ibex," and "Jaunty Jackalope." Google, on the other hand, is going for desserts with its Android operating system. The company has...

How to try Google Android on x86 computers with a LiveCD

Want to give Google Android a try, but don't feel like buying a T-Mobile G1? Live-Android lets you download a LiveCD disc image of the Google Android operating system. Just burn the image to a disc, stick it in a CD-ROM drive, and reboot your computer and you can check out Android without installing it or affecting any files on your PC. You can also use the disc image in a virtualization...

ThinkFree to bring its office suite to Google Android

ThinkFree offers a cross-platform suite of office applications that can be used on Windows, Mac, Linux, or on the web. And now it looks like the company is developing a full office suite for Google Android as well. ThinkFree Mobile for Android will provide Google Android users with spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing applications. The application is compatible with Microsoft Office...

First look at Google Android 2.0 "Donut" with universal search

While Google Android 1.5 "Cupcake" just started rolling out to T-Mobile G1 users, Google is already working on the next version of its operating system for mobile phones. Google Android 2.0 is carrying the code name "Donut," and today Engadget got to check out a demo of some of the new features that will be included in the update. One of those features is a new "Android Search" tool that will...

Coming soon: Google Android applications on Ubuntu

While Google Android is built on the Linux kernel, all of the applications for the mobile operating system actually run on a custom Java runtime. In other words, Google Android doesn't run most native Linux applications, and most Linux distributions can't run Google Android apps... yet. But Canonical is working on software that would allow Google Android programs to run natively on Ubuntu Linux....

Google Android could give new life to old PDAs

AxDroid - Android on Dell Axim x51v from Ertan D. on Vimeo. For years, people have been pointing out that you can Linux can give new life to old PC hardware. Just because your old Pentium 1 desktop doesn't run Windows Vista very well doesn't mean it's useless. Just throw a low profile Linux distribution like Xubuntu or Puppy Linux on there. As PDA and cellphone software gets more capable, it's...

Installing Linux GUI's on Google Android phones

Sure, Google has put a lot of time and effort into developing a graphical user interface for its Android operating system. It's designed for cellphones and provides quick and easy access to the features you need the most, like the phone dialer and web browser. But if you want some real geek cred, you might want to think about installing a desktop-style window manager on your Android-powered phone....

Paid apps coming to Google Android Market

Google is announcing the advent of paid applications in the Android Market. Android is Google's operating system for mobile devices (which, right now means the T Mobile G1 and the occasional netbook). And up until now, the only apps available in the Android Market were free. Good for cheapskates, but not necessarily the best thing if you're looking for high quality, professionally developed...

Google Android source code now available

Google released an SDK for the Android mobile operating system a few months ago. But with the first Android-powered phone set to go on sale tomorrow, Google went all out and released the source code today. This isn't a surprise. Google has long stated that it would make the source code for the operating system available, but now that it is, developers can do far more than create applications that...

First look at the T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone

So I don't know if you've heard, but apparently there's this company named Google. And apparently they've developed some sort of a mobile phone operating system that features tight integration with online services like Gmail, YouTube, and Google Talk. And you can't get one just yet, so we decided to talk to someone who did. Kevin Tofel of jkOnTheRun has been testing a T-Mobile G1 for the last...

Amazon MP3 store to be available on Google Android phones

As you may have heard, T-Mobile has announced the first phone running Google's Android operating system. But an OS is only as good as its applications. And while it remains to be seen whether Android has the killer apps it needs to take on Apple, Microsoft, Symbian, and RIM, the T-Mobile G1 has some pretty good ones including access to Google's mobile search, maps, Gmail, contact, calendar, and...

Windows Mobile 7 delayed: Coming in second half of 2009

T-Mobile and Google are announcing the availability of the first mobile phone running the new Google Android software today. But if you're holding out for the next generation of Windows Mobile devices, it looks like you might have to wait a while. CNet is reporting that Windows Mobile 7, which had widely been expected to ship early next year, will not be available until the second half of 2009....