The Goog keeps tweaking search. Latest update: Full previews in results pages. Also, instant banking (of a sort) coming to PayPal; URL shorteners may face shutdown; and Darren books his 180,000-year trip to Gliese 581gSubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--We know that Sprint is planning a CTIA press conference at 2 p.m. today, but so far the carrier has kept the exact news under wraps. According to AndoidGuys, however, we should see two new Android handsets that will launch next Sunday, October 10.
Though it will be new to Sprint, the first phone is something we've seen before. The Sanyo Zio, which first arrived at Cricket in late September, will carry a $99 price tag with service.
The Samsung Transform should have an 800MHz processor with Android 2.1 (Eclair). The design looks to be a … Read more
Wolfram Alpha is now available on Android-based devices, the company said today.
Dubbed the Wolfram Alpha App for Android, the program offers the same computational functionality available on the service's Web site. According to Wolfram Alpha, its computational engine features "over 10 trillion data elements" and "tens of thousands" of computational models.
The app allows for text or voice input. The company said that people can search for data in a slew of fields including math, science, engineering, and sports. The app is available only to devices running Android OS 1.6 or higher. It … Read more
Toshiba plans to launch a number of tablet computers in the U.S., Japan, and other countries next year, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Toshiba engineer Hideo Kasuya told the Journal at the Ceatec 2010 tech show in Japan this week that the tablets are expected to run Google's Android operating system. He did not elaborate more about the devices.
Toshiba has been showing off a prototype Android tablet at Ceatec with a 10.1-inch touch screen.
HTC saw a 130 percent year-on-year rise in its revenue in September, the phone manufacturer said in a brief statement (PDF) today.
According to HTC, it brought in NT$27.1 billion (US$875 million) in September. Its revenue for the whole third quarter was NT$75.8 billion (US$2.45 billion). "September revenue was impacted by product transition with small portion shipment of new products, but the volume shipment of new products will start from October," said the company, which nearly doubled its third-quarter profits year over year.
SAN FRANCISCO - Motorola is taking on Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, with its new Droid Pro.
Motorola announced the new Google Android smartphone at a press event here Tuesday on the eve of the 2010 CTIA Enterprise & Applications tradeshow. Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha called the phone, which sports a 3.1-inch touch screen display and a QWERTY keypad, the first Android phone designed specifically for business users.
The company has added several features to the Droid Pro, which could make it a strong BlackBerry competitor. BlackBerry is still the No. 1 smartphone used … Read more
If you bought a smartphone in the first eight months of 2010, chances are pretty good that you picked up an Android device. The Nielsen Co. reported today that roughly one in three (32 percent) of smartphones purchased from January to August were powered by Android. In the same time period, Apple's iOS and BlackBerry's RIM platform were virtually tied for second with 25 percent and 26 percent, respectively.
Up until this morning, Android users in need of up-to-the minute finance information were best served by the Google Finance app. Now, Yahoo's aiming to offer another easily accessible option with its own popular Finance app, which finally made its way onto the mobile OS earlier today.
Yahoo Finance for Android appears to carry over many of the most useful features from the Web service, including real-time quotes and a customizable stock watch list. You also get access to Yahoo Finance portfolios, company stats and news, and Tech Ticker videos.
The app is currently available in the United States, … Read more
Google fired back at Oracle yesterday in their dispute over Java, claiming that Oracle had once criticized the licensing policies it now seeks to uphold.
The formal answer to Oracle's complaint over Google's alleged infringement of patents related to Java made its way into the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California late yesterday evening. Oracle, wielding patents it acquired along with Sun Microsystems in 2009, claimed in August that Google's implementation of the Dalvik virtual machine in Android--among other things--violated as many as seven patents.
Google responded by denying Oracle's claims of … Read more