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Analyst: Android to beat the iPhone with 50% market share

A report from analyst firm Piper Jaffray says that in the long run, Android is going to lead the smartphone market with about 50% market share. iOS will shrink down to somewhere between 20-30% market share, while RIM and Nokia will have the remaining. The report predict that even with 20% of the market, the iPhone will contribute Apple more ...

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Huawei IDEOS announced, runs Google Android 2.2

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has announced a new Android phone called Huawei IDEOS that will sell between £99(RM400) and £129(RM520) in the mass market. The Google-branded phone runs on the latest Android 2.2 mobile OS and set to be available sometime next month in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Key features of Huawei IDEOS:

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Motorola’s upcoming Android updates

Motorola has announced their future plans on Android updates. One of the main issue with Android operating system can be how different manufacturers and mobile carriers deal with future firmware upgrades. If you are using a Motorola Android phone, the detail below tells you when you can expect the update to the latest Android OS. Asia-Pacific: Motorola Milestone (Korean version) ...

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First SMS Trojan hits Android smartphone

Kaspersky Lab has identified the first virus to hit Google’s Android operating system. The Trojan virus, named Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a, is distributed through a message sent to users prompting them to install a 13 KB “harmless” media player application. Once installed, the Trojan virus sends out SMS messages to premium rate numbers without user’s knowledge. Android users are recommend to pay more ...

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Android is more popular than iPhone, in the US

According to the research firm Nielsen, more handsets running Google Android than Apple iPhones were sold in the first quarter of 2010 in the US. Google Android handsets accounted for 27 percent of all smartphones sold in the US in Q1, while iPhones are down to a 23 percent market share.

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Android Garage workshop by HTC Malaysia

HTC Malaysia will be organising a free Android Garage workshop next month. You should attend this if you want to know more about Android or if you own an Android phone and want to learn more. Full details from HTC after the jump.

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iPhone 4 still the smartphone benchmark but Android appeal is growing

Download Forecast-“By 2015, total mobile application downloads will be 5 billion, where 500 million of it will come from iPhone” Comment below by Adam Leach, Principal Analyst at Ovum In three short years the iPhone has become the industry benchmark for high-end smartphones and the fourth generation device only reinforces this view. The success of the iPhone is down to ...

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Mobile Developers: Celcom Android Application contest

Celcom has announced the Android Application contest via its League of Extraordinary Developers Challenge (LEDC) program. Press Release below:

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YTL WiMAX to offer Android devices, launch might delay till next year

A lot people have been coming up to me asking questions like “What do you think of YTL WiMAX?”. I simply don’t know the answers since YTL has yet to launch its WiMAX service. WiMAX Android devices are coming However I might be able to share some stuff that the WiMAX operator is working on. As the tittle suggest, YTL ...

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Comment on iPhone 4

Adam Leach, principal analyst at Ovum, said: “In three short years the iPhone has become the industry benchmark for high-end smartphones and the fourth generation device only reinforces this view. The success of the iPhone is down to a number of interrelated factors. First, Apple created a device with a genuinely unique user experience, one that consumers still find engaging ...

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HTC sues Apple back

Taiwan based HTC Corp which makes smartphones that runs on the Google Anfroid platform is filing a patent complaint against Apple Inc., asking the International Trade Commission to ban U.S. sales of iPhones, iPads and iPods. In the complaint dated May 12, HTC said Apple violates five patents. Some of it include patents on technology related to iPhone’s power management, ...

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Five new Android phones from Maxis, Android market to be available soon

5 new Android phones will be available from Maxis starting 1st May 2010: Samsung I7500 Galaxy- RM1,399 LG GW620 (Eve)- RM1,499 HTC Legend (A6363)– RM1,999 Motorola Droid- RM2,299 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i- RM2,699 The phones above are available at a cheaper price(as low as RM799) if you sign up for a postpaid+data plan and a 12-months contract.

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Android 2.2 to support automatic application updates

The next version of Google’s Android(version 2.2) known as Froyo is already in testing and should be available soon(months). One key new feature that we will be seeing in Froyo is automatic application updates.

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Over 50k apps available for Google Android

Google’s Android mobile OS has only been around for a year and a half and it has done something impressive- The total app count currently stands at 50,395. But the real good news is this- Despite the increase of apps, nearly 60 percent of all apps in the Android market are free.

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Google’s Android on Intel Atom Smartphones

Looks like we are going to see Android on Atom smarphones. That’s right, more upcoming smartphones is going to work on Atom. The LG GW990 is the world’s first – demonstration based on the Intel Moorestown platform that represents a new generation of powerful smartphones. But too bad, it will only run on Linux.

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