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This page has links to news about the Android platform
 
This page has links to news about the Android platform
  
== Consortium news ==
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== Android News Portals ==
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* http://androidguys.com/ - General news
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* http://androinica.com/ - Android Blog
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== Interviews ==
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* [http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10245994-93.html Google's Rubin: Android 'a revolution'] - CNet News May 2009
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:''"Android, Google's mobile operating system, doesn't generate revenue for the company, and likely never will--at least in the direct sense. But Andy Rubin, Google's director of mobile platforms, thinks Google and the world will benefit from any device created with the intent of getting more people onto the Internet, and isn't shy about explaining why the open-source approach chosen for Android holds the most promise of reaching that goal."''
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== Industry/Consortium news ==
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=== Mentor Graphics acquires Embedded Alley ===
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Mentor Graphics, a large EDA firm, acquires the embedded Linux consulting company Embedded Alley,
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in July, 2009.
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* See http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Mentor-Graphics-acquires-Embedded-Alley/
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=== OESF ===
 
=== OESF ===
 
The Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF) is an Android Consortium formed in Japan
 
The Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF) is an Android Consortium formed in Japan
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== Software ==
 
== Software ==
 
=== Releases ===
 
=== Releases ===
* Cupcake (Android version 1.5) released
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0.html Android SDK version 3.0] (Honeycomb)
** [http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=mobile_devices&articleId=9132387&taxonomyId=75&intsrc=kc_top|Android Android 1.5 'Cupcake' starts arriving on G1s] ComputerWorld, April 30, 2009
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.3.3.html Android SDK version 2.3.3]
** [http://lwn.net/Articles/330377/|Android 1.5 firmware available] LWN.net, April 27, 2009
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.3.html Android SDK version 2.3] (Gingerbread)
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.2.html Android SDK version 2.2] (Froyo)
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.1.html Android SDK version 2.1] (Eclair 2.1) released (Jan 12, 2010)
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** http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Android_21_SDK_Released/551-108663-580.html
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-1.6.html Android version 1.6] (Donut) released (version 4 released December 2009)
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** http://developer.android.com/index.html
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** http://android-developers.blogspot.com/search/label/Android%201.6
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** http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-1.6-highlights.html
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* [http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-1.5.html Android version 1.5] (Cupcake) released (April 2009)
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** [http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=mobile_devices&articleId=9132387&taxonomyId=75&intsrc=kc_top Android 1.5 'Cupcake' starts arriving on G1s] ComputerWorld, April 30, 2009
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** [http://lwn.net/Articles/330377/ Android 1.5 firmware available] LWN.net, April 27, 2009
 
*** HTC (the manufacturer of the Android Dev Phone) has posted a set of Android 1.5 images for the ADP1. There's also reasonably straightforward instructions on flashing those images into a phone
 
*** HTC (the manufacturer of the Android Dev Phone) has posted a set of Android 1.5 images for the ADP1. There's also reasonably straightforward instructions on flashing those images into a phone
  
 
=== Ports ===
 
=== Ports ===
* [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2957041907.html|Android ported to MIPS] Linuxdevices, April 2009
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* [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2957041907.html Android ported to MIPS] Linuxdevices, April 2009
 
** Embedded Alley has ported Android to the Alchemy MIPS processor.
 
** Embedded Alley has ported Android to the Alchemy MIPS processor.
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* [[Android_on_OMAP#Real_hardware|Android ported to various ARM processors]] (ARM9, ARM11 and Cortex-A8 based). Including e.g. [[OSK]] board, Nokia N800, Nokia N810, [[BeagleBoard]], [[Devkit8000]] and Gumstix Overo board.
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* [http://www.armkits.com/product/devkit7000.asp Devkit7000] Samsung S5PV210 based board.
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* [http://www.armkits.com/product/devkit8500d.asp Devkit8500D] TI DM3730 based board.
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=== Videos ===
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkhUqVVOpco WLAN and Bluetooth demo on DM3730 running Android featured on You Tube]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnP5f_jfqfE Android demo on DM3730 featured on You Tube]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MKg8UAxgTE Android Demo on Mistral's TMDSEVM3530 featured on You Tube]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuO0YQfjflY Android Demo on Mistral's TMDXEVM3503 featured on You Tube]
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== Features ==
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=== Interfaces ===
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* SenseUI (HTC)
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* MotoBlur (Motorola)
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* TouchWiz (Samsung)
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* Rachael (Sony Ericsson)
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=== Applications ===
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* Google Maps (with turn-by-turn navigation)
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* Google Goggles - search by image from camera
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** http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2356786,00.asp - Hands off with Google Goggles
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* DoCoMo Augmented Reality Concept running on Android : http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-18527-DoCoMo+Augmented+Reality+Concept+at+Wireless+Japan+09.html
  
 
== Phone news ==
 
== Phone news ==
 
* Samsung phone
 
* Samsung phone
** [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6111935151.html|Samsung's Android phone to launch in Germany] Linuxdevices, April 2009
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** [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6111935151.html Samsung's Android phone to launch in Germany] Linuxdevices, April 2009
 
* T-mobile ships more than 1 million G1 phones
 
* T-mobile ships more than 1 million G1 phones
** [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9441485944.html|T-Mobile sells a million Android phones] Linuxdevices, April 2009
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** [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9441485944.html T-Mobile sells a million Android phones] Linuxdevices, April 2009
  
 
== Netbooks and MIDs ==
 
== Netbooks and MIDs ==
* [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2738659174.html|ARM-based MIDs run Android, report says] Linuxdevices, April 27, 2009
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* [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2738659174.html ARM-based MIDs run Android, report says] Linuxdevices, April 27, 2009
* [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2416044211.html|First Android netbooks surface] Linuxdevices, April 2009
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* [http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2416044211.html First Android netbooks surface] Linuxdevices, April 2009
 
** ARM-based netbook by Skytone announced.
 
** ARM-based netbook by Skytone announced.
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[[Category:Android]]

Latest revision as of 09:35, 18 July 2011

This page has links to news about the Android platform

Android News Portals

Interviews

"Android, Google's mobile operating system, doesn't generate revenue for the company, and likely never will--at least in the direct sense. But Andy Rubin, Google's director of mobile platforms, thinks Google and the world will benefit from any device created with the intent of getting more people onto the Internet, and isn't shy about explaining why the open-source approach chosen for Android holds the most promise of reaching that goal."

Industry/Consortium news

Mentor Graphics acquires Embedded Alley

Mentor Graphics, a large EDA firm, acquires the embedded Linux consulting company Embedded Alley, in July, 2009.

OESF

The Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF) is an Android Consortium formed in Japan in February, 2009. It included 23 companies at startup, and has the support of Google.

Software

Releases

Ports

Videos

Features

Interfaces

  • SenseUI (HTC)
  • MotoBlur (Motorola)
  • TouchWiz (Samsung)
  • Rachael (Sony Ericsson)

Applications

Phone news

Netbooks and MIDs