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A recent leaked T-Mobile roadmap showed a Huawei Summit handset that we suspected was "possibly Android-flavored," and now that the device has arrived in the carrier's shop, we're still not certain. It's a basic phone, to be sure, with a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, 3.2-megapixel rear camera, GPS,...

October 19th 2012 at 2:48am 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Last week's Switched On discussed why Google's ownership of Motorola is unlikely to bring major changes to the balance of power among Android licensees. But Motorola also has significant interests in the set-top ma...

September 4th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Tech company acquisitions often seek to reshape a company or even the entire industry. Buying Applied Semantics catalyzed Google's rise to online advertising dominance. Apple's purchase of NeXT transformed the form...

August 28th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The Open Handset Alliance -- the raucous group of firms officially supporting and contributing to Android's development -- has added a staggering 13 new members today, including Freescale (Moto's former chip unit) and China Telecom, China's EV-DO carrier. Update: We still don't have have a press r...

January 5th 2010 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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Evidence suggests that the Android Market has a long way to go to be a profitable enterprise for would-be developers, but the good news is that Google seems to understand -- and they're doing something about it. Those in-the-wild shots of a totally rethought interface have turned out to be legit, b...

September 3rd 2009 at 8:11pm 0 Comments
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Evidence suggests that the Android Market has a long way to go to be a profitable enterprise for would-be developers, but the good news is that Google seems to understand -- and they're doing something about it. Those in-the-wild shots of a totally rethought interface have turned out to be legit, b...

September 3rd 2009 at 8:11pm 0 Comments
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Hold on to your positronic caps, readers. It seems our little green robo-friend may be in for a little bit of legal trouble. Erich Specht has sued Google and seemingly every company that has ever thought about using its mobile OS (like T-Mobile, Vodafone, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, and lots more) fo...

May 1st 2009 at 8:57am 0 Comments
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Hold on to your positronic caps, readers. It seems our little green robo-friend may be in for a little bit of legal trouble. Erich Specht has sued Google and seemingly every company that has ever thought about using its mobile OS (like T-Mobile, Vodafone, Intel, Motorola, Samsung, and lots more) fo...

May 1st 2009 at 8:57am 0 Comments