Europe Sees Android and HTC Dream?

Posted on September 16, 2008. Filed under: android, Google, Hacks, HTC, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A huge crowd at London’s Wembley stadium gets first live experience with Google’s upcoming mobile operating system – Android on the device that looks like HTC device suggested codename Dream / G1 at the Google Developer Day 2008.

The conference covered much of Google’s projects and involvements like OpenSocial, Google Geo, Gears, Google Docs – Google Visualisation API, AJAX specfic developments.

Mike Jenning, head of Android OS development at Google, introduced  an unsuspecting crowd their first live European Demonstration of Android. He demonstrated Google Maps on the device. Videos look decent and pretty swift. Android SDK was also talked about!

The videos reveal nothing more than what we already know / seen in the leaked stuff. The revelation for us, Non-developers, is the device used for the demo. PC Pro says

far more polished” than it did in earlier leaked videos, and that by all accounts it was actually a “finished commercial device”

This brings joy, eternal happiness to my mind with a forced angered acceptance of the Device! I absolutely cannot believe HOW, WHY, WHO approved this wierd looking pulp as final finished electronic art. The focus group at HTC has got some aesthetic issues. Nevertheless, that isnt stopping us from getting one is it?

TechRadar points out:

Jennings explained that Android is designed to be a full platform, not just ‘Ajax on a phone.’ The SDK emulates an Arm 11 CPU for easier application development. “Can it be used on any embedded device?” Jennings was asked. “Why not?” he replied.

We all know what that means, Android could be seen on some already existing devices, all we need are hacks which im pretty sure will arrive when they should.

Stay tuned, Android’s buzzing everywhere!

[ via PC Pro ]

[ via TechRadar ]

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Security hole in Android

Posted on September 15, 2008. Filed under: android, Google, Hacks | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yess, as if windows wasnt enough, A cool security hole has been detected in Android Mobile Platform that reveals your complete “Google credentials”. Obviously its the pre-release version that has been detected with this bug and ofcourse is out there for everyone to see in its beta form.

The credentials stated is the information entered in Google Talk application which via another query can be exploited to reveal information in plain text.

Ta ta ta ta.. lets not blllooow… this outa proportion ( author says that in “The Joker” Style which is impossible to replicate). Android remains in beta stage. Development is On.. HTC is coming up soon.

Even if its in Beta Stage, the fact that its Open Source, brings a variety of threats.
The Base Application developers need to make a very secure practical platform. Nevertheless, We’ll reserve our judgement until after the Official launch which shouldnt be too far.
[ via Mr. Srinivas ]

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HTC G1 in 3 shades

Posted on September 10, 2008. Filed under: android, HTC | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Folks over at unofficial T-Mobile blog are reporting that the First Mobile Android OS powered HTC Dream G1 device will be available in three shades BLACK BROWN and WHITE. The source is an anonymous tipster who emailed the screenshot of an SKU Codes.

Wer inching closer to release, however the code mentioned is G1 and not “Dream” and hence controversy continues. Most of community members feel the ugliness of the “rumored HTC Dream” of which the pictures have been floating around. So we shouldnt be surprised at an impending sudden delicious surprise or shock.

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fake HTC Dream Pics? are they?

Posted on September 10, 2008. Filed under: android, HTC | Tags: , , , , , |

Theres a word going around, that the leaked pictures of the HTC Dream Handset thats supposed to be the first Android powered phone might actually be fake. Although the pictures themselves look very compelling but as Ive stated earlier, it sure is one heck of an ugly device!

True rumor? or not? cant confirm it. But i sure hope they are fake, in anticipation of a better looking device! but unlikely!. The FCC approval pictures appearently talk abt what we’ve already seen! – leaked

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Dream Pix, Uk release November

Posted on September 9, 2008. Filed under: android | Tags: , , , , , |

Great news for Android Fans, maybe updates have come out the past 2 weeks. 

HTC Dream – First Android Phone, is suggested to debut in November through T-Mobile in UK as reported by Device has a pretty good screen with a slide out qwerty keyboard.

Its probably safe to assume that this device is grabbing massive attention only as a first ever Android OS mobile phone. I find it very ugly, bulky, boring. HTC seems confused as to who its prime target is. Its not the youth, students, IPhone sweeped it completely.  As much as touchscreen is the new mantra.. there are still normal folks out there who desire a good Mobile OS in a non touch screen device and for such market, only Nokia-Symbian combination was a real alternative. Iphone seems to have taken a slice of it. For now, HTC Dream seems a Dream only of Tech Enthusiasts ( like me ) and corporates.

Im more interested to see how an Android powered Smartphone (without touchscreen) would challenge Nokia-Symbian. I guess we’ll have to wait till Q1 2009 for some real Android Releases.

Other updates:

Android App store: seems similar to iPhone’s Appz store.

Google’s New Chrome browser.. will probably make it to Android.

In other top stories:

Google has started scanning newspapers which our great grand dadys’ read back in the day news Archives. Its gonna have All vintage collection, crosswords, illustrations etc..   Google says its part of their mission to “organise world’s infromation” or what we thing.. “Kill everyone with our google tag” mission!

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HTC “DREAM” rolls up its FCC

Posted on August 26, 2008. Filed under: android | Tags: , , , , , , |

As much as we’d hate these “unnecessary” preparatory procedures, whether it be testing for bugs, vulnerabilities.. or simply throwing it on the shelves, T-Mobile and HTC are indeed teaming up, as speculated, to launch the first Android powered mobile phone in the US Market.

Codenamed HTC Dream is a full Touch screen device with a fullsize qwerty keyboard, according to FCC submitted paper, a little less taller than iPhone ( not a thinner as we;d hoped!)

Nevertheless, It remains to see what other Manufacturers are prepping for utilising this potential iPhone Killer app. Im more interested to see some smartphone mobile devices ( those without huge qwerty). It should be interesting to see how Android perphones on an average hardware device. With HTC already tried out a windows smartphone  clamshell – HTC Startrek, which seemed more like a test device.. we can safely assume that HTC will injure or atleast pinch the Nokia-Symbian Combination in the future.

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