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$199 puts Android right up against the iPhone

So comments reader, Jon Bradford: What I find most odd about the reported details of the G1 to date is its price of $199. At this price point Android goes directly up against the iPhone which has been around for around 15 months and has sold millions of units. In addition, it is agreed that […]

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Scott Beaumont of Mippin on the arrival of Android

Scott Beaumont, Mippin CEO, knocked me over this perspective this morning: Android helps to bring standardization to a vital sector of the market, enabling Mippin to produce even higher quality services for smartphones. The launch of Android offers Mippin yet another opportunity to showcase our flexibility and scalability within a rapidly changing marketplace. We have […]

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Will android be stable?

Here’s a note on Android from Chris Mac Morrison of Catapult Digital: Metal gear solid? Will android be stable. Android isn’t going to set the world on fire, but it may shift users expectations, just as google have focused on services, they should again on mobile – by giving users what they want in the […]

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Android puts mobile OS into consumer psyche

Here’s an excellent viewpoint from Alex Moukas, top chap at mobile advertising provider, Velti. Android is good for the industry if it can help offer a broad, open, standard, platform on which people can build stable, consistent user experiences. However one challenge is that it has fragmented an already fragmented J2ME environment by creating yet […]

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Android commentary coming

I’ve asked some executives from around the industry to give their perspective on the upcoming Android launch so I’ll be publishing them as I receive them. If you’ve got a viewpoint — knock it into 200-400 words and mail it over to me at ewan@mobileindustryreview.com.

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It’s all kicking off with Android

So tomorrow is the big day. We’ll finally find out what Google, HTC — and to an extent, T-Mobile — have been up to. The rumours are everywhere. At what point will Google become it’s own MNO or MNVO? Why should it bother. Leave the wires, plugs and network nonsense to the bit-pipe mobile operators […]

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Android Phone to cost $199 on T-Mobile?

WSJ, or the Wall Street Journal for those living in the 1998s, have sent out a wave of speculations today after publishing a report, according to which Google’s first Android Phone aka the HTC Dream will cost $199 on USA’s T-Mobile and will take the iPhone head on with its price tag. The phone will […]

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Sprint’s got an Android handset in the works

I had a note from Matthäus over at VentureBeat. He pointed me to a post they made yesterday regarding reports that Sprint is working on an Android phone. Eric, the author, goes on to answer the ‘mass market’ issue we talked about yesterday. Our man at the Google Developer Conference wasn’t entirely sold on the […]

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Google ‘lacking mass market strategy’ for Android

Our man on the scene today at the Google Developer Day isn’t entirely impressed with Google’s strategy — or, more accurately, lack thereof. Perhaps since the Developer Day was held in the geographical equivalent of the provinces (i.e. the UK), we shouldn’t take too much notice. Here’s what he had to say: It was an […]

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Android due in 2nd half of 2008. Honest!

I was hoping to get my hands on a T-Mobile Android device whilst I was in San Francisco but they didn’t appear. Maybe at the end of the month? Meantime our man is at the Google Developer Day and snapping pics. Here’s a pic of the SDK on screen: The chap is explaining that Google […]

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Google Developer Day gives London a look at Android

An array of developers and interested mobile folk are at the Google Developer Day this morning in London, peering at the new Android operating system in action. And they’re generally impressed. Our man on the ground is rather excited. Here’s our man’s quick summary: Just seen an Android demo. OS is very slick and iPhone-y. […]

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Google opens up Android SDK

Android is getting closer and closer to hitting the shelves. Google’s Android developers blog has just announced that a beta SDK of Android is now ready for use. Google released a very early version of the SDK late last year and after gathering up all the feedback, it’s now releasing a beta proper, which it’s […]