Posts Tagged ‘HTC’

Google has Trouble Shifting Nexus One

February 8, 2010

Sales of Google’s Nexus One smartphone are still slower than the search giant might well like it to be, with reports indicating that Google has managed to sell somewhere in the region of 80,000 devices.

Initial reports had indicated that Google’s Nexus One had had a very slow opening week indeed, and it seems that things haven’t improved much. According to the mobile analysts over at Flurry, the first week of sales for Google’s self-described “superphone” saw the search giant shift the fairly unimpressive number of 20,000 Nexus One devices. Now that we’re at the first month of sales, things are looking no more impressive.

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Jobs has Harsh Words for Google, Adobe

February 2, 2010

It seems that Steve Jobs has had some fairly harsh criticisms for both Google and Adobe, both of whose products have seen some unfavourable comparisons made with Apple’s own.

Indeed, the issue between Apple and Adobe is a long running one, and it’s only deepened in recent months since Adobe announced that it was willing on putting some work into developing a version of Flash for Apple’s iPhone OS, which runs both the iPhone and iPod Touch, and now the tablet-styled iPad. Indeed, it seems that Apple wasn’t quite as receptive to the idea as Adobe would have likes, so it seems that the project is on hold. Jobs words for Adobe were harshest, with Wired reporting him as having said that,

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Motorola to Build Google’s Nexus Two?

January 29, 2010

Word is creeping out that Motorola could well be building the next phone to be sold directly through Google, without any intervention from network carriers.

HTC's effort looks well, we'll be interested to see Motorola's offering.

If the word from TechRadar is right, then signs are pointing towards Motorola as the second company to have build a smartphone for sale directly through Google. Just what we can expect from this device has yet to be seen or even really hinted at, though it would make a lot of sense for it to be running Google’s mobile operating system, Android.

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Zune Phones on the Way?

January 19, 2010

Not content to be the brains behind the guts of Google’s Nexus One, it seems that HTC could have a hand in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 release, alongside LG.

HTC does have a bit of a flair for design :)

While this is all purest rumour and speculation for the moment, the folks at Engadget have pointed to LG’s Apollo and HTC’s Obsession to be the flagship devices for Microsoft’s upcoming addition to the mobile space, Windows Mobile 7. While we’re very curious to see some more official details about Windows Mobile 7, the current rumour is that we’ll see two different flavours of the devices, aimed at business and media use respectively.

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HTC to Launch Nexus One as Bravo?

January 14, 2010

It seems as though HTC might well be planning to launch Google’s Nexus One smartphone itself through more normal retail channels under the name HTC Bravo.

When Google said that it wasn’t working on a smartphone, many realised that it was cleverly working around the question, since the search giant seems to have had some of HTC’s staff in-house, developing a phone for it. Now though, it seems as though HTC is to market a phone called the HTC Bravo that bears some fairly striking similarities to Google’s Nexus One…

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Google’s Nexus One Attracts Complaints

January 12, 2010

Google’s smartphone, Android-based Nexus One, has come under heavy fire from users with complaints and questions about the hardware, many of whom don’t know who to turn to.

While the Nexus One might carry a Google OS in the form of Android, and boast Google branding with admirable tie-in through Google’s own sites, the fact is that the device itself was built by HTC. With two companies involved so closely before you begin to talk about the various cellular carriers involved, it’s easy to see why things have been getting a little confusing.

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Nexus One to Debut on Tuesday?

December 30, 2009

Google has been characteristically tight-lipped about just when we can expect to see the Android phone that it’s collaborated with HTC on, the Nexus One. Signs point to Google showing off the device this coming Tuesday.

Google might well be tight-lipped, but just about everyone involved has pointed to Tuesday the fifth of January as the date when we’ll get to know the scarily-named Nexus One in some more detail. According to the Register, those members of the tech press who meet Google’s standards received invitations to an event on Tuesday, and while there’s nothing in there specifically about the Nexus One, there’s enough about Android to make it seem likely.

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Is Google Building a Netbook?

December 17, 2009

Rumour has it that Google isn’t just developing its own phone, in the form of the recently announced but long rumoured Nexus One, but will also be building its own netbook in roughly the same way.

The report comes from TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, a man who has been making predictions about the technology industry for so long now that he seems to just have a strange innate sense of what’s coming, regardless of denials or even lack of word at all. Having moved on from predictions that Google would be releasing its own phone, Arrington is predicting that Google will follow it up with its own netbook.

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Google Phone Details Emerge

December 14, 2009

Google may have denied that it was developing its own phone two weeks ago, but by last week it was “not talking about rumours” when asked about the potential device. Now, it seems the device is all but confirmed.

Word came via a post to the Google Mobile Blog on December 12th that the company is working on a “mobile lab,” which, in the words of the blog itself, “… is a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this device with Google employees around the globe.”

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Samsung Reveals Smartphone OS

December 8, 2009

Samsung has shown off its new operating system to be used in smartphones, revealing some pretty interesting features of what it’s calling “Bada” that mean Samsung’s smartphones will be something to envy.

Word comes via TechRadar of Samsung’s latest push into the smartphone market, which will at least manage to boast some interesting features across all of its handsets, including support for motion sensitivity, and, perhaps most impressively. Flash compatibility (a nut that the iPhone has yet to crack, despite Adobe’s attempts to play nice with Apple in order to get the platform moving on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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