Android To Hit 1 Million Activations Per Day

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According to Business Insider’s Michael DeGusta, Google’s Android is poised to hit 1 Million activated handsets per day sometime in October. If Android continues on that pace, it would possibly activate 365 million devices by this time next year. Back in June Andy Rubin tweeted the following “there are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it’s growing at 4.4% w/w.”

Now that Sprint is getting the iPhone 5 and Verizon and AT&T will get the iPhone 4S, this could help Android achieve even greater market penetration and puts Android in head to head battle for market dominance with Apple.

[via Business Insider here and here]

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[Video-How to] Install Android and WP7 on HTC HD2

Thanks to the guys over at XDA dev forums, this video shows you how to install both Android and WP7 on your HTC HD2. Follow the walk-through video above to make your hot little HD2 dual boot both OS’. And note that we are not responsible if you brick your device.

[via XDA dev forums]

Why Google could care less about the Verizon iPhone

Just two days after Verizon’s official announcement releasing information about the oft speculated CDMA iPhone, the media sector has become inundated with speculative posts and forecasts, previews and impressions, opinions and “fanboy-ism”.  Various media outlets are forecasting the “inevitable” death of Google’s Android OS now that AT&T no longer holds the reins of exclusivity to Apple’s powerhouse smart phone, the iPhone.  Personally, the proposed demise of Android amidst a multi-carrier iPhone market sounds about as probable as Palm becoming the leader of the mobile ecosystem; not fucking likely.  Don’t get me wrong, Verizon and Apple will see a serious boon in sales at the initial launch of the CDMA iPhone 4 with both parties profiting heavily, but Google’s Android has matured leaps and bounds in just the past year alone, securing it’s position as Apple’s iOS peer (in market penetration, if nothing else). Read more of this post

Opinion: Why the iPad might remain the king of tablets in 2011

This is the short break before it all explodes folks. We are just weeks away from the explosion of Android tablets on the market as well as the Blackberry Playbook and whatever new WebOS tablet HP has in store. The general consensus is that the iPad will of course sell well, however the Android tablet market as well as the Playbook and WebOS tablets will eat into the iOS tablet market. Essentially this would put Android on top much like it has already done in the smartphone market due to sheer number of manufacturers producing tablets. And though I am not an analyst of any kind, I want to make a prediction. My prediction is that iOS tablets (iPad 1 and iPad 2) will remain the best-selling tablets, at least through 2011. Here is why.

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FoneFrenzy Podcast: Post CES 2011 thoughts

CES 2011 is now over and Daniel, James and yours truly discuss the Verizon iPhone announcement and Confirmation by an AT&T exec, Kevin Rose stating that iPad will have a Retina display, Motorola Atrix, Bionic, Magellan iPhone case, ray into Android phones and tablets, Samsung 4g LTE smart phone, Honeycomb 3.0 and we discuss our favorites announcements  and the ones that are not-so-much. So sit back, chill-out and listen to this funny trio of dudes just chatting about mobile, all for your listening pleasure.

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NOX Audio’s Admiral Touch wireless headphones run Android

No, you do not need new glasses, you read the title correctly.  It seems as though audio device manufacturer NOX Audio has deemed is necessary to build a pair of headphones that sport a 2.4 color touch-screen and run Google’s Android OS.  The headphones are said to support gesture based input and is to  include WiFI for wireless communication, allowing usage of VoIP technologies.  No word regarding the battery life of this little bad boy, but one has to assume it’ll include something rather sub par when size and weight are taken into consideration.  So, if you’ve ever felt the need to run Android on a device plugged into…an Android device, this is the unit for you!  Stay tuned for more information on this pointless (AWESOME) device.

CES: Honeycomb – Not just for your tablet!


It’s finally here; Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) was announced (teased) and extensively demoed on Motorola’s flagship tablet, the XOOM, earlier this week at CES.  the community immediately fell in love with the reimagined tablet interface, but one question hung about the techno-sphere like a latent fart: WHAT ABOUT MY PHONE?!  Thankfully, we have a little more information regarding the usage of Android 3.0 on smartphones thanks to none other than Matias Duarte, head of interface and design for Google’s Android OS.  The guys over at Engaget were kind enough to record the interview with Mr. Duarte, and the from what we’ve seen so far, Android 3.0 is THE milestone update we’ve craved.  Hit the link for some key new features (impressions included)as well as a video of the interview courteoussey of Engaget.
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[Video] iPhone 3G gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread

iDroid developer Nick Pack decided he wanted to test out Android 2.3 Gingerbread and see if he could port it over to the iPhone 3G. Although his feat was accomplished, poor iPhone 3G was chugging along trying to run the latest Android build. With the Verizon iPhone around the corner, I’m wondering when someone is going to port Android over the iPhone 4. Well at least we know Android runs on the iPad.

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[via Redmond Pie]

CES: Motorola “XOOM”s to the front of the pack!

It’s official, the Motorola XOOM tablet is here!  The much rumored, Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet from device manufacturer Motorola was made official today in a press release at CES 2011.  Initially featured as a prototype device during a Google keynote with Android lead man Andy Rubin, the Motorola XOOM is slated to be the flagship Android 3.0 tablet, developed hand in hand with Google to highlight the new tablet centric additions to the operating system.  Hit the link for specifications directly from big “M”.

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[Video] Google outs Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet-only OS

Looky at what we have here? Google has thrown up a video of Android 3.0 (which was shortly yanked…but thanks to Engadget for grabbing a copy), in it Google clearly demontrates their ability with a newly redone Android 3.0 for a tablet-only format. Not only is it sleek but it’s real sexy too.

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[via Engadget]