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T-Mobile G1 Android Phone already sold 1.5 million Units?

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| We already reported that pre-orders for the first Android smartphone are very
| strong. Now Fool.com puts a number on how well the T-Mobile G1 pre-orders are
| actually going. If the number is correct, early adopters already ordered 1.5
| million T-Mobile G1 phones. It looks like the Google controlled Open Source
| Phone is off to a great start.



Motorola's Linux strategy evolves with Android

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| Motorola was one of the first major handset makers to embrace the Linux
| platform. Its earliest Linux-based phones were popular in China, enabling the
| company to sell over 5 million of the penguin-powered devices by 2006.
| Following that initial victory, Motorola brought its Linux phones to the US
| with its global launch of the Razr2 in 2007. Motorola's current Linux lineup
| features eight LiMo-compatible handsets and the company boasts that its total
| sales of Linux-based phones has exceeded 14 million as of this year.


iPhone vs. Android : An Open Source Devs Perspective

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| According to Andrea Gazzaniga, software development manager at mobile open
| source vendor Funambol the answer is not entirely clear. In a rambling
| overflow presentation at AjaxWorld's iPhone Sumitt, Gazzaniga attempted to
| outline the differences and similiaraties between iPhone and Android.


First look: latest Google Android SDK a big improvement

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| I tested several of the applications that come with the SDK, including the
| mapping program, the contact book, and the web browser. I also tested the
| experimental Google Talk chat integration feature. I was able to connect to
| Google Talk and receive messages, which are displayed as items on the
| notification panel. The performance and usability of the bundled applications
| is pretty decent.


Could Android Grease Motorola's Wheels?

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| Motorola is reportedly readying itself for a big push into the new Android
| mobile software system. The company is said to be on a hiring frenzy for
| Android developers, upping its staff in that department from 50 to 350.


Motorola Building Up 350-Person Android Team. Nokia Also Sniffing Around.

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| The most significant of these may come from Motorola. One of the original
| partners in the Open Handset Alliance behind the open-source mobile OS,
| Motorola already has 50 people on its Android team and is growing that to
| 350, according to an Android developer approached by a headhunter to join the
| team. That is a huge commitment that shows how big a bet Motorola is making
| on Android.


Nokia's next-gen Linux-based net tablet to incorporate HSDPA

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| To date, none of the Nokia's Linux-based tablets - the 770, N800 and N810 -
| have incorporated cellularl connectivity. Like Apple's iPod Touch, they've
| been intended to connect to the internet primarily over a Wi-Fi link. The
| Nokias also have Bluetooth to allow the to link up to a net-connected mobile
| phone.


Nokia unveils Maemo roadmap, plans for 3G Internet Tablet

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| During a presentation at the Open Source in Mobile (OSiM) event in Berlin
| yesterday, Nokia open source director Ari Jaaksi revealed plans for Maemo 5,
| the next generation of the Linux-based operating system used on the company's
| Internet Tablet devices. The new version of the platform will support 3G data
| connectivity (a WiMAX-enabled Internet Tablet was announced earlier this
| year) and TI's high-performance OMAP 3 processor.


Nokia’s Maemo 5 open-source Linux OS promises faster, more powerful Internet

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| Nokia’s little Linux-based, open-source darling has really blossomed into one
| fine looking platform. And, as the Maemo platform that powers Nokia Internet
| Tablets, like the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, again grows too big for its
| britches, Nokia will have to release newer versions of the Linux-based mobile
| platform.


Nokia looks beyond Symbian to Linux

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| With a 47.9 percent stake in Symbian, the leading mobile platform that it
| co-founded in 1998 and which today powers some 206 million mobile phones,
| Nokia has long championed it at the expense of rival platforms such as Linux.
| No longer.
| The mobile-phone maker is increasingly selecting Linux for Internet-enabled
| mobile devices, with its CFO declaring of Linux, "It's going to be terribly
| important."


Symbian extends collaboration offer to Google, possibly Android

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| "We already work together and so whatever collaboration, if there is an
| opportunity, we will be happy to collaborate with them," Symbian chief
| executive Nigel Clifford told reporters in Tokyo. "And that could be on the
| application level or that could be on the more fundamental operating system
| level."

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