Android

Google and Apple: Honeymoon Over

Maybe the conflict between two giants was brewing in the background the whole time. The partnership between Apple and Google looks to be on edge ever since Google decided to get into the mobile phone business, launching the open source platform Android.

Apple, as we know from countless reports of application bans, rescinded approvals, and the rejection of Google Voice, keeps strict and inconsistent control of their iPhone OS. In fact, previous Google apps appearing in the App Store have had the privilege of using tools hidden from the average developer.

Apple iPhone Decimates Mobile Web Competitors

Incredibly, the Apple iPhone has blown away the competition in mobile web requests coming through the AdMob network. While the iPhone OS represents roughly eight percent of global smartphones, it drove a whopping 43 percent of worldwide mobile web traffic.

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According to AdMob's latest Mobile Metrics Report, the iPhone OS share of US smartphone traffic in April was an incredible 59 percent. AdMob specializes in delivering advertisements to mobile websites and applications.

Google Backed Down on Multi-Touch After Apple Request

We've already reported in this forum about the patent awarded to Apple for a "Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics." Well it seems they've already flexed their muscle with Google during the development of Android.

Google Takes Stab at Apple iPhone, iPhone SDK

Google Group Manager for Mobile Platforms, Rich Miner, jabbed at the Apple iPhone during promotion of Google's highly touted Linux-based Mobile OS, Android, at the Emerging Communications Conference in Silicon Valley this week. Despite the strong partnership between Apple and Google in the mobile arena, Miner evidently felt it necessary criticize the iPhone and the iPhone SDK in an attempt to highlight the strengths of the Android platform.

Miner offered up the following as an example of the inherent strength of the Android business model versus that of the iPhone, stating

Google and Alienware Planning Ugliest Smartphone Ever?

Long ago, we stopped reporting on every new 'iPhone Killer' rumor that came down the pike. That said, we still enjoy passing on the more interesting of these rumors to you when something worthwhile comes along. The latest of these rumors involves Alienware, recently aquired by Dell, and Google's new Android platform.

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According to UK mobile phone blog dial-a-phone, Android and Google are planning to announce a new smartphone, based on Android, at this years 3GSM conference in Barcelona, Spain (currently underway). There's no telling

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