T-Mobile announces Android Market applications available at launch

Duncan Geere Mobile phones, Software 2 Comments


One of the features of T-Mobile’s Android-powered G1 device will be “Android Market” – a place where you can download third-party applications for the device, much like the iTunes App Store. T-Mobile has just released a list of the applications that’ll be available at launch, and we’ve got hold of it…

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GALLERY: Alternative Android User Interfaces

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The UI on T-Mobile’s G1 was designed by a Swedish company called The Astonishing Tribe, which is a great name. Better than “Symantec” or “McAfee”, or “Microsoft”, anyway. They’ve just released a bunch of UI also-rans, so you can see what could have been. They range from the functional, to the wacky, to the cute, to the very attractive. Click the very “functional” one below to start the gallery.

The Astonishing Tribe (via Gizmodo)

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First T-Mobile G1 usability review

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Over at Android Community, they’ve managed to get a sneak peek at what it’s actually like to use the T-Mobile G1 as your phone. The author, Kaiziko, also offers a list of pros and cons of the G1, and has answered a long selection of questions about the device. I’ve put a few highlights over the jump…

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CONFIRMED: T-Mobile launching the Android-powered T-Mobile G1 in the UK this November

Gary Cutlack Mobile phones, Satellite Navigation systems, Software, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment


Google, HTC and T-Mobile have all just pulled the covers off the T-Mobile G1 – the official name of the long-awaited “Google Phone.”

The handset features the “Android Market” – its equivalent to Apple’s App Store – and it does indeed use the Amazon MP3 shopping service as rumoured this very morning. As for release dates – the US gets it on October 22, the UK gets it in “early November,” while the rest of Europe must wait until early 2009…

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RUMOUR: Amazon MP3 on the gPhone

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There’s a rumour floating around the interweb that Amazon’s MP3 store will be available on Google’s forthcoming mobile phone, which there’ll be an announcement on later today. If it’s true, it would be a powerful boot in the face to Apple, Nokia and Sony Ericsson, all of whom have either launched, or are preparing, mobile music stores.

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People who know people say T-Mobile's revealing its Android phone plans on September 23

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The sort of “insiders” who can’t be named or they’ll get sacked reckon that Google and T-Mobile are very, very near to announcing official facts regarding the retail arrival of a Google Android mobile.

The two companies are planning a revelation for this month, with the same undercover sources hinting that a September 23 launch date announcement is definitely possible. September 23 is, at the time of writing, 12.5 days away…

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Google Chrome uses old security-lax version of WebKit, may come to Android

Andy Merrett Internet, Software Leave a Comment


Google Chrome‘s launch has been marred by an embarrassing security vulnerability, thanks to Google using an outdated version of WebKit which could be used by hackers to run malicious code directly in Windows without the user knowing.

It’s highly likely that Google will issue a patch for the problem very shortly, by updating the version of WebKit just as Apple did for its Safari browser. However, it’s not a great start for a browser that has been touted for its security features…

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