Google says Android development is proceeding as was foreseen – 2008 release IS ON

Gary Cutlack Mobile phones, Software, Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

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It seems like – and actually was – just yesterday that the internet, even this bit of it, was thrown into chaos by a boring old business report suggesting that Google’s much-wanted Android mobile OS stood between ZERO and F-ALL chance of coming out in 2008.

Well. It is. It really is. Google itself issued a statement on the web-sweeping Android delay rumours last night, a statement we’re only too happy to copy & paste into this here web browser for your information.

“We are on schedule and we’re very excited to see the momentum continuing to build behind the Android platform among carriers, manufacturers, developers and consumers…

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PS3's Home delayed until… god only knows when

Gary Cutlack Gaming 2 Comments

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The public beta test of Sony’s much delayed Home online service for PS3 has been – yes, you guessed it! – delayed again. Sony has now pushed back the launch of Home’s public beta test until “Fall 2008.”

Fall, as international-travelling, jet-set readers will know, is what Americans call Autumn. So if the beta test isn’t going to be out until Autumn 2008, it’s pretty unlikely that the finished, for-everyone 3D avatar system will arrive until 2009.

“We understand that we are asking PS3…

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Motley Crue to release new single via Rock Band

Gary Cutlack Digital Music, Gaming, Intellectual Property Leave a Comment

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What is it with ageing rockers and cutting-edge music distribution schemes? Last month we revealed that Def Leppard was releasing a single via Guitar Hero III, now “The Crue” is releasing its new track exclusively via rival music game Rock Band.

Motley Crue’s single is called ‘Saints of Los Angeles’ and it’ll appear on the American Rock Band download list next Tuesday, for the equivalent of 99 cents – on both Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation…

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Radiohead wins again – physical old-style CD release of In Rainbows tops US charts

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radiohead-rainbows-tops-chart-on-CD.jpgThe antiquated “compact disc” version of Radiohead’s In Rainbows went on sale in the US on January 1 – and has topped the charts. It sold 122,000 copies to do so.

This means something. Not sure what, but it definitely MEANS SOMETHING. Something important.

It could mean that Radiohead fans are mental…

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Old English punkers Gang of Four to 'do a Radiohead', release next album online

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music Leave a Comment

This is slightly old-ish news from a few weeks ago, but nonetheless, still exciting for all fans of the English punkers – it appears Gang of Four will be attempting a digital-only release of their next album, their first proper album since 1995’s Shrinkwrapped.

On his blog, bass player Dave Allen made an announcement about their upcoming release, and gave his thoughts on the now tried-and-tested Radiohead route. “It can’t be called…

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