LG launch the Optimus GT540 handset

LG have today announced the launch of the LG Optimus handset. Otherwise known as the GT540, this Android 1.6 smartphone has been apparently developed to be as simple to use as possible. "LG Optimus is the ideal choice for early…

APP OFF! App Store vs Ovi vs App World vs Android Market

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As part of this week’s App Store birthday extravaganza, I thought it might be an idea to compare what Apple has put together with all the different mobile program delivery platforms out there.

I may have described the iPhone service as a pile of novelty nonsense – you can throw your rotten fruit and broken 2007 iPhones at me later – but how does it measure up against its peers – BlackBerry’s App World, Nokia’s Ovi and the Android Market?

Click on the image below to start the tour

MWC 2008: Texas Instruments showing off Google's Android TODAY! And a prototype handset…

texas-instruments-google-android-phone.jpgGood old Texas Instruments, which isn’t just there for the boring things in life like calculators, is showing off its Google Android developments at the Mobile World Conference. Which is happening today. It’s happening RIGHT NOW, in fact.

Texas Instruments will also be demonstrating an Android-powered handset based on its OMAP850 processor – a clever little multi-core chip for mobile devices that also includes Wilreless LAN and Bluetooth tech as standard. TI’s prototype Google Phone will allow “one button access” to stuff like your web browser, email and no doubt the omnipresent Google Maps…

Google Phone revealed as E28 Linux handset! Well, maybe…

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The blogosphere’s abuzz today with reports that this is the Google Phone (or Gphone, depending on your preference). It’s a handset from Chinese manufacturer E28, which has been pegged as being the likely core of the Gphone, with Google’s suite of applications closely integrated.

Google working on mobile phone OS to rival Microsoft

After months of speculation, it seems that we finally know what Google's phone plans are. They won't be making a physical mobile phone, but instead creating a Linux-based operating system and software which could theoretically work on a large number…

Can Google's Switch mobile compete with Apple's iPhone?

A slightly fatuous question perhaps, given that Google Switch is still a rumour, albeit one with a freshly-minted set of allegedly-leaked photos. According to Engadget, Switch will be a touch-screen device made by Samsung, but branded as Google. It'll have…