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Android Has Already Passed The iPhone in China?

While riding on the subway the other night, I was sending a text message to a friend through my Nokia E63. When I was done, I looked around and noticed that I was surrounded by Apples. Not the edible kind, but the multi-purpose gizmo thingy that was supposed to be a phone.

Don’t get me wrong, I have always liked the iPhone but I’ll stick around with my Nokia since it is still working fine. I also carry a second cellphone as the office line. It is re-routed to my *gasp* Android HTC Hero. I felt a little out of place for a moment there. I am not sure what the official numbers are but it sure seems like iPhone is the most popular phone around in this island. Feel free to comment on this.

And the reverse seems to be the case in China? Or so it seems according to this Forbes article. “Android Has Already Passed The iPhone In China

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Android tablets on show by Foxconn, Hardkernel

Two 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet designs that run Google’s mobile Android software are on display at the Computex electronics show in Taipei, one from Foxconn Technology and the other by Hardkernel.

The tablet from Foxconn is a reference design made to show vendors what kind of tablets could be put into production quickly, and uses Nvidia’s Tegra chipset inside. Few details about the reference design were available. Foxconn is the trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic devices.

The other tablet is a product from South Korea’s Hardkernel named the Odroid-T, and uses a Samsung Electronics’ S5PC110 1GHz chipset. The devices includes external GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, a Micro-SD slot, standard SHCH slot and more. The company’s Web site says it will be available in June, but does not list a price.

Both devices used Android version 2.1 and the Hardkernel model ran more smoothly. The company appears to have tweaked the Android software to run better on tablets. Android was designed by Google for smartphones.

The chipsets on both devices were both designed for high definition and 3D video, which companies believe will be important for the tablet market because people will watch a lot of video on the devices.

Over a dozen tablets designed to compete with Apple’s iPad are on display at Computex this week, mainly with Android or Windows 7 software.

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Google’s Android Launches $10M Developer Contest – itsReal


In the year 2525…

With the release of its SDK yesterday, Android, Google’s new open source mobile operating system, has announced a developer challenge with $10 million in awards.

The 50 most promising mobile apps built for the platform will each receive $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.

The Android open source OS represents Google’s virgin foray into the mobile sector. Mere hours after the release of its SDK, it became “one of the most downloaded items ever” on the Google developer site, according to Barry Schnitt of Google.

Source: MarketingVOX

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