Google Seals Up Android 'Jailbreak' in Automatic Update

It only took Google about three days to recognize, examine and fix the vulnerability that allowed Android phones to be 'jailbroken' »11/07/08 5:15am11/07/08 5:15am, and users should see the fix (update RC30) pushed to their phones over the air during the next few days. From the mouth of the Google: So what do Android users stand to lose from this…

Question of the Day: Have You Changed Your Mind About Android and the G1?

After yesterday's information explosion covering the good, the bad and the ugly »9/24/08 5:40pm9/24/08 5:40pm about Android and the T-Mobile G1, I can't help but wonder whether or not public perception of the platform and its first phone has changed. Are you more excited, less excited, or have your feelings remained the same? Did you even care in…

Giz Explains: Ups And Downs Of Developing for Android and iPhone

Whether or not such a two-sided conflict will actually play out in the larger mobile-phone industry, today Android vs. iPhone is the battle raging in the mind of every fanboy, gadget geek—and software developer. Since it has all the right themes for a Tolkien-esque epic whose outcome largely rests with small,… »9/24/08 2:00pm9/24/08 2:00pm

T-Mobile Restricting 3G Data Usage to 1GB a Month Without Penalty

If you examine the fine print on T-Mo's G1 »9/23/08 4:22pm9/23/08 4:22pm launch page, you will find an interesting bit of information with regard to 3G usage. Apparently, they will be soft-capping data to a slim 1GB a month max in each billing cycle. If you exceed the maximum, the powers that be will strike you down to an anorexic 50 kbps or less…

Android Market Might Be Even Bigger Mess Than Apple's App Store

Android Market is officially out of the bag. The application store for Google's Android cellphones only contains free software for now and there is no »9/23/08 11:37am9/23/08 11:37am approval process for the software: it's an open content distribution system. The structure is similar to the iPhone App Store, with a rating system similar to…

T-Mobile G1: Full Details of the HTC Dream Android Phone

The long-awaited HTC Dream, the first commercial handset running Google's Android operating system, will be coming to T-Mobile as the G1 for $179 on October 22nd. Featuring a 3-inch touchscreen, internet navigation buttons and a full QWERTY keypad, the smartphone market has finally broken free of Symbian, Windows… »9/23/08 10:30am9/23/08 10:30am

Amazon MP3 Store is Preloaded On HTC G1, 6 Million DRM Free Songs

Amazon's just officially announced that the Amazon MP3 Store will come pre-loaded on the HTC G1 Android phone. It's a special optimized version of the store which lets T-Mobile G1 users "search, download, buy and play music from Amazon MP3." That means six million DRM free songs from major and independent labels will… »9/23/08 8:50am9/23/08 8:50am