We’re proud to present to you: Buddymob the app!

October 1, 2008

The Google’s Android blog was lucky enough to be contacted by Kiboo, a mobile application development company in Belgium that has developed a new app for the Android called Buddymob. Can you spot Buddymob on the screen:

This multitasking Buddymob application allows you to:

Publish messages

Manage your contacts

Publish a post

Get status updates from friends

Find out where you friends are

Chat with your friends

It has fully customizable settings that allow you to keep your connection even after exiting out of the app!

For more information on this android app, you may visit the Buddymob blog. If you have any specific questions, leave ‘em in a comment and I’ll be sure to pass them directly on to the developers.

This is bound to be a cool little app that ties together all of your social networking needs!


Hello Moto: Hello Android

September 29, 2008

Motorola, one of the original members of the Open Handset Alliance, is reaching out to Android developers.  It’s being reported by the Washington Post, that Motorola- who hasn’t had a popular phone since the RAZR- is compiling an Android team of about 350 members.

Getting their hands into the Android Hype early could help boost Motorola’s less-than-impressive sales as of late.

Source:
The Washington Post
Channel Web


EA Games Coming to Your Android

September 27, 2008

A spokesperson for EA Mobile says that, “EA will support the Android platform, as any platform that can deliver a robust game experience is good for introducing new consumers to mobile games.” But don’t get your hopes too high because EA is waiting until the Android App Store allows paid applications, “EA Mobile has elected to wait for the launch of a content billing solution to bring their premier IP to market.”

 

The bottom line:

Initially Android App Store will only be allowing free applications; EA is waiting until they can make you pay for The Sims app, etc. on your mobile phone.

 
Source:
Pocket Gamer


T-Mobile G1 Official User Guide

September 26, 2008

T-Mobile has posted the G1 User Guide! Take a look here:
http://support.t-mobile.com/knowbase/root/public/tm30235.pdf

Click on images to make them larger.

 

Source:
T-Mobile G1 User Guide


Visa: Everywhere your Android Wants to Be

September 26, 2008

Visa has announced that they are developing an app for the Android App Store that will allow customers to receive Alerts, receive targeted Offers based on recent sales, and use a Locator to find local stores that accept Visa. Users will be allowed to pick and choose from the three options (Alerts, Offers, and Locator) and only enable the ones they want. Users will also be able to cancel out from any of the three options at any time.

Visa is also working with Nokia on the ability to make payments through your mobile device. The Nokia 6212 Classic will have the ability to “make contactless payments, remote payments, money transfers, as well as receive alerts and notifications.” The phone will be available starting next month to financial institutions, and to the general public sometime after that.

The Nokia 6212 Classic.
 

Source:
PC World- Business Center


MobileWe meet Android!

September 25, 2008

At the T-Mobile G1 webcast earlier this week, we were told that there would be no desktop syncing application similar to Apple’s MobileMe. This was a big dissapointment to many eargerly awaiting all the glorious details of the G1. 

Well, here come the heroes: Funambol. In a recently released press release, Funambol says that they will be providing an application for the Android operating system that allows you to “sync and share your contacts from other mobile phones as well as from popular desktop apps such as MS Outlook and webmail such as Yahoo!, Gmail and AOL.”

This third party application that will be available to download from the Android App Store is aptly named MobileWe.

“MobileWe for the Rest of Us means providing easy-to-use sync for Android users,” said Hal Steger, Funambol VP Marketing.

Read the entire press release here.


T-Mobile Removes 1G Restriction on “Unlimited” Data

September 25, 2008

T-Mobile has released a statement retracting their original move to cap their “unlimited” data plan at 1G. Now each person who runs in excess will be reviewed and dealt with on a case-by-case basis. This is how the majority of other major mobile phone carriers enforce their data policies.

“We reserve the right to temporarily reduce data throughput for a small fraction of our customers who have excessive or disproportionate usage that interferes with our network performance or our ability to provide quality service to all of our customers,” said a statement from T-Mobile for NY Times.”


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