Monday, January 11, 2010

Android 2.1 SDK now available

News from
In a break from tradition, the availability of an official SDK for Android 2.1 trailed availability of a phone running it -- the Nexus One, of course -- by nearly a week, undoubtedly leaving countless developers sleepless.

Press release:

Date: January 2010
API Level: 7

Android 2.1 is a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in January 2010. This release includes new API changes and bug fixes. For information on changes, see the Framework API section.

For developers, the Android 2.1 platform is available as a downloadable component for the Android SDK. The downloadable platform includes a fully compliant Android library and system image, as well as a set of emulator skins, sample applications, and more. The downloadable platform includes no external libraries.

To get started developing or testing against the Android 2.1 platform, use the Android SDK and AVD Manager tool to download the platform into your Android SDK. For more information, see Adding SDK Components.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jason Calcanis to give away 10 Nexus One phones

All you need do is on Twitter, perform the following actions:

To join the contest follow @jason and... please tweet:

“follow @jason to win one of ten Nexus One phones today #freenexusone”

without quotes of course.

Smartphone overview from Billshrink

Nexus One made by Blogosphere

If you look at the Nexus One from a rational standpoint, Google probably never really had plans to release this phone.
When you have as much rumor to reality as created by the Internet fervor about this phone, Google wound up with only one choice...release this phone.

Their stock price the day before release was up by over $6.00

How could they not deliver?

I, for one, am disappointed. Not in the phone, but in the extreme lack of anything pertaining to a shakeup of the wireless industry.
We're still over a barrel and the wireless carriers are doing the driving.

please raise my rates...I already can't afford a service plan with no data or SMS.

T-Mobile's "Family Plan" covers two lines of service. a "Couple" is defined as a "Family".


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hurry...TechCrunch is giving away a Nexus One

Almost as soon as TechCrunch got their hands on the Nexus One, They were crafting up this traffic generator.

Either comment as to why you deserve the Google phone or re-tweet with the #techcrunch hashtag.

TechCrunch Nexus One giveaway

How many people are buying the Nexus One?

Wanted to create this place in order to gauge how many people are actually buying the Google Nexus One.


I just bought a Nexus what?

Comment...Thats what!