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iPhone running Google Android OS [Video]





Have you ever tried to imagine the iPhone with an operating system other than Apple's one? Here is an iPhone clone running Google Android OS (v.1.5).

This device is made in China. It has a 3.5" capacitive touchscreen screen, 130MB of RAM and 256MB of internal memory expandable with a memory card. There is also a 2 MP camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.




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Comparison Table: iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre, MyTouch 3G and Motorola Droid



Here's a one big table comparison between the most discussed phones. We're talking about the iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre, MyTouch 3G and the new Motorola Droid that will be available from November 9.

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Google Maps Navigator



Google created a new application called Google Maps Navigator. This is a full and free navigation software supported by advertising. The app will have turn-by-turn navigation, traffic information, POI, voice search, sattelite, 3D and street views. There is only an app for the Android platfom, but an iPhone version will be released soon. Hopefully Apple will not reject it. Let's watch the video:




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Motorola Droid CNet Video Review



Here is a nice Motorola Droid phone video review from CNet:




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Thursday, October 29th, 2009. 15:31

Motorola Droid vs Apple iPhone 3GS: The first Browser Speed Test [Video]



Motorola Droid is a new Verizon phone based on Android platform. The guys from Engadget, as usual, have already been able to try and test this interesting device. Here are the results:




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iDon't Care: The answer to Verizon and the Motorola Droid [Video]



There was an Anti-iPhone advertising campaign from Verizon called "iDon't" and designed to publicize the new Motorola Droid listing all the shortcomings of the iPhone. Today a new video was published obviously in favor of the iPhone, called "iDon't Care".

Obviously it was not made by Apple, which usually responds with irony only to Microsoft. The author is Jon Anderson, a simple Apple fan as well as admirer of the iPhone.

He's the original video from Verizon:

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Apple Acquired Mapping Company Placebase. New Maps app soon?



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It looks like Google and Apple have been steadily moving from friends to enemies. Google created Android and CloudOS, Apple rejected Google Voice and Google Latitude, Google’s CEO left Apple.

So Back in July Apple stealthily acquired Placebase, a mapping company that provides a service similar to Google Maps, but with more robust customizations and set of APIs, called Pushpin.

The obvious interest Apple would have in the company would be the mapping content and expertise that they are currently relying on Google for in their iPhone maps application. Placebase, however, also offered additional functionality that is not currently available in Google's offerings that Apple could theoretically take advantage of.

Given that Apple wrote the iPhone Maps app themselves, and just used Google for the backend, a switch to Apple Maps might even be transparent to the end user.

Placebase CEO Jaron Waldman LinkedIn profile now listed his position as part of the "Geo Team" at Apple.


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Thursday, October 1st, 2009. 17:29

Dell Mini 3i: something in between iPhone and Palm Pre



Dell Mini 3i is an Android-based smartphone for chineese market. It has a 3-megapixel camera and GPS with included software. Chinese site Sina got several photos. Dell Mini 3i looks like a genetic experiment between the Palm Pre and the iPhone:




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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009. 17:08

Wikitude Drive: Navigation Software with Augmented Reality! [Video]



Wikitude Drive is a revolutionary new navigation software which will be launched soon for Android and iPhone. Unlike regular navigation applications like iGo, TomTom, Garmin and other programs the WikiTude Drive will use the Augmented Reality!

The software will also include all the classic features such as Turn-by-turn navigation, voice prompts, points of interest. In short, just point the iPhone on the road and we shall see an arrow that will point the way forward. The data for the route is downloaded in real time via the Internet.

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HTC Hero Theme for iPhone [Video]



Redmondpie have completed the HTC Hero theme for iPhone. They have done a really good job because it looks good:

It works on jailbreaked iPhones via Winterboard. Here is a link to step-by-step installation instructions. I guess this theme will appear in Cydia quite soon, so installation would be much easier.

Here is a video that shows this HTC Hero theme on iPhone:


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Photo and Video Test: Nokia N97 vs iPhone 3GS vs HTC Hero vs HTC Touch Pro2



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Solopalmari made a comparison between the 4 devices: iPhone 3GS, Nokia N97, HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Hero. For each of these we will see a photo (click to zoom) and a video (download). For each device Solopalmari specialists calculated a rating based on test results. And the winner is.. let's see:

iPhone 3GS (Solopalmari camera rating 6.5):

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You can also take a look at the video, download it here.


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HTC Hero (Android)



One more iPhone killer?




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Thursday, June 25th, 2009. 0:46

Google Announces Adsense for Mobile Applications for iPhone



AdSense for Mobile Applications (link) allows developers to earn revenue by displaying text and image ads in their iPhone and Android applications.




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Thursday, June 25th, 2009. 0:31

JavaScript Benchmarks results: iPhone 3GS vs iPhone 3G vs T-Mobile G1 vs Palm Pre



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Medialets today released the results of JavaScript benchmark tests performed using the SunSpider test suite on the iPhone 3G and 3GS, the T-Mobile G1 running Android, and the Palm Pre running webOS. The use of the SunSpider suite for benchmarking studies enables cross-platform comparisons among the devices, as they all utilize WebKit-based Web browsers. In the Medialets study, the iPhone 3GS outperformed the Palm Pre by a factor of three and the T-Mobile G1 by over a factor of five.

Notably, Medialets also tested the iPhone 3G running both iPhone OS 2.2.1 and OS 3.0, revealing that iPhone OS 3.0 provides a nearly three-fold improvement in performance over OS 2.2.1 running on the same hardware. The shift to the iPhone 3GS increases performance a further three-fold.

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Google: New Image Search for iPhone



Today Google launched a new Image Search results page for iPhone, iPod touch and Android in the US, the UK and Japan.

With the new Image Search results, you can easily scan up to 20 images on a single results page and get the details for images that interest you. From the details page, you can view a larger thumbnail, visit the web page containing the image, or view the image by itself in full size. The new results page also supports "search-by-style" filters, which allow you to restrict your search results to people's faces, clip art, line drawings, or photo content.

To try it yourself, go to google.com on your Android-powered device , iPhone, or iPod touch, and click on "Images" before doing your search.

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Thursday, March 12th, 2009. 15:12