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Google TV coming fall, 200k Android activations daily claims Eric Schmidt

Google TV coming fall, 200k Android activations daily claims Eric Schmidt

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has used his IFA 2010 closing keynote to promise Google TV's US launch in the fall, as well as confirming that users will be able to turn not only their Android phones but their iPhone into a remote control for the media-streaming set top boxes.  Schmidt also revealed that there are more than 200,000 Android activations recorded every day, a figure that falls short of the 230,000 iOS device activations Steve Jobs reported last week.

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Nationite MIDnite Android 2.2 MID: an affordable Cortex A8 tablet?

Nationite MIDnite Android 2.2 MID: an affordable Cortex A8 tablet?

There's been no shortage of Android tablets in recent months, many little more than PMP hardware repurposed for MID duties with a copy of the Google OS; rarer are models based on the speedy ARM Cortex A8 technology as used in the iPad's Apple A4 CPU or Samsung's Hummingbird.  We're curious, then, about the Nationite MIDnite (a WITS A81-E rebadge), packing a 600MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3 3530 core with a 7-inch touchscreen, Android 2.2 and access to the Android Market, despite a sub-$200 preorder price.

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Third-party Android apps causing poor battery life reckons CEO Schmidt

Third-party Android apps causing poor battery life reckons CEO Schmidt

Google have criticised poorly-coded third party applications for disappointing Android smartphone battery life, with Google co-founder Larry Page suggesting that "If you are not getting a day, there is something wrong."  Speaking with company CEO Eric Schmidt at Google Zeitgeist this week, Page responded to questions about future battery tweaks with the observation that "I have noticed there are a few people who have phones where there is software running in the background that just sort of exhausts the battery quickly."

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Astri MID mini dual-display Android ebook reader [Video]

Astri MID mini dual-display Android ebook reader [Video]

The Entourage eDGe dual-display clamshell netbook is great, if you don't mind toting a rucksack all the time, but what if you'd prefer something a little more pocket-friendly?  Tucked away at CES 2010 was Astri's E Ink ereader, an Android-based mini-me version of the eDGe with a 5-inch Wacom touchscreen epaper panel on the left and a 4.8-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen on the right.

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Inbrics MID 1 AMOLED Android handheld makes it to CES 2010

Inbrics MID 1 AMOLED Android handheld makes it to CES 2010

We'll confess to a few fleeting doubts last November when concept footage of Inbrics Android MID was released.  We see so many Android devices announced that are then never heard of again, we're sure Inbrics will forgive us for wondering whether it would be the same with them.  Well, just to prove us wrong Inbrics have been in touch to confirm that they'll be showing working demo units at CES 2010 this week, and they even sent us a sneak preview shot of just what will be on offer.

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Archos 5 MID mod adds Android Market, Gmail, Maps, more

Archos 5 MID mod adds Android Market, Gmail, Maps, more

Despite the recent firmware update, the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is still left without access to the Android Market, and despite Archos' attempts to encourage development of device-specific apps for their own AppLib download store, the range of titles is still small.  Happily wherever there's a problem, there's usually a hack to address it, and so jkkmobile has outlined a guide to installing the Android Market - and some other things - onto the Archos 5 MID.

Mio MiBuddy Android PND/MID coming 2010; WiMAX version to follow

Mio MiBuddy Android PND/MID coming 2010; WiMAX version to follow

Navigation firm Mio is planning to use Android for certain models in their next-gen PND line-up.  The Mio MiBuddy range will offer both Android models - complete with GPS navigation, media playback and internet access - and versions using the existing Windows CE-based OS of Mio's current PND range.  While specific hardware details and model numbers are yet to be confirmed, Mio has revealed that the Android models will have WiFi and Bluetooth; future versions may add WiMAX.

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