The low-end of the Android market is set to receive a new competitor in the form of the Huawei Ascend G300.The touchscreen Android handset was announced by Vodafone, which said it would be the exclusive stockist of the device, on Thursday.
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@3uk Picture this: I’m sat on the train, with my Android mobile tethered to my laptop, eking out my paltry 500MB of data bandwidth from Vodafone by turning off all images in my browser.I spy a poster, a big poster, boldly proclaiming:Goodbye data limits.
Vodafone's UK and German operations have made it possible for customers to pay for Android apps using their mobile phone account, rather than having to use Google's systems.The move was announced on Friday, with Vodafone saying it marked the first deployment of operator billing for Android Market apps in Europe.
The Android-based HTC Sensation is now available on the Vodafone network in the UK.The handset packs a 1.
Vodafone is about to make it possible to buy a Google Nexus S Android smartphone on a one-year contract.On Tuesday a spokesman for the operator told ZDNet UK that Vodafone was bringing in new 12-month contracts — the last couple of years have seen a major push for 18-24-month subscription terms, making it almost impossible to get a one-year contract on most networks — because it "gives customers greater flexibility".
Mobile telco Vodafone-Hutchison Australia (VHA) has secured an exclusive deal with HTC to launch the Asian manufacturer's new Android-based HTC Desire HD handset in Australia, one-upping Telstra's existing control of the original Desire.
Vodafone has reversed its decision to bring the much-maligned Vodafone 360 services and branding update to the HTC Desire.The branding update, which added a number of irremovable apps to the homescreen as well as a new Vodafone 'splash' screen, started rolling out on 3 August but unhappy customers' comments quickly flooded the operator's own support forum.
The operator has said that it will start a phased over-the-air rollout of the Android OS, also known as Froyo, to the Google handset in the coming week
Vodafone Australia's official Twitter account has promised customers more information on an Australian launch of the Nexus One by the end of the week, adding fuel to the fire of speculation that the mobile telco will launch Google's Android-based smartphone in Australia.
The application store will give Vodafone customers an alternative to the Android Market, with payments going through the operator rather than through Google
Mobile telcos VHA and Optus have not yet responded to reports and rumours that the pair are planning to launch new handsets based on Google's Android mobile platform in Australia — including a claimed launch by Vodafone of the search giant's own Nexus One phone.
Vodafone and other big operators are not Google's best friends right now.They're happy enough to carry Android phones, but Voda and Telefonica want a "Google tax" for the company and other big content providers, based on the load their content represents for operators' networks.
Vodafone says its 845 phone provides all the functionality of an Android smartphone with a lower monthly tariff, although it has not said what it will charge for the device
Android users will be able to download the Vodafone People application, regardless of which operator they use
The Android platform has come of age in the Hero. HTC's Sense interface is superbly implemented, the device itself is intuitive to use, and the software is largely well thought-out. We'd have liked more internal memory, longer battery life and a better camera though.
HTC's best smartphone yet features a tilting screen, a good QWERTY keyboard and a responsive touch interface. The high-resolution screen is also superb. Our only real concern is battery life.
New Zealanders will finally be able to buy a mobile phone based on Google's Android operating system in June, with Vodafone revealing this morning it had secured a local exclusive to sell HTC's upcoming Magic handset.
The Vodafone-exclusive HTC Magic is a well-designed handset that's comfortable to hold, has a responsive touch-screen and should satisfy anyone who is happy to use Google's suite of applications.
The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that the much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from 5 May.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.
The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that its much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from May 5.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.
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