Chris Nuttall

The “Google Phone” is real, judging by the multitude of photos available and tweets by lucky staff recipients, but why is it necessary?

Does Google want to change the cellphone industry? Is it worried that Android adoption will stall? I would say no on both counts. The Google phone is necessary because the company feels an Apple-like need to control the user experience. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Embattled Motorola appears to be making an impression with its Android handsets, according to the latest figures issued by AdMob.

The ad network, bought by Google this month, analyses the handset-identifying ad requests it receives from more than 15,000 mobile Web sites and iPhone and Android applications.

Two weeks after its launch on November 6, the Motorola Droid represented 24 per cent of all Android requests worldwide, while its Cliq accounted for another 6 per cent. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Droid, the most hyped Android phone to date – even Google promoted it on its home page today – is finally available to buy in Verizon Wireless stores.

More than 100 people queued at midnight outside a midtown Manhattan store to be among the first members of the public to get their hands on one.

I’ve been lucky enough to have one on loan for more than a week now, so here’s my assessment after the jump of whether it has been worth the wait and queues. Read more

Chris Nuttall, theĀ  service we highlighted as competing to be your cell phone’s “social address book”, has also launched a Web “TV” version today. lets users record four-second video status updates and these are now being streamed in channel-like themes, several of them started by Justin Timberlake, its pop-star lead investor. Read more