The Things Google Did in 2010 (The First Quarter)

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I started off aiming to write an article about all of the things Google has done over the course of the year, and quickly realized that this would be one massive article, even if I only briefly mentioned everything. So I have decided to split the article up into quarters, so you don’t have to take everything in all at …

Sprint Drops Plan to Offer Google’s Nexus One

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Although Google announced only last month that Sprint would carry its Nexus One phone, the carrier has since retracted from that plan. Gizmodo reports that the carrier will instead focus its efforts on the upcoming HTC EVO 4G it will be launching this summer. Both devices are Android phones, but the EVO is arguably more full-featured and will take advantage …

Firefox for Android Pre-Alpha Released

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Early adopters, it’s time to rejoice: Mozilla has officially released the “pre-alpha” of Firefox for Android — aka Fennec. It is available now for testing. The early build, revealed by Mozilla developer Vladimir Vuki?evi?, is part of an effort by Mozilla to test the mobile browser with a broader set of users. In his words, it is “usable enough that …

Motorola Droid is Android’s Dominant Device [STATS]

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Mobile advertising network AdMob has released its metrics report for March 2010, taking a closer look at Google’s Android OS and its increasing share of the mobile market. The report also reveals that the Motorola Droid is the leading Android handset. The number of Android devices available as of March 2010 is vastly greater than the number available just seven …

HOW TO: Turn Your Android Phone Into a Killer MP3 Player

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So, you’re an Android mobile device owner who also likes music. Welcome to the resistance! We all know That Other Company has a pretty tight marketing grip on the digital music scene, and all that is cool, but your Hero, Droid or Nexus One is not only your best friend — it’s a killer music-playing device. Here’s how to transform …

Mashable’s Google Wave API Challenge Ends April 9th

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In March, we launched Mashable’s Google Wave API Challenge, a month-long competition to create exciting new Google Wave extensions. Today we’re highlighting the best submissions. Below is an embedded wave (it can be seen here too) with 15+ of our approved submissions. We encourage you to explore, rate and discuss extensions within the Waves directly! Calling All Developers: you can …

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

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Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus One. While AT&T and Verizon quibble over 3G coverage, a new …

Nexus One Sales Are Lackluster: Here’s Why

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Ten weeks after the launch of Google’s Nexus One smartphone, sales continue to remain slow. Mobile analytics firm Flurry, who also projected first week and first month sales for the snazzy device, has just released its latest sales estimates, deducing that in 74 days, 135,000 devices have been sold. This is in sharp contrast to the Motorola DROID and the …

Unlocked Nexus One Comes to AT&T and Rogers

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Today, Google announced that it is now selling a new version of the unlocked Nexus One that will work on AT&T and Rogers Wireless in 3G. Earlier today, we discussed the lackluster sales of Google’s Nexus One smartphone. One of the reasons we think sales are below expectations is that the phone was previously only available on one 3G carrier …