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  • Qualcomm smartphone OS support

    Qualcomm smartphone OS support

    Qualcomm technology is powering the next generation of mobile devices across a number of different operating systems, including Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Linux-based platforms. Qualcomm has been involved with the development of the Android operating system and its technology can currently be found in...

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  • Google Maps Navigation officially comes to Android 1.6

    Google Maps Navigation officially comes to Android 1.6

    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gadgets/Google_Maps_Navigation_officially_comes_to_Android_1_6'; You might've thought that Google was positioning its industry-changing Google Maps Navigation as a value proposition for Android 2.0 and beyond, but yeah, not so much -- instead, they've gone ahead and backported it to 1.6 (alias "Donut") which means that T-Mobile's myTouch 3G and G1 plus other 1.6-equipped devices across the land can get in on the action. In the case of the memory-starved G1, that's especially surprising, and a heartening sign that the world's first retail Android device still has some fight left in it. It's available from the Android Market now, so go ahead -- try to get yourself lost. We dare you.

    Google Maps Navigation officially comes to Android 1.6 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Google Maps Navigation hacked for extra-American use

    Google Maps Navigation hacked for extra-American use

    Guess what, prospective Milestone owners, the Droid's one major advantage over its Euro cousin has just been coded out of existence by those proactive, un-American XDA Developers. The free Google Maps Navigation service, whose US announcement was so shocking as to decimate the stock prices of satnav purveyors Garmin and TomTom, has now been ported to work outside the land of the free as well. Not only that, but you can use the app on other Android devices, meaning your old G1 can get a breath of fresh air for absolutely free. That is if you don't count the time it takes you to learn how to insert all the code properly and the risk of bricking your device in the process. But we know our readers eat iron nails for breakfast and fashion elegantly optimized code before lunch, so we expect all of you to be using this by day's end, you hear?

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