Higher spec Motorola Android shadows the Droid

It looks like that the Android-based Motorola Milestone aka Droid is not yet the best we’ve seen from Motorola. From tipped rumor published by BGR, there seems to be some clue from China that there is going to be yet another Android-based mobile phone from Motorola far better than the Droid. So far the specs are a bit sketchy.

It looks like that the rumored Motorola mobile phone will sport the same 850×484 screen resolution but this time the display will be 4.3 inches in size. The Motorola Droid is just 3.7inches. The other juicy specs include an HDMI port (wow!), 1080p video (another wow!), 8-megapixel camera (this seems to be standard these days). And get this — 9mm thick (or should I say THIN). The mobile phone is codenamed Mirage or Shadow thanks to a tip from China. This is really going to be a very exciting year for the Android open mobile platform!

Very cool Android User Interfaces coming soon

sony-ericsson-android-ui-05-homescreen-splashOne great thing about open source is that creativity of people are unhindered. A lot of upcoming Android based mobile phones will be available in the market pretty soon. Some of these well connected phones will sport a user interface that has been enhanced to provide a better user experience. Of the several planned UI enhancements I’ve seen on the web so far, one of them is really sleek and stands out. Continue reading Very cool Android User Interfaces coming soon

Motorola Android development and mobile phone

Motorola has gone a long way since I first read about the news that it’s hiring some 300 Android developers. It has heavily invested in the Android open mobile platform that Google has initiated. Recently it has opened up it’s web site for Android development in preparation for its upcoming mobile phones based on Android. It has even started beta on its new MotoDev Studio for the Android platform.

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Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java version 0.9.1 available

If you use the Eclipse IDE for mobile development, version 0.9.1 oft the Mobile Tools for Java is available now. You can update your current MTJ version using the Eclipse update manager.

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Eclipse Mobile Tools for Java 0.9 gets released

The MTJ project of the Eclipse Foundation has released version 0.9 of the Mobile Tools for Java. Mobile Java developer support under Eclipse gets better and better thanks to the Guys at Motorola. And of course lets not forget the initial work done by Craig of EclipseME fame.

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Motorola Developer’s Summit in Sao Paulo

motorola-employee-cwyattMotoDev is holding a summit in beautiful Sao Paulo, Brazil. The one day event includes several sessions and tutorials about the next generation of Motorola devices, platforms and technologies. Christy Wyatt, Motorola’s Vice President of Software Platforms & Ecosystem, will be providing the keynote address.

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MotoDev Studio version 1.4 for J2ME

Motorola has announced the availability of the MotoDev Studio 1.4 for developing J2ME applications. Support has been added for several Motorola mobile phones. If you remember, Motorola has taken lead of the EclipseME project and has released MotoDev Studio which is based on Eclipse and EclipseME.

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Motorola Developer Studio announced

I’ve written about the leadership takeover of Motorola on the EclipseME project and the recent announcements of new mobile development projects at Eclipse. Well I guess it was just a matter of time. So now Motorola has announced its new Developer Studio based on the Eclipse platform.

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