Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: MobilityWith anyone able to create their own Android tablet these days, and with Telstra having already done so since the first Telstra T-Tab, it was only a matter of time before Telstra launched it’s own 4G tablet, too, at a price that makes it “Australia’s most affordable 4G tablet”.
For those of you wanting to tinker with the ICS source files for the AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S III, I have some good news for you. Samsung just dropped the source for the SGH-I7474M and the SGH-T999V, and can be downloaded through the links below. It’s nice to see that Sammy is keeping their source codes up to date and is offering them before the devices actually launch.
Pretend for a moment that you're a handset manufacturer like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG or Sony Ericsson. After months of negotiating with local carriers like Telstra, Optus and Vodafone and working with head office in the US or Asia to get stock for Australia, you finally launch your high-end Android smartphone in Australia. Then just a month or so later, Apple unexpectedly releases the iPhone 5.
Optus might have no hope of generating the same kind of hoopla that Motorola and Telstra managed with their “summer-proof” Oprah in Australia Moto Defy campaign, but it does have the toughest Android phone in the Aussie market on its books at last after Telstra’s exclusivity period has finally run out.
Last year, Samsung put its production of Android devices into full gear and delivered its newly minted Galaxy line. Originally just used for its highest-end Android phones, the Galaxy name has branched off to a new tablet product, and now to lower-end smartphones as well as a rival to the iPod touch.
Google's top-open source exec explains at the LinuxCon conference why Android is open source and why open source is a key part of Android's success.NEW ORLEANSGoogle Director of Open Source Chris DiBona took the keynote stage at the LinuxCon conference here on Sept. 16 with a key message: Android is open source.-
Telstra and Microsoft will jointly launch Windows Phone 7 on October 12, to be followed by at least one Android-based tablet from Telstra which iTWire confidently predicts will be the Huawei SmaKit S7. In addition, Telstra today unveiled a clutch of new mobile devices to be launched in the run up to Christmas.