With the increase of Android chatter I've found it easier for myself - hopefully it's been easier for you as well - to have my Android stories grouped together based on category. It gives me a chance to mention the little rumors without dedicating an entire post to each, and to cover the stories that don't require more than a few lines.
Last night I was laying in bed, browsing Twitterific and sending my laptop intriguing links regarding Android. I woke up this morning to find too many interesting bites to pass up. So, here's a day's worth of Android stories. Let's see if I can arrange them into a logical, coherent post instead of just tossing them at you, buck-shot style.
Let's start with Magic. Android Authority nicely summarizes a few bits of information gathered by cnet in a post titled Built-in Exchange support on the HTC Magic. This would address one of the two primary obstacles for Android in the workplace - push mail and MS Office compatibility. Moxier mail offers Exchange service for $24.95, but native support would go a long way in converting the skeptic. GDocs and Androffice still have a way to go though.
Phone Scoop discovered some FCC approval documents that confirm the Samsung i7500's support for T-Mobile's 3G network. Features include a 5 MP cam, LED flash, AMOLED touchscreen, and 8 Gigs of memory, standard... it sounds like a nice device. And despite the associations implied by the site that led me to the Phone Scoop post, I really don't think the i7500 and Houdini are one and the same. But I've been wrong before. On to the non-phone buzz.
The Android Site cites archosfans.com in announcing the drop of the Android-driven Archos MID on June 11th in Paris. I'm not betting either way on these, but I'm definitely intrigued. It's not a phone, it's not a laptop. Archos is big on mobile media, and is integrating telephony in this Android line. Interesting stuff.
Gizmodo points out a Japanese website called Tech On! in announcing a digital, Android-powered photo frame made by Macnica Inc and Fujitsu Software. I think I have to agree with one of the Gizmodo commenter's sentiments - why on Earth does photo frame need the features Android provides? Well, who knows... maybe this thing will blow Cameo out of the water.
And now, I'll just wrap this thing up with a humorous but nevertheless representative expression of what Android is lacking from Devin Coldeway at Mobile Crunch. I too would like all of incoming email notifications to say that I suck. Have a good weekend.