Google sends out invitations for a mysterious mobile-related event
It can also be something policy related like the recent net neutrality agreement with Verizon. On the hardware front - tomorrow is the retail launch day of the Motorola DROID 2, and Samsung's tablet with Android 2.2 has to be announced soon as well.
It can be any of those things, or something totally unrelated, but we hold hopes in our hearts that it will be more goodies coming Android way. Your guess is as good as ours, but thankfully it will be known very soon.
1. bucky (Posts: 1282; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
maybe they will be serving up a few crumbs of gingerbread to keep us well fed :) Or possibly even a great android music program for syncing music from comp to phone. I dont know about you guys, but i find my old iphone would sync 5 albums in the time my nexus will transfer one.
2. ilia1986 (unregistered)
An Android equivalent to iTunes with Android Market access, and media management would cause me a heart attack. It would be too awesome for me to contemplate. To be able to manage your phone - from your PC.. Ahhh what a sweet dream.
3. bucky (Posts: 1282; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i agree. One of the reasons the iphone has done soo well is because of the entire ecosystems (docks, itunes etc) making it hard to leave, once you've spent the money on everything. Now that the software has reached mature status i think android should begin thinking outsie the box.
6. SellPhones82 (Posts: 471; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
@ilia- have you tried doubletwist? It has Market access. http://www.doubletwist.com/dt/
7. bucky (Posts: 1282; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i have but it just doesnt cut it for me. too slow and confusing. :(
9. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
will that let me sync my itunes movies to my android phone??
11. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I tried DT. It failed to sync my iTunes music with it. We need something that can sync with iTunes AND provide access for the Android market. And we need it from Google. Because the more official it is - the more people are going to use it - and the more resources will the developers put into it.
12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 471; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm 99.9% sure it will not work with any of the old DRM protected music so not sure if that may be the problem you are having. I have never bought a single song from itunes as all my music was rips from CD or downloads from other programs. I have moved my entire itunes library to DT and then deleted itunes of my laptop because I have no need for it now.
14. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)
Yeah, maybe Google can finally get a slice of that pie.
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
No. Iirc, the problem was that only a small portion of the songs would get transferred, if at all. I think that this has to do with the fact that I don't actually keep my iTunes music in the iTunes folder. I keep it in the program itself. And I have no intention to change it whatsoever.
17. IHuntInDE (Posts: 11; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)
I use TuneSync from the market to sync my songs... The free version lets you sync like 20 or 25 songs i think it is and the paid version is unlimited. Then I use AppBrain to have desktop access to the market. Just pick the apps you want to install, then run the app on your phone, tell it to sync with appbrain and it automagically installs the apps. Also gives you a mass update option.
4. SMB (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Aug 2010)
God damn Google and Android is taking over the world!
5. deejay52420 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
So all i have to do to take over the world is invite ppl to a secret event? AWESOME!
8. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
No, you have to invite people publically to an undisclosed event for unannounced reasons. Then, the world is yours. If you stand infront of a brick wall facing it, you will inevitably have people line up behind you. once there are a number of ppl behind you, if you leave, those others will still remain in line.... it is human nature. we are suckers for following. :) trick is to fi nd a nice brick wall :P
10. networkdood (Posts: 6244; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Google is going to announce that they have purchased APPLE for .....1 million dollars (say it like Dr. EVIL)
13. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)
Maybe they will be announcing the outsourcing of their Spying Dept.