Google’s New Ad Formats Take On iAd [PICS]

At Google I/O, Google announced Android 2.2, codenamed Froyo. Froyo comes along with many major improvements and features. One such great feature is the new Ads format which Google introduced.

iAd – Apple’s Mobile Advertising was about to change mobile advertising profoundly but Google’s major announcement could change things. These new Ad formats would work on Froyo. Much of the ideas of the Ad formats come from iAd, but some are new. Some new Ad formats which Google introduced were –

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Android on iPod Touch

We’ve seen hackers porting Google’s Mobile OS, Android to iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. The same guys are back to work and wanna make Android run on iPod touches.

There isn’t any official date yet, but it is in the making. A blog post mentions that the hacker has been successful in porting Android on a first-gen iPod Touch but things such as WLAN, multitouch drivers and sound need some extra attention.

Anyways, anytime soon we could be hearing the announcement and let’s hope that this wiz-kid is able to port it on an iPad.

Android on iPhone 3G

A few days ago, David Wang posted a video demonstrating how he made Android to run on a first gen iPhone. He dual booted Android and iPhone OS and provided the steps required to achieve the goal.

Today, he has successfully managed to run Android on iPhone 3G. He says that this time the process is slightly risky but promises to put up a guide instructing users on how to run Android on iPhone 3G.

In the meanwhile, you could watch his iPhone 3G running on Android in the video below.

Twitter Launches Official Android App


There are loads of Twitter clients available for any device and the truth is that the best are the paid ones. Twitter did launch its own official App for Blackberry’s and now it has launched its official Twitter App for Google’s Android. Recently, Twitter acquired Tweetie because of which any day we could see an official Twitter App for iPhone appear on the App Store for free.
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Apple bans Android

By now we all are quite familiar with how much control Apple has over it’s App Store. The continuous rejection of a few apps along with a rejection of competitors apps justifies it.

Recently a developer submitted an app which had the word ‘Android’ in it. Apple rejected the app and said ” Remove the A word or remove your App”. Apple earlier even rejected Google Voice from entering into the App Store and even plans to adopt Bing as it’s default search engine for the iPhone . This rivalry between Apple and Google seems promising and could result in a lot of iPhone users to switch to the Nexus One.