Google and GM reportedly are discussing a deal that could enable Android phone users to access information from the carmaker's OnStar driver service even when they are not in the car, according to reports. Meanwhile, Google could release Android 2.2 as soon as Wednesday or Thursday, according to an Internet report, which said the new operating system contains Adobe's Flash software and runs much faster than earlier versions.
T-Mobile USA will team up with GPS firm Garmin on the $200 Garminfone, the first Android-powered device that will embed the company's navigation software. Due to ship next month, the handset will enable users to access turn-by-turn directions by clicking on an address in an e-mail or a text message.
Dell has announced that it will begin shipping its Android-based Streak handheld computer next month in Europe and this summer in the U.S. The device, which was introduced at the 2010 International CES in January, features a 5-inch touch screen, a webcam and a 5-megapixel camera.
The same Asian component supply company that produces Amazon's Kindle is rumored to have received an order from Research in Motion for an 8.9-inch tablet, CIO.com reports. Rumor has it that the new multimedia BlackBerry tablet would be a "companion device" for BlackBerry users.
The makers of LimeWire, a popular peer-to-peer file-sharing tool, have been found liable for infringing copyright in a case brought by the Recording Industry Association of America. The plaintiff is seeking damages of $150,000 per violation, which if granted would likely spell the end of LimeWire.