HTC Desire

HTC Desire owners upset about lack of Android Gingerbread update

HTC UK on Tuesday announced on its Facebook page that the popular HTC Desire smartphone would not get an update to the latest version of Android because there isn’t enough RAM on the device to run both Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) and HTC Sense, the skin HTC has on all its smartphones. Hundreds of users on Facebook have complained about HTC’s inability to issue the update.

Google demands order in Android land

How open is open? Google is reportedly tightening access to its open source Android mobile operating system and restricting the sort of tweaks manufacturers can make to the OS, multiple executives tell Businessweek.

Moblyng raising $10.9M to make mobile HTML5 games

Moblyng, a developer of games using HTML5 for mobile devices, is looking to raise about $10.9 million and has raised about $7.5 million of that so far, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Why Foursquare doesn’t owe its success to the iPhone

Location-based check-in service Foursquare saw a massive amount of success, both globally and in the United States, because it focused on multiple mobile platforms rather than a single one like Apple’s iPhone operating system or Google’s Android, according to Foursquare executive Holger Luedorf.

Intel’s AppUp doesn’t fix app fragmentation, but it might help

For Joe Morris, vice president of mobile content for game company Konami, the difference between having to port a game to 200 platforms and just a handful is more than enough reason to get excited over Intel launching its application-distribution platform, AppUp.