The Android Wrap: Vodafone Gets HTC Tattoo; Sprint Woos Developers; Google Expands Gmail Push

HTC Tattoo lauches on Vodafone

There was a series of announcements today that extend Google’s presence, and specifically Android’s, into the mobile industry. Here they are:

HTC Tattoo: Starting in October, Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) UK will start selling the latest Android-powered HTC device, nicknamed the “Tattoo.” The phone comes with HTC’s Sense technology, which provides shortcuts to some of the things you use the most and people you contact most often. The phone also has Google (NSDQ: GOOG) services such as Maps, Mail, Search and YouTube. Among other features, It has a 3.2 megapixel camera and FM Radio.

Sprint (NYSE: S) woos developers: Following the recent launch of the HTC Hero, Sprint has started to reach out to Android developers. Today, the third largest carrier announced that it is adding an Android section to the Sprint Developer website. By working with Sprint, developers will gain access to location-based services, using network triangulation, reports BetaNews. Sprint’s also suggesting that developers attend their Oct. 26 event, where they will be giving out 400 free Hero phones.

Gmail push to Windows Mobile, iPhone: While Gmail has been pushing emails to users over Android devices for some time, Google has just rolled out the functionality to the iPhone and to Windows Mobile devices, according to the Google Mobile blog. Google Sync works with the phone’s native email application, so there’s no additional software needed. It will also allow you to sync any combination of gmail, calendar or contacts. To try it, go here.

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