Tuesday, 29 June 2010

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HTC Desire, Legend & Wildfire Froyo 2.2 update due Q3 2010

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 07:14 AM PDT

Android 2.2 Froyo is out for the Nexus One, but what about HTC’s range of own-brand smartphones?  We’ve just spoken to the company’s UK team, who have confirmed that HTC engineers are hard at work crafting up a Sense-friendly Froyo ROM.  According to the company, we can start to expect the fruits of those labours from Q3 this year.

“We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC Sense experience on Froyo and distribute it to our customers as fast as possible. We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning in Q3″ HTC

Devices in line for an update include the Desire and Legend, together with the newer Wildfire which we reviewed over the weekend.  Froyo brings with it WiFi tethering together with performance increases; however we’ll have to wait and see how HTC’s carrier partners handle the roll-out, since they can often be another point of delay in the process as a whole.


Android 2.2 Froyo FRF85 for Nexus One officially released

Posted: 29 Jun 2010 12:45 AM PDT

Google has officially released Android 2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One, with OTA updates beginning this week.  The new firmware brings with it WiFi tethering support together with a significant speed boost for the Snapdragon-based smartphone.

The release comes after several weeks of unofficial leaked builds floating around the internet, sourced from Google but, according to the company, not the final code.  In addition to Google’s own feature changes, Froyo also opens up the door for Adobe Flash 10.1 support in the Android browser.

Nexus One owners should see an update notification in the phone’s menu bar, and Google say the update is expected to go out to most users by the end of the week.  Alternatively you can download Android 2.2. Froyo FRF85 from this direct Google link.


Motorola Droid 2 May Launch August 23rd with Android 2.2

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 03:53 PM PDT

Motorola Droid 2 will have to comes later than we expected at Verizon. Rather on July 19th, Droid 2 will be launch on August 23rd along side Android 2.2. Although, the current Droid 2 was Android 2.1 but Motorola seems trying to push Android 2.2 to make an advancement to their phone. Android 2.2 is roughly available in late July for the original Droid, and is expected to launch for the Droid X at the end of August.

Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X will have almost the same hardware which is 1 GHz processor. The difference that they both will have mostly in size of the screen because Droid 2 screen is only 3.7-inch. Also, the cameras are different: The Droid 2 only has a five-megapixel camera, but the Droid X has an eight-megapixel one.

[via Electronista]


Motorola Charm is going to T-Mobile

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 03:14 PM PDT

Motorola Charm is going to T-Mobile’s side. Motorola Charm is a cute candy bar like phone. It has widescreen and QWERTY keyboard for those who loves keyboard more than touchscreen. Another great thing about this phone is that it used Android 2.1. It allows you to updated home screens (7 total).

Motorola Charm has an resizable Motoblur home screen widgets and also it has social messaging enhancement such as Facebook and Tweeter. There are no other further information about this phone. However, we will be sure to keep the newest news publish as soon we have further information.

[via IntoMobile]


Pre-ordered Droid Incredible? Get a Motorola Droid X instead

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 02:15 PM PDT

Verizon has comes up with great ideas which lead them to better advantage with the current situation that they are facing. Since the Droid Incredible was announced, Verizon has difficulty put up with the pre-orders. People are requesting this marvelous smartphone like crazy. However, Verizon also carried Motorola Droid X. Verizon decided to allow customers to change their order from Droid Incredible to Motorola Droid X.

Droid Incredible approximately has the same size as Nexus one. Meanwhile, Motorola Droid X features a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen. Droid Incredible will be shipped on July 26th and Droid X will be avalaible in store July 15th.

[via ubergizmo]


Kindle for Android Now Available for Download

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 01:53 PM PDT

Well, that came out of nowhere. Despite the fact that Samsung announced the Vibrant for T-Mobile, which is coming pre-installed with Kindle Editions, no one assumed that the application itself would just magically appear in the Market overnight. But, sure enough, there it is, ready for you to download.

You now have access to your Kindle library, whether or not you have your Kindle near you. You can also download books, of a library of more than 600,000 titles, and use WhisperSync to synchronize your place between devices. The books that you buy from the Kindle Store and it will be automatically optimized for your particular Android handset, and you’ll be able to read it in no time. The application itself is free, so go ahead and download it, and then get your eBook reading on!

[via Amazon]


HTC Hero Finally Getting Updated to Android 2.1

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 01:49 PM PDT

The moment that Europe have been waiting for has finally arrived. HTC Hero has been on Android 1.5 (Cupcake) since last year but today time for HTC Hero to evolve. HTC is releasing the Android 2.1 (Éclair) update for HTC Hero. What an exciting news for you all!

The HTC Hero features a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen and runs HTC’s Sense User Interface. HTC’s Sense UI is one of the reason why it takes long period of time for HTC Hero to be able update. However, bad news for those who have T-Mobile UK and the Orange because theirs updates will be available by the end of the month.

[via HTC Hero Blog]


Samsung Vibrant officially announced for T-Mobile

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 12:36 PM PDT

Just recently, the Samsung Epic 4G was announced for Sprint, now we’re revealing the Vibrant for T-Mobile USA. The most noticeable difference is the lack of a physical keyboard that the Epic 4G had, other than that the looks are pretty much the same. The Vibrant essentially took the best features of the Samsung Galaxy S gave it a new name and put it on a different market, T-Mobile is set to release the new smartphone.

The Vibrant comes with a 4 inch, Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 5MP camera that can also take up to 720p of video. Other features include GPS, wifi, bluetooth, the ability to access the microSD slot for extra storage, which can total up to 32GB. Along will come a pre-installed exclusive game, Amazon’s Kindle software which allows you to read as many as 600,000 titles. Also James Cameron’s Avatar movie will come on an extra 2GB microSD card. Starting July 21st the phone should be available to T-Mobile customers, with pre-order starting the 1st of July at places such as Radio Shack. The overall pricing for the newest best Magneta wireless carrier will be $199.99.

[via SlashGear]


Samsung Fascinate for Verizon Wireless Officially Announced

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 11:46 AM PDT

Another Android phone has come to Verizon Wireless, this time it’s the Samsung Fascinate. The Galaxy S device has turned up with different names for different carriers. The Fascinate runs the Android 2.1, other features include a mirror black case, the browser if capable of surfing full HTML websites and is pre-loaded with Bing maps.


Also included with Bing is Bing Search, the screen, which we already had knowledge of is a Super AMOLED. The CPU is a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird application processor, has a virtual QWERTY keyboard, and a six axis sensor for smooth gaming controls. The Fascinate ships with a 16GB microSD card and the internal storage is 2GB.

[via SlashGear]


Dell Streak now availabe and unlocked in UK

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 11:28 AM PDT

Not too long ago the Dell Streak was reviewed and overall we liked it. Well now in the UK you can buy one, straight from Dell. The Streak is SIM-free and costs around 449 pounds in the UK. In case you’ve forgotten the specs, the screen is 5 inches, an 800×400 resolution and multitouch support.

The streak runs Android, has a 5MP autofocus digital camera, and storage is on microSD cards. The CPU is the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon. The computer comes shipped with a 16 GB card, more additions include Bluetooth and WiFi.

[via SlashGear]


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