Saturday, 3 July 2010

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Gingerbread May Not be Everything We Heard About

Posted: 02 Jul 2010 03:16 PM PDT

According to Unwired View, the news about Gingerbread is not fully right. According to Dan Morrill, a Google Android Open Source & Compatibility Tech Lead, it seems that people are starting to just make stuff up on the subject of Android 3.0. But, that doesn’t mean everything is wrong, either. There is still the possibility that some, maybe even most, of the information on Android 3.0 is true.

The truth is, there is no way anybody will know what exactly Google is planning until someone from Google takes the time to make an announcement. We wish most of the information about Android 3.0 were real, but for now, we’ve got to keep our salt in our hands, ready to throw.

[via UnwiredView]


Droid Incredible Amazing Survival Story

Posted: 02 Jul 2010 02:17 PM PDT

Accidents happen. And unfortunately telling the story is half the fun. Well, here’s one for you to hear. A man from Android Central‘ forums had to experience what it would be like for his Droid Incredible to catch on fire. One night he went to the beach and created a bonfire. Everything seemed perfect, but it all came crashing down when he realized his phone had managed to find its way into the fire.

This poor man’s phone was damaged quite terribly, as you can clearly see in the image. However, nothing can stop this bizarre phone from staying alive. It works perfectly fine as if nothing has happened to it. Despite its plastic-like aesthetic, and the obvious points where it melted, the Incredible keeps kicking.

[via Phandroid]


Samsung Galaxy S Does Video Out Through 3.5mm Audio Jack [video]

Posted: 02 Jul 2010 02:13 PM PDT

Our Android devices are pretty amazing, right? Well, we can safely say the Samsung Galaxy S just got a bit more amazing today? The Galaxy S is the only Android phone that can offer video out using the 3.5mm audio jack. It seems the international version of Samsung Galaxy S has a TV out option built into the display setting that lets you pick your TV type (PAL or NTSC). Also, it is easy to operate. All you need is a 3.5 mm jack to the standard AV ports on your TV.

And you get the basic gist of this: plug your cables in, and there you’ve got all the good stuff on your device, straight to your TV. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are browsing, listening to music, or playing games. However, we have no idea if the U.S version will have the same capability but they can share video by using DLNA. So, is it better to have the cables, or go wirelesss?

Click here to view the embedded video.

[via AndroidAndMe]


Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is Coming to Canada Thanks to Bell

Posted: 02 Jul 2010 02:05 PM PDT

Good news for Canadian folk. The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is going to be there some time soon. Now, for those Canadian Android fans, you all don’t have to worry about unlocking and paying with lots of money just to get your hand on this phone. Bell Mobility will be carrying this 4.0-inch WVGA (480 x 800)SUPER AMOLED mDNIe(Mobile Digital Natural Image engine).

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant will be running Android 2.1. Bell doesn’t have many details on their landing page quite yet, but that should change soon enough. We’re glad to see the Galaxy S making the rounds all over the planet. Now we just need it to land here in the States already.

[via AndroidCentral]


Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 receives new software update

Posted: 02 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now has a new firmware update. This latest update helps to improve general performance, speed and responsiveness, especially in messaging and the camera’s Ul. It also makes it easier to back-up and restore your applications. Lastly, in selected markets, PlayNow now features premium applications and games.

However, Android 2.1 is not part of this updated firmware. SE’s still a bit hazy on the exact details, but Android 2.1 is still expected to see life on the handset before the end of 2010. Unfortunately, it’s only July, so we still have a ways to wait.

[via IntoMobile]


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