Friday, 9 July 2010

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Motorola Backflip Undergoing OTA Software Update

Posted: 08 Jul 2010 01:21 PM PDT

Right about now, hopefully, if you’ve got yourself a Motorola Backflip sitting around, you might be getting prompted to download a brand new software update. But, don’t get too excited — this isn’t Android 2.1. No, this is just a software update to get a handle on a few more bugs that plague the device.

The bug fixes are for the system itself, which should improve the overall functionality of the device. Other bonus features include improvements to messaging, the camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and more. As is usual for an OTA update, you’ll be notified as soon as the update’s made its way through its phases and found itself on your device. No official word on how long the update will take to reach all devices, but we don’t imagine it should take long. Let us know in the comments as soon as you get yours, and what you notice has changed.

[via Motorola]


Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile Hitting Shelves July 15th?

Posted: 08 Jul 2010 12:48 PM PDT

When the Samsung Vibrant was initially announced, it was confirmed by Samsung that the 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.1, 1GHz Hummingbird processor-based device would be available for T-Mobile customer purchase starting July 21st. And, as far as we could tell, there wasn’t anything wrong with that date at all. Then again, Motorola’s got their own launch happening on July 15th, with the Droid X ready to change everything all over again, so maybe Samsung saw that as a bit of a road block. Well, if rumors are true, then that’s about to get a bit more interesting.

When this rumor first broke, last night, it was simply just rumor: basically, an anonymous tipster said “something,” to the effect that the Vibrant would be released on July 15th. It didn’t get interesting until a leaked T-Mobile internal document hit the scene, and thanks to the fine folks over at Tmo News, that leaked document made its way to the Internet. And, sure enough, it says that “on July 15th, T-Mobile is scheduled to launch the Samsung Vibrant.” Doesn’t get more clear-cut than that, we imagine. But, yes, this could be a major typo, too, so make sure you’ve got some salt near you at all times.

So, what’s the benefit of launching the Vibrant pretty much a week earlier than expected? For one, the Droid X by Motorola is launching on the nation’s largest wireless carrier. That’s going to be a huge release, no matter what stick you shake at it, so it would be good for T-Mobile to jump on the “big Android phone-packing” bandwagon. Especially considering the Vibrant’s got a few more features that some people may consider better than the Motorola adversary’s. So, now it’s up to all of you: if the Vibrant does indeed launch on the 15th, and you’ve got an option, which are you choosing?

[via Tmo News]


Android 2.2 SDK Gets Updated by Google

Posted: 08 Jul 2010 11:53 AM PDT

This one’s quick — pretty much everything’s in the title, anyway. But, today Google announced that they’ve updated the Android 2.2 (Froyo) SDK. Actually, they announced the availability of a “new” Android 2.2 SDK, which is what they usually do for the updated version of the Software Developer Kit, but don’t think it’s all that new.

While the original SDK has been available since the official Froyo announcement back at Google’s I/O conference, we all know that Google’s been releasing new builds of Froyo ever since — which have become available for download on the Nexus One (and Motorola Droid, subsequently). This update brings the official Froyo code to its final build, which corresponds to that official update that the Nexus One received over the air just a few days back.

[via Android Developer's Blog]


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