Saturday, 10 July 2010

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HTC EVO 4G Gets Ubuntu Install [Video]

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 03:16 PM PDT

So, you remember Ubuntu running on the Nexus One, right? It just happened, what, yesterday? Well, apparently that wasn’t enough for the successful hacker, because he immediately moved onto the next big thing: the EVO 4G. There were a few problems, sure, but that didn’t stop the success from happening. You’ll want to check out the video below.

Unlike the Nexus One, the EVO 4G’s ROMs don’t have support for loop devices. As we know from the previous install, this is a mandatory feature, so it just made for an extra road bump in the process. They re-compiled the kernal, which was about one line of code in total, and then had to flash the modified kernal so Ubuntu could run, and actually function worth noting. If you want to know how to do it yourself, go through the via link below. In the mean time, check out the video.

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[via HTC EVO Hacks; thanks Max!]


Martin Cooper: Android is Every Bit As Good as the iPhone

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 02:59 PM PDT

Martin Cooper, the former vice president of Motorola and division manager who in 1970’s led the team to developed the first hand-held mobile phone, recently took some time to sit down with CNN and talk about his favorite subject: cell phones. Asking some general questions, the interview doesn’t get interesting (in an Android point of view) until the very end.

When asked which phones he is currently using, he named the original Motorola Droid. Interestingly enough (except for most around here), Cooper gave away his iPhone, an handed it off to his grandson. But he kept his Droid. Most notably, though, is the fact that Cooper said that Android is actually every bit as good, if not better, than the iPhone. Of course, we agree, but there’s tons of people out there that might question the man’s statement. We are right there with you, Mr. Cooper. And you can’t argue with the guy who made cell phones possible.

[via CNN]


T-Mobile Will Launch HTC Vision with HSPA+ In September

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 02:47 PM PDT

According to some new rumors, the HTC Vision is launching this September at the same time as the HTC Vanguard. Also, reports suggest that the Vision will be T-Mobile’s first HSPA+ device. HSPA+ basically means that the phone is going to be able to access data even faster than T-Mobile customers already can.

The Vision will have a 3.7-inch touchscreen, slide-out 4 row QWERTY keyboard, a 1Ghz processor, and Android 2.1. While there’s not a lot more information about the handset, we can expect a flood of information soon enough, considering the launch in September.

[via AndroidPolice]


Acer’s First Android Device Gets Android 2.1 Upgrade

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 02:34 PM PDT

The Liquid A1 is the first Android phone made by Acer in 2009. It launched with Android 1.6 but now an update is available to bring it out of the Dark Ages and into the Light. The update is the usual OTA variety, so if you’re one of the folks out there with the device, hopefully you’ll be receiving the notification soon enough.

The Liquid A1 has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and 5MP camera with VGA video. It features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, but it’s underclocked to 768 MHz. It has 256 MB RAM, HSDPA 7.2 connectivity and HSUPA 2.0 Mb/s. You’ll find the general stuff, too: WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and microSD card slot. If you get the update, let us know in the comments and let us know what you think of it.

[via UnwiredView]


Samsung Captivate’s Retail Package and Phone Pose for Camera

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 12:12 PM PDT

Samsung Captivate will be released on July 18th, but if you were aching to see what the box would look like, here you go. And, even if you’ve seen plenty of pictures of what the device would look like from “official channels,” it’s time to see what it looks like out of the box and in the hand of a “regular person.” Fortunately, it still looks just as good.

The box does well to showcase that while the phone’s called the Captivate, it’s still a Samsung Galaxy S device. So, it’s good to see they’re keeping with the marketing scheme. As for the phone itself, it’s certainly shiny enough to catch the eye, isn’t it? And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that.

[via Engadget]


Samsung Captivate and Samsung Fascinate Commercials Emerge

Posted: 09 Jul 2010 12:07 PM PDT

Samsung has released promo videos for both the Samsung Captivate and Samsung Fascinate, which are heading to AT&T and Verizon respectively. We already know the pricing for the Captivate: $199.99 on a new, two-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. It’s set to launch on July 18th. Unfortunately, Verizon hasn’t said anything about the Fascinate’s pricing or release date. The commercial itself is really brief and pretty self-explanatory, and is actually the same exact video we showed you about the Samsung Vibrant, for T-Mobile. Just showcases the physical differences in the devices, while the “main gist” of the videos is exactly the same.

AT&T customers can eagerly anticipate getting their hands on that 4-inch SUPER AMOLED touchscreen display that’s running Android OS 2.1. Customers for Verizon, though, are going to have to choose between the Motorola Droid (with its 4.3-inch display, and Android 2.1), or the Samsung Fascinate. Should make it easier for some, considering Verizon’s not letting us know when the Fascinate’s getting released. So, you know, any time now, Verizon.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

[via PhooneDog]


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