Tag: Android 2.1

  • Google loses lawsuit to patent troll Bedrock Computer Technologies

    Google has been sued successfully and lost for use of Linux on it’s server platform.  Although this may not be a huge loss to Google financially, this issue could extend to the Android platform. Bedrock Computer Technology has also sued AOL, Yahoo and Amazon to name a few. Will companies like Bedrock Computer Technologies impede […]

  • PPCGeeks Review: Motorola DROID X!

    Hello Folks! This week, Verizon Wireless kindly sent us a Moto Droid X to get our hands on and open up to see what it was made of! Read on to find out what we think of it, and for our Youtube Video Links!

  • Sprint Samsung Intercept Becomes Official

    Today, Sprint announces its newest Android handset, the Samsung Intercept. It comes with a 3.2″ screen, slide-out keyboard, and a 3.2MP camera. There’s not much special about this little device, but its probably the replacement for the popular Samsung Moment. It will retail for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract (with […]

  • Samsung i897 Coming To At&t

    Time for another high-end Android phone to join the market, this time its by Samsung and reportedly coming to At&t. Back in January, we reported on the Samsung Galaxy, with recent reports showing the Galaxy S is coming to T-Mobile this year. Now there’s another Samsung device, which is very similar to the Galaxy S, dubbed the i897. Read more…

  • HTC Wildfire Announced

    HTC has announced its newest Android handset, the Wildfire. Its an entry-level Android 2.1 device with a smaller screen and a slower processor than the Desire and Legend. It features a 3.2″ QVGA capacitive touchscreen, 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus, and the usual Bluetooth, GPS, and WiFi. It has the MSM7225 chipset clocked in at 528MHz with 384MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. Its almost like a miniature HTC Desire with the optical trackpad. Read more for hands-on video.

  • Sprint’s Samsung Moment Finally Getting Android 2.1 Now

    While there’s been no official announcement from Sprint, people are reporting that if you download the update executable from Sprint’s website that you’ll end up with Android 2.1. The download page still shows the update is dated 2/19/2010. There’s some discussions going on in our forums about it too. Have you tried it? What was your result and how did the update go?

  • Android 2.2 450% Faster Than Android 2.1…Sometimes

    The folks over at AndroidPolice are lucky enough to have a Nexus One running Froyo, Android 2.2. You’ve probably seen the slight changes to the homescreen, heard about Flash 10.1 finally coming to Android, make more RAM available for the Nexus One, possibly activate the FM Receiver/Transmitter in the Nexus One, and that it will offer a JIT (Just-In-Time) Compiler for the kernel. Based on a LINPACK benchmark, it shows the Nexus One with Froyo getting 37.5 MFLOPS compared to around 6.5 on a stock N1. Read more…

  • Official Android 2.1 For Sprint Hero And Moment Coming In Early May?

    Looking at the screenshot to the right, it appears that those who are rocking the Hero or Moment on Sprint will be receiving an official update to Android 2.1 sometime in early May. Features that Android 2.1 includes are Live Wallpapers, interactive backgrounds that change based on user input (a video of which can be […]

  • Android 2.1 Update For Motorola Backflip In Q3 Of 2010

    Have a Motorola Backflip? Want an official Android 2.1 upgrade? You will have to wait until the third quarter of 2010 to officially receive the Android 2.1 OS update, as Motorola has refreshed its release schedule for Android software updates. Other notable upgrades for Motorola products to Android 2.1 is the Droid, which is, as […]

  • Dell’s Aero Lands On AT&T

    AT&T will be the carrier of choice for Dell when it releases it’s first Android-powered smartphone for the US market later this year. Given the name Aero, it’s skinned home screen is distinct from any other Android device currently on the market. There is no word on specifications or features, or even a release date […]

  • Official: Android 2.1 Update Now Available

    The first phone to be officially upgraded to the Android 2.1 operating system is the Samsung Galaxy Spica (also known as the Galaxy Portal). The upgrade is available in Germany and Samsung has detailed that it will be gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Asia, Africa and rest of the world (Antarctica and Americas.)

  • Android 2.1 Leaks for Droid and Droid Eris

    For all of our Verizon Android users out there, if you’re willing to take the chance, you can finally get Android 2.1 for your Motorola Droid or HTC Droid Eris, unofficially of course. So far, we’ve seen reports that the ROM is working good (here for the Droid Eris) once you figure out how to flash it (here is information about how to do it on the Eris). Here’s some information on getting it to work on the Motorola Droid. Here is some more information and a video of it running on a Droid. Many believe this will be the update that will be pushed OTA, but there’s no word on when that might happen.