Tag: Android 2.2

  • 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 […]

  • Sprint Waiving Mail-In Rebates Indefinitely

    This is great news for Sprint customers! Verizon Wireless recently started doing this on most of their smartphones and looks like Sprint caught wind and decided to do it also.

  • Push Notifications Finally Working For Facebook On Android?

    Some of you may have noticed in Facebook’s changelog that they supposedly enabled push notifications a few versions ago. This wasn’t working for most people, actually, probably 99% of people. Lots of people loved that feature on the iPhone. As a workaround, I always setup SMS/Email notifications, but its just not the same as getting native notifications. Since last week, I’ve seen a few reports of people saying that push notifications are starting to work for them, and others saying it still wasn’t. Mine just started working today. Read more…

  • Froyo Coming to the LG Ally – SOON

    Are you an owner of the LG Ally or know several friends with one? I sure do and know they will love it when they get this update! The update (VS740ZVD) will bring the device several improvements, with only a few that have been announced.

  • Is Samsung Keeping Froyo From Galaxy S Users?!?

    So we all know that the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones consists of some of the hottest selling devices among all carriers, and worldwide. Every month we’ve seen reports of how many millions of Galaxy S phones Samsung has sold. Every major carrier in the US has one version of them, whether its the At&t Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Sprint Epic 4G, or Verizon Fascinate. When these phones were released, they came loaded with Android 2.1 Eclair with promises that they would be getting Froyo. Some rumors even speculated on dates, saying it would be pushed out before the end of 2010. Unfortunately, that rumored promise left many owners frustrated as that time has come and gone now. Read more…

  • Beejive IM Coming To Android Today

    For all of you IMers out there, today, Android is making another stride with a popular cross-platform app. This time welcome Beejive IM to the mix. We already have Palringo and a few other multi-client chat apps out there, and not to mention the standalone AIM, Yahoo IM, Google Talk, etc. So far though, most of them have been battery hungry. This could change with Beejive IM for those of you on Froyo, Android 2.2, with the introduction of a push notification system. Read more…

  • [Updated] Verizon’s HTC Merge aka Lexikon

    Update: We’ve just been informed that the release for the Merge is November 11th! For those of you Verizon folks that want another Android QWERTY phone, here’s the HTC Merge, aka Lexikon aka ADR6325. You may have remembered Courtney posted a pic and some specs of this phone last Monday. From the pictures, the 5MP camera is confirmed along with Android 2.2 Froyo. It also has a microSD slot and a SIM card slot, making it a world phone.

  • New Android Device making it’s way to Verizon Wireless

    PPCGeeks has found out a new device is on the way to Verizon Wireless. This new HTC Lexikon is going to be a great addition to the current Android devices with it’s 3.8″ display screen and 480X800 WVGA display resolution.  The Lexikon is said to be an Android 2.2-powered, device with a QWERTY keyboard. Best […]

  • CyanogenMod 6 Is Now Stable

    We normally don’t post about ROMs on the front page, but since this is one of the most popular Android ROMs out there and is available on almost every Android phone, we thought it might be worth mentioning. CyanogenMod 6 is based on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and is now out of beta and is considered stable. While there’s many tweaks, it is known for its stock Android feel.

  • Sprint Evo 4G To Start Getting OTA Froyo Aug 3rd

    We’re a little late on this story, but better late than never right? Our Evo forums are all a buzz about the news that Froyo (Android 2.2) is officially coming to the Evo starting next week, as early as Tuesday 8/3. There are reports saying that it will be a gradual rollout, with all phones […]

  • Froyo Officially Released For Nexus One Owners FRF85B

    Last week we reported on the rumored “official” Froyo update for the Nexus One, with a version of FRF83. Last night, Google officially announced the Froyo update, which they say will be gradually pushed to phones this week. People are reporting the update version is FRF85B and is about a 500Kb update from FRF83. Last […]

  • Droid X Disassembled & More Android 2.2 News

    It was only a matter of time and we all knew it was coming. The Verizon Droid X has been fully disassembled by the people at DroidX.net. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to see the models of some of the chips without unsoldering the metal casings around them. There’s not much information here, but they provide a detailed walkthrough and video of the process in case you’re interested. In other news, according to some sources, we will be seeing Android 2.2 (Froyo) coming to the Motorola Droid in late July and on the Droid X in late August. There was no mention of the Droid 2 though, so its release might be far enough way that it could ship with Froyo.

  • Android Updates: Froyo Official On Nexus One & Minor Update Coming For Evo Users

    There are a few Android updates coming out over the next few days. First of all, the Google Nexus One is finally getting an official update to Froyo, with the official version being FRF83. There’s been two leaked builds over the last few weeks, FRF50 and FRF72, but this one is rumored to be official and is actually coming OTA to those stock users. Google also released their source code and its up on AOSP now. Now onto the Evo, there’s reports showing up that are suggesting another OTA update is coming for it on June 28th. This is said to just be bug fixes and somehow “enhance wifi”, which could mean 802.11n support officially. Its also said to improve battery life and fix some Exchange issues. With Froyo finally becoming official on the Nexus One today, we highly doubt we’ll see it on the Evo by next week, but hopefully within a month or two!

  • 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…

  • Google Testing Android Froyo 2.2

    It looks as if Google is already testing the next version of Android, version 2.2, dubbed Froyo. While digging through their visitor logs, AndroidAndMe came across some Android 2.2 devices browsing their site. As for a release date, the latest rumor is that it would be ready to go around May 19th, which is when Google’s I/O 2010 kicks off. There’s also a rumor of Flash 10.1 for Android being released at the same time.