Tag: froyo

  • HTC Desire Froyo Head Freeze?

    So it appears that after months of talking about bringing Gingerbread to the HTC Desire – HTC throws in the towel and says it is not possible… It appears that they can’t deliver on their promise because there is not enough memory on the device to give them “acceptable” user experience with Gingerbread (2.3) and Sense UI…

  • 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 […]

  • 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…

  • Rumor: Droid X 2 Pictures and Specifications Leaked

    Floating around the internet today is an image of what’s said to be the next Droid X, the Droid X2. We have noticed the original source of information has pulled down the image and article, so that makes us wonder just how true this really is.

  • Samsung confirmed they are not charging for updates on the Galaxy S

    If you haven’t already heard the truth, there will be no fee’s for Samsung Android updates. These rumors have gotten pretty strong lately and Samsung has recently confirmed, with this statement to phonescoop, “No. Samsung is not charging carriers for Froyo updates to Galaxy S. We hope to have more detail on status shortly. Promise!”

  • 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.

  • Froyo – Eclair Dominating The Android Mobile Platform?

    Can we say Froyo is the most popular platform? According to these statistics I think so. Thanks to Android Developers for keeping track of data relative to the number of active devices running any given version of the Android platform.

  • Froyo OTA for Incredible on the way. Do I accept?

    Now that EVO, Droid and Nexus One have received their Froyo upgrades, word on the street is that sometime this week, Incredible will get theirs. Bringing them into our family of Froyo users. As most of the android population now know, Froyo is the code-name of the new Android 2.2 that is touted to be faster and more stable than it’s 2.1 predecessor. However, the main feature is the ability to run Adobe Flash 10.1. Which allows your web browser to make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video. Read more…

  • 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 […]

  • Another Android 2.2 Froyo update for Nexus One – FRF91

    Another rumored Froyo update? According to multiple sources, the Nexus One is set to receive yet another official OTA Android 2.2 update. The new build will be FRF91. This update doesn’t provide any new features. Only some security updates and smaller changes. According to one XDA forum poster; “My guess would be that it’s probably a fix to the exploit which allows people to root without unlocking the bootloader.” But as he said, it’s only his guess. Here’s the download link for the savvy androidians that don’t want to wait for the OTA.

  • 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 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.

  • And the Codenames For Next Two Android Updates Are…

    Froyo and Gingerbread. Froyo will be built upon Linux Kernel 2.6.32 while Gingerbread will be based on 2.6.33 or 2.6.34. The two known bits of information on Froyo (other than it’s kernel) is that it is expected to be released as as update for the HTC EVO 4G and that it will include functionality for […]