Posts Tagged ‘android 2.0’
  • HTC Droid Eris joing 2.0 camp come Q1 of 2010
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Not too long ago , -- say a month -- I was trying to decide to I want slightly outdated Android 1.5 and an HTC device or new hotness with 2.0 and the Droid. I chose the Droid. Many others however went the more economical and picked up the cheaper Eris. and boy did they save. Initially only $99 to start with, having HTC's popular Sense UI and the firm understanding that Android 2.0 would eventually come to were reason enough. Your bet paid off. Verizon has made it known that by the end of Q1...
  • Google Navigation goes back in time, Android 1.6 gains official support. [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted November 23rd, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    If you were eyeing your non-Android 2.0 device because of it's lack of exciting features -- namely Google Navigation -- Google would like to extend a welcome Happy Thanksgiving to you. The cause for celebration...? Google has gone ahead and ported Google Navigation backwards to Android 1.6 (Donut) devices. Oh happy day. That pretty much wraps up everyone in the Pre-Droid/Android 2.0 game. Heck, even the goldfish memory sized G1 is getting in on the action. How about them apples? And who s...
  • A week with the Droid
    by Mike
    Posted November 14th, 2009 at 10:19 am
    Today marks one week and a day that the Motorola Droid has graced the masses. I was one of the many that were eagerly anticipating it's release bringing us the first tastes of Android 2.0 as well as the first Android slider device since the G1. While not perfect, it is truly a good device. I've had many smartphones over the last couple of years and have a fairly robust knowledge of the various platforms. Coming from BlackBerries and iPhones more recently, how does the Droid stack up after a ...
  • Samsung Behold II costs $229?
    by Mike
    Posted November 13th, 2009 at 6:43 am
    If you're in the Market for an Android device, you've got quite the selection this holiday season. But if you're a bleeding edge nerd who wants the top of the line, you really only have a couple choices. Sprint's HTC Hero or Samsung Moment and Verizon's Droid Eris or DROID Droid are really the top models for the time being. But another option is coming quick in the form of the Samsung Behold II. This new device from Samsung will be the first Android device to feature Samsung's "TouchWiz" cus...
  • At launch, Sony Xperia X10 will only support 65k colors. Android 1.6 to blame.
    by Mike
    Posted November 12th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    Oh the horror. Sony has been teasing us for days on end with Xperia 10 slideshows and videos of a UI that is simply gorgeous and now we come to find out that it's only capable of 65k colors. Before you get too upset and cancel your date with Rachel, you must know that this is a limitation with Android 1.6 that is scheduled to ship on the device at launch -- not the hardware itself. The OS simply can't make use of all the hardware stuffed under the X10's hood. There is hope. Android 2.0 ...
  • HTC saying “No thank you” to Android 1.6. Hello hotness to 2.0?
    by Mike
    Posted October 28th, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    HTC's current lack or recognition for Android 1.6 (Donut) has left many HTC users feeling hurt and unloved. Even though Cupcake/1.6 doesn't bring anything that earth shattering, Android people love their updates. Almost as much as CrackBerry users. So it is understandable that a lack of 1.6 love could cause some problems. Take comfort in knowing that it is for the greater good.... An email between a slightly disgruntled HTC Hero user and an HTC European CSR: Dear HTC customer, Thank...
  • Android 2.0 (Eclair) gets the “official” treatment.
    by Mike
    Posted October 27th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
  • Acer A1 the first Android phone we really want
    by Mike
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Android has so far been released on what I would call "lower high end" hardware in that the hardware hasn't exactly been very drool inducing. That is about to change with the Acer A1. If you didn't know, the A1 will be the first Android handset to go north of 600 MHz as it packs a 768 MHz beast inside. Though processing power isn't the only thing to talk about. Everything from the WVGA 3.5" 800 x 400 screen to the fact it'll come from the womb rockin' Android 2.0 Donut mean this will certain...
  • Android Market getting brighter facelift…emerging from the dark underground…
    by Mike
    Posted September 1st, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Personally, I really like Android's darker UI and color scheme throughout. For a tired iPhone owner, it is a welcome change to the grey/silver/blue hues found throughout the iPhone OS. If you happen to feel slightly different and instead prefer a tad bit more european complexion to the Android Market, leaked photos showing upcoming changes to the Market highlight a shift in UI coloring. Before, the background was black and darker greys with orange highlights. In these latest leaked images,...
  • Google gives *early* look at Android 2.0 (Donut)
    by Mike
    Posted May 28th, 2009 at 8:22 am
    While many users are still getting cozy with Android's latest rendition, "Cupcake", many people are already looking forward to bigger, better, and sweeter things. Yesterday, Google took the time at their I/O conference to take the wraps off of Android 2.0 and give the public an early peak as to what the almight G has in store for the next installment of the open source OS. So what exactly is Google bringing forward in order to get us hooked even further into Android? (more...)...
  • “Rosie” the new prettier face to come to Android?
    by Mike
    Posted May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    Following the leaked video of a supposed revamped Android interface rumored to be Android 2.0 "Donut", a fresh face is making it's grand appearance today. Except, the poster, Haykuro from Howard Forums is claiming that this new interface is not Donut, but in fact a new development of its own dubbed "Rosie". As you can see above (and inside where more screens are awaiting), the interface has some pretty substantial updates and changes compared to the stock Android GUI. Personally, I lik...
  • HTC Hero to land with a more polished Android?
    by Mike
    Posted May 18th, 2009 at 11:17 am
    Android is by no means an ugly operating system. However, with Android quickly finding homes on multiple devices from various carriers, standing out in the growing crowd is becoming increasingly difficult. To offset the change, a video showing the HTC Hero also shows what appears to be a nicely revamped interface compliments of HTC(?). Haykuro, a talented 17-year old who frequents the xda-developers forum was kind enough to post a video showing an HTC Hero ROM hacked onto a G1. The improv...
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