Posts Tagged ‘eclair’
  • How-to: Live Wallpapers on Moto DROID running Android 2.0.1 [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted February 20th, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    **Update: If you've installed the files outlined below and are having trouble with permissions and SU pop-ups, stop back by the 2.0.1 Live Wallpaper thread on Alldroid and download the new 1.1.rom.tgz file. Like many DROID owners out there, I was pretty bummed when I saw the official release specs for Android 2.1 on the Moto DROID. Two of the biggest visual changes -- Live Wallpapers & the new 3D app drawer -- were cut from the list. Performance issues and "exclusivity" have been two of...
  • Official DROID 2.1 OTA leaked?! [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted February 19th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
    **See update below... Want the "official" Motorola DROID 2.1 update before it's actually live? Thanks to Pete from Alldroid, now such things can be had. As is customary with manual updates and ROM trickery, you assume all responsibility if your DROID implodes into a cloud of smoke. So be careful. With the safety fluff out of the way, I'll add that I can't contain my excitement. Though it's worth noting that the custom DROID ROMs currently floating around are at least 50% better (fact) th...
  • Oh snap! HTC MWC announcements leaked ahead of schedule!
    by Dirk
    Posted February 15th, 2010 at 9:45 pm
    HTC is one of the hottest smartphone manufacturers right now. What can I say -- they're on it. Pretty much every handset they release, even the mid to lower range handsets look nice to the eye, sit well in the hand, and offer plenty in the software to keep us entertained. HTC's MWC event is tomorrow (or today if you're in Barcelona for MWC) so it isn't that far away. However, we being the impatient gadget aficionados that we are, never turn down a good juicy leak. And juicy this is -- HTC's...
  • *The* smartphone for the smaller folk: Sony Xperia X10 Mini Pro
    by Mike
    Posted February 15th, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    The Sony Xperia X10 is one big collection of hotness save for the abysmal fact that it's going to ship with Android 1.6. Thankfully Sony has outlined plans to bring it up to snuff with 2.1. But that's not the point of this article. Noooo sir (and mam). The real deal is the Sony Xperia X10 Mini Pro that made it's debut last night at Sony's MWC event. Essentially it's just a shrunken X10 with a slide out keyboard. I don't know about you, but the only thing stopping me from calling the X10 Mi...
  • Android 2.0 seen struttin’ it’s stuff on HTC Touch HD.
    by Mike
    Posted January 12th, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Those of you on the other side of the fence (as in the WindowsMobile fence) now have something else to brag about concerning your WinMo hardware. Being highly customizable and tweakable via hacking means, HTC WinMo devices in particular make a good platform for tweakers. In many instances, Android is being compared to WindowsMobile in many ways. The ability to flash custom ROM's, tweak, and customize the OS is among the chief comparisons I've heard. With that said, how would you like to se...
  • Quick impressions of Android 2.0.1…
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 12:50 am
    First and foremost, I'll apologize to those out there sick of hearing about Android news tonight. What can I say, it's been a busy night for the little green giant. Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded the Android 2.0.1 firmware and followed the instructions. After about 3 minutes I had a new Android version number and a much bigger smile. My Droid is like new. Ok, am I being melodramatic and overhyping the update? I don't think so. The speed navigating between the homescreens is fin...
  • HTC Hero Euro-spec and Android 2.1 (Eclair) get some video action.
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Android 2.1 is one of the most anticipated Android updates yet. For HTC Hero users even more so as they're currently stuck at the now old as dirt 1.5/Cupcake edition making 2.1 all the more sweeter. The video above shows an HTC Hero Euro-model packing Android 2.1 w/ Sense UI. It looks hot and performs well. There's only a few areas where some lag is noticeable. Though at this point in the game, lag shouldn't be non-existent. But I'll take what I can get for now. Watch the vid and leave ...
  • 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 ...
  • New Android Marketplace ToS all but confirm December 11th update?
    by Mike
    Posted November 11th, 2009 at 7:56 am
    Normally a ToS update wouldn't immediately lead us to start speculating on an OS update. But with the recent update rumors flying around with "December 11th" mentioned and this new ToS update with a deadline scheduled for that very same day, well...it sure does make me wonder. A fresh Android 2.0 update will be seen by some as making up for failures from the beginning. I see it as extremely quick turn around on bugs. More or less the same outlook but mine is a touch more positive. The updat...
  • Verizon bound HTC Passion/Dragon lets screenshot slip?
    by Mike
    Posted November 10th, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    I'm still breaking my DROID in and yet here comes the next Android king pin, the HTC Dragon. From what we know so far, this phone is going to be a beast running a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 256MB RAM and Android 2.0 tucked inside. If the estimated release of early to mid December is correct, do you see any DROID early adopters feeling a bit of early upgrade remorse? I'll admit, I could have waited until mid-December to get a new phone. But like many of you out there my instant urges ...
  • Motorola Milestone (Sholes) comes to AT&T via Telus
    by Mike
    Posted November 10th, 2009 at 8:40 am
    Wetting your pants in excitement that AT&T; is finally, finally getting on board with Android? Sorry to say that your little accident was for naught as AT&T; is still stiff arming Google's baby. Why? Well there's many reasons why. (1) They don't care about all of this "openness" crap. (2) Don't want to harm exclusive agreements with Apple. Or (3), they're just plain stupid. My vote's for three, but this entire issue is best reserved for another article. Don't go just yet. I wasn't lying...
  • Moto surprises with Android 2.0 MID devices
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 7:44 am
    Feeling a little love for Android 2.0 but aren't necessarily looking for a phone? While the general consensus is that Android 2.0 is going to be a VZW/Moto exclusive for a little bit longer, 2.0 is no longer limited to the DROID. Now hold up a sec because you're not going to be able to stroll down to your local Best Buy and pick up Android 2.0 on some wonder device. Motorola is also using DROID day to launch the first in a series of devices under their Android Media Platform (AMP). These dev...
  • OTA Android updates MIA on Sprint.
    by Mike
    Posted November 3rd, 2009 at 7:49 am
    One of the greatest things about modern, mobile operating systems is the ability to download updates OTA (Over the air). While the iPhone requires you to tether up (hey, 200+ meg downloads on a mobile device via cellular network is gag inducing) and RIM + carriers haven't really taken advantage of said feature in their current crop of Berries, that leaves WebOS and Android as the lone OTA updaters. Alas, it appears those rockin' the open dev OS on Sprint will have to tether up a bit longer as ...
  • 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
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  • Android 2.0, 3G, WiFi, 5″ touchscreen and more coming to the Dell MID
    by Mike
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 7:36 am
    Don't you love it when rumors, particularly good rumors transgress from unicorn land into reality? That's a pretty easy one to answer. Of course you do. Details of an Android packing Dell MID will no doubt get you salivating like a fat piece of properly cooked steak. As far as details go, the device spied above comes with Android 2.0 (Eclair), WiFi/Bluetooth/3G WWAN, 5" 800 x 400 capacitive touchscreen as well as a dual-LED flash 5mp camera out back. The only thing leaving me concerned is y...
  • Android 2.0 gets pictured [BGR]
    by Mike
    Posted October 16th, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    All I can say is after looking at BGR's picture walkthrough of Android 2.0, I am now even more eager to make the jump. I think the bigger things that have me excited the most are the updated browser which he describes as this close to the iPhone 3GS's in terms of speed and rendering and the support for an initial wide swath of layers within Google Maps with room for many more to expand on. Not wanting to limit myself to a small part that makes the whole so intriguing, I can't deny the overall...
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