Motorola DROID 2

Today Verizon Wireless officially launched the Motorola DROID 2, which will go on pre-sale on August 11 (tomorrow) and be in stores on August 12.  It... runs on the Android 2.2 smartphone OS and comes with the Adobe Flash 10.1 player built-in.

Motorola says it has listened to its customers and has made a number of changes to the DROID 2. The ne...

Dissatisfied with your Android smartphone’s stock web browser, but just too damn lazy to try out Dolphin HD yourself?  I’ve got just the thing for you! Here’s a video tour I shot... on my Samsung Vibrant of some of the cool features available on the free Dolphin HD web browser.  Check it out.

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HTC EVO 4G

Well, somebody had to be first, and it seems that Sprint will be the first carrier (U.S., at least) to offer the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update to its users –... specifically, to its HTC EVO 4G users.  According to a Sprint Community blog post:

Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring the latest version of Android to its customers. The Android 2...

Android Licensing Service

Today Google unveiled a new Android Market licensing system for developers to use in their apps instead of the copy protection system Google... currently offers. This new API will allow an application to verify that it was properly purchased at run time, via a call to Google’s servers, and should pave the way for paid apps to be instal...

Yesterday I shot some video footage of the Motorola i1, the first Android powered smartphone to work on iDEN push-to-talk networks, such as those run by Sprint Nextel and Boost Mobile in the USA.

The... i1 features a solid design that is resistant to dust, shock, and rain.  It runs only the 1.5 version of Android, though, and does not even feature Motorola’s MOTOBLUR social networking extensions. All...

I just finished uploading my two part video on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro Android smartphones. In spite of the fact that I really disliked the original Xperia X10, the... mini and mini pro models, which are much, much smaller than the original, are very nice and left me quite pleasantly surprised. Part 1 of the video is below, part 2 can be found after the jump. (mor...

HTC Hero for Cellular South

While it doesn’t come as an over the air download, it is now possible for Cellular South customers to manually update their HTC Hero... smartphones to the Android 2.1 operating system.

The download file and instructions for applying it can be found on the Cellular South website.

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LG Ally for Verizon

According to the Verizon support site, a firmware update for the LG Ally is on its way out to customers. The update will take the phone to firmware... version VS740ZV8. It offers the following improvements:

Increased QWERTY keyboard operability Streamlined alert functions Improved usability with alert sounds for authentication or confirmation o...

HTC Wildfire

Russell Jefferies wrote a review of the new HTC Wildfire for our sister site, MobileBurn.com.  The Wildfire is very much like the high-end HTC Desire, except... for a downgraded screen, CPU, and price. Here’s an excerpt from the full HTC Wildfire review:

The HTC Wildfire is one of HTC’s latest Android smartphones that is aimed at the social net...