Verizon has issued a statement regarding the Motorola DROID Android 2.1 firmware update, after it was widely rumored to have been delayed. Verizon says that there was no delay and that the firmware... update went out to a small sample of users yesterday, just as was originally planned.

If the update appears to function well for those test users, the company will schedule a full scale deploy...

Bad news for Motorola DROID owners as the highly anticipated Android 2.1 update may be delayed. A leaked Verizon Wireless screen shot and inside information from BGR suggests that a last minute bug... was detected and the update was pulled without warning. The release date is now in TBD status which means we currently have no idea when it will drop. Anyone disappointed

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T-Mobile Pulse mini

Russell and I spent a few minutes checking out the T-Mobile Pulse mini at the 2010 Mobile World Congress event.  The Pulse mini is an Android 2.1... smartphone with a QVGA resistive touchscreen display that is also marketed as the Huawei U8110 (it is made by Huawei).

Check out the video to see the interesting homescreen system on the Pulse...

The guys over at Pocketnow discovered a YouTube video that offers a preview of HTC Sense 2.1 running on the HTC Hero. Most of the video is fairly mundane but one notable feature is the support for multitouch.... A pinch gesture was used in the video to show off a new homescreen preview which allows you to view all your homescreens as thumbnails and switch to any widgetized homescreen with a single tap. The full video...

Engadget has gotten an exclusive tip from a “trusted” source revealing the codename and details of what could possibly be the first 4G Android device to hit the market.  Codenamed “Supersonic”,... the device is made by HTC and will launch on Sprint with WiMAX capability.  Here are the official bullet points taken from Engadget:

Codename is “Supersonic” — a name we’ve heard at least o...

Since the launch of the G1 in the USA, Amazon MP3 has been available for Android to those in the States. However, the rest of the world, including the UK, has been somewhat neglected. This is all about... to change. The website belonging to the well respected British Newspaper, ‘The Telegraph’, is reporting that the update to Android 2.1 will also include a copy of the Amazon MP3 application.

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It was reported a few days ago that Rogers would be allowing HTC Dream owners the chance to upgrade to an HTC Magic due to the fact that the Dream would not get an OS update past it’s current... iteration of 1.5.  This was great news but the details were scarce at the time and there was uncertainty in the terms.  It is now being reported that the offer does include a free upgrade, but with...

One week after the launch of the Nexus One, Google has released the Android 2.1 SDK to developers. The SDK is considered a minor update to Android and will roll out to existing handsets starting in... January. Unlike previous SDKs which were released before a phone was launched, the Android 2.1 SDK was released after the Nexus One so there are no big surprises. All the new bells and whistles that...

It has been rumored and spied and even had its name changed, but the long rumored Motorola  BACKFLIP is now official. As expected, the BACKFILP is a reverse QWERTY flip phone and will feature:

UMTS... 850/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12 5 megapixel, auto-focus, LED flash 3.1in 320 x 480 256k color TFT display Bluetooth 2.0 WiFi 802.11b/g 2GB...

In addition to the Nexus One announcement, Goggle also introduced Android 2.1 today at its Android press event. The next iteration of Android features the Facebook integration and Google Maps turn-by-turn... navigation found on Android 2.0 but adds the following:

five homescreen panels a news and weather widget Live Wallpapers 3D app launcher improved gallery with background sync to Picasa Web albums voice...