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Good news for Motorola fans. Motorola has just announced that the company will be bringing its Triumph phone to Virgin Mobile next July. Boasting some pretty good tech specifications this Android phone can be yours even without a contract – that means you don’t get to be stuck with Virgin for two years if you want to move on to another provider. This is a very attractive option since most phones nowadays are offered with a contract that ties you down to a single provider – thus limiting your options if their services don’t deliver. So what will you be…

Good day to you reader, We have just received some great images of some upcoming Android TV Set-Top Boxes. They all are, essentially, Android in a box. Featuring USB reader, and SD Card support, they all have Android 2.2 baked in. Android TV claims to be a TV tuner box, a Media player, a game console, an internet box, and aims to provide a great internet TV experience. Features: Watch Digital TV and Local Multimedia on android 2.2 embedded system Digtal TV receiver supports ATSC/DVB-T/ISDB-T/D-TMB/DVB-S/DVB-S2/DVB-T2 on an Android embedded system HD Media Player Video playback up to 1080p resolution Connects…

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What a year for Android! We saw the release of some incredible things. Andy Rubin happily declared in December that daily Android Activations had reached 300,000. With this number in mind, and looking at current growth projections worldwide, key analysts have boosted their projections to over 600,000 daily activations by 2011 year’s end. Digitimes Research went public with the statement that Motorola is likely to unseat HTC as the world’s top vendor of Android-powered handsets in 2011. Apparently, Moto’s shipments of Android phones will account for a 34.7% share of the segment compared to HTC’s 31.9%. 2010 saw Android dominating…

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Most Android Phones out there are rocking Android 2.2, or Froyo. While decent, most are wanting to get their hands on Gingerbread, or Android 2.3 on their phone of choice as soon as possible. With all of this being said, many are wondering what the main differences are between what they have right now, and what they can expect (and look forward to) as soon as they can get Gingerbread goodness on their device. Android 2.2 Froyo was released in May 2010 and Android 2.3 the Gingerbread was released on 6th Dec 2010. The user experience has been substantially improved…

The news on the wire is that Motorola Droid Android 2.2 update has begun over-the-air. Engadget are reporting a mass influx of ‘tips’ commenting on the fact that their original Motorola Droid’s are beginning to receive upgrades to Android 2.2, which is currently the most recent version of Android. Froyo is based on the Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and is is the last 2.x version of Android we should expect before Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread. This unreleased version of Android will run on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 and will become available from Google in the new year. After this release we should…

News from different sources has confirmed the Droid 2 is likely to launch with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. This converging evidence comes from both DroidLife and Phandroid, who independently offer real evidence for this existence of Android 2.2 on the device. DroidLife have provided the screenshot to the right and this shows the about screen of the device revealing a version number of 2.2, along with a few other bits such as the baseband, kernel and build. On the Phandroid front, we have a photo of Verizon’s device database which shows the Motorola Droid 2 as an Android…

Ars Technica have released some statistics revealing the performance of Android 2.2 in comparison to the iOS 4 platform. Specifically, the performance benchmarks were based on JavaScript using SunSpider and V8. To be honest, I am slightly surprised someone had not performed these tests already as they were screaming out to be run. First, it should be noted that the results show “JavaScript execution in Froyo’s Web browser is almost three times faster than in the previous version of the [Android] platform.” This is something we were expecting due to the high-performance JIT that was introduced in Android’s Dalvik runtime…

So why has Froyo not already landed on HTC’s Desire, Legend and Wildfire handsets? In an interview with Pocket-lint at the Qualcomm Uplinq convention in San Diego, USA, HTC’s global PR and online community manager (Eric Lin) explains why. In short, it is because every HTC application requires a port to Froyo. The saving grace is that the update from 2.1 to 2.2 is less servere in terms of coding required changes. “It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices”, said Lin….

A forum thread over at XDA-Developers has revealed that the Google Nexus One is receiving yet another official OTA update to Android 2.2, bringing the build up to FRF91. The word on the street is that this update is a security fix, and as one XDA forum poster notes; “My guess would be that it’s probably a fix to the exploit which allows people to root without unlocking the bootloader.” Of course, it is his guess. If you want to check out the update file yourself you can access it here. The update .zip is only 2m large and this…

It seems as though the development community for Android is growing and achieving great things almost weekly now. We just announced that Android 2.1 has successfully ported to the HTC HD2, which is a wonderful achievement. Now, Android 2.2, aka Froyo, has found its way over to the Nokia N900. Another fantastic feat of accomplishment. As it stands, I do not think Nokia have, or plan to have, an Android based handset. This is understandable given the fact that they develop Symbian, the world’s most commonly used phone OS. Anyway, lets get some info about the port. Right now, it…