For those that are not aware, Android 2.2 could be visiting a handset near you sometime in May. The new features focus primarily on software-hardware improvements (software that makes the hardware run!). These are basically designed to give your Android device a performance boost. Now, Steve Jobs would have you believe that this is all so that you can watch pornography at an improved frame-rate, but more on that in a moment. First, let us consider the possible features of Android 2.2.
Included in the mix are the JIT Compiler for Android’s Dalvik VM which some reports suggest up to a 250% improvement in performance. Also, [...]
For those based in North America, the wait for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 must seem like a lifetime. The device is a nice piece of kit, don’t get us wrong, and the huge screen certainly is a plus point. However, with the Motorola Droid running Android 2.x+ and other phones set for release soon with similar software versions, the X10 seems a little, well, dated.
At MWC there was plenty to see in the Xperia range, and CNET Asia report that these devices should look forward to an upgrade of Android. We all assumed that this upgrade would be to Android 2.0 but there is now talk that this would be just the icing on the cake, so to [...]