Our biggest wish was granted: hardware acceleration. This is the magical trick that makes iOS run so smoothly, and thankfully, it is now a part of Android starting with version 3.0 Honeycomb. (That damned Google Code issue can finally be put to rest.) This was one of many changes highlighted by Google today. Among 2D and 3D hardware acceleration, developers can look forward to a revamped UI framework to create great-looking apps for tablets, support for multicore architectures, better multimedia support, enhanced connectivity options (mainly Bluetooth) and enhancements to enterprise features. A full list of the changes can be found at the Android 3.0 Platform [...]
Here is a video of the LG Optimus 2X perhaps also known as the LG Star (SU660). Alledgely set for the Korean market, the video above displays this device working with HDMI the way phones should work with HDMI. It’s seamless, smooth and works rather well. This device looks very similar to the LG Star that we have already given some read-time too. The difference allegedly being that the LG Optimus 2X is a dual-core equivalent. In a video presented after the break, we get to see the Optimus 2X apparently wipe the floor with the Samsung Galaxy S. Of course, eventually there always had to be a new phone that drastically out-performed the Galaxy S, but to see it so soon is a [...]
The rumors keep on coming, both in terms of Android 2.3 and the Samsung Galaxy 2 and/or the Nexus S. To keep things from getting too sensationalist, we’ll keep it short. A Twitter post from Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) tells us he was “Playing with se anzo and galaxy 2 aka i9100. Se is nice but sams is so technically advanced. Dual core etc”
The word is that that Google and Samsung have a deal that they will be the first to release the next generation of Android, known as Gingerbread (2.3). Google are keen to get this out as soon as possible, but of course that means Samsung are going to need a phone [...]
TmoNews have posted a mother-load on the myTouch HD. According to their information, the myTouch HD will offers a 1 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.2, 3.8″ display, 5.0 MP primary camera with AF and flash, VGA front-facing camera, 4 GB internal storage all wrapped up with the Swype keyboard. A nice little package we’re sure you’ll agree.
T-Mobile have gone so far as to claim that the myTouch HD will operate on “America’s largest 4G network”. I think I just heard Spring having a cow. T-Mobile has been cautious referring to their HSPA+ network as 4G, but instead usually claim that it offers 4G speeds. Handbags at [...]