Tablets are a relatively new entry to the Android ecosystem but even so, they’ve quickly become a popular gadget to have. Being always-on and always connected has made it the go-to gadget for checking email, catching up on social sites and browsing the web. On top of all that, some versions can even make and receive calls, turning them into an ideal all-in-one device. Some of the models to currently out (as of this writing) are the HTC Flyer, the newer Samsung Galaxy Tab models and the Motorola Xoom.
Meanwhile, device makers noticed that bigger screened phones measuring 4.0 inches and up have been well-received by Android fans. Where once only a handful of large display [...]
Yeah sure, the Ipad is the best-selling tablet in the world. Sure, it’s pretty good. We clap our hands in honor of Apple, for showing the world that tablets are indeed a viable computing platform.
Now, it’s time for some serious tablet temptation talk. We have gone on to list the top reasons why the Motorola Xoom, and other similarly spec’ed Android Honeycomb Tablets could dethrone Apple’s most compelling Tablet offerings in 2011.
Here are the top reasons why Android-powered tablets will dethrone the Apple iPad:
Apple’s iOS doesn’t truly multitask. The Ipad is incapable of truly running more than one application at a [...]
HTC held an event at London in September to announce two new handsets. That might seem like ages ago with how insanely rapid phones are being released these days but four months ago isn’t that far back. Bell launched the Desire Z in November and it looks like TELUS is going to be the exclusive carrier for the Desire HD.
The device ships with Android 2.2 Froyo and has a 4.3-inch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera with a dual-LED flash, 720p video recording, 802.11n WiFi, GPS, HSPA+ data and Bluetooth. No official pricing or release date but rumours point to possibly February or March with a $499 no-term cost. A lot of readers have been wanting [...]
If you would like to grab the official Froyo release on your Samsung Galaxy S and you are not currently in the Nordic area, right now you have to wait. There is a well documented tweak that is by no means new, but I thought I would share it with our readers here.
Samsung are slowly rolling out the Froyo update to the world, starting in the Nordic areas. If you are in the rest of Europe, Americas or Asia, right now there is fairly patchy cover for the update. As far as I am aware (having read the XDA forums) only the Nordic regions are confirming the update. Here is how to force the update to your device right now, [...]
I’m pretty excited. The Samsung Galaxy S has recently received the official update to Android 2.2 and I’m installing mine right now. The update from the version of Android on the Samsung Galaxy S to version 2.2 JPM and includes a host of additional and new features. If you are really in top of your game you could have got the release a little early via XDA and SamFirmware. However, all you need to do as of now is to install via Samsung Kies and you’re good to go. Below is a list that outlines a few of the goodies:Android 2.2 JIT compiler Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility New Android Market with [...]
In slightly better firmware update news from Motorola than what we’ve been getting, the company has stated on its Support Forums that the European version of the Motorola Milestone (the DROID in the U.S.) will get an Android 2.2 Froyo update sometime in Q4 of 2010.
[via Arne Hess]
Virgin Media in the UK confirmed that its HTC Desire and Wildfire handsets will be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update in September. Via its Twitter account, Virgin Media tweeted “MOBILE: HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire – great news, we’re expecting to release OTA updates to 2.2 (Froyo) early Sep :).” Right on schedule with HTC’s statement that Froyo would roll out starting Q3 of this year.
LetsTalk is now offering the latest Verizon DROID handset, the Motorola DROID 2, for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement and free shipping. The DROID 2 is a refresh of the DROID and comes packed with the latest Android OS, 2.2 Froyo, and sports a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a 1GHz processor, and Adobe’s Flash 10.1 player.
Google just announced some cool new functionality for smartphones running Android 2.2 Froyo, like the new Motorola DROID 2 that I received this morning. Voice Search lets you use your voice to dictate messages, look up maps, play music, and even send yourself a note – all from one voice command.
Chrome to Phone is an extension for Google’s Chrome Browser that sends phone numbers, page URLs, YouTube videos, and Google Maps to your smartphone with the push of a button on the browser. It is very cool.
Both Voice Search and Chrome to Phone are available for free for Froyo devices in the Android Market. The Chrome extension can be found here.
In a newspaper published Sunday, Verizon Wireless announced that it will soon offer the latest installment of its DROID lineup, the Motorola DROID 2. The DROID 2’s pricing has also been leaked from some tipsters showing the phone retailing for $199.99, with two-year contract. The DROID 2 is expected to sport Android 2.2 Froyo as well as a 5mp camera/camcorder.