Earlier this month, one of the Android platform’s most awaited for apps arrived. Netflix for Android followed in the footsteps of its iOS cousin and literally exploded on to the scene. Combining Netflix’s recognized brand presence with smooth operation, Netflix has fast become one of the platform’s killer apps.
Unfortunately, it only worked on four phones: the HTC Incredible, HTC Nexus One, HTC EVO 4G, HTC G2, and Samsung Nexus S. This severely curtailed adoption of it – though I’m betting that sales for those phones got bumped up quite a bit. Well, movie fans who didn’t immediately run out and buy new phones, here’s some good [...]
The tablet market today has spoiled the average user with too many options. With so many different tablets to choose from, the average person is most likely confused on what to buy and what not to buy. If you are considering buying a tablet this year, we want to help you make the right choice. We here at Android Authority have brought you an exhaustive feature by feature comparison between three of the most competitive tablets coming to market soon. The HTC Flyer, also dubbed the HTC EVO View 4G for Sprint, is slated for release this summer, with Samsung ‘s offerings hitting the market on 8th June. LG has started with advance orders in Japan and will soon be doing so in other [...]
Welcome back folks. Let’s continue looking at the best QWERTY Androids in 2011 as mentioned in the last post.HTC EVO Shift 4G
Let’s get started with HTC Evo Shift 4G. This smartphone lacks a front-facing camera and HDMI port. It also has an extremely small included microSD card (2GB compared to general 8GB). But, than it does not sacrifice too many other features and is cheaper than its 4G competitors!
Have a look at some of its features:Android 2.2 with HTC Sense experience; 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7630 Snapdragon processor; 5 megapixel camera with single LED flash; 3.6 inch WVGA (480×800) capacitive touch display; Integrated GPS; Wi-Fi [...]
The development of technology has hit near insanity. Only one year ago, a 550Mhz Phone like the Motorola Droid was considered a hot piece of kit. Today, people are going ballistic for dual core 1Ghz to 1.2Ghz phones with shockingly high resolutions, massive 1930mAh batteries, and a jaw dropping 1 gigabyte ram on board to handle the users every whim.
That being said, everyone wants to know: What is the best Android Phone in 2011? It’s hard to definitively say this before World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, but as it stands right now, in the beginning of January 2011, and after all the CES madness, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect for the next 6-8 months or [...]
HTC, known to the masses for bringing us Android phones like the Desire and Nexus One, has just officially announced the release of the HTC Desire HD and the Desire Z. In particular, the Taiwanese based firm will aim to challenge the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S series within Europe with the large-screen Desire HD and the slide-out QWERTY keyboard of the Desire Z. With that said, HTC are by no means new to large screen high-end devices. The HTC EVO 4G is testament to that in the USA.
The screen on the Desire HD is 4.3 inches in size, while the Desire Z has a smaller 3.7-inch display. The Desire HD is taller and [...]
This is a bit of fun, but still pretty cool. Over at HACK A DAY, Mike Szczys has posted a video of a NES emulator running on the HTC EVO 4G controlled by a genuine classic NES control pad. The whole thing was put together by a guy called [Sk3tch]. The other pieces of hardware to make it work include a BlueSMiRF Bluetooth module and an Arduino board. In truth I am not familiar with either of these pieces of kit, but the outcome is sweet.
According to the creator, the whole thing is in an Alpha stage, but it looks pretty good from where I am standing. Sure, there are a bunch of wires and open circuit boards that could be [...]
Users that have downloaded Sprint’s Android 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC EVO 4G handsets are reporting Calendar issues. A person on Google’s bug submission page has offered up some interesting information. According to the post:
When editing a calendar entry, on all calendars, the ‘Description’ field is being overwritten with the contents of the ‘Where’ field. It did not do this with 2.1.
A video showing identifying the issue has also been submitted via YouTube.
[via Android Central]
We don’t have a release date for the Samsung Epic 4G but Spring have gone ahead and made a comparison video between their two super-high end smartphone devices, the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G. Sprint are actually pretty hands-on when it comes to promoting devices themselves, but I have never seen a direct comparison like this before. The video is pretty balanced without stating that one phone is ‘better’ than the other, and focusing purely on their relative strengths.
Epic 4G offersslide out QWERTY keyboard Super AMOLED display Awesome graphics (PowerVR SGX540)
EVO 4G offersLarger display High MP camera HDMI-out port Already [...]
Based on U.S. consumer purchases of mobile devices in Q2, Motorola’s DROID smartphone is the top Android device. The second most favored Android smartphone is the HTC DROID Incredible. Both are sold by Verizon Wireless. HTC’s EVO 4G and Hero follow in third and fourth place, with both being offered by Sprint. In fifth place is Verizon’s HTC DROID Eris smartphone.
Well, somebody had to be first, and it seems that Sprint will be the first carrier (U.S., at least) to offer the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update to its users – specifically, to its HTC EVO 4G users. According to a Sprint Community blog post:
Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring the latest version of Android to its customers. The Android 2.2 software release provides a significant number of feature enhancements, including:Voice Dialing Over Bluetooth. Application Storage on External Memory, giving users more storage room for all their apps. Camera 4-way rotation allows the camera icons to rotate with the [...]