Spotted at Twitter is supposedly the first image of the now infamous Google phone. This handset is a mirror of the HTC Passion image that was leaked back in October. The only thing missing is the HTC logo on the top bezel, an omission that is consistent with this being a Google-branded phone. Take this one with a pinch of salt as the purported picture taker Corey O’Brien has no apparent ties to Google. Nonetheless, the faucet has been turned on and we expect to see more images and additional information soon. The leaked images of both the Passion and the Google phone are…

In an informal and non-committal manner, Sprint announced today via Twitter that the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment will be updated to Android 2.0 in the first half of 2010. Both handsets are still running stock Android 1.5 and are lagging a bit behind the current crop of handsets which are rocking Android 2.0. Let’s hope all parties involved stay on top of things and get these updates into the hands of consumers sooner rather than later. [via Engadget]

If you prefer Twitter to RSS feeds when it comes to getting your news, you’ll be happy to learn that I have finally setup a Twitter account for Android Authority. http://twitter.com/AndroidAuth It’s going to be a mostly automated account, so don’t expect to get replies to any messages you send in the @AndroidAuth direction. For that, you’d be best off sending a tweet my way at @MichaelOryl.

Not so long ago we posted a piece detailing an application by Electric Pocket called Ringo. Well the UK based firm have just announced the arrival of their latest Android application; PhoneFace. PhoneFace has been around for a while for other OSes, but now Android users can experience the app first hand. In short, the application is effectively a tunned-up speed-dialler, allowing users to call a number by clicking/tapping on a picture of the contact. The clever part comes in next. The pictures are updated automatically from either Twitter or Facebook, so you always have the most recent picture of…