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August 15, 2010

Droid Incredible and Droid X to get Froyo!

Filed under: Android,Droid,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 6:31 pm
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Droid Incredible is now in line to receive Android Froyo Upgrade.. The rollout might start on August 18th according to Engadget..

As for the Droid X it will be getting Froyo somewhere in Spetember.. the dates no one is sure about..

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HTC Desire – Now available in India!

This is EPIC, HTC Desire has now launched in India, though a official announcement is pending, you can buy it from flipkart.

The delivery of the phone will take 7-9 business days… God knows how many people are waiting for this news, including me!!!! 🙂

August 14, 2010

Droid will get second Froyo update – Verizon

Filed under: Android,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 11:01 am

Verizon confirmed that their flagship phone Motorola Droid will get a second Android 2.2 update because it missed mobile hotspot or tethering functionality also, second update will make it possible to download the official release of Adobe Flash for mobile…. Isn’t it dumb for Motorola not to do that???

We’ll, I don’t see why they held up these features which are very much sought after within the Android community….

August 12, 2010

iPhone CDMA – Possible?

Filed under: Android,iPhone,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 10:03 am
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Apple’s love for AT&T seems to be loosing day by day. First there are facts that the plethora of Android devices are eating into iphone’s share and second, Android has become the most selling OS in US, this was held by iPhone’s OS before. Thirdly, there is a strong rumor about iPhone CDMA being tested and just 2 steps shy of reaching production..

If this proves to be true, the market dynamics of US smart phone market will be bound to change.. but in what direction is yet to be seen. In the mean time Android is really gaining fast on many things which were desired..

Sony Ericsson to introduce Android 3.0 gaming platform

Sony Ericsson(SE) will introduce a Smart phone focused on gaming something like PSP-Go. It will come up on Android 3.0 platform whereas the other smarphones from SE are still in the Android 1.6 stage. SE is also developing a eco-system around the gaming platform and I hope it comes out with legendary products like the Walkman series.

Presently, Android as a gaming platform has not taken flight, this is set to change with this, also, in my earlier post about Android 3.0, I mentioned UI focus, who knows that there might be a focus on gaming as well!!!

All this bodes too well with consumers as now everyone has a variety to choose from in each segment..  Android does seem like a way to go ahead.. 🙂

Engadget’s full story here.

Samsung Epic 4G coming soon

Filed under: Android,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 8:18 am
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Epic 4G from Samsung is soon to come, August 31st, this phone will be for Sprint’s 4G network. The phone has a physical QWERTY keyboard.. many rumors have it that it is a Galaxy S with keyboard… The specs are the same as the Galaxy S model but it has a front facing camera too.. now this is good news…. 🙂

The sad news is that it will be running Android 2.1, these days most of the high end phones are being announced with 2.2, but Engadget.com has reported that it doesnt slow the phone..

August 11, 2010

Samsung’s Android Tablet – to be unveiled on Sept 3

Samsung is going to unveil its Tabled, which might be named as “Galaxy Tab”, at IFA ( Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin – International radio exhibition Berlin) next week in Germany. This will be a direct competion to Apple’s iPad.

The specs:

1. AMOLED display

2. Android 2.2

3. 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor

4. 16GB of on-board memory

5. WiFi and 3G connectivity

The specs look juciy as hell but has to be seen how well the Tab will perform given the already launched and hugely popular Apple iPad!

But, what the hell, go Android go!! 🙂

August 10, 2010

Motorola Droid 2 Launches Tomorrow!!!

Verizon yesterday has confirmed that the Droid 2  is more than just a figment  of everyone’s imagination and its pre-sale starts tomorrow(US is plain lucky in this matter), as images and other stuff leaked a long back here. Shortly after releasing the Froyo update for the original Droid, we get the Droid 2, Android 2.2 pre-installed, Flash Player 10.1 and a revised QWERTY keyboard. It also ships with Swype pre-installed.

Here are the specs:

– 3.7-inch multitouch display

– 1Ghz processor

– 5 megapixel camera

– DLNA streaming

– 8GB of onboard memory and a 8GB microSD card

Now, as far as I think this is a version 2 of the original Droid, so, there might be improvements but if one were to expect a whole new ball game, it would be sick :O, and lets see if it can come upto Nexus One, Desire Category….

I’m loving every bit about Android phones all the way… its just great!!!!!

Now, where is my ?

Android 3.0 Gingerbread

Android 2.2, better known as FroYo, which still remains elusive to many devices, already has a successor! There is a strong rumor of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread being prepared for a Q4 release later this year.

This time around one of the major focus will be on the User Interface, which will make all other custom UI’s obsolete, this could also mean that the custom UI will become just an add-on to the Android thus making the update to new OS as soon as it gets released, boy it feels good even writing this one :). It will require some pretty beefed up hardware requirements (or recommendations) though, including a 1GHz processor at the very least (qualifying devices such as the EVO 4G, all Galaxy S Variants as well as the Desire among others), 512MB RAM, a 3.5″ display or higher with support for 1,280 × 760 resolution.

What is clear though would be the branching off where hardware is concerned, since lower end handsets will max out at Android 2.2 at best, while newer high end Android phones should ship with Gingerbread.  Wow, im all in for a Desire now, someone just launch it in India. 😛

HTC Desire HD coming in October?

Filed under: Android,Smart Phones,Tech — Sam @ 4:58 am
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Another good news for all the Android lovers, this seems to be the latest from HTC…

A new phone running stock Android 2.2 might be the step up from Desire( EVO look alike) , it is expected to run Android 2.2 and feature a 4.3-inch touch screen, a 1GHz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. Other details include 4GB internal memory, HD video playback, XviD video support, SRS surround sound, and a uni-body aluminum case.

The Device also codenamed ‘ACE’ might hit the US market in October…

Heard anything else?

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