“Gingerbread will only be available for devices sporting a 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.5? display or larger. There are a decent amount current devices that will make the cut, but some will be forced to stick with 2.1 or 2.2. There will also be a 1280 x 760 resolution available for devices with screens that are 4? or larger. Right now it looks like we’ll see some new devices released with Gingerbread in mid-October, along with the upgrade to current devices.” Read more
Archive for June, 2010
Sprint said today that it will carry the latest Android phone, the Samsung Epic. Beleaguered Sprint has been taking a dual-pronged approach to stemming the flood of subscribers lost over the past few years by betting heavily on Android and its WiMAX fourth-generation wireless network. But can the launch of more 4G Android handsets in the next few months win it enough subscribers before Verizon’s Droid line-up gets access to the coming Verizon 4G network? READ MORE
HTC Evo Usage Review #1
By: Netalya Smith
I’ve had the Evo for a week and some days and my experience with it is magnificent.
The usage weighs heavily on the battery, I would check my friends’ stream and a couple of apps and next thing I know the battery is less than half full. Even on idle I realize battery depletion is great. Sprint released an update to make battery life longer, I will update when I get the update. The wifi doesn’t work while on the phone, but then again they’re updating that as well. The flash is really bright and captures everything in sight, and the front facing camera actually shows clear for a 1.3mp. The stock Qik app is no good after a while, it always force closes. I downloaded the Qik app from the market and the stock was overwritten; now it works properly. Qik is fun and easy, I can post videos to almost every social networking site. When plugging in headphones the sound is such an improvement! It’s like listening to a surround sound system in your ears! The screen is clear and shows every detail and every video look great, even if the video is crappy. The live wallpapers that came with the phone are spectacular! I’ve used each of them and watched how they get darker as the day goes by. I have done virtually everything with this phone and the 30fps cap is not noticeable [note: I came from an HTC Hero with had a higher frame rate]. The screen hasn’t separated for me, yet I am using a case that covers the bottom of the phone below the buttons. The main thing I would change is the wifi, battery use, and the random lag that occurs when doing a lot on the device. This is already being taken care of with the over-the-air update rolling out today.
When on the phone I realize the screen turns off as you place it to your face, this is a handy feature when not wanting to accidentally press a button. Then removing the phone from your face the light then turns back on, this is a much needed feature that I am happy was added. The call clarity seems clearer and my friends have stated I sound clearer since switching phones. The call app still stays running long after hanging up, this is a disappointment because it uses a lot of battery. I was able to talk for 4hours straight without it dying or begging for a charger, which was great.
This phone hasn’t stopped impressing me since I brought it. Not only is it fast, clear, and easy to use but you can now search your whole phone for files. The stock Gtalk app kept signing me out when the screen was off, for I downloaded an alternative app called Nimbuzz it’s just like gtalk. This phone is roomy enough for Swype. This phone can do a lot that its predecessors wished they could.
These little features mentioned really help the user with ease of access and enjoy the phone for what it is, a smart phone.
Who wants an inexpensive DROID?!?!?!?!
Well here’s the deal. July 15th, I will be ordering a shiny new Droid X from Verizon Wireless. What will I do with my old device? Sell it of course!
So here’s the deal. I will include:
- Motorola Droid A855 Smartphone (Verizon Wireless)
- —-This device is ROOTED, and it will come with Stock 2.2 FroYo installed, unless you want another ROM (Cyanogen, Bugless Beast, JRummy, whatever!)
- One 16GB MicroSD Card, totally clean and ready to be filled to the brim with whatever your hearts desire
- TWO Hard Snap on covers. One translucent BLUE, with a blue CyanogenMOD Sticker (courtesy of our friends @GrafiXpressions), and one WHITE Cover, with a black Android logo sticker (again, courtesy of our friends @GrafiXpressions)
- 1 Charger / USB Cable
- 1 Verizon/Motorola Multimedia Stand
- 1 Verizon/Motorola Car Mount Dock
- 1 Official Verizon / Motorola Droid Battery (duh)
my current asking price is $275 for everything + $10 for shipping. Now, let’s do the math here. If you don’t have an eligible upgrade on your account, you are looking at paying $550 (Full Retail) for a new Droid, or $289.99 for a Certified Pre-Owned Droid (assuming Verizon’s warehouse HAS them in stock. Good luck.) This is just for the phone / charger / battery. Nothing else. Good deal right?
Again, this will become OFFICIAL After July 15th (thanks to shipping, probably looking around the 20th of July).
“It’s said to have a 600Mhz processor and will be powered by Android 2.1 and the latest version of MOTOBLUR. It also has a slideout QWERTY keyboard akin to the one found on the CLIQ (sans the blocky directional pad for precise navigation). Th face of the device looks very ordinary except for the Home button which stands ou like a sore thumb compared to the other capacitive buttons on the right of it.” Read full rumor here at phandroid.com and you can find more info at androidguys.com Exclusive: First Look at Metro PCS’s Motorola Phone
“We just told you guys about a rumored Android 2.1 phone headed for Metro PCS yesterday and we’re back with pics to prove it. A source of ours came through with four images of the new Motorola handset which bears a passing resemblance to the T-Mobile Cliq.”
We’ve seen our fair share of Samsung Galaxy S phones in the past few weeks, but the Sprint Epic 4G version (or the Galaxy S Pro, as we’d previously suspected it would be known) looks like it could take the cake. The phone has all the same specs as the others family members –including a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, 5 megapixel cam, a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and Android 2.1 –but it also boasts a front facing camera and a physical keyboard. So, is the new slider as epically amazing as we’ve been imagining? We got to spend some time with a unit this afternoon, so hit the break for some early impressions and a quick video. To read more of Engadget’s post click here, also includes specs and more photos.
While most of us are eager to see what new Android phones are right around the corner, Cisco would like to remind us that Android is a whole lot more than a simply cell phone OS. The new Cisco Cius is an “ultra-portable, mobile collaboration business tablet that offers access to essential business applications and technologies.” Read more. [AndroidAndMe.com]
This summer, it seems everyone’s craving the cool taste of frozen yogurt. Google’s newest version of its Android operating system, Android 2.2 — better known by its nickname, “Froyo” — is expected to start hitting handsets any day now. But there’s still plenty of confusion over which phones will get Froyo and which will be left in the cold. READ AND FIND OUT
:::::Attention::::: Hero users/owners Team Android will be giving out these two hero cases below. One lucky winner, two Hero cases, two different color cases.
To win tweet the following tweet: “#TeamAndroidGiveAway win hero cases, follow @Team_Android #TeamAndroid” or sharing this post.
You might as well follow @MizzPackLeader because she’s the lucky lady that will be picking the winner on Sunday July 4th.
CyMod 6 is in the works as the Froyo 2.2 source code was released by google recently, itll be available soon, so keep patient. I figured I’d let you guys know its gonna be 2.2. So that means froyo, for your droid, if you’re not already on it that is ;). this will be full froyo with flash, A2SD all the goodies that froyo should have but well…doesn’t at this point. Expect Great things from this one. You guys are great, keep reading, and please if you have the means to do so, donate, so we can keep doing this and have more motivation to keep living the dream, oh and $=beer, who doenst want beer?! thanks guys, keep tuned in for further updates