If you’ve had your eye on the Motorola DROID 4, today is the day you can finally get one in your hands. The phone is listed for $199 on Verizon’s website, with a new two-year agreement. It’s got a 4 inch, LCD screen and 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of [Read more...]
A video for LG’s Optimus Vu has recently popped on Youtube, providing us with a glimpse at the device and its size, and little else.
The screen will come in at 5 inches, with an aspect ratio of 4:3 (this strays from traditional smartphone ratios). [Read more...]
AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Note LTE will finally be released in the US next month, on February 19th.
The giant smartphone has been greatly anticipated, having the largest display at 5.3 inches. [Read more...]
Since the announcement of the Droid RAZR MAXX, the release date has been highly anticipated.
It was assumed to be coming out January 26th, and confirmation of that has now been officially made by Verizon.
A significant changes between the new Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX is the battery; the RAZR MAXX sports a 3,300 mAh, which is quite the improvement over the less than impressive Droid RAZR battery. [Read more...]
We’ve heard from HTC already that they plan to launch Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the HTC Desire over in Europe around Spring this year, but unfortunately not having a specific date makes the wait even harder to endure. The good news is that the French carrier, SFR, has stated that the Gingebread launch for the Desire should be going live around the first half of April. Let’s hope that their word is correct so 2.3 can start making its way to all these new devices that are still sporting Froyo.
The HTC Flyer hasn’t been circling the web for too long now, but it’s definitely making its way across the floor here at CTIA. If you aren’t rehearsed on the specs of this HTC Android tablet, it runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) along with HTC’s Sense UI. Underneath the hood is 1GB of RAM, a 1.5Ghz Processor (single-core), 32GB of built-in storage, 5-megapixel camera as well as a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera.
What’s unique about the Flyer is that it also features HTC’s Scribe Technology, which is cool in more ways than one. Upon utilizing a digital pen on the tablet, you can actually make notes, shapes, or whatever pleases you on a given screen. From that point you also have the option to share your modified screen with any of your contacts.
Best Buy is to be the leading retailer for the HTC Flyer, although a specific launch date as well as pricing for the tablet has still not been confirmed at this time.
You can’t help but wonder if a good portion of the Android community is still using Android 2.1, 2.2, or heck… possible even an ancient version such as 1.6. Thanks to a new poll that was conducted, it’s prominently evident that Android 2.2 (Froyo) is the leading Android OS being utilized in most Android devices on the market as we speak.
This poll shows us that exactly 61.3% of Android’s (tablets and smartphones) are running Froyo, while 29.0% are still on 2.1 (Eclair). What about the latest and greatest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)? You may be surprised to know that only 0.7% of current Android’s are running this new OS. And if you think that’s bad, then try only 0.3% of Android tablets running with Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb.
Even though it may seem like we should be seeing a much faster progression of Android versions throughout the smartphone and tablet scene, we have to take into consideration the factors that come into play such as hardware costs, and what it takes to manage these devices software-wise to always be up to par with the latest OS. Majority of these mid-range Android’s that we see from service providers simply cannot handle what it takes to run the latest versions of Android.
As with all technology, Android 2.2 will be a thing of the past before we know it, and we’ll all be laughing that we even used such prehistoric software on our handsets.
An update to Gmail for Android 2.3 has been launched on the Android Market bringing enhancements such as syncing custom label colors, long press to copy text as well as a handful of other minor bug fixes. Since this update doesn’t apply for majority of us not running Gingerbread, there’s not much to look forward to. Or maybe I’m still jealous that I’m not on 2.3…
It appears that many users that were running version 2.2 of Gmail for Android were running into their Gmail apps crashing. Anyone using version 2.3+ however, were not affected by this glitch. Google recommends removing the update by taking the following steps:
Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Gmail > Uninstall Updates
Don’t worry, Google is expected to launch a newer version of the update which will resolve any stability issues.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo; Originally announced at MWC just last week, is set to be launched first with Australian mobile provider Telstra. The Xperia Neo sports features such as a 3.7″ WVGA touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera, HSPA and WiFi networks, 1GHz Qualcomm processor and will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) stock upon its release. Unfortunately there’s still no ETA on when we can expect the Xperia Neo to be open for pre-order or purchase, nor has any kind of pricing been announced at this time. The phone looks pretty sweet though, so we’re looking forward to hearing more about this device.