HTC EVO Shift 4G Shown in Best Buy's Database

The upcoming EVO Shift 4G seems to have made an appearance in Best Buy’s system, revealing the device’s 2-year contract price of $149.99 as well as the off-contract price of $549.99. If you’re looking to just sign up for a 1-year agreement, then expect to pay $299.99. While these are pretty much standard prices for any new smartphone, it’s good to know that it’s still reasonable for what the HTC EVO Shift 4G brings us.

[VIA] AndroidPolice

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Samsung Epic 4G Scheduled to Receive Official Froyo Update December 26th

Everyone who owns a Samsung Epic 4G will be getting a pretty sweet late Christmas present this year. An internal memo (shown above) indicates that an official Froyo update is scheduled to start rolling out December 26th to Epic 4G devices, also with intentions to hit all devices within a 4 days period. (Sounds awesome, but I wouldn’t hold my breath)

Those who receive the update will have enhancements such as:

  • Upgrade of the OS from Eclair to Froyo (2.2.1)
  • Ability to install applications to the external memory
  • Improved Bluetooth device support
  • Bluetooth Voice Dialing
  • Flash Player 10.1
  • GPS Enhancements

Happy Holidays!

[VIA] PhoneArena

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AT and amp;T Dell Streak Froyo Delay Confirmed by Dell; Launch Due in January

Yesterday some emails were leaked from Dell regarding the sim-locked Dell Streak, indicating that the anticipated Android 2.2 update would be delay until January. The company is now following up, although not mentioning the leak, confirming that in fact next month would be when we would see the official Froyo update for the Streak. We can’t completely blame Dell for the delay, since it’s likely AT&T doing us the injustice. What’s new, right?

[VIA] Phandroid

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Android 2.2 Update for Samsung Epic 4G Not Final According to Sprint

For those of you who read and relied on our previous article regarding Android 2.2 coming to the Sprint Epic 4G, we owe you a sincere apology. It appears that the information that we found from numerous sources wasn’t actually “official” and Sprint announced that the update that was sent out via OTA was intended for strictly for select “test devices”. So anyone who was able to download the 2.2 update, you like received a buggy one. If you are encountering issues after the update, then you’re best bet is to head over to the XDA Developer’s site and attempt to return to the original Android 2.1 version to avoid any further conflicts with your Epic 4G.

Again I offer our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

[VIA] Phandroid

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Motorola Droid 2 gets rooted; ROMS in the works

XDA Developers have managed to root the new Motorola Droid 2 only a couple weeks after it’s official launch on Verizon. Although you may not want to get too excited, because there are some catches. Like the issue of installing ROMS; you require a custom recovery image of the Droid 2 which it does not have… just yet of course.

This leaves the main features of rooting the Droid 2 to be the ability to remove the extra bloatware that Verizon so elegantly places on your device for you, and also root-only apps. The folks at XDA Developers strongly suggest to not remove any bloatware on the Droid 2 until there is a working custom recovery file live, just in case something doesn’t go as it should.

If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty with your Droid 2, feel free head over to XDA Developers and get to rooting! Be advised, as always, that it is vitally important that you follow each instruction to the Tee!

[VIA] IntoMobile

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