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All posts tagged "android 2.3"


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Status Symbol: HTC Status Reviewed

Posted by Karey Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/12/...tatus-hands-on/

"As you can imagine, AT&T was eager to show off its newly minted HTC Status at its holiday preview event, right up there along with a blue Xperia Play and the HP Touchpad 4G."

Another great phone has hit the market for AT&T! The HTC Status is AT&T's first Android 2.3 phone and delivers some great features. Check out the video and review for a comprehensive look!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Release Of O2's Xperia Play Delayed Due To Buggy Software

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/25/...s-what-are-the/

"Oh, woe is us. Or, to be more precise, woe is us if we wanted the Xperia Play on the UK's O2 network on the day of its release, April 1st."

For all our UK friends out there - the Xperia Play's April 1st launch on the O2 network has been delayed due to software bugs. The bugs appear to be causing problems only for the O2 phones as Vodafone is planning on taking pre-orders by April 5th. But O2 is the only network that will carry the phone in white so you will have to wait if you want that color. The US version of the Play still is slated for a late spring release. Do you think the US version is having bug issues and that is causing a delay in a definite release date?


Thursday, February 17, 2011

CyanogenMod Brings Gingerbread to a Phone Near You

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 07:30 AM

http://mobiputing.com/2011/02/cyano...-now-available/

"The custom ROM is based on Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread and supports a wide range of phones including the HTC Evo, MyTouch 4G, Aria, G2, and Google Nexus One."

If you're wanting Android 2.3 you may not have to wait any longer. Thanks to the CyanogenMod team you can get a custom ROM with Gingerbread now! They have just made CyanogenMod-7 Release Candidates available for a number of phones. They don't support NFC but anyone with a Nexus S, which is the only current device to supports it, comes with 2.3 anyway. It sounds all good to me! Let us know if you try it out!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Ported To HTC HD2

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/12/...ndroid-devices/

The HTC HD2 (aka Leo) was perhaps the ultimate Windows Mobile device - the fact that hardware on the market has barely advanced since it was released a year ago shows how advanced it was for the time. That also means the HD2 can handle the current crop of operating systems: case in point, a forum member of XDA Developers has managed to port the latest Android build (specifically 2.3.1) onto an HD2. Some stuff still isn't working (camera and contacts sync for instance), but most of the rest of the hardware is. Fancy a try? Let us know if you do! Just remember to back up your data first.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Nexus S Review: The Good, The Bad, And The OMG I Want One!

Posted by Jason Lee in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/10/nexus-s-review/

"It can be difficult to review a phone like Google's Nexus S in a world already populated by so many outstanding Android devices. Not only does the manufacturer of this phone make a series of handsets that are all essentially the same (the Galaxy S line), but countless other OEMs are cranking away on hardware for the platform. Of course, the Nexus S is a decidedly different phone altogether. Picking up where the company's Nexus One left off, the S continues Google's legacy of creating standalone, "pure Android" phone experiences, seemingly aimed less at the mainstream and more towards developers."

Here it is, folks. Engadget gave the Nexus S a thorough going over in their review of the device and I have to say, it's pretty swanky. I'm still not sure that I'm ready to ditch my Nexus One for this tasty new treat but it sure is tempting. My decision balances on knowing that there is much better hardware than this right around the corner vs. knowing that this will probably be the only "pure" Google device for quite some time. I do NOT want a carrier branded device with some crazy UI tweaks or bloatware. Plus I just dropped way too much money on desk and car docks for my Nexus One. If an AT&T banded version of this device drops early next year I may have a much lighter wallet... but we shall see. Anyone out there plan on picking up a shiny new Nexus S? If so can I play with it? ;)


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nexus S Shown Off At Web 2.0, Gingerbread "In The Next Few Weeks"

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/11/...d-coming-weeks/

"It was rumored that Google CEO Eric Schmidt would bring us some Gingerbread news at his Web 2.0 Summit appearance today. Well, sure enough, Android 2.3 made an appearance."

Google CEO Eric Schmidt made an appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday wielding none other than the Google Nexus S! Not a whole lot was learned about the device other than it's ability to read NFC chips. This would allow the device to be waved over a sensor at a cash register then choose how you would like to pay. Wouldn't you like to buy your groceries with Google Checkout or PayPal? Regardless of the lack of information this device looks amazing and it is super thin to boot. Here's hoping the rumors are true about the new dual core Samsung CPU. Maybe this is an upgrade from my Nexus One after all....

On top of all of that, Mr. Schmidt just so happened to mention that Gingerbread would be rolling out "In the next few weeks". I'm hoping that it lands before the holiday so that I will have plenty of time to sit and play while my uncle yells at the football game on TV.


Friday, November 12, 2010

This Isn't The Nexus S You're Looking For... Or Is It?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/11/...is-the-nexus-s/

Samsung denied it, Google said it ain't so... but here it is. A pile of leaks surrounding this phone that doesn't exist came to light this week to build a rather convincing story. Yes, Virginia, there is a Nexus S. Through several Best Buy leaks, to EXIF photo information, to some hands on picks the Nexus S seems to be a hard device to keep under wraps. I, for one, am VERY excited about this phone. I haven't owned a carrier branded phone in many a year and don't plan to any time soon. Even though this device may not be enough of an upgrade over my Nexus One to justify the purchase (especially if there is no AT&T 3G support) it keeps my hopes alive that there may still be a "pure" Google phone out there when I next choose to upgrade. Anyone else looking to purchase the new and improved Nexus?


Monday, November 8, 2010

The Gingerbread Man Cometh: The Nexus One Is Getting An Update "In The Next Few Days"

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 12:00 PM

http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/07/an...read-nexus-one/

"Google had originally wanted to launch the Nexus Two device alongside Android 2.3, the next release of their mobile operating system, also known as "Gingerbread". That's not going to happen. The Nexus Two has been delayed. But it appears that Google is full steam ahead on the Gingerbread release."

What wonderful news to wake up to this morning! Will our beloved Nexus One's be getting a taste of Gingerbread this week? I certainly hope so! Far from being official, this news comes from one of the leadership team members of the Open Handset Alliance. So there is a chance that he has some idea of what might be going on. This lines up well with the rumored November 11th release date for the Gingerbread SDK. I'll for sure be keeping my fingers, toes, and antennae crossed. If you get an update in the coming days be sure to let us know.


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