It was only last month when we informed you about an emulation software named Haret which enabled Windows phones to run Android OS side by side with Windows Mobile 6.x. The initial release was not stable enough with lots bugs and broken functionality. But now, folks over at XDA forums have released a more stable version of Android OS for HTC Touch HD – which was one of the most popular Windows Mobile based device before HD2 dropped in.
Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless in US doesn't support multitouch functionality in most apps even though the hardware is fully capable of running it. This is probably due to the US iPhone patents as the upcoming Google Nexus One phone will also have no multitouch functionality in browser and Maps app. The European version of Motorola Droid, called Motorola Milestone is fully capable of pinch to zoom and tap functionality just like the iPhone is.
A Chinese site by the name of Mobile Android seems to have found first pictures and specs sheet of the upcoming sequel to the popular Droid phone, dubbed as Motorola Sholes Tablet. The leaked specs sheet looks impressive with 3.7’’ 840x485 WVGA capacitive multi-touch screen, 8 megapixel camera and HDMI output like the one in Zune HD. This combination of HDMI port + 8 megapixel camera will enable Sholes (Droid 2.0) to record high definition video, and then output it in HD 720p resolution.
We all heard the news about HTC Hero getting official upgrade for Android 2.0 platform. Even the official HTC twitter account confirmed this when they tweeted about this possible upgrade last month. But now it looks like HTC has better plans for its Hero owners. According the news posted by BGR, HTC is working on getting the next generation Android 2.1 upgrade for HTC Hero. This could possibly mean that the plans for getting Android 2.0 on Hero might have been abandoned all together.
Verizon with its “iDont, Droid Does” advertising campaign has been ruthlessly targeting Apple iPhone, including Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs personally with its recent ad in Sports Illustrated magazine last week. These Droid ads clearly shows how desperate Verizon is to pitch its phones against the mighty iPhone. The Big ‘V’ has got the two Droid phones and is trying too hard to promote them. How far this ad war is going to benefit them is a bit too early to comment on. But one thing that we all were sure off was that Apple is going to respond to them sooner rather than later.
It’s been only a week since Motorola launched its top of the line Droid phone on Verizon in United States. This new generation of CDMA mobile has quickly gained a higher popularity graph, and was well received against the HTC Droid Eris also launched on the same day. Simultaneous launch of the two Droid phones by Verizon on same day wasn’t really a coincidence, but done intentionally to attract different type of audiences.