Posts Tagged ‘Android 2.1’

Remember when we informed you last time about Android port which was in works for HTC HD2? Well guess what? Just like the Android port for iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G, it is now a reality on HD2 too, with Android 2.1 dual booting side by side with Ubuntu Linux “’Karmic Koala”, and Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC Sense. Check out the video after the break.

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A video has popped up which shows Nexus One running the upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo update. It is difficult to say whether or not this is really the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update running on the Nexus One, but one thing which we are sure of is that it look different, as also apparent from the screenshot below. Video after the break.

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Last time we wrote about “Android on iPhone” bits was when hackers had successfully ported Android to an iPhone 2G. We also posted a complete step by step guide on how to install it on a jailbroken 2G. But the problem was that it was only for the iPhone 2G, not for the 3G version which is more widely used now than the original iPhone EDGE model.

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In a day full of leaks, details have emerged about a new Android 2.1 powered phone by Dell. Dubbed as “Thunder”, the phone features similar specs to that of its Windows Phone 7 counterpart which is known as Dell Lightning.

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Great news for Android users! If you have been waiting for an update to Android 2.1, well your prayers have been half-answered. There’s now a huge possibility that a major OTA update is coming soon. Rumor has it that the Google branded Nexus One is going to be the first handset to get the update. But for other Android phones, 2.2 update may still be far off considering the fact that many are still stuck on version 1.6, let alone 2.x.

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Apple yesterday unveiled the new iPhone OS 4 in an event held at their 1-Infinite loop campus in Cupertino. Final version of iPhone 4 will be released for iPhone and iPod touch with the next-gen iPhone at WWDC this year. The biggest question here is that how well does this release of OS stands against Google’s ever-so gaining Android OS, and Redmond’s revamped Windows Phone 7.

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The two new Android phone – HTC Desire and HTC Legend have been rooted for full file system access on Android 2.1. Paul at Modaco forums has confirmed to have got full su (root) access on the said devices, and is currently going through final release mechanics before he makes it public for everyone to use.

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Sprint and HTC stole the show at CTIA when they announced EVO 4G – the first ever Android powered 4G capable phone; slated for summer 2010 release. This phone is a beast with a 4.3 inches display (first for an Android phone), 8 megapixels camera which is capable of shooting high-definition 720p video, HDMI out, Flash 10.1 enabled browser, and lots more.

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Sprint’s newly accounted HTC EVO 4G is no doubt a phone which packs a punch inside out. It is partially a HTC HD2, running Android 2.1 on top of it. That is something to brag about! Take a look at this hands-on review of this superb device.

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A new Android 2.1 update for Nexus One has been leaked. Compared to the last leaked build ERE36B, kernel and radio remains same, while there are some new changes in system/framework/*, system/app/*.apk and otacerts.zip. The kernel version for this ROM is 2.6.29-01117-g4bc62c2 android-build@apa26 #1 while baseband version is 32.26.00.24U_4.04.00.03_2.

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Market Enabler app for rooted Android phones enables access on the US Android Market with paid apps outside United States. Paid apps in Android Market are currently limited to selected countries like US. If you happen to be outside US, you are left out by Google which at the time only allows users from US and UK to access the paid app store.

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I have been extensively testing the new HTC Sense from HTC Desire ROM on Nexus One and so far has been very impressed with what HTC has to offer with this new version of Sense experience for Android phones. This ROM with Sense also packs Flash Player 10.1 for Android which is officially slated for Android 2.x release sometime this year.

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