06/24/2010, According to Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, 160,000 Android-powered devices are activated each day, which results in nearly a couple of devices each second. We guess the number of activations could rise further with more and more Android-powered handsets being pushed into the market in the near future. Perhaps with Android 2.2 being released, the pace could pick up even futher. What do you think?
06/24/2010, Google’s Android is generally used on ARM-based processors, but we do know that Intel has had an interest in bringing Google’s popular mobile OS to x86 processors. There are already such projects, such as the independent Androidx86 project, out there, but we’re really looking forward to seeing what Intel’s involvement will mean for the OS. Word is going around the Intel could be planning to release an x86 compatible version […]
06/24/2010, Many Android users out there are busy dreaming when their phone will be getting the Android 2.2 FroYo update, but Nexus One owners have already had it for some time now, and Google has just released the latest build, labeled FRF83, which appears to be the official version of Android 2.2, and corresponds with the recent release of the Android 2.2 source code. You’ll be able to manually download the […]
06/23/2010, If you’re an Android developer, you’ll be happy to hear that Andy Rubin, VP of engineering at Google and one of the main guys behind Android, has confirmed that the Android 2.2 (FroYo) source will be available from today. So if you’re a third-party developer who is looking to churn out the next breakthrough game/software for Android, why not check out what the whole deal is about?
06/23/2010, You might have checked out the Huawei S7 Android-powered table a while back during Computex, and now the device has appeared on Expansys and is up for pre-order. It’s priced at £299 ($445) and is expected to ship in 10 days. In case you’re wondering, this device offers:
06/23/2010, Google’s Android does have a media player to playback videos, but if you want something a little more powerful, you might want to check out an app called RockPlayer, which is now available for download as a public beta. In case you’re wondering why you should give it a try, it offers support for a wide range of video formats which includes AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, DivX, […]
06/23/2010, Verizon Wireless seems to have finally put the Droid Eris out of its misery as the mobile carrier is not offering this smartphone any more. Even if you look hard enough all over their site for the Droid Eris, you will find only past support documents and accessories, but not the handset itself. What do you think – will the world miss the Droid Eris, or are they too enamoured […]
06/23/2010, Google Maps for Android 4.3 has just been rolled out recently, where it will boast a few new features that ought to help you get up and about easier when it comes to grabbing a bite, catching the next train or simply to locate your friends in Latitude. Having upcoming schedules of public transit station pages is a definite plus, but of course, this is only applicable for those who […]
06/21/2010, Toshiba UK has just rolled out its first Android-powered netbook, where it comes in the form of the AC100. What makes the AC100 different from all the others would be the obvious use of Google’s hot mobile operating system, where it supposedly makes browsing, networking and editing a whole lot easier. Not only that, with up to 7 days of battery life, you can be sure that this is one […]
06/21/2010, By now, most of us would have gotten immune to new netbook releases, since they more or less are limited to selected hardware specifications, with nothing really new surprising anyone anymore. Well, Toshiba pulls a rabbit out of the proverbial hat with their latest Dynabook AZ Series that will run on the Android 2.1 platform, where you can check out its list of specifications in the extended post. Nice to […]
06/21/2010, Are you the type who cannot wait for all things official? Then chances are you would find the leaked FroYo FRF72 build to be extremely enticing, especially when it comes in downloadable form instead of waiting for an Over-The-Air (OTA) update. Weighing in at a rather paltry 1.86MB in size, it is meant to be flashed over FRF50 – basically, if you attempt to flash it over anything else, nothing […]
06/20/2010, Do companies honor release dates these days? Maybe so, but not for some fortunate few folks who managed to get their hands on the HTC Aria from AT&T earlier than the expected June 20th release date. Of course, this could just be one store or an employee who decided to go against the grain, but it doesn’t really bode too well for the company on the whole. For those who […]
06/18/2010, If you think that Apple and other tablet manufacturers out there aren’t coming up with the tablet device of your dreams, maybe you might want to take a crack at it, and show them who is the boss? Liquidware, an open source hardware company, is currently selling its Beagle Embedded Starter Kit for $400, which allows you to do a little DIY magic and churn out your very own tablet […]
06/18/2010, Keen to find out what the HTC Wildfire looks like when it’s taken out from the box? This Nexus One-like device has been unboxed recently, and pictures of it have been posted online. Granted, it won’t be challenging the HTC EVO 4G and Droid Incredible anytime soon, but if you’re looking for an entry-level Android-powered phone, this is worth checking out, as it boasts Android 2.1, HTC Sense UI, and […]