Articles about android 2.1

Amazon Kindle Fire unveiled
So today is the day Amazon will be announcing their upcoming tablet, the Kindle Fire. Prior to Amazon announcing it officially, the company spoke to Bloomberg, revealing some details about the device.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 on AT&T to receive Android 2.1 update
No, we believe that you read the title above correctly, and we are confident that there are no typos involved. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 from AT&T will at long last, receive the Android 2.1 Eclair update from today onwards. In Sony Ericsson’s own words, “We can’t thank you enough for your patience.” We would say that most folks might have jumped ship to another handset manufacturer simply because of […]

AT&T Xperia X10 might not get Android 2.1?
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 phone was released last year to the dismay of many people – with Android 1.6 installed. But the update to Android 2.1 was promised not long after, prodding people into getting the phone. Well now that it’s been quite some time, the update has been released – but not in the states. And to make things worse, the phone was recently removed from AT&T’s lineup of […]

Xperia X10 to be stuck on Android 2.1
It was previously rumored that Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 would not be getting updated beyond Android 2.1, and considering that most high-end phones out there are already running Android 2.2 and have an eye on Android 2.3, that was pretty depressing news for X10 owners out there. Now it turns out that the rumors are true, as confirmation has surfaced that the Xperia X10 will officially be stuck on Android 2.1. […]

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Samsung makes a boo-boo, Galaxy S phones return to Android 2.1 reality
Remember our story about the range of Samsung Galaxy S phones getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update? Well, apparently that was a mistake on Samsung’s part, bummer. The US Galaxy S variants; Fascinate, Vibrant and Epic 4G were caught listed with Android 2.2 Froyo as their operating system, but it seems that this mix up has seen all three handsets return to Android 2.1 Eclair. Of course, we can understand […]

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android 2.1 Firmware Update Rollout Has Begun
Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the Android 2.1 upgrade for the Xperia X8 has begun to roll out. The bad news is that there wasn’t a specific mention of when your device will be getting the update as the company said the timeframe will depend on approvals from each carrier. Some of the benefits of Android 2.1 for your phone will include 720p video recording and up to five home […]

LG GT540 Optimus receives Android 2.1 Eclair update
If you’re a not-so-proud owner of the LG GT540 Optimus simply because it does not yet run on the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, then it is time to crawl out from your shell. After all, the Android 2.1 update is finally here, and while it isn’t Froyo (Android 2.2), at least it is a whole lot better than Android 1.6, eh? For those who are not in the know, […]

Motorola CLIQ Gets Official Android 2.1 Update
Motorola CLIQ owners who have been drooling over the Android 2.1 update that many other phones already have are in for a spot of good news. Following the leaked version of the Android 2.1 update a few weeks back, the official Android 2.1 update for the device (but not the CLIQ XT) has been released, though not as an OTA update, rather it’s a downloadable zip file. The ecstasy of […]

Binatone Android-based iDECT iHome Phone targets landlines
Mention Android and most of you would be thinking about mobile devices. Well, here’s news for you – Binatone’s Android-based iDECT iHome Phone is meant for landlines, although it will come with features that are normally associated with Android-powered handsets. Apart from running a stock version of Android, the device will also sport Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity, a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 resolution color touchscreen display and a microSD memory […]

Sony Ericsson to offer Android 2.1 for X10 range at long last
Sony Ericsson has finally announced that they will be offering an updated firmware version for their Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro devices – and we aren’t even talking about Android 2.2 Froyo but Android 2.1 Eclair instead. Still, beggars can’t be choosers, and after rocking to Android 1.6 for the longest time, this upgrade couldn’t be more timely, although we don’t know why they can’t just make […]

Which Android browser is the fastest?
Since Android is an open platform, it makes perfect sense to have a plethora of browsers available on it. This has resulted in the Android Market carrying a fair number of Web browsers, where each of them has their own strengths as well as individual set of weaknesses. One question that should be on the mind of most people – just how fast is the browser that I’m currently using? […]

Samsung Galaxy Beam will not receive Froyo update
The Samsung Galaxy Beam i8520 that was released earlier this July with Android 2.1 in tow will not be receiving the Android 2.2 Froyo update in the future, simply because the “customer base is too small to justify for the allocation of dedicated resources at HQ.” Pretty lame excuse if you ask us, but considering the fact that it was released only in Singapore might have a sliver of justification […]

Android 2.1 Update For Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices Delayed Till Late October
The lack of Android 2.1 (at least) on Sony Ericsson’s line of Xperia phones has been a sore point to many folks, and now there is a little piece of bad news for Xperia owners. While it was previously promised that the Android 2.1 update for Xperia devices would begin to roll-out in late Q3, the timer is nearly up and Sony Ericsson has announced that it will need a […]

Sony Ericsson has no good news for Android phone users
Sony Ericsson might have just shot themselves in the foot here with a leaked roadmap update that points toward a couple of Android 2.1-based updates that will be heading towards the direction of the Xperia X10, Xperia X10 Mini, Xperia X10 Mini Pro and Xperia X8. Guess that’s that then, with no Froyo (Android 2.2) in sight at the moment. Of course, do take this with a tub of salt […]

Nokia N8 Clone From China Runs Android 2.1
While it might be really cool if Nokia’s N8 phone were to be powered by Google’s Android instead of Symbian^3, but obviously Nokia isn’t going to offer such a phone anytime soon. That being said, a Nokia N8 clone has surfaced that seems to do just that. We’ve previously seen N8 clones before, but how many of them are running Android 2.1? This device, dubbed the iZinn CJ-3 is from […]

Android 2.1 Ported To The HTC Touch Diamond2
It used to be that folks would be busy trying to get Linux running on various electronic devices, such as an iPod, but the latest trend is to get Google’s Android OS running on phones that don’t officially support it. We’ve seen Android ported to the iPhone before, and now we’ve got confirmation that Android 2.1 has also been ported to the HTC Touch Diamond2. Sure, the device might be […]

Phecda P7 Android tablet runs on Android 2.1
The Phecda P7 is another Android-powered tablet from China, where it will run on the Android 2.1 operating system with the added promise of an update to Android 2.2 FroYo when October rolls around. The P7 is no slouch when it comes to specifications, although we would have liked to see a faster processor instead of the 650MHz ARM11-based Telechips TCC8901 chip. Features include a multi-touch capable 7″ WVGA display, […]

Motorola CLIQ Android 2.1 upgrade delayed
While the newer generation of Android-powered smartphones run on version 2.1 of the operating system and are waiting for FroYo to arrive, the Motorola CLIQ is still left lagging far behind as it belongs to the museum with version 1.5 of the Android OS running. Unfortunately for owners of the Cliq, the Android 2.1 has been delayed yet again after missing its spring dateline, and with an apology there was […]

Droid X Virtual Keyboard Ported For Android 2.1 Devices
The multi-touch virtual keyboard on the Motorola Droid X has been warmly received by many folks, probably due to the fact that multi-touch enables folks to hit more than one key at a time, such as the shift key. The good news is, the virtual keyboard has been ported to other devices, and it should work on any Android phone that’s running on Android 2.1 Éclair, though folks who tried […]

Sony Ericsson offers Android 2.1 upgrade plans for slew of Xperia X10 models
Sony Ericsson has just announced that they will be introducing Android 2.1 upgrade plans for three Xperia models – we’re talking about the X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro. All three will receive the Android 2.1 update sometime this coming Q3, although it will happen in selected markets only – hopefully North America will be part of it. Apart from that, the X10’s camera will also receive HD video […]