Here's what many were waiting for -- Clockwork recovery for the T-Mobile G2 is now available for all, and is as easy to get as installing Rom Manager from the Android Market. Now all the hackery types have a real way to keep and restore their phone's software, instead of depending on carriers and handset manufacturers to do it for them.
Fire up the Market on your rooted G2, grab Rom Manager (link after the break), and flash Clockwork. Easy as pie. [@koush]
LG has released the required source code for the Optimus S, a mere two days after the handset was released for sale. In the era where getting source code for open-source, GPL products sometimes seems like pulling teeth, seeing a company that follows the agreement they signed is quite refreshing. Make no mistake, LG is serious about its push into the Android world.
This code won't mean much for most of you, but for the few Optimus S developers we're seeing spring up, it's like gold. Give the fellows a bit of time, and get ready for your new Optimus S to get even better. Hit the source link for the download, the model number you're looking for is LGLS670. [LG Electronics] Thanks ksmithinny!
Update - Looks like LG decided to take the source code down for whatever reason.
Not a lot to go on here, but that's supposedly the Sony Ericsson Anzu -- slated for a Q1 2011 launch, Gingerbread on board (yes the screenshot shows Eclair), 4.3-inch screen, HDMI out and is "very, very slim."
Verizon has put the pre-order pages for the Droid Pro and the Droid 2 Global online, and they both are live and ready to take your order. We love seeing Android phones with "world phone" capability, as these two each bring something unique to the table.
The Droid 2 Global adds world phone capabilities and a 1.2 GHz processor to the Droid 2, and is being labeled as "Enterprise Ready". It's the first Android phone to break the 1 GHZ barrier out of the box, and we can't wait to see how speedy this one will be. I'm feeling the winter white model, I have to admit. The Droid 2 Global lists for $199.99 after rebate and on contract, or $559.99 if bought outright.
We're positive Gingerbread is on the horizon. We're pretty confident it's close if you're rocking a Nexus One. If you're like us, and have your Nexus One hacked nine ways to Sunday, you'll need to get ready if you don't feel like waiting for someone to rip it apart and whip up a version for the rooted and ROM'd crowd.
We're here to help.
Thanks to the awesomesauce that is the XDA-Developers wiki, we have worked up a set of easy instructions that will have your Nexus One back to stock and ready for the OTA or manual method once it's available. Head into the forums and have a look. We've tested the method on both the T-Mobile and AT&T versions, and we're ready to go. If you hit any snags, sing out, and we'll help you get ready for the latest tasty version of Android. [XDA-Developers wiki, AndroidCentral forums]
Android 2.2 (Froyo) leaked out for the Sprint Epic 4G and Samsung Vibrant on Saturday, amid much drama and the usual in-fighting. If you're like me and try to avoid that sort of thing, you're in luck as we're gonna break it down right here.
We're going to bypass the feuding about open source, the GPL, and donation wars. If you feel the need to get into the mix and speak your mind, the usual channels is where you'll find the bickering. [XDA Developers Vibrant and Epic 4G forums, Android Central Forums, and Twitter]
Need some help figuring out all the bells and whistles on your Motorola Defy? Things like DLNA media sharing, capturing and sharing photos and video, and sorting out your contacts just got easier with these videos. Check 'em out! [via How2Moto]
Family and friends all in one place with Motorola's Family Room app and widget. The widget streams messages from your family only, and the shared calendar makes this a highlight of what's new on the Defy.
Keeping in touch, and keeping your contacts in order is a breeze with the Defy. Whether it's linking your friends with their social media accounts, or transferring contacts from your SIM card these videos will help.
The admin at the official Sprint Community forums has made a small, but good-to-know announcement about the Evo 4G and the software version numbering. Sprint says Evos sold in November will have a different software version number than previous units. New models will have a software number of 3.30.651.2, and older models will have 3.29.651.5. This is due to a parts difference, and both versions are fully able to get further updates. No idea what the new part is, but Sprint assures us it won't change the user experience.
If you buy an Evo this month, tap the menu button > Settings > About phone > Software information, and you can check your version number. [Sprint Community] Thanks, Edgar!
Everyone's pretty certain that the Droid 2 Global will be launching on Nov. 11, but we love confirmation. These shots from Verizon internal systems are music to our ears ... err, eyes. Above you see both colors with a big "coming soon" label attached, and after the break we have shots of both colors with that Nov 11 date in tow. 1.2 GHz? Check. Two colors? Check. Do want? Check. Hit the break to see the other shots. Thanks, you-know-who!
As our friends across the pond settle in for the night, Samsung UK has announced that the Froyo update for the Galaxy S has started to be pushed to devices. As you can see above, they hope to have everyone in the UK with a Galaxy S running Froyo by the end of the month.