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4 years ago

Android 2.2 and HTC Sense seen on a Desire

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The flamers and skeptics are out in force on this one, but what you see above reportedly is an official build of Android 2.2 officially teamed up with the HTC Sense user interface, all official-like, on the HTC Desire. And the details match that leaked screen shot we saw the other day. We've got zero confirmation, of course, and other than the back-end improvements and some app additions, Sense isn't changing all that much. But that doesn't mean we don't want it. So bring it on, HTC. We're ready when you are. Check out the full video after the break. [via XDA Developers] Thanks, Max!

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4 years ago

Yelp 2.0 brings monocle and checkins to its Android client

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Yelp has brought their 2.0 Android client to the Market, and it has some very nice features in tow.  You can now check in to the places Yelp helps you find, and use "monocle" (an augmented virtual reality layer of sorts) to help you find them.  These two features were sorely missed in the previous versions of the Android client.

Check-ins are fairly self explanatory, but let me explain monocle to you a bit.  You activate it from the Yelp main screen (pictured above), and it uses the camera, GPS and compass in your Android phone to overlay locations on the real-world view you see through the lens.  Perfect for day trips spent walking through an unfamiliar town, or for just goofing around.  Check out a screenshot or two after the break, as well as the download links. (Yelp is for all versions of Android -- kudos the the developers for that!) Thanks willxcore!

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4 years ago

HTC developer site updated with kernel sources to Evo 4G and HTC Hero

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Better late than never, HTC has released the Linux kernel source code for the HTC Evo 4G and both GSM and CDMA HTC Hero updates.  This should allow the development community to address and improve some current issues (30 FPS cap anyone?) as well as work on new features to add (native JIT and Froyo for the Hero maybe?).  For any of you guys that gave in to the dark side and rooted your phone, be on the lookout for new treats from your favorite developers and ROM cookers.  And if you were on the fence, and this tilts you over the edge, check out the forums for directions and help getting your phone rooted. [HTC Developer Center via @Spork1673]

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4 years ago

Might this be the HTC Vision?

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The HTC Vision is a name that's been oft-whispered of late, first in a mere user agent string and more recently in unsourced dual-core processor rumors. Now there's supposedly an image the beast, seen above courtesy of Croatian website njuskalo. What we see here pretty clearly is a prototype (at the very least, the serial number gives that away), and the four-row keyboard is akin to the Windows Mobile Touch Pro 2, which is still among our favorites for horizontal sliders. The source says it's android 2.1 with a 1GHz processor, 1.2GB of storage and a 3.7-inch touchscreen. If and when we'll see this guy? Your guess is as good as ours, folks. And what we see here definitely is different than the HTC slider we previously saw go through the FCC. One more pic after the break. [Njuskalo via Engadget]

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4 years ago

HTC Aria has 4G data, is bigger than the Sprint Evo 4G (not really, folks)

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OK, we'll forgive the fact that the HTC Aria seen here in this Best Buy circular is shown bigger than both the Evo 4G and LG Ally. Call it creative license. But the 4G icon there at the top of the screen? That's a Photoshop gaffe if we've ever seen one. Probably not as bad as putting Windows Mobile on an Android phone, but still worth a chuckle, that's for sure. [Best Buy via BGR]

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4 years ago

Sprint Samsung Intercept called onto the carpet for an early video hands-on

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Looks like somebody sold a Sprint Samsung Intercept just a tad early at Best Buy Mobile for $100. It appears to share the same horizontal sliding keyboard as the upcoming Galaxy S line, though the guts of the thing definitely are the lower end, with with a 3.2-megapixel camera, none of that 1GHz Hummingbird processor stuff, and the graphics processing power that comes with it. But regardless, this should be a pretty solid lower-end Android smartphone when it's available in a week. Check out the video after the break. Thanks, DocWllk!

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4 years ago

Sprint Playbook shows off the Epic 4G, doesn't say when to expect it

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The June 30 edition of the Sprint Playbook has made its way into the civilian world (brought to you by SDX Developers), and the Epic 4G (see our hands-on) is the big story, naturally. There's really nothing we don't already know -- specs and whatnot -- but it's interesting to see it in a new light. We didn't spot a release date or anything for the Epic (sing out if we missed it), though the Motorola i1 is listed at July 25, if you're interested in that. Check out the source link for the whole shebang. [SDX Developers]

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4 years ago

T-Mobile Charm touted as a back-to-school special

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Looks like the Motorola Charm -- that square QWERTY-keyboard guy with Motoblur -- is going to be a back-to-school special for this fall, going for free on T-Mobile, according to this promo sent to TmoNews, which is a sight better than that other pricing we've seen. Also confirmed is that it's going to be called the Charm and not the Basil, so it's good we have that straight. And now, back to your regularly scheduled holiday weekend, already in progress. [TmoNews]

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4 years ago

Could this be the Froyo (Android 2.2) version of HTC Sense?

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With 160,000 activations a day, there's a huge number of people waiting for the HTC Sense UI version of Froyo to show up.  I know all of us here sure are. Usually, we have to pass on the random screenshot tip that rolls in, but in this case they are worth talking about.  To be sure -- we can in no way verify that these are real, as anyone with a rudimentary set of Android ROM cooking skills and a copy of Photoshop could pull them off.  On the other hand, a Froyo version of Sense UI should be in testing somewhere, and it would look pretty much like this (watermarks and all) if it were to show itself. 

With all that out of the way, if anyone out there in the 'tubes needs a hand testing, or removing watermarks from a legit Sense 2.2 leak, just sing out.  I'm sure we can find you some help :)  Hit the break to see one more screenshot of the camera application showing off 720p resolution. Thanks Dan!

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