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4 years ago

Android 2.1 SDK is released

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Android 2.1 has been officially available on the Google Nexus One for nearly a week now, but the SDK had not -- until now.

There are a number of new APIs on board, including for the animated wallpapers, network signal detail, UI tweaks, geolocation permissions, databases. No real tells at first glance. No major resolution changes or super-duper space-age improvements. And unless you're a coder, none of this is for you. But the bottom line is it means newer and better apps are on the way.

Full deets here. [Via Android Developers blog

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4 years ago

Android 2.0 running on an HTC Touch HD

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We've seen Android running on other Windows Mobile devices before, and now it's working on the HTC Touch HD. Check out the video after the break. It's not native (and I had really crappy results when I did this with my Touch Pro 2 a few weeks ago), but it looks like things are moving along pretty well now, with WiFi working, apps running and a number of Windows Mobile users feeling envious. Want to try it yourself? Hit up XDA Developers. [via MobileOSNews(Thanks, Wen!)

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4 years ago

More on the myTouch 3G Fender edition

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Here's an internal T-Mobile document showing more on the myTouch 3G Fender edition. Walk into a T-Mobile store and expect to be sold on the "Fender Stratocaster-inspired design for finish and case" as well as the 16GB storage card, 3.5mm headphone jack, multimedia syncing, "exclusing media content" and "complimentary Fender accessories."

The doc also notes that "this device truly is a Limited Edition" and that there is a "limited quantity of these devices available."

Not mentioned: When we can finally expect the myTouch 3G Fender edition to go on sale (Edit: TMoNews' sources say Jan. 20). [via TMoNews]

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4 years ago

Nexus One T-Mobile 3G issues, Moto Droid battery covers, Nexus One improvements, Sense UI on Droid

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4 years ago

Hands-on with the Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bluetooth headset at CES

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We spent a fair amount of time at CES strolling through the Motorola section, handling the international versions of the Droid, the new Backflip and some Chinese Android phones. And Rene Ritchie from The iPhone Blog and I hung out in the accessories section and found Moto's latest Bluetooth headset, the Endeavor HX1.

In addition to having dual-microphone noise cancellation, the Endeavor HX1 has a trick up its sleeve should the background noise be too great to overcome: It'll simply turn off the mics and use conduction -- the sound of your voice moving through your ear canal -- to clear things up. Moto calls this "Sealth Mode."

Rene got video of the Endeavor HX1 at CES. Peep it after the break. (Full disclosure: We also just got the Endeavor HX1 in the Android Central Store. It's available for $109.95.)

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4 years ago

Lenovo Lephone gets pictured

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Behold, the Lenovo Lephone. We're trying to decide whether this keyboard is a work of art, or if it's just going to give us headaches. The pictures point to the latter, though it may well turn out to be more usable that it looks. Otherwise, we're still looking for the 3.7-inch, WVGA device in the first have of the year in China. Loads more pics after the break. [Flickr via Engadget

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4 years ago

Flash Player 10.1 in action on Moto Droid

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During CES it was announced by Motorola that it would be sending out an update to their Android devices to enable Flash with Flash Player 10.1.  As you can see from the video (embedded after the break), Flash has been optimized for the Droid chipset and runs pretty darn smooth.

You can see Flash on the Droid looks like it is ready to go. And the Nexus One owners thought they had a leg up on Droid owners ...

So what are you waiting for Motorola, give us the goods already along with Android 2.1!

[Via ardoreal from our forums]

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4 years ago

Droid Eris gets another update

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Looks like you Droid Eris folks have another update being rolled out. Word in our forums is that this is a bug fix (sorry, no Android 2.0 revision yet) that corrects an issue when the phone wakes as well as a connection problem. The update is a little under 5 megs and will take you to Build 1.17.605.1 CL104882. Follow the update discussion here. (And thanks, Curtis, for the tip!)

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4 years ago

Security flaw found on Motorola Droid

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The bad news: There's a flaw in the Motorola Droid 2.0.1 software that can potentially allow someone access to your data even if you have a lock pattern set.

It seems that if your phone receives a call -- you can answer the phone without unlocking -- and hit the "back" button, suddenly you're in. No unlock pattern required. And that's bad.

The good news: For this to work, someone has to have physical access to your phone. Let's hope we see a patch for this pretty quick. And in the meantime, hold on tight to your Droid. [via The Assurer, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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