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3 years ago

T-Mobile myTouch 3G will get Android 2.1

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Finally, after so many months in the dark, it looks like the T-Mobile myTouch 3G will get an update to Android 2.1. Hip hip hooray! According to Andrew Sherrard, T-Mobile's VP of Product Innovation, the myTouch 3G will receive the update to 2.1 and the updated UI that we've seen in the myTouch Slide. Features like the 'Genius' button will also be put into the myTouch which means the myTouch 3G will pretty much become a brand new device.

As great as this is, it's not too surprising. Rogers has planned an upgrade for the Magic for some time already, so it's more like a confirmation. T-Mobile is currently doing internal testing to fix out the bugs so everything will be in working order. Sadly the timeline is the ever so vague "soon". Check out the myTouch Slide UI in action to get an idea of what your myTouch 3G will look like in the future. [techland via tmonews]

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3 years ago

Verizon LG Ally poised for preorder on May 13, full availability on May 20

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The good news: LG is finally getting into the Android game, and on Verizon, no less (just like we first told you). The ho-hum news: It's doing so with the Ally. And as this leaked slide deck shows, the Ally will be available for preorder on Thursday, and fully on sale starting May 20. Pricing still has yet to be announced (or leaked, for that matter).

OK, OK. We shouldn't be down on a phone that nobody's actually touched yet. And it does have a decent Qualcomm MSM7627 processor running at 600MHz, 512MB of ROM and 256MB of RAM. And all that's pushing a 3.2-inch WVGA touchscreen. So we're talking part for the course these days on a slightly smaller than awesome screen. Sure, Android 2.1 is nice, and a 3.2-megapixel camera is passable. But we'll have to see about LG's custom interface atop Eclair, and we can't help but wonder how long until it might (if ever) get a Froyo update. So until we get our hands on this guy, we're going to continue to shrug. [via BGR]

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3 years ago

New Flash for Android video runs great, possibly shows Android 2.2 homescreen

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We know Adobe is giving its employees Android phones in a form of "dogfooding" for Flash on mobile. We know that Flash is coming in Android 2.2 Froyo. We also believe that Android 2.2 will be a big part of Google I/O next week in San Francisco. Would it make sense that Android 2.2 is running on those phones that Adobe gave away, in some sort of preparation for Google I/O? Makes you think, doesn't it?

In a video showcasing Flash on Android, Android and Me spotted a new homescreen that could possibly be from Android 2.2. We see a few updated icons on the bottom, an updated search bar, and even an Android tutorial icon. We're very excited to see what Android 2.2 holds and see how much Android can get better. In any case, it definitely looks like Google is getting ready for 2.2. Hit the jump to see the video! 

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3 years ago

Latest date for Sprint Hero Android 2.1 update is now May 21

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Here we go again, folks, with another Sprint Hero Android 2.1 update. After at least one false start, Best Buy is now expecting the ROM to ship by May 21. Of course, that could be any time between now and then, so we'll just have to wait and see, and hope we guessed right in the office pool. Thanks to our anonymous Best Buy tipster, who claimed the May 21 square for himself.

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the Dolphin Browser HD Android app

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Android 2.0+ The Dolphin Browser is an old favorite on Android, and it just got a nice refresh in the form of the Dolphin Browser HD. You want tabbed browsing? You got it. Gesture support? Yep. It's there. How about the ability to download a YouTube video straight onto your SD card? Sure thing. Go ahead and give it a shot with our hands-on video after the break.

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3 years ago

You can buy a myTouch 3G Slide on eBay right now

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If you're really itching to get your hands on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide before (almost) everybody else, you can head over to eBay and have at it. Obviously, nothing can be guaranteed with a pre-release device -- it could brick, it could be a prototype, etc. -- but there's something to yelling "first!" on your neighborhood block right? The seller is asking for $750 BIN but the auction starts at $500 (where there is currently no bidders). As much as we like the myTouch Slide, we'd definitely tread carefully as the seller isn't offering a return policy. (And place your bets on when this listing gets pulled.) In any case, the myTouch 3G Slide should get an official release announcement soon, so stay patient friends. [via tmonews]

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3 years ago

Droid Eris rumored to get its Android 2.1 update tomorrow

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We don't want to be getting anyone's hopes up too much here, but it's possible that the Verizon Droid Eris could be getting its long-awaited Android 2.1 update ... tomorrow! That said, we've seen far too many of these "official internal" memos announce dates that have come and gone (Canary Traps, anybody?), so we'll believe it when we have the update in our fat little fingers. But in the meantime, we'll keep said sausages crossed that there's good news tomorrow. [MobileCrunch]

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3 years ago

The Motorola Flipout is one square phone

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Keeping with its trend of weird and awkward form factors, Motorola is pumping out the Motorola Flipout. The Flipout is a completely square Android device that twists open to reveal a surprisingly decent looking physical keyboard. The form factor is such a departure from typical smartphone design that we don't know if we just hate it or hate ourselves for maybe loving it.

Fitting in with previous rumors, the Flipout will run Android 2.1 with Motoblur. The other rumored specs: 700MHz processor, 2.8-inch display, and a 3.1 megapixel camera pit the Flipout as a decidedly mid-level device. The Flipout is expected to hit the US in June and given the overall wackiness of the phone, AT&T has to be the carrier right? One more picture after the jump. [hdblog.it via Crunch Gear]

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3 years ago

Sprint gives up on the Nexus One, too

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It's hardly surprising at this point, but the Nexus One apparently is a no-go on Sprint, a little less than two months after its "we're getting it, too!" announcement. Consumer Products representative Michelle Mermelstein told Gizmodo that plans to sell Google's red-headed stepchild are done "because of the 'upcoming availability of the award-winning Evo 4G.' "

That's pretty much the same as what happened with Verizon, which was announced in January as an initial partner of the Nexus One but finally gave up on it in lieu of the Droid Incredible. That means those of you pining for an N1 on a CDMA carrier are out of luck, unless you want to make the leap to AT&T or T-Mobile (or just go the WiFi route). [Gizmodo]

Update: After the break, Sprint's internal document [via XDA] that pretty much says the same thing.

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3 years ago

Samsung working on the S-Pad, an Android-powered tablet device?

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Before we get your hopes up, that picture above is not the purported Samsung S-Pad (it's a Samsung Mondi). The real S-Pad (or as real as rumors can get) is an Android tablet said to pack a 7-inch Super-AMOLED screen along with your usual slew of connectivity options (3G, WiFi, etc) and hopefully be awesome. We're not overly excited about the name, could Samsung have at least tried to come up with something a little more unique? But the thought of a crisp and clean 7-inch Super AMOLED device running Android? That we want. The 'S-Pad' is supposed to be slated for a second half 2010 release in South Korea. Here's to hoping Samsung can bring it stateside. [via unwiredview]

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