Now that the Evo 4G is all official and everything, Qik has explained exactly what you'll get if you give them an extra $5 a month for "premium" service. And they've done so in handy chart form. Higher resolution (we assume at the Evo front camera's full 1280x960) video and video e-mail are great, but we're just not sure how often we're going to use video chat. Check out the full list after the break. [Qik blog]
Fun fact: We (and a bunch of you, too) were still getting e-mails from Sprint that mentioned (in the fine print) the $5 like it was mandatory. It's optional. Period.
Just a reminder that while we realize there are caravans being formed to head over to Sprint stores to pick up the Evo 4G (and if there aren't, there should be), you can also order it online for the same $199 price after contract, rebate and whatnot. Sure, it's not as much fun as tailgating (again, we're the only ones?), but it'll get the job done. [Sprint]
If you happen to be one of the, well, say, million people who already pre-ordered the Evo 4G, or are just anticipating the release to go grab one if you can, remember some stores have decided on some new opening times for the day.
Radio Shack - 6:00 am
Best Buy - 8:00 am
Sprint - 8:00 am
Of course, keep in mind these can be different times then your local area, so what are you waiting for, pick up the phone and give them a call!
Dr. Eye is not a super villain. Actually, it’s Invantec’s new Android powered pocket-sized mini netbook. It sports a clamshell-inspired 4.8in touchscreen along with a full qwerty keyboard, and is also equipped with 3G, WIFI, and even a front facing camera. Dr. Eye (I really like saying that ) will be powered by a Marvel 624 – the same CPU found in the Dell Aero. For a device running the ancient Android 1.6, the $400 price tag may seem pretty hefty. But if it’s any consolation, Éclair will be making an appearance in the near future. An official release date has not been announced quite yet, but according to the video, it should be right around the corner. Be sure to check it out after the break. [via Engadget]
One of the advantages of handing out a new phone to developers (and media) at Google I\O a couple weeks before the public availability is that you get a whole lot of hardcore testing. And such is the case of the HTC Evo 4G. A little issue that's cropped up is that the phone sometimes finds that it can't write to the storage card, which can cause crashes, hang-ups and occasional stiffness in joints.
I've only experienced this a few times, and a reboot clears it right up, but it's still a pain. The good news is that HTC has been aware of the problem and tells us the following:
"We have identified the cause of the memory card issue and are testing a solution. We expect to have a software solution available very shortly that will be automatically pushed to phones over the air."
How's that for service, boys and girls? So the sky's not falling, your storage card isn't out to get you, and we'll hopefully see this fix soon enough.
Android tablets have been in the works for a while, and it’s always great to see evidence of that. Pictured here next to the awe-inspiring Galaxy S is Samsung’s newest Android creation – the Galaxy Tab. Although they both have a striking resemblance to certain other “half-eaten fruit” devices, we can assure you that what’s inside is totally different (and much more beautiful, I might add). There are reports that this 7-inch beauty will be running an LCD TFT screen over Samsung’s favored AMOLED, which isn't surprising, given the size of the thing. We can also discern from the leaked image that there is a "phone" icon which insinuates 3G (or 4G) coverage may be available, and that it is also running the TouchWiz interface. Further details aren’t available yet, but more images are supposed to be available soon. [Samsung Hub] Thanks everybody who sent this in!
There's been a lot of chatter about doubleTwist the past few days. That will happen when you push out a desktop app and a on-device player to go along with it. I've spent the past couple days getting things ready for my HTC Evo, and setting up doubleTwist was one of them. Hit the break for the run down and see if doubleTwist is something that might work for you too.
This is another one of those times when we say you might well want to leave this to the professionals (or at least those of us too crazy to know better), but here's Froyo running on the Evo 4G. It's not the first time we've seen it, and it's still not an official build. It's not sanctioned by Sprint, HTC, Google, your principal or anybody else. And some things don't work, like 4G data, the cameras, MMS, and tethering (and it looks like it's still trying to roam on me). But it's Android 2.2. On the Evo 4G. And we just had to try it out.
Attention application developers, Adobe has made the pre-release SDK for Adobe Air that we reported about back in April available for download. Things are still early in the development process, but new extensions for Flash Pro CS5 and tools for Flash Builder 4 now provide support for publishing applications to the Android platform. Adobe also specifies that developers need to be familiar with command line tools, and that apps generated with the pre-release can not be shared on the Android Market.
Hit the open beta enrollment here and get started developing apps for Froyo. We're all waiting for some awesome apps for the platform that gives you the choice -- Android. Thanks Shaun!