Thanks to the guys at Alldroid, the Motorola Droid just got its processor overlocked and can now run at speeds as high as 1.1GHz. The ARM Cortex A8 Processor in the Droid typically runs at 550MHz so that's exactly double the frequency. To be honest, the guys who did the overclocking actually said 800GHz is actually the ideal usable speed. But either way, it's making an already fast and speedy Droid even faster and speedier. No mention to how it deals with heat or battery life, though.
Make no mistake, the ARM Cortex A8 Processor in the Droid is a very capable chip even at 550MHz. But with the 1GHz Snapdragon Processor powering the superspeedy Nexus One, we can definitely why people want to go even faster. You can learn how to overclock your Droid here. As with any of these crazy things, you have to be rooted.
Motorola has just put up a teaser video for their commercial (watch it after the jump!). Since Super Bowl ad spots costs millions of dollars, we guess they had to find a way to stretch their dollar and build excitement for the spot. According to Motorola, the ad will air during the 3rd Quarter and feature a well-known celebrity.
Any guesses on who that celebrity might be? Check out Motorola's Facebook page for more info. And be sure to watch the teaser video after the jump!
"Due to a technical error, this item erroneously was displayed on our site. We’re working with our partner Let’s Talk to have it removed as quickly as possible. We have no plans to carry Nexus One in Walmart stores or online at Walmart.com at this time."
The good news is you can still buy tires, get groceries, find ladies' hosiery, get a flu shot, buy diapers and get your oil changed all in one place. [via BusinessInsider]
Here's the best look yet of the still-unannounced HTC Bravo, which we're expecting to see in Europe at some point. And this one's done up in Polish, so chances are the 3.7-inch AMOLED, 1GHz Snapdragon device will end up there, too. [Komorkomania via Unwired View]
Two words phrases we throw around a lot: Soft reset and hard reset. The former is what it's called when you turn your phone off and on, or pull the battery. The latter is a bit more drastic. But sometimes things go wrong, and you need to restore it back to its factory settings, wiping all of your applications and personal data. Here's how you hard reset the Google Nexus One:
With the phone off, hold the Volume Down button and press and release the Power button.
You'll boot into the menu you see above with the little skateboard guys. Select Clear Storage from the list by pressing the Volume Down button.
Press the Power button, and confirm by pressing Volume Up.
Sit back while your phone reboots in its virgin state.
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Hey, look, there's a slightly more proper look at the unannounced HTC Supersonic, the supposed Sprint WiMAX (4G) phone. Other than that, there's zero new news: Same 1GHz Snapdragon processor as we've been hearing, same 4.3-inch OLED screen (or AMOLED, depending on who you ask). Same 1GB ROM. Not that we ever get tired of hearing those things. [via AndroPhones] Thanks, Silver!
Um, wow. After making a big deal about the new Google Phone Store and how it could potentially change everything, could the Nexus One just fall back into the typical way of smartphone life? As in, just be available in brick and mortar stores for whomever, wherever? Maybe. Wal-Mart just put a 'Coming Soon' page for the Nexus One and you can even be notified via e-mail when the item becomes available. The Nexus One page also lists specs and description, so it's more than just any old slip of the click.
But this could be a mistake because the Wal-Mart Nexus One page lists the 3G bands as AT&T Capable (850/1900) when we know its UMTS/HSDPA bands are strictly for T-Mobile. In fact, the page also lists the Nexus One as CDMA capable, which was coming eventually but not until Spring 2010. Or maybe the Nexus One at Wal-Mart could pack all those bands and have 3G on every carrier?
If this is all true, and we blindly hope that it is, we're sure the Nexus One will be able to push more units than the skimpy 20,000 it did in the first week. And if this is true, is this Google admitting a mistake with their original Nexus One philosophy? Or simply an extension of it since the carriers don't get involved?
Hit the jump to see the 3G bands listed for the Nexus One!
According to the good guys at Tmonews, it looks like T-Mobile will not be accepting any returns on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Edition. Even if you're in the Buyer's Remorse period, the prettier than expected myTouch 3G Fender Edition will not be able to be returned or refunded. Exchanges will fall under the 1 year warranty plan.
We're assuming this applies to all 'Limited Edition' handsets, of which the myTouch 3G Fender Edition is a part of, but still, this rule kind of blows. After using a device, sometimes you learn that it just wasn't meant for you. And can you imagine if you buy the myTouch 3G Fender Edition and then the myTouch Slide is promptly released? Not cool.
We've spent some time with the Nokia N900, and we can tell you that it's simply a beast of a device. Big, powerful, and made strictly for landscape usage--the N900 oozes power. Maemo (the OS behind the N900) is also interesting but a little undercooked right now and since we're obviously much more familiar to the UI and philosophies of Android than Maemo, we silently wished for an N900-type device running Android. Looks like we're not alone. The video below captures a Nokia N900 actually running Android.
Yep, a very smart N900 user got their N900 to dual-boot both Maemo and Android. There's not much to it right now, in fact, the user says it's more proof-of-concept than anything else. But oh the implications--in the right hands this will be awesome. And how we hope it'll get in the right hands.
Check out the video of Android running on the Nokia N900 after the jump!
This is obviously just a render, but the device in this render is reported to be the Motorola Motosplit, an Android-powered device that packs another funky form factor. Exact specifications are unknown but Engadget says its going to pack a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and it looks to be very thin. The QWERTY keyboard is split in half, so you'll have to slide out both ways to reveal a full keyboard. Word on the street points the Motosplit to AT&T in Q3 of 2010, and if this seemingly gimmick keyboard solution actually works, maybe it'll succeed?
So here's a slightly more believable look at what could be the HTC Supersonic, the purported Android WiMAX phone that may be headed to Sprint. And if the Windows Mobile-powered HD2 has a brother, it'd be this guy, if the reported specs are right: 4.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen. Android 2.1 with Sense. 1GHz Snapdragon processor. WiMAX. Kickstand (which could point to FLO TV like on the HTC Imagio on Verizon). 5MP camera.
Certainly none of that is anything to sneeze at, right? One more pic of the back after the break. [Via AndroidMobileOS] (Thanks, EvilElmer)
Help may be on the way for those of you with the Google Nexus One who have been experiencing 3G issues on T-Mobile. Google says a software fix is in the works, though obviously it won't help much if you're on the edge of T-Mo's fledgling 3G service or outside of coverage altogether. Says Google:
Our engineers have uncovered specific cases for which a software fix should improve connectivity to 3G for some users. We are testing this fix now, initial results are positive, and if everything progresses as planned, we will provide an over-the-air software update to your phone in the next week or so. It may be, however, that users are experiencing problems as a result of being on the edge or outside of 3G coverage, which a product fix cannot address.
For you T-Mobile users who have been looking for a proper way to sync music, video and photos to your Android phone from your computer, your carrier's got your back. T-Mo today officially announced a partnership with doubleTwist, a desktop app for Mac or Windows that will get all of your multimedia onto your phone.
Sound familiar? It should, as doubleTwist is what Palm Pre owners turned to when they could no longer sync with iTunes. And don't be worried about learning another program -- doubleTwist looks suspiciously like Apple's platform. Get your download on here. [T-Mobile]
We're taking this with a decent grain on salt at this point, but what you see above supposedly is a render of the HTC Supersonic, which we've also come to know as the WiMAX-powered A9292 that appeared on a Sprint roadmap. Then there was that suspect screen shot that showed the Supersonic on T-Mobile running Android 3.0. So at this point, we don't really know what to think.
That said, note how the above renders appear to show a three-dimensional home screen transition, and the Android 2.1 app launcher (previous the app drawer tap thingy) has given way to a "Start" tab. Again: Real? Not real? We'll just have to see ... [Tus Equipos via AndroidOS]
Update: OK, let's through another wrench into this one. The below render is from GSM Help Desk, and we get a much better look at the buttons. Also it's being sold as the "Obsession," which last we heard was supposed to be one of the first Windows Mobile 7 phones. Oh, and Photoshopping the Chrome browser onto it? Yeahhh ...
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