3 years ago

No Froyo for Xperia X10 Series, says Sony Ericsson



Sad pandas all-round for Xperia X10 series owners today. Sony Ericsson UK has revealed in a tweet that the X10 series won't be getting any further Android updates beyond the current 2.1 Eclair release.

Sony Ericsson reasons that "the features included in the Android 2.1 phone are on par with, and in many cases better than, a vanilla installation of 2.2". While that may be true of functionality, X10 owners will miss out on the performance improvements brought about by Froyo's JIT compiler and V8 Javascript engine. 

Sony Ericsson has incurred the wrath of customers in the past over the slow pace of OS upgrades for their Android devices. Xperia X10 devices have only just been updated to Eclair, having previously languished on the positively Jurassic Android 1.6.

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3 years ago

Acer announces the beTouch E140, sports Froyo and 2.8-inch screen


It's starting to seem like every phone coming out of CES is running Android. But hey, we're not complaining here. Acer has announced the beTouch E140. The E140's screen size is a lot smaller than what we've been seeing coming out of CES. Compared to the Samsung Infuse 4G, this guy's screen is tiny. Here's what we know about the device so far:

  • Froyo (Android 2.2)
  • microSD card support (up to 32GB)
  • 2.8-inch touch screen
  • Built-in social media access
  • 3.2 mega-pixel camera
  • FM radio
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • Acer Spinlets streaming service
  • Acer UrFooz
  • Acer Sync
  • nemoPlayer
  • 3G+, HSPDA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS


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3 years ago

HTC Evo Shift 4G: What's in the box


Just like Brad Pitt in Se7en, you just had to know what's in the box, eh? Fine. We're happy to oblige. After the break, a non-unboxing of the HTC Evo Shift 4G.

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3 years ago

LG Optimus 2X Hands-on [Video]

3 years ago

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Hands-on [Video]



We hit up NVIDIA's table last night to see what sort of Tegra 2 awesomeness they had in store and lo-and-behold they were showing off the gaming chops of the Acer ICONIA Tab A500. If you didn't hear, the 10" tablet is coming to Verizon's LTE network and will sport Honeycomb, though this unit was rocking a fairly stock Android 2.2. So stock, in fact, that rather than poke around Android by pulling up the default buttons (they're brought on-screen with a swipe rather than existing as real button), we just took in the stellar performance of Dungeon Defenders.

Back to the Acer: hardware feels solid by dint of copious amounts of brushed metal, there's HDMI out, a proper USB port, and microUSB. Get your photos and a the video gaming demo after the break!

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3 years ago

Dell Streak 7 listed on the T-Mobile website, announcement soon?


In what is most likely preparations for their press event today, T-Mobile has posted a link to the Dell Streak 7 on their homepage. While the link at this time just leads to a 404 error page, we're pretty sure it'll go live sometime soon. The Dell Streak 7 is no stranger to the spotlight though as pictures and even television ad walkthroughs have all been spotted previously. Stay tuned for more details on this one. [T-MoNews]

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3 years ago

Samsung Behold II Android 1.6 source code now available for download


Its been quite some time since we posted some news about the Samsung Behold II. So long in fact, we had to double-check this little piece of information to make sure it wasn't a mistake. If you've been wondering where the Samsung Behold II Android 1.6 source code was, you're in luck. Samsung has now posted it to their Open Source download site for the taking. If you're going to be grabbing the file to dig through the code, be on the lookout for file name SGH-T939_OpenSource_Update2.zip. Thanks Conan! [Samsung]

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3 years ago

Huawei IDEOS X5 announced at CES, rocking Froyo on a 3.8-inch screen


Huawei Device has announced their new IDEOS X5 at this week's CES 2011. The new Android 2.2 phone is a mid-ranged device that rocks a 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 3.8-inch touchscreen, a 11.4mm width, a 5 mega pixel camera with 720p high-def recording, and a FM radio with SRS professional audio effects. The X5 will also connect to Wi-Fi with an 802.11n connection. 

No word as to when this guy is gonna hit the US, but it will be available in Singapore, Hong Kong, and New Zeland in the next few weeks. With all of these dual-core processors being shipped with upcoming devices, will the 800MHz Qualcomm processor hold-up? What do you guys think? Video after the break! [Business Wire]

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Player Hands-on [Video]

3 years ago

Hands-on with Gorilla Glass at CES


While there may be some devices that won't confirm they're using Corning's Gorilla Glass, many of your favorite Android phones and tablets aren't shy about it. Why? Because it's tough as nails. Actually, it's tough enough to help protect your display from things like nails.

We caught up with the folks from Gorilla Glass live at CES 2011 and they gave us the full-on scratching, cracking, bending, breaking demo. Check it out in the video up top!

(Originally posted at our sister site, TiPb.com)

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