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4 years ago

Now that we have Froyo, it's time to feed Flash to Android 2.2

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Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 Froyo

Stop. Do not pass go. Now that you have Froyo up and running on your Nexus One, it's time to take part in the Adobe Flash 10.1 beta. Just click here in your Android browser, install it, and start watching Flash video, playing Flash games and doing all that other stuff that Android and Flash do so well. Huzzah!

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4 years ago

Running a modded Nexus One? Here's the easiest way to get Froyo

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Android 2.2 on the Nexus One

For those of you who are running rooted and ROM'd Nexus Ones with a custom recovery module -- either Amon Ra or ClockworkMod or the like -- it's now stupidly easy to upgrade to Android 2.2 Paul at MoDaCo did the legwork. All you have to do is download his patched (and already rooted) version of Froyo, slap it on your SD card, and apply it per usual through the Recovery. No muss, no fuss, and you'll even keep your current settings, and it's a hell of a lot easier than rolling back.

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4 years ago

Might this be the next Droid?

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 Motorola Shadow

Let's all pause from the Froyo mania for a second and ponder the above picture, brought to us via Howard Forums. This purportedly is the Motorola Shadow, which kind of looks like a mashup between an HTC and Moto device, borrowing a number of stylings from the former.

That's about all we know at the moment, well, that and it's about time we saw some new hotness come out of Moto. Thanks to everybody who sent this in!

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4 years ago

How to update Android 2.2 Froyo to your Nexus One, the manual way

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FroYo

It took what for most Nexus One owners seemed to be a lifetime, but we now have the download location for Android 2.2 (Froyo). Here's what you need to do to flash it to your phone:

Update: Yeah. Hang on a sec guys. Sorry bout that.

We're doing ours right now, so stand buy, and sound of if you're having fun.

Update #2: You can install a FroYo nandroid backup (courtesy of scepterr at the CM irc channel) as long as you're running ERE27

  1. Backup everything via nandroid (this isn't a rooted ROM)
  2. download ERE27 Here
  3. download the nandroid version of FroYo Here
  4. reboot into custom recovery
  5. wipe all data
  6. flash the ERE27 update.zip file from step 2
  7. When finished, preform a nandroid restore using the nandroid image you downloaded in step 3
  8. reboot
  9. enjoy some FroYo

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4 years ago

New Android app crash report tool already up and running

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Android app crash reportAndroid app crash report

One thing that apparently already is working its way out in the open (unlike the mythical Nexus One Froyo update that's only reaching a blessed few) is the new crash report tool for Android applications. We got a look at this during the keynote on Thursday at Google IO, and it's a nice little feature. If an app crashes on you, tap the "Report" button. Then you can send your system data directly to the developer, so they can figure out what happened. You also can leave "Feedback." Try to keep that constructive, huh?

Developers then get the bug reports and can act on them. Below is what we see. Pretty cool, huh? I've got the report feature on the Droid and Nexus One, but not the Evo 4G thus far. Thanks, @macprv!

Android developer bug reports

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4 years ago

A handful of lucky Nexus One owners seeing Android 2.2 Froyo already

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Froyo on the Nexuxs one

So here's the thing: TechCrunch's M.G. Siegler apparently awoke to an over-the-air update of Android 2.2 (Froyo) on his Nexus One. And immediately, everybody and their mother started posting "Froyo being pushed out to the Nexus One!" Thing is, only a scant few people seem to actually have gotten the update thus far. So maybe it's being pushed out, and maybe it's not. Let's all take a deep breath, m'kay?

If in fact it is on the way, we'll have the manual update location shortly, and we'll bring you the instructions, just like last time, so you don't have to wait on the OTA update.

For those of you who are running custom recover modules (such as Amon RA's or ClockworkMod, it's noted that you're going to have to go back to the stock recovery to update Froyo.

For what it's worth, I've rolled back my N1, and no update's come down yet. The fact that a tech journalist got an update certainly is a hell of a coincidence, but maybe I'm just jealous, huh? Anyhoo, sound off in our forums if you find out anything. And for the really adventurous, there's an entire thread at XDA Developers of people saying they don't have the update. [via TechCrunch]

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4 years ago

Hands-on redux with the Samsung Galaxy S [#io2010]

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Samsung Galaxy S

We got our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S and its gorgeous (indoors, anyway) Super AMOLED screen at CTIA in March. And Sammy was showing it off again this week at Google IO. Not much else to say other than that. Same great screen. Same OK (we'll reserve judgment until we actually get to use it at length) Touchwiz 3.0 user interface. And we still want to get that Super AMOLED screen into the sunlight to test out the claim that it has 80 percent less reflectivity than its AMOLED cousins. Anyhoo, check it out again after the break.

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4 years ago

HTC Vision looks to be a WVGA Android slider

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HTC Vision

There's a bit of a fuss going on at the moment about a slew of new HTC code names. Engadget spilled the beans about the Glacier, LED and Vision -- and that's about all we know. The Vision appears to be slated thus for for T-Mobile, but that could be the European variety as much as the U.S.

Then today Dutch site Tweakers.net snags the user agent of the Vision, which points to a QWERTY-keyboard device with a 480x800 screen, and it may well be a version of the Desire with a keyboard . (Though we'd expect more differentiation than that, and we can't help but think of that slider we recently saw go through the U.S. FCC.) Anyhoo, that could well point toward a proper slider Android device from HTC (look, the myTouch 3G Slide is nice and all, but ...) so we can all quit hacking Eclair atop our aging Touch Pro 2s. [via Engadget and Tweakers]

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4 years ago

Tonight, live on the Android Central Podcast, we unbox the Evo 4G

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Sprint Evo 4G

You guys want us to do an unboxing of the Sprint Evo 4G? Fine. We'll do an unboxing. And we'll do it live, in living color, with stereophonic sound. Maybe snakes will fly out. Maybe it'll be a gruesome scene. We don't know. We haven't actually looked yet (though we have a pretty good idea of what's in there). Anyhoo, check back tonight at 7 p.m. EDT, and we'll give you what you want.

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4 years ago

Comparing Android-iPhone to Mac-PC wars: 'We're lovers, not fighters'

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Android Leadership

Get a bunch of execs on stage -- Micrososoft, Google, Apple, whomever -- and people are going to try and cause trouble. Same goes for the Android team at Google IO. Asked to compare the Android "tactics and maneuvers" to the Mac-PC wars of the 1980s and '90s, we get another beautiful line from Andy Rubin (seen here at left).

"From my perspective, we're lovers, not fighters. So it's hard to describe it as a war. And you know the lover's munition? Open source."

Indeed. Look: From a business perspective, you have to consider your competitors. And Google does that better than many. But to think for a second that a major company continues to develop its entire mobile strategy in response to the iPhone is just ridiculous. (BlackBerry Storm notwithstanding, of course.) The iPhone woke up a lot of people, but it's not what keeps them up at night any more.

Check it out after the break.

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4 years ago

Hands-on with the Bump contact-sharing app for Android [#io2010]

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Bump contact-sharing app for Android

See here! There's the Bump contact-sharing Android application. And it's just like it sounds: Bump your phone against another with the app, and it shares the info. Oh, and see that iPhone cowering in the corner? It's there for a reason. You can now Bump from one platform to another, which has to be some crime against nature, right? Check it out after the break.

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4 years ago

Screenshot shows Motorola Cliq running Android 2.1

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First things first, these screen shots are really easy to fake. Ridiculously easy. With that out of the way, it looks like a settings screen shot is showing a T-Mobile Motorola Cliq running Android 2.1. As in the 2.1 you guys hope and dream for. We know that Motorola has planned for the Cliq to get Android 2.1 in Q2 2010 sometime but as all Android users who've been waiting for 2.1 know, you never really know until the update is right there on your phone waiting to download. Maybe it's T-Mobile and Motorola testing it out? Or a rogue user finding a way to update himself. Hopefully it's coming soon. Because by the end of today, you guys will all be clamoring for 2.2. What a vicious cycle. [android community]

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4 years ago

Man, Google IO really socked

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Google TV socks

Good news, everyone! We found our first giveaway item for this week's podcast. (Here's another contender.) But you'll have to be there live to win. Join us at 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT at androidcentral.com/live for the Google IO wrap-up. And don't worry, we have more stuff to give away, too. See you there!

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4 years ago

Froyo on the Nexus One already? Yeah, we did it already

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FroYo on the Nexus One

Yes that is a real picture, even though it's blurry as all get out. (Never claimed to be a photographer :P) No, I didn't get a magic OTA from Phil while he was at Google I/O, it's a 2.2 SDK emulator virtual machine ported over to run on the Nexus One.  I'm not the only one doing such outlandish things either. It's mostly for the novelty, and now I can say I have FroYo on my Nexus.  It crashes (a lot), not much works, and it's a real PITA to do, but for those who feel the need, links, instructions and a couple more pics are after the break.

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4 years ago

Google I/O Recap - What you missed (so far) [#io2010]

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Moscone West at Night

Google I/O started off a little slow on Wednesday, but boy did Thursday take over, with the announcement of Android 2.2 -- Froyo -- and Google TV. Here's what we've posted thus far. And while we're headed home from San Francisco, we're not done with the news just yet. More to come.

Day One

Day Two

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