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3 years ago

Adobe shows off Flash 10.1 on the Motorola Droid X

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We're all excited for the release of the Motorola Droid X, and now we have even more reason to drool over it -- Senior Technical Evangelist at Adobe Systems Ted Patrick shows off Adobe Flash 10.1 running on the big 4.3 inch screen.  No, there's no word about when to expect Flash on the X, nor when Froyo should be ready, but scenes like this give us hope that it can't be far off. 

That being said, the X looks like it handles Flash just fine and Adobe seems to have Flash 10.1 for mobile devices ready for prime time.  Follow the break to see the video, and let's all count the days until July 15.  [iAndroidblog's Youtube channel via Android Central forums] Thanks Cory!

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S vs HTC Desire running Quake 2 [video]

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We've already seen the Galaxy S can run 3D games rather well, but how about a side by side comparing the Galaxy S Hummingbird/Power VR combo against the Snapdragon and Adreno chip in the latest HTC handsets?  Android Central forum member ConceptVBS found a YouTube video of just that -- a Galaxy S and an HTC Desire both running Quake 2 side by side. 

The Galaxy's beastly processor and GPU combo perform just as expected, and seeing it beside a known performer like the Snapdragon shows just how much better it will handle 3D gaming.  But enough spoilers -- check out the video after the break. [YouTube via Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Android 2.2 and HTC Sense seen on a Desire

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The flamers and skeptics are out in force on this one, but what you see above reportedly is an official build of Android 2.2 officially teamed up with the HTC Sense user interface, all official-like, on the HTC Desire. And the details match that leaked screen shot we saw the other day. We've got zero confirmation, of course, and other than the back-end improvements and some app additions, Sense isn't changing all that much. But that doesn't mean we don't want it. So bring it on, HTC. We're ready when you are. Check out the full video after the break. [via XDA Developers] Thanks, Max!

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3 years ago

Yelp 2.0 brings monocle and checkins to its Android client

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Yelp has brought their 2.0 Android client to the Market, and it has some very nice features in tow.  You can now check in to the places Yelp helps you find, and use "monocle" (an augmented virtual reality layer of sorts) to help you find them.  These two features were sorely missed in the previous versions of the Android client.

Check-ins are fairly self explanatory, but let me explain monocle to you a bit.  You activate it from the Yelp main screen (pictured above), and it uses the camera, GPS and compass in your Android phone to overlay locations on the real-world view you see through the lens.  Perfect for day trips spent walking through an unfamiliar town, or for just goofing around.  Check out a screenshot or two after the break, as well as the download links. (Yelp is for all versions of Android -- kudos the the developers for that!) Thanks willxcore!

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3 years ago

HTC developer site updated with kernel sources to Evo 4G and HTC Hero

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Better late than never, HTC has released the Linux kernel source code for the HTC Evo 4G and both GSM and CDMA HTC Hero updates.  This should allow the development community to address and improve some current issues (30 FPS cap anyone?) as well as work on new features to add (native JIT and Froyo for the Hero maybe?).  For any of you guys that gave in to the dark side and rooted your phone, be on the lookout for new treats from your favorite developers and ROM cookers.  And if you were on the fence, and this tilts you over the edge, check out the forums for directions and help getting your phone rooted. [HTC Developer Center via @Spork1673]

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3 years ago

Might this be the HTC Vision?

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The HTC Vision is a name that's been oft-whispered of late, first in a mere user agent string and more recently in unsourced dual-core processor rumors. Now there's supposedly an image the beast, seen above courtesy of Croatian website njuskalo. What we see here pretty clearly is a prototype (at the very least, the serial number gives that away), and the four-row keyboard is akin to the Windows Mobile Touch Pro 2, which is still among our favorites for horizontal sliders. The source says it's android 2.1 with a 1GHz processor, 1.2GB of storage and a 3.7-inch touchscreen. If and when we'll see this guy? Your guess is as good as ours, folks. And what we see here definitely is different than the HTC slider we previously saw go through the FCC. One more pic after the break. [Njuskalo via Engadget]

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3 years ago

HTC Aria has 4G data, is bigger than the Sprint Evo 4G (not really, folks)

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OK, we'll forgive the fact that the HTC Aria seen here in this Best Buy circular is shown bigger than both the Evo 4G and LG Ally. Call it creative license. But the 4G icon there at the top of the screen? That's a Photoshop gaffe if we've ever seen one. Probably not as bad as putting Windows Mobile on an Android phone, but still worth a chuckle, that's for sure. [Best Buy via BGR]

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3 years ago

Sprint Samsung Intercept called onto the carpet for an early video hands-on

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Looks like somebody sold a Sprint Samsung Intercept just a tad early at Best Buy Mobile for $100. It appears to share the same horizontal sliding keyboard as the upcoming Galaxy S line, though the guts of the thing definitely are the lower end, with with a 3.2-megapixel camera, none of that 1GHz Hummingbird processor stuff, and the graphics processing power that comes with it. But regardless, this should be a pretty solid lower-end Android smartphone when it's available in a week. Check out the video after the break. Thanks, DocWllk!

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