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3 years ago

Android powered Dr. Eye makes its debut

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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]

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3 years ago

HTC prepping over-the-air fix for Evo 4G storage card issue

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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.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab image leaked, looks fruity

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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 HubThanks everybody who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Android Quick App - doubleTwist player

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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.

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3 years ago

Testing Froyo on the Evo 4G

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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.

We've got video after the break where we benchmark this port against Froyo on the Nexus One and Android 2.1 on the Motorola Droid. (Just like our previous test.) And it's all brought to you by the root and recovery of the Evo 4G, some quick cooking at Geek for Me, and your pals at Android Central. [Geek for Me via XDA Developers]

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3 years ago

Adobe Air SDK (pre-release) for Android now available

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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!
 

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3 years ago

Sprint HTC Evo 4G Review

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The EVO 4G is Sprint's first WiMAX Smartphone, has a gigantic touchscreen, and will blow your mind

Picture, if you will, your perfect smartphone. What features would it have? How small (or big) would it be? Would it have what it takes to get you off that BlackBerry, or iPhone, or whatever.

Sprint and HTC have done that -- and then some -- with the Evo 4G. It's the world's first Android smartphone that can use Sprint's 4G WiMax data. It has a monstrous 4.3-inch touchscreen. It has the ubiquitous 1GHz Snapdragon processor. It has the HTC Sense interface, to make your experience as easy as possible.

But that's all nerdspeak. Know this: It's big, it's fast, it's easy to use, and it's just about the best Android smartphone available today. And it is available Friday (finally!) for $199 after contract and rebate with Sprint. We explain why you'll want this one, after the break.

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3 years ago

Looks like BlackBerry's taking the hit from Evo and Android

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A couple of days ago we asked you which platform you were leaving to join the ranks of Android with the Evo 4G. We got more than 12,000 responses, and there was a clear winner (or loser, actually). Looks like BlackBerry's taking the biggest hit, followed by Palm's webOS devices, the iPhone and Windows Mobile -- and a bunch of you said this will be your first smartphone. And so we welcome all Android newcomers with open arms. It's an exciting time, and we're right here with you.

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3 years ago

'Now that's the Evo, baby'


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Evo 4G fan video. Presented without comment. But thanks, Kevin! (We think.)

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3 years ago

Motorola i1 coming to Boost Mobile, Best Buy on June 20

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When we said the Motorola i1 was coming to Boost Mobile in the coming weeks, we meant it. Because this morning Sprint announced that it'll be available starting June 20 at all Boost Mobile retail stores, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile.

Pricing wasn't announced, but you'll get unlimited voice and data for $50 a month. The Motorola i1 (see our hands-on) has a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with flash, WiFi, 2MB microSD card, runs Android 1.5 and has push-to-talk. [Sprint]

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