Google releases Donut to Android devs

By on July 26, 2009 at 10:00 AM.

Google releases Donut to Android devs

It looks as if Google has some sweet, sweet treats headed to those who are going to be left out of the Sense UI game as the company has released the code for Donut to developers. Apparently designed to work on all existing devices (read G1 and Magic), Donut will include such lusted after features including but not limited to multi-touch support, universal search, text-to-speech, automated backups and a redesigned camera app. There are also a bunch of new widgets including a much welcome home screen toggle for things Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, screen brightness and more. CDMA radio support looks to be included within Donut under the call settings menu — something not at all surprising considering Sprint’s Dan Hesse has recently been talking about his company’s intentions with Android. One thing to note is that XDA’s cyanogen claims that Donut is not Android 2.0 but is more or less an incremental upgrade to the OS, like Cupcake was. We’re not too sure yet if this is indeed the case but cyanogen is certainly a reliable source. In the words of Ace Ventura, iiiinteresting. Hit the jump for some screenshots.

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Rumor: HTC Hero and Lancaster to be announced on June 24th

By on June 4, 2009 at 2:08 PM.

Rumor: HTC Hero and Lancaster to be announced on June 24th

Steadfast HTC fans brace yourselves as The Economic Daily News is reporting that HTC will launch the Hero and Memphis aka the AT&T-bound Lancaster at a press event in London on June 24th. Obviously this is nothing more than a rumor at this point, but we know HTC will be holding events in London and New York City on that date so something is definitely cooking. Mmmmmmmm, Android.

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