DROID to get an OTA update in the "coming weeks"

December 3rd at 8:04 PM

DROID to get an OTA update in the "coming weeks"


Alongside today’s release of Android SDK 2.0.1, Verizon Wireless has announced that an OTA update for the Motorola DROID will be available “within the coming weeks.” What’s in line to be fixed? Voice reception and the 5 megapixel camera’s nearly legendary inability to focus on subjects, amongst other things. In case you glossed over the snippet of a quote above, we still don’t have an availability date, but the last time we took a look at the ol’ rumor mill it appeared December 11th was the special day. So sit back, relax by the fire with some egg nog and keep while we keep on the lookout for the first signs of release. We promise we’ll let you know.


Android SDK shows off Google’s Lighter Side

September 3rd at 11:49 AM

Android SDK shows off Google’s Lighter Side

The folks developing the Android SDK enjoy a good laugh as much as they enjoy coding. Two amusing Easter Eggs have been found in the latest version of the Android SDK. Intermixed in with the usual constants for the accelerometer are the following two values:

  • float GRAVITY_DEATH_STAR_I 3.5303614E-7
  • float GRAVITY_THE_ISLAND 4.815162

Looks like Star Wars and Lost are two of their fave entertainment choices. Hidden within the camera application is another Easter Egg. Just snap a picture and you will be rewarded with a handsome (?) picture of Bill Lumbergh from “Office Space”. LOL.

Thanks, Chris!