Android 2.3 makes cameo in Google’s official Voice Search video from Hong Kong

By on December 2, 2010 at 2:04 PM.

Android 2.3 makes cameo in Google’s official Voice Search video from Hong Kong

This one definitely snuck under the radar for quite some time. On November 23rd, Google Hong Kong posted a video showcasing its Google Voice Search capabilities on the Android and iOS platforms. While Voice Search itself is neither new nor notable, the Android device being showcased in the clip is. The hardware appears to be a standard Nexus One handset, the software running on said device appears to be Google’s next OS revision, Gingerbread (Android 2.3). In looking at some of the UI controls, as well as the status bar, we get a clear look at the direction Google’s stock-Android interface is heading. The new elements look very clean and, in our opinion, slightly more mature than the ones currently in use. What are you still reading this for? The video is waiting for you after the jump.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the video has been removed from YouTube. More →

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Apple makes iPhone 3G available unlocked in HK

By on September 25, 2008 at 10:13 PM.

Apple makes iPhone 3G available unlocked in HK

It looks like Apple has decided to sell the iPhone 3G to folks in Hong Kong without having it locked down to any particular carrier. This could be a straight backlash to the rumors that China Mobile won’t carry the iPhone unless 3G and Wi-Fi are disabled (we know, right?). Anyway, the iPhone 3G will now be available for the Chinese to use however they please so long as the chosen carrier’s SIM is installed before syncing the phone to iTunes 8. The 8GB model will be available for $5,400 HK ($692) and the 16GB will be $6,200 HK ($794). Hmm, anyone think these will hit the resale market?

[Via MacNN]

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