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Android 2.1

Samsung issues new GPS fix for Captivate, Vibrant

December 1st, 2010

AT&T’s Captivate and T-Mobile’s Vibrant are among several Samsung Galaxy S-branded smartphones that have been plagued by GPS issues since they launched. While this isn’t the first time the manufacturer has issued a supposed fix, Samsung today announced the availability of a new app called GPS Restore — which has the sole purpose of restoring …

Motorola DROID Pro first impressions

November 15th, 2010

Verizon Wireless shot us over a Motorola DROID Pro handset this weekend and after spending some time with it, here are our first impressions of the little bugger. For starters, the device looks better in person than it does in the press / online photos. It is a little awkward at first, being a vertically-oriented …

What fragmentation? 77% of devices run Android 2.1 or 2.2

November 2nd, 2010

Google’s Android team revealed Tuesday that over three quarters of Android-powered devices are now running either Android 2.1 or Android 2.2. Google constantly monitors this and other data using information gathered when devices access the Android Market. The current figures, which take into account all devices that have accessed the Android Market in the 14-day …

Samsung Galaxy Tab hits Sprint on November 14; pre-orders begin today

October 25th, 2010

The pricing and launch date might look familiar thanks to an exclusive we ran earlier this month, but Sprint fans with a hankering for relatively tiny tablets can now rest easy — a release date and pricing information are now official for Sprint’s upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch tablet will launch online and in …

AT&T delivers U-verse mobile app to Android phones

October 18th, 2010

Android fans on AT&T have gotten the short end of the stick more times than we can count. It took far too long for AT&T to hop on board the Android bus and now that the wheels are going round and round, AT&T subscribers are still forced to deal with a less-than-stellar handset selection compared …

Samsung Galaxy S gets stock Android 2.1

August 21st, 2010

For those Samsung Galaxy S-loving purists out there, you’ll be pleased to know that there is an option around the corner. Stock Android 2.1 has been running just fine on the Galaxy S, though there are some issues at this early stage in the game, namely the camera application not functioning. Once all the bugs …

55.5% of Android users running version 2.1

July 22nd, 2010

Google has released their latest Android platform distribution numbers, and it looks like Android 2.1 — Eclair — is dominating. In a report from last month, Google reported 50% of the Android install-base was running version 2.1 of the mobile operating system, however, in just one months time that number has jumped 5.5%. Other highlights include Android 2.2 (Froyo) having …

Unlocked Motorola Milestone XT720 debuts in the UK

July 20th, 2010

Originally announced in June, the Motorola Milestone XT720 has landed sans carrier in the UK today. The unusually-contoured handset sports an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 3.7-inch display with 480 x 854 resolution, 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and 720P video recording, 10.2Mbps HSDPA, 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, FM radio, and Android 2.1. The Milestone …