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Android 2.2

LG Optimus 2X is world’s first dual-core Android phone

December 15th, 2010

Ahh, the joy of being an Android fan. With each new announcement comes the knowledge that the latest, greatest Android smartphone will only hold that title for a matter of months, if not weeks. In fact, those who hop aboard the Nexus S train tomorrow can go to sleep tonight already knowing what the next …

Dell Streak now $99.99 from Best Buy

December 15th, 2010

Fans of supersized smartphones should look no further than Best Buy Mobile this morning, where the Dell Streak has been dropped to just $99.99 with a two-year AT&T service contract. Current owners of the AT&T-branded Dell Streak are still a bit annoyed that the Froyo update has been delayed until January, but if you can …

Android Market update begins rolling out

December 13th, 2010

Google announced Monday that an update to the Android Market has started rolling out to devices. On its Android Market Facebook page, Google stated that the Market refresh will be pushed out to all devices running Android 1.6 or later over the next two weeks. Some users have already reported receiving the update, which apparently …

AT&T Dell Streak Froyo update pushed back to next year

December 11th, 2010

Dell confirmed on Thursday evening that users of its Dell Streak tablet who purchased the device through AT&T will have to wait until next year to receive an update to Android 2.2 (Froyo). In a post on the company’s Direct2Dell blog, Dell states that Streaks SIM-locked to AT&T’s network will not be updated to Froyo …

Android phones are biggest bandwidth hogs

December 8th, 2010

A study conducted recently by network technology firm Arieso showed that Android users move more data over cellular networks than any other group of smartphone users. The study mentions high-resolution cameras along with video recording and sharing capabilities as being among Android’s biggest bandwidth hogging features. Due to Android’s rapid growth, carriers find themselves struggling …

New HTC Knight images suggest imminent release

December 7th, 2010

An excited HTCPedia Shop just emailed us several times to show off a handful of new HTC Knight images it received from one of its suppliers. The HTC Knight — also known as the HTC Speedy, and rumors suggest it could launch as the HTC EVO Shift 4G — is a forthcoming Android smartphone for …

Samsung Galaxy Tab sales top 1 million units

December 3rd, 2010

Less than two months after the Galaxy Tab first became available, Samsung announced that global sales of its Android tablet have surpassed the 1 million mark. The South Korea-based company has increased its 2010 sales projections to 1.5 million units as a result. Just over two weeks ago, reports emerged that Samsung had sold 600,000 …

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 …

Dell Streak now available in red, white; unlocked units ship with Froyo

November 23rd, 2010

Dell announced in a blog post Tuesday morning that its supersized Dell Streak is now available in two new colors. Additionally, the device is now being sold unlocked and contract-free directly from Dell.com. Dell’s 5-inch smart-tablet-phone can now be had in “Pure White”, as seen above, or “Cherry Red.” These two new colors are in …

MetroPCS announces its first Android phone, the LG Optmus M

November 22nd, 2010

LG’s Optimus One family of affordable and successful Android smartphones gained its newest member Monday morning as MetroPCS announced the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus M. When it launches later this month, the Optimus M will be MetroPCS’ first Android smartphone. As with all MetroPCS offerings, customers will not be required to sign a …