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Android 2.2

HTC Vision rumored to be a Desire with QWERTY keypad

May 21st, 2010

Here’s a great rumor to think about as we head into the weekend. Tweakers is reporting that the HTC Vision, a rumored Android smartphone we first learned about from Engadget, is in fact a variant of the Desire complete with a sliding QWERTY keypad. This information comes straight from the phone’s UAProfile, which is said …

HTC: Your 2010 Android smartphone will "likely" get FroYo

May 20th, 2010

Have a new Android smartphone from HTC? Obsessing over whether or not it will get an official FroYo plus Sense UI update? Well fear not, because HTC has issued a statement to sooth your panic-stricken soul. Unfortunately, it’s so vague that it actually raises more questions than it answers. According to HTC: […] if your …

Google lets the world enjoy FroYo

May 20th, 2010

Here’s the deal. We weren’t able to make it out to California to catch Google I/O 2010, but just because we’re not there in person doesn’t mean we can’t cover it. We know you’re dying to see what was announced today, so hit up the jump to drink it all in!

Android 2.2 (Froyo) to allow USB tethering, Wi-Fi hotspot creation

May 13th, 2010

This really is great news. TechCrunch is reporting that the next version of Android — version number 2.2, code name Froyo — will have USB tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot creation built in. Built. In. Currently, no information is available on if the new feature can and/or will be blocked by mobile carriers…but seriously, good luck …

Android 2.2 to include full support for Adobe Flash

April 27th, 2010

In an interview with the New York Times, Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google, put to rest all the rumors and confirmed that the upcoming Android 2.2 release known as “Froyo” will include support for Adobe Flash. Flash for Android was first demonstrated on the T-Mobile G1 back in November 2008 and the Android …

Automatic app updates coming in Android 2.2

April 25th, 2010

Updating Android applications has always been a pain in the butt thanks to Google’s insistance that each app be updated by itself. But according to a 4chan poster who apparently has a reputation for being in the know, Android 2.2 will make it possible to have apps automatically update themselves. His proof? The image you …

Dell Lightning, Flash, Thunder and Smoke leak out

April 21st, 2010

Dell might not currently be putting its best foot forward when it comes to smartphones, but man does it ever look to have plans when it comes to Windows Phone 7 and Android. Engadget was sent some slides of the Texas company’s Lightning, Flash and Thunder and do they ever strike our fancy. Just like …

Rumored HTC Scorpion sounds killer with 1.5GHz processor

February 10th, 2010

May God help you if you’re not a fan of Android, because if the last few weeks are anything to go by, we’re all in for one hell of an assault over the coming year. The latest device to enter our consciousness is the Scorpion, known to HTC employees as the Olympian. Said to be …