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Android 2.2

Amazon Appstore for Android goes live

March 23rd, 2011

Amazon on Tuesday announced the launch of its new on-device and Web-based Android application hub, the Amazon Appstore. As a direct rival to Google’s own Android Market, the Amazon Appstore features a wide range of Android games and applications. Amazon is also touting the exclusive availability of Rovio’s new app, Angry Birds Rio. Free for a …

Wi-Fi HTC Flyer to be retail exclusive at Best Buy

March 22nd, 2011

Best Buy announced Tuesday that it will exclusively offer the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer tablet beginning this spring. The HTC Flyer, which is also launching on Sprint as the HTC EVO View, sports a 7-inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display; has 16GB of storage; a 5 megapixel camera; a 1.5GHz processor; a 4,000mAh …

Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D hands-on!

March 22nd, 2011

Sprint just announced the HTC EVO 3D, its latest 4G WiMAX smartphone with a 3D-spin, and we had some time to sit down to check out the device first-hand. In one word: Amazing. The EVO 3D’s 4.3-inch 3D display is incredible to look at while displaying 3D images and video. It reminds us of looking …

HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G tablet appear on Sprint website

March 22nd, 2011

At this point there’s little doubt Sprint will be announcing these two exciting devices later today at its media event — which we’ll be covering live beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern — but seeing the devices pop up on the Sprint website is always comforting. We scooped both the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC …

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G hands-on!

March 22nd, 2011

As tech writers we get to play with a ton of phones, but nothing really takes us back to our high school days like playing with a Sidekick — and we just had a chance to sit down with the first one powered by Android. Built by Samsung, the Sidekick 4G features Android 2.2 (Froyo) …

Sprint confirms Froyo updates for Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab

March 22nd, 2011

Sprint on Monday confirmed that two of its popular Android devices, the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, will receive software updates this week. BGR reported on Friday that the Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab would receive OTA software updates beginning on the 21st. Our report also stated that the Samsung Transform would …

LG Thrill 4G with 3D display, HTC HD7S Windows Phone headed to AT&T

March 21st, 2011

AT&T just announced that it is soon adding two new high-end smartphones to its portfolio: the LG Thrill 4G and the HTC HD7S. The Thrill 4G is the first smartphone to launch in the United States with a 4.3-inch stereoscope 3D display that doesn’t require special glasses to view. It has a beefy hardware spec …

Flash 10.2 beta released for Android

March 18th, 2011

Adobe Flash support was noticeably absent from the Motorola XOOM at launch, though it was because Adobe wanted to ship Flash 10.2 as opposed to 10.1, and that’s all finally in the past. Starting today, Adobe Flash 10.2 will be available in the Android market for most Android devices — Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. It …

Android 2.2 Froyo powers 61.3% of all Android devices

March 17th, 2011

According to new data released by Android Developers, Android 2.2 (Froyo) currently powers 61.3% of all Android devices that accessed the Android Market during the first two weeks of March. That figure is up just under 10% from January, when the group reported that Froyo powered 51.8% of all devices. Sadly, the stale, older operating systems …