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Android survey results

January 14th, 2010

Last night we posted a friendly survey asking some easy questions about Android. It included the devices that it runs on and also what everyone loves and dislikes most about the platform. We had an awesome response to it in a pretty short time period (over 2,800 completed surveys since last night), so here are …

HTC Espresso Sense UI uncovered in ROM dump?

December 21st, 2009

When it rains, it pours for HTC. The leak of its portfolio shows a huge number of handset offerings in 2010, the Sprint Hero will be receiving the Android 2.1 update, the HD2 looks to be headed for T-Mobile and apparently their Sense UI is getting a nice update. The latter seems to have been …

HTC Hero lookin' like device crosses FCC's desk

December 3rd, 2009

Well, what do we have here? The FCC has photographed and documented this GSM handset from an unknown manufacturer in preparation for approval. From the spec sheet and scattered info this is what we gather: quad-band GSM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, TV-Tuner, front and rear facing cameras, LED flash, 1 GB internal storage, 512 MB …

New HTC Android codenames discovered in leaked 2.1 ROM

December 3rd, 2009

Remember that Android 2.1 ROM for the Hero that was leaked over at xda-developers ? Deeply embedded within the code of the ROM is supposedly a list of codenames for current and future HTC Android handsets. The list includes the Bahamas, Bravo, DesireC, Dragon, Dream, Espresso, Halo, HeroCT, HeroC, Hero, Huangshan, Incredible, Legend, Liberty, Memphis, …

Android 2.1 with Sense UI leaked for HTC Hero

December 1st, 2009

Alright HTC Hero owners: backup your handset, brew yourself a strong cup of coffee, and get ready to RTFM, because an unofficial Android 2.1 ROM — complete with Sense UI — is available for your handset. A few days back we reported that Android 2.1 was spotted running on the Hero, but now, courtesy of …

Android 2.1 spotted running on a Hero

November 30th, 2009

HTC has been rather candid when it comes to Android 2.0, having previously stated it will distribute the OS once it finishes optimizing its compatibility with Sense UI. Over the weekend, French tech blog Be Geek posted some screenshots of a Hero running Android 2.1 complete with — you guessed it  — Sense UI. No …

BGR Holiday Gift Guide: Mobile Phones

November 25th, 2009

Every year countless gifts are given during the holidays. Some of them are great, and some of them… well, you can’t win ’em all. We’ve never done a Gift Guide before but with countless new products popping up almost weekly, we’re surprised those of you who aren’t glued to BGR are able to pick out …

Sprint's Hero receives an OTA update

November 18th, 2009

Guess what, Sprint Hero users? The update that you have all been so patiently waiting for has finally arrived. No, we’re not talking about anything as big Android 2.0, but a bug killing maintenance release. Available OTA and coming in at 3748377 bytes, firmware 1.56.651.2 fixes that pesky SMS issues which caused significant battery drain …

HTC netbook may soon become a reality

November 9th, 2009

If there is a company that wants to jump into the netbook market and offer something unique and solid, it would be HTC. It has already produced some rock-solid handsets like the Hero, Eris, Touch Pro2 and HD2, so why not a netbook? HTC CEO Peter Chou mentioned that his company is still very much …

Telus to offer GSM HTC Hero

October 31st, 2009

A couple days ago, HTC tweeted the Hero would be anointed with Android 2.0, just like the DROID, and now, HTC’s website is showing us that the Hero will be offered on Telus’ network in GSM/HSDPA goodness. No specification surprises in the GSM variant: Telus’ Hero will have the same Qualcomm MSM7200A 528MHz processor, WiFi …