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Sprint Now Offering Android 2.1 to HTC Hero

19 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Today Sprint informed owners of the HTC Hero that they can now upgrade their devices to Android 2.1. Aside from all the new features found in Android 2.1, the update also includes the newest version of HTC’s Sense user interface, better corporate email support and a number of bug fixes. Sprint is not offering the update over the air. Instead, uses need to download the new version of Android to a Windows PC and install the new software via HTC’s Sync software or a microSD card.

more info at Sprint »
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ALELUIA! Now when will we get it for the GSM variant of the Hero?

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NTT DoCoMo shows off automatic email generator for mobiles (video)

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Demonstrated at the Wireless Technology Park 2010 exhibition last week, this automatic email generator from NTT DoCoMo promises to take just three words’ worth of input, whether spoken or typed in, and convert them into a fully fleshed out, anatomically correct email. An anthropomorphic genie creature serves as your guide on this journey into gimmick world, although some rather nice sophistication is also on the cards. The carrier’s rep informs us that the composition of the missive will be dependent on the sort of person that you are and your relationship to the recipient. Thus, an email from a teenager to his parents will read quite differently to one from an employee to her boss, even if both believe they’re writing to their draconian overlords. Check it out on video after the break.

WOW, soud promising! I hope it get’s support for more than the usual English!

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Google Chrome OS Set To Launch, But Does It Matter Anymore? – TechnoBuffalo

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

It seems that Google is finally ready to launch the Chromium operating system.  The question that everyone should be asking, though, is why are they even bothering?

Announced back in July of 2009, Google announced the Chrome OS which is a new operating system that is built entirely around the browser, and getting you on the Internet as soon as possible after you boot up.  It has been in development for nearly a year now as an open source project, and people from all over the world have been working on it, adding all sorts of little tweaks.

According to an unnamed source speaking with VentureBeat, Acer is expected to announce the first two Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei computer show being held between June 1st and 5th.  The two devices are expected to be netbooks, but no release date or price is known at this time.

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While I have been very intrigued by the Chrome OS projects, and looking forward to giving it a spin, I think Google may have become its own worse enemy in the time since this was announced.  Android, Google’s mobile operating system, has already moved away from mobile phones and into the realm of tablets, so unless Google feels like competing with itself, Chrome OS may end up getting stuck on netbooks only.

The Android name is already becoming a trusted brand with a growing developer community, so it seems a bit odd that Google would continue to move forward with Chrome OS.  Why not just port Android over to netbooks which would end up attracting that many more developers because it would give them another outlet for their work?  Does it really make sense to develop two operating systems that are both vying for the mobile/stripped won market?

Yes, I know companies develop two different operating systems all the time, such as Apple with the Mac and the iPhone OS, but those are servicing two very different product categories.   If Android had stayed just on phones I wouldn’t be questioning this, but by it moving over also to tablets, it just makes this seem a bit odd.

All that being said, I’m still looking forward to trying out the Chrome OS, I’m just not sure how long Google is going to work on both of these systems.

What say you?  Are you interested in the Chrome OS?

Very nice article over at Techno Buffalo! So what do you say? “Are you interested in the Chrome OS?”

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Amazon Kindle App Coming to Android This Summer (Phone Scoop)

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

An Amazon Kindle app will be coming to the Android platform this summer, according to the online bookseller. Android users will be able to browser and read more than 540,000 books and download a digital copy, with new releases starting at $10. Using Amazon’s so-called Whispersync feature, Android users will find their purchases synchronized with other Kindle-enabled devices, including the Kindle itself, Apple iPhone OS devices, BlackBerry phones, PCs and Macs. The Kindle app will even remember where you left off and continue from that page, even if you pick up again on a different device. Amazon is offering a sneak peak at the service online, but the company did not offer more specific details about availability.

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more info at Kindle for Android Sneak Peak »

Looks like Amazon is really pushing it’s game to face the iPad. Good luck Amazon!

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Nexus One running Windows 3.11 – Video demo

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

While this is cool and all, I have to admit I’m not impressed at all. My N95 8GB does this as well so… where is the awsomeness of this? In fact my N95 8GB even runs Windows 95 and Windows 98…

Well, still nice to watch so enjoy!

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LG Ally (Verizon) – Full Review

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Nice review of the LG Ally from Noah over at PhoneDog.com. Enjoy!

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Google Revamps Android Market Website

17 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

The Google Android MarketAndroid Market  Website got a facelift today. If you are looking for apps for your Android Phone and want to checkout the Top Apps in various categories the official online catalog is a good place to start

The website lets you view the top Free Apps and Paid apps under the various  Categories. It still wont let you download these apps. Several 3rd party websites offer more value than this one.

Should Google build a Desktop phone manager for Android phones (similar to iTunes) or do you prefer managing all the stuff on your phone directly ?

Really nice, but it still can’t beat the Ovi Store where you can see the full store on yout PC or Mac 🙂

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