Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Android Gingerbread - 3D Cam, Large Screen - It is not HTC EVO 3D

What runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, packs 3D cameras with 720p recording along with a monster-sized display? It is not the HTC EVO 3D or even the LG Optimus 3D as there is a new cat around.

Sharp Aquos SH-12C joins HTC EVO 3D & LG Optimus 3D

The Sharp Aquos SH-12C may be the latest 3D capable Android smartphone headed towards the market and packs some decent specs by using it. We're referring to single.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 4.2-inch qHD display (540x960) that is slightly small compared to the Sprint HTC EVO 3D, capability to record 3D video at 720p along with a 8-megapixel camera (HTC EVO 3D boasts 5-megapixel 3D shots). All of this topped served by the most recent Android Gingerbread (2.3) OS and you've got a smartphone that's certain to make heads turn.

No word yet on whether or not this will be making its way to the united states however it will launch in Japan on May 20. In the end would like to view it within the united states, the term isn't out yet about the benefit of 3D camera on smartphones in america at this time. More about this since it develops. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The HTC "Thunderbolt" and "EVO 4G" finally getting Android Gingerbread update?

HTC Thunderbolt and EVO 4G smartphones might get upgraded towards the Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” operating-system by no later compared to end of June, based on a TalkAndroid reader who submitted a note allegedly from an HTC representative.

Despite bountiful company resources, both device manufacturers like HTC and wireless carriers happen to be dragging their feet with regards to upgrading their devices towards the latest OS, that has been readily available for nearly 6 months.

Meanwhile, the hacker community has were able to push unofficial Gingerbread upgrades towards the most of smartphone's running older versions of Android natively. The only real device that officially runs Gingerbread right now is Samsung’s Nexus S, that was produced in partnership with Google to operate a pure version from the OS with no carrier alterations.

Justifiably, Android phone owners are pissed off how the updates aren’t coming any faster.

Unlike older versions from the iPhone, most Android phones have sufficient hardware requirements to aid timely OS updates. However, upgrading to Gingerbread isn’t great for tha harsh truth of either the carriers or hardware manufacturers, who does rather you purchase newer devices featuring Gingerbread rather than obtaining the update free of charge.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab may get Android Gingerbread/Honeycomb Update

A bit unbelievable but Samsung India has recently confirmed that they intend to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab to Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, after Google releases the official updated for the mobile operating system. This is definitely great news as Android 2.2 is not at all a tablet friendly operating system and it needed some serious updates.

The news comes from Samsung Hub, as they mention an unnamed Samsung executive confirming these upgrade plans, later updating the post by saying that folks from Samsung contacted them saying they cannot assure anything about future updates but will be working hard to keep the Galaxy Tab updated.

So,Android Gingerbread is expected to make an appearance by the end of this year and if the hardware requirements by Google are not really intense, the upgrade won’t be much of a problem for Samsung. Also, Samsung has previously mentioned that they would hope to update the Galaxy Tab in the future, but it is very obvious that they will need some time to build their interface around the new upgrade.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Android Gingerbread - Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo Pre-order In Germany

With the Android faithful in Germany, and particularly the Sony Ericsson faithful, you recently might prefer to realize that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo smart phone in red is currently up for pre-order on Amazon . com although with no availability date with you.
Based on a short article over on Ubergizmo and also by means of GSMareana, the German edition of Amazon has taken pre-orders to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread Sony Ericsson handset by having an price tag of 345.81 Euros, roughly $480.

Spec wise the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo provides a 3.7-inch capacitive LED backlit touchscreen display, Sony Mobile Bravia engine, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel suto-focus camera with LED flash and 720p video, WiFi, AGPS, Bluetooth, 320MB of memory space, microSD expansion as much as 32Gband 3.5mm jack.

There’s still no real confirmation with regards to once the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo could see release; even so the word is always that Sony Ericsson has stated previously that this Android device might actually launch in March or Q2.

So any one of our readers looking to snap in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo when it hits or are you currently awaiting the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread gives full NFC capabilties

While Android 2.3 Gingerbread had NFC among its main features, it only had the read functionality but Google recently pushed out a “small feature release” that enhances the NFC capabilities. Based on the search giant’s developer blog, Android 2.3.3 now includes: - A comprehensive NFC reader/writer API that lets apps read to any kind of standard NFC tag usedtoday. - Advanced Intent dispatching that provides apps more control over how/whenthey're launched when an NFC tag comes into range. - Some limited support for peer-to-peer experience of other NFC devices. The company said that it expects all Gingerbread phones that enter the market to perform Android 2.3.3. Right now, we only know that the Xperia Arc will land with Android Gingerbread but let’s hope a plethora of devices hit the market using the latest version on thelittle, green roboto. Android 2.3.3. Gingerbread is currently intended for developers and you’ll be capable of check it out with theSDK manager. It also provides a new API level for developers to make richer apps. So, when will Google android 2.3.3 Gingerbread hit the Nexus S and other devices? I wouldthink that the Samsung Google-blessed phone will getit in just a few weeks but I wouldn’t hold my breath for other phones. I realize many Google nexus one owners are still awaiting 2.3 hitting their Google experience device too and you haveto wonder why this is taking so long. If you’re using an Epic 4G, you’re still waiting for Froyo – Cliq XT owners won’t feel sorry for you, as they may be forever stuck on 1.5. So, this shouldlead to some cool NFC apps in the future but what’s the pointif it’s only available to Nexus S users? The Xperia Arc won’thave evenan NFC chip in it, so we still have to wait for a mass-market device that maytake advantage of the features in Google android 2.3.3.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Google supposed to launch Honeycomb on Wednesday

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Google has available the strongest indicator yet that version 3.0 (a.k.a. Honeycomb) of its ever more popular open-source Android OS would be releasedon February 2. The new edition of Google Android, which has previously found market traction via smartphone devices, could be thefirst updated iteration optimised specifically to run on tablet pc's. News of the launch broke on Friday when tech journalists from outlets just like PC Magazine began receiving invitations sporting. Google’s new ‘Honeycomb’ logo (seen above). The Tech Herald will be awaiting its official invite—cough. In the clear precursor to Honeycomb’s upcoming arrival, Google provided software developers with entry tothe newest version on the Android SDK on Wednesday of last week. The development kit offers up an enhanced UI framework and enhanced visuals (both 2D and 3D), usingsupport for multi-core processing architecture, wider connectivity, and optimised software. Several of the soon-to-be-launched tablet platforms supposed tocarry Google android version 3.0 include Motorola’s remarkable Xoom and LG’s potentially 3D-touting G-Slate. Google has notyet said if the operating system will succeed Android os version 2.3 (Gingerbread) insmart phone handsets.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Install Google android 2.3.1 Gingerbread on apple iphone, iPod Touch

Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread is finally released for apple iphone, iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1st generation. The release have beencovered by Nick Pan, who haspreviously posted a a teaser video for the similar. Nick Pan has now released complete instructions on How toInstall Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread on iPhone and iPod Touch using OpeniBoot. OpeniBoot allow the developers to inject their ownLinux kernels onto jailbroken Apple devices by providing them the ability to boot unsigned code on Apple platform. Once youget this ability, OpeniBoot will allow you to run dual boot on iPhone so when you beginyour Apple device, you'll be prompted to choose the operating system of your choice. FamousNick Pack is busy looking toport a similar technique to install Android 2.3.1 onto Apple iphone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad. We'veyet to hear the expected date of arrival for this. So keep yourfingers crossed! Just before installing Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread on iPhone or iPod Touch, keep this thing in mind that its the alpha release and thereforethe OS is notfully stable. Moreover, if you arenot an advance level user, please avoid this methodbecause you can brick your iDevice. Also ensure that yourdevice is first jailbroken with Pwnage tools or Redsn0w when you attempt it. The detail instructions on how to Download binaries and install android on iPhone manually are posted below for MacOS, Microsoft windows and Linux.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Android 2.3 Gingerbread ported toAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread

Out of abox, Android 2.3 is designed to run using ARM-based processors. But open source os's, anyone who’s ready to have fun with the code long enough can recompile the application to run on chips with various architectures.For the lastfew years we have seen enthusiasts porting Google Android running with thex86 processors used by mostlaptop or pc, and already there’s a version of thelatest version of Google Aandroid that can run on x86 chips.

You can get steps for gettingthe newestbuild on the Google Groups discussion. This build requires Java 1.6 and a64-bit built environment. Wi-fi and sound aren’t currently working, thus , making this clearly more for checks purposes than anything. But if you’ve always dreamed ofrunning Android2.3 Gingerbread on your laptop, it is easy to stop daydreaming.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HTC Flyer Android Gingerbread tablet does have its specs leaked out

The Mobile World Congress 2011 is around the corner, and you will bet that numerous interesting devices can get announced then. At least one appears to be HTC’s first Android-powered tablet. To start with rumored to become called HTC Scribe, it's since surfaced that it is actual name will likely be HTC Flyer. Until recently, all we'd was that name and also a projected shipping time period of March in America.

Now, Norwegian site Amobil has brought full specifications from the source, and the've confirmed the next information using a second insider who's experienced with HTC’s plans. It's, therefore, safe to say why these are pretty accurate specifics of HTC’s first tablet.

HTC will, as rumored before, try to ship this product very, quickly, possibly to have it available on the market before its competitors’ offerings. Thus, the Flyer will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, because Android 3.0 Honeycomb probably won’t be finished when HTC’s engineers require the software. The Flyer will ship using a modified version of HTC Sense, supposed to provide the UI an even more “desktop feel”.

The HTC Flyer may have a 7-inch touch screen having a 1024×600 resolution. The processor powering it'll be the Qualcomm MSM8255, exactly the same unit that’s currently in HTC’s Android flagship, the need HD.
The newest tablet should have HSPA support, with speeds up to 14.4 Mb / s for download and 5.76 Mb / s for upload. The Flyer won't be capable of making voice calls. You will see an HDMI connector, along with DLNA certification.

The main camera, within the back, will likely be 5-megapixel with LED flash and facial recognition, as well as secondary camera for video calls is a 1.3-megapixel unit.

The HTC Flyer will obviously be very lightweight, but no hard numbers are known yet. You'll also have a really high capacity battery, but, again, no specific facts are available yet. The Flyer includes a capacitive stylus included.

It'll start shipping in Europe between April. HTC can also get a bigger-screened tablet ready in the better half in this year.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bloat Manager For Android os

So you have purchased your shiny new Droid2 Global but don’t want all of the extra bloatware with your device. Thiswas exactly the thought of XDA forum member Nalthos, who decide to familiarise himself using the Android platform. The application presents a lit of bloat where you can checkthe item as enabled or not. You can also save anything you have disabledas theprofile. Disabling an appsusing Bloat Manager simply renames it to .bak. Re-enabling it, renames back to.apk. Currently, the list of recognised bloat is a fixed list based on what otherpersons have had good results with removing, although thedev could add further apps to the list.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Could possibly a HTC Tablet Launch Beat Motorola, RIM, ipad tablet?

Reports claim that an HTC Android Tablet pc will be launched in the us in March this year. It'll apparently, be an effort to get a lead over Blackberry and Motorola on the market.

The “Flyer”, is a firstly three tablets planned to the first half of the year. It's been described as an “enlarged version” of HTC’s “Desires’ Smart-phone, which runs using Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” as opposed to on Google’s supposedly tablets, optimized Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” os. 2 further tablets might be launched by HTC in June, furnished with “Honeycomb”.

Added reports say, that HTC will co-operate using a telecom carrier in launching the “Flyer”. This may aim at promoting sales, prior to the planned release in March of RIM’s Playbook and also the April launch of Motorola’s Xoom. In accordance with sources, users are able to upgrade the OS to  Android os 3.0 “Honeycomb” after the “Flyer” is in the marketplace.

If these reports are valid, then HTC includes a strategy in looking to begin a “first-move” market advantage, using a sub-optimal Android tablet. Carriers will then have to be relied on by users, for the sending of an “over-the-air” OS update for their devices. This can mean that Google “Honeycomb” just isn't developed sufficiently for the release in March.

It's anticipated, which the Android tablets of Motorola Xoom on “Honeycomb” and RIM Blackberry Playbook on “Proprietary QNX” are due during the early 2011. The “Flyer” does it is considered, be available in other markets, with the second quarter on this year.  

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nexus S heading to India within Three months

Even though numerous lucky UK and U.S.  residents are experiencing and enjoying the Google Nexus S smart phone, other world anticipates its release from the coming months. From what I have realized, Google Nexus S would mostly be introduced in India towards the end with the first quarter. So don't be surprised it's arrival in or after Feb ..

Samsung Galaxy S have been an amazing success inside the Indian continent. But recently, the Samsung authorized re-sellers and shops are not having enough its stock. Google made the Nexus S plus the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update official in U.S. on December 7. That it was the very first phone to get unveiled with Gingerbread.

As of this moment, Best Buy in U.S. is selling the unlocked Google Nexus S for $530. 2 Indian online retails Infibeam and Flipkart have listed the Nexus S under Not far off. The Infibeam listing suggests that the cost of Nexus S in India could be Rs. 24,000 excluding taxes et al.

Now, although several Samsung smartphone retailers are out of Samsung galaxy s stock, the Nexus S will not be presented immediately. Nexus S is a vital device for both Google and Samsung. Hence, I anticipate a proper launch in India prior to it being out of stock in retail.

After that, India also anticipates the launch of GSM/CDMA version on the apple iphone 4 that was buzzed to reach this past year from Airtel and Vodafone mobile operators.  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

HTC’s first Android tablet to become named Flyer, be released in March

A gossip beyond Digitimes suggests The new htc will launch its first Android tablet in March. Dubbed the Flyer, the slate device is predicted to become an oversized version with the HTC Desire and will also be powered by Google Android 2.3. Particulars on the main hardware wasn't provided but I'd assume the tablet could be updated using the latest processor and display technology available on the market but not become a mere clone with the Desire. Although the Desire’s 1GHz Snapdragon CPU is usually a strong performer plus the AMOLED display is attractive, it will be nice to see another slate device using a dual-core Tegra 2 processor including a 7 10 ", high res Super LCD display.

The tablet will release with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but is expected to acquire a boost to Honeycomb (Android 3.0) if this tablet-centric version with the mobile os is released by Google. The Flyer is expected to produce on or before Q2 2011, a timeframe carefully chosen with the manufacturer. Based on Digitimes’ Asian sources, the Taiwanese manufacturer reportedly will launch with carrier support and hopes to to enter the market before the Motorola XOOM, the BlackBerry PlayBook and perhaps perhaps the iPad 2. Apart from the Flyer, HTC can also be working on 2 other Android tablets that can debut in June with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb set up at launch. Anyone considering some super-sized smartphones from Peter Chou et al.?

0.4 % Of Android Users Use 2.3 Gingerbread

Google's Android  2.3 Gingerbread the latest version is it being run by 0.4 % devices while Android 2.2 Froyo is considered the most used version on the software, research has shown.

Based on data released on Google's Android Developer blog, the newest version with the platform is only installed on a few minutes percentage of all devices, while 2.2 Froyo was installed on 51.8 % devices.

The real reason for the lower use of Android Gingerbread is usually that the Operating system is only entirely on the Samsung Nexus S device, which is just available from select stores. The main USP of the new version from the OS is that it has support for Near Fields Communication technology.

The issue of fragmentation is constantly on the plague the platform with 35.2 % of users continuing to run on Android 2.1 Eclair, although higher versions can be found. Android versions 1.6 and 1.5 were available on 7.9 % and 4.7 % devices respectively.

One of the many reasons behind the fragmentation concern is that despite Google being prompt to release updates to the os, wireless carriers, who're ultimately accountable for delivering the update to users, have a considerable time to release them.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc camera demoed in video clip

Sony Ericsson has posted a demonstration video clip with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-powered Xperia arc smart phone online. It explains many of the phone's camera improvements and discusses the phone's new camera sensor type from Sony, known as the Exmor R. You'll find it show's the arc's reworked camera interface, plus more. The entire HD video was shot with another Xperia arc, too. Visit Sony Ericsson's website to read more.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Google Android Getting iPhone-Style Music Sync Service According To Rumors? [Android Gingerbread Music Player In the future With Music Sync?]

Certain, everyone is already speaking about sandwiches,ice cream and whatnot,but let’s remember there’s other confectionery in line and they also will come using a treat of their own. We’re talking Gingerbread and it is new music player and also the rumor available that it'll be seeing a music sync functionality injection.

Questions about this includes the ever-popular Google Music rumor, in addition to simply a classic fashion way to drop music into your device. I don’t know, is that this something many Google Android users are already requesting as well as missing? As somebody who never really had iTunes as a music management service , I don't see exactly what the hubbub is concerning and Android users also have the superb DoubleTweist to fall back one, but I suppose I can’t blame Google when they need to implement a native solution also. It’ll look swell in those Android vs iOS articles.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

NFC apps begin to appear for Android devices on Gingerbread

Soon after the announcement of Android 2.3 supporting NFC about the Nexus S, we begin seeing NFC enabled apps appearing from the Android Market. Taglet is one of them, a Japanese language app, that reads NFC tags and will share that same information. This application gets around Gingerbread’s read-only limitation, and lets the consumer associate data in an online database. Should the tag is read, it accesses the data stored online and sends it back for the user.

The second is called EnableTable, an The english language  app on the United states, which lets restaurants distribute discount vouchers and coupons to its customers and clients once they pay their bill, thus encouraging repeat business.

NFC Development kits start to be available at the same time, encouraging developing on NFC apps, that will certainly start to become more mainstream better Android devices start updating to Gingerbread or more. Merchant360 subsidiary Mobifyer provides a development kit for NFC now.

Friday, January 14, 2011

HTC and Verizon tops in speedy Android os upgrades

Since the Google android OS continues to updates through the team at Google, many manufacturers and carriers are already less than timely for their efforts to push the newest versions to numerous handsets. In the comparison of handset manufacturers and carriers, compiled by Computerworld, HTC and Verizon take top honors from the recent change to Android 2.2 Froyo.

HTC reportedly pushed Froyo updates to 1 / 2 of its eligible handsets in 2010, while Motorola only were able to upgrade 15.4 % of their devices. Samsung fell in third place with 11.1 % of eligible devices, as Dell, LG and Sony didn't push Froyo to some of their Android handsets.

When comparing the average await Froyo updates to start, Motorola and HTC showed comparable timing with 54.5 and 56 days, respectively. Samsung took over five months between Froyo's release plus the update delivered to phones.

Approaching the results from the carrier perspective, Verizon took the highest spot by updating another of their eligible devices to Froyo before the end of 2010. Sprint wasn't far behind, with 28.6 % of devices, while T-Mobile were able to update one in eight potential handsets. AT&T, however, didn't push Froyo updates to any handsets last year.

Verizon also was the quickest to update handsets, leaving customers to attend typically 58 days, while Sprint and T-Mobile pushed past 3 months.

That remains unclear when the trends continues into 2011, as numerous handsets now await the Android 2.3 Gingerbread release. The comparison offers a look at the 'fragmentation' that's been the topic of criticism over Google's mobile Operating system, because the marketplace is now filled with devices running many different versions and customized variants on the stock OS.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gingerbread launcher, live wallpaper and keyboard come to the Android Market for free

Jealous of all of your Nexus S-toting friends? Yeah, me too. Without a doubt the biggest thing that I love about pure Android phones or ROMs is  that the launcher is so clean. Of course, there’s also the added benefit of little things like a new Live Wallpaper or in the case of Gingerbread, a new keyboard.

So, want to try them out but don’t want to root your Android device just yet? You can easily snag the Android 2.3 launcher, live wallpaper and keyboard directly from the Android Market. According to Recombu, developer Steven Lin has done us all the favor of uploading the 2.3 goodies to the Market and has made them available for free.

To grab them, just head to the Market and search for “Gingerbread launcher”, “Gingerbread keyboard” and/or “Gingerbread live wallpaper”. Make sure you grab the uploads from Steven Lin and you’ll be set. Of course, you’ll need to set the new keyboard and launcher for use, just as you would with any other keyboard or launcher.

The new live wallpaper is slick, looking much like the one from Android 2.2 but a bit cleaner without the gridded background. The launcher is very similar to what you’d see from AWD Launcher, including 5 screens and quick access boxes on the bottom. The keyboard, probably my favorite feature, has a load of great options including the ability to do one-touch word selection for suggestions and copy/paste.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Samsung Corporation intends to unveil its next generation Galaxy Tab tablets in Feb 2011

Samsung Smartphones is run on a Dual core processors along with the Gingerbread os sporting with Super AMOLED Plus displays; and  4G-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Based on the sources,Samsung new tablets are going to be “based on fourth generation technology” while, it's unclear if he's mentioning 4G connectivity. However, Samsung announced a 4G LTE version on the original Galaxy Tab for Verizon last week.

Inside the mobile phone market, Samsung has rapidly overtaken earlier entrants like HTC and Motorola using the swing of smartphones released for Android specially the well accepted Galaxy lineup. Also it offers to stay ahead using the introduction of a amount of devices that may make use of 4G and LTE networks.

Via Shin Jong-kyun, who runs the electronic company’s mobile said at a press conference that “These phones are going to cut a new figure in the smartphone market.” Adding to this he even says “We plan to distribute our LTE phones to all four major telecommunication companies in the U.S., starting with Verizon, to have the upper hand in fourth-generation smartphones.” And targeting to trade some 60 million smartphones this year, greater than twice the number it sold recently.

Even though its late entry in the market, Samsung during the last year set a record for smart phone sales having its Samsung galaxy s, which had become the highest selling phone running on Google’s Android os with global sales of Ten million.

However, AT&T recently announced which the accessibility to the Samsung Infuse 4G by second quarter of 2011. This means that Samsung is completely paying attention on growing its 4G customer base now.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Details on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Following Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc’s launch at CES a couple weeks ago, we’ve been waiting to know for the device.Sony Ericsson product blog has helped us out by shedding some light for the smartphone and here's what you must know.

First of all, the processor in the centre in the Xperia Arc is a Qualcomm 1GHz MSM8255. The GPU will be the Adreno 205, so the phone is excellent specs-wise. Android 2.4 Gingerbread that had been spotted to the Arc is a red herring though, it had been unfortunately simply a typo. Android 2.4 doesn't exist (yet), what exactly the Arc is carrying is Gingerbread.

The Mediascape UI is gone and its place is a customizable Media Pane widget. Timescape remains to be though, as both an app plus a widget. The music player has gained equalizer support, with around 10 genre-based presets. It has been a concern for a some time now and we’re glad to discover it finally get fixed.
The product doesn’t use a front-facing camera, so you’ll need to put a stop to your plans involving video chatting. It can do, however, have 2 microphones, which assists in voice cancellation. The product does indeed support multi-touch, Wi-Fi 802.11n and four different modes to the LED flash combined with the 8 mega-pixel camera - auto, fill flash, red-eye reduction and off.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Apple iphone 3G Tastes Gingerbread

Now Android-porting with other phones, it seems like Apple’s iOS can work in excellent co-operation with Gingerbread. For now at least, they could be easily dual-booted with an iPhone 3G.
It shows the boot screen having three options of iOS, Console and Android. Dual-booting the iOS with Android have been part of the iDroid project for a while now.

Gingerbread within the iPhone 3G shows an indication of lagging, at the least while browsing concerning menus. Just in case you don’t look for the Gingerbread OS port stable) you can change to the iOS. Anyhow, it’s still good to see an Apple device dancing around with the open sourced Operating system.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread Ported to iPhone 3G

Hackers have finally were able to port Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the jailbroken iPhone 3G. It looks a little sluggish, but that's to be expected, anything else appears to be working fine just like be observed in the video embedded below.

No word for the release date yet. We’ll show you when it's intended for the general public to test. Till then, why don’t you go ahead and take away your old Apple iphone EDGE or iPhone 3G with the closet and try out Android 2.2 Froyo onto it?

ViewSonic ViewPad 4 Tablet working on Android 2.2 released at CES 2011

ViewSonic has revealed it's new Smart phone + Tablet version ViewSonic ViewPad 4, the company is certainly positioning it as being a tablet but with just a 4.1-inch screen, that is smaller than smartphones such as the Motorola Droid X.

ViewSonic ViewPad 4 is equipped with 4.1? capacitive touch screen display with 480×800 pixels of resolution, 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset with 512MB of RAM so performance won’t be a problem. The chipset allows you to record 720p HD video using the 5MP camera, also to stream it through the mini-HDMI port present.

ViewPad 4 also features 2GB of internal memory, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and Adobe Flash Mobile Player 10.1 support. The Smartphone is anticipated for getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread later this year.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Apple iphone 3G runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread

There’s still a good amount of legitimate Android handsets awaiting their own Google android 2.3 update, but that's not stopping several hackers from porting the OS for the apple iphone 3G. Inside a video released today, @nickpack, have shown the newest Android build (or is it?) running on Apple’s second generation iPhone.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread running to the Htc hd2 mobile phone is not new, however the iPhone 3G is actually a serious feat. Now for only more exciting news - the port is founded on the iDroid project, this means you’ll be capable to keep both iOS and Android in the dual-boot configuration.

A public release hasn't been announced just yet as being the kinks are still being worked out, for now at least we could confirm it really works. Hit the link below to see the full video, but remember it’s simply a demonstration. If you're looking to install Android with your iPhone 3G today, you are able to choose the iDroid Android 2.2 Froyo port.

New Ps Phone pictures are clearest yet

Time on the PlayStation phone will have to surely be nigh, with all this latest round of leaks which showcase hardware and software that seem to be pretty polished.

Nabbing some hands-on time using the handset, Chinese site IT168 has brought the clearest photos we've seen of Sony Ericsson's PlayStation phone currently - possibly known as the Xperia Play.

The handset pictured is working Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), though it might not feature final-version software but does now appear to have Sony Ericsson's proprietary Android skin.

Videos also show that this gaming function with the handset is accessed by using a PlayStation application inside the menu, and games can be controlled either when using the built-in gyroscope or even the traditional PlayStation buttons.

New specifications
We currently knew for the 1GHz Snapdragon Qualcomm processor and also the 512MB of RAM which the handset is packing.

One new addition on the spec line-up is a dual-microphones, which we're assuming have something related to noise cancellation on calls.

The Xperia branding is usually clearly visible to the new spy shots; the only real question that is still now's when will Sony Ericsson choose this puppy official?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sony Ericsson introduces the Xperia arc smartphone

Android 2.3Gingerbread powered Xpera arc is usually equipped the Exmor R for mobile camera sensor having an f/2.4 lens with 2.4x zoom that the firm said enables the capture of top quality, brilliant pictures and Hi-def videos even just in low light.

Internals wise, the Xperia arc is powered by the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip processor and comes with a 8GB micro Sdcard.

Using other manufacturers including LG and Nvidia, the new Sony Ericsson smartphone can be designed with a HDMI connector to allow for viewing pictures and watching video clips in high-definition on a full-sized television.

The stand out top features of the Xperia arc seem to be the slight alternation in screen aspect ratio which will make typing slightly less cramp in portrait mode and also the smartphone’s 8.1 megapixel camera with a capable lens can also be a cut above the rest.

Sony decided to sprinkle unfamiliar marketing terms round the Xperia arc display, calling it a ‘Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine’ but didn’t shed any information on what that could be. Likely it pertains to a top quality IPS LCD display.

Actually the Xperia arc contains a curved rear which presumably explains the name however it stops in need of the curved glass on the front with the Samsung-made Google Nexus S.

The Xperia is scheduled for the worldwide release ‘from Q1’ and will also be for sale in midnight blue and misty silver colour schemes.

Google might have two-track Android tablet plan

Google might be planning for a dual-track strategy for Android tablets, using the upcoming Honeycomb OS release being targeted firmly with the top end, and requiring dual-core processors and hi-res screens. This can leave the newest Gingerbread Operating system to the lower end products, that are dominating the primary wave of Android slates.

Device makers are actually frustrated for the deficit of an Android release optimized for big screen products like tablets. Some vendors, notably Samsung, went ahead using the existing Operating system despite a less-than-perfect experience for some applications - and a lot Android OEMs stuck to the 7-inch form factor rather than the 10-inch size. The current Gingerbread update improved matters for 7-inch tablets, but some manufacturers are nevertheless awaiting the full tablet support promised from the forthcoming Honeycomb version.

However, numerous sources indicate that Honeycomb won't be suitable for low priced or simple devices, but will likely be geared for iPad challengers. Bobby Cha, MD of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert, told PC Mag that Honeycomb would require at the least a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor (just like the Nvidia Tegra2 and the new Freescale platform). This may mean many current tablets wouldn't be upgradeable to Honeycomb, as they will lack the processor power needed - which may explain the reasons firms, including LG and Lenovo, have said they'll wait for Honeycomb to launch into this high profile sector.

Google hasn't revealed hardware requirements to its new release yet, though it's shown a Motorola prototype running the OS. Should the reports prove right, Honeycomb will probably be specific to high-end tablets and superphones (though having a range of screen sizes), while there may be another update to Froyo (Android 2.2 and Gingerbread (2.3), directed at single-core smartphones and low end tablets. This raises the problem of Android's worst problem, fragmentation, becoming rather more serious.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Review - New Android Gingerbread (2.3)

New Android Gingerbread  is launched by google in the New Nexus S . Will probably be available for an update for other version users with a weeks. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is next in google’s Android 2.2 Froyo. The primary feature on this Gingerbread is a lot improved for touch and key events that it'll result in lower CPU usage and faster dispatch speed.

Latest features from Gingerbread

New Keyboard - Using the new keyboard additional spacing between keys and larger font sizes are given to provide precise touch control. It introduces word suggestions while typing and you also can type numbers & signs with keyboard shortcut combos.

Power & Application Management - New power management feature it's easy to observe how much battery is it being used up by your Android phone on various applications and  you can stop any app instantly. There's a shortcut to handle applications within the options menu.

Near Field Communication (NFC) - Users can swipe items on restaurants,movie posters,stickers etc  to be forwarded to websites.

Selection & Copy/Paste - Now cut-copy-paste can be performed  by selecting the starting and ending point without needing the cursor. Press & hold , the latest selection mode begins.

Voice Actions - New voice action you possibly can send messages without keyboard typing it.As an example you are able to say  ”busy with cybervally data center works” and android 2.3 automatically recognizes and types it available for you .You may also work with this for Google search,Google navigation etc.

Multitasking - The multitasking has improved and feels more faster .You may hold home button to view the running apps and switch between them.

VoIP Calling - That you can do SIP internet calling having a SIP account. VOIP functionality can be accessed through your contacts.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Google android Gingerbread and Honeycomb spotted

Each Google Android Gingerbread (now touted to be verison 2.3) and Honeycomb (version 3.0) are inching closer toward their respective launch dates, and it's nice to see versions 2.3 and 3.0.1 pinging websites already, which means these builds are actually being tested on live devices even while you look at this. 

Although not surprising, that is clearly a pleasing surprise to finish the week with, as it ensures that Google isn’t scaling down for making sure their mobile os is up to standard with the better of them on the market, even though it remains to be seen when Gingerbread and Honeycomb might be announced. We understand that Gingerbread will likely be on phones and tablets, but Honeycomb could just be a tablet-only OS, although that is still to be confirmed.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fresh new Gingerbread Clock Skins For the Android Device, Courtesy Of XDA

One of several hottest things I’ve loved about Android from the beginning would be the fact the Operating system has become various and flexible.  Your cellphone won’t feel outdated annually from now because there'll always be some hack, app or skin to help keep it up to date and in the game.  So it’s not surprising that the folks at XDA bring us once again, something “fresh”.  XDA member spirellilein has changed a range of new gingerbread themed clock skins to your aesthetic pleasure and viewing.  There are six different skins that you select from so your phone will not again feel “bland in the hand”.  He’s even taking requests for colors, fonts and anything else you’re prepared to send him.  So, at once over to XDA to the instructions on the way to download the skins.