Items tagged with Android 2.1

HTC, LG, and Samsung? Yep, Samsung. Samsung's the latest mobile phone maker to introduce a new Android handset, helping it to elevate its status as a serious Android maker in a world that has been dominated by HTC and LG. Launching this week on Sprint, the Samsung Intercept is one of the more unique Android form factors, with the Motorola Backflip being about the only other one with a very atypical design. This one uses a full QWERTY keyboard but also has a large touch-screen display, giving owners the best of both worlds. It also focuses heavily on social networking, and there's a 3.2" screen,... Read more...
T-Mobile and Samsung introduced the Samsung Vibrant smartphone. This new Samsung Galaxy S device will be available from T-Mobile beginning July 21. The Vibrant features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display as well as a Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application processor. This Android-powered device also offers exclusive entertainment features including “James Cameron’s Avatar” on a 2GB memory card, Amazon Kindle for Android, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, Gogo Inflight Internet service, and the upcoming Samsung Media Hub. Samsung Vibrant From T-Mobile USA to Bring Robust Entertainment... Read more...
Although the label below doesn’t look very impressive, it hints at a possible upcoming announcement from HTC and/or AT&T that the wireless carrier will soon be carrying the HTC Legend smartphone. This new smartphone will operate on the 850 and 1900MHz WCDMA bands. As the successor to HTC's Hero, the Legend offers a larger 3.2-inch AMOLED display and an optical trackpad surrounded by a clickable button. The Legend is HTC's first Android 2.1 device with the Sense UI. It also has a tough unibody design. Other specs we've seen for overseas variants of this phone include: 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227... Read more...
We knew Twitter was working on a client for Android, and now it's available. The new app appears to be integrated with the OS very well. It allows for tweeting directly from the Gallery app. There's also a timeline widget for your home screen and if you want, you can see your friends' latest tweets from your contact list, GoogleTalk list, or any other application that uses Android’s QuickContact bar. Twitter worked with the Android team to make this app happen, and Google plans to open source the code used in the app in the near future. It appears that developers will get access to a set... Read more...
Attention all Verizon Droid owners: The long-awaited Android 2.1 update is finally coming your way. An internal company email obtained by Engadget shows that the Android 2.1 operating system update will begin a slow rollout process starting today. According to the note, 1,000 users should have received the update by noon today. Another 9,000 users were scheduled to get the update at 11:59 ET. As for the rest of you? Well, you'll have to wait a full 24 hours before Verizon releases the software to 200,000 users. The updates will then continue to roll out once every 24 hours (at Midnight) to 200,000... Read more...
We've heard a fair amount about the Google-branded Android phone codenamed the Nexus One in recent months. Now, Google has officially taken the covers off of the device and given us some hard-core specs. For starters, the Nexus One is available for $179 if you're willing to commit to a two-year service contract with T-Mobile. If you'd rather have an unlocked version, it'll cost you $529. Looking down the road, Verizon Wireless in the U.S. and Vodafone in Europe will begin offering subsidies on the Nexus One this spring. In terms of specifications, many of the rumors were right on the money. The... Read more...