Posts tagged Android 1.6
One area where Google has been criticized highly is the Android Market app, which simply put isn’t as user friendly as it should be. But all of this is about to change as Google is preparing to roll out an update for Android Market app that will totally change the complexion of the app and will make apps more discoverable.
Just now we shared with you the official specs of Dell Streak, the device which looks more like a phone but Dell folks see it as a Tablet. Anyways, I thought of sharing some hands-on video with you folks so that we can get a better idea of what the Android device is actually all about and is it right to call it a Tablet. Video after the jump.
Ok this one has been in the rumor industry for a while. So its good to have Dell finally making an official announcement regarding Dell Streak, the 5 inch Android Tablet. Rumors regarding the specs have been proven to be bang on target. Check out the official specs after the jump.
In the beginning of the month, Google rolled out Gesture search for Android phones or should I say for Android 2.0+ phones. Naturally, users with Android 1.6 devices were feeling a left behind. Google understood that and as a result rolled out the Gesture search for Android 1.6. Gesture Search is a Google Labs app for Android that lets you search for music, contacts and so on.
Google Maps has been updated to 4.1. Users with Android 1.6 and higher devices can get the latest update, and I must say a must have update. The maps app for mobile brings a handful set of new features (including the latitude widget) that will minimize your search time and will ensure that the information you are looking for is in front of you all the time. The cool set of new features are listed after the jump.
Sony Ericsson have announced Xperia X10 Mini. This announcement was made by the mobile manufacturers in their Mobile World Congress press conference. We told you that it will be coming in Barcelona and it has arrived. The smaller form factor of Xperia X10 is available in a wide range of colors and has an appealing look and feel to it. Specifications after the jump.
All of us like and love the cool codenames that Google assigns to its various Android versions. Donut, Eclair and Froyo represent a series of the magnificent naming convention adopted by the search engine giants for its mobile OS. The codename for next Google Android version has just been unleashed. Gingerbread is the name of Froyo’s successor.
Cyanogen has released a new build of CyanogenMod, called CyanogenMod 4.2.11. This one comes out as a heavily modified version of AOSP (Android Open Source Project) 1.6. The 4.2.11 release brings a lot of bugfixes and a number of enhancements including MMS enhancements, multi-touch browser and photo gallery, and more. (Full changelog posted below)
It has been a while since the launch of Android 2.0 aka Eclair. Various mobile carriers have announced their plans to officially upgrade their handset offering to the successor of Android 1.6. You can add one more cellphone to that list, T-Mobile G1. Rumor has it that the first commercial Android powered phone will be getting the OTA update for Eclair. How good a rumor is it? Let’s discuss it in the next paragraph.
Google has fulfilled its promise and has just released Google Goggles , the visual search application for Android devices. This announcement was made by the search engine giants during the launch event at Computer History Museum. In simple words, Google Goggles lets you search by providing images instead of words as your search query. (Video included at the end of the post)