Posts tagged Android
Want to get to the bottom of the recent spotting, rumors and speculation surrounding the black color of HTC Desire? Let me start by saying that HTC Desire Black Edition is definitely a real thing. Wait, let me make it even better. It is expected to make an entry in late part of April. Is this news or what?
Google these days seems to find itself on the wrong end of the road be it the end of its search operation in China or be it the not so successful Nexus One. The main focus of this post is Nexus One and its falsely claimed touch screen resolution. According to the search engine giants, the Google Phone has a touch screen with 800*480 pixels resolution. Start counting the pixels and you will yourself know the actual resolution.
We all know that iPhone users have their native app for New York Times. What about Android users? Well we have got good news for you guys – New York Times app for Android is expected to be rolled out for Android pretty soon.
Everyone knows how much popular and in-demand Android 2.1 has been ever since its launch. It looks as if almost every single Android phone user wants to get the latest update of Google mobile OS which will bring the live wallpaper functionality and much more. Well we got good news for Sprint HTC Hero owners. Rumor has it that the much awaited Android 2.1 update will make its way to HTC Hero on 9th April, if a leaked Sprint internal document is to be believed.
Admob has released Mobile Metrics for the month of February and the report once again emphasizes the significance of mobile phones in today’s competitive business world. Android and iPhone have once again emerge as the leading source of mobile traffic. Overall smartphones contributed 48% of AdMob worldwide traffic. In february 2009, it brought 35% of mobile traffic only, which of course means that the mobile industry is on the right track.
Want an Android specific flavor of Digg? You got it. We are not speculating or doing anything of that sort. According to an official tweet from the Digg folks themselves, Digg app is coming pretty soon for Android phones. How cool is that? The current status of the app is pretty promising itself since it is now in the testing stages which means the construction work has already been done and only bugs are being eliminated.
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.
Guess who decided to join the Nexus One party? Sprint is the latest carrier to have open its sales gates for Google‘s first online sold mobile phone. With this, it becomes the fourth telecommunication company to offer the phone, the other three being T-Mobile (first to launch), AT&T just launched it and Verizon preparing to do so. Unfortunately, that’s all that was revealed by the US based company Details regarding the price and availability are still unknown. Sources say that these details might be unveiled next week at the CTIA event.
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.
A couple of weeks back, we shared with you guys the great news of all US based Android phones getting Android 2.1 update. One of the questions that was bound to arise was about the expected release date for Eclair. Luckily, now we have an answer thanks to folks at XDA with the initiative taken by Modaco. Anyhow, the official word is that HTC Hero and other Android devices will be getting the much anticipated Android 2.1 update in late part of April. The update will be issued using the OTA option.