Posts tagged Android 2.2
Boy it’s raining HTC Evo 4G port news. Hot on the heels of sharing with you the sensational news of Honeycomb landing on the gigantic HTC Evo 4G, we now have another sensational port story to share with you guys – HTC Incredible S ROM has been ported over to HTC Evo 4G.
Last time we talked about Galaxy S Mini, we had nothing but unofficial specs of the mini sized Galaxy S to share with you folks. But the situation just got a whole lot better as we have gotten our hands on the official specs of the handset that is yet to be announced. Official specs of the handset which will be called Ace follows after the jump.
Who is surprised upon reading the title of the post? I am not and you can understand why. A YouTube video which you can see after the break, sees iPhone 4 and LG Optimus 2X aka LG Star go head to head in the bid to top the browser speed test, with LG’s Optimus 2X, the first dual core processor powered smartphone coming out as the clear winner.
The year 2010, brought with it a lot of promising gadgets ranging from smartphones to Tablets and much more. If we were to pick the most exciting product it has to be the Tablet, as the next generation of mobile computing products were I think one of the most talked about products throughout the year, largely due to the high flying and high selling iPad. One other product was Galaxy Tab which has been termed by Wired as one of the most significant gadgets of 2010. Find out why after the jump.
Samsung is all set to unveil its iPod Touch competitor, Galaxy Player next week at the Consumer Electronics Show. While CES 2011 will be serving as the launch pad for the media player version of Galaxy S, there is no telling who will be the first to get it. All of this has changed thanks to Wall Street Journal, who have revealed South Korea as the first lucky nation to get the Portable Media Player.
One of the visually appealing features of Gingerbread is its functionally and visually improved keyboard. But since it is an Android 2.3 specific keyboard it is limited to Gingerbread running handsets. But all of this has changed thanks to XDA Developer hotaru. Gingerbread keyboard apk has been extracted and made available for all non rooted Android handsets running on Android 2.2 and Android 2.1.
Here’s the description of the keyboard:
this is the gingerbread keyboard, renamed so you can install it alongside the android keyboard you already have. it should work on non-rooted phones. it also includes dictionaries for all six languages that the regular android keyboard has (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, SV).
I just installed it on my Froyo enabled HTC Desire and I am loving it. Steps to install it and use it are listed below:
Step 1 – Download Gingerbread Keyboard from here.
Step 2 – Install it. I did so using HTC Sync.
Step 3 – Once installed, go to Settings –> Language & Keyboard.
Step 4 – Check mark the Gingerbread keyboard option.
Step 5 – Write some text, how about a SMS. Then Long tap the text field.
Step 6 – From the popup menu that appears, select Input Method and select the Gingerbread keyboard radio button.
LG has made an announcement that will likely bear fruit in 2011 as it has announced LG Optimus 2X, the world’s first dual-core powered smartphone. Specs of the phone which many of you might remember as LG Star follows after the break.
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.
As I said before, there is no stopping China from producing smartphone knockouts and this time around they might have outdone themselves as they have come up with a mini version of Samsung Galaxy S. I say mini because the phone has a 3.5 inch touch screen compared to the 4 inch found in the original one. The other thing that has impressed me a lot is the dual core processor.
If you live in UK and own a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S, then you are in for a treat as T-Mobile UK plans on rolling out Froyo update for the high selling Android device sometime today.