Recent in Month: July 2010

Augen’s GenTouch 78 (K-Mart Tablet) Getting CyanogenMod 6

Jul 31st - The GenTouch 78 by Augen garnered an amazing amount of interest from the Android community when K-Mart revealed it in one of their circulars for a few days ago. The tablet debuted at $150 and had a good amount of you scrambling about to see if you could find one in your local K-Mart stores. ...

Motorola FlipOut Available from UK Retailers Starting August 11th for ~£250

Jul 31st - The Motorola FlipOut is nearing unlocked availability in the UK courtesy of retailers Play.com and and Clove. Play’s offering the device August 11th for 249 British pounds while Clove – who hasn’t announced a date for their release yet – will have it for 258 pounds. The device is not yet available subsidized through UK ...

Motorola “Sage” Sees an FCC Filing – Android-based Handset for AT&T?

Jul 31st - A new FCC filing was uncovered late yesterday showing a new device – the Motorola Sage – could be running Android and could be headed to AT&T. The assumption that this thing will run Android comes from the fact that the device is equipped with the array of radios you’d only find in a smartphone. ...

Droid X (Milestone X?) and Droid 2 (Milestone 2?) Headed to Europe?

Jul 31st - We’re not sure what Motorola would call these devices if they did end up getting European counterparts, but new rumors suggest that the Motorola Droid X and the yet-to-be-announced Motorola Droid 2 could be headed to Europe. French Android blog FrAndroid reports that the Droid X will be launched near the end of the year, ...

Samsung Holding Event August 11th – Galaxy Tablet and PMP to be Announced?

Jul 31st - Samsung’s holding a shindig on the morning of August 11th in New York to celebrate “a new dimension of Wonder” as they’ll be showing off new products and making some announcements. While nothing points to their Android line of products specifically, I can’t imagine we’re too far off from an announcement of their Android-based tablet ...

Motorola Updates Update Chart to Show Droid X Getting FroYo “Late Summer”

Jul 31st - With all of this FroYo flying around (food fight?) to several handsets very soon, Motorola Droid X users are wondering when they’ll be able to wake up to some good news. Today, Motorola’s given a general window for when you can expect to see Android 2.2 on Verizon’s latest Droid by updating their update chart. ...

Some Droid Users to Receive Froyo Update as Early as Tonight?

Jul 30th - Those that signed up to follow the thread regarding the now-announced Android 2.2 update for the Motorola Droid at the Motorola Support forums have received an update stating that the OTA should begin rolling out the week of August 2nd. That is only a few days away, but some lucky test user might be receiving ...

Verizon Releases Details of Motorola Droid Android 2.2 Update

Jul 30th - If you are anything like me, you’re probably feeling a bit anxious about the Android 2.2 update for the Motorola Droid now promised for next week. Perhaps we should occupy our now-frenzied minds by perusing this list of enhancements and additions that the Froyo FRG01B update holds. What are you looking forward to the most? ...

Download Official EVO 4G Android 2.2 Firmware Update for Manual Installation

Jul 30th - Why wait for Sprint to push your Android 2.2 update for the HTC EVO 4G over the air? Download it now and install it manually! The file is straight from HTC’s servers and the update process is pretty simple. Still, if you’d rather wait for the OTA version, feel free. It should be reaching your ...

Verizon Support Site For Droid Refreshed to Show FRG01B System Update

Jul 30th - Verizon let it be known that they plan to issue the update to Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid next week, and if you were feeling doubtful still (who wouldn’t after what happened with Android 2.1) you may want to head over to the VZW Support page for the Droid. The system update how-to has ...

Motorola Droid to Receive Android 2.2 Update Next Week

Jul 30th - We heard rumors earlier in the week that Verizon’s high-end Android phones could all expect to see Android 2.2 next week. With a leak of Froyo for the HTC Droid Incredible and a Sense-enabled Android 2.2 being sent to the EVO 4G soon, it seems likely that this rumor could stick. Confirming at least part ...

Huawei Launches U8300 and U8500 Android Handsets in India

Jul 30th - Two new Huawei handsets launched today in India. The Huawei U8300 and U8500 are two Android-touting 3G smartphones powered by Qualcomm chipsets. The U8300 skews towards the younger, social media friendly crowd with it’s loud color scheme and interesting form factor. A full QWERTY keyboard below a touchscreen display is reminiscent of the Blackberry-esque styling ...

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Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro Get Root

Jul 30th - Go ahead, pull out your handy-dandy “To Be Rooted” chart and check off a couple more, as the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro have been cracked open thanks to — you guessed it — the helpful guys over at XDA-Developers. Now that I think about it, that to-be rooted list is ...