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HTC Desire HD Showed Off in Video

HTC Desire HD Showed Off in Video The HTC Desire HD, also known as the HTC Ace, has been noted in a few recent rumors. Just a few days ago, an image of the HTC Desire HD was leaked and now a video has been leaked courtesy of 247Android. The video doesn't really show any new features, but it does spend a minute and thirty seconds showing off its sleek, thin design and double LED Flash on the camera. It looks similar to the HTC EVO 4G especially considering it shares the same ...

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Best Buy Inadvertently Reveals Pricing Of The Motorola Droid 2

Best Buy Inadvertently Reveals Pricing Of The Motorola Droid 2 Another day and another leak of information regarding the highly anticipated Motorola Droid 2. Best Buy first revealed the expected launch date of the Motorola Droid 2 when an internal document said it would ship August 12. Now, a local Best Buy pinned a price tag on a dummy Moto Droid 2 which is probably the real deal when it launches. As you can probably expect, Best Buy placed the conventional $199 price tag on the Droid 2. If you deci...

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Will Verizon Launch a World Phone in 2011?

Will Verizon Launch a World Phone in 2011? How cool would it be for Verizon to launch an Android smartphone that can work internationally? It would definitely be handy for Verizon customers who travel abroad a lot, and with Android gaining popularity, why not launch a strong, international Android phone? AndroidGuys received a few pictures of an HTC slider that doubles as a CDMA and GSM smartphone. The most notable Android slider phones on the Verizon network include the LG Ally, Mot...

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Best Buy Internal System Confirms August 12 Motorola Droid 2 Launch Date

Best Buy Internal System Confirms August 12 Motorola Droid 2 Launch Date According to a tip received by BGR, Best Buy's internal system is reporting a launch date of August 12 for the Motorola Droid 2. For a while now, the chatter on the Droid 2 has indicated a launch date of August 12, but it's been hard to find substantial evidence to back up the rumor. In addition, Best Buy will begin to take pre-orders for the Droid X, Droid Incredible, and the HTC EVO 4G once again, which is good news for Android enthusiast...

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Dish Network Announces New App for Live TV Streaming

Dish Network Announces New App for Live TV Streaming Have you ever wanted to stream Live TV on your Android smartphone device? Well, Dish Network has some good news because it plans on rolling out a new Android App in October which will allow customers to watch Live TV. In addition, Dish Network will revamp its app for iPhone to include live streaming, and it will launch a BlackBerry app available in September. Fortunately for Android users, the app will be available for no additional cost an...

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Motorola: Froyo for Droid X Coming Early September

Motorola: Froyo for Droid X Coming Early September For Android smartphone owners, you know how much it sucks having to wait for Android 2.2 to be available on your device. For the rest of us, waiting for Android 2.2 is kind of like waiting for Christmas -- you know it's going to come eventually, but you still can't wait for it. According to latest rumors, the Android 2.2 update for the Motorola Droid X was supposed to happen sometime in late August, but it looks like the Froyo update is sla...

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200,000 Android Phones are Sold Daily

200,000 Android Phones are Sold Daily Nevermind if their Nexus One didn't quite live up to Google's expectations. This would not stop Google's CEO Eric Schmidt from feeling happy from the fact that their Android OS which is powering several smartphones in the market is catapulting the sales of these handsets. In fact, according to Mr. Schmidt, there are now around 200,000 Android phones being sold and activated everyday. And what could be the reason why Google's top honcho felt ha...

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Android Phones Beat iPhone Sales in the U.S., As Worldwide Sales Continue to Soar

Android Phones Beat iPhone Sales in the U.S., As Worldwide Sales Continue to Soar Two interesting report about the state of the mobile phone industry have just been released both showing significant growth in the sales of Android phones. Nielsen's report on the past quarter's mobile phone performance shows that sales of Android phones for the last six months have finally overtaken that of the iPhone. While Canalys' research shows that sales of Android devices from a range of handset vendors are quite significant, growing to ...

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Bloatware on Android?

Bloatware on Android? It took a while, but I guess it should come as no surprise that Android-based smart phones are now falling prey to bloatware. PC users will typically get "free" software included on their PCs only to realize it is a trial or there is a yearly subscription involved. Many Android users are now beginning to see this trend on newer phones which has caused quite an outcry on the Internet. Samsung released a new phone called the Vibrant on T-Mobile n...

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Motorola: The Droid X Doesn't Need a Jacket

Motorola: The Droid X Doesn't Need a Jacket Several days ago, Apple uploaded a video to YouTube showing the Droid X also suffers from a similar antennagate issue plaguing the iPhone 4. As you can imagine, Motorola was annoyed by this and decided to send another message to Apple. Previously, it ran an ad claiming you can hold the Droid X however you want. Motorola, on Facebook, revealed an ad slated to run in tomorrow's newspaper publication, and its main point is simple: No Jacket Req...

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Motorola: The Droid X Doesn’t Need a Jacket

Motorola: The Droid X Doesn’t Need a Jacket Several days ago, Apple uploaded a video to YouTube showing the Droid X also suffers from a similar antennagate issue plaguing the iPhone 4. As you can imagine, Motorola was annoyed by this and decided to send another message to Apple. Previously, it ran an ad claiming you can hold the Droid X however you want. Motorola, on Facebook, revealed an ad slated to run in tomorrow's newspaper publication, and its main point is simple: No Jacket Req...

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Leak: Android 2.2 for HTC Droid Incredible

Leak: Android 2.2 for HTC Droid Incredible Can't wait any longer until HTC rolls out the official Android 2.2 OTA update? Well I have some good news, a member of XDA-Developers forum managed to locate the stock Android 2.2 with Sense update for the HTC Droid Incredible. It looks like this is the real deal as it works on all rooted devices, and every single Froyo feature is confirmed to work. Of course, I recommend you proceed with caution if you are going to upgrade your Droid Incred...

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Dell Streak To Launch With AT&T For $299 On Contract, $549 otherwise

Dell Streak To Launch With AT&T For $299 On Contract, $549 otherwise The highly anticipated Dell Streak will be available for very soon for general purchase in America. A new video was released on YouTube by Dell explaining some key information regarding the tablet/smartphone also known as the Dell Streak. In the video, the device was shown running Android 2.1, even though it is going to launch with Android 1.6. However, the good news here is that the Dell spokesperson in the video promised all Dell Streaks w...

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Rumor: Droid, Droid Incredible, Droid X Blessed With Froyo Starting August 6

Rumor: Droid, Droid Incredible, Droid X Blessed With Froyo Starting August 6 Here's a juicy rumor fresh from the rumor mill: the three major Droid smartphones on the Verizon network (Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, Motorola Droid X) are all set to receive the coveted Android 2.2 update together on August 6. AndroidSpin received tip from someone close with Verizon who is saying this is already confirmed and not simply a rumor. However, since we haven't heard explicit word from Motorola or HTC, we have to label th...

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T-Mobile myTouch 3G Available For Free With A Two-Year Contract

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Available For Free With A Two-Year Contract In case you're currently eligible to upgrade with T-Mobile or are looking to become a T-Mobile customer, the myTouch 3G is now available for free on a new two year contract. Even though T-Mobile boasts the Samsung Vibrant as its flagship Android device, the Vibrant costs $199 while the myTouch 3G is available for free. The myTouch 3G is a mid-range Android device with a 3.2 inch touch screen, operates on Android 1.6, 3.2MP camera, 8GB memory,...

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HTC To Use SLCD Displays For HTC Desire and HTC Nexus One

HTC To Use SLCD Displays For HTC Desire and HTC Nexus One HTC has had a hard time keeping up with smartphone demand for devices that use Samsung's 3.7 inch AMOLED display, namely the HTC Desire and the HTC Nexus One. Since Samsung cannot keep up with demand, causing many shortages, HTC decided to switch from AMOLED displays to Super LCD displays in the HTC Desire and Nexus One smartphones. Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, had this to say on the display switch: "HTC is experiencing high-demand for many of ...

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HTC Vision To Launch On T-Mobile As The G1 Blaze

HTC Vision To Launch On T-Mobile As The G1 Blaze According to the latest rumors surrounding the HTC Vision, it looks like the high end HTC smartphone will launch on T-Mobile as a successor to the T-Mobile G1. A new spyshot of the HTC Vision shows T-Mobile branding, but it isn't known whether it will launch on T-Mobile Europe or T-Mobile USA. If does it indeed launch with T-Mobile, the tipster is reporting it could launch with the name "G1 Blaze" implying it would succeed the G1. In terms...

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ZOMG, Win95 on my Android is AWESOME!

ZOMG, Win95 on my Android is AWESOME! When you're a hacker, you often get nostalgic about the old days. Going back to the beginning of the Internet you've got BBS and Usenet groups. Then there are the old game systems like Atari and Amiga. Moving forward you have the introduction of many new operating systems such as Windows 3.1 and then of course the ground breaking Windows 95. These were exciting times, so as any good hacker will do, he will  test the boundaries of his skills by r...

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Dell To Offer Pre-Order Opportunity For the Streak Very Soon

Dell To Offer Pre-Order Opportunity For the Streak Very Soon It looks like the Dell Streak launch is imminent as Dell is saying the Streak will be available in late July. Since it is already July 21, it seems we will only have to wait a little over a week until the Streak officially launches. On the product page for the Dell Streak, Dell is requesting anyone interested in the device can put down their email address, which will allow you to pre-order the device during its exclusive 24 hour pre-sale. By...

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Android: 55.5% Run Android 2.1, Only 3.3% Run Android 2.2

Android: 55.5% Run Android 2.1, Only 3.3% Run Android 2.2 Android is divided between four different versions: Android 1.5, Android 1.6, Android 2.1, and Android 2.2. Before, Android 1.5 and Android 1.6 were the most popular versions of Android in use, but as of July 15, it seems Android 2.1 has taken over. Only about 18.9% run Android 1.5, 22.1% run Android 1.6, a whopping 55.5% run Android 2.1, and only 3.3% run Android 2.2. It's not really surprising that such a small percentage are running Andro...

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Nexus One Sale Comes to an End

Nexus One Sale Comes to an End Only about a week ago, Google announced it received its last shipment of the Google Nexus One smartphone, meaning it would only be a matter of time before Google would close its online doors to sale forever. Today, Google officially announced the end of the Nexus One on its store website. The Nexus One was, by no means, a complete success in the eyes of the consumer, however, for Google, the N1 served its purpose. The stock Android phone hel...

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Unconfirmed: Motorola Droid 2 To Launch August 12, Special R2-D2 Edition Possible

Unconfirmed: Motorola Droid 2 To Launch August 12, Special R2-D2 Edition Possible With all the chatter surrounding the Motorola Droid 2 as of late, it isn't surprising the next rumor is an earlier launch date. Engadget is citing "a trusted source" that Verizon will launch the Motorola Droid 2 on August 12 in a soft launch, because the marketing campaign will not be in full swing until August 23. We all know how important a strong media campaign is for Verizon and Motorola, who have produced a number of videos for the Droid...

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Image Shows Motorola Droid 2 Running Android 2.2

Image Shows Motorola Droid 2 Running Android 2.2 There are a few main questions associated with the impending Motorola Droid 2 other than pricing and availability. For example, is the keyboard improved? Is it going to run Android 2.2 out of the box? Does it feature a similar MOTOBLUR skin to the Droid X? Will it be the next killer Android device on Verizon? Fortunately, I have an answer to most of the questions except for the last one. According to a picture of the Motorola Droid 2 rec...

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Motorola Droid Slider Rears Its Ugly Face

Motorola Droid Slider Rears Its Ugly Face If these blurry pictures are to be believed, then there is a good chance Verizon Wireless' next addition to the Droid lineup might just be a mid-range slider phone. There isn't any Verizon branding on the phone as far as I can tell, but the image shown above features the red-eye animation associated with the Droid brand on Verizon. It looks like the phone slides up to reveal a portrait style QWERTY keyboard that looks awfully similar to the...

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Image Leak Shows Motorola Droid 2 Being Prepared, Release Imminent?

Image Leak Shows Motorola Droid 2 Being Prepared, Release Imminent? Engadget received a picture of the packaging facility that is handling the preparation of the Motorola Droid 2. We still haven't heard official confirmation from Verizon about the Motorola Droid 2, but every day there seems to be a new leak. Just yesterday, the official image of the Motorola Droid 2 was discovered through source code. Today, we learn the Droid 2 is being mass produced in some facility and each device will ship with a 8GB mic...

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Rumor: Latest HTC Droid Incredible OTA Update Will Feature Android 2.2

Rumor: Latest HTC Droid Incredible OTA Update Will Feature Android 2.2 Apparently HTC began rolling out an OTA update for the HTC Droid Incredible that featured 3G Mobile hotspot, 720p video recording, and the custom Droid loading animation. According to a tip received by BGR, HTC is going to stop the latest OTA update and add Google Android 2.2 to the mix. HTC is expected to roll out the OTA update again by the end of the month or the early part of August. Check out the email by HTC below: I wanted to pass al...

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Teaser Site Code Leaks Images Of Motorola Droid 2

Teaser Site Code Leaks Images Of Motorola Droid 2 Fresh off the launch of the Motorola Droid X, the rumor mill is churning once again and this time we have pictures of Motorola Droid 2. No, these aren't blurry spy shots, but actual and official images of the Motorola Droid 2. Basically, one of Engadget's readers was simply looking around at the Droid Does site's source code and stumbled upon images of the Motorola Droid 2. Unfortunately, no specs, pricing, or availability was embedded anywh...

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HTC: Only 0.016% of Droid Eris Owners Complained About Reception

HTC: Only 0.016% of Droid Eris Owners Complained About Reception Steve Jobs, with a bit of a smirk on his face, announced only 0.55% of all iPhone 4 owners called AppleCare regarding antenna or reception issues. He thought this was a rather small number, but considering there are 3,000,000 iPhone 4 owners, that's still 16,500 who actually spent time to call AppleCare. Anyway, Steve Jobs made it a point to show how other smartphones lose reception when held in a certain way. The phones he used were the Bla...

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