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Update: Will the HTC Droid Incredible Receive Android 2.2 Today?

Update: Will the HTC Droid Incredible Receive Android 2.2 Today? You may remember five days ago when we reported that the HTC Droid Incredible would receive the coveted Android 2.2 update through the conventional software OTA update. Mashable received tip from Verizon Wireless employees claiming Android 2.2 would be rolled out to HTC Droid Incredible users starting today, August 18. Well we are already more than halfway through the day and we have yet to see any indication the Droid Incredible is being u...

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T-Mobile: First HSPA+ Compatible Phone Is The G2

T-Mobile: First HSPA+ Compatible Phone Is The G2 Looks like the wait to find out the latest smartphone that will run on T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is over. A new teaser page created by T-Mobile has surfaced and indicates the new smartphone is the T-Mobile G2, the aptly named successor to the original G1. Since it is the successor of the first global Android device, the G2 will naturally run Android as well, but no word on whether it will be Android 2.2 or some other version. HTC manufactured...

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Got Root? The Motorola Droid X Does

Got Root? The Motorola Droid X Does I tell ya, when you tell a hacker "You're not allowed to mod this phone," it's like you're just adding the icing to the cake; it only makes it that much more appealing. The lovely eFuse software Moto included with the Droid X phone has been making life difficult for many that want to play with the innards of their new phones. But no more! The Motorola Droid X is now officially rooted after a whole week of it being released. Stephen Bird and his t...

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Verizon Wireless: Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Incredible Back In Stock

Verizon Wireless: Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Incredible Back In Stock Right before the Motorola Droid 2 was officially made available, Verizon Wireless placed the original Motorola Droid as out of stock on its online store. Such a move gave credence to the notion that the Motorola Droid had reached the end of its life. However, today Verizon began shipping the original Droid again, which is good news for those looking to pick up the $150 device. Even though its hardware doesn't compare as favorably with the to...

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Unconfirmed: Motorola Droid 2 Experiencing Signal Problems

Unconfirmed: Motorola Droid 2 Experiencing Signal Problems For all the hype surrounding the iPhone 4 and its reception debacle, it's no surprise more and more people are beginning to pay attention to reception on smartphones. In fact, several early reviewers of the Motorola Droid 2 are reporting signal strength problems resulting from absolutely nothing. The reviewers aren't even gripping the phone in a certain manner, instead simply letting the phone lay on the table causes its signal to rapidly flu...

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AT&T: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Officially Available For $149

AT&T: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Officially Available For $149 Only about a week ago, Sony announced its latest Android smartphone device - the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. The Xperia X10 is one of the high-end smartphones on AT&T's network and compares favorably with the Samsung Captivate in terms of specs. As of August 15, the Xperia X10 is available through AT&T for $149.99 on a new two year agreement. The only complaint about the device, thus far, is the fact that it ships with Android 1.6. Ne...

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U.S. Dell Streak To Receive Android 2.2 Directly From Android 1.6

U.S. Dell Streak To Receive Android 2.2 Directly From Android 1.6 The Dell Streak launched just a few days ago and even though it features powerful hardware, it's only running Android 1.6. Weeks before the launch of the Streak, a Dell employee showed a video of the Streak running Android 2.1 announcing that the American Streak would receive Android 2.1 at a later date. Following the Android 2.1 update would be another update from Dell featuring Android 2.2. A tweet from LionelatDell seems to indicate tha...

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Report: HTC Droid Incredible To Receive Android 2.2 Starting August 18

Report: HTC Droid Incredible To Receive Android 2.2 Starting August 18 On the Verizon network, the Motorola Droid and the Motorola Droid 2 already have Android 2.2, meaning the HTC Droid Incredible and the Motorola Droid X are the last two major smartphones without Froyo. In terms of other carriers, the HTC EVO 4G and the Google Nexus One remain the other two devices with Froyo. According to Mashable, Verizon sources confirmed to them that Verizon and HTC will begin to roll out Froyo to Droid Incredible users st...

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Verizon: Special Early Upgrade Applies To Droid 2, Introduces "Digits"

Verizon: Special Early Upgrade Applies To Droid 2, Introduces "Digits" In case you have a Verizon Wireless contract up for renewal sometime between now and December 31, 2010, you are eligible to upgrade to any Verizon smartphone including the Motorola Droid 2. This is a smart move by Verizon because it will encourage users to upgrade earlier and lock down to another two year commitment in which a $29.99 data package is mandatory. Personally, if my contract was up sometime this year, I'd be inclined to drop the $...

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Verizon: Special Early Upgrade Applies To Droid 2, Introduces “Digits”

Verizon: Special Early Upgrade Applies To Droid 2, Introduces “Digits” In case you have a Verizon Wireless contract up for renewal sometime between now and December 31, 2010, you are eligible to upgrade to any Verizon smartphone including the Motorola Droid 2. This is a smart move by Verizon because it will encourage users to upgrade earlier and lock down to another two year commitment in which a $29.99 data package is mandatory. Personally, if my contract was up sometime this year, I'd be inclined to drop the $...

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Dell: The Off Contract Dell Streak Is SIM-Locked to AT&T

Dell: The Off Contract Dell Streak Is SIM-Locked to AT&T One advantage of purchasing a device for its unsubsizdized price is the ability to use it on a different carrier. Many people were under the assumption that purchasing the Dell Streak for its full retail price ($549) would allow him/her to use it on a different network. Unfortunately, that will not be the case as LionelatDell tweets a different message: Lots of folks are asking about the $549 version of #dellstreak. To be clear, it will not ...

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Dell Thunder Leaks Online, Features Android 2.1 and 4.1 inch OLED Display

Dell Thunder Leaks Online, Features Android 2.1 and 4.1 inch OLED Display The Dell Thunder was rumored back in April, but now it looks like the Thunder is a legitimate device and could launch sometime soon. The image above combined with the tipsters own input confirms a few things about the Dell device. Essentially, it features a 4.1 inch OLED touch screen display, 1,400 mAh removable battery, runs Android 2.1 (may launch with a custom Dell skin), 8MP camera, 720p video capture, and at least 800 x 480 screen resolu...

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Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G Available August 31 for $249 On Two-Year Contract

Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G Available August 31 for $249 On Two-Year Contract Some big news just broke as Sprint announced on its promotional page for the Samsung Epic 4G that it will launch August 31 for $249. No, that is not the price before the MIR; in fact, $249 is the price after $150 instant savings and after a $100 MIR. The pricing for the Samsung Epic 4G is interesting because nearly every other major smartphone sells for $199 on its debut launch. The Epic 4G will be available for purchase in Best Buy, Radio...

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Possible Motorola R2-D2 Droid 2 Appears In The Wild

Possible Motorola R2-D2 Droid 2 Appears In The Wild Along with the announcement of the Motorola Droid 2 yesterday, Verizon Wireless announced the special edition R2-D2 Droid 2 in honor of the Star Wars series. Even though the Droid 2 officially launches tomorrow, the special edition Droid 2 is still weeks away, as it will launch online only sometime in September. Unfortunately, Verizon did not release any official press images of the special edition device so we were left to our imagination to...

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Android 2.2 Software OTA Update Rolling Out to Motorola Droid Users

Android 2.2 Software OTA Update Rolling Out to Motorola Droid Users About a week ago, Verizon was supposed to start updating Motorola Droid devices with Android 2.2, but for some reason, Big Red stopped the update indefinitely. While it was supposed that the build would be modified and changed, it has not. Build FRG01B is the same as it has always been and if you still haven't received the update, you can check your system updates to see if it is available. Keep in mind the update only started rolling out ea...

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Verizon Shows Off Droid 2 Promo Video, Available for Pre-Order

Verizon Shows Off Droid 2 Promo Video, Available for Pre-Order On the day of the official pre-order for the Motorola Droid 2, Verizon Wireless also posted a promotional video for the Droid 2 shown below. The video highlights some of the Droid 2's key features such as 3G Mobile hotspot, Android 2.2, Adobe Flash 10.1, and the ability to speak, type, or Swype text. The video does a good job of showing off the Droid 2's sleek body and functionality. While the video may not be as cool as some of the Droid X'...

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Dell Streak: Available August 13 For $300 On Contract, $550 Off Contract

Dell Streak: Available August 13 For $300 On Contract, $550 Off Contract In a press release issued today by Dell, the Streak will be available for those who signed up for the exclusive pre-order starting Thursday August 12. In case you decided to wait until the device is officially on sale for the general public, your day to order the tablet smartphone is August 13. In terms of pricing, if you sign up for a two year contract with AT&T, the Dell Streak can be yours for $299. However, if you choose to purchas...

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Motorola Droid 2 Confirmed By Verizon, Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow

Motorola Droid 2 Confirmed By Verizon, Pre-Sale Starts Tomorrow Well, we knew Verizon Wireless had to announce the Droid 2 sometime early this week to match up with the rumored release date of August 12. Earlier this morning, Verizon Wireless finally announced the much talked about Motorola Droid 2. Since we already heard so many rumors regarding the Droid 2, the press release didn't really announce anything new about the phone, rather confirm suspicions. The Motorola Droid 2 will launch with Froyo and...

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Sony Announces Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android Smartphone

Sony Announces Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android Smartphone One of the latest additions to AT&T's lineup of Android smartphones is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This high end Android device is well known for its 4 inch touch screen and 8MP camera with dual LED flash. One of its main shortcomings is the fact that it will launch with the outdated Android 1.6 OS. Some point after the Xperia X10 launches, Sony will rollout an OTA software update for Android 2.1, which should be well received by Xperi...

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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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