Does anyone still need proof that the Android OS is becoming the most popular smartphone platform of choice? NPD’s latest report shows Android secured the number one spot in the U.S. for Q2 as the most popular smartphone OS purchased by consumers.
The Android OS accounted for 33% of the overall smartphone purchases in Q2 ... Read More »
In an unprecedented move for carriers with Android phones, Verizon appears poised to update their entire lineup of high-end Droid phones to Android 2.2 within the next couple of weeks. History tells us that the carriers, handset makers, and Google have been somewhat uncoordinated with previous firmware upgrades, but Verizon has the chance to change ... Read More »
HTC has officially announced their switch from AMOLED to SLCD displays for the Nexus One and HTC Desire. Low supplies of the Samsung sourced AMOLED display has led to manufacturing delays for several HTC handsets.
The new SLCD displays from SONY offer boarder viewing angles, improved battery performance and improved visibility in direct ... Read More »
When most of us think of Android, we think about the millions of things our little robot friend helps us do while on the go. Sadly, the little green robot’s powers are easily forgotten every time we get into our cars. We may pull out our Android phone to check a text message or send ... Read More »
As we all know, low supplies of AMOLED screens has been hindering sales for HTC for nearly two months. Verizon burned through their initial shipment of the DROID Incredible within a few days and has struggled to get more in stock. Though a handful of customers have been receiving the DROID Incredible in ... Read More »
During our last high-end Android phone showdown we learned that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon was the fastest mobile processor currently available in the United States, but faster platforms are coming later this summer.
The Samsung Galaxy S features the 1 GHz Hummingbird CPU (S5PC110) which they claim has the fastest GPU and the ... Read More »
We knew for awhile that Android was going to receive a nice performance boost with the new JIT compiler found in Android 2.2. Google proclaimed a 2x-5x performance increase when they unveiled Android 2.2 at Google I/O and now a select few with Nexus One phones are reaping the benefits.
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The headline tells most of the tale here, but HTC has stated that most of their Android devices released in 2010 will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.2 sometime in the second half of the year.
Currently available or soon to be available devices that get a specific mention:
HTC Desire Droid Incredible EVO ... Read More »
Verizon sold 100,000 Droid Incredible phones in the first two days after launch (which sounds impressive), but that number could have been much higher. We reported that the Incredible was sold out on day one and now Verizon is telling customers they will have to wait till June 4th before new orders are ... Read More »
I’ve never been one for disassembly videos (why break it when you can use it?), but this stop-motion stripping off a Droid Incredible has me feeling a bit giddy.
The video goes from unboxing to reassembly with much higher production values than that kid down the street with a screwdriver and a hammer; props to ... Read More »