Gingerbread has been ported to the Htc HD2, originally a Windows Mobile device. No word on other devices getting it, but this is a step in the right direction for Gingerbread ROMs.
Ahh, rooting. What was once a complicated and tedious process has become as simple as one-click rooting, or in this case, Auto-Nooter. Yeah, it’s a funny name, but it’s a useful tool if you’ve got a NookColor. Thanks to the guys over at XDA (mainly a user named Gabrial Destruir), Rooting your NookColor has never been simpler. It streamlines the rooting process by giving the user a slew of things, like:
The word around the campfire is that Motorola is prepping two ruggedized handsets along the lines of the T-Mobile DEFY. Expected sometime in the middle of 2011, these phones are said to run less than the DEFY by as much as half.
Looking ahead at the tablet war about to go down in 2011, one name will figure very prominently in the battle: Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor. The dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chipset will offer performance and experiences like we’ve only dreamed of thus far. The Snapdragon stuff we’ve been drooling over this year will pale by comparison. It seems that everywhere one turns, they see tablet makers promising something Tegra 2 powered. Everyone loves it, especially Google.
LG’s newest killer Android phone, the LG B was leaked in some pictures, and it’s got one of the brightest screens we’ve ever seen.
Dell’s Android-equipped Streak has dropped from $299 to $100 at Best Buy. Why? Read on and find out!
Android may have started out big, with Nexus Ones and Droid Incredibles, but it’s winding down into a slew of low-end phones. Like the LG Optimus series, or the new Gigabyte GSmart Rola, Gigabyte’s first attempt at an Android smartphone. The Rola is packing Froyo, …
Fossil, the company who makes watches, wallets, money clips and more, have been quietly working on a new concept. New to them, not necessarily to the world. A small team within the company has put together a connected watch which will connect to Android and BlackBerry devices. Yes, there have been plenty of failed attempts at this idea, but Fossil thinks they have learned from others.
We were contacted by a representative this afternoon regarding the alleged NOOKcolor update due in January. As we feared, the news was too good to be true. The NOOKcolor is not getting the Android Market as part of any update, nor has one been announced for January.
Huge news coming out of the eReader market today surrounding the NOOKcolor’s Android 2.2 update. According to Smartphone Magazine, the update coming in January 2011 may possibly bring the Android Market along for the ride.
Phandroid has just picked up an exciting scoop from a source that claims that New Toy Inc. is porting their widely popular online Scrabble clone, Words With Friends, to an Android device near you.
The NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset is poised to become the de facto benchmark for mobile processors in the new year. Already expected on a number of devices such as the LG Star and Motorola tablet, DigiTimes says we should add Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung to the list.
Huawei hasn’t been the best with tablets as of late, but they might be turning it around soon. Check out this video of the Huawei S7, an Android tab that’s running an unknown version of Android (most likely 1.6) and it has multitouch. Now, multitouch may not be that uncommon for us, with our Evos and Galaxy Tabs, but this is one of the higher end Huawei tablets we’ve seen with multitouch. Hopefully Huawei doesn’t contradict the whole thing by using a resistive touch screen. Only time will tell.
South Korean handset maker Pantech looks to be cooking up and Android phone with AT&T compatibility. According to documents pieced together by Phone Scoop, a bar-style handset featuring support GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA 850/1900 has been confirmed by the FCC as well as the Bluetooth SIG.
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