AndroidGuys Weekly Roundup Dec. 6-Dec. 11

Join me as I cover the news from the week of December 6th through December 11th!

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Archos Expected to Unveil New Tablets at IFA

Those who follow the Android universe closely already know that Archos has a few new tablets up their sleeves. However, your average Joe doesn’t have a clue as to what is on the radar. At next month’s IFA (think CES for the UK), everyday consumers will get a glimpse at five new ...

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Photos of Supposed HTC Desire HD Surface

Images of the supposed HTC EVO for Europe have surfaced over the weekend (see the photo above).  Also referred to as the “HTC Ace” in Vodafone’s inventory system, the phone is set to be a monster(if it exists that is). It really looks like a blend of the HTC Desire and the HTC ...

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HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z Appear In Vodafone Inventory System

A couple of HTC codename-phones that have been floating around — the Ace and Vision, have appeared in an inventory system for Vodafone D2 in Germany as the Desire HD and Desire Z.  According to several blogs, including the German blog BestBoyZ,  the Desire HD will be an HTC Legend on ...

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Six Android Products up for T3 Gadget Awards

U.K.-based gadget magazine and website T3 has announced the shortlist for this year’s T3 Gadget Awards, and our Android friends are popping up in four different categories: Commuter Gadget of the Year Phone of the Year (Both the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend) T3 Design Award Gadget of the ...

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Rumor: HTC Desire HD Coming this Fall

We’re barely a month removed from the release of the EVO 4G so that means it’s time to look down the road at HTC’s plans.  According to a few rumors hitting the internet today, the handset maker is prepping a follow-up to their much loved Desire.  Called the HTC Ace or Desire ...

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HTC To Complete Android 2.2 Upgrade By Christmas

Any HTC Desire or Legend owners out there wondering when they will get their Android 2.2 upgrade? Well, lucky for you the team over at Pocket-lint got some one-on-one time with Eric Lin,HTC‘s global PR and online community manager, at the recent Qualcomm Uplinq convention and got the ...

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Google Maps Navigation Navigates To Canada

Oh ya, it’s true. If “YOU ARE CANADIAN!”, then you now have access to Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps Navigation is a free turn-by-turn navigation service which was released with the Motorola Droid last year in October and has since become available to all devices running ...

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EVO Gets “Toasted”; Root and Froyo ROM Released

The EVO isn’t even available at Sprint stores until tomorrow, but when Google decided to give around 5,000 of these bad boys away, they were basically telling developers to “get this bad boy rooted already.” And so they did… Over on XDA-Developers, toastcfh (also known ...

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Three New HTC Codenames Sniffed Out

One of Engadget’s tipsters was digging through an HTC site designed for internal component bidding and unearthed a few new product codenames. You can now add Glacier, LED, and Vision to the list of possible future Android phones. We say possible only because HTC is still committed to ...

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Most 2010 HTC Android Phones to See Froyo Upgrade

Wondering if your new HTC Desire will be getting Android 2.2? Yeah, so are we!  Well, according to HTC if your Android handset was made in 2010, it has a very good chance of seeing the Froyo upgrade (yay!).  The Desire, Droid Incredible, My Touch Slide, HTC Legend, as well as future models are ...

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Pre-Alpha Test This: Firefox for Android

Are you excited by the long awaited release of Fennec (Firefox for mobile devices) on Android? Then, good news, you can now download and install pre-Alpha nightly builds! As outlined in the Mozilla wiki, the app is at a very early stage of development and still needs lots of work. But it is ...

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AT&T Getting the Hero? Ummm… What?

We know that AT&T is planning to release a plethora of Android devices this year. What we don’t know is which ones they are. Rumors have it that a Touch Pro 2 like device will be on the menu. But what’s AT&T got planned for the touch-screen-only crowd? AndroidGuys has been ...

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Battle of the Network Stars

When purchasing a new phone many of us are being faced with not only a question of a handset but a prospective betrothed wireless carrier for at least a two year term (this is/was the genius of the Nexus One, more on that later).  That has not been more evident since Apple signed an ...

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Android Powered Vodafone 845 Announced

Vodafone just pulled the curtain back on their first Android handset, the Vodafone 845. To be clear, this marks the first of their own branded phones.  They currently offer the HTC Legend, Nexus One, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.  So what’s the 845 all about?  Is it a superphone like the ...

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