[UPDATED] Google Still Testing Froyo Builds; FRF83 Not Final Release

Update: Looks like the build our source was testing is rolling out to at least a somewhat wider group: posts on XDA Developers and Twitter indicate that a quite a few Nexus One owners are receiving OTA updates to FRF85B. Despite other sites’ declarations that the Froyo build that starting ...

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HTC HD2 Android Port Project Makes Major Breakthrough, Release Nears

The HTC HD2 was an object of lust for Android fans for quite sometime earlier this year(before the EVO was announced that is!). Regarded as one of the best Windows Mobile 6.5 powered handsets with a 4.3-inch capacitive display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 576MB of RAM, and a 5 megapixel camera, ...

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Report: Samsung Hoping to Double Smartphone Market Share by the End of 2010

Samsung is hoping to up its global smartphone market share this year from 5% to 10%.  Lee Donjoo, senior vice president of the company’s mobile communications division, told Bloomberg this week that Samsung is banking on the success of its Galaxy S smartphone. His comments largely echo ...

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Sprint Expects to Launch Android 2.2 “In the Near Future”

In a recent announcement on Twitter, Sprint has said that it expects to launch Android 2.2 Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 "in the near future." On the Sprint's message boards, a Sprint employee said "As work on finalizing the software is under way, Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 ...

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Report: App Developers See More Long-Term Viability in Android, Not iOS

It seems that Android is making waves over at Bloomberg.com, and once again, it’s over Apple and their coveted iPhone; however, this time, it is not in specs and phones, but the market and applications that Google is excelling. The article states that, “More than half the 2,733 ...

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Droid X System Dump Leaks

Some lucky new Motorola Droid X user has leaked the Droid X system dump. Because of this, users can now download wallpaper, ringtones, apps, etc from here. That’s right folks, you can now have it all! Not only that, but the Android hackers are hard at work trying to port the boot-screen ...

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AndroidGuys Thursday Nights Podcast!

Tune in at 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern for the AndroidGuys Thursday Nights podcast hosted by Scotty Brown! Tonight we’ll be sponsored by AndroidSwag… and that means that we’ll be giving away AndroidGuys t-shirts live on the air. But, the only way to win them is to listen live! ...

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New Release of UnrEVOked Supports Droid Incredible, HTC EVO, and HTC Desire

Interested in rooting your EVO, Droid Incredible, or HTC Desire?  Well, if the answer to that question is yes, you are going to very happy.  The geniuses behind UnrEVOked, the simple HTC EVO rooting tool, have upgraded their root method to now support the Desire and Droid Incredible as well! ...

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Swype Expecting To Be On 50 Handsets by 2011

Reuters is reporting that Swype CEO Mike McSherry is expecting his keyboard, which I absolutely love, to be on 50 phones by year’s end. That’s right, 50 phones! Crazy stuff.  Currently, Swype is running officially on 10 handsets (including the Droid X ), so they have a way to go, ...

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Intel Wants ‘Android x86’ for Netbooks and Tablets This Summer

Intel is hard at work, prepping an “Android x86″version of Android 2.2 designed for tablets and netbooks.  As we’ve mentioned here a couple of times, Android was initially designed for ARM processors.  Intel has been gradually getting more involved with the platform, most ...

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Android Team Employs Remote Application Removal

The Android Developers Blog has an very interesting article up this morning concerning their ability to implement remote application removal.  Along with over-the-air updates and an application “sandbox and permissions model”, Google has plenty of tools to safeguard Android users. ...

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Theme Review: HtcClay’s SuperBad v1.6 for the G1/MyTouch 3G

Let me begin by reminding you that this is a review of a theme, not a ROM. Now then, let’s get to it. About SuperBad: SuperBad was developed by HtcClay. It’s named after the movie SuperBad, which makes it that much better. Version 1.6 is based off Cyanogen’s CM5.0.8 Test4 ROM. ...

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Froyo Build FRF83 Now Available for Nexus One Users

Another incremental Froyo build is being pushed out to Nexus One users.   This time it’s build number is FRF83.  If you are getting tired of FRF50, download the OTA right here and manually install it.  I should note that you must be running the FRF50 update.   The update will simply fail ...

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Generation Gap? How I Got my Mother to Switch to Android

“I wouldn’t recommend an Android phone to my mother.” That’s a phrase I’ve heard thrown around more than once since Android first came out, and up until recently, I was of that same opinion. That is until the Sprint EVO 4G came out. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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BREAKING: Froyo Code Being Published to AOSP Right Now

At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that Froyo code would be released to the open source community in “the coming weeks.” Many were beginning to wonder just how many weeks that would take. But the wait is over: Froyo code is beginning to be dropped into the Android Open ...

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