Posts Tagged ‘Gingerbread’
Will October Deliver Us Android Ice Cream Devices?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:07 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:00
Will a month better known for Halloween be an early Christmas for Android fanatics? The rumor mill has been churning out reports of Android Ice Cream Sandwich powered devices launching in time for trick or treating. Believed to be a rush on Google’s part, it could take some wind out of Apple’s iPhone 5 sails. Also rumored to launch sometime in September or October, the two rival OS’s would have all fall to grab cash from consumers.
The other belief for the speedy release is that November will be the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Motorola Droid, a phone widely believed to fully make Android a mobile powerhouse. Since many customers signed two-year contracts to get a cheaper price on the phone, they could potentially go to Apple’s handset and leave Android behind.
Skype For Android 2.1 Adds More Video Calling Capable Handsets.
Last Updated on Friday, 5 August 2011 02:27 Written by LoganDX Friday, 5 August 2011 07:00
Skype released a new version of their Skype for Android app that opens up support for 17 new devices. The new 2.1 version of the app has enabled the joys of video chat on the go for the following: Acer A5, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Evo 3D, HTC 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and the Sony Ericsson Ray. Note that you must be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher to enable the update.
Unsupported devices running Froyo could still run the update but quality might be slightly downgraded. Launch the updated app, hit “Skype Settings” and then tick “Enable Video Calling”. If you don’t see that option, then you’re out of luck this time. Froyo users will be able to use the rear facing camera only to chat but Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will allow access to the front facing camera.
The Droid 3 Is Here!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:05 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 7 July 2011 08:30
Earlier today, Verizon Wireless and Motorola announced their newest smartphone, the Droid 3, is available for purchase online. Boasting features such as a dual-core 1GHZ processor, an 8 megapixel camera, Android OS 2.3, a sliding QWERTY keyboard, Flash 10 and a 4 inch qHD display this may be Motorola’s biggest beast ever. Mirror Mode will allow users to share media, including 1080p HD video captured on the phone, on televisions equipped with HDMI. The manufacturer claims the phone will be the thinnest QWERTY capable phone and even includes a front facing camera for chatting and photos.
Motorola has built the Droid 3 with personal and business customers in mind with the bells and whistles that casual users want but also including professional services as well. GOTO Meeting, Citrix Receiver, QuickOffice, and more will allow the power user to keep up with the fast paced demands of corporate life without being stuck in an office. The Droid 3 will be a 3G phone, not LTE though. You can buy the phone online now or in store around July 14th. Hit the jump to see the full press release and peep some more pics of the beauty.
Verizon Stating That Droid X Will Get Gingerbread Update Soon
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 12:47 Written by The Geek Thursday, 26 May 2011 02:00
Got your Droid X and wishing you had some Gingerbread to go with it? Well good news! PhoneScoop has said that Verizon has released that the 2.3 (Gingerbread) push should be hitting Droid X’s everywhere by May 27th. This is good news out there for you Verizon customers.
With the update some of the fixes and changes are a new user interface, better word prediction, app grouping, an improved email application, geo-tagging support in the camera, a download manager application, auto-focus improvements for the camera in low-light conditions, and improved battery life while using Bluetooth. Sounds like a full over-haul on the X. Let us know what you think and how bad you cant wait in the comments!