ODROID portable game system that runs Android.
Monthly Archive: December 2013
Motorola Tao, supposedly the final version of the Sholes.
Android OS 1.6 for developers has been released, though frustratingly you'll need an Android Developer Phone - aka one of HTC's patterned, unlocked Dreams - in order to install it. The release gives developers an opportunity to get to grips with the latest build of Android, prior to OS 1.6 being pushed to consumer devices. Android 1.6 brings with it support for alternative screen sizes, CDMA support and a new text-to-speech engine. There's also a new scaling algorithm, which means that developers may not have to rework their core software in order to suit different sized displays. Even if you have a standard, unlocked Dream it will need to have the original factory bootloader (hboot 0.95.3000) or a development bootloader that supports fastboot in order to install the new build. We're expecting to see hacks putting 1.6 onto regular devices soon, but for most users you're probably better off waiting until an official OS release. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRFkLKRwFw[/youtube]
cease and desist letter from the search giant.
The Washington Post has looked at the Sprint HTC Hero mobile phone and says that the handset is a big leap for Sprint and its Android line in hardware and software. However, the handset isn’t perfect with notable flaws like slow performance, unreliable video playback, and a hard to use touch keyboard. The publication points out that the Sprint device looks like a different phone with a more rounded design and lacking the "chin" of the HTC original. The hardware buttons are rearranged and have a trackball in the center. Build quality is good with a sturdy build and solid design. The multitouch function of the Hero earns high marks compared to other Android devices. In the end, the reviewer says the Hero is for the tech lover and a nice choice on the Sprint network.
San Francisco Chronicle the Os is still "not there yet." With all the Android handsets and other devices being launched onto the market and the buzz that Android devices are creating it is hard to see where the OS is failing though it still needs a few improvements.
Far EasTone, which is most likely because the company makes handsets specifically for the Taiwanese market and I am in America. The company has announced that it will be launching more Android devices this year than it had previously said.
developer's conference it is holding on October 26 it will be giving away free HTC Hero handsets and a month of free service. The free phone and service will be given to the first 400 developers who attend the HTC Coding Lab.