Android 2.1 HTC Hero update coming by March 2010

HTC have confirmed to us that the much-anticipated Android 2.1 update for the HTC Hero is expected to arrive in Europe and Asia sometime in late February or March 2010.  The update will bring with it much of the new HTC Sense functionality added to the HTC Legend and HTC Desire as well. The actual feature set will vary depending on carrier and sales region.  One of the noticeable features of the new Sense is Friend Stream, which pulls out Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates from all contacts into a single list; unfortunately it will also be one of the features availability of which will vary. Unfortunately HTC also told us that the Magic won't be getting an Android 2.1 update. Update: HTC told us that some variants of HTC Magic will be getting 2.1 update. Rogers HTC Magic users should rejoice to know that 2.1 is coming their way.

HTC Desire puts Sense UI into the Nexus One

The smartphone we knew unofficially as the Bravo has been made official, and the HTC Desire is enough to put any Nexus One envy out of your mind.  The Desire has the same 3.7-inch AMOLED multitouch display as the Nexus One, but throws in HTC's coveted Sense user interface complete with Exposé-style "helicopter view" for homescreen thumbnails. There's also European UMTS/HSPA 900/2100, an optical joystick, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU.  In fact the only real feature that the Desire lacks and the Nexus One has, is active noise cancellation; that's apparently a cost-saving measure, to keep the Desire relatively affordable.  Unfortunately HTC have told us in a pre-brief that there are currently no plans to make a US-version, so Nexus One owners will have to wait for the inevitable hacked ROM. More details over at SlashGear, and we’ll have hands-on video and photos with the new smartphones after the press conference ends.

HTC Legend: unibody Hero replacement with AMOLED

HTC have officially launched the HTC Legend, the successor to the Hero and a slick, unibody aluminum smartphone running Android 2.1.  Packing a 3.2-inch HVGA AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with multitouch support, the Legend also gets the latest version of HTC Sense 900/2100MHz UMTS/HSPA support and WiFi. The Hero's trackball has been junked in favor of an optical joystick, and an Exposé-style “helicopter view” which – with a pinch-zoom motion – shows all seven homescreen panes at once.  There's also a new app, Friend Stream; where before Sense’s Contacts app pulled in Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates to be viewed on a per-contact basis, Friend Stream puts them all into one single feed. More details over at SlashGear, and we'll have hands-on video and photos with the new smartphones after the press conference ends.

Dell Mini 5 MID live

Details about the Dell Mini 5 has been under wraps since we first found out about its existence. But our friends over at slashgear manged to get their hands on one for a mini hands on review. Although this device has full phone functionality it is a little too big to be a phone but its a perfect fit for a MID.

TAT Home: New Android 3D Interface Coming Soon

The evolution of Android and its apps are progressing at really good pace. The ability to customize Android has taken off seemingly since the introduction of the platform. Home replacements are some of the biggest modifications Android users partake in. Now Tat Home looks to take this to a new level with their new home replacement app.

HTC Bravo, Renamed Desire?

I thought the HTC Droid Eris already had this name pegged. Its seems as though HTC has other plans for it, giving it to the phone we all know as the Bravo. The HTC Desire will be the newest entry into HTC leading Android family of phones.

Adobe AIR For Android Coming Soon

I know most of you are thinking to yourselves, "here we go again", Adobe has announced plans to bring Adobe AIR to Android. This platform will allow developers to make flash based games for Android devices.

Acer Liquid E

Acers newest member to enter their Android lineup will be call the Liquid E. This is a beautiful device and it will be powered by Android 2.1 and will feature an Qualcomm 8250 768 MHz Snapdragon processor.