Android 2.2 for Nexus One in “next few weeks”; HTC update in 2H 2010

So, Android 2.2 Froyo sounds great, has features like WiFi tethering we've been bleating about for months, and is all in all one of the most convincing releases of the platform to-date... when can we get it?  Google were coy about setting precise timescales for the Android 2.2 release yesterday - though they have already pushed out the SDK - but information is gradually seeping out about when your smartphone might get a shot of frozen yoghurt. According to the official Google IO Twitter account, Android 2.2 Froyo will arrive on the Nexus One within the "next few weeks".  As for HTC themselves, they'll apparently be "most likely" offering updates to their 2010 model year handsets, kicking off with the HTC Desire in Europe and the Droid Incredible in the US.  However, no release is expected until the second half of 2010, as they work on polishing HTC Sense for the new OS.
"If your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version. This includes popular models like the Desire and Droid Incredible as well as hotly anticipated phones like the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide and upcoming models. We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades. We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo. We expect to release all updates in the second half of this year but can't be more specific yet" HTC
Bad news for T-Mobile G1 owners, however, with the apparent confirmation that the first-generation Android handset won't get an official OS 2.2 update.  However, salvation may be at hand from modder Haykuro who is working on an unofficial G1 ROM.

Google’s Android is Innovation for Everyone: a Report Card

With all this talk about Android 2.2, Google TV, and the future of Android as a platform, we wanted to take a moment and talk about the success that Google has had with Android. Because, let's face it, if it weren't for this success, we wouldn't be talking about any of the new innovations coming in the near future, now would we? Much like any other conference or keynote, Google wanted to touch on the milestones that Android has brought the Mountain View company, and we're happy to bring them to you here.

Android 2.2 Froyo SDK Available Right Now for Download

That didn't take long at all. Probably the complete opposite, actually. But, while Google I/O is still going strong, and we're covering everything that slips out of the conference, Google and the Android Team have officially made the Android 2.2 Software Developer's Kit (SDK) available for download.

Google TV Officially Announced [Updated Video]

It's been rumored about over and over again for the last few months, and sure enough, it's real. Google, at their Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, have managed to pull some time from Android 2.2 announcements, to finally unveil the next generation of TV. Google's TV, aptly called Google TV, is what they want TV to be, and they've done quite a bit to make it happen.

Android 2.2 Froyo Brings Speed to the Browser & Apps2SD

There's no doubt that there's plenty of people out there actively calling out for certain features for Android to adopt. While speeding up the browser may not be at the top of everyone's list, especially considering the native Android browser is pretty quick in of itself, but we know for a fact that adding applications to your SD card is one of the most highly anticipated features ever. And, sure enough, Google has pulled the curtain off the feature.

Android 2.2 Froyo Officially Announced by Google

Today at Google I/O, Google's largest developer conference, is going strong in its second day. And, in that second day, they've gone ahead and announced the next logical step in the Android platform. While it's been speculated for a little while now, it's always good to hear the company itself announcing its existence. So, here we go, folks.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide due June 2nd for $180

T-Mobile USA has confirmed availability and pricing for the myTouch 3G Slide, the latest full QWERTY Android smartphone to hit the network.  The HTC-made handset will go on sale in T-Mobile stores come June 2nd, priced at $179.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebated) assuming you sign two years of your cellular life away. Meanwhile the carrier are promising "additional availability" and "an expanded marketing campaign" from June 16th.  Three color versions of the handset will be sold - black, white and red - and each will require both a voice and data plan. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide has a 3.4-inch HVGA touchscreen together with dualband 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g, quadband GSM and Bluetooth.  There’s a 5-megapixel camera and T-Mobile drop an 8GB microSD card in the box too; a copy of DoubleTwist is provided for media management.

Dell Streaks Show up in Seattle for AT&T Testing

Ever wonder how mobile devices get tested on a particular wireless carrier? Take a good look at the image below then, and soak it in. While we're sure that this isn't the way every wireless carrier tests upcoming handsets, but it's definitely one of the more interesting methods. Especially the wood. It's got a Do-It-Yourself appeal to it, doesn't it?

Wikitude Drive Augmented Reality satnav beta starts today [Video]

Wikitude have announced the first beta of Wikitude Drive, an augmented reality PND app that overlays directions and prompts onto a live view of the road ahead.  Available with both driving and walking directions, the beta is being launched to coincide with Google IO. The system is based on Navteq mapping data, and Wikitude reckon it's actually safer to use their live-view AR system than a regular sat-nav app.  That's because, even when you're looking at the smartphone display, you're also seeing what's happening in the road.  Alternatively there's a standard 3D map layout, and both modes get voice direction prompts. Wikitude will be making the Wikitude Drive beta available in the Android Market from 10am PST today, but it'll only be available for the first 2,000 people to download it. [vimeo][/vimeo]