The marketing campaign from Verizon, where the new Motorola Droid X is the focal point, is far from over. In fact, the commercials themselves seem to be getting better and better. This time around, Verizon is focusing on the mobile hot spot feature, showing everyone who will watch just how easy it is to connect your device (and multiple other devices) to the Internet, courtesy of your new Droid phone.
LG's premiere Android handset, the Optimus Z, is finally available. But only if you're in South Korea. If you're not, then you're out of luck, and you'll just have to be happy staring at the image below. But hey, take some solace in the fact that they released it early, which means anything is possible. Like an international release date, which hasn't been promised, but more or less hinted at. And we wouldn't mind that at all, LG. Really.
The wait to get apps on the Apple App Store thanks to the long vetting process Apple uses on all apps allowed to run on the iPhone has been the source of much developer and user ire. That vetting process is looking good today after reports that millions of Android users may have had data stolen by a nefarious app.
When you're selling somewhere in the ballpark of 160,000 smartphones a day, then a subscription service for just about anything starts looking like a good idea. And apparently Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, is beginning to think the same way (not that he hasn't been, mind you). Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Schmidt outlined very briefly what a news subscription service for Android might look like.
Pretty much, the title says it all. When Google's Phone Store went down, there was confirmation from the house that built Android that the Nexus One, in effect, wouldn't be going down with it. In fact, the handset would still be sold courtesy of wireless carriers around the globe, like Vodafone. But, thanks to a new document, it looks like T-Mobile (you know, the wireless carrier in the States that supports the Nexus One) won't be included in that list.
We all know that, right now, Apple is doing everything they possibly can to make sure that everyone and their cousin knows that it's not just the iPhone 4 that has antenna problems. Unfortunately, their testing and "results" don't seem to be working out for anyone other than Apple, and that's giving companies like Motorola plenty of ammunition to use in their own marketing campaigns. This time around, you won't even need a jacket to brave the winter chills.
There's a lot of speculation going on right now, about whether or not T-Mobile's first HSPA+ device is going to be. And, while their teaser site has Vanguard written all over it (a phone manufactured by HTC, mind you), it looks like a new tipster speaking with Android Central says otherwise. In fact, it looks like it will still be an HTC-based device, but definitely not the Vanguard.
We already know that Samsung plans on launching some of their Galaxy-based devices with Android 2.2. No, not here in the States, but more like across the world. What that means, though, is that Froyo is alive and well, and Samsung is obviously testing it on their devices. Sure enough, here you get to see a Galaxy S with a new (brand new), and incomplete build of 2.2.
This is getting ridiculous. Just last night we had a couple different articles detailing, in some way or another, a Droid X here and there running Android 2.2, or Froyo. And, sure enough, here's another one. The only difference with this one, is there's a good chance that this one's a test build running on a test unit. Not a big difference, but it's still different.
The HTC Desire is one of those devices that, the moment you look at it, you just know it should be running the latest and greatest software. It's just got that look and feel. And, while it may have the same specifications as the Nexus One, there's one big thing that keeps it from getting updates as fast as that vanilla-based device. HTC's Sense UI. Well apparently it's not too bad, because according to some recent tweets from HTC's Regional Director, Mark Moon, Android 2.2 may be coming next week.