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HTC Expects to have Android 2.2 Updates Finished by Christmas

According to HTC, the Desire is getting a Froyo-based update in August, but unfortunately other smartphones like the Wildfire, Incredible and EVO 4G will not be as lucky. The global PR and online community manager at HTC, Eric Lin, believes they will be done with Froyo testing before Christmas, so that's when those other devices should expect an update. He also explained that it takes a lot of time to port all of their applications over to Froyo, and make sure that it runs well on all of their devices.

Samsung Galaxy S crushes Nexus One in Quake 3 Duel [Video]

The Samsung Galaxy S, pitted against the first superphone (the Nexus One),has managed to come out on top. As you might recall, porting Quake 3 to devices has become a national past time for some developers out there, and now that the game has been given its paces through Samsung's own super-device, the results are quite revealing. According to Android Police, the Nexus One can only render 22 million triangles per second, while the Galaxy S can render a staggering 90 million triangle per second.

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9200 features 2GHz, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Display and More

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9200. Long name, right? Well, apparently this big guy is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S, and it's all set to be released in early 2011. The Galaxy S2 will have a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with approximately 340 pixels per inch. Also, there will be a 2GHz CPU paired with 1GB of RAM and a 4GB ROM, together with 32GB of flash storage and a microSD card slot.

Motorola Charm for T-Mobile Free for Back to School Sale

T-Mobile customers will soon be able to get their hands on the Motorola Charm. The Magenta carrier has decided to give them away for free with a two-year contract. According to TmoNews, they've caught a glimpse of a promotional poster for the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States, telling all those who would listen that the Charm will go for free due to a back to school sale.

Motorola XT502 Breaks Cover Again, Still Heading to China

In the beginning, all we knew about the XT502, was that it existed, thanks to some blurry images. However, every phone has to find its way out of the shadows eventually, and today is the XT502's moment. We've got plenty of details about the physical aspects of the device, and we still know it's heading to China.

Gingerbread May Not be Everything We Heard About

According to Unwired View, the news about Gingerbread is not fully right. According to Dan Morrill, a Google Android Open Source & Compatibility Tech Lead, it seems that people are starting to just make stuff up on the subject of Android 3.0. But, that doesn't mean everything is wrong, either. There is still the possibility that some, maybe even most, of the information on Android 3.0 is true.

Droid Incredible Amazing Survival Story

Accidents happen. And unfortunately telling the story is half the fun. Well, here's one for you to hear. A man from Android Central' forums had to experience what it would be like for his Droid Incredible to catch on fire. One night he went to the beach and created a bonfire. Everything seemed perfect, but it all came crashing down when he realized his phone had managed to find its way into the fire.

Samsung Galaxy S Does Video Out Through 3.5mm Audio Jack [video]

Our Android devices are pretty amazing, right? Well, we can safely say the Samsung Galaxy S just got a bit more amazing today? The Galaxy S is the only Android phone that can offer video out using the 3.5mm audio jack. It seems the international version of Samsung Galaxy S has a TV out option built into the display setting that lets you pick your TV type (PAL or NTSC). Also, it is easy to operate. All you need is a 3.5 mm jack to the standard AV ports on your TV.

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is Coming to Canada Thanks to Bell

Good news for Canadian folk. The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant is going to be there some time soon. Now, for those Canadian Android fans, you all don't have to worry about unlocking and paying with lots of money just to get your hand on this phone. Bell Mobility will be carrying this 4.0-inch WVGA (480 x 800)SUPER AMOLED mDNIe(Mobile Digital Natural Image engine).

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 receives new software update

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 now has a new firmware update. This latest update helps to improve general performance, speed and responsiveness, especially in messaging and the camera's Ul. It also makes it easier to back-up and restore your applications. Lastly, in selected markets, PlayNow now features premium applications and games.
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