The two part Android 2.1 update has just recently been withdrawn for release for the G2 Touch. This is the network's name for the HTC Hero, with some reports that a couple users had some problems with it. Quite a few people had problems getting the preperatory update to work, they would just get a flashing warning triangle stating that during the process something had gone wrong.
Swype is on its way into the mobile world, its already been seen on a few handsets already and the company eagerly wants to put it on iPhone. So far Apple doesn't look like they're too interested in taking the bait. But in the meanwhile, HTC, Samsung and Motorola and other OEMs are perfectly fine set in the cult-favorite keyboard's crosshairs.
The newer EVO's have recently just come out and there is a huge difference in the colors of the LCD screens. The newer model has a washed out look to it and the older has better contract, the colors are richer. If you look close to it you can see a row of dead pixels that can look like hair from a little further back.
News on a software update for the EVO 4G can't be completley confirmed, but BGR has received news that Sprint is preparing for a maintenance update. The update is supposedly coming up on the 28th of June, three things are to be targeted in the update. The first update will be an improvement on the wi-fi, the EVO 4G is known for it's poor wi-fi reception.
For those who weren't aware, Google can remove apps that may be bad or violate the Terms & Services of the Android market. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does it's a pretty big deal. Google explained why they took steps to remove an app from a certain small number of phones. They became aware recently that two free apps built for research purposes by a security researcher, the apps were misrepresented intentionally to encourage user downloads, but weren't designed for malicious use.
ZTE has made it's first Android powered phone, the X850. The X850 won't target the high end market like most Android phones recently to date have, but will instead target the entry-level market. But for a phone targeting the entry-level market, the X850 isn't bad at all, except for the 2.8" 320x240 resolution of the touchscreen display. The X850 is powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227, has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, 3.2 mega pixel camera and an FM radio integrated into it.
Want to see the inside of a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini? This is the E10i Euorpean model, but basically has the same inside of the American E10A. Their was no problem actually taking it apart, and replacing it is told to be very easy as well.
The brand new HTC EVO as we now know is being set at 30 fps in both 2 and 3d models. The slow-down is noticeable in a lot of games even when some people said it didn't matter. But anyways most people are happy that a fix-up is on the way.
Google announced at the I/O conference that the Froyo Code in the coming weeks would be released. It will be released to an open source community, many are simply wondering how many weeks it will take. But the wait for this is over as Froyo code is beginning to be dropped into the Android Open Source Project right now.
Another leak involving the Droid X, this time with it's camera. We have samples taken with the Droid X's 8 megapixel camera. This is a vast improvement over the original Droid's camera, leaked photos of the 1st Droid's photos before release date were just awful, here is one of the pictures taken with the new Droid X.