The Casio Commando is a rugged smartphone that is coming to Verizon starting April 28th. They are touting it as something strong and durable like the Motorola Defy, only better, and with Android 2.2. This phone should be able to handle all the drops, spills and dirt that most of you outdoorsy type do. I would mention a time frame to possibly get Android 2.3 but Casio has no track record for us to speak on.
For those that are fans of Darktremors A2SD scripts this will surely make you happy. For those that don't know, Darktremor is an excellent developer from XDA that has built the scripts that are most widely used in the Android community to move apps to the sd card. Mainly for older devices, pre Android 2.2 devices, or for power users like me that have 200+ installed apps. Yay! This story is about another XDA dev by the name elgubbo, he has created a user interface for A2SD that makes everything much easier for you.
Most of you can probably agree that you have had to do this at one time or another on your Android phone. Get someone a phone number, send your friend or a co-worker someones number and wished there was an easy and simple way for this to happen. Well now you can with Share Contacts by SMS. Instead of trying to copy/paste it, or write the number down or try to remember it in your head. Now you'll never need to do that again.
Sprint has just announced via its official forums that a maintenance update for HTC Hero owners will begin to rollout today. Bringing in a few fixes, it's a welcome update, especially when we won't be seeing anything beyond 2.1 for the device.
Tablets are the new thing in the world of Android. Many manufacturers are pumping out tablets as fast as they can to ride the wave of hype that's been made with the iPad's introduction and success. Following many others is Coby, who have now released a new 7-inch internet tablet.
If you recall a select 1,000 users were recruited to test out Android 2.1 on their Motorola Backflips. Well now it's being officially released and every Backflip owner can get their hands on 2.1 with enhanced MOTOBLUR.
It looks as if the O2 version of the Samsung Galaxy S will finally be receiving Android 2.2 this month. In a newsletter leak to AndroidCentral we see that it will be receiving it on the 15th of this month, followed by the Sony Ericsson X10 line getting Android 2.1.
Motorola has always been open with their plans on software updates for their devices. While they are not always right, many times their software releases been delayed once or even a few times but they always let us know. Continuing in the openness pattern Motorola has posted their updated Software Upgrade News chart.
Motorola is currently in the process of asking members of it's forums to keep a look out for websites offering up modded Cliq 2.1 ROMs. In an effort to insure Cliq users only get the official release to avoid problems down the road.
The HP Photosmart eStation C510 Printer with Android Tablet has been quite the buzz around the internet since it’s announcement. It’s a $399.99 printer that will also yield a 7-inch Android 2.1 tablet. Now although it’s not a full featured tablet, it’s uses with the printer are quite impressive.