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ODROID Gets Android 2.1

In case you aren’t familiar with the ODROID , the manufacturer, Hardkernel, describes it as an “Entertainment Device” with a focus on gaming. The Developer Edition is shipping with a Samsung Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 833MHz with NEON multimedia accelerator, 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, and 720p video output via HDMI, but only a 320 x 480 3.5 inch screen, a vanilla install of Android 1.5. Well, the 1.5 will be replaced soon by Android 2.1

Google Maps Gets Biking Directions

Google is really beefing up their Maps service. The recent addition of layars which added Buzz is not the end of Google adding features to this extremely popular online Map.

Inventor of the cell phone gave up his iPhone for a Motorola Droid

Most of us don't know who Martin Cooper is, he was the first person to make a call on a handheld cell phone prototype in 1973 and he is named on the patent “radio telephone system” filed that same year. Android now has some strong endorsers in the inventor of Linux and now the inventor of cellphones.

ComboApp Makes Creating Apps Much Easier

ComboApp launched today, this tools allows anyone to make an app for Android in 5 minutes or less. It has a simple web-based UI that you can use to create an app with a few clicks of your mouse.

Firstview HK Electronic Limited presents its SmartBook

Firstview HK Electronic Limited has presented a SmartBook that only cost $65 to make. It's called the Nike PC706V, it will has a 7-inch screen (800 × 480), a VIA 8505 ARM 9 clocked at 533Mhz with 128 MB of RAM, a 2GB capacity, WiFi, a USB drive and a 2100 mAh battery that should last 4 hours. It has Android 1.6 installed but this could potentially be upgraded to Android 2.1.

Want an Android Phone? Don’t Choose AT&T

We all thought that Verizon would be the one to lock down Android. Verizon chose the other option and allowed Android to breath and mainly left its core untouched. In comes AT&T, first they stripped out Google Search in every area of the device but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

HTC Supersonic Caught On Cam

Some lucky guy put together a quick first look at the upcoming HTC Supersonic. If you are not familiar with this Android device, it is slated to be the first WiMaxx/4G Android device to hit the US. This phone is set for a late spring or summer release this year for Sprint's 4G network. It joins the HTC HD2 in the 4.3 inch screen family but it stands alone with its WiMaxx capabilities. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xok9E8SRCS0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] via mobilecrunch]

Motorola Backflip now available for $99

The Motorola Backflip is now available on AT&T for $99, this is the first Android device in their lineup. It features a 3.1 inch HVGA display, quad-band GSM and tri-band 7.2Mbps HSPA connectivity, a five megapixel camera with flash and 4X zoom, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, and MOTOBLUR running on top of Android 1.5. Android 2.1 is not far off for this an all Motorola Android's.

Raging Thunder 2

Swedish developer Polarbit is hard at work creating multiple 3D games for Android. Polarbit announced today that they are releasing a sequel to their best selling title Raging Thunder. Raging Thunder 2 features cross-platform six player games, upgradeable cars, and ten new animated tracks.
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