All Android users get excited on upgrade day for their device. New updates to newer versions of the Android OS bring with them all sorts of new features and bug fixes that will make devices work better. If you are a Viewsonic ViewPad 10 user today is your upgrade day with the little tablet jumping from Android 1.6 up to Android 2.2.
Adobe has announced that Flash Player 10.2 will be available for download through the Android Market starting March 18th. Initially designed for Honeycomb devices, this beta release is also available as a general availability (GA) release for Android handsets using Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) as well. All Honeycomb tablets need to have Google's 3.0.1 system update as well. It will be an automatic update in conjunction with Google's first system update for Honeycomb, but Froyo and Gingerbread users will have to go out and get it when it comes on the 18th.
So I suppose you've come to this post wishing for the truth, the hard truth, on your phone and its future as far as a lovely holiday cookie goes. I'll tell you what - you'll basically get the truth below, but unless we could call ourselves the developers working on optimizing Android versions for each piece of hardware, we've got no perfect truth for you. That said, this is pretty good. This list was originally compiled by an awesome fellow by the name of Ben Duder over on XDA Developers. What we're using it for here is to do three things, the first of which is to give you the good news.
If you are the user of the Nexus S and you have applied the latest update to your device you may have noticed something a bit different in the way the screen looks. Apparently, the 2.3.3 update that Google offers for the Nexus S changes the default color temperature of the device.
If you are one of the folks that uses an HTC Desire smartphone and have been longing for an Android update for your device your lucky day is here. An update for Android 2.3 for the Desire is coming your way.
Everything you know about updates is wrong! It turns out that this lovely bit of device we all call the Milestone will today be getting Android 2.2 Froyo, an update that Motorola themselves said would never again be updated as far as the mobile OS goes. Of course, this version of Froyo hasn't come from Motorola, it's come from an XDA hacker by the name of Dexter_nib, a ROM for you all to get your tasty treats on.
The folks at Google and Android have just revealed a short list of new NFC capabilities coming with the new system update Android 2.3.3. These updates take hold of what's quickly becoming the talk of the town as far as futuristic communication with businesses, games, and even other people goes. What NFC stands for is Near Field Communication, and it has the potential to replace credit cards and cash as currency in the USA as well as the rest of the world.
Today Verizon is pushing an over the air update to owners of the Samsung Continuum (you know the one, two screens, looks like a long wafer cookie,) which, amongst other things, will install V CAST Apps to the phone. We've been reminded specifically that V CAST Apps allows carrier billing, so customers purchasing applications through this Verizon store will will see those charges on their monthly bill. For a full list of changes, check the list below.
While the Samsung Nexus S may be the handset that everyone is talking about, there's still room for the original Motorola Droid to get some attention. Especially as people wait for the stock Android device to get updated to the latest version of Android. Unfortunately, this latest update won't bring the Gingerbread goodness to your device, but it will put your device to the latest version of Android 2.2, and that has to count for something.
If you are one of the users that picked up the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 or X10 and have been counting the days until there was an update for Android offered, you can stop counting. SE is rolling out the update for Android to the devices right now and the only catch is the update is gradually rolling out.