Android 2.1 (Éclair)

Tursion TS-102 is an Android powered Pico Projector, Looks Awesome

You may not know much about the company Tursion, or their pico projector aspirations but this next product I'm about to show you looks impressive indeed. I want one already. This is the Tursion TS-102 Android powered pico projector. While I do have a few complaints with some of the specs, I can already see my gadget addicted self caving in and buying one just because I can.

Android 2.1 Upgrade FINALLY Available for Xperia X10

With half the world's eyes turned to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the tablet-based Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and yes, even the next upgrade Android x.x Ice Cream Sandwich, you may have certainly forgotten that some Android devices out there are still running Android 2.0! Can you believe it?! One of those devices is the AT&T based Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson announcing today that they're going to be releasing Android 2.1 very very soon.

All-New NOOK is an Android E Ink Pearl Machine [BONUS: B-Roll Video]

Well would you look at that, the newest version of the NOOK is also an Android device. The NOOKcolor was and is an Android device, sure, but once you've got it hacked it's quite obvious and beyond the form factor, it's anyone's tablet, right? This new NOOK appears to be upgrading their previous model E Ink specific NOOK without color, able to read books galore and costing a mere $139, but what do you know? It's running Android 2.1 Eclair! This device is available immediately and ships "on or about" June 10.

Google Nabs more Exploits from the MarketPlace

The latest battle in the war against malicious apps is joined as Google has reported via it's mobile blog that a number of new Android Apps repackaged with malware have been removed. In addition to wiping the apps from the Marketplace, Google is in the process of removing the malicious applications via remote from affected handsets. They've also banned the suspect publishers and are calling in the long arm of the law. According to Google, the malicious applications are taking advantage of a known vulnerability in Android versions 2.1 and below, so users with handsets running Android 2.2 (Froyo) and above aren't affected.

Record Calls on your Galaxy S

Like we often talk about, the devs over at XDA Developers are hard at work like they always are. This time XDA member antsm has developed a modification of the Phone.apk that will allow users to record phone calls. This is still very much a work in progress like many things and will only get better with time. He is working on it for the Galaxy S but once it gets working better I'm sure it can be added to many other devices.

Sprint updates us on a few issues in the Epic 4G 2.2 Upgrade

For those of you who have been anxiously, and patiently waiting for the Android 2.2 FroYo update for all the Samsung Galaxy S devices. The last few weeks have finally been good to you. Although we all can agree it took way, way to long. Time has came and you all can now upgrade to Android 2.2 Sprint has just released the update to the Samsung Epic 4G back on the 21st, update EB13 to Android 2.2.1 and we have heard a few people were having issues. Today Sprint has updated everyone on there official forum about what was going on and how to fix these small issues.

Samsung Continuum-specific Reboot/Recovery Hack

It appears that the odd phone extraordinare, aka the Samsung Continuum, is finally starting to see some hack press. This is the phone yours truly has been using as a sort of mid-tier test-all device for the past couple months, so you know we're pumped up about this one. The following is a flashable app that turns your Continuum's power button into an options master, allowing you new options including Reboot and Recovery when its long-held down. Before all you could do was silence, airplane, or shut it down.

BeeWi Android Controlled Mini Cooper RC Car Busts Out

Having been kids ourselves at one time or another, we can definitely get more than one kick out of radio controlled cars. What BeeWi has done here is take a radio controlled car and upgrade it to the point where it's not only controlled via Bluetooth, it's controlled via Bluetooth with an Android app! Roll on through the city with your lovely black and white Mini Cooper toy car with only the waving of your phone if you wish, using your orientation sensor to steer.

Motorola Stops Updates to Four Older Devices

All those with Motorola devices on the new list of the abandoned phones list, at least as far as updates to Android. This list includes the Motorola Clique Xt, the Motorola i1, Motorola Flipout, and Motorola Charm. Both the Flipout and the Charm are currently (and will be forever more) at Android 2.1, while the Xt and i1 is and will now forever be on Android 1.5. Owners of these devices are more than likely going to be neither surprised nor emotionally damaged by this decision, especially since this is a basic procedure for a load of brands pushing out Android phones this day and age.
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