Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Epic Sprint Android 2.2 Froyo Update Coming Very Soon

It appears that Stephanie Vince-Walsh, aka Sprint 4G Corporate Comm has announced on Twitter that Android 2.2 Froyo will be pushed over the air to Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G starting on February 21, 2011. That's very very soon! It's difficult to see how updates like this are appearing now that Gingerbread 2.4 has essentially been guaranteed to so many new phones, but to those who are under contract with the Epic already, I'm sure it's a welcome change.

LG Revolution to have inductive charging plate (optional)

LG is very busy at Mobile World Congress this year and it's new LG Revolution is not only going to be running Android 2.2 (Froyo), but will also come with an optional inductive charging plate for wireless charging.  The plate takes advantage of Fulton Innovation's "eCoupled inductive coupling technology.

Dell Venue [Hands-On and Demo]

We're here at Pepcom, a tiny bit of popcorn after the events of today's Mobile World Congress, one of many. We're here with Dell checking out the new Dell Venue, an Android phone running Android 2.2 Froyo, containing a 1GHz QSD 8250 processor, and working on a whole load of bands for connections.

ViewSonic v350 World’s First Dual-Sim Android Phone Revealed

We're here at Mobile World Congress 2011 and we've got our hands on a ViewSonic v350 Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone. This phone has a brand new feature - dual SIM cards. This feature is possible with Android stitching the two together, making it possible for you to use one for business, one for personal, or perhaps if you're a traveler, you can switch between the two SIMs on the fly. As the title of this post suggests, we're pretty sure this is the very first dual-SIM Android smartphone in the world.

Froyo for Motorola Milestone XT720 Today

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.

Verizon Makes World’s First Voice Over LTE Call on a Commercial Network

It's been reported today, announced by Verizon, confirmed by Verizon Chief Technology Officer Tony Melone, that Verizon had officially completed the world's first successful voice over LTE call on a commercial LTE network. This was a live, IMS-based VoLTE (voice over LTE) call on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, in the morning at 9:45 AM ET. This call was made by Balaji Raghavachari, manager of technology for Verizon Wireless, with none other than an LG Revolution 4G which we of course got a quick look at during CES 2011.

Walmart to offer the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for under $150

Earlier this year, T-Mobile announced it would be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S 4G smartphone and now, we have a leak which states the phone will be available at Walmart for $148.88 ($150 in disquise) with a two year service agreement or upgrade.  Those interested can also purchase the Galaxy S on a 2 year flexpay agreement for $248.88 or outright for $650.00 with no commitment.

Is AT&T adding Froyo support to the Samsung Captivate?

Samsung Captivate fans who have been languishing with older versions of Android can now rejoice as AT&T seems to be gearing up to update the Captivate to Android 2.2 (Froyo).  According to it's support page for the Captivate, users can drill through instructions on how to locate the Captivates firmware version and right there is a reference to firmware version 2.2 running TouchWiz overlaid.  That offers a ray of hope for Captivate users who have seen other handsets, including the Galaxy S scream by with vs. 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Dell to create a 10 inch Android tablet

Dell is diving into the tablet market with both feet with a 10 inch Android Tablet as part of their "Dell Means Business" concept which promises the largest product lineup the company has ever launched.  Dell Android  tablet development is fresh off the suggestion that Dell is also creating a Windows 7 tablet in their effort to lure business into the realm of mobile computing beyond smartphones.