Android 2.2 (Froyo)

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.

Archos partners with Alcatel for Phone/Tablet bundle

Alcatel One is pairing up with tablet maker Archos to bundle  Android smartphones with their Android based tablet computers.  The offer will be available to all telecom operators in the US and Europe. Utilizing Alcatel's "One Touch Connect" feature that takes advantage of what looks to be a trend of offering a single subscription to cover both devices, One Touch Connect allows users to share the 3G connection under the WiFi hotspot feature in Android 2.2 (Froyo).

Froyo on the Motorola Defy can do 720 playback and record

A member of the XDA Developers forums known as "-={antibyte}=-", has managed to get his Motorola Defy to playback 720p HD video using Android 2.2 (Froyo).  And not only that, he was also able to get it to record full screen with a resolution of 848×480.  How he was able to accomplish this experiment  was by using "adb" to install the playback file and folder to /system/lib directory.  But he warns that it's not for the faint of heart.

HTC Saga Spotted in Taiwan [Unibody Pic, Clear]

It seems that over in Taiwan an intrepid young leaker has let loose a new image of what he or she calls codename "Saga," and it appears that it might be one o' those flagship phones from none other than HTC herself. Also according to the leakster this phone is running Android 2.2.1 and belongs to a "client" of his. He's decided that it's approximately as thick as the HTC Legend or 7 Mozart.