Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Viewsonic debuts new ViewBook 730 Android tablet

Viewsonic has added a new Android tablet to its line of offerings called the ViewBook 730. The tablet has a 7-inch screen and runs Android 2.2 for the operating system. The little tablet has access to Amazon Apps, YouTube and all the other places you expect an Android tablet to access. The tablet supports the playback of 1080p content on your TV or other display via HDMI output and it has Viewsonic RiteTouch technology that allows both pen writing on the tablet and touch capability.

Android 2.2 Coming to a TV Near China!

No, this isn't Google TV. This is the work of Chinese video-tech company Geniatech. Their Android TV box runs 2.2 (FroYo) and... well it does a lot of what Google TV does, or will do at least once Google starts rolling out Honeycomb 3.1 to Google TV later this summer. In the mean time though Geniatech seems to promising a lot out of this device, even if its just promising what Google TV is promising. But hey, that's the beauty of open source.

BeBook to release 7-inch tablet this summer

It looks like the success of the Barnes and Noble NOOKColor reader/homebrew tablet hasn't escaped the notice of BeBook. The eBook reader has announced that they will be jumping into the Android tablet pool with a model of their own, called the BeBook Live, and they're doing it for less than $280. Now, granted, it'll be running Android 2.2 (Froyo) out of the box and will only have a single core 1Ghz Samsung Cortex processor, but for that kinda change, it makes a very good entry level tablet for those looking to explore the Bot on a tablet level. And like other lower budget tablets, that doesn't preclude that Honeycomb won't come as an update, or, as the NookColor has proven, be cooked into it via a homebrew hack.

LG to launch the Optimus Black this month in Europe

LG has announced that the LG Optimus Black is heading for a little European vacation as it launches later this month. The super thin, ultra bright phone will be available worldwide after receiving pre-orders from over 50 countries. The plan is to start in Europe and then phase across six continents, ending with North America and Asia. Likely through AT&T and T-Mobile.

Samsung Galaxy S Wifi 4.0 and Galaxy S Wifi 5.0 Official

Today there's one big fat announcement coming from Samsung on two new fabulous additions to their massively-successful Galaxy S line. What'll it be? Something gigantic? Something tiny and thin? How about a little of both, and without any network connection? Sounds intriguing! How about if we tell you that the two devices announced in this post have no plans for release in the USA whatsoever? A terrifying prospect to be sure! What ever will we use to stopper the hunger for such a unique device?

Droid Incredible blowing out for a Penny at Amazon

Amazon is blowing out their inventory of HTC Droid Incredible phones for .01 with a two year deal. The sale is obviously to make some room since, as we reported today, the Droid Incredible 2 will be hitting the portal on Thursday. Now sure, users looking for a new phone may not mind laying out $199 for the latest Incredible 2. But considering it's essentially using the same processor and comes with a $25 app credit from Amazon, how can you complain?

Motorola sends the XT316 to FCC

Motorola has send their XT316 Smartphone to the FCC. The QWERTY Candybar model looks to be a solid option for BlackBerry users looking to transition to the Android platform. However, according to sources, the XT316 isn't meant for the US, as it's looking to head to the Chinese market in it's initial launch. The world phone is being tested for WCDMA bands 850 and 2100, but offers no real support for US 3G networks.

Samsung Fascinate users report Froyo update problems and solutions

Samsung Fascinate users are complaining of errors after receiving the OTA update of OS 2.2 Froyo. The error message that users are receiving is "UPDATE FAILED or INCOMPLETE. reason: IP_PREVIOUS_UPDATE_FAILED" and appears to be affecting users with a Fascinate that is either rooted, has a previous update that failed to complete, or has a corrupted system directory. Users have tried everything from a hard reset to removing the battery with no help in clearing the error. But thanks to a smart Fascinate user, there's a workaround.

Samsung Vibrant gets an update tweak

Users of the Samsung Vibrant (aka the Samsung Galaxy S) can get an update for their phones that fixes a few bugs here and there. The update, known as KB5, also updates Gmail and YouTube, boosting them to R9 versions respectively. There was also a DRM issue with the music player that prevented some music from playing. Samsung has fixed that as well.

T-Mobile G2x Review

Welcome to Android Community's review of the T-Mobile G2x, T-Mobile's first dual-core device, LG's first dual-core device, and back when it when people called its very close relative the Optimus 2x, the first dual-core period. All that doesn't matter though because there this sassy little lady is, and it's bumpin. Over the past few days we've been putting this phone through some wild tests and real-world use tests, even playing some games on it, and here we've got the first big verdict.
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