Android 2.2 (Froyo)

HTC Merge Officially Announced

We've all seen it, it's been leaked more than a few times. Now it's official, HTC has just announced the HTC Merge. They have announced it as a Beautiful, Powerful, and Feature-Rich device coming to "multiple" North American carriers starting in Spring 2011. We have known about this phone for a while now and I'm sure many are eager to get some hands on with it. After all it looks to be HTC's answer to the Motorola Droid Verizon was so successful with.

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 Captivate Android 2.2 Froyo Update [Download] Available Now

Those of you with the cup-of-beer of phones, that Samsung Captivate, will be happy to hear that the update to Android 2.2 Froyo is available now, right this second, and you can have it for yourself by just following the right link. This update is one of many that've been screamed for for what seams to be an eternity by fans of the Froyo version of the mobile OS, and now it is free unto the world. Isn't it funny to think that when smartphones were first released, people were satisfied with the same version of their operating system the entire time they had the phone? Madness!

Samsung Pulls Captivate Update Page After News Leaked

News leaked out today that an Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the Samsung Captivate was imminent and the evidence was the update page itself. Then, it appears Samsung heard about it and promptly pulled the page with no explanation given. Originally, the update was to be rolled out via the "Kies Mini" method, rather than traditional over the air option. Last week, AT&T Captivate users were given hope the change was coming with the news that support for the frozen dairy desert OS was being added, so why the Samsung page was being abruptly pulled is anyone's guess.

Samsung Epic 4G to get some Froyo today

There's now word directly from Samsung that Epic 4G users will finally have the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update they were promised last September. Known as build EB13, the update, will be delivered over-the-air (OTA) and should get to all Epic 4G users by released to all users by week's end. Not only will Epic 4G users enjoy a new flavor of Android, but they will also get additional features that include ability to install apps on external storage, Flash Player 10.1, improved Bluetooth support including voice dialing, and GPS improvements and improved OS performance in general. But the great irony is, with Epic 4G users already complaining about not having vs. 2.3 (Gingerbread) and with Honeycomb's hybrid OS on the horizon, could this be a case of too little too late?

US Cellular offers buy one get five deal on Android

U.S. Cellular has announced a family sized buy one, get up to five free, deal on Android handsets and messaging phones. Customers who sign up for a two year US Cellular agreement and purchase a Samsung Mesermize (aka Galaxy S) for $99.99 can get up to five LG Optimus U smartphones free or one Samsung Messager Touch for $29.99 and get up to five Samsung Profiles for free. To sweeten the deal (as if it wasn't sweet enough), US Cellular is also offering a $100 Smartphone activation credit for every new line. There's even more benefit if customers add either their Primary Plus Plan or Belief Plan which offers phone upgrades after 18 months.
“These amazing deals are great for customers who want devices to fit their family’s wide variety of needs and lifestyles,” said Alan D. Ferber, executive vice president of operations for U.S. Cellular. “Busy parents will love how the cutting-edge Android-powered smartphones help them stay productive, and kids can stay entertained and connected with friends on the go. Many of our customers prefer texting over talking, so we also wanted to delight them with great deals on our messaging phones.”

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.