android 2.3

Galaxy S Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Imminent

We've just received word from German Android site SmartDroid.de that they've got a friend sitting in at Samsung in Frankfurt who's heard a rather important update to the status of Galaxy S devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. They've heard, apparently straight from Samsung, that Gingerbread will be coming to Galaxy S in March. Will this just be in Germany, or will it be worldwide? We're guessing at least Germany and USA, though that'd be an odd combination.

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Update Includes WebM Support [What is WebM?]

As you may already be well aware, the Android 2.3.3 update for Nexus S and Nexus One has indeed gone out today for the greater good of humanity. What you might NOT know is that this update includes WebM support. What is WebM? It's a relatively new media file format designed specifically for the internet. What a WebM file consists of is VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec compressed audio streams. Well wait, what does that mean? Let's break it down.

HTC Desire to get Android 2.3 update!

If you are one of the folks that uses an HTC Desire smartphone and have been longing for an Android update for your device your lucky day is here. An update for Android 2.3 for the Desire is coming your way.

Doubletwist turns Android into a Media Server

There's been an upgrade to the popular DoubleTwist AirSync app which adds a serious new feature that Android phones can take advantage of. Using the feature known as "AirTwist," Android phones can now stream video wirelessly to a TV through an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 game console. More DLNA devices are also coming.

HTC Forest Concept Phone Employs Trackball and Mystery Android OS

Here at Android Community, and indeed at the R3 network as a whole, we really love a good concept here and there, especially when that concept is a bit of industrial design along the lines of a smartphone. We like it DOUBLY when we find out it's an Android phone, just like that's happened here with the HTC Forest, a concept phone by Long-Nong Huang. Before we go any further - can you guess its prospective specs?

Galaxy S 2 Specs Leaked Specs from SamFirmware

As you might already know, we've had some earlier possible specs leaked here and there on this long awaited followup to last years heavily successful Galaxy S line. This new phone has just today had a brand new set of specs leaked to the folks at SamFirmware - these are above and beyond the possible 4.3 inch or 4.5 inch screen and Orion Dual-core processor on board featuring 1.0 GHz or 1.2 GHz of power. What's not known for certain is the rest. Let's take a look.

HTC ThunderBolt Presales Superbowl Sunday

Word on the street is that not only will the HTC ThunderBolt be coming sooner than expected, it'll be up for presale reservations this Sunday. And not only that, the ThunderBolt will be available at Best Buy, a company that's also about to release their "Future-Proof" program which allows you to bring your phone back to the store you purchased it at for credit toward another phone which you'll undoubtedly be able to keep on the same plan.

Galaxy S 4G Revealed by T-Mobile on Honeycomb Eve

Behold the next generation of Galaxy S phones, flowing hard and fast on T-Mobile's 4G network, these lovely machines work with mobile HD TV, come stocked with the movie INCEPTION, and have a cute 4-inch super AMOLED touch screen display. What other secrets lie in wait? Not just a whole lot more. But you know what? It's gonna be a pretty solid phone nonetheless - and from a carrier we know to be amongst the most reliable (unless you know different?), T-Mobile. It's the next level of outer-space, this time speedier.

Dell Streak 7 Review by Ben Bajarin

Bajarin strikes again with a review of the brand spanking new Dell Streak 7, a tablet very similar in shape and form to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, running Android 2.2 on a 7" 800×480 Gorilla Glass touch screen display. This is T-Mobile's first 4G tablet, made by Dell obviously, and it's made with landscape mode squarely in mind. Take a closer look with Ben as he does an in-depth look at the tablet that's next on stage.

Lumigon T1 to be Released with Android 2.3

Not since late October of 2010 have we spoken of this lovely little rectangle, and with good reason - there really hasn't been that much news about it. It's being made by Bang and Olufsen who are known for their high-end audio and video devices and even speaker elements in fancy cars, and now it's this phone. This Android phone. This is the first phone in the world to use such tech, and the news today is that it wont be released with Android 2.2 as previously guessed, it'll be out there with Android 2.3 Gingerbread right away!
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