As it stands right now we have only one 2.1 device, Google’s own Nexus One. 2.1 has been a hot commodity every since it debuted on January 5th on the Nexus. For whatever reason, it has yet to see light on any other non rooted Android handset. Even the mighty droid can’t seem to get an official 2.1 update. Sprint has promised earlier this year that it will indeed deliver 2.1 to their Hero and the Moment.
In a press release that was just sent to us, Samsung announced its plans to update the Galaxy Spica to Android 2.1. This update brings all the goodies that come with 2.1 and a few from Samsung themselves.
Verizon fans will soon have another awesome Android handset in lineup. There has been a few pictures and specs of the device leaked today. Rumors have this phone replacing the Eris, it's another Sense UI Android but this has an 8MP with dual LED Flash. Unfortunately, the snapdragon has been underclocked to 768MHZ. Pictures and specs after the break.
The lone Android device on Vodafone has now been confirmed to get Android 2.1 by HTC. This low end Android device features HTC's Sense UI and has the smallest screen on any Android device (and it is resistive).
In case you aren’t familiar with the ODROID , the manufacturer, Hardkernel, describes it as an “Entertainment Device” with a focus on gaming. The Developer Edition is shipping with a Samsung Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 833MHz with NEON multimedia accelerator, 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, and 720p video output via HDMI, but only a 320 x 480 3.5 inch screen, a vanilla install of Android 1.5. Well, the 1.5 will be replaced soon by Android 2.1
Firstview HK Electronic Limited has presented a SmartBook that only cost $65 to make. It's called the Nike PC706V, it will has a 7-inch screen (800 × 480), a VIA 8505 ARM 9 clocked at 533Mhz with 128 MB of RAM, a 2GB capacity, WiFi, a USB drive and a 2100 mAh battery that should last 4 hours. It has Android 1.6 installed but this could potentially be upgraded to Android 2.1.
The Motorola Backflip is now available on AT&T for $99, this is the first Android device in their lineup. It features a 3.1 inch HVGA display, quad-band GSM and tri-band 7.2Mbps HSPA connectivity, a five megapixel camera with flash and 4X zoom, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, and MOTOBLUR running on top of Android 1.5. Android 2.1 is not far off for this an all Motorola Android's.
In the past we have seen some blurry ninja shots of this phone. It's slated to hit Verizon sometime in the near future. DevDroidian tweeted these pictures earlier today. Looks like it may be another Sense UI device.
Google has just released their gesture search application that we first saw demonstrated during last year’s Google I/O by Romain Guy. It was just a concept back then but now all Android users that have 2.0 or higher can now download this app from the market.