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Motorola Backflip Update to Android 2.1 Begins November 9th

The wait for Android 2.1 on the Motorola Backflip has been a long, arduous one for those who purchased the phone, but it looks like the wait is finally over. Thanks to an internal AT&T document, we can now comfortably confirm that the Over the Air update to Android 2.1 for the Android-based handset is on its way, and soon.

FxCamera for Android

This is an awesome app, it brings extra functionality to Android’s camera. Some of these features probably should’ve been included natively in Android. Not only is this app really good it is also a fun app to play with. There’s a Fisheye setting, Polaroid and SymmetriCam, SymmetriCam is my favorite, it displays an upside down copy of the picture you took next to the original. This is a free app in Android Market.

LG Aloha, Still Alive and Headed To AT&T?

Here’s a device that has undergone many changes on its way onto the market. The LG Aloha could very well be the LG LU2300, most of heard that it was renamed Ally but that may not be the case. A device from LG with the model number LG-C710h has just passed through the FCC.

Dell Aero confirmed to offer all of Google’s apps

The first batches of these handsets that were tested were missing nearly all of Google’s apps. Like the Bacflip, this handset was also going to have a few core Android apps replaced by bloatware. The most notable omission was Yahoo Search integration instead of Google’s search. Dell has recently confirmed that all of Google’s app will be installed on this device.

Motorola 2.1 Updates Outlined

This is good news for most Moto Android users and not so much for others. This document was found on Motorola website and it lists when the 2.1 update will be pushed out to all of their current Android handsets. From the sheet, the Droid OTA’s is currently in the process and there is more after the break.

Want An Android Phone? Don’t Choose AT&T – Part 2

Seems like it was just yesterday that we all were disappointed when we found out that AT&T will use Yahoo Search instead of Google Search in the Moto BackFlip and you will not have the ability to install apps from places other than the Android Market. Well folks, they’ve done it again. The upcoming Dell Aero, a renamed Mini 3, will be locked down as well.

Motorola Backflip now available for $99

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.

Motorola BACKFLIP review

Our friends over at slashgear has just done a really nice review of the BACKFLIP by AT&T. This phone has been known recently as the first Android without Google Search, it was replaced by Yahoo Search. Motorola has been cranking out Android devices since the release of their first, the Cliq. This is their fourth release for the US market and the fifth overall, this is quite an amazing feat considering that they entered on the scene late in the game.

Yahoo responds to AT&T’s Backflip search option

Yahoo has made an official statement regarding AT&T's choice of  their search engine as the default in the upcoming Motorola Backflip. As we all know the Backflip is an Android device, yet Google Search will not be including in AT&T’s version of MotoBlur.

AT&T Has Removed Google Search In Favor Of Yahoo

Things like this can be viewed as the bad side of having an open source platform. We all know Google's main source of income and the reason they make any product is focused on their ad revenues. Google Search is their main source of this income and it will be replaced on Google's own OS by one of its main competitors, Yahoo Search on the Motorola Backflip. Some speculate they their may be some disagreement between Google and Motorola but this is purely AT&T trying to keep Apple happy.