Motorola announced that it plans to update a lot of its more recent devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, many customers have been waiting for patiently for their upgrade to arrive. Some handsets, such as the DROID RAZR M, the DROID RAZR HD, and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD have already received or are in the process of receiving their updates, but there are plenty more handsets left to upgrade. Motorola has updated its list of devices getting Jelly Bean upgrades, covering most major regions of the world like the US, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America.
the Andromnia project. The GeeksPhone One is a Samsung-lookalike with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera and - something HTC inexplicably left off of the Hero - a front-facing camera for video calls. A microSD card slot and integrated DVB-T TV tuner are useful additions too. Bizarrely, they've decided to use a resistive rather than capacitive touchscreen; we can only assume it's a cost-saving exercise. The results of that exercise, in fact, is an estimated price tag of between €250 and €300 ($352-$422); that's reasonable for an unlocked GSM device. We'll have to wait and see how well Android 1.5 Cupcake runs on its 625MHz PXA310 processor, and whether the resistive display slows things down; the GeeksPhone One is set to arrive in Europe this fall. [gallery] [via Engadget Spanish]
vote for your favorite Android Community MVP so they can win an HTC Magic with Cupcake already installed on it. Oooh. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in, and Engadget Mobile]
nominate your picks for the Android Community Most Valuable Poster. The winner will receive a limited edition HTC Magic from Google I/O. The device also comes with a month of service from T-Mobile, but the phone itself is unlocked for any carrier (aka T-Mo or AT&T in the U.S). Now we're down to the three top nominations. They are: DrVeronica, Susan and JohnnyLicious. So here's the deal, since all three had overwhelming support from the community, we're having final vote for the top MVP of Android Community. All three of these members garnished some incredible support because of their efforts in the community, and they're all fantastic contributors and members of AC, but we only have one phone to give away. Head on over to the comment section in the forums and vote in the poll!
have announced that their Trimble Nomad rugged mobile computing system is now available with Android OS 1.5 Cupcake pre-installed. First announced as a Windows Mobile device with wireless data connectivity back in March 2008, the Trimble Nomad is based on an 806MHz processor with standard Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi and GPS. It has a VGA-resolution touchscreen display, up to 2GB of storage and meets the MILSTD-810F military standard for drops, vibration, humidity, altitude and extreme temperatures. What's optional, however, is the Trimble's cellular connectivity: quadband GSM with EDGE data. That's actually yet to get Cupcake support, as is the camera and Bluetooth module. The Trimble Nomad, complete with Android OS 1.5 Cupcake, starts at $1,274. [via MobileBurn]
Dell from experimenting with the open-source OS on their latest netbook. The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v packs the usual mixture of an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard-drive, but Dell normally fit it with Windows XP Home. In this video demo, however, Dell's Doug Anson shows the Mini 10v running three different platforms, including Cupcake. There's little detail, sadly, but he does say that it's a "small, snappy" OS and that it "runs fairly nicely". Sadly Anson also reiterates that Dell have no "announced product plans with the Android environment", but the fact that they're testing it and with seemingly decent results does bode well for the future. The Inspiron Mini 10v retails from $299 in the US, and is available to order now. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HliEujxRoYQ[/youtube]