promised LiveView update, promising improved stability of the remote display and automatic reconnection of the Bluetooth link. There's also support for a greater number of simultaneously installed plugins, now raised to 30.
- Improved stability in the phone application (update available on Android Market since some weeks ago)
- Improved plug-in handling and limit of number of installed plug-ins raised to 30.
- Connection stability improved – most identified reasons for random disconnects should be fixed now.
- There were some cases of random reboots reported, and all those reported crashes have now been resolved.
- Compatibility with competitor phones is greatly improved, both in regards to stability and to battery life time.
- Automatic reconnect when coming back in range improved.
job advert has tipped the company's interest in alternative panel technologies, calling for a "Baseband Design Engineer" who will be responsible for the integration and evaluation of "new display and camera technologies for next-generation mobile devices."
"This engineer will work with other baseband engineers and other disciplines to design, architect, and evaluate advanced phone concepts. The qualified candidate will have experience in specifying the optical properties of mobile cameras and displays, be capable of measuring the performance of mobile cameras and displays, and be capable of integrating those components into prototype phone designs." HTC listingAs well as regular TFT-LCD, PMOLED and AMOLED displays, as we've already seen on HTC handsets, the company would prefer that the engineer also have aptitude with E Ink and "3D display and imaging technologies." Of course, it may be over-ambitious to assume an E Ink or 3D Android smartphone might be on the cards, but there's interesting potential for low-power displays used as at-a-glance status screens. [via Pocketnow - thanks Toby!]
Play. According to the site, the LiveView will be released on November 19 priced at £49.99 ($80). The LiveView is a 1.3-inch color OLED display that hooks up via Bluetooth to your Android smartphone, and thanks to a companion app that runs on the handset can send message and call updates, alarms and other information to the battery-powered screen. More information here. [youtube KN2qoA0FfHQ] [via SlashGear]