@Unrevoked you can now easily and quickly root your EVO 4G, EVO 3D, Sensation, the new myTouch 4G Slide, and a slew of other HTC devices thanks to their new tool Revolutionary.
Kernel developer Peter Alfonso has finally come over to the Samsung side to create a version of his Droid build "GPA17" for Samsung's Nexus S 4G. This ROM will be released soon, but for now you'll be adventuring through some nightly builds one by one, helping Alfonso with his developing of said ROM until it's ready for full release. Check out the sweet new flavors!
Samsung Nexus S and the T-Mobile Nokia C7 - a meeGo device.
myTouch 4G Slide, Sensation, Flyer (tablet), and Facebook phones - ChaCha (aka Status on AT&T) and Salsa. The newest item in this vast collection originally announced back at Mobile World Congress 2011 is the HTC Wildfire S, a teeny tiny device that's available at T-Mobile today!
full review of and have been playing around with for about a week or so. It's got several awesome docks, the ability to work with Motorla's newest Webtop mode, has a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and feels really awesome to hold with its special diamond shape. Now we've gotta root it, right? Every great device such as this needs a bit of the ol' root. So what do the folks at XDA do? They find the most convoluted and insanely difficult process possible!
hands on with the Echo in March. The new update brings some nice features to the Echo that a bunch of people will really appreciate. The upgrades include notables like the ability to make calls over the internet when using a WiFi connection. The update also brings NFC communications to interact with posters, ads, and products.
has released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire, though because of limitations of the ROM thanks to HTC's efforts to squeeze it down to suit the storage space the smartphone has, it's being released via the company's developer site rather than as an OTA upgrade. Various HTC apps have been removed - though will be available to download separately - and the official Facebook app has been stripped out and must be re-installed via the Android Market. In addition, all customizations to the ROM - including anything carriers may have installed or mandated - have been removed, and in fact even the wallpapers (bar the default) have been taken out to save space. HTC warns that some people may lose SMS/MMS functionality after upgrading too, though it sounds like that's because this is a generic ROM and may not have the carrier settings required; those should be readily added back in afterwards. Still, unlike the streamlined OTA process, installing Gingerbread on the Desire will wipe out all of your existing customizations, messages, emails, apps and other content, so HTC is recommending it for "expert users" and development purposes only. You're also out of luck if you have a Desire from Germany (Deutsch Telekom), North America, South America, South Korea, and Japan, where "concerns raised from our partners" have led to HTC not allowing the update in those regions. If you're feeling brave, you can download the HTC Desire Android Gingerbread 2.3 ROM from http://developer.htc.com/ [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
Mercury Pad tablet from Marvel Digital certainly fills that bill. The new tablet sells for $259 and has decent hardware for the money. I think this would make a nice enough entry-level tablet for people looking to step into the Android or tablet world for the first time.