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Vodafone Announces Android “945” Smart Phone

Yesterday we heard that Vodafone was releasing 3 new phones, one of them the 945 is an update to it’s own 845 launched earlier this year. The phone itself is an self-branded, competitively priced, Android smartphone. Shipping with 2.1, it’s not the most up to date phone software wise but hopefully that will change.

Activate the Droid 2’s FM radio! Yes, It has one

Did you know that the Droid 2 has an built in FM Radio like the Droid X? Well it was news to us when we stumbled across the XDA Developers forums as well. It appears that forum user slayher has found a way to unlock the use of the FM Radio by porting the Droid X Radio App to the Droid 2. Now although this requires root, for now, the official update may be coming soon.

Google TV Launching in September, Intel CEO Reveals

According the the Wall Street Journal, it seems that Google TV will hit shelves a lot sooner than we all originally expected. Two days ago we heard from Eric Schmidt that Google TV would launch sometime this fall. However, this September launch date is far more precise than Google’s word.

(Rumor) Samsung Galaxy “Tape”: Early Specs Revealed

More news of the latest member of Samsung’s Galaxy family is starting to flow in. this time around a Vietnamese site by the name of Tinh Te, is claiming to have information on a few specs. If they are true this will be a pretty impressive tablet. Samsung has a history of being able to deliver hardware pretty quick so the wait for this slate may not be as long as most.

ZodTTD developing a PSX emulator for Android

Those of you ex-iPhone users may be familiar with the name. He has been jailbreaking iPhone's for the longest and he's developed a few emulators for the platform.  ZodTTD is now working on bringing a Playstation emulator to Android. And he is partnering up with our current favorite Android emulator creator, yongzh. ZodTTD was likely persuaded to start work on Android after a petition was signed with 2,000 signatures from his fans requesting he bring his talents over to Android.

Motorola Droid clone, runs WinMo?

They say imitation is the best form of flattery, this doesn’t fall under that motto. It’s an utter disgrace to see such a vile piece of electronic garbage. Well, maybe it’s not that bad but it is a waste of electronic hardware. A company in China has just made a Motorola Droid clone that runs Windows mobile.

VIA-powered $100-$150 Android tablets due 2H 2010

VIA is taking aim on the tablet market with 5 Android tablets in the works. These tablets will range from $100-$150 and is expected to launch by the end of the year. Richard Brown, VP of Marketing said Apple has legitimized the tablet market an Android offers more versatility in the tablet market and opens up the possibility for different sizes and shaped tablets.

SmartDevices SmartQ V5 and V7 getting Android 2.1 update

Everyone is getting some Android 2.1 love these days. The SmartQ V5 and V7 MIDs from SmartDevices will receive an update to Android 2.1. This updated will bring live wallpapers, 3D acceleration, a new UI and improved Bluetooth capabilities. The only thing missing will be multi-touch, their resistive screens is the reason for the omission of this feature.

HTC EVO 4G Promo Video

HTC has released a promotional video for the upcoming HTC EVO 4G. up until now there hasn’t been a video that really showed how beautiful this device is. It would’ve been up sooner but I couldn’t stop watching it.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will never get multitouch

As more information on the X10 continues to roll in, this device is continuing its roll downhill. It appears as though the hardware is not capable of supporting multi-touch. Couple this with the high suggested retail price and the multiply delays and you have a potential flop on your hands.
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