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HTC EVO 3D Hands-On and Unboxing

As providence would have it, we've now got the 3D version of everyone's favorite HTC phone of all time, that being the HTC EVO 3D. This is a device that's rolling out with a dual-core processor, a lovely dash of HTC Sense 3.0, and some incredible glasses-free 3D! This isn't the first time we've glanced upon a 3D device of similar nature, will this one take the trump card? We shall see! HTC in the place to be, dual core happenings from here to you from me!

HTC Desire will lose apps to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade

HTC may have re-commited to an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire, but it looks like users may not be getting the full experience. After flip-flopping on the upgrade yesterday, HTC has confirmed that it will be axing some apps in order to whittle Gingerbread down to suit the Desire's 512MB of ROM. "To resolve Desire's memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release" HTC has revealed on its Facebook page. The exact nature of the apps that will be missing is unknown, as is whether they'll be from HTC's own Sense line-up or software Google normally distributes with Gingerbread itself. "Look for status updates starting next week" HTC promises,  "we apologize for any confusion." HTC announced earlier this week that it had deleted the Desire's Gingerbread update from the roadmap, after software engineers discovered they were unable to fit both the OS and Sense into a ROM that offered "the HTC Sense experience you've come to expect." The news met with an unsurprising amount of vitriol from owners, with threats that they would boycott HTC's future devices and accusations that it was a marketing move rather than an engineering one. We're checking with HTC now to see if they can tell us either which apps are on the firing line or at least whether they're from Sense or core Android. Update: HTC UK tells us that it has no word on which apps will be kept and which will go at this stage. [via SlashGear]

No Android Gingerbread for HTC Desire

Bad news if you were holding out for Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your HTC Desire. The company has announced that, despite its engineers working on the upgrade "for the past few months," memory concerns will see it scrapped. Previously, carriers had told Desire owners they could likely expect the Gingerbread update at the end of April or early May. Unfortunately, it seems HTC couldn't get both Android 2.3 and Sense to play nicely together in what memory the Desire had to offer:
"Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you." HTC
Unsurprisingly, the news isn't going down well among Desire owners, many of whom are still inside their original agreement from when they first bought the handset. Of course, they could head over to xda-developers where there are several unofficial ROMs to be had, bringing the smartphone up to speed with Gingerbread. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

HTC Sensation 4G Review [T-Mobile]

The folks at HTC have taken their now-classic form-factor for Androids to another level and have once again proven that their last round of 4.3-inch devices just weren't good enough. Yours truly used the ThunderBolt for months after it was released while other phones were put back in their boxes after a week-long review - did the HTC Sensation 4G carried on T-Mobile suffer the same fate? Or will it go the way of the ThunderBolt, sticking around for weeks and weeks and even beyond that test of time, on into infamy? It's got a dual-core processor, a brand new version of HTC Sense UI over Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it's running one of the most powerful dual-core processors in the world - chances are pretty good this one's a winner.

HTCdev and OpenSense SDK get official: Coming Summer 2011

HTC has officially launched HTCdev, it's mobile developer support program with the accompanying OpenSense SDK that it revealed at Uplinq 2011, this week allowing developers to get up close and code-personal with HTC Sense on the company's smartphones. Expected to launch this summer, HTCdev.com will have a library of tutorials, best practices, documentation and support, along with a way for developers to communicate with HTC. As for the OpenSense SDK, that will deliver the APIs for integration with HTC Sense 3.0. As well as the pen-input APIs, as used on the Flyer, there'll be 3D systems for HTC's upcoming 3D handsets, like the EVO 3D. HTCdev continues the work HTC began last year with HTCpro. Last month, the company announced that, moving forward, it would be unlocking bootloaders on its Android devices so as to make third-party modifications more straightforward. Press Release:
HTC Announces Mobile Developer Support Program and SDK Toolkit HTC launches HTCdev and announces HTC OpenSense SDK to support developers' innovation in mobile apps and experiences across HTC portfolio of devices SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today launched HTCdev, a program designed to support mobile developers through tools, resources and community. HTC also announced the HTC OpenSense SDK, which will allow developers to harness software and hardware innovations on HTC phones to develop more richly integrated mobile applications and experiences. In launching HTCdev, together with the HTCpro program launched last year, HTC is creating a network of resources to help developers and businesses meet challenges and opportunities across the mobile space. "HTC is a company of engineers excited about the possibilities of the mobile space with the goal of fostering choice through innovation," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "We believe in openness and the power of imagination to create that innovation and are excited that HTCdev will extend new tools to mobile developers, helping them create the next wave of mobile experiences." The HTCdev program will support developers across the industry and around the world, from individuals to large enterprises. The new program website, www.HTCdev.com, is scheduled to launch in summer 2011 and will feature an extensive resource library of tutorials, best practices, documentation and support. The site will also offer a user feedback channel to HTC for ongoing investments and improvement to the developer toolset and program resources. The core offering of the program will be the HTC OpenSense SDK, which will enable Android developers to more deeply integrate into the HTC Sense 3.0 experience. The framework will also provide APIs and sample code for 3-D display and the Tablet pen. The HTC OpenSense SDK will be released in parallel with the launch of the new HTCdev.com site, and will have regular updates and expansions based on inputs from the developer community. Users can visit www.HTCdev.com today to sign up for a release alert for availability of the HTC OpenSense SDK. About HTC HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones and tablets that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com. HTC and the HTC logo are the trademarks of HTC Corporation. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide gets photographed by Mr. Blurrycam

We have been hearing about a device like this under the name the HTC DoubleShot lately and that was the code name for what we all believe is the MyTouch 4G Slide. My Blurrycam was lucky enough to find this device and snap a few photos for us all to enjoy. If you have not heard it will be just like its older brother but feature a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Sprint Releases Details of 3D Content to be Available for Evo 3D

While we're still waiting for a release date, Sprint and has decided to tease us with a few new details about the HTC Evo 3D. The dual-core, glasses-less 3D featuring phone is launching on Sprint's 4G network sometime this summer, and now we're starting to get a better idea of what sort of content we'll have to take advantage of that 4.3" 3D screen.

Android Community Weekly : May 21, 2011

Welcome to the very first edition of Android Community Weekly! It's here that we'll be providing you with a week-by-week look at all the Android news from every perspective you could possibly want to see it from. We appreciate those of you who participated in our Xoom Giveaway, and urge you to stay tuned in for any future promotions! Meanwhile get attuned to the week's must-know stories and get yourself on the knowledge train and take it all the way to Expertville!

Panoramic Camera from HTC Sense 3.0 APK Available

Android developers are awesome. This time we're happy to report that over at XDA francois.d.dillinger has managed to pull the camera app from Sense 3.0 and its available for you to flash on certain Sense based ROMs for phones including the EVO and MyTouch 4G. Note that since the camera is a system app its a bit more involved than just installing the apk and requires root, but for panoramic photos, it sounds worth it.

Leaked Official Droid Incredible Build Available to Flash

The latest build of the official Gingerbread build for the Droid Incredible, with Sense on board, leaked this morning. Now thanks to hardworking developers, a zip is rooted and ready for flashing for the root inclined among you. The build is Sense 1.0, but offers a nice bump for your Android version to 2.3.3.
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