Mochi Media will be launching a Flash 10.1 based site that will offer a variety of games. If you have Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 installed, you will soon have access to a new source of great games.
AngioNicholai has ported the Rachael UI to the Magic.
HTC Magic (aka T-Mobile myTouch 3G) rumor of the day, HTC are tipped to be readying a version of the handset with a QWERTY hardware keyboard. Signs of the new smartphone were found in a new user agent profile file, seemingly for a device with the same specifications as the original Magic but with the addition of a physical keyboard. Also curious is the name on that user agent profile. While HTC are listed as the handset manufacturer, the file itself seemingly comes from Google (at least going by the copyright details at the very top). That's led to some speculation that this could be the business-focussed Nexus device Google tipped earlier this month. While we've already seen what's rumored to be the Motorola Shadow, another QWERTY handset, potentially giving Google a choice of "best of breed" Android devices it could include in its store. Adding more confusion to the mixture, there's no sign of such a phone on the leaked 2010 HTC roadmap. [via CellPassion - thanks Andy!] Update: TMoNews are saying that an Android device known as the T-Mobile myTouch Slide (aka myTouch 2) is tipped to arrive on May 17th. That's believed to be the successor to the original myTouch 3G, and add a slide-out QWERTY keyboard together with black, red or white casings. [via The Unlockr]
LeakDroid project has been taking the Haykuro ROMs - which include the new HTC Sense UI - and developing builds for those with earlier devices. Android HDblog have been playing with the latest so-called SuperHERO ROM, and put together a video demo which you can see below. They've loaded it up on the HTC Dream (aka the T-Mobile G1) and given their opinion of the changes. Unsurprisingly the multitouch browser support, new PMP functionality and social networking integration all get high praise. Less impressive are the slow performance and occasional crashes, together with the absence of screen-rotation support (that currently leads to more crashing). Still, it's free to try and with the news that official "with Google" branded devices are unlikely to see HTC Sense officially these hack projects might be your best bet. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQsRO8wljE[/youtube]
to a leak from an ex-employee. The handsets - which will be known as the Global (HTC) G1 and the Global (HTC) M1 - will support 7.2Mbps HSDPA, but be firmware locked to Global Wireless' SIMs. The Global (HTC) G1 will be available on 24-month contracts for $129.99 and on 12-month contracts for $229.99 (presumably Canadian dollars), while a pre-pay version will be $429.99. It will only be available in black. As for the Global (HTC) M1, meanwhile, that will only be offered in white, but no pricing was detailed. Data rates will start at $10 per month for "unlimited email, IM and communities"; $23 for 2.5GB of data and unlimited email; and $40 for unlimited everything. Tethering will be a $5 option. The leak, so the story goes, was the retaliation of a fired employee, whom Global Wireless let go over "poor performance in marketing". To spite the carrier, he released multiple slides detailing upcoming devices, service plans and other details. [via BGR]
their first Android handset in the shape of the I7500. There's not much we didn't already know about the HTC Magic, but buyers finally have the chance to pick one up on Vodafone Spain at least and, from this weekend, Vodafone UK. We've got all the details here, plus a video unboxing here. As for the I7500, Samsung have taken their long history in cellphones and piped Android into a slick touchscreen body. Unlike the HTC handsets' rather half-hearted cameras, there's the promise of a 5-megapixel snapper, and the whole thing is just 11.9mm thick. Check out the live images and video demo for the full details. Motorola's first devices running Android were also tipped; no official announcement so far, but word is that the hardware QWERTY handsets will reach Verizon Wireless sometime later this year. Finally, software made a splash this week, as Android OS 1.5 "Cupcake" finally reached devices. It brings with it features like an on-screen QWERTY keyboard and direct YouTube uploads, but also its own fair share of controversy as developers blame Vodafone Europe for rushing the launch and not giving them enough time with the official release. [vms f5bb252d13f5f431e4bb]