Before you get all gitty, this is not the official Froyo. It was ported over by a few good hackers from MyDroidWorld. It’s a fully functional ROM that was made from a Froyo nandroid backup from a Nexus One.
This is good news for all you X10 owners, Sony has just confirmed Android 2.1 for the X10 in Q4. Not only will it get Android 2.1 but it will also receive a few other enhancements. This device is one of the best multimedia Android devices. The X10 Mini and Pro may receive the update shortly after the original.
wordPress has been updated to version 1.2 today. This app was already a very well refined app, it has just gotten a whole lot better. The latest update brings geotagging and video uploading capabilities. Now you can better manage your blog right from your Android device anywhere you are.
Google released an update today to Maps that introduces a few new and exciting features. Now there are biking directions, you can share your location via Google Buzz, Facebook, or Twitter and there is a new navigation Icon you can place on your home screen. This update is for 1.6 and up devices.
If you’re forgetful like me then apps like this will really come in handy. The latest update to Todo Q makes reviewing and entering tasks much easier than before. The new button bar has shortcuts for open settings, maps, adding tasks, and toggling the display for tasks that you have completed. Widget has received and overhaul as well. It now has a 3x2 and displays up to 4 items at once. This app is $1.99 in the Android Market and it only works with 2.0 and above devices.
This is an awesome hack, it’s actually not much hacking involved but we’ll still call it that because it sounds cooler. You can now use your Wii remote to play games on your Android device. There is no need to use onscreen buttons now.
Since the release of Android, Google had made numerous updates to their core Android Apps (with the exception to the music player). All of the changes have made the Android experience more visually appealing. These changes usually slide by “stealthy” without the user being notified of the change.
Foursquare, a location based social networking game, is now available for Android. This game allows users to share their location with their friends. It has been one of the most popular apps for the iPhone and is Gowalla’s main competition. Usually apps ported over from the iPhone are not as good on Android as they were on the iPhone. But this app has a few features that the IPhone doesn’t; the most notable one is Google Maps integration.
Android 2.1 for the Droid may be closer than we think. An official pamphlet has been discovered from Verizon wireless that gives specific details on the update. So we can pretty much put this in the confirmed pile.
The most popular mobile browser in the world has finally made its way to Android. This version 5 seems to be light years ahead of the version 4 which has been available for quite some time.
This version now offers tabbed browsing, there is a bar at the bottom that shows you the number of tabs that you have open and when you click on it a mini view of the page appears. This browser for most will replace the stock browser.
Some of the other big new features:
* Speed Dial: Gives you one-touch access to 9 of your favorite sites.
* Password Manager
* Opera Link: Syncs your bookmarks (and Speed Dial) between your handset and your desktop (be it that you’re running Opera on your desktop, that is)
The only two problems I've found so far is the browser doesnt recognize my existing bookmarks and there's no Flash integration. So if you have a Flash capable phone, I would play with this but stick to the stock browser.