Nexus One

Flash 10.1 vs Flash Lite – Video

Most of you hardcore vanilla Android fans may not know this but Flash support isn’t a new feature that was implemented into Froyo (2.2). Sense UI has enjoyed Flash since its inception with built in Flash support. For the most part, Flash lite performed pretty well. Engadget has put together a head to head challenge between the newly release Flash 10.1 for 2.2 Nexus One’s and Flash lite that is included with the 2.1 Desire. Who’s going to be the winner?

Motorola Droid Will Be Updated To Android 2.2

Our friends over at SlashGear have recently received confirmation from Motorola that the Droid will be receiving the update to Android 2.2. Although, their reply doesn’t lead us to believe that it will hit the device anytime soon. It is good to hear that there will be other devices other than HTC’s 2010 lineup that will receive Android 2.2.

Froyo Is Being Pushed TO The Nexus One Now

Early this morning a writer from TechCrunch made a claim that before he went to bed last night, he put his phone on the charger. Before he put it down he noticed that he had a notification for an update. So he installed the update and what do you know, he had 2.2. Most of us around the web did not think this was real, no one else had it and screen shots didn’t look to good. But, people in various parts started to receive this update and it’s pretty much confirmed. Froyo is being pushed out to the Nexus One right now.

Android 2.2 for Nexus One in “next few weeks”; HTC update in 2H 2010

So, Android 2.2 Froyo sounds great, has features like WiFi tethering we've been bleating about for months, and is all in all one of the most convincing releases of the platform to-date... when can we get it?  Google were coy about setting precise timescales for the Android 2.2 release yesterday - though they have already pushed out the SDK - but information is gradually seeping out about when your smartphone might get a shot of frozen yoghurt. According to the official Google IO Twitter account, Android 2.2 Froyo will arrive on the Nexus One within the "next few weeks".  As for HTC themselves, they'll apparently be "most likely" offering updates to their 2010 model year handsets, kicking off with the HTC Desire in Europe and the Droid Incredible in the US.  However, no release is expected until the second half of 2010, as they work on polishing HTC Sense for the new OS.
"If your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version. This includes popular models like the Desire and Droid Incredible as well as hotly anticipated phones like the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide and upcoming models. We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades. We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo. We expect to release all updates in the second half of this year but can't be more specific yet" HTC
Bad news for T-Mobile G1 owners, however, with the apparent confirmation that the first-generation Android handset won't get an official OS 2.2 update.  However, salvation may be at hand from modder Haykuro who is working on an unofficial G1 ROM.

Google’s Phone Store Won’t Sell Phones Anymore

Well that didn’t take long. Google’s first dance as a phone store will soon come to an end. They announced today that the Nexus One will now be sold in retail stores instead of online. Many people did not like this move by Google and it’s been proven now that is was not a good choice.

An army of Android robots led by the Nexus One

At this year’s Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, visitors were treated to a bunch of cool prototypes. Some of these included robots powered by Android. The robots were powered by G1’s, Droids and a few Nexus Ones.

Nexus One Running 450% Faster Thanks to Froyo (Android 2.2)?

The guys over at AndroidPolice claim to have a Nexus One running Android 2.2. They conducted a few performance tests on the device and the result was astounding. The Nexus One will run up to 450% faster than it does on 2.1. When you take into account that the Nexus One already could be the fastest phone on the market now, more than quadruple the speed and you will have a true “Super phone” on your hands. If this is true, Google use of that term will be cemented after the release of Froyo.

Verizon’s Droid Eris Getting 2.1 Tomorrow?

According to an internal memo that was leaked to Mobilecrunch, the Droid Eris will receive its update to Android 2.1 tomorrow. Is this a fact, I would say no but it could happen. If this is true the Droid Eris will join the Nexus One and the Droid as the only 2.1 devices in the US.

Sprint Will Pass on The Nexus One

First Verizon, which was one of the launch partners for the Nexus One, now Sprint. According to Gizmodo, Sprint will opt not to offer support for the Nexus One. I’m not necessarily sold that this is a good move them or not. They sure could use a phone like this in their lineup. Sprint doesn’t exactly have the same assortment of powerful phones as Verizon so this is an odd move for them to make.

First Annual MOTOBOWL 2010

Who says developers doesn’t know how to have fun outside of coding? Certainly not the folks over at MOTODEV, they are sponsoring the first annual MOTOBOWL 2010 around the same time as this year’s Google I/O. so you can leave the I/O and go bowling for prizes, yes prizes. On top of getting a free Nexus One or Droid you could win various prizes from MOTOBOWL 2010.