xda-developers, the new ROM requires FRF50 to be installed first, and so far there have been no significant changes noticed by those who have tried it out. If you're feeling brave and experimental, however, you can download it yourself from http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF72-from-FRF50.bc033f9e.zip; we're not sure how long that link will last, though there are mirrors linked here. Instructions for installing the new beta are here. As ever, installing beta software can leave your phone less than stable, though there are multiple people who have tried FRF72 and supposedly experienced no issues as yet. [via Android Police]
Tagged: Nexus One
Samsung Galaxy S in the house, and we have to say we're excited. Samsung's first Android smartphone to use their Super AMOLED technology is quite the pocket powerhouse, with an indecently bright, crisp WVGA capacitive touchscreen and the company's 1GHz Hummingbird processor keeping things swift. Check out our exclusive unboxing video, walkthrough and some first impressions!
Earlier today HTC announced plans to bring the Desire to the US. Soon after, Cellular South announces its plans to release the Desire. It currently listed as “coming soon”, let’s just say expect to see it released sometime in August.
are reporting issues with the native messaging app on their smartphones, particularly on the Google Nexus One, whereby text and MMS messages are sent to a person other than was initially intended. The problem - which has apparently affected both modified and stock handsets - occurs when the messaging app switches the contact in the To: field of its own accord; sometimes it can be seen to change it, while at other times it happens without any visible change. Owners of the HTC Incredible have also reported the problem occurring on their phone, so it's not something limited to the Nexus One. Some users have been able to reproduce the fault by maintaining two separate SMS conversations and switching between them mid-typing. Google are apparently looking into it, but there's no official workaround beyond deleting old conversation threads when you're finished with them. [Thanks Jeff!]
xda-developers, you can now boost the Nexus One's native video capture capabilities. Currently the hack is predominantly for Android 2.1 Nexus One handsets; there's a test build for 2.2 Froyo, but from the sound of things it's not quite ready yet. Video demo of the potential results below - make sure to choose 720p from the quality menu, else you won't be getting the full effect - and instructions/downloads here. [youtube mnHw0wdZx] [via Twitter]