Nexus One

Updated Android 2.2 Froyo FRF72 for Nexus One leaks

A new version of Android 2.2 Froyo for the Google Nexus One has emerged, the FRF72 build, seemingly another beta version of the more widely available FRF50 build.  Shared by a source at 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]

Nexus One Running Froyo Launching in Korea in July

We already told you that the Nexus One launching in Korea was coming. In fact, it was originally reported that it'd be coming to shelves on June 21st. But, apparently that may have been a little premature, because it looks like that's been pushed back a few days. And by a few days, we mean maybe a month.

Nexus One Launches in Korea with Froyo?

If you’re in Korea, you don’t have to wait for the official Froyo release. Google has decided to launch the Nexus One with Android 2.2 preinstalled. KT will be the launch partner with Google in this latest release of the Nexus One.

Android 2.1 now on half of all Android devices

The latest numbers from Google says that Android 2.1 is now on 50% of phones. These figures are obtained by the number of times a certain device visits the Android Market. Oddly enough, there is no mention of android 2.2 on the chart. It’s possible that they are being represented in the sum of 2.1 handsets.

Samsung Galaxy S unboxing & first-impressions

There's a 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!

RockPlayerBase player, AVI, MKV, DIVX and RMVB for Android

Since Android was introduced, there have been many complaints about its lack of .avi and .divx playback. Since then there has been a few phones with .divx capabilities but there still was no player for the rest of us. The RockPlayerBase allows any Android 2.1 handset to playback XviD, DivX, Mkv and even RMVB files. .

Android bug sends messages to wrong contacts?

Multiple Android users 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!]

All Phones At T-Mobile Will Be Free on June 19th?

We’ve been waiting and digging for more information on what will happen on the 19th. Most of us thought it would be the introduction of the Nexus One into stores or Android 2.2 for the Slide. Well, the promotion is indirectly Android related. The latest rumor has T-Mobile conducting a one day promotion where every phone in their inventory will be free.

Nexus One 720p HD camera hack released

Looking for something new to do with your Google Nexus One?  If you're a photography fiend then how about 720p HD video recording; thanks to a new hack from - where else - 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]