ODROID Gets Android 2.1

In case you aren’t familiar with the ODROID , the manufacturer, Hardkernel, describes it as an “Entertainment Device” with a focus on gaming. The Developer Edition is shipping with a Samsung Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 833MHz with NEON multimedia accelerator, 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, and 720p video output via HDMI, but only a 320 x 480 3.5 inch screen, a vanilla install of Android 1.5. Well, the 1.5 will be replaced soon by Android 2.1

Novell (Mono/C#) is developing MonoDroid

This is really big for current .Net developers, Novell is working to bring C# to Android. Recently they brought C# to the iPhone in the form of MonoTouch. This will make it easier for developers to make cross platform apps as well as bring some of the existing apps that are made using MonoTouch to Android.

HTC Desire – phone hits T-Mobile UK March 26

The phone we originally known as the Bravo has been officially named the Desire by HTC is the hottest phone around the internet and now their are a few rumblings around that the first carrier to offer this phone is T-Mobile UK.

Tether Without Root with Easy Tether [It’s Awesome]

Looks like PDAnet has some competition now. For the longest they have been the most popular way to tether your Android device without the need for root. Now enters EasyTether. This app works for MOST Android phones, but has been discovered to not be ramped up for 4G phones thus far. We're crossing our fingers really, really hard for this app to work with faster speeds in the future. For now though, 3G.

The Battle Is Officially Here

First there were rumors about Apple using bing as their official search provider. Then there was the rant by Steve Job’s calling Google motto bs. Then Google struck back adding multi touch to the Nexus One, now this.

HTC Hero To Get Android 2.1 In March

All you early adopters of the Euro HTC Hero, the one with the chin, now have something to smile about. A representative of Irish mobile operator Meteor has tipped of the guys at EURODROID that they received a notice from HTC that they should expect and update to Android 2.1 sometime in March.

The Android Handheld ODROID, Launches Worldwide Developer Edition [Video]

Some of you might remember a gaming handheld device called ODROID, which runs Google's free mobile OS. The last time we heard of it back at the end of October, it had sold out its ODROID developer edition units, and a second batch was promised to go on sale in Korea. The Korean company did not disappoint its followers, they just launched a Worldwide Developer Edition of the ODROID handheld device. And to be online with the last released, they also have another video demo on the ODROID. The Game is Speed Forge 3D, with accelerometer motion-control, on a 42-inch HDTV through an HDMI cable. The ODROID is priced at $349, and it comes with a debug board, connector cable and two batteries. There are also two microSD cards; one is a 2GB card that houses the Android OS, and a 8GB SDHC card for general storage, as well as the schematics and source-code required. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fKrScVtP8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [Via SlashGear]

Sold out: Android Powered ODROID Gaming Handheld Dev Edition

As you all know by now, the Android OS from Google is not only been used on cellphones, nowadays you can find it in many other devices. Back at the end of September, we brought to you some new info on a gaming handheld device called ODROID, which runs Android. This time, we bring more news on the ODROID gaming handheld, which was a big hit with the development community. Our good friends over at SlashGear were uncertain about the future of such device. But the ODROID developer edition units have sold-out, and a second batch will go on sale in Korea next week. As we know, the device has been available for pre-order for a while, and will actually launch in Korea on November 5th. The price will be about $320, and the processor runs at 833MHz, with 512MB of RAM. The 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen is capable of 720p HD video playback, as you can see in the first video below. Since this device is not a phone, there's no 3G, but there’s WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, as well as a mini-HDMI port, together with USB Host. On the second video - below - you can see it in action with an Android game called Baseball Superstars 2009. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEWrV8LuX04&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ5IVQsCbDg&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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