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.

Opera Mini 4.2 final version for Android released

Opera have announced a new version of the Opera Mini 4 browser for Android-based devices such as the T-Mobile G1.  The updated browser - which can be downloaded now from the Applications > Communications category in the Android Market - is in fact the first non-beta version of Opera's software for the platform, and brings with it new features such as file uploads and downloads, support for video playback and double-tap zoom control. Opera first released a version of their Mini smartphone browser for the Android platform shortly after the OS itself was launched.  However certain missing features - notably the app's previous inability to call the video viewer - generally left users straddling both the standard browser and Opera Mini. With this new update, which also brings with it a number of bug fixes, G1 users have the choice to leave behind the standard browser and switch completely to Opera Mini.  The app is a free download. Changes from the beta version:
  • Now you can upload and download files through Opera Mini and save pages for offline viewing
  • Videos will be redirected to the system's video player
  • Double tap now works for zooming in and out
  • Inline URL entry instead of using native input
  • Fixed password text entry to hide characters
  • Fixed problems with exiting application when back button was pressed
  • Improved trackball speed
  • All internal pages, like the start page, now have font size extra large for easier navigation
[via SlashPhone]
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