hit 3 million. That is a bunch of pre-orders and clearly Android fans are looking forward to the smartphone. The S II went on sale in Korea last Sunday and if you are in the UK, the good news is that you can get your own S II very soon. Orange in the UK has the Galaxy S II on its coming soon page. That's not as good as available now, but it's a start.
through T-Mobile stores, and online portals. The Desire will also be available through Vodafone, Orange and Three. Through T-Mobile, the Desire S will be available exclusively in silver and will be free with all two year plans starting at £35/month, with 900 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB "fair use" data, and a Flexible Booster. Vodafone as it a little cheaper plan wise, where the Desire S is free with On Pay monthly plans from £30.
few times here in the past. They are a small company that is based in China that have build budget phones that thousands have used. This week at CTIA they announced some exciting news that I'm sure you will all be pleased to hear. They are coming to the U.S. in the second half of the year and are bringing an Android 2.3 beast with a 4.3" screen as well as a Android 3.0 10" Android Tablet with them.
passing BlackBerry to become #1 smartphone. Stories like that just mentioned keep showing up more and more.
holding page for the incoming device and it should be the same device just sporting a new black exterior.
Vodafone and Orange have confirmed their pricing for Samsung's Galaxy Tab. Vodafone are only offering one month contracts, from £3 per month (though you have to pay £2 per day for 500MB of data) with the Tab itself priced at £499 regardless. Meanwhile Orange are offering monthly and yearly agreements, with the Tab priced from £499 and the option to save £5 per month if you're an existing mobile or broadband customer. More on the Galaxy Tab in our full review over at SlashGear. [via SlashGear]
has outed its latest Android smartphone, the somewhat bizarrely named San Francisco, and they're targeting the budget-minded masses this time. The Orange San Francisco will cost £99 on the carrier's "Dolphin" pay-as-you-go plan, which gets you a 3.2-megapixel camera, capacitive touchscreen and Android 2.1 Eclair. There's also WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and GPS, along with 3G+ and an FM radio, while storage is a scant 150MB of internal memory and then whatever you slap into the microSD card slot (a 2GB card is included in the box, but the slot will support up to 32GB). The whole thing measures in at 116 x 56.5 x 11.8 and weighs 130g, and Orange reckon you'll see up to 4hrs talktime or nine days standby. Unlikely to set the world alight, but the Orange San Francisco certainly adds to the options for entry-level Android devices. Update: Orange tells us the San Francisco uses a 3.5-inch 800 x 480 OLED display, which makes it a whole lot more interesting at £99. [youtube -vhx9AeD1x0]
pushing out Froyo for the Droid Incredible, the UK carrier has announced a delay in getting the update ROM from HTC. As such, the Android 2.2 update for the Orange HTC Desire now isn't expected to be released until mid-September 2010. Orange hasn't given any specific reasons for the delay, but does insist that it's nothing to do with the carrier's own services on the handset.
SeanFromIT. This is a great accomplishment given the fact that he had little to no help in the project. The Blaze is a regional carrier Android device and up until now it had almost no support by the dev community. Now that it’s rooted, custom ROM’s and recover images should follow. If you have Commtiva Z71, Vibo A688 or Orange Boston, these same instructions should work for your handset. Instructions on how to root your phone is after the break.