With the recent release of Opera Mini 5, browsers have been in the spot light lately. This browser hasn't really been mentioned and that's a shame because it is one of the best browsers for Android. It has a new way off zooming with one finger; in fact it can zoom in three different ways. And there are a few other goodies are included.
The awesome Android modding community continues to amaze. One of the hardest things to do is port a GSM ROM ot a CDMA phone. Koush, has recently ported the latest and greatest cyanogenmod to the Droid. Cyan's Rom's are always near the top of the hill in the custom ROM world. This is a luxury that was previously only available to users with HTC branded phones until now.
The most popular mobile browser in the world has finally made its way to Android. This version 5 seems to be light years ahead of the version 4 which has been available for quite some time.
This version now offers tabbed browsing, there is a bar at the bottom that shows you the number of tabs that you have open and when you click on it a mini view of the page appears. This browser for most will replace the stock browser.
Some of the other big new features:
* Speed Dial: Gives you one-touch access to 9 of your favorite sites.
* Password Manager
* Opera Link: Syncs your bookmarks (and Speed Dial) between your handset and your desktop (be it that you’re running Opera on your desktop, that is)
The only two problems I've found so far is the browser doesnt recognize my existing bookmarks and there's no Flash integration. So if you have a Flash capable phone, I would play with this but stick to the stock browser.
Sad news for those of you in the UK, the only Android device currently available for Vadofone is the HTC Tattoo. It was joined by the Magic but it will be discontinued when they are out of stock. Unfortunately, there is no Magic 1.2 like its US counterpart the myTouch 3G 1.2.
The mod community has been hard at work hacking new features into the Nexus One and they are picking up steam as they learn the in's and out's of the device. Even before it was released it was rooted and only 2 months later there are many different options that has been added from custom ROM's to trackball lighting.
One of the new features that was introduced to Android with the release of the Nexus One and Android 2.1 was the voice to text input. This feature has now been duplicated and is available now for all Android devices. The folks over at Better Android has just released Better Keyboard V5.0.
The Desire has been one of the biggest announcements as far as upcoming Android handsets. It was almost instantly referred to as the Nexus One with Sense UI. How would HTC attract buyers to this phone when it has the same form factor as the Nexus One? Our friends over at Slashgear has done a hands on comparision of the two.
Another surprise packed into this compact version of the Pulse. In the video below the representative stated that this phone can have up to 15 different home screens and this is all done on the stock firmware.