Category: Android

Android 2.1 Gallery app reduces colour depth

Here's something I bet you didn't know, and I want to thank Dr. Raymond Soneira for emailing me and pointing this out. Android version 2.1 has an interesting "difference" in the gallery app colour depth compared to 2.01. Using a Motorola Droid Dr Raym...

Want Android Apps? Now choose from over 50,000!

Just a couple of weeks ago we told you about the 44,000-odd apps in the Android Market and that, despite the "quality vs quantity" argument, more choice is generally a good thing. Microsoft need to ensure that developers are busy beavering away on Win...

Sirius XM Android app just around the corner

In the US a cool service called Sirius XM exists. I tried it out in Florida in a hire car and it was pretty weird listening to BBC Radio 1 whilst cruising around Disney World. A stereo in your car picks up the signals from the Sirius XM …

Dropbox beta now running, full version almost done

Last month we mentioned the official Dropbox app for Android. It's on the way to a phone near you and, although there is a "read only" web-app on the Market already, we're after this official one with the ability to upload files from your handset to t...

Win yourself a HTC Desire

Shortlist.com currently have a competition to win a brand new HTC Desire. All you need to do is answer the incredibly simple question and email them before May 3rd. If you're not lucky, don't worry - there's still plenty of deals. Edit - Apologies guy...

Legend owners, get your update!

An over-the-air update is now being pushed out to HTC Legend owners to fix a bug which makes certain apps vanish from the Android Market. According to HTC this is due to a camera issue but the update should make things all better again.Update - There ...

Android 2.2 Already out there somewhere ?

It seems that the development of Android continues and an insane pace. Android 2.2 has now been pictured running on a myTouch 3g / HTC Magic. Sure, it could be a fake and although Androidandme have seen OS 2.2 handsets browsing the web we're still not...

Dell Flash appears

Another Dell handset to appear today is this, the Flash. It's a phone made from "curved glass" and is powered by an 800Mhz Qualcomm MSM 7230 CPU. There's a 3.5" WVGA LCD screen, triband HSPA and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with image stabilisation....

Dell Thunder – Android, a new GUI and more

Aimed as "creative and imaginative people" this is the Dell Thunder. It's another handset to leak from Dell HQ and packs Android 2.1 with a 4.1" WVGA OLED screen. A custom UI from Dell, called "Stage", has been added and it'll pull in your social netw...

Dell Smoke – Android QWERTY leakage!

The Dell leaks continue, this time it's Android and another QWERTY portrait device. Meet the "Smoke" complete with the very latest version of Android. Targetting the messaging / Blackberry consumers it's got a 2.8" QVGA and will pop up in Q2 of 2011. ...

Android on an iPhone? Yes, actually

Want Android on an iPhone ? Well, it looks like this is now possible. After a boot through "OpeniBoot" the penguin pops up and Android begins to boot. The video below shows it working it, to be honest, it's not all that slow either. It'll browse, use...

Hero 2.1 Delayed Until June!

HTC have today said the following..... "HTC will be providing a free update to Éclair for European HTC Hero variants.  Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full &Ea...

Google Maps Navigation – Now for the UK too

Google Maps appears to have been updated this morning and now, here in an ash-covered Britain, version 4.1.1 should give us the fully-functional Google Maps Navigation. Some users are having to reboot and this is a beta but it does appear that the UK...

Handcent SMS Reviewed

You're almost spoilt for choice when it comes to Android applications. Our regular App Review Show from Tom Ranson is already proving popular and now Chris Pratt is on board with a full written review of the Handcent SMS app. Handcent SMS is a free a...

LG Introduce the GT540

The LG GT540 has just appeared in a variety of colours over on lgblog.fr. According to theunwiredview there was a reference to it being named the "LG Optimus" but now the blog calls it the "LG GT540" or the "Swift". It appears to be a budget touchscre...

Another update from Three regarding the Desire

Three have posted an update regarding the delivery of HTC Desire handsets to customers. A few lucky punters have already got theirs, but the continuing flight delays due to volcanic ash have meant that some deliveries in Asia have not occured. The rem...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 – Multi-touch coming

So, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 we have here doesn't do multi-touch and runs Android 1.6. However, according to mobiles.co.uk it can do multi-touch and an update in September will boost it to Android 2.1 with the multi-touch magic. Don't forget to ch...

HTC Desire live on Orange website

The HTC Desire is now listed on the Orange website. The brown one is currently showing as available but the black one is coming soon. Let's not beat around the bush. The HTC Desire is one utterly amazing handset and I'm really trying to find a way to …

Nexus One gets dizzy in a centrifuge

I'm sure we've all seen a lava lamp. You can sit and gaze at the lovely floating blobs of wax float around, perhaps trying to forget the fact that your flight to Ibiza is grounded until the weekend. But would that lovely lava lamp still work in the …

HTC Sync 2.0.33 now available

So there we are, desperately looking around the HTC website for SOME SIGN of the HTC Hero Android 2.1 / HTC Sense upgrade (hellooooo!!!!) and instead we find this, an updated version of the HTC Sync software. Get this if you've got the HTC Legend, HTC...