Category: Android

HTC HD2 Gets HardSPL Treatment

The xda boys have been up to their tricks again, with a HardSPL now available for the HTC Leo / HD2. The custom bootloader will in effect allow any ROM on your device and opens the gates to "unofficial" ROM upgrades on your handset. Be careful though,...

Nexus One – Full review

The Nexus One Review is now online over at engadget and, while there'll no doubt be a collective groan from our readers as we mention this again, it marks a significant turning point for Google. A telling part of this review states that... "Google is...

Hands-on and first impressions – The Nexus One

Those lucky people at engadget have got their hands on a Nexus One to test. Initital impressions appear to suggest that this isn't the "iPhone killer" that many have quoted it to be. Despite the 1Ghz chip they state that.. "...it's really not very di...

Nexus One power on show, plus high-quality pics

Honestly, if this is some way of getting exposure then the people doing Google PR are probably having a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Today yet more news on the Nexus One and this time it's proper, high-resolution pictures and a video showing it g...

The Nexus One is coming – But what does it all mean?

Gizmodo have unearthed yet more details on the availability of the Google Phone / Nexus One. Engadget also have their spin on it with this PDF showing the price as $429 without a service plan or $179 with. The document appears to have come from one of...

Android Press Event – January 5th. Hello Google Phone

Well, Google sure knows how to get us all hyped about a phone. Following all the leaked pictures and video of the Nexus One / Google Phone and a mention of a "new Android phone" on the T-Mobile USA website, there's now an official launch on January 5t...

New Android Sense UI in video

The Android version of the HTC Sense UI has already impressed us greatly but there's yet more to come with a new version (codenamed "Espresso") now appearing on the web hacked into the Hero. In the vid below you can see the new chrome-effect icons and...

Nexus One Details leaked – possible invite-only sales

Specs and rumoured "invite only" sales for the Nexus One have popped on Engadget.com. The specs seem to match the HTC Bravo we saw in leaked details from earlier this month. A 5 megapixel shooter, 1Ghz CPU, GPS, compass, accelerometer, 3.7" WVGA AMOLE...

Motorola Milestone Reviewed

We'll have our Motorola Dext review online later today. It's the European version of the Motorola Cliq - an Android handset with slide-out QWERTY. It's bigger brother is the Motorola Droid - a handset which is being advertised heavily in the USA. Here...

Nexus One – A proper video at last

I'm sure I saw this video floating around the t'interwebs last night but it had a dirty great website logo in the middle. Thankfully a much clearer version is now available which at last gives us a fairly decent walk-through of the new HTC device from...

Hot HTC Hero Deal

Yesterday we pointed out a gift idea for .. yourself this Christmas. Today there's another one - the the T-Mobile G2 Touch (aka HTC Hero) for £19.99 per month. OK, so it's a 24-month contract and that is quite a long time, but you only pay £20 for …

More snaps and video of the Nexus One

We carried quite a few videos uploaded by thenexusone.com recently. It looks like everything has been pulled off-line now - the videos have been remove from YouTube and the website is offline. Luckily there's now more video and much clearer pictures h...

Xperia X10 hits FCC – Not too long to go now..

The Xperia X10 has just popped up on the Federal Communications Commission website and there's pics-a-plenty. A user manual for the "X10 / X10i" has also appeared which details the funky GUI (aka "Timescape") and the media experience known as "Sony Er...

HTC Begins to offer widgets via Android Market

HTC have turned on their widget listings within the Android Market today. Four are listed so far and it shows just how far HTC have travelled - the hardware, the GUI and now extra software for the GUI and the OS itself. Although these are fairly simp...

Motorola Backflip / Enzo Shots and specs

phandroid.com have shots of the new Android-powered Motorola Enzo online. It's also known as the "Motorola Backflip" and has no doubt received that name due to the way that the keyboard rotates round - it actually parks itself facing outwards as you'l...

T-Mobile Pulse – OS Update available

The rather excellent Huawei-built T-Mobile Pulse has just received an update. According to the T-Mobile support pages this refresh .. "..Helps improve the stability of the Pulse and the quality of audio..." To apply you'll need to download this ZIP ...

Android 2.1 Outed in unofficial ROM. Looks stunning

We've been tracking Windows Mobile for a good 7 years now and have kinda got used to seeing updates appearing every year or three, so when we began tracking Android it suddenly became much harder to follow the constant OS refreshes. Although Google An...

Hey, you look familiar…

Hmmm.. engadget have noticed something very interesting about the new Google Phone...Now, let's just ignore for the moment these arguments about whether the Nexus One is a future HTC handset Google are testing or whether it's going to launch direct fr...

Acer to ramp up Android usage in 2010

Bejesus. Google. Android. Everywhere. There simply is no stopping the Android monster right now (unless Google themselves release their own version and upset all their partners). Computerworld.com are stating that Acer will be pushing out five or six ...

Google Phone – Things just got very interesting…

Over the weekend the Google Phone news has pretty much exploded all over the web. There's still some doubt whether this is just a test device aimed at Google employees or whether it's aimed at a commercial launch in January. However, following earlier...