HTC have finally given HTC Desire fans in the UK the news they have been waiting for – Android 2.2 is going to be hitting phones from this weekend! For those of you who don’t know what Android 2.2 is check out our launch centre here.
Htc has been stating that they will be introducing their HTC Sensed-up version of Android 2.2 ever since it was revealed at the Google IO back in May. HTC Sense is the custom layer that they add to their Android phones, which improves on the already existing features of Android.
Htc Desire owners have been eagerly awaiting the new update with its delicious new performance boost through the Just-in-Time (JIT) compiler and the awesome Mobile Hotspot features.
A leaked Froyo Sense build for the Htc Droid Incredible has been discovered and been made available to the public thanks to the wonderful guys at XDA . Unlike many previous leaked ROMS this Froyo build is fully functional with all the new HTC additions such as HTC Flashlight, Radio widget, 3G mobile hotspot widget and much more, check it all out here.
If you have wished to find a really simple way to make your own apps? Hold off those Java courses, because Mobile Roadie has stepped in like a proverbial genie to grant your wish. Its available right now, and its really easy to make your own apps that will work on the Iphone and very excitingly work on Android too!
There have been several reports on the Interwebs that some folks were receiving the first of two updates yesterday, the one that prepares the phone for the main update, and now it seems the final 2.1 build could be rolling out early next week. Orange, in a statement earlier, said that testing took longer than expected:
Wow- what a difference a year makes! – GFK is reporting that Android’s share of the UK market has increased from 3% in Q1 2010, to 13.2% in Q2 2010. That’s 350% in half a year and that is outstanding performance, even for a OS that we already knew was rapidly growing.
Globally we have seen Android increasing from 60,000 activations a day in January to 160,000 in June, and the Market up from 20,000 apps to 70,000 in a similar time-frame, which is concrete proof that android is working!
Looks like Star Pc manufacturer, Acer is finally bringing its top game to Android by releasing the forthcoming Stream.
This phone looks set to be one of the forerunners of the upcoming Android Media Phone revolution. This is a real monster under the hood, which has a focus on being a portable entertainment hub that will hopefully take the market by storm.
Dropbox is a one of my favourite apps on Android. It allows you to simply drag and drop files into a folder on your computer and have them sync straight to your phone. This makes transferring new pictures or documents to your phone a lot easier, no more emailing it to yourself or having to put in on the SD card.
Looks like the people at HTC, have not just been sitting around hoping that the AMOLED screen shortage will go away. They have been working on finding a solution to get their awesome HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire handsets into more hands.