This recording has everyone bemused as to what meet they’re hunting at, but we’ve narrowed it downbound to either the never-before-seen Supersonic, or the similarly armored Incredible, both from HTC.

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An preceding recording uploaded onto Youtube has been pulled, but a newborn one ostensibly has surfaced at the aforementioned time.  The guidance aggrandize at the lowermost of the phone is something that the Supersonic lacks, so this meet strength be the Incredible after all, though there’s no flushed phone frame visible.  Maybe a ordinal HTC Android-powered phone, then?  Share your thoughts.

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[via Engadget]


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27 Feb, 2010  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Motorola impact meet delivered their ordinal Android device, the Motorola DEVOUR, and the stylish to impact Verizon’s meshwork in the US. As we unconcealed in our brief hands-on at MWC 2010 terminal week, the DEVOUR’s high-quality extruded metal embody goes a daylong artefact to making up for its somewhat cubic style; feature on for more first-impressions.

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A mid-range device, the DEVOUR lacks the AMOLED pass profession we’ve seen making inroads with the Nexus One and HTC Desire, but its 3.1-inch capacitive LCD commission is nonetheless gleaming and crisp. On crowning is a capacitive contact concealment that’s proving as susceptible as the Motorola CLIQ before it, unitedly with threesome touch-sensitive buttons for Menu, Home and Back. Of portion welfare is the optical trackpad, squeezed into the modify left-hand crossway (when the DEVOUR is held in semblance orientation), which replaces the D-pad of preceding Motorola’s. It entireness well, though it takes a brief punctuation to intend utilised to; navigating crapper be jumpy at first, until your moulding learns the prizewinning artefact to ingest it.

The trackpad is actually meliorate settled for using the DEVOUR with the keyboard motion open, and since it doesn’t equilibrize the QWERTY (unlike the CLIQ and DROID) typewriting is a lowercase easier. The keys are hornlike and slightly domed, and the layout is substantially spaced; ease patch we revalue the flooded sort bed we would impact desirable Motorola not removed the lowermost honor bed with the spacebar. The angled end-plates of the DEVOUR go whatever artefact to hiding the fact that it’s actually a pretty fat handset, though that’s meant there’s shack for a full-sized 3.5mm headphone socket, but we desire there were meliorate optics than a fixed-focus 3-megapixel shooter.

As for software, the DEVOUR is streaming Android 1.6 since Motorola haven’t ease updated their MOTOBLUR ethnic networking flat to meet more past versions of the platform. MOTOBLUR is same from the CLIQ, which effectuation you intend a bicentric “Happenings” widget that pulls noesis from the DEVOUR itself (SMS, MMS and telecommunicate messages) unitedly with updates from ethnic networks same Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. It’s one of the more broad attempts to accommodate the progressively agitated instruction of programme we care with on a period to period basis, but there are ease whatever manifest flaws that Motorola impact mitt unaddressed; our continual irritation is that MOTOBLUR doesn’t impact Twitter “@” replies as it does Direct Messages, and so they intend forfeited among the generalized feed.

Elsewhere, there’s a flooded HTML application unitedly with Google Maps Navigation, along with the lawful Google apps same Gmail, and of instruction admittance to the Android Market. The shelling side-loads, as does the microSD slot, and you don’t impact to vanish the past to interval in a card.

Where the difficulty strength be is in the pricing and arrange positioning; the DEVOUR module be $99.99 at Best Buy, forward a newborn contract, but the merchandiser are also descending the toll of the DROID to $99.99. The DEVOUR’s keyboard is arguably meliorate than that of the DROID, but otherwise the senior handset’s large display, meliorate camera and newer edition of Android get out.

Motorola Devour Unboxing and hurried hands-on

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Face acceptance on Android isn’t just newborn – the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, when it eventually goes on sale, module be healthy to identify grouping in photos and unification them to their Contacts entries – but a newborn app promises facial acceptance for every Android devices.  Recognizr is the handiwork of The Astonishing Tribe, and its manoeuvre is that it crapper ID grouping and unification them not exclusive to aggregation on your phone, but to their different online ethnic meshwork and journal identities.

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Currently in proof-of-concept stage, there are a some caveats to assume in mind.  Most imperative is that anyone you poverty to “scan” with Recognizr has to hit also qualified with the grouping before they crapper exhibit up.  That’s not specially surprising, when you conceive most it; there’s no public-access database of faces linked to ethnic networks which it could physique upon.

A open promulgation is due in the incoming some months.

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Several life past we caught a glimpse of the HTC Incredible, purportedly way to Verizon’s meshwork as its prototypal HTC smartphone streaming Android 2.1.  Well, the Incredible has today surfaced in Verizon’s listing system, which corroborates early glasses reports.

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As Electronista explains, the crowning SKU, ADR6300DU, is allegedly a meaning for the start outfit which includesmaterials for the retailer, much as pass units or pamphlets. The ordinal SKU, ADR6300VW, is for the actualised handset. The  HTC Incredible is streaming on the fast Snapdragon CPU, Android 2.1 with Sense UI, 256MB of memory, and a  pass rumored to be either a 3.5-inch or 3.7-inch with WVGA partitioning (unconfirmed, but perhaps modify AMOLED-based).

Availability has still to be free or confirmed, but the articulate is that CTIA’s expo held in spring, around New March, haw hit the due promulgation date.

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Adobe’s Flash preacher Mark Doherty has posted whatever stats and a recording that shows if Flash 10.1 (in portion Youtube)  has some gist on shelling life, it’s worthless on the Nexus One.

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Doherty has a 17-minute daylong natively embedded recording separate in the flooded Youtube place (you haw poverty to resile the prototypal 17 transactions of the video, null such goes on).  WHen the 17 transactions are up, he opens the Android shelling practice utility, which indicates that exclusive 6 proportionality of the shelling has been exhausted (although the concealment does obtuse discover in the video).  He also claims that Adobe in-house has proven threesome hours of H.264 playback over an Wi-Fi connection, which is sufficiency for a flick or two. Even Avatar.

It’s enthusiastic to wager that the newest generation of Flash noesis crapper separate without making the Nexus One’s shelling weep juice.  Now, we’re meet inactivity for that Flash update to come.

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27 Feb, 2010  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

How would you same to sync your Android device’s Google Voice to your underway location? Well with there’s a artefact for you to do this now. Google Voice locations ingest radiophone shape triangulation to alter your sound Google Voice phones on the fly.

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You crapper fulfill this by gathering these requirements first:

* Google Voice (if you demand an account, or a someone with an statement with invitations, essay requesting an invite.
* Android phone w/ accumulation organisation and GPS
* Locale for Android ($9.99—here’s a barcode-scan-able QR code)
* Locale GPS Plug-In (Free, QR code)
* protocol Poster and Locale Plug-In (Free, QR code)
* Web computer w/ PHP 5 (uses cURL and json_decode)

Part 1 – The PHP

1. Download googlevoice-locale.php
2. Open that enter for editing, add your Google Voice login and countersign to the top, and save.
3. Upload the playscript to a info positioning on your scheme server—and study renaming it, too, since this positioning draw is today public.

Part 2 – Configure Locale

1. Create a newborn Situation with a information of where or when your Google Voice settings should modify (ie: patch you’re sleeping, at bag or in the office)
2. Add a Setting using the protocol Post plugin to verify your computer which phones to invoke soured or on.
HTTP Post settings:
URL: http://yourawesomeserver.com/googlevoice-locale.php?on[]=home&off[]=work (replacing yourawesomeserver.com with your actual field name, and renaming googlevoice-locale.php if you did that earlier, naturally).
Select GET

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Part 3 – Name, spend and alter the Situation.

The PHP playscript is ordered to switch drawing using the obloquy you appointed them on the Google Voice settings page, so if your phone is titled “Work” ingest “work” (lowercase) in the URL.

The possibilities with Google Voice and Locale are endless. In constituent to toggling phones supported on your location, you crapper switch them when you’re with your mistress, when your phone is charging or most to die, and crapper modify line your calls finished Gizmo when you’re adjoining to your bag WiFi.

It’s also worth noting that Chad’s gimmick doesn’t meet impact with GPS location. Using Locale’s settings, you crapper hit Google Voice anulus destined phones at destined nowadays of day, when you’re within arrange of a destined Wi-Fi network, when your phone’s baritone on shelling power, and finished another conditions. This isn’t an cushy 1-2-3 hack, but if you crapper upload files to a individualized scheme computer space, you crapper belike vantage it off.

[via lifehacker]


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27 Feb, 2010  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

Android app pirating fable Jesusxxx, has conventional a honor rigorous him to closed downbound his intimate of paying apps that he offers for free. This man for has been providing apps that ordinarily outlay money for a turn of ordered dollars, he has a Brobdingnagian faith mass of “cheapskates” that meet his place often.

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A aggregation of developers and companies depend on this money to hold support their projects and clog same this makes them more probable to unsure absent from nonindustrial for platforms that they slope attain money on. And this leads to modify proportionality of calibre apps. The 24 distance effort punctuation in the Android Market that allows you to intend refunded for an app is viewed as a imperfectness by most companies. A grasp individualist could download an app, double it and intend a defrayal within 24 hrs. It seems same you crapper do this over and over with no bounds on how whatever refunds your are allowed in a destined instance frame. Some grouping feature you requirement more than 24 hrs to appraise an app. But if you intend a defrayal on an app you cannot essay discover a newer edition and defrayal it, you are cragfast with it.

Users from assorted counties/continents hit enthusiastic travail using the Android Market, if they modify can. This adds to the segmentation of Android. There are exclusive destined areas that crapper intend whatever apps on crowning of the app not existence harmonious for every versions of Android. Since Google Checkout is not acquirable everyplace there are destined places that are ease inactivity for paying apps to exhibit up. And this commonly yield those users with change par apps because most of the instance paying apps are artefact better.

To whatever people, Jesusxxx’s intimate serves as a quantity for grouping to effort and re-test applications that they hit already over-extended their defrayal contract on. But doing so outlay developers money and module probable drive the individual intend apps from there exclusively. Some grouping conceive we requirement a meliorate defrayal contract or the choice to demonstrate an app for a ordered turn of instance individual than 24 hrs.

How do you see most this? Do you hit some suggestions on how to meliorate the underway system?

WE ARE NOT PROMOTING STEALING APPS, DEVELOPERS DESERVE MONEY FOR THEIR EFFORTS.

[via androidguys]

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27 Feb, 2010  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

AndroidandMe, conducted Android generousness rivalry which they ordered whatever parameters for developers to go absent and attain whatever applications for Android. In convey they would substance a developer $90 if they fulfilled the parameters and were the prototypal to do so. The ordinal ordered of parameters included porting Quake II to Android.

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They unexploded Quake2 on a Droid and it ran rattling well. The inclose evaluate hovers around 30 fps and vine to around 50 in small parts of a map. Even when the state gets pure with binary players, the Droid is healthy to ready it playable at over 30 fps. Developer Thunderbird2k has ported Quake 3 to the Droid in a send he is occupation kwaak3. He did this in a period then spent a some weeks adding meshwork and touchscreen support. Here is a recording of their hornlike impact and it looks beatific to me, can’t move to hit it on my phone.

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[via androidandme]

UPDATE: DOWNLOAD IT NOW!!!!

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27 Feb, 2010  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

is a method of converting bytecode into autochthonous organisation code, kinda than Android’s Dalvik VM only rendering the bytecode. This speeds up apps and coverall action drastically. Cyanogen’s Nexus One physique Chenopodiaceae 3 included JIT and has ordered the crowning pace on BenchmarkPi; OpenEclair 1.0.1 included JIT and dead flew.

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Bill Buzbee, a member Google’s Dalvik aggroup states:

“To restate, the pick is between a near-immediate beatific action increase vs. a better, but delayed, action boost. An essential ingest housing for us is when a individual downloads a newborn app from the market. Anecdotally, we conceive that for some users there is a rattling brief pane in which the prototypal keep/uninstall selection is prefabricated – on the visit of a some seconds. If the covering feels inactive on prototypal ingest it haw intend useless before it has a quantity to shine. We didn’t poverty to order that an application
build up a practice strikingness over a program of runs, or inform a bounteous up-front assembling disrupt to goodness from the JIT.”

And today JIT is acquirable for your Android streaming a 1.6 bespoken ROM’s much as Cyanogen, SuperD, WG, etc. The grapple is currently in Alpha initiate but onnce the devs intend every the kinks discover or devices module fly. Knowing how the XDA works, it should not be daylong until this accomplishment is mastered.

[via androidspin]


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27 Feb, 2010  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

The HTC Legend has unwooded its artefact time the FCC, which is ever a beatific communication of a near release.  GSM hold has also been tangled in.

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transThe Legend module arrange a 600MHz processor, with a 3.2-inch AMOLED concealment to endeavor with. There’s also a LED-flash enabled 5-megapixel camera and an optical trackpad instead of a trackball for control. Lastly, it should commission discover with the Android 2.1 on board.  Kudos for the terminal point.

Besides rumored European pricing, null added in the artefact of availability is known.  Check discover the SlashGear hands-on from MWC 2010 here.


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