Android 2.2 (Froyo) Update

Google’s Android 2.2 OS also known as Froyo, making its way to mobile phone around the globe. But not all phones are getting the Froyo, so there are a lot of speculations and debates on which will really be upgraded.

Since its announcement in May 2010, many mobile companies have been secretive in revealing the specs on their Android 2.2 upgrading plans.  So far the following phones have received Froyo:

• Nexus One (updated version) – of course it is only expected that Google’s flagship phone will get the first chance for a Froyo upgrade.

• HTC EVO 4G (updated) – received the upgrade in August.

• Motorola Droid (updated) – received the upgrade right after the EVO also in August. There was a second upgrade that supports Adobe Flash.

• HTC Droid Incredible (updated) – upgraded on august 27, 2010.

• HTC Desire (updated ) – the upgrade rollout starts with unlock version of the phone then made its way to the various devices. In the USA the desire users will see the upgrade this January 2011.

• Motorola Droid X (updated) – the rollout began in mid-September but bad issues are being reported so, Motorola is working on the second upgrading.

• MyTouch 3G (updated) – the upgrade started on October 13 and lasted through mid-December on the original MyTouch 3G phone. The next upgrade will be on the MyTouch 3G 3.5mm, MyTouch Fender LE and MyTouch 3G Slide.

• Dell Streak (updated) – this tablet/phone is getting Froyo and posting it at the company’s official blog site.

• Acer Liquid E (new) – Acer Canada upgraded their Liquid E mobile phone in mid-November and the upgrade can be downloaded manually.

• Archos Internet Tablet – the Android 2.2 upgrade for Archos Internet Tablet was released in late November for models 28, 32, 43, 70, and 101.

• HTC Legend (updated) – users of carrier-bound HTC Legends received Froyo in November, users of unbranded Legends in December.

• HTC Magic (updated)  – the upgrade is being sent by waves so only a few clients a day will be able to receive the upgrade. A notification will be sent to the mobile once the upgrade is available.

• Samsung Intercept (updated) – the upgrade began on December 17, 2010 and the rollout is also being sent via air-waves.

• HTC Aria (updated) – the upgrading is ongoing right now but is not yet available in America. The users from Southeast Asia started receiving Froyo in mid-December.

The following are the list of phones expected to receive the Android 2.2:

  • Samsung Galaxy
  • T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant
  • Samsung mesmerize
  • U.S. Galaxy S
  • Sprint’s Epic 4G
  • Motorola Milestone
  • Motorola Defy
  • Samsung Transform
  • Nook Color
  • Samsung Galaxy Apollo
  • Samsung Continuum
  • Samsung Apex
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AT&T Announces Marketing of Android Phones

Smartphones based on Google’s Android software will be the next on the marketing plan of AT&T Inc. and the company will no longer be the exclusive distributor of Apple iPhones in the US.

There will be a big shift in mobile industry as Verizon, the biggest supporter of Android will start selling the iPhone starting this February. Everybody will be holding their breaths as to whose strategy will succeed.

Motorola one of the biggest Android phone manufacturing companies are already seeing a big drop-off of its sales from Verizon since most customers are waiting for the telecommunication company’s iPhone releases.

AT&T Inc. said that they are going to play a major role in the Android market this year. Big changes are about to happen as the significant shift goes through.

AT&T have experience a big blow when they were only able to sign-up four hundred thousand new contract customer during last year’s last quarter. It was reported to be the lowest quarterly report in the last five years. This report have somewhat disappointed analysts but the telecommunications company announced that because of the new improvements and network upgrades they have made last year, they are expecting more revenues and larger number of contracts this year.

The fact that Verizon also provided services for tablet devices with contracts while AT&T did not added to the significant advantage the former had over the latter. Over all, AT&T has reached 95.5 million subscribers while Verizon has 102.2 million including other devices with services.

The $1.09 billion net income recorded by AT&T for the October-December period was actually 60 percent lower than what they had recorded for the year 2009. But for 2011, AT&T is expecting its earnings to grow with the coming of the big shift in the telecommunications network services industry.

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Dell Streak 7 Tablet

Dell introduces Streak 7 Tablet a gadget compact enough to carry with features that are great and absolutely functional. It is android 2.2 OS-based with upgrade bapability for upcoming operating system releases. Measures 7 inches with a multi touch display that features a powerful pre-installed Adobe Flash 10.1.

This tablet is created for T-Mobile’s new 4G network and it has heavy hardwares like the NVIDIA’s Tegra 20 dual core 1GHz CPU that’s works very well with android 2.2. Other features are:

  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera to capture those unforgettable moments.
  • 1.3 megapixel camera for video chats on Skype or Qik with family and friends wherever you may be. The big screen allows for more personal conversations with the people that matter to you most.
  • Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connectivity to enable you to stay in touch on the go. Browse, play, send and receive emails, post and share comments with a fast internet connection.
  • 16Gb of internal memory storage
  • Bluetooth capability
  • Stage Software that offers fast access to watch your favorite clips and TV shows with a simple touch of a button. This softeware also allows usera to download movies, listen to songs play games and connect with friends and family through social networks like Facebook and Flickr.
  • An easy-to-use interface that lets users read and enjoy more than 700,000 eBooks in the Kindle Store.
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Developer Tools for Android 3.0 Tablet OS

A developer SDK was released by Google for the upcoming Android 3.0 OS. The SDK was optimized for any tablet device. Developers can now start testing their current applications on the tablet form-factor and start being getting to know the new Ui patterns, Apis and capacities that will soon be accessible in android 3.0.

Some of the highlights of the preview are:

UI framework to create good applications for bigger screen devices. In this framework developers can use  new themes, better widgets, new UI components and other latest features to make rich and appealing applications for user on large screen units.

A new animation framework for high-quality 2D and 3D graphics. The framework allows developers to add good visual effects to the applications. There is a built-in GL render that allows to request hardware-acceleration oc the usual 2D rendering operations. For the 3D graphics, developers can take advantage of the new feature called the renderscript.

The applications can run with the greatest possible performance with the multicore processors that enables for a single-core or dual-core processor.

A rich multi media feature with HTTP live streaming support, a DRM framework and an easy transfer of media file via MTP/PTP. It gives developers new and better ways to bring rich contents to subscribers.

There are new types of connectivity like: new APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP fofr audio streaming and headset control; for those devices with no user interface, there is a Bluetooth socket connection that allows for easy connection.

Enterprise enhancements like new administrative policies that will help fofr easy management of devices.

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Email for Mobile Phones

According to latest surveys and reports mobile email usage is one of the most common way of communication next to text messaging. The best thing about sending and receiving emails on handset is that you do not have to be home or in the office infront of the PC to be able to check your mails. If you are away and on the move, you do not need a laptop or a notebook, your mobile phone is all you need to keep in touch with family and collegues.

Another advantage email has over SMS is the cost and the length limitations. You can type as many characters as you like for free. Email is easy and can be used on many paltforms.

Even before the implementation of any of the new operating systems on mobile like Android and iOS, email has already been optiomised on handheld phones. Most non-smartphones also features email and so more people are able to use this great feature.

With this useful feature on most mobile phones people are more excited to be on the net even while they are out. Imagine being able to reply to emails even when doing your grocery shopping. Or greeting a friend abroad on his birthday even when you are on the bus. All you need is that compact device that fits your pocket.

Emailing on the go beats texting anytime of the day, anywhere you may be.

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Latest and Upcoming LG phones

From LG comes a new list of Android smartphones that offer the latest in technological advancement. The following are the models we can all look forward to:

The LG Rhythm

The LG Rhythm is a very good touchscreen handset that measures 4.06 x 1.93 x 0.64 inches and weighs 4.1 ounces. It features a 1.3 megapixels camera, a Bluetooth capability, a 120MB internal memeory, a microSD memory extension slot and up to 200 mintues of talk time.

The LG Prime

Next on the list is the LG Prime that measures 4.25 x 2.08 x 0.50 inches and weighs 3.14 ounces. It has a full QWERTY keypad, a Bluetook capability, a 48MB memory, a microSD memory expansion slot and up to 240 minutes of talk time. This touch screen smartphone allows easy text messaging with the full keyboard and great picture taking with the 2 megapixels camera.

The LG Scoop

The LG Scoop is a full QWERTY keyboard handset that features a 1.3 megapixels camera, Bluetooth compatibility, 64MB memory, a microSD Memory expansion slot and uo to 180 minutes of talk time. It measures 4.25 x 2.02 x 0.71 inches.

The LG dLite

The LG dLite is a good flip phone that featurea a 2 megapixels camera, a Bluetooth compatibility, a microSd, and up to 330 minutes of talk time. It is an average sized GPS handset that weighs 3.5 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.0 x 0.6 inches.

The LGcg225

The LG cg225 is a flip phone that features a 640 x 480 camera, up to 360 minutes of talk time and weighs 3.27 ounces with an external screen.

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Latest iPhone Games

Asphalt 6: Adrenalin

This newest version of the Asphalt series is adrenalin pumping game with 42 cars and bikes from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Ducati and other world-renowned auto brands. In this game you will be able to customize your collected vehicles before going up the streets of LA, the Bahamas, Tokyo and other key locations. Everything is highly readable with HD and using the Retina display to its full advantage. There are 55 events, 11 various leagues and you will go up against other tough competitors.

This exciting game features a multi player mode of up to 6 players, 12 tracks, a garage in full 3D, and many tuning options for customizing each car model.

Dungeon Hunter 2

This is the continuing epic story game of the Dungeon Hunter in a whole new perspective. There is a new world for discovery, exploration and conquest. This particular game will take you back 25 years to the son of the immortal king,  Gothicus after the events of the original game. The play is all about uncovering the mysterious plot to conquer your kingdom and the best way to do that is to go through much bigger dungeons and go up against fiercer monster.

It offers the following features: an exclusive multi-player mode, 3 characters to choose from with 2 special abilities each, an HD graphics optimized for iPhone 4, more finely tuned controls, a save system, a bigger world with more opponents, longer playing time, larger number of conquests and a deep customized system.

Eternal Legacy

Eternal Legacy is an intense role-playing game with a cinematic 3D world. The story goes with you as Astrian and you must save and restore the Algoad from utter destruction. This game features voice acting mode where you can talk to the people you will meet. Discover many secrets, go on with your quest and you will find yourself in the middle of the action.

This game features the best Japanese themed game, an exciting exploration of majestic locations in full 3D, a fantasy and sci-fi story and you can even fly your own ship.

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Latest Update on Motorola

The New Motorola CLIQ 2

The new CLIQ 2 is a QWERTY keyboard equipped Android smartphone released by Motorola for T-Mobile USA. It has a larger HD screen, a sliding format case and features many upgrades like a faster data. It also offers Wi-Fi calling, dual LED flash and a highly developed music player.

It has advanced features for corporate use and entertainment capabilities for play. This smartphone is specifically designed to provide users with up-to-date information anytime and anywhere. CLIQ 2 will help users stay connected whether at home, in the office or anywhere else. The advanced features are business-ready to keep you on the job even when you are on the go. There are lots of entertainment options if you want to relax or play a game or two.

The CLIQ 2 has faster speeds that will keep up will your way of life. The cleverly designed slide-out keypad allows for quicker access of the keys, the Wi-Fi calling abilities lets the users to make calls to anywhere in the world.

This Motorola smartphone is powered by Android 2.2 with access to over a hundred thousand of applications and games available from Android Market. With these apps the user can access the latest movies turning this innovative device into one great entertainment hub.

For the busy career people, this mobile phone is very useful because of the business functions offered. The immense calendar capabilities allows users to stay on time by being able to monitor meeting schedules, send and reply messages, forward conference notices and even check on the participants in a meeting. There is a corporate directory that lets the user to stay constantly connected with colleagues and be updated with the latest office news even when you are on the road. The Quickoffice feature lets you view and edit essential documents in an instant.

The Motorblur feature helps with the communication overload by managing emails and social networking services. No time will be wasted as the customized filters will let you control the kind of messages and updates you will display in your home-screen widgets.

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LG Optimus 2X and Optimus Black

LG Optimus 2X and Optimus Black to be Available in German Market by Pre-order

The most advanced LG smartphones are now available on the German Amazon webpage. The handsets are still in a pre-order option and the exact launched is still yet to be mentioned.

The LG Optimus 2X will be presented in brown and will be called Optimus Speed.

This candy-bar designed handset is the first smartphone that runs on a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU. It features a large-sized 4 inch display that allows viewing of videos  made in HD 1080p. It has a 1500mAh battery powers, a microSD slot, Bluetooth capability, Wi-Fi support, 8megapixels resolution camera, video calling support, Internet browsing accesibility and it works on Android 2.2  OS and expected to eventually upgrade to Android 2.3 OS.

LG has yet to give out the specifications of midifications to be done on the Optimus Black when it reached the German market but it is rumoured that there will be exciting new display changes.

The Optimus Black is also known as the LG B and it boasts the specs to be called the “thinnest and the Brightest” smartphone. It measures 9.2mm with a 4 inch NOVA display that can offer up to 700 nits of brightness. It runs on Android 2.2  OS with 1000 MHz processor speed and Optimus UI 2.0. It features a microSD and microSDHC slots, a maximum card size of 32GB, accelerator and compass sensors, built-in online services support for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, a 5megapixels camera that features auto focus and Geo tagging,

Both phones are expected to be a big success in the German market and the pre-ordering scheme to be very flourishing promotion.

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Top 5 Most Popular Mobile Games

Mobile games are video games that can be played on a handheld phone, smartphone, PDA, laptop, or portable media player. Snake is the first ever mobile game installed on Nokia phones in 1997. It is estimated that over a billion have played Snake since its introduction,

Mobile games are generally downloaded through the mobile operator’s radio network, in some cases though they can also be installed directly into the handsets during production, also downloadable via infrared and Bluetooth connection.

The Following are the Top 5 Mobile Games

Tetris Mobile Phone Game

The Tetris mobile game is an adaptation of the classic game we all loved. A few modifications were done to make this popular game more updated and more appealing to the younger generation. For the mobile phone, a Marathon mode was added as well as two additional fast games; the Ultra – where you have to clear as many lines as you can in 2 minutes and the Forty Line – where you have to clear 40 lines as fast as you can.

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WORMS Mobile Phone Game

The classic comic war game is back on mobile with an all-new update for 2010! Send your worm platoons into battle with cult-classic weapons like the Banana Bomb and Super

Worms is a classic comic war game with an all new updated version. To play, you must send your worm platoons to war using classic weapons like the Banana Bombs and Super Sheep, new additions like the Spartan Kick and the Brick. Fight on levels that range from Easy to Insane.

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Chess Conquest Mobile Phone Game

This is a classic kingdom-defense game, wherein you as a King will have to fight for the freedom of your land and people. The main aim is to free the people as well as the neighbors against King Khnar who have managed to conquer the rest of the world and your castle is the last place where there is fighting still going on. To defeat Khnar who have a very big army you have to use all your skills and knowledge to win unique chess game.

King Khnar is conquering the world. Your castle is the last place where people are still fighting for the freedom. You, the King, are going to struggle for emancipation and

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Cricket Fever Mobile Phone Game

This game will let you play cricket against the world’s greatest teams. Just try to beat all to become the champion.

Play cricket against the world’s greatest teams. Choose your team, toss the coin, choose the number of overs and then bat & ball to victory. Try to beat all the teams to become the world champion!

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2-4-1 Absolute Sudoku and Kakuro Mobile Phone Game

Sudoku is addictive, we all know that. Combine with Absolute Kakuro it is even more fun. More dilemmas and a whole new series of puzzle challenges await anyone who will try this unique number game.

Addictive and challenging, the great combination of Absolute Kakuro and Absolute Sudoku – both offering a host of puzzling dilemmas, with a variety of challenging and exciting problems to solve

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