U.S. Cellular announced today that it's pushing Android 2.2 Froyo to its Samsung Acclaim smartphone. You can't get the update over the air--you'll have to actually connect your phone to a PC--but that's a small price to pay for all the goodness that Froyo brings. Here are a few of the highlights as listed on U.S. Cellular's site.Fully integrated support for Microsoft Exchange (e-mail & calendar) Use the Acclaim as a mobile hot spot through the carrier's 3G network for five to eight users Save applications to the microSD card … Read more
Verizon is set to begin pushing out another Android 2.2 Froyo update, this time for the LG Ally. Launched last May with the release of "Iron Man 2," the smartphone has been running Android 2.1 for the better part of a year.
Details of the update range from enhancements to the browser to improved security and new versions of the Amazon, Amazon MP3, Facebook, and ThinkFree Office apps. Although the carrier has yet to announce the availability of the Froyo update, a support page has already gone live. Typically these pages hit the Web about a … Read more
iPhone is a cult as much as it is a product. Then along come the Android phones, giving you a lot of reasons to wonder if you really should stay in line for another swig of Kool-Aid.
If this video got you thinking about switching, here's the list of the best Android phones according to CNET.
Android phones are hot as can be, but damn there are a lot of them. Unlike the iPhone, you need to sort out a lot of handsets before you get your 'droid on. This list will help.
And since new Android phones seem to come out every couple of hours, you might want to keep an eye on our latest list of the best ones.
As you may have heard, Sprint is hosting an event in New York City on February 7 to unveil "yet another industry first." Coming on the heels of a quiet CES 2011 for the carrier--it unveiled just the HTC Evo Shift 4G--we're eagerly for some Sprint news before CTIA in late March. So what could Sprint have up its sleeve? And better yet, why the heck is illusionist David Blaine slated to appear?
Judging from the theories I've seen on various mobile and tech sites, it could be anything from a WiMAX/4G iPhone to a … Read more
Will Courtney Love's lawyers argue that Twitter is just so fun and awesome that she can't be held responsible for defamatory crazy talk she types on it? If so, we're about to go crazy on Twitter. Also, Apple and News Corp may have pushed back their launch date for the Daily, BBC says no to Smart TV fragmentation, and why can't Samsung just give us our dang Froyo already? --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Toyota Entune takes on Sync, Android headrests, and streaming radio shows up everywhere.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 198 SHOW NOTES
Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:
Google purchases a company called eBook Technologies
However, Google's planned acquisition of ITA Software is under scrutiny from federal antitrust officials
AT&T will allow tethering on two upcoming 4G phones and may allow it on the iPhone as well
Fujitsu is set to launch the first glasses-free 3D desktop PC
News Corp.'s iPad magazine, The Daily, has been delayed
Google Translate for Android can help you have a bilingual conversation in real time
A new spyware program is parading as a Kama Sutra how-to guide
A man is suing … Read more
Verizon Wireless announced today that it was issuing software updates for two of its Android handsets, the Samsung Fascinate and the Motorola Droid Pro. The devices aren't getting OS updates--sorry--but the new features, particularly on the Fascinate, are nothing to take lightly.
We've offered the full list below for your perusal. Verizon will push the over-the-air updates to users starting today, or you can initiate the download manually from your settings menu. For more information, check out Verizon's Droid Pro and Fascinate support pages.
Samsung FascinateUpdated versions of preloaded applications, including V Cast videos, City ID, … Read more
Samsung may be holding a digital hostage; Android gains ground on Apple, but may soon lose it to the Verizon iPhone; and the announcement of the next iteration of Android raises questions about version numbers. Join Antuan Goodwin and Justin Eckhouse for all that and more in the world of Android.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 31
Android outshines Apple iOS on mobile ad network http://reviews.cnet.com/8300-19736_7-251.html
Android Market saw greatest surge in 2010 http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20028122-94.html
Analysts: … Read more