We've reached the point where buying a "new" Android phone could still mean you're using firmware that's 18 months old. There's got to be a better way.
Dell's been touting the world's lightest Android phone since March, and today the little guy is officially hits the scene for $100 with a 2-year AT&T contract. Too bad its operating system is over a year behind.
The good news: I got to an up close look with the Dell Aero, AT&T's second Android handset and Dell's first in the US. The less good news: AT&T's not letting anyone actually see it work. Hrmm?
The Hero feels more substantial than HTC's previous Android handsets, but the hardware—and the software, to a certain extent—will be familiar to anyone who's used the company's other hardware. It's all just a bit, well, nicer.
Android 1.5, otherwise known as Cupcake, has caused way, way more grief than any incremental cellphone OS update has a right to, is finally, truly pushing OTA—not just developers, not just Brits, but to regular American G1's. This, I
hope, will be the last we ever have to speak of it. —Thanks NiGHTS,…
We've received a few tips that a certain, baked-goods-themed update has been pushed over the air to some G1 users this morning, bringing video recording, an onscreen keyboard, and plenty more. So, G1ers? —Thanks, tipsters!
It usually takes me about 60-90 seconds to eat a cupcake; this guy took about 10 minutes with his. On view: the new camcorder function, soft keyboard, browser improvements and YouTube uploads.
Google has announced that the Android 1.5 "Early Look" SDK is now available to developers, and man, does it bring the features. Check out the list below.
If you want to see what's next for Android in "Cupcake"-including that delicious on-screen keypad-you can grab the SDK and root around yourself before T-Mo pushes it to your G1. Or, check our gallery.