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
promise you 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.
The home screen folders are kind of cool, although at this early stage all they offer is a folder view of your contacts (all or starred). On display is also, of course, the soft keyboard, as well as a few UI brushups. A few other features touted as new here aren't actually new to Cupcake, and on the whole, not a lot…