When little green Android robots are young, they love to nibble on cupcakes. As they grow older though, their tastes change. They begin to explore donuts, eclairs, frozen yogurt and—-HEY! Somebody get that robot away from that apple!
How does Google determine Android version percentages? Why, by monitoring what phones accessed Market in the fortnight leading up to yesterday, November 1st.
That Toshiba AC100 Android-powered netbook may not be the most desirable combination of hardware and software out there, but it already has one big plus point—it's Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset destroys anything else in terms of raw speed.
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.
There definitely won't be an official Android version of HTC's WinMo-running HD2, but the chaps at HTC Linux have finally released an Android 2.1 build for the WinMo-running largescreen, with a fully-working touchscreen.
Straight out of the HTC mouthpiece:
Sprint has gifted its HTC Hero owners the long-awaited Android 2.1 update, seven months after the first screenshots of a Hero running the faster, snazzier version showed up.
Google Maps Navigation will be part of Android 2.0, and Android 2.0 is expected to come to most—if not all—Android handsets on the market eventually, so given how complicated this hack is (fairly!), and that it requires a rooted phone, it'd be prudent for most folks to just wait this out. That said, there's no saying…
A year ago, Android was an unfinished OS for nerds, bursting with potential. With Android 2.0, it's evolved into something sleeker, more refined and focused—but still something not quite human.
In the past, the delivery of a giant dessert item (cupcake or donut) to Google's lawn meant a new version of Android was incoming. Today, a giant eclair was delivered: We deduce that Android 2.0 should see release shortly.