Last Updated: July 24th, 2011
I've said it before and I'll say it again: stock Android is the way to go. I hate it when manufacturers add custom UIs, bloatware, and unnecessary lag to our beloved Android operating system, so, naturally, I was overjoyed to hear that the T-Mobile G2 would ship with a stock build of Android. Early reviewers seem to agree with this, and overall, they seem to think highly of the device. Let's take a look at some of those reviews that have been posted so far.
Last Updated: January 23rd, 2011
This article deals with a couple of advanced topics. If you’re unfamiliar with some of the terms, hit up our primers here:
Android hackers have definitely come a long way since first rooting the T-Mobile G1 - it is no longer a surprise to see a device rooted on or even before launch day.
Last Updated: August 13th, 2011
Bad news for our European friends: word from retailers is that the releases of the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z have been delayed until the end of the month. Why? The phones seem to be caught up in Google's testing process:
The relevant bit is in the first paragraph:
Apparently, both units have failed last minute Google TA (Type Approval) testing which is exactly what was said about the original Desire days before release!