Wow, Google, I still can't believe after giving out a Droid, you surprised us, Google I/O attendees, with an EVO 4G as well, 2 weeks before it is released to the public.
I unboxed mine this morning and started playing with it right away. Enjoy these unboxing photos (as much as you can enjoy someone else uboxing something you want) as well as a video of EVO 4G playing a Youtube video of a Starcraft 2 match. Read More
As you may know, the HTC EVO 4G comes with a mobile hotspot capability out of the box, even in Android 2.1, for $30 a month.
While Froyo (Android 2.2) will indeed include a similar mobile hotspot capability baked right into the OS, it is unknown at this point whether Sprint will rip it out before shipping to the EVO 4G customers or not.
Regardless of what will happen in the future, we are here now, and Sprint included a mobile hotspot app with the EVO that is in dire need of reviewing. Read More
Now that Google I/O is over, I finally have time to catch my breath, sleep, and then post all the updates I was able to scoop, as well as answers to some of the questions you guys have been asking.
Before that, though, I wanted to show you the best of the shwag that I got at the conference. Here it is, with the awesome AndroidPolice.com shirt in the background:
- HTC EVO 4G - this, of course, takes the cake.
Where were you at 8:30AM PDT this morning? Working? Pfft. Work is for losers. You should have been on Youtube watching the live stream of today’s Android keynote. You know, the one where Froyo was officially announced?
Well, if you were one of the unfortunate souls stuck at work with blocked Youtube access, or a nosy boss, or maybe you’d just like to watch the heavy handed Apple bashing and awe inspiring features announced all over again, you’re in luck. Read More
If you were hoping for a break in Android upgrade posts now that Froyos been announced, I’ve got bad news. During yesterdays web-centric keynote, Google announced the WebM project, and the folks over at Eurodroid noticed a tasty little bit of information on the FAQ page: a tentative release date for Gingerbread.
The FAQ in question states that WebM support in Android is expected in the Gingerbread release which is currently planned for Q4, 2010! Read More
Today is Day Two of the Google I/O 2010 conference, and the Android universe is celebrating and rioting in the streets (in a good way - like Mardi Gras). In addition to speed (2x-5x faster than Eclair), support for Flash Player 10.1 Public Beta/AIR Developer Pre-Release, and native tethering/ hotspot support, there are a number of changes that will make your Android life easier.
Update by Artem Russakovskii:
You guys are all correct - there should be no gingerbread icon here unless Google actually confirms that this is what is indeed happening.
There has been a lot of speculation about the features of Android 2.2, codenamed “Frozen Yogurt” or “Froyo” for short. I have been fortunate enough to have had plenty of time to work with a 2.2 device, using it as my day-to-day smartphone.
Now that Froyo has been announced at Google IO, lifting the embargo on the non-disclosure agreement of what Android 2.2 brings to the general public, we are bringing you some notes on the new features I have been taking for granted for the past few weeks. Read More
This is a quick reminder - AndroidPolice is attending Google I/O and live tweeting all major announcements, such as the newly announced Froyo!
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Due to the amount of information crammed into day 1 of the Google I/O conference, I am blitzing through everything that happened, keeping it short and to the point.
Many of the older device owners and early adopters will be glad to hear this one - I've talked to a bunch of Google folks in charge of developing Android at the Google I/O, and they told me that technically it would be possible to put Froyo on any device on the market now, including the G1. Read More