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Fresh Evo 3.0 Bringing FroYo To HTC EVO 4G, Based On Official HTC OTA Update

Fresh Evo 3.0 Bringing FroYo To HTC EVO 4G, Based On Official HTC OTA Update

Awesome ROM dev Flipz has sent out a beta of his newest ROM(Fresh Evo 3.0) to testers. Unlike other FroYo ROMs, such as CM6, Fresh Evo 3.0 is based on the official (but not final) Android 2.2 update (accidentally) released by HTC last night, rather than AOSP (Android Open Source Project) code. Hopefully, this provides an experience close to stock, but with minor improvements.

Fresh ROMs tend to provide better performance (both in terms of benchmarks such as Linpack, and in terms of usability – scrolling smoothness and so forth).

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[Hands On] Gmote: Master Your PC’s Media Using Your Android Phone

[Hands On] Gmote: Master Your PC’s Media Using Your Android Phone

I watch a lot of movies on my TV through my PC (rather than my 360, since Netflix says I have to have a Live Gold membership – stupid). This setup works just fine, since my PC sits right under my TV anyway, so my couch is just a few feet away. However, this means that any time I want to control the movie, I have to get up and go to the computer to do so – a definite pain.

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[Updated] Want To Join The Android Police Team? We Are Looking For Quality Community Contributors

[Updated] Want To Join The Android Police Team? We Are Looking For Quality Community Contributors

We here at Android Police love writing original content, scoping out and delivering news, and developing useful site tools and features. We also pride ourselves in taking time with our articles and maintaining high content quality.

We love crafting and sculpting our articles so much that it doesn't leave enough time in the day to cover everything we want and some news goes unpublished, some apps unreviewed, and some Android fans end up missing out on the info they wanted.

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WaveSecure (Phone Recovery And Security App) Developer Acquired By McAfee: McAfee For Android Coming Soon?

WaveSecure (Phone Recovery And Security App) Developer Acquired By McAfee: McAfee For Android Coming Soon?

It was only 5 days ago we offered up our readers licenses to tenCube’s phone security and locator app, WaveSecure. We were utterly impressed by the app’s rich feature set, and its clear focus on presenting itself in a professional and well-polished fashion.

Apparently McAfee was of a similar opinion. In a lengthy press release (shown below), McAfee announced they had acquired tenCube (who develop WaveSecure). What does it mean? We’ll probably be seeing a McAfee-branded WaveSecure hitting the Android Market fairly soon, perhaps sporting some exciting new features.

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[Updated, New Instructions, Mirror] BREAKING: HTC Releases Android 2.2 FroYo OTA For EVO4G [Download]

[Updated, New Instructions, Mirror] BREAKING: HTC Releases Android 2.2 FroYo OTA For EVO4G [Download]

We’ve just received word that the EVO4G OTA to FroYo (internally known at HTC as update 3.26) is now available for download directly from HTC’s website. Link below.

Update #1: we just received another word from HTC that this is NOT the final update. The final is going to go out next week.
Update #2: all your settings should be preserved with this OTA. No data loss should occur.
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O.G. Motorola Droid Will Get FroYo Next Week, Says Verizon

O.G. Motorola Droid Will Get FroYo Next Week, Says Verizon

Looks like Verizon isn’t looking to be a distant second in the race to FroYo, as they’ve just dropped word that the original Motorola Droid is scheduled to receive the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update sometime next week. Given that FroYo is a huge step up from Eclair (2.1), and the Droid commands somewhere around 30% of the Android market, this is big news. Take it with a grain of salt, though – Verizon has a history of delaying updates.

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Antennagate Continues: Motorola Strikes Back (Again) – This Time, With A Little More Subtlety

Antennagate Continues: Motorola Strikes Back (Again) – This Time, With A Little More Subtlety

Antennagate may be a little played out by this point, but you can’t blame Motorola for trying to capitalize on it for as long as possible.

After some pretty public back-and-forth between Apple and Motorola’s PR departments, Motorola has seemingly decided to get serious about the underlying issue, as well as work to address any questions and put any doubts to rest, by putting up a FAQ page dedicated solely to “Antenna Design and Call Quality.”

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Motorola Droid X And Samsung Captivate Open Source Code Released

Motorola Droid X And Samsung Captivate Open Source Code Released

As part of the Android's open source Apache license, manufacturers are required to publicly release all of their own modifications and improvements made to the Android core. Today, both Samsung and Motorola decided it would be the perfect time to drop the Captivate and Droid X code to their respective open source sites.

This will allow ROM developers to figure out all those little quirks specific to the hardware and incorporate them into their releases.

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Samsung Galaxy S "Tab" Tablet Spotted, Confirmed For Q3 2010

Samsung Galaxy S "Tab" Tablet Spotted, Confirmed For Q3 2010

Samsung has confirmed that their Android tablet device, the Galaxy Tab, will be shipping in Q3 of this year. The Galaxy Tab has been rumored for some time now, and is very similar in design and function to the Galaxy S line of phones – which our own unboxings show are some pretty gorgeous pieces of kit.

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As you can see, the tab truly does look like an oversized Galaxy S.

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Milestone Reached: Android App Markets Reach 100,000 Submitted And 83,000 Active Applications

Milestone Reached: Android App Markets Reach 100,000 Submitted And 83,000 Active Applications

Today marks the first time we see the number "100,000" associated with the Android Market. Or, wait, no we don't - remember this, this, this, and about 5 million other posts? Let me try again.

Today marks the first time Android actually crossed the 100,000 apps mark, a whole month early from my earlier September projection, if we go by the unofficial app count from AndroLib.com:

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Don't be confused by the discrepancies in the official count and AndroLib - as we explained before, they count many markets (not just the official Android Market) and don't account for unpublished apps.

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