This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.
There are rumors flying left and right throughout the internet about Google’s next dessert installment of their OS. Code named Gingerbread, the OS has been spotted a few times already and promises to bring a few interesting changes to our beloved Android devices. Improved battery life and better memory management seem to be the first features on the list of things that were worked out by Google. We expect that the leaks will start raining soon, so get ready to satisfy your flashing cravings because we are in for a treat.
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If you are a regular visitor to XDA, you probably have noticed that the list of forums available simply exploded. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been preparing for the advent of the new player in town… WP7. There are many devices announced all over the world to be released between the months of October and November. Some countries have already seen a few of these devices on the shelves, like the HTC Trophy, the Mozart, and a few others. The US should be seeing the first devices come out in November, including the awaited HD7 for T-Mobile USA.
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Ever since the introduction of the iPhone back in 2007, we have had users asking for a place to play around, develop, and share experiences surrounding Apple’s mobile gadget. 3 years later, we have seen Apple release enough devices to provide them with their own development forum. Love them or hate them, Apple products are here to stay and with enough enthusiasts and developers around coming from XDA, something good will certainly come out of them.
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Yet again thanks to the vast resources of this wonderful community, we learned about the underground existence of a brand new device coming our way. This time, for Sprint and it looks like a smaller version of the EVO but with a twist because it seems that it will have a slide out screen. What is under the screen, we don’t really know, but everything points to it being a keyboard. The device is confirmed to have a 3.7 inch screen and looks rather sleek. We will try to have more updates as information becomes available.