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HTC Desire Joins the Froyo Party

Less than two weeks after the announcement of Froyo, the new version of Android that brings massively improved performance statistics, and the revamped OS is cropping up on many popular Android devices. You've seen the ports for the G1 and the myTouch in this article, but now it's the Desire's turn for an unofficial taste of...

Froyo on T-Mobile G1 and MyTouch 3G!

Riding on the crest of the Froyo wave, comes news that the Google Nexus One Android 2.2 ROM has now been ported to the T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream and the MyTouch 3G aka HTC Magic! Yes, XDA forum members ChiefxReloaded , Enatefox and Azuske have been working on this and have now managed to get the...

Froyo: Having Trouble with the Market?

Many a Nexus One owner has been eager to trawl through the forums in search of the recently released Froyo 2.2 update for the device. However, it has recently emerged that the update was only a release candidate (check out this article for more details). This is rather unsurprising when it is put into consideration...

Motorola Shadow Listed in Benchmark Application

We just received some interesting information from XDA member StevenNL about the currently unreleased Motorola Shadow. While he was comparing his benchmarking results with results from other devices, he noticed the Shadow to be on the list too: Originally posted by StevenNL I used the android app "Quadrant Standard" for benchmarking my HTC Hero. When I finished the test, the app...

Update on Froyo: Leaked Version is a Release Candidate

There have been various rumors ever since the leaked version of Froyo was spotted a few days ago. The latest has been an anonymous tip from a Google insider who says that the build is not a test version as Google officials said, but rather a Release Candidate. What is the difference? Well, from a testing stand...

Forum for Samsung Galaxy S I9000 Now Open

Deemed by many as "the Nexus One successor", the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 is bound to be a hit in the mobile world. With this thought as a premise, xda-developers' administration team has decided that the device is packed with enough goodies to earn its own sub-forum. There is very little information about the device...

Froyo Appears On CDMA Hero

Hot on the heels of Froyo being rolled out on the Google Nexus One, XDA forum member zenulator has managed to do a quick and dirty port of the Nexus One FRF50 update to the CDMA HTC Hero! zenulator has posted the ROM up for testing and feedback.  Although Froyo is not fully working - and...

Augmented Reality Navigation comes to Android

If you've been impressed with the recent augmented reality apps for Android but have not found much use for them, you might want to take a look at Wikitude Drive. Posted by XDA forum member djbrutale, Wikitude Drive is the first navigation system based on augmented reality for your Android device! Developed by Mobilizy Research & Development...

Froyo Pre-Rooted Update ZIP Available!

Following on from the recent news of Android 2.2. aka Froyo, lucky Google Nexus One owners received an OTA update today! XDA forum member and Modaco's Paulobrien was quick off the mark, and has released a pre-rooted update zip for XDA members! He has re-packed FRF50 i.e. FroYo so that it has no pre-requisites unlike the official...

Kitchen Timer App for Android

If you are looking for a timer that is just a timer - not a stopwatch, not an alarm, but just a timer, then check out this little application by XDA forum member JD82. It's a simple clean kitchen timer.  Easy to use and easy to read. Originally posted by JD82: Close the app without stopping the timers. Presets...

Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Unveiled, SDK Available Now!

Many of you have been eagerly awaiting the latest revision to Google's Android operating system codenamed 'Froyo', which has been on the cards since details were released some time ago. At the Google I/O event, Android 2.2 was officially revealed to the expectant crowd in San Fransisco. Among the tweaks and fixes, there were promises for...

Sprint Hero Finally Receives 2.1 Update

Android Eclair updates for both the GSM and the CDMA (Sprint) Hero variants have been promised for months, but again and again these only seemed like empty promises. However, and much to everyone's surprise, Sprint and HTC today announced the availability of this mysterious and wonderful update from the moulding, old Cupcake build with which the...