Android Devices

HTC makes good on promise, all future devices to be unlockable

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Peter Chou has made good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders of HTC Android phones. It was noticed by XDA member Nightwing, while tweaking an HTC Rezound.

Upon being questioned, HTCDev posted the following message, reassuring users of their commitment to an open Android experience:

Meizu again draws big lines for a new device

meizuThe Chinese handset manufacturer, Meizu, is known for creating a fervor whenever it releases a new device – and the new Meizu MX did not disappoint. While not bringing out the same crowds as the M9 on New Year’s Day 2011 it did provide quite the crowd display.

[Video] Amazon Kindle Fire Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM (Alpha)

kindleiceThe Kindle Fire may not see the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for some time but developers have already got it running on the device. To get Ice Cream Sandwich on a $200 tablet is a dream come true although not ready for the public it is coming along nicely. There are problems with the audio and video feedback although everything else looks to be running quite well.

Update now rolling out for Droid RAZR, comes complete with major bugfixes

razrWho doesn't hate software bugs? I do, you do, and Motorola does. The solution? Updates!

Moto is now starting to roll out Software Version 6.11.748.XT912, and here's the bug squashing we'll see:

Intel demos Android devices on eve of CES 2012

Intel has begun showing off reference models of phones and tablets ahead of the annual event.

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Ask someone to name a microprocessor back in the late 90's and early 2000's and you'd likely hear Intel and then maybe AMD. Jump ahead a decade and now the names that roll off of tongues are Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Texas Instruments. Why? Simply put, we're more mobile today than ever before and Intel just hasn't figured into the smartphone game. Until now.

Huawei Gearing Up for Their Best Handset Yet?

huaweiThere is nothing like being prepared and this is exactly what Huawei are being by sending our invites for an event on the 26th of February next year (2012).

If the date doesn’t ring any bells then let me throw three letters your way – MWC – that’s right, the event planned is just 1 day before the Mobile World Congress kick off next year.

According to the invite, the company will release their "smartest, fastest and most high-performing smartphone yet".

The past 2 handsets by Huawei were pretty good devices spec wise (vision and honor) so the next one should top those for sure.

Over 700,000 Android Devices Being Activated Every Day

andyIntrepid Google+ user and Android head Andy Rubin mentioned yesterday that there are now over 700,000 Android devices being activated every day.

Wow.

Sony Ericsson Devices Getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

seSony Ericssin promised a while ago that they would bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their 2011 devices and now heres the list. They have detailed the list of phones that will get the update along with when the updates will start rolling out. The following devices will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich between late March and early April.
Sony Ericsson Phones Getting Android 4.0:

Android Device Catalog Released On The Market

Interested in Android powered devices? Android Device Catalog from HelloAndroid.com will keep you updated with all the latest information on Android powered phones and tablets. The application is based on the data in our Device Catalog. The application is available as a free download.

* Phone and Tablet Gallery
* Detailed device information
* Detailed search
* On-Line <- means always fresh

As the data comes from HelloAndroid.com, it needs Internet connection at the first start.