Sony Ericsson has just rolled out a new firmware update for their Symbian running multimedia oriented handset the Vivaz. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz runs on the old and out-dated Symbian S60v5 OS and features a 3.2-inch resistive screen. The main selling point of the phone is the 8MP camera at its back and its 720p HD video recording with continuous auto-focus. The firmware update is numbered R2EA023.
Here is the change-log according to DailyMobile-:
*Start up is faster.
*Google maps updated now has search by voice feature.
*Facebook and Roadsync Panels which can now be added to your standby screen.
*Enhanced performance and functionality for YouTube, Facebook, RoadSync and Barcode Reader.
*Stability improvement in the areas of W-LAN, MMS and Internet.
*Video quality improvement for playing MPEG4 format.
*Performance improvement when multitasking.
From the above change-log it is clearly visible that this firmware update is aimed at improving the performance and stability of the device. Vivaz owners can update the firmware of their handset by using the Sony Ericsson Update Service software. However, users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update as a firmware update will wipe the phone clean of all data.
HTC are yet to announce the official release date of the Froyo rollout for the Droid Incredible. Earlier, rumors suggested that the Droid Incredible will get its Froyo love on August 18. However, that did not happen and Incredible owners are still waiting for HTC to announce the Froyo rollout date. Nevertheless, a full Froyo RUU has leaked on the Internet today.
Users who have rooted, as well as non-rooted phones can flash this firmware file. The Android 2.2 Update for the Droid Incredible will bring with it many new changes like 720p HD video recording, Flash Player 10.1, new Boot screen etcetera. Hopefully, Verizon will soon announce the official roll out date of the OTA Froyo update.
Here are the steps to flash this leaked Android 2.2 RUU file on your Droid Incredible.
It looks like Sony Ericsson have something up their sleeves. The Japanese company has put a countdown timer on their website with the Smarter is comingtagline. Below the countdown timer is the image of a mysterious Xperia device. According to GSMArena, this mysterious Xperia device is none other than the Xperia X10.
The folks increased the brightness of the image in a photo editing software, and compared the picture to an Xperia X10. The similarity between the two devices were more than enough to confirm that the mysterious device is the Xperia X10. Maybe Sony Ericsson is talking about the Android 2.1 update for the Xperia X10 here? After all, the update to the Android 2.1 OS will bring with it tons of new features to the X10. The Android 2.1 update will surely make the Xperia X10 smarter.
Sony Ericsson has already promised 720p HD video recording, DLNA and improved Timescape and MediaScape with the Android 2.1 update. The company promised to release the update sometime in Q3 of this year. We will come to know about this in 13 hours from now. Keep patience until then folks!
Today, HTC in a press release has finally announced the roll-out of Froyo update for the Desire. The Desire is identical to the Google Nexus One, except for some subtle changes. Along with updating the Android OS to Froyo, the update brings in some other changes as well. First and foremost, this update allows users to record videos in 720p HD resolution.
The update also brings a new enhanced Caller ID screen, ability to sync using iTunes, and the other usual standard Froyo features. The software update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) and weighs in at a whooping 25MB. Nevertheless, the update will preserve all your data, and application settings. This software update will also include a new HTC Share widget, which was first seen on the Wildfire.
The update is available, effective immediately to all unlocked Desire owners. Owners of the operator locked version of the Desire need to wait for several more weeks.
Remember the HTC Droid Incredible upcoming software update we had told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well a few handful of Droid Incredible owners are reporting that they have got the software update notification on their phone. The new OTA software updated is expected to bring 720p HD video recording, and a new boot up animation to the Incredible.
3G hotspot functionality will also be added to the Droid Incredible with this update. It is not yet confirmed whether this OTA software update has been officially released or not. As for now, users should take this news with a pinch of salt. It is also not yet confirmed whether the new software update fixes the security loop-hole via which the Droid Incredible was rooted.
Recently, unrevoked’ released an updated version of their application which allows users to root their Incredible in just a single click. If you are a Droid Incredible owner, and have already got the latest OTA software update on your phone, do drop in a comment.