We have a good news for the Nexus S users. Google recently announced that, the Android 2.3.4 update is scheduled to roll out over the next few weeks. Google Nexus S will be the first device to get the Android 2.3.4 update. This update brings the much awaited voice and video chat to the Google Talk, along with some bug fixes and optimizations.
The Android 2.3.4 update officially brings the video chat on Google Talk for the first time on Android devices. It uses the same Google Talk solution as on Android Honeycomb tablets. The latest update allows you to voice and video chat with your Google Talk friends, over the Wi-Fi or using the 3G/4G connection.
Google Nexus S and Nexus S 4G owners will be the first ones to get the Google Talk with video and voice chat in the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update. This update will also be rolled out to other Android Gingerbread powered devices in the near future. Google has also promised another surprise for the Nexus users. Lets keep our fingers crossed. Until then, check out the video below.
Android handset manufacturers have a horrendous track record when it comes to delivering Android OS updates. While some delay updates by months, others don’t deliver at all (yes Sony, I am looking at you). HTC has the best track record, and it looks like it will be living up to its reputation for now.
The Incredible S was one of the few handsets at the MWC to ship with FroYo (Android 2.2). Back then, HTC reps had promised a quick Gingerbread update. Now, they have confirmed that the promised update is indeed under development, and will go live by Q2 2011. While a four month wait is not “quick” under normal circumstances, I guess that most Android owners will take it.
We had already confirmed that the Desire HD, Desire Z, and Desire will be receiving Gingerbread updates. Now, thanks to Slashgear, we can confirm that they will also be getting the update in Q2 (and not in Q3, as we had speculated). This bit of news should cheer up the original Desire owners, who have already experienced one major version bump. Desire’s sibling – the HTC-made Google Nexus One, has already begun receiving Android 2.3.
It’s heartening to see HTC not abandoning the aging Desire, which was once its flagship handset. While Xperia X10 is yet to receive Android 2.1 in the US, many of Samsung’s Galaxy S models have just begun receiving FroYo. Although, we would like to see even faster update deployment, for now we will be happy if other manufacturers take cue from HTC.
Adam, the highly anticipated and heavily delayed Android based tablet from India’s Notion Ink, has cleared FCC testing, confirmed Notion Ink’s CEO, Rohan Shravan. He also revealed on the official blog that all the applications being developed for Adam are now in beta, and the payment gateway for the website has been setup. Pre-orders are expected to begin soon.
Additionally, tucked away in Shravan’s post, is a curious teaser about December 6 being a big day for Android.
6th December is another big day for Android and you will find out how fast Notion Ink can work. (Eden is extremely compatible with 2.3)
To us, this seems to be a clear hint that Android 2.3 or Gingerbread will be launched in a couple of days. Although Google hasn’t been forthcoming about the improvements introduced in Gingerbread, we do know for a fact that the user interface has been tweaked and refined. The teaser also indicates that the Adam will be getting Gingerbread at some point in the future (probably pretty soon), which should endear it to Android enthusiasts.
Back in August, we reported that Sony Ericsson was working with Google to develop an Android powered PlayStation phone. The gaming smartphone was rumoured to have a “3.7 4.1 inch touchscreen display with a WVGA resolution, and a landscape slider with gaming controls”. Now, first images of the phone have emerged (courtesy of Engadget) that confirms most of the rumors.
The leaked images are mostly in line with the mockup that was released earlier. The PlayStation phone will have a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM865 processor, 512 MBs of RAM, 1 GB of ROM, and will probably run on Android Gingerbread (Android 3.0). It will also have a front facing camera (visible in the first picture), and support microSD cards.
Engadget was told that the software is still very buggy, making a 2010 release unlikely. It’s also worth considering that Sony Ericsson has a horrible track record when it comes to delivering updates and launching products on time.
Samsung had launched the Galaxy S just a few weeks ago. The Galaxy S is currently one of the best Android phones in the market right now with a 4-inch Super-AMOLED screen, 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor and 512MB of RAM. The device has got ravishing reviews all over the interwebs. Samsung has even managed to sell around 200,000 Galaxy S in 10 days in South Korea. Now it looks like Samsung is already working on the successor of the Galaxy S.
A leaked picture of the successor of the Galaxy S a.k.a Galaxy S I9200 has been found on the internet. The phone is rumored to feature a 4.3-inch Super-AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720. The phone will be powered by a 2 GHz processor (!), and will have 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of ROM. The camera at the back of the device will be an 8MP one, with 1080p video recording capability.
The phone will also be one of the first phone t be released in the market with Gingerbread pre-loaded. According to me, the specification of the phone surely seems to be cooked up. It is way too early for Samsung to even start working on a Galaxy S successor.