More images of the Motorola Android tablet have surfaced on the interwebs. The Motorola Android tablet was first revealed by Andy Rubin last week at the D: Dive into Mobile event. It is running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a new version of the Android OS optimized for the tablet form factor.
We have a few screenshots of Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the Motorola tablet. The tablet will have a 1 GHz Tegra 2 processor, 512 MB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It will sport two cameras – a 5 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary one.
The tablet will probably be launched in Q1 2011. If we are in luck, it might even be unveiled at CES 2011.
Sources: HowardForums, Engadget
Motorola and Verizon are soon going to roll out a new software update for the Droid X. The new software update version number is 2.3.340 and is a pretty major one. The update will include Madden NFL football game for the Droid X. Along with this; the update will also improve the performance and stability of the device.
Other various aspects of the device like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Voicemail are also getting some kind of improvement.
Droid X owners can find the full change-log below-:
Hopefully, this update will resolve most of the issues Droid X owners had with the handset after the Android 2.2 update. However, Motorola and Verizon have not mentioned when the update will roll out to all Droid X owners. Hopefully, the update will roll out by the end of this year.
The Motorola Droid is the bestselling Android handset until date. The phone launched with Android 2.0 on board, and then later was among the first few handsets to get the Android 2.1 and 2.2 update early. Now, Motorola and Verizon are going to release another software update for the Droid.
The FRG830 update for the handset updates many of the applications and widgets and also fixes some bugs.
The update also brings with it support for Microsoft 2010 Exchange and a new Gmail user interface’ which sounds pretty interesting.
Here is the full change-log from Verizon :
o Updated Twitter application with new authentication support
o Updated Amazon Widget
o Updated News & Weather widget
o Improvements to Exchange ActiveSync and support for Exchange 2010 connections
o Added new Gmail user interface
The update is expected to be rolled out to all Droid owners via OTA (Over-The-Air) within the next 24 hours. In all probability, the update will also bump up the Android version of the Droid to 2.2.1.
The Motorola Olympus has been spotted yet again. It resembles the Motorola Defy and was apparently bought at a flea market by a tipster.
It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and sports a 4 inch display. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo and also comes with an HDMI port.
The camera, presumably an 8 MP shooter, will shoot 1080p HD video. The Olympus will come with the MotoBLUR UI. It should be launched around January 2011.
CyanogenMod is a very popular custom ROM in the Android modding scene. The ROM is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and is built completely from sources. The advantage of CyanogenMod (CM) ROM’s are that it removes all the bloat ware from the phone and is generally based on the latest version of Android. Readers who want to know more about CyanogenMod ROMs can read this.
CM ROMs are available for a wide variety of handsets and include a lot of nifty new tricks. Now, the latest version of CM6.1 RC5 for the original Droid has added another new nifty feature lock screen gestures. Lock screen gestures will allow users to directly start their favorite app or service right from the lock screen with the help of a gesture on the screen.
As of now, this new nifty feature is available only on the Motorola Droid. However, I am pretty sure this feature will find its way in many more CM builds for various other handsets.
Earlier this month, we posted that Motorola will soon launch their Android powered QWERTY phone in India. And after waiting for few days, Motorola Finally launched its Android powered Charm in India. This handset is available in the US from last 4 months, but the handset has been delayed in India due to some unknown reasons. Motorola Charm comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, touch screen display and Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. This handset comes with bundled data package from Aircel.
Motorola Charm features a 2.8 inch touch screen display with 320 Ã— 480 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 Operating System, full QWERTY keyboard, BACKTRACK navigation pad, full suite of Google services, 3 megapixel camera with Kodak Perfect Touch technology and so on.
Other features include a 3.5mm headset jack, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, pinch to zoom functionality, 512 MB internal memory, one-touch social media uploads to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa & PhotoBucket and more.
Motorola Charm comes with a price tag of Rs.15,990, but you can save a few thousand bucks since the best buy price of the handset is Rs.13,900. Aircel is currently offering data package with this handset. Check out the details below.
For pre-paid customers:
- Free PocketInternet upto 3GB per month with 150 Aircel to Aircel local minutes.
- To activate SMS “SMARTPI” to 54343 from your Aircel number
For Postpaid customers:
- Free PocketInternet upto 1 GB for 6 months.
Black Friday has arrived early for people who are looking to get their hands on a brand new mobile phones. Dell Mobility Store is selling three excellent Android based mobile phones for really cheap, one of them Droid Incredible is selling for absolutely free.
First of, Dell is handing over the Droid Incredible for absolutely free along with a $25 Dell gift certificate. The product ships for free too. If you think that the Droid Incredible is a bit old, you can get your hands on a Motorola Droid X for $9.99 with free shipping. And last but not the least, you can buy a brand new HTC EVO 4G for only $99.99 and get your hands on the first 4G phone launched in US. You can also buy the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for free from Dell and get it shipped to you for free.
Excited? Go ahead and get your mobile fill at the Dell Mobility Store.
Note: All these phones require a 2-year contract on the respective networks the phones are available on.
It was a few days ago that the Google Nexus One got a small update to Android 2.2.1. The update was a pretty minor one and mainly aimed at fixing bugs with the present firmware. Even though this update is a small one, owners of different handsets are already impatient for their share of Android 2.2.1 love. The good news is that at least the Droid X owners can have their Android 2.2.1 share of love.
Motorola has not released an official Android 2.2.1 update for the Droid X but the modding community unofficially has. They have released a custom ROM based on Android 2.2.1 for the Droid X. However, Droid X owners need to make sure that their handset is rooted before proceeding with the update process. The process is quite complicated and risky so users should make sure they know what they are doing before updating their phone.
Users are also warned that they won’t be able to downgrade to Android 2.2, once they have flashed the Android 2.2.1 update on their handset. Droid X owners can find the step to update their handset to Android 2.2.1 here. If after the update users are facing any kind of rooting issues, then they need to use the z4root application on their handset to get back root access.
Image Source Droid Life
Motorola has today announced that their rugged and water resistant Android handset the Motorola Defy – will get its Android 2.2 love for sure. The only downside is that Motorola is expected to roll out the update in the second quarter of the next year i.e. sometime in Q2 of 2011. Sadly, the company also announced that the Motorola Milestone XT720 won’t get an update to Android 2.2 at all and will remain stuck with Android 2.1 forever.
Here is the official announcement from Motorola :
Today we can confirm that in EMEA we plan to upgrade Motorola DEFY to Android 2.2 (FroYo) in the second quarter of next year and that Milestone XT720 will remain on Android 2.1. Anyone looking for information about this and updates for other regions should go to our forum.
Hopefully, Motorola won’t delay the Android 2.2 update for the Defy to Q3. If my memory serves me right, no manufacturer has been able to roll out the Froyo update for their handset on their scheduled date.
Android lovers have high expectations from the still unannounced Motorola Olympus. The Olympus is expected to be based on NVidia Tegra 2 and will be fully’ loaded with all the latest technology. The handset is expected to be announced by Motorola sometime early next year.
Now, Engadget has got their hands on what is arguably the Olympus. At first glance, the Olympus looks like the Motorola Defy. However, on closer inspection it is clearly evident that the screen of the device is bigger than 3.7-inch (4-4.3-inch possibly). From the images, it is also clear that the handset will sport a front facing camera.
Android And Me suggest that the Olympus will pack an 8MP camera with 1080p recording and a mini-HDMI port. Earlier it was though that the Olympus will be a Verizon exclusive device but now it looks like the handset will come to multiple carriers with AT&T launching the phone first.