Who let the dogs out? July 2, 2010
It's been a crazy week as usual filled with all sorts of exciting mobile tech news. We started off the week with a bang as several Samsung Galaxy S devices were announced and subsequently handled by Aaron at the Samsung Galaxy S event in NYC. Then we got heavy into Apple news with lawsuits, signal complaints continuing and even a response from Apple. And as quick as it started the week is now coming to an end. Naturally, with all the news coming across our desk, a few things get lost in the shuffle, so now as things are dying down a bit, we bring you some of what was lost. Enjoy!
EVO 4G and future Android 2.1 devices on Sprint will get Froyo
On Tuesday, Sprint tweeted a message that will likely make many Android fans happy, and perhaps many disappointed. The message was that the HTC EVO 4G along with future devices launching with Android 2.1 will be getting an update to Android 2.2. They also mentioned that the Samsung Moment, and the HTC Hero would not be getting the upgrade. As usual there was no real date or timeframe attached to the message, but I think it's safe to say that it will happen before the end of the year. Right?
Xperia X10 gets an OTA update, sans delectable desserts
It looks like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 got an OTA update earlier this week. Unfortunately for Xperia owners you'll still have to wait an unspecified amount of time (really any time between now and three months) for the promised 2.1 update. But fear not, this update promises to focus on some important issues such as improved performance, speed, and responsiveness. According to Phandroid, also included is a backup and restore utility for use in the event your phone needs to be restored or exchanged for a new one. Also, depending on where you live, PlayNow may be included in your update. No, it's no delectable dairy treat, but it's better than nothing, no?
T-Mobile 9300 "Kepler" wearing purple
The BlackBerry Curve 9300, aka 'Kepler', has shown its face a few times at this point, but most recently, according to IntoMobile and the above picture, it's all gussied up in a dark purple dress. According to the source of the picture, Salomondrin, the 9300 is supposed to be packing 256MB of internal memory for apps. However, images of the memory screen suggest it might only have 128MB. The phone is also supposed to have support for Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3.2MP camera without flash (boo!), QVGA display, and a 624MHz processor. Also, there's a chance it may launch with BB OS 6. Anyone getting excited about the Curve 9300, or just meh?
Netflix hiring Android developers for Netflix Android App?
As is often the case, company job boards tend to be a source of speculation for things to come. Earlier this week, on Netflix's job board, BGR noticed that they are looking for developers to "help us build Instant Streaming client implementations on Android devices." What does this mean? A Netflix Android app is on the way! Well, that's our best guess anyway. BGR points out that since they're currently hiring, it may be some time before we see the actual app. Bummer! But at least it looks like it's coming in the future. Perhaps it will run best on Gingerbread with Flash? Any takers?
That's all we've got for now, but stay tuned to PhoneDog for all the latest articles, videos, news, phone reviews, discussions and more! Stay safe and don't forget to have a great July 4th weekend!