The latest, leaked, RUU for the HTC Lexikon has been snatched and released by the guys and gals over at XDA. While nothing new is to be had, one can infer that this means Bing is still the default search engine and no word on whether or not it will be powered by the latest version of HTC Sense as found on the Desire Z.
However, since the phone hasn’t been launched yet anything and everything is still up in the air. And, as Mr. Kennemer said: “anything else is just drool material…”.
[via Talk Android and XDA]
Motorola knows it is, and they want to give you one. A contest started yesterday and entry simply requires a contestant to retweet a tweet that Motorola blasted out yesterday morning.
Some information to marinate on:
Good luck to everyone who participates!
We know Verizon has a pretty nice holiday lined up in terms of device launches (and we’re not just counting Android here), but a newly-leaked roadmap finally confirms launch windows for several of Verizon’s global Android handsets. The HTC Merge – which Verizon has yet to officially announce but we most certainly know to be making its rounds – sits among the Motorola Droid Pro (confirmed), the Motorola Droid 2 Global (Unconfirmed), and the LG enV Pro (a light rumor up until now.)
So the enV line has converted to Android – as we learned before – and everything else is business as usual. We haven’t heard much about the enV Pro, but there’s a possibility that this could be the same phone by LG that Engadget uncovered a while back – that phone was dubbed the LG enV Touch 2. It was said to have a QWERTY keyboard in a clamshell form factor dual screens, Android 2.1 (upgraded to 2.2 in the future), and radios for world roaming. Other rumors have pegged the Pro without the QWERTY keyboard and have said it would launch with Android 2.2, but I don’t think it’s worth crossing this many streams of proton at this point. Let’s just wait until we can pull up something more solid.
[via Android Central]
We’ve been following the Angry Birds obsession for awhile now and after showcasing an early APK, the Android Game finally launched yesterday. The response was so spectacular that downloaders actually crashed the GetJar servers.
You need a LOT of traffic to crash the GetJar servers, that’s for sure, but what Angry Birds is reporting is absolutely astounding. Based on a tweet from RovioMobile, makers of Angry Birds, the game was downloaded 1 million times in the first day!
This has got to be a record for the Android Market. Not only that but I think this may serve as a pivotal point in the Android timeline where developers and companies start to acknowledge the explosive power of Android.
It looks like Android and Angry Birds are Big Pimpin… “Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don’t.”
We’re not sure when Best Buy will begin selling Sony’s four Google TVs along with the Blu-Ray player and super sweet remote, but they’re already arriving at Best Buy stores so it can’t be long. Gizmodo’s tipster is saying they COULD start selling them almost immediately.
Here are some pictures they snapped on location:
I’m watching a little Baltimore Ravens football at the moment, but when the game is over, I might just head over to the Yellow Tag store and see if I can’t snag me a set. I’m not optimistic but if you don’t ask you can’t receive!
We told you on Friday that the Motorola FlipOut would be available on Sunday, October 17th. Time to check your calendars little boys and girls, so you can start Flipping Out if you were waiting impatiently for the Motorola FlipOut to arrive on AT&T.
We provided our own hands-on first impressions at CTIA:
Summarizing – if you want a cool, quarky phone with a decent keyboard then the FlipOut might be for you – especially if you’re between the ages of 13 and 19. This just seems like a QWERTY built for the teen market.
Time to whip out your wallet… or ask mom and dad to whip out theres: $79.99 for those keeping score at home.
The folks over at Engadget have divulged, via Electricpig, that the Advent Vega shan’t launch with the Android Market. Instead its app fix will have to come from from the Archos AppsLib store, and it’s 5,000 apps, for the time being. Advent product manager was quoted as saying “The plan is that when you get to January time, there’s a new release of Android and you’ll be able to get the marketplace on this product.” This hints strongly that the fragmentation issue that is beginning to plague Android is at the forefront of Google’s train of thought with new Android releases.
Side comment: Totally digging Engadget’s Vega image.
An image has popped up showcasing a slightly different look for the Motorola Droid X, but your guess is as good as ours in terms of what the device might actually be. What looks like a silver or white bezel and system buttons panel accents a casing that may or may not be colored a dark grey (could just be a trick of the light). Is it an abandoned color scheme for the Droid X? An upcoming special edition variant? Some speculation throws in the obligatory “might have 4G” comments, but that seems unlikely. Given what we see it’s a safe bet it isn’t a Droid C3PO to go with the Droid R2-D2…
If you’re craving something sweet you know you can always count on the Android team to give you your fix. OK, so they can’t really satiate your desire for snack foods and treats, but they sure can whet your appetite with the code names they assign to each new version of Android. Froyo (frozen yogurt) is the most recently released version at Android 2.2, and we are all eagerly awaiting Gingerbread. Reports surfaced a few months back pinning the Honeycomb name on the iteration to follow that (right now it is assumed that Gingerbread and Honeycomb will be Android 3.0 and 3.5 respectively, though this isn’t confirmed).
But for those extremely forward thinking individuals a report at Forbes is laying claim that the next next next version of Android will carry the name Ice Cream following the alphabetic pattern set up by previous releases. Forbes has it from ARM president Tudor Brown, though Google’s only comment on the matter reiterates the Gingerbread and Honeycomb names while neither confirming or denying Ice Cream.
We have to assume that they will go with two or three scoops as opposed to soft serve in order to make a distinction between Ice Cream and Froyo.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab roll out trudges along on a path of global domination that hopes to eventually reach 10 million units sold. The Tab, which recently launched in Germany and is due in the UK on the first of next month, has touched down in Russia. Keeping with the high prices quoted for the unlocked version of the Tab, the slate is retailing for 36,990 rubles. That is right around $1225/870 euros. For that price the device comes SIM and network free.