Owners of HTC Legend would be pleased to learn that their smartphones are getting the new Android 2.2 Froyo update (although it isn’t the Android 2.3 Gingerbread). Unfortunately, that looks to only be applicable for users in Europe. Update: Android 2.2 update for HTC Legend is available in Singapore. Simply run your phone’s system software update, it is approximately
Now that Google has come clean on its future plans to make the Chrome OS user experience the default computing method in the near future, it should come as no surprise that the search giant is starting to look beyond notebooks. A quick look at the development page of Chromium OS reveals that plans for
Many developers do not attempt to compete against Microsoft in the desktop OS space, preferring instead to give consumers alternative choices. However, ‘giving a choice’ is not what Google has in mind: the search giant has revealed in an interview that it plans to go all out in making Chrome OS the ‘default way of
Motorola has announced their new Defy smartphone which claims to be dust-proof, water and scratch resistant. Featuring 3.7-inch touchscreen display, the Motorola Defy will be available exclusively at all StarHub outlets by 18 December.
Just when everyone thought Google Wave will go down in history as one of the biggest flops ever, out comes Google with an announcement to ensure that Wave will continue to live on in some way. Except that this time, it will be the open-source community which Wave will call its home from now on:
We have seen manufacturers like Samsung, Viewsonic, Creative Technology, Toshiba and Dell with their new Android-based tablet device, and it looks like Motorola is also coming up with theirs, called the MotoPad. The 7-inch MotoPad will run Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb).
Google has announced that their Chrome OS laptops will be retailing in the first half of 2011, and carried by PC manufacturers including Acer and Samsung. The search engine giant has also unveiled their new Chrome Web store for web developers to create apps and for users to download and use the web apps on their
Google has officially announced its Nexus S smartphone, co-developed by Google themselves and Samsung. The Nexus S has 16GB of built-in memory, runs on a 1GHz A8 (Hummingbird) processor and is loaded with the latest Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform.
Motorola Singapore sent out an invite last week for their new phone launch that is happening this Thursday. From the sound of it, it should be the Motorola Defy which claims to be scratch-proof, waterproof and even dustproof.
Aside from the Android mobile platform, Google also has the Chrome OS which is a platform designed for netbooks and laptops for users to work with web applications. Earlier in January, the Singapore media had a glimpse of the Chrome OS and that it is scheduled to be available later this year. Well, according to
The Sharp GALAPAGOS media tablet will be on sale in Japan, and users have the option to reserve their set when it becomes available next week. At today’s event at Yodobashi Camera in Akiba and Bic Camera in Yurakucho, the company showcased the media tablet which is based on Android operating system, designed to compete with the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle.
Google is reportedly developing a new social networking project, codenamed “Emerald City” (or “Emerald Sea”), which claims it could tie together existing Google services in a more social way. It was initial scheduled to be available by this year, but it looks like the project could be delayed till next year.
Google has announced the launch of Chrome 8.0.552.215. This update brings more than 800 bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as a built-in PDF viewer, and full support for the upcoming Chrome Web Store.
3D has existed for a long time, and with the advancement of technology, it has come to displays such as 3D TVs and projectors, laptops and cameras. And soon, 3D may be on your smartphone display too. At least one phone manufacturer plans to introduce it on their Android smartphone next year.
This afternoon, Viewsonic unveiled their latest ViewPad tablet devices, namely the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. Both tablets are scheduled to be available early next week, just in time before Christmas.
Rovio, the developer of the popular “Angry Birds” game, has tweeted about a Christmas version of the game for the festive season. And it will not just be on the Android platform but others as well. By the way, if you are waiting for the Angry Birds plush toys, five versions are available from Rovio’s store.
It is tough enough to develop apps for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices, not to mention, the apps need to be approved by the company before they are allowed to be featured on the App Store. And recently, a Danish media company that publishes a magazine on Android platform, is the latest one to be rejected.
The last time we spoke about Google’s upcoming Chrome OS, the search giant was in the midst of adapting the operating system to work on ARM processors and devices featuring System-on-a-chip designs. Since then, news about the development of the browser-based OS has mostly gone cold. However, the project is far from dead, and the
Sony Ericsson has recently announced the Android 2.1 update for the X10. While the update offers some improvement and additional features, it still has some flaws such as the lack of multi-touch since day one of its launch. However, good news for X10 users, as the company has planned to provide “pinch zoom” feature via
After the announcement to drop Symbian OS, Samsung is left with Android, Windows Phone 7, as well as their own Bada mobile platform. Even though the number of Windows Phones are lesser than the smartphones from the other two camps this year, the Korean company intends to roll out more Windows Phones next year.