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    For those who did not wait for Sprint to release the official Android 2.2 Froyo build and had to download the unofficial, non-final build of the Flash-supporting ROM from HTC's servers, there is a fix in tow for your HTC EVO 4G. However, the fix does require a full wipe of your device, but it should rectify any instabilities you have by installing the official version. This will require you to be tethered to a PC to install. The fix is available over at XDA-Developers and you can download the .EXE file from the links there. Directions are also given over at XDA. (via: Engadget)

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    On the Windows Phone 7 front, Microsoft says that there is no plan currently to bring HTML 5 support to Internet Explorer Mobile. The mobile browser, which has been re-written for the next-generation operating system, is based in large part off of the desktop editions of Internet Explorer 7 and 8; Internet Explorer 9 for Windows does support HTML 5. For some good news, Microsoft says that it is still partnering up with Adobe to bring the Flash browser plugin to Windows Phone 7 in about half a year or so. According to Microsoft Technology Evangelist Frank Prengel, the company is waiting on ...

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    Previously you heard from Joe Levi on why he uses a Nexus One as his daily driver, and from Brandon Miniman on his choice of the iPhone 4. Now I'd like to tell you why it is the EVO 4G that can be found in my pocket each day. As someone who has a huge weakness for anything new in the tech world, I've owned many phones over the past few years. Some of these devices were mine only for a very brief period. I found myself switching phones every month or two, until I landed on the iPhone. However, I recently left the iPhone behind so that I could enter the Android world. This transition has ...

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    HTC has become a powerhouse in manufacturing Android powered devices. They have created a device to fit practically every form factor, budget, and cellular network type. HTC has now set their sights on the budget friendly market with the release of the HTC Wildfire. Typically, in order to create a lower-priced device, manufacturers must sacrifice some quality or features. We can't help but be curious to see as to whether or not HTC puts a mark on its reputation for quality with the Wildfire. Read on to find out in our full review of the HTC Wildfire! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for ...

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    On Friday, we got an email from Verizon Wireless saying that the carrier intends on pushing its Android 2.2 Froyo update to the Motorola Droid next week, so that means hopefully we'll see Froyo with Adobe Flash 10.1 running on Droids starting this week. Verizon's announcement comes just right after Sprint had announced that Android 2.2 will be hitting its HTC EVO 4G flagship phone beginning on August 3. (via: Verizon Wireless)

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    Sprint announced that it will be the first US carrier to launch Android 2.2 Froyo with an update scheduled for August 3 for the HTC EVO 4G. The EVO 4G was launched to great media buzz earlier this summer with HTC Sense and Android 2.1 on a spacious 4.3-inch LCD display. With Android 2.2, the EVO 4G will be capable of playing Adobe Flash 10.1 content and have a richer, more desktop-like browsing experience with that browser plugin, along with numerous speed improvements to enhance the user experience. OTA notifications will be pushed on August 3, but if you want Froyo early -- and opt to be ...

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    With early pictures leaking showing Android 2.2 Froyo on Verizon's flagship Motorola Droid X, and unconfirmed "news" that the upgrade should start hitting the Droid lineup (sans Droid Eris) beginning August 6, we have more images of Froyo smoothly running on the Droid X, giving veracity to the imminent OTA release. The new system information shows that indeed Android 2.2 is running on a Droid X and we see also Adobe Flash as well as a Flash game running in the background. (via: Droid-Life)

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    French owners of the Samsung Galaxy S will be able to get their Android 2.2 for their Super AMOLED smartphones come this September according to Samsung. Android 2.2 will bring a number of speed improvements to the Android operating system as well as support for Adobe's Flash 10.1 Mobile plug-in on Android's Webkit-based browser. Unlike the US variants of the Galaxy S--Sprint Epic 4G excluded--the international version of the Galaxy S supports a front-facing video camera, which would be good for some FlashTime video calls. (via: IntoMobile and Samsung Hub)

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    With Apple touting FaceTime and shunning Adobe's Flash web plug-in, Adobe is striking back with partner google by introducing a proof of concept Flash-based video conference app called FlashTime. FlashTime, as its name implies, requires Flash, and will be a cross-platform solution where Flash and the appropriate hardware--mainly a front-facing camera on a mobile or webcam on a PC or Mac desktop--are involved. FlashTime was recently demoed by Adobe--video below--on the Android OS (Android 2.2 Froyo required as 2.2 supports Flash 10.1 Mobile). Unfortunately, though, the downside is that a ...

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    Motorola is still uncertain on whether it would bring the Android 2.2 Froyo build update to the GSM-based Motorola Milestone, a device that resembles the US CDMA Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless, also called the Droid 1. According to Motorola, Next European Milestone and 2.2 (Froyo). I have expressed over the last few days that the decision is pending. The team here has been collating key pieces of information and views from this community in the last month and providing input to relevant teams in Motorola so they are aware. I am pushing for that decision to be made as quickly as ...

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    It looks like the oft-rumored Motorola Droid 2, which has been caught in numerous leaked photos, will be launching straight with Android 2.2 Froyo, the Google mobile OS edition that supports Adobe Flash 10.1 for a desktop-class browsing experience. Adopters of the Motorola Droid X will still need to wait until later this summer for Motorola and Verizon to push out Android 2.2 to their devices; an exact date hasn't been announced yet. In addition to being let out of the gate with Android 2.2 on board, it seems that the widgets-based UI system on the Droid X will also be present on the Droid ...

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    Just a few short days after the flagship Motorola Droid X Android phone is released, it looks like Motorola and Verizon Wireless will be pushing out an OTA update soon enough that will bring some added improvements. Slated to begin rolling out today, Monday, July 19th. According to BGR, the improvements include: -Improved battery charging status indicator. -Smoother transition for camera and camcorder functions. -Redesign of weather widget icons. -Faster Exchange ActiveSync® email loading. -Streamlined organization of newly downloaded applications. -Organized favorite contacts by call ...

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    The Dell Streak is slated to hit AT&T any day now as the carrier is now ramping up its stores with new displays for launch. The 5-inch screen makes the Streak an interesting proposition for many users as it sits somewhere between a larger tablet and a phone; the device's capacious display even outpaces that of the HTC HD2. The device has been rumored to cost $500 so we'll have to see what AT&T announces for a subsidized version compared to a non-subsidized version. Additionally, since the Streak can accept and make calls--like a regular smartphone--we'll also have to see how AT&T prices ...

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    For those awaiting the launch of the Motorola Droid X, that day is coming on Thursday, July 15th. For now, though, Verizon Wireless and Motorola are teasing you with a commercial of the coveted large-screen flagship Android smartphone. The Droid "X" is marketed as the "neXt generation" of Droid phones. Although the Droid X will be launching with Android 2.1, it will get an upgrade later this summer to Android 2.2 Froyo, which will bring with it Adobe Flash 10.1 support. (via: Android and Me)

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    It seems that a bug for Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile on Android Froyo 2.2 is that the plugin will initiate and play audio despite the fact that the device is in silent mode. Even if you've silenced your device, when you're watching video in the browser, audio will still chime through, which could be a bad thing if you need the device to stay muted. According to one user's email to the forums at Android Guys, We rely on silent mode on all our devices to help the geeklet to stay asleep while allowing his mom and dad to continue to use their phones and computers. Last night the self-playing Flash ...

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    We had reported about Frash before, which is a project that aims to port Android 2.2's Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile support to iOS devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Frash uses a multi-process model so that if the plugin crashes, your browser doesn't crash. Essentially, according to IntoMobile, it means: Frash uses a multi-process model similar to Chrome on the desktop, so a crash in the Frash/Flash plugin doesn't take down the browser. You can see this while I'm playing Alien Hominid: the ad above crashed (probably a Frash bug), but Safari stays open just fine, and continues to ...

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    It looks like a modder over at XDA-Developers has created a ROM that brings Sense UI, Froyo Android 2.2, and 720p HD video recording to the HTC Desire. HTC had committed itself to a software update to support HD encoding with the video camera of the Desire. However, for those impatient Desire owners who want to gettheir hands on Froyo, which brings with it Adobe Flash 10.1 support, as well as the HD encoding features that are baked into this ROM, you can head over to XDA to learn more. (via: IntoMobile and The Gadgets)

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    Despite ambitious plans earlier in the year to release a whole line of Nexus products--mainly smartphones--Google is now backing down and saying that the Nexus One will be the last product officially released as the Google phone. Google will still partner with other manufacturers in releasing Android smartphones, but the company will not release a branded product after the Nexus One stating that its strategy for the device was a success and there is no need for a successor product: The idea a year and a half ago was to do the Nexus One to try to move the phone platform hardware business ...

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    It looks like a developer has been successful in porting Adobe's Flash 10.1 Mobile plug-in from the Android build by adding a compatibility layer so that it runs on a jailbroken iOS device. The mobile plugin hack, called Frash, was shown working on an iPad by modder Comex, who also said that development work is also being made for the plugin to move to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Frash is limited to the two latest iPhone models due to hardware requirements to get it to run smoothly. It looks like we may finally be able to test out Flash on iOS devices once this gets released and see if ...

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    We've taken a look at the hardware behind the Motorola Droid X, which will be launching on July 15th for $200 on Verizon Wireless after mail-in-rebate and on a two-year agreement. Now, we'll be exploring the widgets-based UI, that's highly customizable and attractive, on the Droid X. The widgets-based system, although resembles MOTO BLUR, is actually a customized solution that Motorola and Verizon Wireless collaborated on to deliver. I think I've made some mentions that it is MOTO BLUR, but just as a correction, the UI is a customized UI and is not part of the MOTO BLUR user interface that ...

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    The Motorola Droid X is a solid phone and is made extremely thin due to the metal parts used in the construction of the phone's chassis. The Droid X is Verizon Wireless' answer to the Sprint EVO 4G--both phones boast a 1 GHz processor, large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording capabilities, HQ YouTube player, optional mobile hotspot app, and the ability to share your multimedia experience on a larger screen via the mini HDMI port (mini HDMI to HDMI cable required). There are some features that will make the HTC EVO 4G come out ahead ...

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    According to a recent Sprint tweet, the Sprint HTC EVO 4G along with any future phones launching on the carrier with Android 2.1 will get an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo build. The significance of Froyo other than optimizations to the Android operating system is that 2.2 is required for Adobe Flash 10.1 support. The carrier will be dedicating its resources to bringing more innovative products to the market, which unfortunately means that older devices like the Samsung Moment and the Sprint Hero will not be moving forward with an Android 2.2 upgrade. (via: IntoMobile)

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    It's been a while since we've heard about the Motorola Flipout--seen as a competitor to Microsoft's Kin One in shape and form factor--and now we're hearing the Motorola is gearing up for launching the square-shaped, keyboarded touchscreen phone soon for AT&T as an alternative and rival to the Motorola Charm to be offered on T-Mobile USA. Reports are saying that Motorola have begun distributing Flipouts to various industry insiders for testing. The device is probably slated as a mid-range Android offering for AT&T, though Motorola did use a more advanced 600 MHz Texas Instruments ARM Cortex ...

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    It looks like Sprint is officially announcing the oft-rumored Samsung Galaxy S Pro as the Samsung Epic 4G for the carrier's 3G/4G WiMax network. The Epic 4G retains the feature-filled specs of the Galaxy S, announced at CTIA in Spring, but adds a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as support for 4G. The Epic 4G will launch with Android 2.1 and TouchWiz, but will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 in the near future. Other features of the Epic 4G include an ARM-based Hummingbird SoC processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, and HD video recording, 5-megapixel camera, and LED ...

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    We're still putting the Droid X--which will be available for retail on July 15th--through its paces, but the good folks at Motorola did give us a demo to Verizon Wireless' answer to the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. Both devices sport a large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, Android 2.1, and some customizations--the EVO has HTC Sense and Motorola included a refined version of MOTO BLUR UI for the Droid X. The Droid X is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market despite having a large and capacious screen, and without the camera hump on the back, it will be slimmer than the iPhone 4. Unlike ...

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