It seems the people at Xda Developers have not slept since the launch of Google Android’s Gingerbread . After dishing out so many releases for certain phones.Its the turn of the verizon’s nexus one clone to get the Gingerbread port. Apparently, like others this too is a work in progress, but it is already very fascinating to see how responsive it works and almost 95 % complete. Only some nagging issues like GPS and Video recording don’t work as of now but the rest of the phone just works and kudos to the Xda devs for that, especially that they can bring a flavor to any phone before Htc,samsung or Verizon does.
Via Engadget Source xda-developers
Video after the break.
As predicted in this article, the galaxy S now struts its stuff with a speedy new gingerbread version, a direct port from Nexus S. We all know why , don’t we ? And it is the XDA devs who have done it again. Still there are non-operational stuff like calls,GPS,Wifi. But it will wound up fine in a few days. Supercurio , part of the XDA dev community has brought us these two videos as a proof of concept for Gingerbread running on Galaxy S. The first one demonstrates the cool CRT style switch off animation.Take a look :
Second video is much detailed, and it is after the break.
A rumor was going around that the Android market is getting updated to feature new UI, now it has become true.
Have a look at this screenshot :
- Courtesy : XDA-developers
So, do you notice the nice nip and tuck beautification of the market ? It’s supposed to have UI elements from the Honeycomb flavor of Android that is bound to release soon. So, download it right away and experience the new UI. The main advantage of the new UI is , you can view details of the application by being in the same page, means not needing to navigate to another tab. And some respite has been given to the apk size constraint of 25 MB, now it has been increased to 50 MB. Still , i think it limits the potential of the Market for Games.
Supposedly available for all flavors of android, but if you find any issues feel free to comment.
Read on to find a rough changelog :
So, finally after announcing on twitter, HTC have made the tasty android 2.2 Froyo update available for its stylish Legend, but for now, only in Europe.
- Courtesy : engadget
And they have wished everyone happy holidays too 🙂 , well a bit soon i think but sure Legend users will be happy.
And the Legend’s closest cousin Mr.Wildfire is being branded the “coming soon” tag for the froyo update, but if you still wanna have stock ginger bread on your wildfire get it here : (Wildfire)
In soviet russia, lcd sees you. while s-amoled’s don’t. Bah, nuff humor. Anyhow. ….
SCLCD vs S-AMOLED
The news is that our sammie boy has decided to go with a Super clear LCD version of the Nexus S in russia and may soon follow suit in other countries too.While the default super amoled will still be used in majority, it is still unclear why russia alone gets super clear LCD first. Obviously, the move is due to shortage of Super amoled supply ,but still ? why Russia alone first ?
They have also pointed the launch to February 2011 for this Android flagship.
While some say Super clear LCD is technologically advanced and even better than Super Amoled. It is hard to comprehend for Sammie’s S-amoled fans, who might buy a galaxy S instead.
But you might slightly judge with the picture above.
Source Samsung Russia (LiveJournal)
- A christmas gift from Google
Gingerbread is the latest and greatest flavor of the Android operating system from Google.
Days,having progressed with dark leaks and rumours, finally has seen the light. Gingerbread is launched along with the second Nexus phone from google called Nexus S, made by samsung. This must not be a surprise because of being repeatedly leaked by engadget.
First lets get to the device which runs the new android Gingerbread which is supposed to bring in some nice improvements.
Calling it video call breakthrough, Fring today has announced a new feature in its awesome IM/video calling application, called DVQ.
Dynamic video quality
DVQ, is Dynamic video quality which adapts the audio/video quality according to the bandwidth available in your network. It intelligently varies the bitrate of the video and audio so that you don’t get any stuttering wherever you are. So, you get good video calling even if you are in your basement.
Grab it in the app store and for android.
Watch a video of an iphone developer demo’ing the DVQ :
Hit the Read more for the PR.