Archive for April, 2009
This 10 minute video shows a preview of Android 1.5 (aka Cupcake) in action. What you need to know from the video is that the On-Screen keyboard is present as well as video recording and the ability to upload videos directly to Youtube. If you don’t want to wait for the final release to update OTA you might be able to get it ahead of time if you have a Rooted or Dev G1. If you don’t know if you do have a Rooted or Dev G1, then you don’t.
We have what seems to be the most likely date for a release of Cupcake. Engadget is reporting that T-Mobile Germany has published information about Cupcake on its website, citing how the update will automatically be pushed to your device. The website mentions May as the time-frame, but considering that the HTC Magic is due out on May 5, Cupcake may be out right around that time. See T-Mobile’s Germany website for more.
Palringo is an awesome Instant Messenger. There’s many versions available ranging from Windows Mobile to a desktop version for Windows. One good thing about Palringo is you don’t need to use some 3rd Party IM login, you can just create one for Palringo. Most versions have Push To Talk (PTT0 including the desktop version. You can leave voice messages for your alternate Palringo ID on your desktop computer if you wish. The Android version doesn’t have PTT yet but it’s coming soon. You can download Palringo through the Android Market or the other versions from Palringo.com
This is getting exciting. We have uncovered more pictures of what we suspect to be the Wing II, also known as the HTC Rhodium/Touch Pro2. This all is inline with what we’ve seen so far…the leaked USA Touch Pro2 ROM, and then we saw the Wing II pass through the FCC. The images show a keyboard with no embed European characters, which is only characteristic of a US-destined device. Hit the jump for more pictures! More >
The new version of Skyfire adds built in support for Twitter and Facebook. Social Networkers rejoice! The new support will run feeds of status updates on your start page and allow you to post status updates to the services as well. It’s easy to turn off/on the different services by clicking on customize. You can also share pages you are looking at in Skyfire by clicking on Menu > Share > Page.
In case you didn’t know already, you can also add RSS feeds like AllShadow.com’s feed! If you have Skyfire already just open it up and you should be notified about a new version being available. For those that don’t know, Skyfire is a full browser for Windows Mobile (Shadow, Wing, Dash) that also supports media rich sites like Youtube, College Humor and more. To get it, go to Skyfire.com and download today!
Did you know that the maps you create at maps.google.com can be synchronized and even edited on your G1? You can create a map centric journal of a trip, create a favorite restaurants map or even share places to visit with friends and family. The My Maps Editor also supports lines and shapes to further extend your creativity. Check out the video for more information.