T-Mobile G2

Yes, folks, the rumors were true. If you haven’t already gotten yours shipped early, you can pick up a T-Mobile G2 today in stores. Probably. We’re willing to bet a few didn’t get the word, so no blaming us if you get shut out. But it’s here, folks. It’s here. [via Android Central Forums]

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The Karbonn K661 is a dual SIM device with an alphanumeric keypad and a touchscreen. The metallic finish of the phone gives it a sturdy look. The K661 has a dedicated music button on the right side of the top panel.


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Droid 2 party
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With the Droid R2-D2 available to the masses and the launch parties all wrapped-up, it’s safe to say this was a good week for all the Star Wars fans out there. For all those who made it out to one of the many launch locations last night, you’ve made Lucas proud and for that, give yourself a pat on the back. Here are but a scant few of the pics that made their way onto Twitter from the launch. It goes without saying that – whether you made it or not – the force was just as strong, if not stronger, than Verizon’s signal. After the break, folks.

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The week in Android news

2 October 2010

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While we may not have seen nearly every device in the fleet receive an update this week, we sure did bring you a lot of news. With busy schedules, keeping up on everything that is going on in the Android world can be a bit difficult, so let’s take a look at some of the fun coverage from this week!

News

Applications

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 Google acquires BlindType in a pure win for the accuracy-challenged

In what can only be described as an epic win for all Android-kind, Google has purchased the company behind the Blind Type keyboard. Still no word on a release date, but Now that they have Google behind them, perhaps this will be integrated with the Android keyboard at the OS level, becoming more than just another keyboard on the Market. [BlindType via Engadget]

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Smart phones are now more expensive than ever. In this article we will talk about why purchasing a BlackBerry phone is worth the price.


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We're back with exclusive looks at the HTC Merge and Samsung Continuum, and we brought head Android Central forum moderator Cory Streater along for the ride. Join us!

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Top o’ the news – HTC Merge and Samsung Continuum

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Every time a new phone comes around, it seems like people are more and more interested in how the phone’s camera performs. While the camera is technically not a “phone” feature, the public is looking for a decent replacement for their point and shoot. We can tell you that the T-Mobile G2 has a pretty nice camera with a 5MP image sensor which is capable or recording 720p video clips as well. The sad thing is the G2’s camera isn’t going to be winning any awards for image quality.

We could write a lengthy review about the T-Mobile G2’s camera and give you all the details about how it performs in certain lighting situations or we could just show you the pictures and video clips that it produces and let all of you come to your own conclusions. It may not product the best pictures, but the G2 is quite a bit better than what most camera phone users have come to expect. If we were raking it on a ten point scale, we’d be happy to award it 7.5 points.

NOTE: the images and video clips below were taken in downtown Minneapolis on a cloudy day.

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 Froyo on the Samsung Captivate

Want Froyo on the Samsung Captivate and can’t wait any longer? A leaked build has emerged tonight. We’ve plopped it on our Captivate and are giving it the what-for. In the meantime, if you don’t mind a little hackery, you can give it a go, too. Instructions are simple as as follow:

  • Download the leaked file I897UCJI6-OCD-REV02-Low-designgears.exe (hit the source link at the end of this post).
  • Turn off your Captivate.
  • Launch the I897UCJI6-OCD-REV02-Low-designgears.exe file you just downloaded.
  • Hold down the volume buttons and plug in your Captivate.
  • Hit "Start" on the Odin program. Sit back and relax.

It’s that simple, folks. As always, you’re taking things into your own hands here, so no blaming anybody if this turns out to not be the final Froyo build. Good luck, happy flashing, and let us know how it went in the Android Central Captivate Forums! [XDA Developers via Android Central Forums]

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Android versions

The march of Froyo continues, with Android 2.2 now on one-third of all Android devices. Please excuse us while we do a little jig. … … … OK, we’re back. That’s right, folks, 33.4 percent of devices now have the latest version of Android, up from 28.7 percent just 20 days ago. The number of devices on Android 2.1 (Eclair) dropped 1.3 percentage points, to 41.7 percent, and Donut (Android 1.6) and Cupcake (Android 1.5) are down to 16.5 percent and 9.7 percent respectively. Hooray for progress. [Android Developer Blog]

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