Now in version seven of its highly acclaimed ROM, the team at CyanogenMod has announced that they will not support HTC’s G1 or Magic beyond their current version of 6.1. The announcement really isn’t all that surprising and is certainly understandable given the huge flux in Android phones being released and the hardware limitations of the two legacy phones. Something to consider though is that the community of CyanogenMod has always been a strong hardy one, and the ROM is open source, so there’s sure to be some good porting going on. That said, for those people still hanging onto the G1 and Magic, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade? Let us know in the comments!
Well, folks, the tallies are in. It was a long road, with many brutal battles and war scars, but we finally have a winner in the Ultimate Android Throwdown.
The HTC Evo 4G on Sprint has staked its claim as the #1 Android device in the US, not only available now, but of all time. The Evo beat out the Nexus One in the final round, with a face-melting 467 votes, in comparison to the 273 taken for the Nexus One. While we can all agree that the Nexus One was and still is an outstanding phone, the masses have spoken, and it’s the HTC Evo 4G that has risen above all the others to be declared the best Android phone in the United States.
Be sure to hit up the break for the final leaderboard, and see where the votes came from and how the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint was finally declared as the winner. Let us know what you think in the comments!
All the battles, brackets, war scars, victory and defeat, it’s all come down to this. The ultimate battle in the Android realm to pick the one and only champion. The two victors now stand, ready to duel out the final round, so who will your pick be? The wildly popular and capable HTC Evo 4G? Or the record-setting, constantly bar raising HTC Nexus One? It’s time to make your decisions, folks. Who is the best, and who goes home crying to Google? Hit the break for the updated leaderboard and to cast your vote. The official winner will be announced Thursday, Nov. 25th. Be sure to let us know your pick and why in the comments.
Let the battle begin!
Well, it’s down to the final 2 in the available device brackets, along with voting on the discontinued phones. All devices have done well in this knock-down drag-out, but now its down to our top 2 contenders:
- HTC Evo 4G
- HTC G2
And now, folks, we’re pitting them against each other to find out what the top Android device available in the US market today is! On top of that, today starts the wildcard voting, meaning it’s time to get in your votes for your favorite discontinued Android phone, with choices of:
- HTC Droid Eris
- HTC G1
- HTC Nexus One
- Samsung Moment
So hit up the break to get in your votes and check out the updated brackets, because this is the second to final round in the entire throwdown! Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Well, folks, it’s been about 4 days since the Ultimate Android Throwdown began, but each carrier now has a champion! The winners per provider are:
- AT&T: Samsung Captivate
- SPRINT: HTC Evo 4G
- T-MOBILE: HTC G2
- VERIZON: Motorola Droid X
So here’s a moment of silence for the second place contenders:
- HTC Aria
- Samsung Epic 4G
- HTC myTouch 4G / HD
- HTC Droid Incredible
You can check out the final tallies on the round 2 page here.
But now, the real battle of the champions begins! The third round will have only 2 polls: The top Android devices for America’s largest CDMA and GSM networks now go head-to head in an all around beat down – that means AT&T vs. T-Mobile, and Sprint vs. Verizon. Remember, the next round (round 4) will include voting on the wildcard / discontinued bracket! Be sure to hit the break to get in your votes and check out the updated brackets, and let us know how your device fared / is faring in the comments!
Edit: sorry about the typo in the title, all fixed up now!
The masses have spoken in round 1! The winners of round one of the Ultimate Android Throwdown are:
- HTC Aria
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC Evo 4G
- Samsung Epic 4G
- HTC G2
- HTC myTouch 4G/HD
- HTC Droid Incredible
- Motorola Droid X
Now, on to round 2! In this round, the 2 winners from each carrier go head-to-head to become the top Android device for their provider. So what are you waiting for!? Vote, vote, vote! Hit the break for the official polls, as well to check out the new updated brackets, and let us know how your device did / is doing in the comments!
Alright, folks. You’ve been waiting all weekend, and now it’s time for the battle to begin; we’re starting up the first round of voting for the Ultimate Android Throwdown! As per the original rules, the first round will go as follows:
Vote for your top Android device per carrier. The first round will go from 10AM CST on Monday, 11/15/10 to 12AM CST on Wednesday, 11/17/10.
You will only be allowed to get your vote in once per round, but you can vote in each category every round.
So hit the break to get your votes in for each carrier, and also to check out the full bracket list! Remember, the voting on the wildcard and discontinued bracket won’t begin until the final round of voting for the available devices on 10AM CST on Sunday, 11/21/10.
The top 2 votes per provider from this round will go head-to-head in pairs on Wednesday, 11/17/10. If you still find yourself a little bit confused, be sure to check out the original announcement.
According to the folks over at Android Spin, it looks like the new OTA for the MT3G works on the G1… after some tweaking, of course. The brilliant minds over at XDA-Developers have managed to rip out the OTA and slap it on the G1, and according to reports, it’s pretty slick.
There are warning out, as always, that doing this may brick your device, cause your phone functions not to work, mess with the radio, kill off the SPL, and generally make your G1 explode. However, these are warnings we see on just about every piece of custom anything. Chances are your device will be fine, and the tinkering will be well worth it. If you want to check it out for yourself, hit up the xda thread found here, and be sure to check out the screenshot gallery after the break. As always, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
Everybody grab your geek hats, put in your night vision contact lenses, and bust out with the geek lisp – CyanogenMod 6.1 RC1 is now out and available for download. The geniuses behind CyanogenMod, Team Douche, have released the latest iteration of CyanogenMod, and us rooters and hackers have been clamoring for awhile on this one. I, for one, am super excited to see it out.
It should be noted that the release candidate is for:
- Nexus One
- HTC Evo 4G
- MT3G Slide
4G and HDMI on the Evo do not work yet, but are said to be in the works.
According to the CyanogenMod website:
We’ve just released the latest iteration of CM, 6.1.0-RC1! This is a release candidate, but it’s definitely capable of being your daily driver and we are very focused on fixing bugs quickly.
You’ll find some really great features in this release like Pedlar’s notification powerbar, insane performance boosts on all platforms (install SetCPU if you want to take it further), powerful new features in the camera app, new email features, FM radio support (contributed by the MIUI team, and a whole lot of other great stuff!
As always, this was a great collaboration between a lot of people and we are only as good as the community. This is your ROM, so help make it the best it can be!
You can get the latest via ROM Manager, or head over to the forums for full installation info. New RC builds will be available in the experimental forum for each device as it hits the mirrors.
The Android platform that we all know and love was first featured on the G1, and T-Mobile has the distinction of being the first carrier to have an Android phone. As T-Mobile puts it, the revolution continues with the G2.
Some have expressed disappointment over the fact that the device only has an 800MHz processor, instead of the 1GHz processor speed that is now the standard for high-end Android devices. Still, T-Mobile has high hopes for the device, so we will have to wait and see how it is received by the general public. From the official HTC page:
You want it, you got it. Introducing the next generation smartphone, the G2 by HTC.
The wait is over.
With a powerhouse processor built for T-Mobile’s fastest network, everything from launching apps to downloading video hits top speed.
Just say the word.
With Google Voice Actions, you can send a text, an email or a note to self, listen to music, make a call, go to a website, get to an address or scour the internet with a few magic words.
Unlock the keys.
Text abbreviations are so not “U.” With the bombproof slide-out QWERTY keyboard, you can write it precisely how you mean it.
The HD camcorder captures more than video. It captures the experience. And now you can share it, in lifelike color and resolution.
All-new Android OS.
With Android 2.2, you’ve got more speed, security, sync options, streaming media, and auto-updating apps than
For more information, and to sign up for pre-order information, hit up the official G2 page via the source link below.