Throughout the week we’ve chatted about the G2 a bit, in hopes of a Gingerbread update. We mentioned the Android 2.3.3 build being leaked, which include a few improvements such as, better radio and audio codecs, faster boot up and response, improved GUI and bug fixes for bluetooth and WiFi. Then, later in the week we discussed the T-Mobile stores getting shipments of SD cards pre-loaded with the Gingerbread update. This was for all those maybe not comfortable with updating, giving them the option to take it in to their local store and letting the techs update for them.
So, if you’ve been been hoping any time now to receive this update OTA, looks like the wait is over. The candy has arrived! Read more
Once again, the developers over at xda have brought us something far earlier than the companies wanted. capychimp and rmk40 over at xda have developed a ROM for the Desire HD and the Desire Z (and the G2 and Inspire 4G) based off the leaked HTC Kingdom Gingerbread build. Enter the Fusion ROM. Running Sense 3.0 and Gingerbread (2.3.3) it’s a beauty. It’s 100% working and it should be around until the actual Sense 3.0 update comes to the devices (if ever). Some of the features included are:
If you’re a HTC G2 owner and have wanted a Gingerbread ROM, but rather than one using the Android Open Source Project, you want one based on HTC’s Sense overlay…well, your waiting is over. A new ROM from the folks at Team Villain called SenseGinger brings Gingerbread with the Sense overlay to the G2, courtesy of a merge between the leaked Huashan and Wildfire S builds.
While the build has some things not working, according to thread author HomerSp, they’re working to get everything up to snuff. If this intrigues you, then get to flashing my friends, but be sure to always do a NAND backup first. Good luck, and enjoy!
How much do we love what they do over at XDA-Developers? HTC Vision and T-Mobile G2 users are about to love them that much more since they’ve released a kernel module that will over-clock your Vision or G2 much further than what it ships with.
As always, we are not responsible for any damage done to your device by posting this, but if you aren’t afraid of bricking your phone, have a look at XDA-Developers blog post here and see the significantly increased performance you can get out of your CPU!
It looks as though Engadget has gotten their hands on the new T-Mobile G2! Seen at Best Buy in the NYC, it’s gotten a bit of a buzz. The new G2 boasts a 3.7 inch display, 800MHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB of internal memory, a 5mp camera with flash, all loaded with Android 2.2!
Engadget was kind enough to record their fun with the T-Mobile G2 as well for our viewing pleasure!
Click here to read more on the specifics. We know you wanna! So who’s planning on getting a G2? Let us know in the comments.
The developers of CyanogenMod, the popular Android custom ROM, have announced they are adding support for several new devices with CM 6.1. So far, the Acer Liquid, HTC Wildfire and Samsung Vibrant have been confirmed, and they are hopeful for support for several additional devices, including the HTC G2.
There isn’t a timeline as of yet for a CM 6.1 release date, but you can keep up to date with all of the CyanogenMod happenings by hitting up the source link below.
If you are itching to get your hands on the successor to T-mobiles G1 then get a head-start with a pre-order. Best Buy has the HTC G2 available for pre-order starting today for $199 with a 2-year contract. It should be available in stores on October 6th.
The HTC Hero is HTC’s third handset to be powered by the android operating system. Announced at a press event in London in June, the HTC Hero is one of the best spec’d HTC Android devices to be launched across Europe.
The HTC Hero is a purely touchscreen device that features a 3.2-inch TFT-LCD display with a 320 x 480 resolution, 5 mega-pixel auto-focus camera, 3.5 mm audio jack, and a custom built HTC user interface.
Here’s the full specification of the HTC Hero handset:
Qualcomm’s MSM7200A proc running Android at 528MHz
3.2-inch TFT-LCD display with a 320 x 480 resolution
900/2100MHz HSPA and Quad-band GSM
Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and A2DP support
3.5mm Audio Jack
5 megapixel auto-focus camera
The HTC Hero Android phone will launch across Europe in July, followed by Asia, and the US later in 2009.
The HTC Hero phone will be available in 7 different colour styles including black, white, yellow, pink, gold, red and turqouise, and will include the much anticipated custom HTC Android user interface ‘Rosie’.
More HTC Hero information and discussion can be found in the HTC Hero Forums