xda is home to a lot of great developers. One of the more famous, Incubus, has agreed to have a sit down with TA to discuss his past, his work on Synergy, and his future. He is one of the defacto great developers in the Droid Incredible community, and to top it all off he’s a really great guy! Developers aren’t known for being men/women of many words, but rather letting their work speak for them. If you’ve ever wanted to delve a little deeper into the mind of a great dev here’s your chance. Interview after the break.
What do you want to know about the Motorola Titanium other than the Sprint release date? How about the price at $149.99. And as the ad states, its Sturdy + QWERTY. This phone has been designed to be rugged and durable, meeting “Militarty Specs” as the Motorola fact sheet will point out. Also you find the Nextel Direct Connect feature of course. Unfortunately still running on Android 2.1 Eclair the Titanium is sporting WiFi, 3.1″ multi-touch touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, memory expandable to 32 GB.
So if you work in a position at might put your phone at risk and you need it to last, this phone is probably the only one you’ll find that’ll do the job.
At last, the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is receiving the Android 2.3 update that many other Galaxy Tab owners began receiving over a month ago. Needless to say, the update is OTA, but a good Wi-Fi connection is preferred when downloading and updating to ensure a smooth install and delivery.
The update will take the current EB28 version and update it to EF17. If you don’t see a notification for it, simply head into ‘settings’ and ‘About my Galaxy Tab’, then check for updates. The update brings better battery performance, fixes issues for VPN, and Bluetooth HID support.
Here we go guys and gals. The Sprint branded Nexus S 4G will be receiving an update OTA starting July 11th. This update will fix a few issues, that some of you lucky Nexus S owners may be experiencing. See the specifics below:
- Enables the NFC Secure Element
- 4G Settings Widget
- TTY Support
- NI Push Support
- Improved WiFi Connectivity, Speakerphone audio quality, 4G throughput and signal acquisition.
- Tuned signal strength indicators.
As all over-the-air Android updates, you should be automatically notified. So sit tight and let the update roll in somewhere between Jully 11th and 13th. How about let us know today what issues you’ve been having with this “Pure Google” phone in the comments. And once the updates are pushed out, come on back and tell whats been improved.
Just a few days ago, we heard about a new mid-range smartphone from Samsung that will be a 4G device called the Samsung Conquer. That device seems to be making its way over to Sam’s Club on July 24th as seen in the leaked shot above of the Sprint device launches to take place there.
This mid-range device actually has decent specs;
- 3.2MP rear camera and 1.3MP front camera
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with Sprint ID)
- 1 GHz CPU
- 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
- Tri-Band CDMA
This one will most likely go for a small $99 on a new 2 year with 4G data plan, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab was the first mainstream Android tablet and it still is a pretty good value at $199 for the casual user. Today it gets even better as the Gingerbread update rolls out for Sprint customers.
Other than Gingerbread 2.3, there is one other fix which is for HID Bluetooth. This brings the software version to S:P100.08 S.EF17 and the build to GINGERBREAD.EF17. It will be released in stages, and all devices should have the update within 4 days.
There have been rumors going around that the LG Optimus Black would be coming to Sprint. TalkAndroid’s inside sources at Sprint have officially confirmed that the LG Optimus Black will arrive on Sprint sometime in the near future. A once sought after super phone, its longevity seems to be in question now that it is being released with Froyo this late in the game (when it was announced in January that wasn’t as big of a deal, now it is). The phone definitely has some “super” specs to it, but the question of buying a phone with only Froyo now rather than looking one phone to the right for an equally beefy, Gingerbread phone remains. Regardless of your opinion on it, the LG Optimus Black is coming to Sprint, a carrier that is usually shunned for its lack of phone options. Welcome to the new era of Sprint my friends.
Samsung posted details about the Sprint Conquer 4G. With the Galaxy S II (as the Within) on the way there is no need for anything high end, so for those looking for mid range here are the specs:
- 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen
- 1 GHz processor
- 3.2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front facing camera
- Android 2.3 (will include Sprint ID, but no Touchwiz)
- Tri-Band CDMA
It is nice to see mid range phones getting 4G radios. There is no information about pricing or availability, but stay tuned.
Motorola and Sprint recently released the XPRT, but it looks like they are working on another portrait QWERTY Android phone. This one is more curvier and will include Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. You will also notice that the keyboard has more of a “smile pattern” as compared to the XPRT’s “ruler pattern.”
The only other information that was given is that it might include 4G WiMax.
Over at BGR, sources have told them some hardware specs which will be included into the next Google flagship device which should be running Ice Cream Sandwich, the next major Android OS. The device should come without any physical menu keys and will have a 720p resolution display using Super AMOLED HD technology, which we know to be Samsung manufacturing. Also confirmed is the processor, which will be the OMAP4460 1.5GHz dual-core seen also in the ARCHOS G9.
The Samsung device running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) will be void of any specially designed UI’s or OEM/carrier overlays on the OS, which has been the trend thus far for Google’s Nexus devices. The Device is confirmed from BGR’s sources codenamed “Prime”, which lends itself to be called the Google ‘Nexus Prime’. This device, along with others later this year will be the beginnings of an onslaught of Android devices hitting several carriers and many OEM’s pushing the Android 4.0 OS onto many devices for timely launches around the same time.
Obvious Android OEM’s would include LG, Motorola, HTC and Samsung, and should be a blanket across many carriers such as T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon among others. This will be an interesting year for Android spanning Operating systems from Android 2.1 – Android 4.0.