Sprint Hero and Moment Won't Get Android 2.0 Until 1H 2010
Today Sprint indicated via its Twitter account that the Samsung Moment and HTC Hero will definitely receive an Android 2.0 update. However, the update won't be available until some time in the first half of 2010. Verizon has said that the HTC Eris (Hero variant) will receive Android 2.0 or 2.1 in "early 2010". Android 2.0 will give all three of these devices many new features and update existing apps.
Hands-On: Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2
Alcatel is back with another "hero" device. This monster of a phablet banks on an ecosystem of accessories to set it apart from the competition.
HTC's Unlocked 10 Snags Android 7 Update
HTC said the unlocked variant of its HTC 10 smartphone should receive Android 7 Nougat beginning today. The update is being pushed out over-the-air to the U.S.
HTC Says Verizon's 10 to See Camera Update May 27
HTC's Mo Versi said via his Twitter account that the Verizon Wireless variant of the HTC 10 will receive a maintenance update that improves several aspects of the phone. The release chiefly boosts the camera's performance, including the autofocus feature.
Alcatel Debuts Hero 2 with 6-Inch FHD Display
Alcatel today announced the Hero 2, an Android phablet for the masses. The phone features a 6-inch full HD display that Alcatel claims covers 90% of the phone's front face.
Android is a mess, and this is why it's going to fail.
The worst part? A lot of these devices won't see Android 2.0. So if I buy a new Android handset today, what are the odds I won't see Android 3.0? This is why there are no best-of-breed Android apps.
An iPhone from 2007 is still able to run OS 3.0 (not with all the features but that's a helluvalot better than what G1 owners currently get). The same goes for a Palm Pre.
Every phone OS has its own strengths and weaknesses... even the precious and mighty *cough* *cough* iPhone.
More bad news for Sprint...
Sprint, this is your flagship phone. You've got Android, but with VZW's giant marketing push you're left carying the also-ran Android hansets on an also-ran platform. How the hell is Sprint able to sell ANY smartphones?
I bought (or attempted to buy) a friend a Palm Pre for her birthday and had to deal with 15 minutes of not one but TWO Sprint employees telling me not to get it because they're "really crappy." Ended up not even bu
The truth about the public and smartphones
I have worked with the public for over a year with android and to be honest with you. At this point 80 percent of android owners DO NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1.5 AND 2.0. Only people like us care about that at the moment. Once these customers get educated on their devices, and the general public is used to phones with this kind of power, then this will be a significant problem with updates. But by then there will be a google phone like paulc91316 is talking about and all these customers will g...
Why so sad?
I think you're missing the point about Android...
Iâ€™m in the San Francisco market but my territory is North America. I travel 3 weeks of every month and can say there is a noticeable difference between coverage. I loved the 3GS as a device, but hated it as a phone.
My calls with customers are many times 30+ minutes long, AT&T would drop many, many of those. Short calls no problem. Data no problem either. Whoâ€™s doing to know if a packet has been dropped anyway?
I always carried either a Sprint or Ve...
Here's the very issue with Android- currently you've got a Droid, which is the mos...