Android Market Updated For Older Android Phones
Oct 11, 2010, 9:34 AM by Philip Berne
Android phones running Android 1.6 or better, but not the newest Android Froyo system, will start seeing an updated Android App Market. The new market brings these older phones in line with the newer App Market features. Phones will be able to update apps in bulk, and apps will be able to update themselves automatically. The new App Market also features a tabbed browsing interface. The update is rolling out without notification to eligible devices.
Hands On with RCA's New Senior Phone
Feature phones with big, traditional buttons are becoming rare, but there's still a market for them among older consumers. RCA has a new phone out to address this market, with a number of senior-friendly features, and it costs just $29.
Google Puts Generic Android Email App in Play Store
Google has added another core Android application to the growing list of those that can be updated outside of full-on system upgrades. Google made the generic email application that ships on many Android phones (separate from the official Gmail app) available as a stand-alone app in the Play Store.
Android Wear App Gains New Design
Google has updated the Android Wear app for smartphones ahead of the Android Wear system update for smartwatches. The smartphone Android Wear app has a brand new design that more closely matches Google's Material Design concepts.
HTC Brings AirPlay to Older Phones Via HTC Connect
The HTC 10 may be the first Android smartphone to ship with support for Apple's AirPlay protocol, but HTC is adding the feature to its older handsets, too. HTC has updated its HTC Connect application for devices such as the One A9, M9, and M8.
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Everything else is just the N1 with the manufacturer and carriers crap added to it.
Nonetheless, it's still all in the spirit of Android: an open platform that allows the ma...
It's not 'open' - it's not GPL, it's not some community-driven so...