Adobe to Push Flash 10.2 to Android Devices March 18
Adobe today announced that it plans to deliver Flash Mobile Player 10.2 to compatible Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb devices starting on March 18 (the Honeycomb version will be a beta). Most of the improvements of Flash 10.2 are directed at Android 3.0 Honeycomb devices, and include hardware acceleration for H.264 video and better integration with the Android 3.0 browser. Smartphones running Flash 10.2 should notice improved scrolling and overall performance of Flash within the browser, including improved support for touch-based software QWERTY keyboards and optimization for newer hardware, such as those running two cores. Flash Player Mobile 10.2 will be downloadable from the Android Market on March 18.
Polaroid Shows Off Two Android Smartphones
Polaroid today announced the Power and Snap smartphones, two Android handsets that will be sold to U.S. consumers online.
Blu R1 HD Revealed In Full
Amazon today announced the Blu R1 HD, an inexpensive Android smartphone that will be sold unlocked starting July 12. The R1 HD boasts curved Gorilla Glass 3, a metal frame, and soft-touch paint job on the rear cover to give it a premium feel.
Apple Reveals Smaller iPhone SE
Apple today announced the iPhone SE, a smaller, less-expensive alternative to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The SE's defining feature is the 4-inch display, which helps keep the footprint in check; the design is similar to that of the iPhone 5/5S.
WhatsApp Adds Fun Camera Tools to Messaging App
Facebook-owned WhatsApp this week rolled out new features to its messaging application. Specifically, users can now write or draw on photos and videos, as well as add emoji to posts to give them character.
What is the performance/battery life supposed to be like?
Is 10.2 going to be any better?