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HTC Evo 4G from Sprint to get Android Gingerbread

Here’s some good news for HTC EVO™ 4G from Sprint customers. Sprint has announced that this coming Monday, June 6, they will receive the Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, update through an over-the-air maintenance release. The update will be in batches so wait for your notification from Sprint. The notification will let users know the update is available and provide the simple two-step, over-the-air download instructions.

Can’t wait to get Android 2.3, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade starting on Friday, June 3. Just read this announcement.

Change your iPhone UI to HTC Hero Sense UI

Nice thing about mobile phones today is that when you want it to look according to yor taste, you can almost always customize its mobile phone skin. Here’s a nice twist, Taimur Asad of Redmond Pie decided to post a step by step guide to create the upcoming HTC Hero “Sense UI” look and feel and install it on the iPhone. The original HTC Hero Sense UI theme is actually created by Justflikwalk of deviantArt. The steps should be easy enough to do once you get your iPhone jailbreaked of course. ;-)


Very cool Android User Interfaces coming soon


One great thing about open source is that creativity of people are unhindered. A lot of upcoming Android based mobile phones will be available in the market pretty soon. Some of these well connected phones will sport a user interface that has been enhanced to provide a better user experience. Of the several planned UI enhancements I’ve seen on the web so far, one of them is really sleek and stands out. Read more

Android based HTC Lancaster coming soon in the US

Well, well, AT&T is joining the Android bandwagon after all with the HTC Lancaster. I’ve read from Engadget that AT&T’s very own Android based mobile phone is in the works. The HTC Lancaster will have a physical keyboard, , triband EDGE and 850 / 1900MHz HSPA, AGPS, a 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD expansion, and a “unique HTC social messaging user interface”

It’s lined up for a full six months of AT&T exclusivity and — according to materials gotten by Engadget target availability date is August 3. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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Android based HTC Magic comes to Asia

I’ve read an article about the HTC Magic due to arrive in Asia over at Cnet. It looks like the HTC Magic which runs on the open mobile platform called Android will be available in Singapore this coming June at around 700+ USD without a contract.

What’s exciting about the Asian version of the HTC Magic is that it won’t be exclusive to any of the Asian telcos in the region. And, get this, it’s going to have support for Microsoft Exchange. In fact Damian Koh over at Cnet Asia was able to sync it with Microsoft Outlook without any hassle.

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