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TechCrunch has a full run-down on the Google Nav application that will ship with Android 2.0 (Eclair), along with a demo video. If you couldn’t tell by the screenshot alone, this is one killer navigation app. It includes plain English search, as you can see in the video below. Oh yeah, & did I mention that it’s a free application to boot? When, o’ when, will AT&T pick up some Android phones….?
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Those lucky ninjas at BGR have had their Droid in-hand long enough to post an exhaustive “preview.” I guess it really can only be considered a preview because the unit has yet to hit retail. I mean, they cover pretty much everything there is to know about Moto’s new handset, & even give a conclusion. If you were ever wavering about buying one of these bad-ass handsets, you’ll be fully on-board after you read this article.
DigiTimes is reporting that ASUS plans to launch an Android-based handset by the end of the year. No details other than a fourth quarter launch. Will it make it to the US? What bands will it support? Will it have a slide-out QWERTY? More questions than answers at this point, but having another major OEM like ASUS entering the market will only mean a brighter future for Google’s smartphone OS.
The YoYo recovery process over @ Danger may be coming to an end. Microsoft announced that it should have most contact information restored this week, with other stuff like to-do’s, notes and photos “shortly thereafter”. Although I’m sure there are a few Sidekick users left, I wonder if this isn’t too little too late?
Well, well… Dev-Team has done it again. Even a virgin 3.1.2 iPhone can now be jailbroken. This just shortly after rumors Apple will soon release new hardware that is “un-jailbreakable”.
Version 3.1.4 of PwnageTool supports the 3.1.2 release of the iPhone software for iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod Touch 1G/2G.
Caution: Please head over to the dev-team blog, read and then re-read the instructions and warning before upgrading.
Don’t turn off that Sidekick! As if the ongoing Sidekick data disruption wasn’t bad enough, it now seems Danger, Inc. (Owned by Microsoft) may have lost your online data. Users that turn off their sidekicks, or let the battery run out, will probably loose the contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos still on the phone.
I find it hard to believe that something like this could happen — but it seems that Danger, Inc. has lived up to it’s name… T-Mobile issued the following statement:
Sidekick customers, during this service disruption, please DO NOT remove your battery, reset your Sidekick, or allow it to lose power.
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