Nexus One updated again...signs of Gingerbread?

terryjohnson16 has dropped another tidbit of information in my inbox regarding the odd updates on the Nexus One.
He has received yet another OTA update with no change log. This time it changed his firmware version from frg83 to frg83D.

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So far he has noted no noticeable changes to his Nexus One.

Nexus One getting Gingerbread now?

Yesterday terryjohnson16 got a message on his Nexus One showing the following.

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Is this a sign that the venerable Google flagship phone will soon be getting Gingerbread?

N8 vs Epic 4g AMOLED comparison

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Here we have the Nokia N8 on the left and the Samsung Epic 4G on the right.
Read on for a comparison breakdown of the two devices.

Ovi Store = 3 million a day downloads = viable alternative to AppStore?

Today, Nokia announced that they are seeing 3 million downloads a day on the Ovi Store along with some other statistics. This has been achieved in a relatively short time considering that the Ovi store launched in May of 2009.
At under 2 years old the store is seeing growth in leaps and bounds now that Nokia has streamlined the development process and focus on the Qt development environment.
That being said, they also announced that the Qt development tools have sen a total of 1.5 million times.
In the past 12 months Nokia has seen 400,000 new developers sign on.
Some quotes coming out of Ovi platform developers suggest that they are getting better results on the Ovi store than they are on Apple's AppStore.

The developer of Crazy Hamster had this to say:
"Without any promotion or marketing dollars, in a few weeks we've hit 200 000 downloads in Ovi Store faster than we did with App Store,"
"We're very positively surprised with what we've seen on Ovi, and we're on track to exceed our App Store performance even though we've been there longer."

The original Nokia press release can be viewed here:
Nokia's Ovi Store downloads hit 3 million a day as developer support surges

Palm Pre 2 on Sale now unlocked

HP now has the Palm Pre 2 available for sale unlocked in their store.
The price is $449 up front or $13 a month on a business lease.
Oddly enough, at the time of writing this, the device was not available for sale through Palm's own website.

    Here are some hardware specs on the device:
  • 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 CPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 16GB built in storage
  • 3.1" display @ 320x480 resolution
  • Quad band GSM/EDGE with Dual Band 3G access(AT&T frequencies)
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • Web OS 2 - of course

Specifications courtesy of

You can find the HP store page here: GSM Palm Pre 2

Android market getting updates

Google has announced today that it will be updating the Market place today. For hours developers will be unable to make any updates until this process is complete.
Google has not said why now, but it is likely this is all in preparation for Gingerbread. From the information that has been floating around the mobile news community, it is likely that Gingerbread (aka Android 2.3) will be released within a few weeks time.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to get multitouch support Q1 of 2011

Motorola Milestone XT720 unboxing

This is the unboxing of the Motorola Milestone XT720, now available in up to 720p. Enjoy!

Sony Ericsson confirms X10 Android 2.1 is rolling out.

Sony Ericsson released a press release stating that the Android 2.1 updates are slowly rolling out to X10 variants across the globe. This includes the x10, the x10 mini and the x10 mini pro.
You can see the Sony Ericsson press release here: Sony Ericsson Android 2.1 press release
You can see our review of the x10a here: Sony Ericsson X10a Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a review

The Xperia X10a is Sony Ericsson's first foray into the crowded Android smartphone universe. So how does their intro unit stand up to competition? Read on to find out.

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