HTC Thunderbolt | Misses 1.2 GHz speed | Specifications

The bubble burst to disappoint many people waiting for HTC Thunderbolt when HTC announced its specs. The most awaited was the Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960 expected to run at lightening speed of 1.2GHz. Well the news is that Qualcomm is not going to finish its work on MSM8960 anytime before the end of 2011,so there is no question of any mobile phone having it in 2011. First mobiles having these processors will roll out only in 2012.
HTC Thunderbolt | 4G | Android 2.2 with htc sense
HTC Thunderbolt | 4G | Android 2.2 with htc sense
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Gingerbread burnt on iPhone 3G

It was expected,but it will happen so soon was not expected.A  group of hackers (undisclosed) has reported that they have successfully burnt Android 2.3,aka Gingerbread, on iPhone 3G with the help of  already available OpeniBoot. If you have been following alternative OS scene for iPhones , you must already be familiar with the news of hackers using OpeniBoot  for running linux and Android 2.2 (Froyo) on iPhones. Some news sources are reporting that it was Nick Pack and few other hackers who ported Gingerbread on iPhone . Here is the video that was released on youtube showing an iPhone running on Gingerbread , Android 2.3.
While watching this YouTube posting, it is evident that this Android 2.3 port on iPhone is running pretty slow, also it is not shown if one can make calls or not. This is just the first attempt so we should remain patient for some more time to see all the must have features running with Gingerbread burnt iPhone.

Samsung’s Galaxy S about to touch 10 million record sells

Korean electronic giant is all set to nake a record sell for its Galaxy S line of smart phones.Informationweek reported that Samsung sold a whopping 9.3 millions of Galaxy S , android base smart  phones and is expecting that with this closing year it will touch 10 million mark (thanks to December festive season).
Samsung's Galaxy S
Samsung's Galaxy S
Last October Samsung launched this Galaxy S in India . Initially it was overpriced at 31000 INR but now the prices are coming down to around 27 k - 27.5 k . Still an overpriced phone for 'budget' users given that it ships with old Android 2.1 (Eclaire).

Another leak | This time its Facebook

Any publicity is good publicity. Social media giant added some more buzz among people who now prefer to interact more over internet. last week on Thursday Facebook "accidentally" rolled out few extra features and for sure these changes were felt across the globe . During its one hour or so presence , these changes gave a sort of sneak preview into the upcoming features of Facebook . Facebook published an apology just after rolling these changes back , "Also, some internal prototypes were exposed to people and resulted in us disabling the site briefly. It's now back to normal" read a facebook tweet just after this incident. Continue reading "Another leak | This time its Facebook"

Dell XCD35 and XCD28| re-branded for India

Computer giant Dell entered into mobile phone arena in India when it released two GSM mobiles in last November. These two releases are Dell XCD28 (having a 2.8 inch screen) and Dell XCD35 (named after its screen size 3.5 inch).  These mobiles are as late in India as G3 mobile network. Dell has been selling it's ZTE Racer and ZTE Blade out side India , now Dell has re-branded these two mobiles as XCD28 (pronounced as exceed 28) and XCD35 . Also these mobiles come with Android 2.1 (code name Eclair) ,while most of the mobiles being shipped outside India comes with Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) or at worse Android 2.2 (Froyo). India is certainly catching up with Android but at its own pace.
Dell XCD35 Android 2.1 Mobile
Dell XCD35
So how are these mobiles ? what are their specifications and latest prices in India ? ...I will soon be posting XCD35 review here in Xeobits. Just hang tight 🙂 Update: for Dell XCD28's  features, specifications and latest price in India, visite here.

Google to ginger up froyo

nexus one to get gingerbread android 2.3
nexus one soon to get Android 2.3
Today Google tweeted about its expected release of Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) for Nexus One. This is really a happy news for Nexus One owners. The exact availability date of Android 2.3 for Nexus One is yet now out but Google has asked its customers to 'hang tight' for the release.As per Google's tweet , this will happen in coming weeks, lets hope its sooner than later!! So now the big question is , what happens to Froyo (Android 2.2), well lets not talk about it as its already dead. Google is all set to release Android 2.3 (already here in market with Nexus S) and tablet friendly Honeycomb (Android 2.4) .
Just to make sure Nexus S get its share of buyers, One should expect from Google a similar kind of upgrade for Nexus S , when Honeycomb is released in coming Feb.

Android Honeycomb is a minor release 2.4, not 3.0

google android 2.4 aka honeycomb
Google Android 2.4 aka Honeycomb
Ever Since Google first announced that Android 2.3 is not meant for tablets and it will soon be releasing an Android specially designed for tablets, there has been market speculation about the new release of Android 3.0. Google’s next tablet operating system “Honeycomb” is not 3.0 as expected but a 2.4 in line with last release Gingerbread 2.3. This rumor about the version of Android was first reported in Android & Me. The source of this rumor, as claimed by Android & Me, is a Google developer who is working on various Android development projects. Continue reading "Android Honeycomb is a minor release 2.4, not 3.0"

Uber new gingerbread (android 2.3) got burnt on old Samsung’s Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung GalaxyS
In less than 48 hours, François Simond within android community got this going, he extracted the gingerbread ROM from the newly released Google’s Nexus S (hardware by Samsung) and got it working on old Galaxy S. Being the first attempt to burn Gingerbread, it is not 100% migration. Galaxy S with Gingerbread is not supporting WIFI and GPS currently. But soon this will be fixed soon given the proactive android community.
supercurio Galaxy S runningNexus S kernel and gingerbread switch off animation

Google search’s hidden treasure

Google’s engineers keep on adding new functionality to its search engine. Many of the features are well known, like Google has got inbuilt capability to check spelling mistakes. It can also suggest you words if you just know how to pronounce the word
Google search corrects spelling mistakes and suggests similar sounding words
Google search corrects spelling mistakes and suggests similar sounding words
Many Google search features are not well known, few of them are really useful. Here are few most useful Google search features Google Calculator: This is probably least known feature of Google. Normally people just type CALC in the run box and do their calculations, but Google calculator is not just about doing simple arithmetic calculations, if used properly it offers greater flexibility than other built-in calculators. Just try to do the below calculation in your regular calculator
Google search engine features calculator
Google Calculator , a very handy application from Google labs
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