Google has issued an SDK for Android 2.1. The software will allow devs to create their own active wallpapers for devices running the latest OS version, such as Nexus One and a whole bunch of HTC and Moto handsets, that will be available (or receive an update) soon.
According to multiple sources, T-Mobile USA is planning to release a new Android-powered called HTC Espresso. The phone, also known as the myTouch Slide or myTouch2, will be launched on May 17th, and will have the following features:
The build is in its early stages, some functions are missing, like Wi-Fi, though you can still make phone calls and receive text messages. We suggest you to wait for a proper build and not risk bricking your handset.Hit the source link for more details.
AT&T has announced the Motorola Backflip, an Android 1.5 based device with Wi-Fi, 5Mpix camera, Motoblur UI, and a QWERTY keyboard, which is on the outside and flips outward. The sevice should eventually get 2.1, but will only have Android 1.5 at launch.
It looks like Sprint will be getting a LG Android handset pretty soon, called the LS680. Ther are no details regarding its specs, but we can assume it will come with a large touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Stay tuned.
If you have an Android device with a WVGA touchscreen (Motorola DROID or Nexus One), you can download a leaked beta version of the Swype virtual keyboard from DROIDMUFF.IN. Below there's a demo video for those who don't know what Swype is. Check it out:
This is an update to one of our previous posts to tell you why the Rogers' HTC Dream won't be updated to Android OS 2.1: simply because of hardware limitations, most likely due the insufficiant amount of internal storage. Looks like it's stuck with the OS 1.5, but maybe modders will think of something.