Android 2.2 Froyo on old Samsung i900

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Amazing! Russian coder has successfully install android on Samsung Omnia i900, smartphone who had victorious three years ago. Android 2.2 and 2.2.1 has been installed smoothly on the device.

At the moment, Froyo on i900 is able to use touchscreen correctly, backlight vibration, and the strict keys. The indicator of battery charge remaining in sound also work well, the microSD management and is being tested GSM network support in these days.

Opera Mobile 10. MeeGo Developer Beta available

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One can hardly say that the software house, lately, they raced to build applications that are compatible with Maemo or MeeGo. One in particular, however, has never ceased, in all these months, releasing applications more than appreciated by all owners of Nokia N900. We are talking about Opera, which just yesterday made available also for MeeGo 1.2 one of its flagship browser, Opera Mobile 10.

The ptogramma, in its version for ARM CPU, arrives just in conjunction with MeeGo Conference in San Francisco and the official presentation of the new version 1.2 of OS of Intel, scheduled for today.

If you have already installed the Developer Edition of MeeGo 1.2 and want to test Opera Mobile, you can download directly from the Opera Labs.

The Xperia will Play Minecraft first Android

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will have an advantage over other Android phones: will receive Minecraft in its mobile version, exclusively. It is an interesting novelty for a phone that had been criticised: born for videogames, offered a catalog of titles still limited and the download statistics of the games are rather poor. We do not know for how long will only be available for Minecraft Xperia Play before on other terminals, but goes anyway to refresh a catalogue of old games for PSX now available.

The game will be specially customized to work with the controller and receives continuous Play Xperia updates, as in the desktop version. A small step that will give new impetus to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and other satisfactions to some video game a little bit disappointed.

It is the beginning of a new trend for smartphones?

Samsung might be forced to show his prototypes

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Continues the lawsuit by Samsung to Apple and vice versa. The society of Korean House blames iPhone had copied the design of its products with the Galaxy and, in turn, accuses Cupertino Samsung infringed patents concerning telephony.

At the moment the Court seems to turn in favor of Apple. Judge Lucy Koh has determined that it may be necessary to see five prototypes of products not yet marketed to verify if this "inspiration" is spreading for future smartphones and tablet.

Show products covered at the time, from industrial secret may damage Samsung and Apple in the strategies of the coming months. Will the giant Galaxy to convince that this choice is not helpful to the process?

All-New NOOK ereader from Barnes, new & Noble

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Barnes Noble & amazes everyone by presenting a new ereader, the All-New NOOK, and by the time the wake created by the "tablet-ereader" Nook Color.

The All-New NOOK, "The Simple Touch Reader" as defined by the brand, is an ebook reader that promises high performance, with e-ink screen Pearl 6 inch fully touchscreen, boasting about the right to change page much faster than all its competitors (80% less lag, according to official information).

The new All-New NOOK would then also more compact than its predecessors, and a weight really handy with 212 grams; the wi-fi disappoint the expectations of those who hoped for an ebook reader with 3 g, as well as using Android 2.1 does not satisfy those who expected the Honeycomb. (After the jump you can find the video presentation).

The All-New NOOK offers 2 GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD, and a battery that proclaims himself as extremely durable, with 2 months of life thanks to a single charge.

From June 10, the new ebook reader will be available in the United States at 139 dollars (about 99 euros to change). Prices therefore appear to fall more and more, at least for these devices. Not only remains to hope that the same trend is followed here too.

About Ubergizmo live first impressions of the All-New NOOK.

Digital football with Arduino which connects to your smartphone

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# Next11 (where we had already seen the dock-typewriter for iPad) Sinnerschrader.de team showed another project geekdom: a football that exploits the arduino platform, a series of sensors and WiFi for interfacing with tablets and Smartphones.

This allows digital football record automatically scores using a photo sensor in the two ports. As soon as the ball passes in front of the photocell signal is sent to the Arduino microcontroller which then sends it to an application on the mobile phone (any since it's web-based) score.

To add a touch of "social" application, everyone can create their own profile and share with others information, scores and medals.

On the site digital football you can find instructions on how to implement the project (it is still in progress, the last step will be added soon) and the list of materials and accessories to buy, for a total of 150 €.

New pricing for the HannsPad SN10T1: Android tablet of Hannspree drops to 299 €

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Change in price for HannsPad SN10T1, the tablet Android 2.2 GHz Dual-Core Tegra 2. From € 349 to which you could find, now comes HannsPad to 299 €, great price when you consider the onboard dual core processor, the screen 10.1-inch and the HDMI connector.

Of course, Android 2.2 could not go to the genius who wants to use Honeycomb 3.0 and screen at 1024 x 600 pixel does not reach the definition of Xoom and other more expensive models, but if you are looking for a cheap android tabletthe new price of the bar of HannsPad raises price/quality ratio for this model.

Pantech Vega No.5: New Tablet-Phone

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The already large family of tablet in addition also the tabletphone, the Pantech Vega 5 inch is one example. The Pantech is famous mainly on the Asian market, but is looking to expand its international dominance. The Vega has Android OS processor Qualcomm MSM8660 2.3.3, dual-core 1.5 GHz with LCD 800 x 480 LCD 1080p 8 megapixel camera, front-facing camera, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 16 GB of memory, from WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity and HSPA + 14 .4Mbps.

The tabletphone should also arrive in the European market, even if we don't know when. In the opening video you can see it in action.

Dell Streak 10 Pro: the name seems to be confirmed

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Dell has in the pipeline a new 10-inch Android tablet has not yet been announced. We discover that the tablet really exists with Wi-Fi interoperability certification, confirming via almost definitive name: Dell Streak 10 Pro (model code T03G). Certification reveals the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.

According to rumors spread, the Dell Streak 10 Pro should have a 5MP camera, a rear front .2MP Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, dual-core 1 GHz, 1 GB of DDR2 memory, and 64 GB of internal memory. The tablet should be officially announced next month.

Intel Atom Tablet produced by Acer coming in July?

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Intel will bring Android 3.0 x 86 Atom Honeycomb thanks to tablet on which the company is actively working on, as announced. Until today we didn't have an estimate of time for release, but today we find that we could see the Android tablet with Atom CPU Honeycomb sooner than expected: according to Digitimes, we'll see in July. With Honeycomb available for x 86 platform, a whole series of producers can get their hands on Android without handing over ARM-based products. In the future we may see Honeycomb also on netbooks with a decent experience.

It only remains to wait for the next few months to see what will succeed if Intel and Acer to churn out a competitive product on a market already saturated enough, Android hasn't the success hoped for.

Spiderpodium: dock review for versatile eight-legged smartphone

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Spiderpodium is a dock for your mobile phone or smartphone in places and in different positions. Here we wanted to try it on underwater national geographic to test its validity.

Discarded packaging, Spiderpodium shows itself in all its brilliance and simplicity: eight-legged soft plastic so as not to scratch the phone and a soul metal to ensure strength and tightness.

That is just you see is: If you hang your smartphone with this contraption, resist? Well Yes. We've done several tests to test the strength of this product. The first was to hang a leg of mobile phone hooked Spiderpodium.

Flexibility legs of each cell can be fixed, just bend the legs of the spider so that shroud the phone. Once folded for good, the weight of the smartphone does not affect the tight spiderpodium, ensuring maximum security for our device.

In addition to test docking "static" we wanted to test the spider as well as support for the mobile phone in the car. The legs you can hook to spiderpodium vents Central dashboard to provide a dock a little invasive and easily removable without the use of stickers, cups or perforate the dashboard.

Tried for a distance of 30 Km between the city and tangential Spiderpodium manning fine smartphone and also managed to successfully absorb vibrations of potholes and cobblestones.

The latest test was that of the bike. To risking not I used an old Tytn II (often heavy compared to modern smartphone) and well I fixed to the handlebars. Evidence of approximately 3 Km has been successful and you could use also as support from Spiderpodium moto/bike, being able to fix it not just on the barrel (why would rotate) but also a third tip using at least one other paw.

In addition to dock the Navigator, music, videos, or keep the phone on the desk while it syncs with your PC, it is excellent when Spiderpodium snapping a photo. You can use either as a stand by with minimal space when transporting, whether for setting your phone to a tree or some structure when you make a self-timer.

In conclusion, it is a product really managed, comfortable, convenient for compact, versatile and durable adjustable legs. The price is in line with other accessories for smartphones and the qualities mentioned above warrant.