Motorola Charm and Flipout to remain on Android 2.1 Eclair forever

While I don’t think there were too many people that were excited about these two phones in the first place, but the people that did buy the Motorola Charm or the Flipout will be a little disappointed by this news. Motorola has updated their Software ...

Verizon sending out OTA update for HTC Droid Eris, still not Froyo

I’m sure everyone sighs deeply when an older phone gets a minor update, and it’s not a major firmware upgrade. The latest of such is for the Verizon Droid Eris, which will probably be on Eclair forever for those that don’t root and ...

The best Android phone buying advice you will ever read

Many of you are readers of Gizmodo I’m sure. They’re one of the 800lb gorillas in the tech blog world and hard to ignore. But you may have missed a short little post yesterday about the CLIQ XT upgrade (or lack thereof) that I want to make ...

Samsung Fascinate sees early build of vanilla AOSP-based ROM

For those that tinker with Android phones with overlays and add-ons like TouchWiz, Sense and MotoBlur, it seems the holy grail of ROMs to have a plain vanilla Android experience. After all, why not? Plain Android will always run faster and, in my opinion, ...

MetroPCS announces the Huawei Ascend for $179

Adding to their Android lineup with the midrange Huawei Ascend, MetroPCS is taking Android seriously. Priced at $179 with a new contract, the Ascend features a 3.5 HVGA inch screen, 3.2MP camera, WiFi, and Android 2.1 on board. Available today, in stores ...

Froyo now most used version of Android, still not on a majority of devices

Google has released the latest stats on OS version distribution showing that 43.4% of┬ádevices now run Froyo, with Eclair coming in second at 39.6%. The data represents API activity in the two weeks previous to December 1st. It’s interesting to ...

Android Infiltration application aims to show which Android version runs on which device

We all hear various rumors day to day about this device getting this version update, or this percentage of Android devices run Froyo or Eclair. A fairly new application called Android Infiltration aims to collect data to show various OS versions across ...

LG Optimus GT540 gets Android 2.1 upgrade

Not to many people stateside may have the LG Optimus GT540, but for our friends on the other side of the pond, there may be at least a few of you excited about getting Android 2.1 for your device. Downloads and installation instructions are available ...

Does anyone still have a Motorola CLIQ? Come get your Android 2.1, officially out

No need to dive into the painful memories of promises and delays from Motorola. Android 2.1 with MotoBlur is now officially available for the Motorola CLIQ. Head over to the Motorola support page for official downloads and complete instructions on installing ...

How To: Manually update your Motorola Backflip to Android 2.1 Eclair

Don’t feel like waiting a couple more days for the official update to be released? Of course not, so we got you covered. First off, you’re gonna need the update file, grab it here. Now, if you downloaded it on your computer, connect your ...
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