HTC Touch HD Office Mobile patch released

HTC has just released a new fix/patch for the HTC Touch HD:

This update for HTC Touch HD updates your Office Mobile products to make your life even more convenient, giving you the flexibility to work the way you like. Now with enhanced Find & Replace functionality, this feature frees you to quickly edit your documents on the go.

“Find & Replace” , anybody knows what this? You can crab the file here

Source: HTC

Android 2.0 running on the HTC Touch HD

The beauty of Windows Mobile is that you can do nearly do anything with it. As we have reported a couple of days ago, Android 2.0 has been “ported” to Windows Mobile on the HTC Diamond2 and HTC Touch Pro2. The only downside is that you couldn’t active any connectivity function (WiFi, Cellular etc..). It now looks like this little inconvenience is now a thing of the past in this new version running on the HTC Touch HD:

You can grab it here

-Capacitive Buttons and Navigation wheel
-Brightness Control: Must turn off autolight in WinMo
-GPRS (thanks Phhusson )
-Microphone works: Reverted in-kernel htc_acoustic mic. Now using custom kernel without those commits. you can go thanks Battousai for this one !
-Charging (phhusson )
-debugging breathing led for sleep mode: lets you know when your device is sleeping. This shouldnt affect your battery life at all.
-Wifi: was always on when enabled. Now it is used alot less often so the device will be warm at most.
-Task killer app.
-Android information program.
-Gsensor: fixed
-Power collapse
-Proximity sensor
-idle sleep mode
-deep sleep: Remove pm.sleep_mode=X from startup.txt if you have it in your default.txt .. check this,…&postcount=731 (IMPORTANT).
-Accelerometer fix: Now very accurate and shouldn’t cause your device to randomly change view. Thanks to mmone3
-sms fix: yep the one you guys have all been waiting for ( thanks phhusson )

Not Working:

An HTC TouchPro and Iamond version is also avaialble here.

Source: YouTube & XDA

HTC HD2 vs Google Nexus One browser performance

Brandon at Pocketnow just blessed us with a HTC HD2 vs Google Nexus One web browsing comparison video. As I’ve poiinted out in the HD2 review, Opera Mobile 9.7 seems to have some problems rendering webpages (you can cleary see it in the video) something the Nexus One doesn’t seem to have a problem with. On the other hand the HD2 seems to have the upper hand when it comes to navigation (zoomin looks painfull on the N1, same for opening a new tab). All in all, Safari Mobile on the iPhone is still the king of the hill…

Source: Pocketnow

Qualcomm working on ARMv7 support for Windows Mobile 7

Here’s a nice piece of info found by WMPoweruser regarding ARMv7 CPU (Cortex-A8) support in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Mobile 7 OS. As I’ve previsouly told you in my HTC HD2 review, the current version of Windows Mobile (6.X) is still based on the WinCE 5.2 kernell which doesn’t fully take advantage of the ARMv6 (found in ARM11 chipset like the MSM72XX) and ARMv7 (Cortex-A8 chipset like the SnapDragon‘s Scorpion CPU and TI-OMAP 3430) architectures and doesn’t enable support for Floating Point Units. As you can see below, work is being done to make Windows Mobile 7 ready for this architecture :

Senior Engineer
Qualcomm, Raleigh, NC
• Enablement and bring up of Windows Mobile 7 (for Smart phones) on
chipsets with the scorpion processor, which have ARMv7 architecture.
• Software development on bootloader, kernel OEM abstraction layer,
modem interface, and various drivers and features.

Source: Google Docs via WMPoweruser

First Nokia N900 OTA update pushed out

N900 users should expect to see a small update being pushed to their devices in the next 24 hours according to Nokia. The update is meant to prepare the N900 for the opening othe the Maemo Ovi Store (some users are already reporting that the store is up and running..).

Source: Nokia Conversations

Sony Ericsson Xperia X2a shows up on Sony’s US website

Looks like yesterday’s rumor is being somewhat confirmed today by Sony US. The Xperia X2a (notice the “a”) is now showing up on Sony’s US website, leading us to belive that the device is finally going to launch in North Ameraica (but when?). Check it out here.

Source: Sony via Engadget

Android 2.1 SDK released

Android developers rejoice! Google just released the Android 2.1 SDK:

Today, we are releasing the SDK component for Android 2.1, so that developers can take advantage of the new features introduced in Android 2.1. Please read the Android 2.1 release notes for more details. You can download the Android 2.1 component through the SDK Manager.

In addition to the new SDK, a new USB driver that supports Nexus One is also available today through the SDK Manager. The USB driver page contains more information.

It doeszn’t look like there’s is any major changes according to the release notes:

Android 2.1 is a minor platform release deployable to Android-powered handsets starting in January 2010. This release includes new API changes and bug fixes. For information on changes, see the Framework API section.

For developers, the Android 2.1 platform is available as a downloadable component for the Android SDK. The downloadable platform includes a fully compliant Android library and system image, as well as a set of emulator skins, sample applications, and more. The downloadable platform includes no external libraries.

To get started developing or testing against the Android 2.1 platform, use the Android SDK and AVD Manager tool to download the platform into your Android SDK. For more information, see Adding SDK Components.

You can brab it here

Source: Android Developers Blog