Live picture of Samsung’s Windows Phone 7 prototype phone

Microsoft France

Here’s a partial picture of Samsung’s Windows Phone 7 prototype device courtesy of Microsoft France who’s gearing up for the ReMIX event next week. They’ve also got the LG handset as I showed you last week. We first saw the Samsung prototype which looks like similar to the Omnia HD (but is not one) at MIX10 in March. Stay tuned for more…and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.

Microsoft KIN TWO teardown


Chipworks just finished tearing down Microsoft’s KIN TWO handset and posted some interesting pictures and info. Surprisingly they found out that contrary to what was officially announced, the camera is not from OmniVision but from Sony (Sony IMX046 8 Mp Image Sensor). The KIN TWO also features a Qualcomm QSC6085 CDMA Processor alongside the nVidia Tegra APX2600. The Capacitive controller of the touch screen is a T1021A ClearPad Controller from Synaptics.

Source: ChipWorks

Kindle for Android coming soon


Amazon has just announced that the Kindle application is coming soon to Android. Here are the major feaure sna system requierements:

Read Kindle books on your Android phone

- Get the best reading experience available on your Android phone. No Kindle required
- Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
- Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
- Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible device
- Read in portrait or landscape mode
- Tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages

Shop for books in the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone

- Buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly
- Search and browse more than 500,000 books, including more than 96 of 110 New York Times bestsellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary
- Find New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99
- Get free book samples. Read the beginning of books for free before you decide to buy
- Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible mobile devices
- Kindle newspapers, magazines and blogs are currently not available on Kindle for Android

Technical Details

- Requires Android OS 1.6 or greater
- Requires an SD card
- Supports Droid Incredible, Google Nexus One, HTC MyTouch, Motorola CLIQ, Motorola Droid, and many more Android phones

With the release of the Android app this summer it would beintersting to see if Amazon announes a Windows Phone 7 this fall (it’s already available on the PC, Mac, iPhon, iPad, BlackBerry..).

Source: Amazon

Adobe provides list of showcase websites to test Flash 10.1 on Android


Adobe has just made available a list of Flash enabled websites that users can test on the Android handsets once they have installed the first public version of the Flash 10.1 plugin that will supposedly be showcased(an released) tomorrow during Google I/O alongside Froyo aka Android 2.2. The war against Apple has just begun and hopefully Adobe doesn’t screw this one up with a buggy plugin…Check out the dedicated website here. Here’s a video of the plugin in action on a Nexus One and Froyo in case you missed it last week.

Source: Adobe

Android slowly coming to the HTC HD2


The folks over at the XDA-Devs forums have been hard at work on porting Android to the HTC HD2 lately. The first is to a a Linux bootloader to work on the device and this is what the video below is all about. They’ve managed to playback a 720P video through it:

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