Official shipping HTC EVO 4G ROM available for download

The shipping ROM of the HTC EVO 4G has now been leaked. The RUU_Supersonic_1.32.651.1_Radio_1.39.00.04.26_release_171253.exe file is the official ROM present on the devices that will go on sale on June 4th (and probably originates from one the handsets offered yesterday during Google I/O). You can grab the file here. I guess that the next logical step will be an attempt to port this ROM to the HTC HD2.

Source: Conflipper

Yahoo and Nokia poised to unveil “Project Nike” on Monday

Today Yahoo has sent out an invitation for a press event scheduled on Monday in New York that reads:

Please join Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz for an exciting announcement about providing global consumers with rich online and mobile experiences, and bringing forward a new era in keeping consumers connected.

According to BoomTown’s sources this will the the announced of a deal to build Yahoo’s mail, search (err Bing?) and other services into some of Nokia‘s handsets. The deal is apparently named “Project Nike” and has been in the work for a while now (even before the Microsoft / Yahoo search deal). I will be interesting to see if this deal affects Nokia devices sold worldwide or only in the US. If it’s the later then it unfortunately wouldn’t mean much fro Yahoo in light of Nokia’s current marketshare in North America and given that Yahoo search is soon going to be powered by Bing the Redmond software giant will probably in some way be involved.

Source: Yahoo via BoomTown

HTC: Only some of the handsets released in 2010 will be upgraded to Android 2.2

This was expected and it has now been confirmed by HTC that only some of their handsets released this will get an upgrade to Android 2.2 aka Froyo. On the short list are: the HTC Desire, the HTC Incredible, HTC EVO 4G and the Google Nexus One. As you can see all three devices are SnapDragon based, this is because Flash 10.1 (which is bundled in Android 2.2) requires a Cortex A8 CPU and all other Adnroid devices like the HTC Legend and HTC Wildfire are ARM11. The release of the upgrade isn’t expected until the second half of the year (at the earliest) and the EVO 4G will probably ship with Android 2.1 next month.

Source: PocketLint

Android for the iPhone 3G available for download

The Android port for the iPhone 3G that was shown on video 2 weeks ago is now available for download. If you are brave a enough you can try to install iDroid after downloading the 40Mb files and following the complex “how to install Android on the iPhone 3G” instruction located here.

Although this port does everything that you expect your smartphone to be able to do, it isn’t usable for day-to-day activities just yet–I haven’t implemented any power-management functions, so a fully charged iPhone running Android will last only an hour or so.

A few bugs and performance issues remain, too, so while the phone will be usable, it won’t be fast. If you do something unexpected (such as forcing the iPhone off), there is a small chance that you may end up restoring your device. However, it is impossible for any bugs to brick or disable your iPhone permanently.

Source: PCWorld