No Sony Ericsson Windows Phone 7 device in the near future

With all the buzz that Windows Phone 7 is getting lately it’s only normal to see investors and analysts wondering if Sony Ericsson is going to launch a WP7 device anytime soon. Unfortunately Chief Executive Bert Nordberg told Dow Jones Newswires that Sony Ericsson has no plans to launch any Windows Phone 7 device before Christmas. This is consistent with what we have heard before from the company. Windows Phone 7 is on the roadmap but nothing is set in stone yet. Sony Ericsson is still heavily focusing on Android for the time being.

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Android 2.2 / Froyo for the Samsung Galaxy S finally released

Samsung has finally released the official Froyo /Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S today, exactly one month later than it was originally scheduled/promised to launch. Unfortunately if you have a carrier branded device you will have to wait a bit longer for you mobile operator to screw a bit with the rom and release it. Thankfully the wait is apparently worth it according to the list of new features and bug fixes announced by Samsung:

•Android 2.2 JIT compiler
•Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
•New Android Market with auto-updating
•Speed improvements
•Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
•Improved default keyboard
•Quick links to “GPS” and “Auto rotation” toggles on notification bar added
•Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
•Colored icons in settings
•GPS Fix
•Colored settings icons
•Media Hub
•Darker menu theme, navy blue color
•Better Exchange support
•Video records in MP4 format
•New Search widget
•New Gmail application

Full Press Release after the break:

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