HTC Flyer Honeycomb Android 3.2 update leaked

I have to give credit to HTC for sticking to their promise of updating the HTC Flyer to Honeycomb in a timely manner. The company is apparently on the verge of rolling out this massive update because a beta version of it has just find its way on the internet and can already be installed (painful process) if you own one and wish to mess around with your beloved tablet. As I noted in my HTC Flyer review the device initially shipped with Android 2.3 because Google required OEMs to use NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset on their tablets (their was no code compatible with other SoCs). Now that Android 3.X can be run on Qualcomm’s offerings HTC managed to make it working on the relatively modest single core MSM8255 clocked @ 1.5GHZ (the same one found in the HTC Titan and probably other high-end Mango handsets).

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The Marketplace has less unique applications than you thought

courtesy of J.Angel

Still wondering why I don’t bother posting about the total number of applications every time the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace reaches a certain milestone ? Well here’s a fairly good reason. Justin Angel actually took the time to download every application currently published on the Windows Phone Marketplace and came up with some really interesting statistics numbers. The best one is the following: 18 549. That’s the number of unique applications currently available for purchase/download (at the time he did his research) . This essentially means that out of 24 505 apps he downloaded, 6881 apps were clones.

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What you should expect from the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango handsets

I’ve been reading a lot of misguided comments lately following the unveiling of the HTC Radar and especially the HTC Titan. Things like “HTC should be ashamed to used a WVGA 4.7″ screen, the resolution is too low” or “It’s going to be more expensive that the Dual-Core HTC Sensation! HTC are cheap bastards for using the MSM8255 clocked @ 1.5GHZ” or “Waiting for the Mango version of the Samsung Galaxy S II”. Ring ring my beloved anonymous friends! HTC and all the other OEMs don’t have much control over what SoC is used, same for the screen resolution. You already know that if you’ve been closely following the platform since the beginning.

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