This probably came as a surprise to many given the relatively low hardware specification of the device but HTC just did a nice move and release Froyo aka Android 2.2 for the HTC Wildfire which is their super low-end entry level Android handset.
Update – HTC Wildfire (Android 2.2) Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update
Your phone will receive a notification of FOTA update when it is made available. Simply press OK to accept the update via a data connection such as Wi-Fi or GPRS/3G. After installing the update, you can confirm a successful update by confirming the Build number (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Software Information> Build number). The new Build number after the update will be 2.22.405.1. Update: Android 2.2 update. Note?Please back up your data first before upgrading your phone. We recommend using a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan to apply this update. If not, standard data connection charges may apply.
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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.
The HTC Legend has just passed the FCC’s certification and is probably going to be available on AT&T in the coming months. The devices test had the following; 850 and 1900MHz WCDMA bands so Rogers and AT&T the prime candidate to receive HTC’s latest mid-range Android phone.
Source: FCC via Engadget
HTC has just released an OTA firmware update fixing a rather important bug affecting the recently released HTC Legend. The bug in question prevented third-party application to have access to the camera functionality of the handset. The results was that several applications on the Android market were unavailable to the HTC Legend users (QIK, Google Goggles etc..).
Update – HTC Legend Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update
In our commitment to providing you with the best user experience, we are pushing out a new firmware update to your phone to enable apps that use the camera. Your phone will receive a notification of this update when it is made available. Simply press OK to accept the update via a data connection such as Wi-Fi or GPRS/3G. After installing the update, you can confirm a successful update by confirming the Software Number (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Software information> Software number). The new software number after the update will be 1.31.405.4 for an HTC phone. Note? We recommend using a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan to apply this update. If not, standard data connection charges may apply.
Brandon at Pocketnow has posted his review of the HTC Hero successor, the HTC Legend. The Legend runs Android 2.1 on Qualcomm MSM7227 clocked @ 600Mhz and packs 384MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The Legend is IMO the best entry-level Android handset on the market right now (it can be purchased Free with a contract in Europe right now!) and the uni-body aluminum chassis makes it one of the best designed/manufactured phone out there.
Paul O’Brein did it again! The HTC Legend and HTC Desire are now rooted and Paul is working on the system partion right now. XDA Chefs get ready!
Source: Paul O’ Brein
HTC Legend, HTC Desire, HTC HD2, HTC HD Mini
latest trio of handset is now available for pre-order on Amazon’s UK website right now (sim-free & unlocked). The Legend and Desire are shceduled to start shipping on April 1 and April 14th for the HD Mini. HTC’s top-of-the-line Android phone (HTC Desire
) will set you back £528.68, the HTC Legend
£399.9 and the finally £369.00 for the HTC HD Mini
Source: Amazon UK (Desire, Legend, HD Mini)
HTC Legend, HTC Desire, HTC HD2, HTC HD Mini
I had the chance to talk to HTC a couple of hours ago during their local HTC Legend/Desire/HD Mini presentation. There was obviously nothing new to learn (especially since I already got some hands-on action last week at the MWC). The only new piece of info I got was about the rumored DivX playback and 720P encoding capabilities of the HTC Desire (aka HTC Bravo). The answer I got was that DivX support will be added in a future update (they didn’t say much about 720P support but from the way it sounded it should be coming in the same update) because they didn’t have time to finalise the feature before launching the handset.
HTC HD2, HTC Desire, HTC HD Mini
The HTC Legend and HTC Desire are currently scheduled to launch in Spring (probably in March) and the HTC HD Mini in May. Check out my HTC Desire Review hereand don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.
I just did a quick hands-on with the HTC Legend
today. As you can see in the video there isn’t much of a difference between this device and the previously released HTC Hero
. The Legend does have a better screen (AMOLED) and is a tiny-bit snappier thanks to the Qualcomm MSM7227 So clocked at 600Mhz. the build quality is pretty good (HTC stepped their game up since the HTC HD2
in terms of robust build quality IMO)and you get some new widgets in the Sense
UI (the updated Sense UI will also become available on the HTC Hero via an update later this year).
The third and final phone that HTC announced today at MWC was the HTC Legend that we have seen several times in last couple of days. The HTC Legend is a refresh of the HTC Hero with an upgrade CPU (MSM 7227 @600mhz) and an AMOLED screen instead of the LCD TFT found on the Hero. I’ll grab some hands-on action later and post it here.
Netherlands’ KPN carrier seems to have jumped the gun by listing the upcoming HTC Legend on their website a few hours ago. There’s no doubt now that the Legend will be one of the handsets that HTC will officially unveiled next week at the MWC. KPN’s product page also notes that the device is expected to launch in March.
Source: KPN via Tweakers & Engadget
All those HTC Legend pictures are a sign that the handset is on its way to be officially launched next week at MWC. The specs of the device are exactly the same as those that were leaked a while ago (identical to the HTC Hero but with an AMOLED screen and MSM7227 @600Mhz).
We finally have some real live pictures of the HTC Legend Android smartphone. As you probably remember the HTC Legend is a sort-of an HTC Hero succesor with an optical trackpad (instead of the trackball) and a slightly higher specs CPU (MSM7227) @600Mhz. THe Legend will probably be officially announced nest week at MWC.
If the folowing User Agent profiles located on HTC’s MMS (server?) site are to be believed, HTC has no less than 7 Android handsets on the verge of being released:
HTC Espresso: QWERTY keyboard, 320×480 pixel display (here)
HTC Huangshan: No physical keyboard, 320×480 pixel display (here)
HTC Liberty: No physical keyboard, 320×480 pixel display (here)
HTC Halo: QWERTY keyboard version of the Tattoo (here)
HTC Paradise: QWERTY keyboard, 240×400 pixel display (here)
HTC Legend: No physical keyboard, 320×480 pixel display (here)
HTC Supersonic: No physical keyboard, 480×800 pixel display (here)
Source: HTCmms via CellPassion
The boys at AI.rs just posted a new redner of HTC‘s upcoming Android handset, the Legend. This new render shows the new aluminum color (the device will be sold in different colors I guess) and the volume rocker (with engraved +&-). Check out the previous render here
Nothing really exciting guys, just the HTC Nexus One (Google’s new Android dev phone) booting up…
Update: Here’s the second worthless video
Source: Thenexusone via Engadget
Slow news day so please forgive for posting this totally useless news. Here’s a shirt video of the Boot-up animation o the HTC Nexus One..yeah the colors look familiar…Windows logo…hold on..wait….look here. It’s sad day when blogs forget that Google‘s logo has similar colors to the Windows logo…since 1998 (they’ve now edited the story to say that Google uses the same colors after commenters complainde in their comments section).
Source: YouTube via Engadget
Well, here comes some new pictures of the HTC Nexus One
(or freakin’ Google Phone
as some want to call it..). As it’s been the case since the begining the desing looks kid of lame compared to HTC’s Windows Mobile offerings (especially the HD2
). You can also see that the device is running Android 2.1
but if this is to be believed
the device will only ship with Android 2.0.X. Google Phone or not Google Phone this whole thing is getting boring. The device has also passed the FCC and cleary shows that it’s compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.
Source: FCC via Engadget
Nothing really new here just a higher resolution render of the HTC Hero successor the HTC Legend. The highlight is obviously the replacement of the trackball by an optical touch sensor (like on the Omnia, Xperia X1/2 etc) and the higher clocked chipset (MSM7227 which is basically the same old thing as the MSM7201 unfortunately).