Android 2.3.4 was released a while ago, but not for all Android phones. It was first released for the Samsung Nexus S , the Nexus One and then was distributed to a few others. However, because of the complete code being open source, developers started developing Custom ROMs for devices that were not given this update. Android 2.3.4 brings some new features such as Google Talk Video Chat. That’s one of the main reasons why people want to try this build and also for other bug fixes.
Since then, Android 2.3.5 has also been released and like it’s previous update, it wasn’t rolled out to all the phones. The only way to try out these latest builds were to root your Android phone and then install a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod.
Android 2.3.4 also came with Sense 3.5 on the HTC Bliss, which was released recently. It’s beautiful, we all have to admit, and has paved a path to all the latest home screen widgets and customization’s. It was leaked last month along with the Bliss and it showed some new improvements in the UI, such as two dedicated buttons to the Menu and Dialer just below the enlarged weather app. Sense 3.5 was also made to run on mid range HTC phones, as opposed to normally being made for high-end smartphones. Check out the screenshots after the break.
No worries you HTC owners, specially if you happen to have the Desire HD/S or Evo 4G. All three of these HTC phones have been introduced to Sense 3.5 by some special geeks over at XDA developers. Like always. If you’re not afraid of flashing your phone, then you should certainly give it a try.
You can visit the thread over at XDA developers and try this new version of Sense out. It should soon be available for other HTC phones as well. We’ll keep you updated.
Do you prefer the Sense UI or the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI?
After the huge success of HTC Wildfire, HTC has launched HTC Wildfire S which has hit the stores yesterday i.e 25th May 2011. The phone which is mainly targeted with the launch of this phone might be Samsung Galaxy Ace.
HTC Wildfire S, is the successor to the original Wildfire and is a really nice budget phone with all those awesome features of a powerful smartphone. Like all HTC phones, this doesn’t look quite different either. Hmmm.. so what is the difference between Wildfire and Wildfire S? The first thing you’ll notice is that the name now has a capital S next to Wildfire. Then there’s the slightly redesigned body, plus this has Bluetooth 3.0 and a 70Mhz faster processor and Gingerbread 2.3.
HTC Wildfire S comes with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and of course, HTC Sense.
600 Mhz processor with 512MB of RAM.
A 5 megapixels camera with auto focus, LED flash and geo-tagging.
3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It is light and weighs only 105 grams.
512 MB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded using microSD memory card.
3.5 mm stereo audio jack, G-Sensor, Digital compass, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor. 3G, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v3.0 are available.
It has a 1230 mAh Lithium-ion battery
This phone is priced around Rs. 14,000 which might give it an edge over its competitor (rumoured) phone, Samsung Galaxy Ace. The HTC Wildfire was a huge success, and for the price it was available that was something really good. I don’t think Rs. 14,000 is a bad price at all, and I reckon the Wildfire S will certainly start a Wildfire, once again.
So, what do you think about this phone? Would you buy it? Do comment.
HTC has recently(28th April 2011) launched one of the most awaited phones –> HTC Droid Incredible 2. HTC Droid Incredible 2 has been launched by Verizon Wireless. This is the latest smart phone from HTC. It has a light weight of 135 grams and its resolution is 480 x 800 pixels with a display of 4 inch LCD screen. It has a capacitive touch screen with multi-touch, light sensor and proximity sensor. It uses Android 2.2(Froyo). It has a 1.1 GB Storage and 768 Mb RAM which is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card. Bluetooth, EDGE, Wi-Fi, USB v2.0 and 3.5 mm connector is available.
It has got a 1 Ghz processor. It has a 8 megapixels rear camera with auto focus, face detection, geo tagging and a 1.3 megapixels front-facing camera. It has a 1540 mAh battery with a talk time of 6.50 hours and a standby time of 361 hours.
Now, let me summarize the above.
1. It has a light weight of 135 grams and its resolution is 480 x 800 pixels with a display of 4 inch LCD screen. 2. It has a capacitive touch screen. 3. It uses Android 2.2(Froyo). 4. It has a 1.1 GB Storage and 768 Mb RAM which is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card. 5. Bluetooth, EDGE, Wi-Fi, USB v2.0 and 3.5 mm connector is available. 6. It has a 8 megapixels rear camera with auto focus, face detection, geo tagging and a 1.3 megapixels front-facing camera. 7. It has got a 1 Ghz processor. 8. It has a 1540 mAh battery with a talk time of 6.50 hours and a standby time of 361 hours.
The price of this phone is $199 and is yet to release in India.
HTC phones have been wildly affected by the Android evolution and after the fall of Windows Mobile they have been introducing almost all of their phones with the Android OS. That’s a good thing, since Android has revolutionized the mobile phone and tablet industry in so many ways. Many new phones have been recently introduced by HTC that have some truly amazing hardware and specifications. Some of them like the HTC Desire series and the Incredible S which were recently introduced come with Android OS 2.1 and 2.2 respectively.
As Android recently updated it’s latest version Gingerbread to version 2.3.3, it’s wise that HTC also up the ante of Gingerbread and give it’s users something new to munch on. So recently HTC announced that it’s Desire range of phones and the newly launched Incredible S will soon be given the Gingerbread treatment. Also HTC will also be launching the Desire S and Wildfire S with Gingerbread 2.3. There’s no actual date mentioned for the Gingerbread update, but a HTC personal told SlashGear;
We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2.
So stay tuned as we’ll let you know when it goes live.