Froyo

AT&T Looks to Pantech for $69 Android Smartphone

Pantech’s Crossover, the company’s first Android smartphone for the U.S., arrives June 5 on AT&T. For $69 with contract, one can’t expect too much power, but the 3G handset has some advanced features such as mobile hotspot support. Can it compete against the $49 iPhone 3GS?

HTC Incredible 2 for Verizon Arrives April 28

Verizon Wireless today announced an April 28 launch for the HTC Incredible 2, a successor to one of the carrier’s most popular Google Android handsets from last year. Although the handset can’t use Verizon’s 4G network, it may appeal to frequent travelers due to GSM support.

Finally! Samsung Launches a 32 GB Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab

Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab has long been tied to carriers due to the integrated mobile broadband radio but Samsung is finally introducing a device free from carrier contracts. Priced at $349, the Wi-Fi device launches on April 10 and includes an internal storage boost to 32GB.

LG Optimus and the Rise of the Cheap Androids!

Can a $30 Android smartphone compete with high-end devices costing five times more? Provided you can give up some performance and a few advanced features, it definitely can. The LG Optimus T represents a future filled with low-priced Android smartphones for current feature phone users.

Review: T-Mobile’s G2 Is Tops for T-Mobile’s Network

Two years after the original G1 handset, T-Mobile’s G2 improves in every way: from the newest version of Google Android to a high resolution touchscreen and an extremely usable slide-out QWERTY keyboard. At $199 and with support for T-Mobile’s fast 3G network, the G2 is excellent.

Review: T-Mobile’s G2 Is Tops for T-Mobile’s Network

Two years after the original G1 handset, T-Mobile’s G2 improves in every way: from the newest version of Google Android to a high resolution touchscreen and an extremely usable slide-out QWERTY keyboard. At $199 and with support for T-Mobile’s fast 3G network, the G2 is excellent.

Android This Week: Froyo for EVO; Top 5 Widgets

Stories this week: Sprint will be the first carrier to offer the Android 2.2 update to owners of the EVO 4G beginning next week. A list of top widgets will extend the utility of your Android phone. The Sprint store goes live in the Android Market.

Everything You Need to Know About Android 2.2, aka Froyo

Google today released the final version of Android 2.2, aka Froyo, to Nexus One devices through an over-the-air update. But what’s does Froyo bring the table and which phones will see the newest version of Android? Here’s everything you need to know about Froyo.

My First Bite Of Froyo Is Tasty

After using Android 2.1 — and some custom ROMs — for the past five months, I’m impressed overall with Android 2.2, aka: Froyo. The user interface provides nice enhancements and the system is slightly faster. Here are some hands on thoughts from the past day.

Android 2.2 May Deliver More Performance, Less Fragmentation

A leaked build of Android 2.2 shows benchmark gains of up to 450 percent for Android applications. With a JIT compiler for Android’s Dalvik VM, even older Android handsets could see better performance. This and fragmentation reduction efforts are expected at next week’s Google I/O event.