• Smart Bar: Japan Gets Another Special Android Handset

    Smart Bar: Japan Gets Another Special Android Handset

    First KDDI’s iida INFOBAR, then Sharp’s clamshell Android phone HYBRID oo7SH, and now the so-called Smart Bar [JP]: Japan is getting more and more specially designed Android handsets. As you can see on the pictures, the Smart Bar adopts the “traditional” candy bar form factor but is actually powered by Android Gingerbread. The device is manufactured by Huawei and will… Read More

  • Galaxy Tab Seven Will Run Gingerbread 2.3.4

    The original GalTab is a tough beast to love. It ran an outdated version of Android in the face of an onslaught of Honeycomb tablets (remember, this was November 2010 when it was launched) and everyone hated on it for being underpowered. Well, the next version should be a bit swifter and, more importantly, run an updated version of Android Gingerbread, 2.3.4. Read More

  • Gingerbread Rolling Out To Galaxy Tabs?

    Samsung Italia is alive with the sound of Gingerbread! It seems that the country is among the first to get the Android 2.3.3 update for the original 7″ Galaxy Tab. It’s rolling out via KIES, Samsung’s useful device management tool, but naturally there’s no word of it here in the states yet. Remain vigilant! You could load it yourself before now if you really wanted to… Read More

  • The Droid X Gingerbread Update Brings A Little But Welcome Fix To The Dock Clock Mode

    Huzzah! I loaded the leaked Gingerbread release on my Droid X last night and have fantastic news to report. The stupid colon doesn’t blink when the phone is docked now. Gingerbread as a whole is a tasty update, but this single change makes me a happy little boy. Before the colon would blink as quick as a strobe light. It was major distraction as the dock rests right between my two… Read More

  • Gingerbread coming to the Nexus One "in the coming weeks"

    Now, I have a pretty good idea that pretty much every Nexus One owner out there is overly eager for the Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) update to be pushed to their handsets. And now, in lieu of an actual date, we have a vague idea of the kind of wait you’re in for. According to Google’s Nexus Twitter account, you Nexus One owners will get the update “in the coming… Read More

  • Gingerbread coming soon to AOSP, geek hearts all aflutter

    The Android Open Source Project (known to the geekerati simply as AOSP), is where all the real Android action occurs. It’s the place where all the hard-at-work modders and ROM builders go to grab the Android source code, so that they can compile all those wonderful custom ROMs that you know and love so well. So, it’s not hard to imagine, then, that the period between the… Read More

  • Google Subtly Shows Off Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) On Video, No One Notices For A Week

    The original video got pulled… but someone re-uploaded it. If this goes down, hopefully we can find a more permanent source. Oh, Google Hong Kong — you tricksters. That video up above? Watch closely. Really, really closely. Well, skip all the iPhone stuff at the beginning, then watch closely. Notice the green and black status bar? The slightly modified buttons? The subtle tweaks in… Read More

  • Nexus S struts its Gingerbread curves for Mr Blurrycam

    Google/Samsung’s well-leaked follow up to the Nexus One — the Nexus S — has once again shown up in some super-secret spyshots, this time, however, we’re treated to a close-up look at its curved display. Yes, those wonderful folks over at XDA have managed to get their hands on some top-secret pics of the upcoming device, including the yet-to-be-announced Android… Read More

  • Twitter awash with Nexus One owners claiming to have received Gingerbread

    Now, this is firmly in the unconfirmed basket, as the only proof I’ve seen of an update reaching a Nexus one is the first part of a two-part upgrade, but some Twitter users are getting all a flutter, claiming that Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, has arrived on their device. Read More

  • A Tasty Game of Carcassonne

    I love Carcassonne. It’s a great board game, kind of like Civilization, that lets you build little cities, farm them, and simulate a medieval zoning board. Don’t get the Princess and the Dragon expansion pack, BTW, but everything else is cool. That said, cthulhia created an edible Carcassonne game for her own personal edification. The resulting boardgame was eaten almost… Read More