HTC announced several new Android-based devices today, starting their updated lineup of phones from the HTC Desire series – HTC Desire S.
HTC Desire S has been announced at MWC’11 which is powered by the Qualcomm’s new 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor and now has a 3.7-inch display screen.
Adobe yesterday released the final version of Flash Player 10.1 for Android. Flash Player 10.1 has been in beta since its announcement at the Google I/O in May, but they finally released Flash Player 10.1 yesterday.
Flash Player 10.1 doesn’t show any major improvement in performance since the its beta 3 release, but it sure is a lot more slicker than before.
Frustrated with the poor battery life of your HTC Desire? Well, we all are. Even the Nexus One users are going through the same.
HTC Desire posted a rather ridiculous (but working) trick long back on how you can boost your HTC Desire’s battery life. The same goes for the HTC Evo too. It’s ridiculous, because it involves charging your phone, then turning it off, then again charging and then turning it on and then again charging – Weird, eh?
HTC confirmed the rumours today of their own display technology which is called Super LCD. SLCD screens will go head to head with the AMOLED display screens.
HTC said they will be replacing the AMOLED screens of HTC Desire and Nexus One with the new SLCDs. HTC has not shown any demo units with the new screens, so we’re not yet sure how better/worse they will be.
The wait for Android 2.2 operating system to be supported officially by HTC on its Desire smartphone through an over-the-air update is getting longer and longer by each passing second. Hackers and Linux developers are now constantly coming up with builds of Android 2.2 which can be easily ported and run efficiently on the HTC Desire before the OTA update comes flying in to Desire users.
Rumors about HTC releasing another high end smartphone based on Googleâ€™s Android operating system are in the air for quite some time. It is now somewhat clear that the rumored phone, dubbed as the HTC Ace will be released under its new alias, Desire HD. Like the currently available HTC Desire, the Desire HD (or Ace as you may still want to call it) will be a high end device from HTC, with features resembling that of the HTC EVO 4G. It is also being improvised that the Desire HD might be a European version of the EVO 4G, with users enjoying everything what the EVO 4G promises to offer except the 4G connectivity.
HTC Desire is one of HTCâ€™s smartphones in line to receive the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system over-the-air (OTA) upgrade in the near future. Whatâ€™s different from the OTA updates the HTC Nexus One users are receiving right now is the fact that the upgrade which HTC Desire users will receive will also have bundled HTCâ€™s slick looking new user interface (UI) for its smartphones. This doesnâ€™t end here as the new upgrade will see Desireâ€™s camera having the support to shoot and record 720p HD movies as well. Support for Adobeâ€™s Flash will also serve as an icing on the cake.
After Google Nexus One, HTC Desire will be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo Update in almost 2 weeks, according to HTC support. A user on XDA Developers forum received an email from HTC Support which confirmed that the new 2.2 Froyo update for HTC Desire will be released in 2 weeks and will fix many issues that were present in the previous firmware. It will also update flash player and will resolve any issues experienced by users when trying to work with Flash content.
HTC Desire root is now available for download which gives you full file (root) access on your Android 2.1.
Paul from Modaco forums has also posted some details on the limitations of this root and has also posted instructions and requirements to perform this on your HTC Desire.