this week, analysts
announced that Android OS is now the smartphone market
leader, despite critics charges that the ubiquitous operating
system is too fragmented for consumers to stick with it.
This fragmentation is evident in today's Android news.
Moto Droid X, Verizon's 4.3" answer to Sprint's HTC EVO 4G,
is slated to receive Android 2.2 "Froyo" in
to a rep on a Motorola support forum:
Droid X users are experiencing an issue using Exchange 2003 email.
Though the email is arriving on the Droid X, no notifications are
appearing. A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to
Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September.
X had previously received a minor upgrade fixing some early bugs
shortly after it launched last month, at the same time that the
for the HTC Incredible was announced. As of press time, 2.2 for
the Incredible is only available as a leak, available
here, with an official OTA update rumored to be coming very soon.
while we're on the topic of leaked ROMs, the EVO 4G has had its share
before it received the official
OTA update earlier this week. Engadget reported that
early adopters who updated to the first Froyo build (.3) discovered
on HTC's servers had installed a non-final build. But a user on XDA
updated .6 RUU, which should solve any problems. Please note,
however, that this update will wipe all user data from your phone –
so if you want a non-destructive update, you may want to wait for
HTC's official fix.
is reported that AT&T will be launching the Sony Ericsson
Xperia X10 sometime between now and the middle of September. While
this handset was worth drooling over when it was announced last year,
the Android landscape has evolved so much so that there is little on
this device that demands attention -- especially when you consider
that it will most likely launch with Android 1.6.