Posts Tagged ‘Android 2.1

Acer have officially unveiled the Acer Stream, the company’s latest Android smartphone. Running Android 2.1 Eclair on a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Stream has a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, HSDPA, Bluetooth and WiFi b/g/n. There’s also 512MB of RAM, 2GB of onboard storage (plus a microSD card slot) and a customized Acer UI.

A 5-megapixel camera can be used for 720p HD video recording, and there’s an HDMI port for hooking up your HDTV. Elsewhere Acer has stuffed in GPS, UPnP and DLNA compliance. The whole thing measures 11.2mm thick.

Specifications :

* 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor.
* 3.7 inch AMOLED touch-screen. (Sweet)
* 512 MB RAM.
* 5 MP camera.
* 720p HD quality video recording.
* HDMI port.
* A Customized Acer UI.
* Bluetooth.
* WiFi.
* 2 GB internal memory.
* 8 GB microSD card with maximum support upto 32 GB.

acer stream

[via Android Community]


Specification :


Weight: 118 grams (4.16 ounces) with battery

CPU Processing Speed

528 MHz

Power & Battery1

Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1300 mAh

Talk time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 440 mins
  • GSM: Up to 490 mins

Standby time:

  • WCDMA: Up to 690 hours
  • GSM: Up to 480 hours

  • 5 megapixel color camera
  • Auto focus and flash
  • Geotagging


  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Standard micro-USB
    (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

  • G-Sensor
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

HTC Widgets

  • Bookmarks, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, FM Radio, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Stocks, Weather, Settings (such as Profile, Ringtone, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), and more
  • Downloadable widgets

Social Networking

  • Facebook™ for HTC Sense
  • Friend Stream
  • Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter
  • Video sharing on YouTube™
  • HTC Peep for twittering

Special Features

  • HTC Caller ID that shows the caller’s Facebook status and a birthday reminder
  • App Sharing that lets you recommend apps straight from your phone
  • Full Flash support on the web browser
  • In-built, dimmable flashlight
  • Ringer that automatically lowers the ring volume when you lift up the phone or mutes when you flip the phone face down


Type: Capacitive touch screen with pinch-to-zoom capability
Size: 3.2 inches
Resolution: 240 x 320 QVGA


Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™


ROM: 512 MB
384 MB
Expansion slot:

  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Supports up to 32 GB

Network Bands2


  • HSDPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

Asia Pacific:

  • HSDPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

  • 3G:
    Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
    Up to 384 kbps upload speed
  • GPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading
  • EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g


  • Internet sharing through USB

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer
  • Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile

  • Gallery application for viewing photos and videos
  • Music
  • FM Radio
  • Audio supported formats:
    Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
    Recording: .amr
  • Video supported formats:
    Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv
    (Windows Media Video 9)
    Recording: .3gp

  • Internal GPS antenna
  • Google Maps
  • HTC Footprints™
Recommended Windows System  RequirementsRecommended Windows System Requirements4

  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP
  • HTC Sync Suite
[via HTC]

The first person 3D based shooting game ported to the first Android 2.1 phone and is running pretty smoothly.

quake 3 ported to nexus one

The installation instructions are posted at Google Open Source project

Comparatie iPhone OS 4 vs Windows Phone 7.

OS 4

OS 3.1.3

Phone 7

Mobile 6.5.3

Kernel Type OS X OS X Windows CE 6 Windows CE 5
Platform Adaptability Good Good Good Excellent
Platform Age Adolescent Adolescent Young Mature
First-party Enterprise Support Exchange Exchange Exchange Exchange
Wireless Tech GSM, WiFi GSM, WiFi GSM, CDMA, WiFi GSM, CDMA, WiFi
Screen Gestures Yes Yes Yes Limited
Screen Tech Capacitive Capacitive Capacitive Capacitive / Resistive
Multitouch Yes Yes Yes Yes
UI skinning Limited No No Yes
Input methods Virtual / external keyboards Virtual keyboard only Virtual / physical keyboards Virtual / physical keyboards, T9 / triple tap, character recognition
Notification style Modal pop-up, icon badge Modal pop-up, icon badge Unobtrusive banner / pop-up Modal pop-up
Contact integration / management Exchange ActiveSync, Mac OS Address Book, Google Sync Exchange ActiveSync, Mac OS Address Book, Google Sync Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync Exchange ActiveSync, Google Sync, Domino, BlackBerry
Multitasking Limited / managed No Limited / managed Yes
Copy / paste Yes Yes No Yes
Media support / ecosystem iTunes iTunes Zune None
Global search Yes Yes Yes No
Firmware updates Tethered Tethered Tethered, OTA Tethered, limited OTA
Browser Engine WebKit WebKit Trident (IE) Trident (IE)
Tethering Yes (varies by carrier) Yes (varies by carrier) Unknown Yes
Stereo Blutooth Yes Yes Yes Yes
SDK Availability / Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Official App Store Yes Yes Yes Yes
App Availability High High Low (unreleased) Medium
Native Applications Yes Yes No Yes
Unsigned Applications No No No Yes
On-Device App Management Excellent Good
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Sursa: Engadget

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