The floodgates are open and the Google Nexus One leaked images are beginning to pick up pace. The BGR shares two new shots, and while the picture after the cut does show the Android 2.1 smartphone's lusciously colorful 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen in action, we're more entranced by this side-on image comparing the Nexus One with the T-Mobile G1.
T-Mobile USA have confirmed that the Android 1.6 OS update is now being pushed out to owners of G1 and myTouch 3G handsets. The firmware is being delivered as an OTA (Over The Air) update, the release of which is staggered; there is unfortunately no way to prematurely trigger it, so thousands of Android users will have their eyes glued to their phones over the next few days.
Back when people were desperate to get their hands on the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, a pre-order event seemed a reasonable way to stoke the hype. Now that we're a few models down the line, T-Mobile USA's pre-announcement for a pre-order of the Motorola CLIQ smacks vaguely of desperation. As of October 19th, existing customers of the carrier will be able to order a CLIQ for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement, though they won't actually get their new phone until November 2nd when it goes on sale generally.
Since the HTC Hero debuted, owners of the company's existing Android smartphones have been wondering whether they'd see HTC Sense - the company's custom UI - released for their phones. Hopes were raised and then dashed back in June, when HTC confirmed that Sense would be available on certain devices, only those not "Google" branded; they've reiterated that at a Taiwan press conference, revealing that the unlocked HTC Magic will seen an update but the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and Vodafone HTC Magic will not.
As with every anticipated device coming out, there's always something to wait for, and with the TouchPro 2, the price has been something of question as it readies to make its presence known here stateside.
TeleNav have announced that, like the G1, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G is next in line for its subscription-based turn-by-turn navigation app. Available to download from August 5th - complete with a 30-day free trial available from the company's site, just to get you hooked - the software includes traffic/incident updates, automatic re-routes, POIs and gas prices, together with speech recognition for programming your destination and finding businesses.
T-Mobile UK have reconfirmed that they will be launching their version of the HTC Hero this month, and added that they will be again changing its name. Rather than the 3.2-inch touchscreen smartphone being known as the G1Touch, as originally suggested, it will now be called the T-Mobile G2 Touch.
Over at our Google-obsessed sibling site Android Community we've been keeping track of the latest efforts to put HTC Sense onto existing Android smartphones. After HTC's confirmation last week that "with Google" branded devices wouldn't be getting an upgrade to Sense, the company's latest enhanced UI, efforts to persuade leaked Hero ROMs to run on the HTC Magic and T-Mobile G1 redoubled; happily there are demo videos which show just how well these efforts have been going.
T-Mobile USA have officially announced the myTouch 3G, the carriers second Android-based smartphone and the follow-up to the T-Mobile G1. Based on the HTC Magic, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G features a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, UMTS/HSPA and WiFi b/g, as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera.
All of the usual Android applications are present, including Google Maps with Latitude and Street View, a messaging app supporting POP, IMAP and Exchange accounts, a media player supporting MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, OGG and RM files, and stereo Bluetooth A2DP. T-Mobile will also load the Sherpa app, featuring GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), onto the myTouch 3G, which promises to recognize patterns of use and offer suggestions based on past behaviours.
It's not just the Dash 3G that T-Mobile USA are talking about today. The carrier's usual PR preamble to the HTC Snap-rebrand announcement included confirmation that T-Mobile would "share more details about its next Android-powered phone" next week. That device is expected to be the myTouch 3G, also known as the HTC Magic.