Android 2.3 Gingerbread

How Facebook fixed its Gingerbread Dalvik problem

How Facebook fixed its Gingerbread Dalvik problem

Facebook developers had faced many challenges when developing their app for older platforms like Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. When Facebook completely revamped its app last year to provide a better user experience, they discovered that the app did not play well with older Android devices. They discovered that the problem had to do with a program called "dexopt" which determines a fixed-size buffer called "LinearAlloc" of apps installed on a specific device. While the buffer size is 8 or 16 MB in size for newer Android versions like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, its only 5 MB in the older versions.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 leaks in model photo

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 leaks in model photo

It would appear that the next generation Amazon tablet has been "leaked", so to speak, via a photo of its smaller iteration's front side. This photo was sent to The Verge by an anonymous donor who has not been specific about the details. There's apparently two different models in the pipeline, one 7-inch model and one 10-inch model, and a new streamlined user interface in the mix as well.

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MetroPCS continues 4G LTE assault with Coolpad Quattro

MetroPCS continues 4G LTE assault with Coolpad Quattro

A brand new smartphone has been revealed by the folks at MetroPCS complete with mid-range specifications for those looking to keep their pocketbooks full while they access 4G LTE data speed. This device is the Coolpad Quattro 4G, and it's one of two 4G LTE-capable smartphones on the carrier this summer. This device works with a 4-inch display, single-core 1GHz processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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T-Mobile Concord hits 4G network for cheap

T-Mobile Concord hits 4G network for cheap

This week the folks at T-Mobile have announced a new smartphone for their 4G network with a low price and manufacturing done by none other than up-and-comer ZTE. This smartphone works with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a lovely 3.5-inch touchscreen display, and has a 2-megapixel camera on the back. The highlight of this little beast is the fact that it'll be available on a variety of contracts through T-Mobile and various retail partners.

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Nikon COOLPIX S800c Android camera gets video demo

Nikon COOLPIX S800c Android camera gets video demo

If you're not quite sure what the Nikon COOLPIX S800c Android-powered camera is all about, you're not alone - that's why Nikon has created a simple-to-swallow demo video for your convenience. This video has the same nerd on both sides of a black line, busting out a COOLPIX S800c in one instance to take a photo of a stray parrot perched on a porch, and a nondescript smartphone in the other. The point here is to show how it's simpler to take photos with a camera running Android than it is to use a smartphone running the same OS.

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Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G brings low-spec to LTE

Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G brings low-spec to LTE

The device you're about to have a rundown of is called the Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G, and if you're destined to work with US Cellular, this might be your handset of choice. While it might seem strange that the manufacturer would release another smartphone for $70 less than its hero device, the Samsung Galaxy S III, on the same carrier that already carries that hero, it has happened - here's the proof! This device works with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a 1GHz single-core processor.

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Nikon Coolpix S800c Android-based camera appears in photos

Nikon Coolpix S800c Android-based camera appears in photos

Before the official announcement that this device even exists, Nikon appears to have had a bit of a leak occur with the Coolpix S800c, their first Android-based shooter. This device is expected to have a 4.5-54 mm lens, a 3.5-inch OLED display, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread - and an announcement date of August 22nd. What we're seeing today thanks to Nikon Rumors is a couple of devices, perhaps iterations of the same model, showing off what this next-generation device will look like.

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ZTE Kis landing on Virgin Media today for £49.99

ZTE Kis landing on Virgin Media today for £49.99

ZTE’s phones have proved popular at the lower end of the market, and the company is launching another handset in conjunction with Virgin Media in the UK. The ZTE Kis will be available for £49.99 on Pay As You Go, offering a 3.5-inch 480x320 screen, 800Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of storage with a microSD card slot, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom.

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Orange San Diego Review

Orange San Diego Review

It’s taken a long time for Intel’s smartphone plans to come to fruition. The company has demoed its processors in mobile devices at several CES events in the past, but has struggled to bring them to market. This year, however, Intel came prepared, announcing a partnership with several manufacturers and carriers that would see Intel’s Medfield platform finally making its way into consumers hands. The first phone was the Lava Xolo X900, released in India in May, while the United Kingdom has been graced with the Orange San Diego, previously known as the Santa Clara. So, how does the pairing of Intel and Android hold up? Find out after the jump.

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Orange San Diego Hands-On

Orange San Diego Hands-On

Orange and Intel unveiled the Orange San Diego here in London today, and we had a chance to go hands-on with the freshly announced device. Not much has changed about the handset since the last time we saw it, except for the new moniker and the inclusion of Orange’s modifications to Android. If you’ve handled an Orange San Francisco or Orange Monte Carlo before, then you know what to expect.

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