Motorola is Focusing on Android for Now, Talks About Tablets & HTC

Co-CEO of Motorola, Sanjay Jha, decided to open up in regards to just about anything that his company might be thinking about for the future, which included HTC, tablets (of course), and where he and his company stand on that proprietary Operating System (OS) he mentioned a few months back. There's not a lot that we didn't see coming, and definitely no surprises here, but nevertheless it's always good to hear it coming from a company's Chief Executive, rather than the rumor mill.

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Android 2.2 Froyo on Nexus One Right Now Isn’t the Official Release

To anyone out there that's running Android 2.2 right now, what's being lovingly called Froyo by Google and everyone else, you're probably having some pretty smooth sailing right now. And with that smooth sailing, and all those bundled features for your heart's content, you probably assumed that this was the final build from Google that got pushed out to some Nexus Ones last week. That's apparently not the case, if a Google employee is to be believed.

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Motorola Droid Will Receive Android 2.2 in the Near Future

You have to love the careful wording of any company out there. But, to be honest, this one from Motorola seems to ring a little differently. Almost like a different tone. Maybe that's just because we have way too much faith, or hope. Either way, we reached out to Motorola, looking for a comment pertaining to future updates to their devices and how that all relates to Android 2.2, or Froyo if you prefer. And believe it or not, it's good news.

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The Daily Slash: May 20th 2010

Only 11 more days left in the month, and today marked a pretty loud, and impressive, announcement from Google. Of course, there's just 11 more days in the month, and that means June's getting closer and closer. And we all know what's coming in June. Tonight though, in typical Daily Slash fashion, we'll focus on what else happened out there today. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a report card with some pretty impressive statistics, and Versace has a new phone out (it's "unique"). And then in the Dredge 'Net, Steve Jobs isn't a fan of WebM, the white iPhone HD looks very sleek when it's rendered, and it looks like the AT&T Pre Plus has been given an unlock.

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WiFi tethering spotted in Android 2.2 Froyo

If we weren't already excited by the prospect of a faster smartphone experience when Android 2.2 Froyo arrives, the news that the updated OS packs native tethering support would be enough to get us chomping at the bit.  According to TechCrunch, Android 2.2 will deliver not only USB tethering - allowing for a wired hook-up from your phone to a netbook, notebook or other device - but WiFi hotspot functionality, basically turning your device into a MiFi-style mobile router.

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The Daily Slash: April 21st 2010

Welcome to the most recent hump day edition of the Daily Slash. It's the middle of the week and we're sure you're pining to get your feet firmly planted to the end of the week, but until we get there, at least you've got us. Tonight's edition is pretty lengthy, at least in one part, but we promise it's worth it. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got a whole laundry list of new devices from Dell, then iPads being used in the medical field, and finally a huge piece of bad news for the HTC Hero. And then in the dredge 'net, we've got Android running on the iPhone, a washing machine, and then Microsoft pitching some live TV ideas.

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