Tag Archives: 1.5

1st Android car stereo still not available from Parrot

Rating: Stealth launches in London & Madrid

There’s been something of a stealth launch for the world’s first Android powered car stereo system – the Asteroid from France’s Parrot. Hacks in both London and Madrid were shown the device but we suspect most of them were from the automotive Press. Parrot claims to have put two years into developing this device but is probably a bit embarrassed because when it finally ships it will be employing the Cupcake (1.5) version of Android not Gingerbread (2.3). You’ll also have to submit your Asteroid apps through Parrot initially. Never mind, we do have a vague price of €299/£299/$430. Plus a possible mid-May shipping date. Continue reading

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ZTE quietly releases Éclair source code

Rating: Includes code for ZTE Androids like Racer and Blade

It’s very difficult to predict the implications but GoMo News made the totally unexpected discovery that Chinese handset giant, ZTE, has been quietly releasing the Éclair source code for a number of its Android handsets. The list includes several handsets which are readily available in Europe including the ZTE Racer and Blade models. These are highly competitively priced handsets which should now be upgradeable from Android 1.6 (Donut) to 2.1 (Éclair). It’s now just a question of tracking down the instructions. Continue reading

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