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Facebook for Android 1.6 adds video upload capability

Facebook has updated its app for Android users with a cool new feature. The latest version of the app is 1.6 and it will operate on Android devices running 1.5 and up. The biggest new feature of the update is that users can now upload video to their Facebook profile using version 1.6. The app also has several other updates that are included. The new updates include news feed improvements and limited support for pages.

Samsung Behold 2 for T-Mobile Android 1.6 Update Pulled

If you're the (proud) owner of a Samsung Behold 2, then you know all about the chaos that happened when the manufacturer declared Android 1.6 was as good as it would get for updates. But, it's better than nothing. Then again, you may look at it another way, and of course we can't stop you. If you did get the update to Android 1.6, and you noticed that your device was suddenly having some signal issues, you actually aren't the only one. In fact, it was happening enough that T-Mobile USA felt the need to pull the update completely.

Samsung Behold II for T-Mobile Getting Android 1.6 on June 28th, Rumors Suggest

The debacle that is the update schedule (or, lack of a schedule, really) for the Samsung Behold II is something that we covered just a few weeks for you. And, while we do admit that it's not very good news for Behold II owners out there that were expecting to get Android 2.x, we do have to say that at least they're getting an upgrade at all. After all, considering the Samsung Moment probably did world's better sales wise for Sprint than the Behold II did for T-Mobile, it wouldn't have surprised us if they just looked over the Behold II completely.

VIA’s WonderMedia Android 1.6 tablet

When we first heard about VIA Wonder Media’s entrance into to the Android tablet market, at the time there were no pictures or specs of any of the devices. Now we at least know what they will look like thanks to our friends over at Engadget. They caught on video a few of them hanging out at VIA’s booth at this year’s Computex expo.

Samsung Behold II is Getting Android 1.6

Samsung came under fire the last couple of days because of their Behold II handset, which launched on T-Mobile USA a few months back. When it did launch, it did so with Android 1.5, and as you're probably more than aware, that put the handset at a big disadvantage as the months rolled by, and Google released applications that could only be utilized with the 1.6 version. And, of course, then came Android 2.x.

Android 1.6 Donut finally hits Archos 5 Internet Tablet

Archos have again released the Android 1.6 Donut firmware update for their Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  This marks the second attempt for the company, who briefly released an update back in December 2009 before promptly yanking it over a "major issue" with the web browser. The update brings with it all of the non-cellular improvements we're used to seeing in Android 1.6: a new Quick Search feature and improved power management are likely the two biggest draws for Archos 5 owners.  However there's also improvements in media file support, a new version of the ThinkFree Mobile documents viewer, and better UPnP support over WiFi.  There's a full changelog here. [via Twitter]

Archos Pulls Android 1.6 Update, Blames “major issue” with the Web Browser

Although is not a smartphone, you might remember the Archos 5 MID, which was recently found at "The Shack" (Radio Shack) been sold for $249.99. The device was supposed to get an update to Android 1.6 (Donut), but right after the update was released, Archos pulled it. Right after the happy owners of the Archos 5 Android Internet Tablet received the good news about the Android 1.6 firmware update to their devices, they got some bad news from Archos support:
Sorry! We wanted to release our new firmware based on Android 1.6 “Donut” for Christmas. Unfortunately, we found a last-minute major issue with the Web Browser. For this reason we prefer delaying the release of a few days, until it is fixed.
The update version 1.6.08, was supposed to upgrade the Android OS on the Archos MID to Donut by this Christmas. Now, the owners of the device might have to set for a late Christmas present until January 2010. Yes, we know is not too long, but that doesn't make this any better for those who were excited to get the update. Some of the major changes to the tablet with the new firmware are: the addition of a quick search box, a power control widget, a battery usage indicator screen, native support for WVGA screens, and support for VPN. It also improved video playback on SD and HD resolutions. [Via SlashGear]

Google Maps Navigation Available for Android 1.6 as an Update, no Rooting Required

Recently, the folks over at xda-developers.com had figured out a way to make Google Maps Navigation Beta to work on a T-Mobile G1 by hacking into it. This time Google has officially announced that those who are using Android 1.6 or higher will be able to use Google Navigation Maps. As you already know, Google Maps Navigation is an internet-connected GPS system with voice guidance and automatic rerouting, that runs off your mobile phone. On this update you'll find the new Layers feature, which lets you overlay geographical information on the map. You can also view My Maps, Transit lines, Wikipedia articles about places, and more. Google wants you to have a happy Thanksgiving, so if you are traveling, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of Google Maps Navigation in your car. Is still missing some 2.0 features, and it still works only in the US, but many will be happy to have this helpful feature on their Android phones. Enjoy!

Android 1.6 going OTA to G1 and myTouch 3G

Android 1.6 is currently being pushed out to T-Mobile USA subscribers, the carrier has confirmed, with myTouch 3G and G1 users told to expect a message on their handset alerting them to the new OS version.  Delivered as an OTA (over the air) update, OS 1.6 brings with it a refresh of the Android Market - complete with screenshots and more information - and a new, universal search feature.
"The rollout of Android 1.6 (Donut) to T-Mobile's G1 and myTouch 3G customers is now underway. The over-the-air update will be delivered to all G1 and myTouch customers in the coming days." T-Mobile USA statement
OS 1.6 also supports more screen resolutions, beyond the native HVGA of current handsets, as well as CDMA devices.  However those improvements won't make any difference to either the myTouch 3G (aka the HTC Magic) or the T-Mobile G1.  The update comes shortly after HTC updated their developers' handset with a build of 1.6, intended for coders to test their wares on the newly refreshed OS. Unfortunately, there's no way to prematurely trigger the new software, owners can only wait for their phones to flag up the update.  We'd be interested in hearing how Android Community users are finding OS 1.6, so let us know in the comments if your device has updated. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRFkLKRwFw[/youtube]

HTC Dev Phone gets Android 1.6 firmware

Android OS 1.6 for developers has been released, though frustratingly you'll need an Android Developer Phone - aka one of HTC's patterned, unlocked Dreams - in order to install it.  The release gives developers an opportunity to get to grips with the latest build of Android, prior to OS 1.6 being pushed to consumer devices. Android 1.6 brings with it support for alternative screen sizes, CDMA support and a new text-to-speech engine.  There's also a new scaling algorithm, which means that developers may not have to rework their core software in order to suit different sized displays. Even if you have a standard, unlocked Dream it will need to have the original factory bootloader (hboot 0.95.3000) or a development bootloader that supports fastboot in order to install the new build.  We're expecting to see hacks putting 1.6 onto regular devices soon, but for most users you're probably better off waiting until an official OS release. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBRFkLKRwFw[/youtube]
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