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AT&T on works to launch HTC Fiesta

A couple of months back, there had been reports that Google plans to launch 15-20 Android devices by the end of this year. Also, there were reports that 50% of HTC phones releasing next year, would come loaded with Android. Both these news seem to be fruitifying now. Almost every day, news of some or the other Android device in the making crops up. Now, according to AndroidGuys, AT&T is working on an Android-powered device, the HTC Fiesta.

The speculated specs of the device are :

  • ARM11 Processor
  • Phone Keypad
  • 240×320 Display
  • MIDI, AAC, MP3, 3GP, OGG.

Having a look at the specs, it makes me suppose that this would be a low-end device, targeting the masses. Will it have touch screen ? And, will it have features like inbuilt GPS ? Possible! Moreover, we have no news about the pricing or the release date of the device.

So, are you already eyeing this device ? Just stay glued to GAndroidmix and we will keep you abreast with any further details regarding the phone.

[via AndroidGuys]

August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments More

How To : Downgrade or Upgrade the firmware (RC) version on T-Mobile G1

There are many occasions when one needs to downgrade/upgrade the firmware version on his/her T-Mobile G1. For example, to get root access on your G1, you need to have RC 29 (for the US version) or RC 7(for the UK version). But, if you have a device with a higher firmware, you need to downgrade to RC 29 or RC 7.

Here are the steps that you need to follow. But, perform these steps at YOUR OWN RISK, because if something goes wrong, your phone can be bricked forever.

  1. Use a micro SD card, that has been formatted with FAT 32 mode.
  2. Download the firmware version you wish to install. Rename the downloaded zip file to update.zip. Place the file in the root folder of your micro SD card, and put the card in your device.
  3. Turn the device power off.
  4. Keep the Home+End button pressed until you see the T-Mobile G1 logo.
  5. Now, press Alt+L on your keyboard.
  6. Now, press Alt+S to begin the update process on your device.
  7. Carefully follow the instructions on your screen. Then, press Home+Backspace button to finish the process.
  8. Your device will reboot a few times, to completely flash your device with the new firmware.

To check, if your new firmware has been flashed, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone. Scroll down to the Build Number. If it reads the firmware you just flashed, then the update has been performed correctly.

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June 27, 2009 | 2 Comments More

Dell to release an Android phone!

Dell may be busy working on releasing a phone based on the mighty Android platform.

dell-android-phone

Although the photo is very blurry, we have heard similar rumors earlier too. A couple of years back, Dell used to make Windows Mobile devices, but none of them had the phone feature. When they were leaving the Windows Mobile market, Dell hinted that they would make a return to the mobile market, but with a connected device. This new rumor has created a lot of buzz as it may be the sign of Dell’s entry to the Smartphone market.

We are pretty sure that Dell can use its marketing to give Apple and Palm some real tough competition. Let’s hope to see a clearer picture of Dell’s upcoming smartphone soon

[via engadget]

June 17, 2009 | 1 Comment More