Sprint Hero and Samsung Moment Android 2.1 update delayed till “Q2 2010”

There are strange things that companies do, then there’s what Sprint is doing with the Samsung Moment and Sprint Hero. Both devices yearn to be freed from the ever-so-old grasp of Android 1.6 and Android 1.5, respectively. But noooo, Sprint just keeps on delaying the update, again, and again, and again. Hopefully though, as according to Sprint themselves for the thousandth time, is hope:

Android now works on iPhone 3G, Steve Jobs cringes?

Well, maybe Jobs would just like to stay silent and not say anything about Android, an OS that is rapidly on the heels of the iPhone OS, but that might take quite a while doing so. Moving on to the report, David Wang, who was responsible for the Android/iPhone 2G miracle, has successfully ported Android to the iPhone 3G. Why and how? Who knows, but what we do know is that multitouch, the web browser, texting, Wi-Fi, and most other Android features are intact (check it out in the video above). While there are some buffs here and there, David states that they’ll be smoothed out in a few days. Now are you going to try the 3GS David? Eh? Eh?

Featured Preview: Nikon D5000 vs. Pentax K-x

Two entry-level DSLRs in a preview battle. What’s not interesting here? To start off, let’s see who has the upper hand in terms of raw power: the D5000 gets a 12.3 megapixel CMOS, a 2.7-inch Vari-Angle LCD screen, 4 frames-per-second capture speeds, 720p HD video recording limited to 5 minutes, an ISO range of 200 to 6400, 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking, a 18-55mm lens, and finally a price tag of $629.

The Pentax K-x could heavily be regarded as the D5000’s main rival. After all, the D5000 is basically a mighty D90 shrunk into a smaller body. The K-x comes with a 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor,  18-55mm basic lens (like its rival), 720p HD video recording at 24 FPS (same as D5000),  11-point autofocus, HDR image capture, and 4.7 FPS capture speeds. Oh, and a price tag of $599.

Right off the start, the two SLRs share a lot in common, can use manual focus modes, include a variety of ports and features, and both are well-built and don’t skip quality. The K-x is slightly smaller and more “pocketable”, while the D5000 gves you the full weight and inconvenience as a DSLR should, even though both are in essence, digital single-lens reflex cameras. I won’t be going any further than right here, but what I can tell you is that the reviews for these baddies are coming up very soon. Until then, you’ll have to settle with the galleries I put up for you guys, which were taken with the opposite camera, so click on the “read more” link.

New Rumor: HTC EVO 4G launching June 6th for $200

Yeah. New Rumor. This time it comes with extra salt, to numb the fact that this might just blow up sooner or later (though hopefully, it won’t). According to AndroidCentral, the Sprint EVO 4G which Opera is already eating with or working out with (whichever seems right in her opinion) is headed to Sprint June 6th, for $200 on a two-year contract. The source of this story  is actually from an AndroidCentral forum member, who was told by a rep at The Shack along with a ton of promotional papers lying around the store. We all know how reputable store reps are for giving false alarms, but let’s try and believe this, OK?

‘WePad’ Tablet Name Changed To ‘WeTab’. Huh?

So that company, what was the name of that company? Let me remember….ah! It was called Neofonie. They are making the WePad, at this point such a hyped tablet that it could possibly rival the iPad straight in the face. But now maybe due to pressure for the word “pad” from a little company named after a fruit in Cupertino, they have changed that mildly-awesome name to the sucky McSuck suck name “WeTab”. So instead of “pad”, like iPad, it’s “tab” like the word tablet. Now let’s figure out why this happened:

iPad international launch May 28th and UK pricing announced

So while we here in the U.S are enjoying our iPads, some sorry overseas tech savvy in places like Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK can’t; pre-orders start on May 10th, and launch date is May 28th. Don’t forget Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore, where we know that for them the iPad is launching in July. Suck.

Obviously, the world has not yet met the “magic” of the iPad. Yet. The UK pricing, for example is out: £429 for the 16GB with WiFi, £499 for 32GB, £599 64GB; while the iPad WiFi + 3G starts at £529 for 16GB, £599 for 32GB and £699 finally for the 64GB.  So that’s pretty much it. But who cares for the Europeans when you’re playing Real Racing HD on your iPad without a care in the world? PR after the line….break.

Google Goggles now can translate all words — almost

Google Goggles! That ever-so-catchy name! Android owners with Android 1.6 “Donut” and up running on their devices can download the new Google Goggles 1.1 update, which allows you to take a picture of foreign language text and it gets translated into your speaking dialect. Currently it supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish — and that’s it. In future releases more translations will be added, like Chinese, Hindi and Arabic. In addition to this new feature, Goggles now has improved user interface (UI), better recognition of photos and barcodes, and improvements in all areas. Go ahead, don’t mind little ‘ol me and download the update from the Android Market.

Source: Google Mobile Blog

Motorola Droid and Lego Solve The Rubik’s Cube In 25 Seconds

Using a Lego Mindstorms NXT kit along with a Motorola Droid, this combination known as the “Speedcuber” solves a Rubik’s Cube puzzle in 25 seconds. First off, the Motorola Droid had an app running that uses the camera to send picture to the NXT robot via Bluetooth, which then solves the puzzle.

The Speedcuber was created by the folks at ARM, which is what the Droid’s processor is based upon. Check out the video above for some quarter of a minute action.