Android News Wrap-Up: Goodbye Nexus One, Droid Incredible Update, How to Change Software Keyboards

Sat, Jul 17, 2010

Android, Mobile

Even after my extensive news round-up yesterday concerning Android, there is still more news pouring in, including the Nexus One saying goodbye, Droid Incredible receiving an “incredible” update and a quick guide on how to change your software keyboard on your Android phone.

Say Goodbye to the Nexus One

While Android continues its rise to the top (in a high-powered rocket, no less), that doesn’t come without its fair share of growing pains as well. The Nexus One, while not officially dead, was Google’s flagship phone when it released in January so it’s a bit sad to see it saying its final goodbyes. While the phone will still be sold in the Europe and Asian markets, its time in the US appears to be limited unless a solution is found. Google announced they have received what is to be the phone’s final shipment from HTC, so supplies are going to be limited. Google’s official statement reads:

“Earlier this year, we announced that we will be closing the Nexus One web store. This week we received our last shipment of Nexus One phones. Once we sell these devices, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from Google. Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers. And Nexus One will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and possibly others based on local market conditions.”

Droid Incredible Receives Update for 720p Video

In what is likely a reactionary move towards the iPhone, Verizon and HTC have pushed an update to the Droid Incredible adding 720p video recording, WiFi Hotspot capabilities, a new boot animation to match the Droid X and the Amazon MP3 store. AndroidCentral is reporting that a few new HTC widgets have also been added in the update.

The update appears to be rolling out rather slowly so just be patient until the update manages to hit your phone. Seems like a worthwhile update for the Incredible!

How To Change Your Software Keyboard on Android

AndroidCentral has a neat video showcasing how to change your software keyboard on your Android device. They are much better at explaining it than I am, so I’m just going to let their video do the talking.

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