Android 2.3.5 update for the HTC Desire S on Telstra should be rolling out now

Telstra has advised Desire S users on its Crowd Support website that the update to Android 2.3.5 is going to be pushed out by HTC over the next 24 hours. This news was posted on Friday and considering it's now Sunday evening, we're guessing it's on its way to users now. I wanted to share with you the current status of the HTC Desire S 2.3.5 update. This update has been approved and HTC have told us that the FOTA update will commence deployment within the next 24 hours. The update is happening over the air (FOTA), so you won't... Continue reading

HTC Salsa, ChaCha, Desire HD, Sensation from Vodafone all get updated

It seems that HTC are pushing out updates to most, if not all, of their devices in Australia at the moment -- it started with the HTC Incredible S on Optus and now Vodafone have notified us that 4 HTC devices on their network have updates ready and waiting to be installed onto users devices. So if you're an owner of one or more of the following devices, check your device for the update: HTC Salsa -- Maintenance Release HTC ChaCha -- Android 2.3.5 HTC Desire HD -- Android 2.3.5 / Sense 3.0 HTC Sensation -- Maintenance Release If... Continue reading

Android 2.3.5 update for HTC Incredible S from Optus rolling out now

Optus and HTC are today rolling out the Android 2.3.5 update for the HTC Incredible S which bumps Sense UI up to version 3.0 with a few new UI tweaks and performance increases to boot. As always we recommend charging your device up to full (or close to) and downloading the update over a stable Wi-Fi connection. You can start the update process by going to "Settings -> About phone -> Software Updates". Goodluck, have fun and tell us how you go. Continue reading

Do you like the MIUI ROM? Now you can have a MIUI phone.

Those of you who customise your phones may have experimented with MIUI - a highly popular custom ROM which runs on a variety of handsets. Add to that variety one more handset - MIUI will now run on it's own dedicated platform as well, as the MIUI phone was just announced in China (where Xiaomi, the company behind MIUI, is based). The MI-ONE, or Millet as it is properly known, features a dual core 1.5GHz MSM8260 Scorpion CPU (from the 3rd generation Snapdragon family). This thing is fast. Besides the... Continue reading

Gmail gets updated — custom notifications, battery saving syncing and performance improvements

Google has just pushed a new version of Gmail to the Android Market that brings with it a few cool additions to make using Gmail on your Android device more efficient. Google's official 'What's new?' list provides all the updates to version 2.3.5: Save bandwidth and battery by only syncing priority mail Use label notifications to mash up filters, labels, and ringtones Remember ‘Show Pictures’ for senders Turn off sticky message actions in landscape or all orientations Better TalkBalk support for accessibility Performance improvements If you haven't already updated, you can do so by hitting up the Android Market on your device or heading to... Continue reading