Improved frame rates across new GoPro collection, Hero4 Silver includes touchscreen
GoPro has launched its first new additions to its action camera line after filing its IPO. The Hero4 range follows on from the Hero3+ collection, with the Black and Silver editions offering functionality better suited towards professional applications, while a new entry-level Hero is a budget-priced version for those wanting a cheap waterproof camera.
New GoPro action camera smaller, lighter than Hero3
GoPro has made a number of improvements to its action camera line, and has introduced the Hero3+. Offering a 20-percent smaller and lighter design than its predecessor and 30-percent more battery life, the Hero3+ boasts a new lens arrangement and new video capture modes, along with even more mounts and accessories.
GoPro unveils the Hero3, a tiny, 4K-capable sports camera
GoPro has taken the wraps of its Wi-Fi-enabled Hero3sports camera. As the promotional video embedded highlights, depending on model, the new wearable device supports video resolutions up to 4K, or 4 times the resolution of 1080p. The Hero3 is also 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the model it replaces.
HTC makes first CDMA-GSM dual mode Evo phone
Sprint Wednesday brought out a new budget Evo that's its first dual-mode model in the line. The HTC Evo Design 4G is a close cousin of the Hero S that can roam on GSM networks along with Sprint's native CDMA. Its version adds WiMAX to get the claimed 4G speeds.
HTC Hero S due in October
HTC and US Cellular confirmed rumors and revived one of Android's earliest, best-known names with the Hero S. The design recalls the squared-off look of the original Hero but with a much more modern design centered on a four-inch, 540x960 LCD. As one of HTC's fastest phones under 4.3 inches, it carries a single-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon and should be visibly faster than a device like the Droid Incredible 2.
Kodak Hero printers allow printing from mobiles
Kodak has just introduced a new lineup of Hero all-in-one printers with wireless Google Cloud Print and Kodak Email Print support. At the same time, the company will bring the same ability to send documents and photos to the Hero printers and previous generation all-in-one printers, becoming the first company to reach the milestone. The flagship offering of the new range is the $250 Hero 9.1.
Samsung Fascinate due at Telus, Hero updated
Canadian wireless provider Telus announced it has added the Samsung Fascinate smartphone to its lineup and released Android 2.1 software update to the already available HTC Hero. The former sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1GHz CPU and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot sharing feature for up to five devices. Its version should run on GSM and HSPA, however, where Verizon needs CDMA and EVDO.
HTC Evo 4G, Hero get software updates, fixes
A software update for the HTC Evo 4G has just been released by Sprint. As outlined on Sprint's support page, the 3.29.651.5 update will resolve issues related to synchronizing multiple Gmail accounts, a bug fix with editing events in the calendar and, most importantly, the limitation of the display operating at 30fps, though this isn't reflected on the support page.
Droid Eris to be used as Disney World tour guide
The now discontinued Droid Eris handset may soon be repurposed as an advanced tour guide for Walt Disney World patrons. The GPS-connected, Android-powered device would bring guests updates on show times within the park and Epcot Center, line-up lengths at the various rides, and deals on food and merchandise.
Update available as OTA download in the UK
HTC has finally posted an official Android 2.1 update for unlocked, SIM-free Hero handsets in several European countries. Reports suggest the update is being distributed as an over-the-air download in the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden and Serbia.
Hero Android 2.1 update delayed again, due June
Delayed time and time again, the expected update to Android 2.1 for the HTC Hero looks to have been delayed yet again. Last promised to start rolling out late last week, HTC has now said in an e-mail that the release will come in June. No reason was given for the delay.
Sprint to bring Android 2.1 to Hero in April?
A leaked Sprint memo and some information from an unnamed tipster have indicated on Friday that carrier Sprint will release an update for its HTC Hero handset on April 9th. An anonymous tipster told this fix will actually be the Android 2.1 update, which will bring faster performance, far more features, and software fixes. This includes but is not limited to an issue with Sprint Picture Mail where incoming messages appear as a link instead of a thumbnail image.
HTC Legend up on KPN site, promised in March
The upcoming HTC Legend smartphone has popped up on the website of Dutch wireless provider KPN recently. What is believed to be the successor to the HTC Hero has a March ship date according to the listing, though HTC itself has made no official announcements. KPN is currently taking e-mail sign-ups in advance for those curious about the future Android hardware.
New HTC Sense UI for Android may have multi-touch
An unofficial video shows a never-before-seen multi-tocuch functionality for the HTC Sense UI that runs atop the Android operating system. The demo shows a user performing a multi-touch pinch on an HTC Hero device's main view and shows all home screens visible at once. The interface is most likely due in the upcoming Android 2.1 release from HTC, though this is not yet confirmed.
ROM reveals HTC planning many Android handsets
Handset maker HTC to update or release 19 handsets with Android 2.1 in the near future, according to a leaked ROM for the OS. While some of these phones are versions of the same handset with different network support or are already out, the news still paints a picture of HTC's upcoming Android releases. The already existing handsets include the Hero, Halo and near-twin Droid Eris (codenamed as the DesireC in the ROM).
Android 2 may get carrier billing
Google may be launching Android 2.1 just a month after 2.0, a combination of rumors suggests. Along with an update to Android's terms of service, info obtained by AndroidAndMe suggests the firmware will be available the same day. It also follows a makeover of the Android.com website that usually precedes wider availability of a new Android release.
HTC Hero photos show Anrdoid 2.1?
The HTC Hero smartphone may skip Android 2.0 entirely in favor of Android 2.1, according to recently leaked photos of the device's screen with what appears to be an upcoming Android build. HTC had previously said it won't incorporate Android 2.0 into its handsets until it can fully optimize its compatibility with HTC's own Sense UI touch interface.
HTC Hero goes CDMA
The FCC has approved a new version of the HTC Hero, testing documents reveal. Dubbed the HERO200, the model is compatible with CDMA networks, in contrast with the GSM model currently in production. It also supports EVDO broadband, and may validate rumors that the phone will soon be available through Sprint.
Sprint to get Hero, WiMAX
Wireless provider Sprint is reportedly currently testing the HTC Hero before its release at the end of the year, as well as a portable WiMAX device from Samsung which could be the touchscreen Mondi. According to a Thursday PhoneNews leak, the WiMAX device will ship with the Android operating system, just like the HTC Hero, instead of a Windows Mobile OS, like reported earlier.