EVO 4G + Froyo Review | The Linux Action Show! | s13e01

EVO 4G + Froyo Review | The Linux Action Show! | s13e01

The week on, The Linux Action Show!

We review the new EVO 4G with Android 2.2 Froyo, find out how this premier Android device stacks up against the competition, and how well Sense UI integrates with Android!

We tackle the big question: Is Canonical a Open Source Freeloader? We debate this heated topic! Plus we break down the massive impact Android is having on the entire mobile industry!

Plus so much more!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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Good blog write up on EVO 4G w/Froyo




CDMA 850 / 1900 & WiMAX 2500


6 oz   (170 g)


4.8″ x 2.6″ x 0.5″   (122 x 66 x 12.7 mm)


1500 mAh   LiIon


Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)

Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

4.3″   diagonal


Android 2.2 Froyo


1000 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon


512 MB


Android App Pick:

Edwin, Speach-to-Speech robot to do your bidding
eBuddy Messenger


GNOME 3.0 Delayed To March 2011
Yesterday it was announced that GNOME 3.0 is delayed till next year. The extra time has given the Shell Developers some more time to play around with new concepts and they have come up a new mockup. Here are the new mockups.

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Is Canonical A Free Rider in the Linux Community?

Red Hat made the most contributions of any single organization with almost 17% of the code commits.  Volunteers and unknowns committed 40% of the code and other leading organizations included Novell (10%), and Collabora (5%).  Canonical, on the other hand, contributed only 1% of the code commits.
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Google Setting Itself Up to Make $10 Billion Per Year From Android?

Google is positioning itself to earn $10 billion or more per year in the mobile device business, thanks to its Android operating system.


Motorola earnings skyrocket 600% over last year

$162 million, compared to $26 million just a year ago. Of the 8.3 million phones, 2.7 of them were smartphones. That’s the highest concentration of smartphones in Motorola’s decades-long history in the market.


Sprint Grows In Subscribers For the First Time In 3 Years

Thanks to the popularity of Evo, Sprint gained 111,000 net subscribers in the second quarter, the first time the company has seen net subscriber growth in three years.


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