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HTC Magic gets Sense UI, Android 2.0 Eclair phones in the works

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HTC Magic gets Sense UI, Android 2.0 Eclair phones in the works - read the full textHTC Magic owners have been wondering if they will get a piece of the Sense UI action. The ones in Taiwan just got their answer - click download, follow the instructions and enjoy. This update is currently for Chunghwa Telecom only, whether it will be available to the rest of the world is still...


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all you have to do is swap out the boot.img for a 32B one. Come on guys we have been though this for how long now.

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  • 2009-12-07 11:30
  • 3xxk

This update is for all 32A HTC Magic ( most Google branded ones will not take it ), then for the language you can find MoreLocale.apk and select your language from this great little application!

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  • 2009-11-22 20:02
  • mA9X

HTC will not release the SENSE UI for the HTC Magic or G1 in European Staates. Its just Brazil and Taiwan luckors. This information is from the European HTC Support "Caroline".
Im realy dissapointed about this info.

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  • 2009-11-18 01:44
  • mTc4

> In reply to Fabora @ 2009-11-01 07:04 from 2IXN - click to readIf you have a branded Magic (say, Vodafone or T-Mobile), then you get 192 ram. The actual unbranded unlocked Magic get 288

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  • 2009-11-11 21:19
  • ICm4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-27 22:15 from Pgkx - click to readThe saying 'Some people are more equal than others' came from a book 'Animals Farm' by George Orwell and it says "All animals are equal but some are more equal that others".

A little bit of education for you :)

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  • 2009-11-02 01:09
  • kRu%

Hey i read from the Gsmarena specification page about the HTC says 288 MB RAM...but on this page its 192 MB RAM....

is there some kind of mistake?

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  • 2009-11-01 07:04
  • 2IXN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-27 11:44 from 3LT4 - click to readI agree with you there is not much information about motorola devices that are coming out, there should be plenty information about motorola droid or topics like what motorola is planning to do, what strategy of market motorola is aplying. i'd, or what about MOTOBLUR i have not read an articule of that topic here in gsmarena. or what do you think guys?

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  • 2009-10-28 15:31
  • PYN8

"It turns out that some people are more equal than others after all."

Was this some type of irony?

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  • 2009-10-27 22:15
  • Pgkx

> In reply to Chris Chavez @ 2009-10-27 18:52 from kVLL - click to readi don't think they meant the hardware compatibility but more so if google or htc or which ever one of them has the say about the phones os will allow sense to make it to the G1

all that marketing stuff causes all this, look at the 5800.. no widgets or kinetic scrolling while lower end phones have them.

but the g1 might unofficially get it

keep checking the modding scene

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  • 2009-10-27 20:21
  • UijP

Why would G1 users be a lost cause for Android 2.0?? Possible RAM space but there are more G1's sold than any other Android phone (it being first out of the gate). Android 2.0 will not be as physical demanding from the hardware as Sense UI is. That being said, I think it would be a high priority for 2.0 to come to the G1/Dream.
Oh, and if CPU is a factor, Verizon's Droid will come packed with it and it's CPU is maxed out at 550MHz... only 25MHz higher than current Android devices. =)

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  • 2009-10-27 18:52
  • kVLL

just got my update to 1.6 on my magic

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  • 2009-10-27 15:05
  • iEPY

I think original Galaxy, Magic and Hero will also get Eclair (2.0), maybe without some features, because Google cannot afford to be inferior to Apple in this way - even the original iPhone with much worse hardware than 3GS(ARM11 - 412Mhz vs cortex-A8 - 600Mhz, 128MB RAM vs 256MB RAM) can run Iphone OS 3.0. G1 is a different story as it has not have enough ROM.

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  • 2009-10-27 13:27
  • 39mg

HTC, the ultimate phone company

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  • 2009-10-27 12:36
  • UijP

Motorola Droid is a CDMA phone and not GSM phone hence its not on gsmarena

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  • 2009-10-27 12:18
  • Mfxf

interesting how gsm arena is constantly ignoring motorola...
they have article about eclair, and they didn't wrote one letter about Droid, which will be first phone on android 2.0....shame, really....

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  • 2009-10-27 11:44
  • 3LT4

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-10-27 11:16 from sEEg - click to readmy mistake. I mean the 2.0 eclair update, not the sense UI.

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  • 2009-10-27 11:25
  • sEEg

so why the photo is Hero..? is it included as well, or only magic?

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  • 2009-10-27 11:16
  • sEEg

can i download using a mac computer? is HTC only uses Microsoft?

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  • 2009-10-27 11:11
  • mI6c

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