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Android OS, app and device news
Version 2.1 of Google's messaging app adds the ability to merge text messages and Hangout conversations into a single thread.
A version 2.1 update to QNX's infotainment platform puts standardized tools in the hands of mobile developers.
The Samsung Galaxy Europa GT-i5500 might not look it, but it's a capable little Web phone thanks to Android 2.1, Wi-Fi and 3G.
Sprint's latest iDEN Android smartphone finally gets a release date and pricing but doesn't exactly impress with Android 2.1 Eclair.
Sony Ericsson said last year that its Xperia X10 Android smart phone would stick at version 2.1. Now it's changed its mind, although it's possible operator-sold handsets won't get it.
The Samsung Gem may not glitter as brightly with Android 2.1 instead of 2.2, but the free price is enough to polish away some disappointment.
The Cowon D3 puts Android 2.1 on a thin, elegant portable media player with a vibrant 3.7-inch OLED screen. Too bad it's so pricey, and so crippled.
The Breeze tablet features Google Android 2.1, and also adds a full USB port.
The budget Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 gets a significant boost with an Android 2.1 update, joining its Xperia X10 siblings.