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3 years ago

HTC Lead headed to AT&T, system dump leaked

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We're still taking in all of the leaks that have popped up in the past day or two but one that stands out currently is the system dump for the upcoming HTC Lead. According to the information that can be stripped out of the dump, this device is starting to sound similar to the HTC Inspire 4G with some more horsepower:

  • Android 2.3.4
  • 768MB RAM
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 5MP camera on the back
  • 4.3" WVGA (800×480) display
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz processor (MSM8660)

Any case, not a whole lot more can be derived from the system dump at this point -- unless some developers are willing to dig through it for more. Either way though, still nice to see some new devices headed to AT&T. Let's just hope they make sure sideloading is enabled on newer devices.

Source: 911Sniper; Image via Pocketnow

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3 years ago

Samsung Exhibit 4G hits T-Mobile June 8

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We first heard about the Samsung Exhibit 4G a few weeks ago and it looks like we'll be seeing the mid-range offering hitting T-Mobile shelves on June 8. Dealer price is set at $325, but you'll be paying less (and note the $50 rebate).

The Exhibit 4G features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 3MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera and is also HSPA+ capable; it will be able to reach speeds exceeding 21mbps.

June 8 looks to be a big day for T-Mobile as we will see the release of the Samsung Exhibit 4G, HTC Sensation 4G and Samsung Gravity Touch 2.

The Exhibit provides great value for someone who doesn't want to spend the money to get the Sensation. It's a solid device and will come at an affordable price on June 8.

Source: TmoNews

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3 years ago

Plants vs. Zombies hits Amazon Appstore soon; Chuzzle drops this week

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PopCap is finally bringing its quirky, bright colored games to Android. The Seattle based company has signed an exclusive agreement with Amazon to bring its first Android games to the Amazon Appstore. Leading the launch will be the googly-eyed furballs game, Chuzzle. And at the end of the month, the fan-favorite Plants vs. Zombies will be made available. Both games will be featured as the "App of the Day" in the Amazon Appstore and will be free of charge those days. After that, the games will be priced at $2.99 each.

Now here's where it's a little vague: there is no word on whether this is a timed exclusive or whether a permanent agreement. We're pretty sure PopCap wants to put these and others in the Android Market, too. Especially since Plants vs. Zombies has been in the top ten of the iTunes App Store since its launch months ago. Either way, we can't wait to play all the great PopCap games on our Android devices. Press release after the break.

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3 years ago

Samsung Droid Charge Accessories Roundup

The best accessories for your Samsung Droid Charge

 

So you've picked up your brand new Samsung Droid Charge, and surely protecting your investment is a top priority.  The good news is that the hottest Samsung Droid Charge accessories are available right here, and we lay them all out for you to pick and choose what accessory options are best for your Samsung Droid Charge.

And rounding out the five most popular Samsung Droid Charge accessories, we have:

And we're just getting started. Head on past the break for our top choices.

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3 years ago

Verizon flipping a slew of LTE switches on Thursday

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Verizon announced today that it will be turning on its LTE coverage in a slew of cities this Thursday, May 19. Customers in the following cities will soon be cruising in the fast lane:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.

In addition, Verizon will be expanding its LTE network to cover a larger area in the following markets:

  • Denver, Colo.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.

What's it mean for you? If you're rocking an HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Charge, you'll now be able to take full advantage of LTE. For more details on just how wide your city’s LTE coverage will soon be, hit the source link for the full press releases.
 

Source: Verizon Wireless

Update: Chicagoland's getting a big boost, too. Full list of communities is after the break.

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3 years ago

Gingerbread update now rolling out to unbranded UK Desire HD and Incredible S

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Reports from various forums are confirming that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates for unbranded British HTC Desire HD's and Incredible S's are now rolling out to users, just as HTC promised last week. On the Desire HD, the update will also bring users up to HTC Sense 2.1, which includes a couple of new features like a quick settings tab in the notification area and a slightly redesigned app drawer.

This should also be good news for owners of the Inspire 4G and Droid Incredible 2. With these devices' European cousins now running Android 2.3, hopefully it won't be long before they get their own taste of Gingerbread.

If you've got an unbranded Desire HD or Incredible S that was purchased in the UK, head on over to Settings -> About Phone -> System Software Updates to grab the new firmware. If your phone is carrier-branded, you'll have to wait just a little while longer for your network to approve the update.

Source: XDA Desire HD, Incredible S forums

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3 years ago

AT&T pushing updates to enable sideloading on older phones

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Change paves way for Amazon Appstore downloads

It's a Christmas miracle, folks! Starting today, AT&T is pushing updates to select Android phones that will enable non-market installations -- app sideloading. And, more important, it means the Amazon Appstore will work on AT&T phones.

Who are the lucky ones? If you've got an HTC Inspire 4G or Aria, or a Samsung Captivate, keep an eye out for the update -- those are Froyo devices, if that helps. The new Samsung Infuse 4G already has sideloading enabled.

Good on AT&T for finally fixing this. We'd like to think it was our little editorial that did it, but more likely it was because the Amazon Appstore wasn't working (it sideloads apps, and we can't believe they didn't work that out beforehand). but whatever the reason, we'll take it.

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3 years ago

Barnes & Noble Nook 'App Store' reaches 1 million downloads

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Barnes & Noble announced today that its recently launched Nook App Store for the Nook Color has already reached 1 million downloads. The achievement only took three weeks after Nook Color users received the update, which provided several enhancements, including Adobe Flash and the App Store.

The top five paid apps thus far are:

  • Angry Birds
  • Drawing Pad
  • Solitaire
  • Aces Jewel Hunt
  • Astraware Mahjong

The top five free apps are:

  • Fliq Calendar
  • Fliq Notes
  • Pulse
  • Nook Word of the Day
  • Fliq Tasks

The fact that Barnes & Noble has been able to achieve a large amount of downloads in such a short time is a testament to how popular the device is. Full press release after the break.

Source: Barnes & Noble; More: Nook Color Forum

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3 years ago

It's official, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab are getting Gingerbread mid-May

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Well, it's no longer in question. The Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy S line of phones are officially receiving a Gingerbread update. Samsung put out a press release this morning breaking the update news. According to the release, the update will begin to roll out in the UK and Nordic countries mid-May. Soon after, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Middle East Asia, and Africa should follow.  If you guys are getting the update, be sure to tip us and let us know. Or share your update news in the forums. Press release is after the break.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S II coming to the states as the AT&T Attain, Verizon Function and Sprint Within?

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Gotta love it when an accessories dealer outs info before the carriers, and that seems to be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S II. While we'd rather see something a little more ... official (and we bet we will), retailer Wireless Xcessories Group has xcessories (erm, accessories) listed for the Galaxy S II Attain on AT&T, the Function on Verizon and Within on Sprint. And those certainly sound like release names. Now we just have to wonder when we might officially see some U.S. carrier love.

Source: Wireless Xcessories Group; via Pocketnow

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3 years ago

HTC Holiday, Salsa and EVO View 4G ROMs leak out

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If you fancy digging around some HTC ROMs then you'll be awful busy tearing these ones apart. Three new ROMs in total have now leaked out -- one of which is for the still lacking information HTC Holiday. The two remaining are test ROMs for the HTC Salsa and the Evo View 4G.

Although most folks won't be needing these, developers I'm sure would love to rip them apart and see what goodies can be found inside. If you fit that bill, then by all means -- hit the source links below while we try and dig up some definitive info for the HTC Holiday aside from it being a Android 2.3.4 loaded, 1.2 GHz dualcore packing device with a 4.5 inch QHD display.

Source: 911Sniper, (2), (3)

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3 years ago

Editorial: Android's most wanted -- New phones with a current OS

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Step into my time machine, and go back to May 20, 2010, with me.  That was the day Google released Froyo to the world with much fanfare and cheering.  I think a few little old ladies may have even cried.  In any case, we all were excited and looking forward to the day we could have some frozen yogurt for our Android phones.  Now back to today, and things still look about the same -- a year and a few days later and manufacturers are still shipping phones with Froyo, even though Gingerbread has been available since December of last year.  We're not talking about phones that languished forever and a day without getting an update, that's just as ridiculous, but best saved for another day.  This is about new phones, still being shipped and sold with a year old codebase -- and known security issues.  Hit the break and read along.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G to run $199 at Target [Update: launch date]

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Looking for the T-Mobile HTC Sensation price? We've got you covered, by way of Target Mobile. Looks like the one of the hottest little phones of the summer is going to go for $199 on contract, or $549 outright. That's just about the sweet spot, we think, considering what you're getting -- 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front, the latest version of HTC Sense. Now all we need is a nice little date to go with it.

Thanks, anon!

Update: After speaking with a Target Mobile ninja, the 061211 number we see on the sticker is the launch date, at least at Target.  Look for the Sensation 4G on the shelves at Target Sunday, June 12.  That gives us about a month to save up our pennies!  No word if that date will happen for other retailers or T-Mobile corporate stores.

Update 2: TMoNews has confirmed a June 8 release date on TMo proper. Everything's happening according to plan, folks.

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