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2 years ago

The Facebook phone revisited with the Motokey Social on TELUS

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Apparently unconvinced by that other Facebook phone that such as beast isn't really desired, Motorola and Canadian carrier TELUS today anonounced the Motokey Social, with a 2.4-inch touchscreen and big black keyboard. You'll no doubt note the Facebook button in thie lower left, and it's also got five hom screens and two themes, all with links to Facebook.

Physically, it's 10mm thin, has a 3 MP camera and weighs 87 grams. It'll go for $89.99 startin Nov. 21 to TELUS prepaid customers.

More: Motorola

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2 years ago

Root your Kindle Fire, kiss Amazon streaming video goodbye

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By the way (if you haven't already noticed this by now): If you root your Kindle Fire, Amazon's streaming video will balk at you. The good news is it takes just a few seconds to unroot using SuperOneClick, and everything is both hunky and dory. Still, we'd prefer to not be thought of as potential pirates all the time, m'kay, Amazon?

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2 years ago

Myxer Social Radio now available on Android

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Myxer Social Radio, a friend-focused social internet radio app, is now available on Android. Myxer Social Radio lets users create "listening rooms" with access to over 12 million songs and invite Facebook friends to listen and chat in real time. Myxer uses your Facebook account to share your listening habits with friends and allows you to see what your friends are listening to. You can also share individual tracks or albums on your Facebook using Myxer's library. Myxer is also available on iOS and on the web at myxer.fm, and can be downloaded now for free in the Android Market.

Source: Myxer

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2 years ago

Flash support arrives in native version of Firefox for Android

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Figured we'd do our best to asplode the Internet in this one picture. That's Firefox for Android running Flash. On a Kindle Fire. Yeah, yeah, Flash is dead on mobile and all that. But the fine folks at Mozilla are still baking support for it in the new version of native Firefox, and it's avaliable now as a nightly build. That's not to say it's without bugs -- nightly builds are like that, of course. But it's very cool to see Mozilla bake in support for what's still -- and what will be for some time -- a very desired feature.

Source: dknite

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2 years ago

Tiny Tower now available on Android

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At long last, Tiny Tower -- the 16-bit game that crams SIM City into a skyscraper -- is available on Android. You control "blitzens" who live and work in the building as you erect new floors and businesses. The elevator is obvious mode of moving up and down, and you can easily start and stop, making this a great game for those down times when you don't want to get too terribly involved.

Tiny Tower's free, and we've got download links for ya after the break.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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2 years ago

Redux TV for Android tablets get an early look thanks to an Android Central member

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A few weeks back we looked at Redux on Google TV (check it out here, it's pretty sweet), and Android Central member HAAS599 posted the comment we all were thinking:

Why is this not on my Tablet?

In some crazy random act of coolness, Andy from Redux decided to shoot a copy of what's currently under development to HAAS599 so he could have a look.  He lets us have a look (with permission from the fellows at Redux) by shooting some video of the app in action.  If you use a Honeycomb tablet, you'll be interested.  Curated channels filled with great content from all over the web, in a package that is easy and intuitive to use and navigate.  These are the kinds of apps that make a tablet worth having, and Redux is one we're waiting for.  Head into the forums and check it out.

Source: Redux TV is coming to a tablet near you!

More: ReduxThanks, HAAS599!

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2 years ago

Today is Galaxy Nexus day in the UK

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If you're in the UK and want to buy a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you can now hand over your hard-earned cash and do just that -- with a few conditions. The phone is now available from brick-and-mortar Phones4U shops, as well as the retailer's online store. It seems Phones4U has been given a one week head-start on other vendors, however it's not selling the phone without a contract online -- you'll need to head in-store if you want a SIM-free Nexus.

Most retailers are now expecting to stock the ICS-powered Nexus next Tuesday or Wednesday -- Nov. 22/23. So if you're not up for committing to another 24-month contract, and aren't near a Phones4U store, you may have to endure another week with whatever smartphone is currently in your pocket.

If you are after a new contract, you'll be able to sign up for a variety of 18 to 24-month plans with Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange or O2 over on the Phones4U website (check the source link). Notably absent from the list is Three, which appears to be in the same boat as everyone else, shipping on the 22nd or 23rd. See the source link for more info.

Source: Phones4U

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2 years ago

Verizon's Galaxy Nexus revealed to be unsurprisingly thicker than its GSM counterpart

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Google this morning has outed the tech specs on the LTE (aka Verizon's) version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Surprise, surprise, it's a tad thicker, as LTE devices are prone to be. How much thicker? According to the new specs, Verizon's LTE version (that's the one you see at right above) is a portly 9.47 mm, while the GSM version (seen here at left) is 8.94 mm thick. By our math, that's .53 mm thicker if you opt for the Verizon version here in the states (and it's still looking like that'll be the only domestic version for a little while).

By comparison, the new HTC Rezound is about 13.7 mm thick, the Droid Bionic is about 10.16 mm, and the Droid RAZR is 7.1 mm at its thinnest point.

The other spec of note, of course, is that Verizon's version will carry an 1850 mAh battery. That's a little larger than what you probably have in your current phone. And while we welcome any additional juice, an extra 100 mAh or so really isn't going to boost your usage by all that much, when you remember just how thirsty LTE radios are. But we're not looking that gift horse in the mouth.

Source: Google
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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2 years ago

New Google commercial shows off the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich

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A new Galaxy Nexus commercial has popped up on the official Google Nexus YouTube channel. The commercial, titled 'Calling All', shows off Ice Cream Sandwich as well as some of the key Android features already available. The point is to see them altogether in one phone, the Galaxy Nexus.

The features shown off are:

  • Face Unlock
  • Android Beam
  • Camera with Panorama Mode
  • Google+ with Hangouts
  • Voice Typing

The commercial is very nicely done. It highlights the technical features while playing to the mainstream crowd. It's also a bright and happy commercial in contrast to dark world of the Verizon Droid commercials. As much as we love those intense Droid ads, they tend to intimidate sometimes so it's nice to see something different for a flagship device. It should be noted that Verizon had nothing to do with this one as this was all Google in their effort to promote the phone in general. Still no release date for US customers but UK residents were able to nab one today if they were lucky.

Source: YouTube

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2 years ago

Android Market on the Kindle Fire? Done!

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T'was only a matter of time, right? The Android Market -- and all of its hidden secrets apps -- now runs just fine on the Amazon Kindle Fire. There are a couple of caveats (albeit not huge ones) if you want to get this done. You're going to need to root your Kindle Fire, and you're going to need to be a little familiar with file explorers and apps permissions. Hardly insurmountable stuff, though, and the whole process takes just a few minutes. Hit the link below for full instructions.

Source: XDA Developers; via Kindle Fire Forums

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