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3 years ago

Logitech Revue hits its promised $99 price point

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Logitech announced in its earnings call last week that its Revue Google TV set-top box would get a deep discount to $99 -- that's $200 off what it initially sold for -- and that pricing is now in effect. Logitech's site actually still says $299. But add the Revue to your cart, and it can be had for $99.

We can argue about functionality and usefulness all day. But for access to Pandora, Netflix, a full browser, Youtube's sweet "Leanback" display, Amazon's movies and a handful of other features, $99's pretty tough to beat.

Update: And Logitech on its blog today mentions that the Android 3.1 update -- which was first touted at Google IO in May -- is still coming, headed our way "later this summer."

Purchase: Logitech Revue; Blog.Logitech Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for July 30, 2011

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So you want some more apps installed on your favorite Android device, but don't know exactly what to download? Fear not, we bring you another edition of our favorite applications, in hopes that they will soon become some of your favorites as well. Take a jump past the break, and check out our favorites for this past week!

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3 years ago

Want to charge your Photon 4G and use the kickstand? Flip it over

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Read Part 1 of our Motorola Photon 4G review

The best part about having the best Android community around? Easy answer to stupid problems. See, as Android Central Forums member Quis points out, when you're using kickstand on the Motorola Photon 4G like in the picture above, you can't charge at the same time because the microUSB port is resting against the table/desk/laptop whatever. Oops.

Fellow forums member RickNY points out the easy fix -- the Photon's kickstand is sturdy enough to support the phone backwards. And, sure enough, flip it over and the phone stays up, and the widget clock works, too. Easy solution to a dumb problem. Nicely done, folks!

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3 years ago

Android kids app: Kids Maps for Honeycomb tablets

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

Android tablets are great educational (and babysitting) tools. And it's with that in mind that we take a look at Kids Maps, as reviewed by a soon-to-be 5-year-old.

Kids Maps is really nicely done, blurring the line between puzzle and teaching tool. You've got 50 states, and you have to put them in the right place. When a new state appears, you get a quick fact about it. For instance: Polar bears live in Alaska. Betcha didn't know that.

Gameplay's really simple -- you just drag the state to the empty map. Dragging is smooth, but it's pretty easy to just drag the state around until it finds the right spot, as you'll see my little cheater do in the video. If you do manage to drop the state in the wrong place more than a couple times, it'll outline the correct spot.

There aren't many options to this one -- you can choose either to place states randomly, or receive them alphabetically, which can be helpful if someone's having to learn the states in alphabetical order.

The game itself is really nice done, with nice music and clear speech and instructions. Our only real complaints are that 50 states are a lot to do in one sitting -- perhaps breaking it down by regions might make things a little more fun. Also, more facts will make playing it a second and third time a little more fun. But if you've got a budding geography expert who also loves puzzles, you could spend $2.99 worse ways.

We've got download links after the breaks if you want to give Kids Maps a go.

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3 years ago

Concert footage from LG's 'Bring Your World Alive' event in Hell's Kitchen now on Youtube

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LG's mighty proud of the Thrill 4G, and we can't say we blame them -- check out the hands-on and see why.  To celebrate the launch, they threw a big bash on July 25 in New York with musical guest Jane's Addiction, and the concert footage from the party is now on line for every one to have a look at.  At their ComeAlive Youtube channel, they've dropped nine videos of the band having a loud good time, as well as the crowd.  Maybe even more interesting to us Android fans, on Aug. 4 they will be uploading a full documentary shot in 3D with the LG Thrill 4G to their channel.  Should make for a great look on any stereoscopic 3D device, like the Optimus 3D or the EVO 3D.  Of course with word that the LG Thrill may be delayed, it's may be a few weeks until you can actually watch in on a Thrill.  In the meantime, check out the band at the source link.

Source: ComeAlive via @LGUSAMobile

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3 years ago

Virgin Mobile offering the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant for $350 off contract

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If you're in Canada and looking to pick up the  Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, you may want to check out Virgin Mobile. They are currently offering this device for just $349.99 with no contract, which looks like a great deal compared to some of the other carrier's prices. And with carriers changing data plans left and right, there's no better time to look into pre-paid services.You can find full details at the source link below.

Source: Virgin Mobile; via Mobilesyrup

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3 years ago

Photon questions, Gmail update issues [From the Forums]

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We've come to Friday, and it's been a fairly busy week for us here at Android Central. Although we skipped the podcast it was a good week. As you roll on into the weekend, make sure you head on back and catch up on the things you may have missed out on -- or just join us the forums for more.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1" shows off Galaxy Tab 8.9" retail mode

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YouTube link for mobile viewing

Looking for something cool but not overly useful to do with your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? Might as well check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" retail mode that has been loaded onto it since Samsung saw fit to leave it on there. As you can tell from the video above, it's as you would expect -- just a demo video of what the device is capable of in addition to showing off the new TouchWiz UI. Here is how you can do it:

  • Update your Galaxy Tab if you haven't
  • Go to Categories > Utilities
  • Install the 8.9" retail mode app
  • Launch the app, press OK and then enter the password 5444
  • Check the "Service Enable"  box -- it will be on a new screen, and then press the lock button.
  • Demo will start shortly.

That's it. Sit back and enjoy the video and know you'll soon be getting the new TouchWiz UI you see before you.

Thanks, Will!

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3 years ago

HTC EVO 3D and Sensation (and others) get new unlocked life thanks to Revolutionary

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OK, all you boys and girls who are dying to hack into your shiny new EVO 3D. The long-rumored collaboration between the folks behindUnrEVOked and AlphaRev has come to fruition, and the Revolutionary S-OFF and Recovery Tool has been born. Devices supported include:

  • HTC Desire (GSM and CDMA)
  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Aria
  • HTC Incredible S
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC View
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Sensation - including NAND unlock
  • HTC EVO 3D - including NAND unlock

This is a different than root access, but it's no less important, giving you full access to the phone to load custom ROMs as you see fit. A reminder that this is an early developer preview, so bugs may exist. Be sure to read any and all documentation. Well done, ladies and gents!

Source: Revolution.io

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3 years ago

Radio Shack memo says LG Thrill delayed until Aug. 21

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This just rolled in from a tipster, and it looks like you folks waiting for AT&T to release the LG Thrill 4G might have to wait just a bit longer.  According to this internal memo from Radio Shack, the thrill has been put on hold until Aug. 21.  The Shack will continue to take pre-orders for the dual-core 3D handset until Aug. 15, and those of you that already have yours on order should be getting word from Radio Shack about the delay soon. 

No clue as to why it's being delayed -- and maybe this is just for Radio Shack and AT&T proper will release it sooner. Or, maybe they decided to throw one more party (actually, Gameloft has one scheduled for Aug. 10).  If you have any better theories, check out the hands-on and talk it up in the Thrill 4G forums!

Thanks, anon!

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