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3 years ago

Sprint flips the switch -- 4G now available in Sacramento

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Add another one up on the board, Sprint 4G is now in 62 cities across the U.S. Sprint announced today that the capital of Califonia, Sacramento, can now enjoy the wonders of 4G speeds. So if you live in the Sacramento area and you own a Epic 4G or EVO 4G, be sure to hit that 4G toggle button.

If your city isn't one of the 62 yet, don't feel sad. Sprint has also said that they are planning to bring WiMAX to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Denver and Washington, D.C. by the end of the year. Now where's that Speed Test app, hmm? [Sprint]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 is overclocked past 100%; Doc Brown approves

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The T-Mobile G2 has been overclocked to an astonishing 1.9 GHz.  Read it slowly, it's not a typo -- I read it two or three times myself to be sure of what I was seeing.  Now to be clear, if you are a normal, well-balanced person who likes your G2 and uses it every day you probably won't want to do this one.  On the other hand, if you're like us, and you smile when the magic blue smoke comes out the back of a phone (then cry when you have to tell your wife what you did), hit the source link and give it a try.  Anyone still think the G2's CPU is slow?

And for the love of all things holy, share some screenshots in the forums.  [XDA-Developers via Android Police]

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3 years ago

And we shall call him ... Lloyd

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World, meet Lloyd. Lloyd, meet the world. After a long, long search -- and hundreds of great entries from you fine folks, our new mascot has a name. And in a random act of randomness (and redundancy) not seen since the Great Random Access Act of 1978, we actually had two forum members suggest the name at the exact same time. So to dgalanter and EvoPaul30, we say congratulations, and we've got some freebies on the way.

And to everyone else, give Lloyd a rousing hello. You'll be seeing a lot more of him in due time. (And you can download those kick-arse wallpapers here.)

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3 years ago

How to eat a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab source code released

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Samsung has released the open source portions of the Galaxy Tab operating system and made them available for download.  Of course, much of their software isn't open source, so don't expect to see everything in the code.  It is very refreshing to see manufacturers quick to comply with the license agreements, and my hat's off to Samsung for this.

For the average user, this doesn't mean a lot.  Don't assume you can download and install anything listed here on your Tab.  But third party developers can and will have a field day with this, so look for assorted enhancements, kernels, and hacks soon.  The downloads can all be found at Samsung's open source page, here's what you're looking for:

  • S.E. Asian versions -- GTP1000_SEA_OpenSource.zip
  • Hong Kong/Taiwan -- GT-P1000_HKTW_OpenSource.zip
  • Brazil -- GT-P1000L_Latin_OpenSource.zip
  • USA (T-Mobile) -- SGH-T849_OpenSource.zip
  • USA (Sprint) -- SPH-P100_OpenSource.zip and SPH-P100_OpenSource_Update1.zip
  • USA (Verizon) -- SCH-I800_OpenSource.zip

AT&T has not announced the model number for their version of the Tab, so while the code may have been released we're not yet sure which one to download.  Can't wait to see what gets done with this! [Samsung via Android Central forums]

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3 years ago

Sprint Galaxy Tab available today -- $399 on contract, data starts at $29

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As we reported a few weeks ago, today marks the day of Sprint's Galaxy Tab launch.  It will cost you $399 on a two-year contract, and the data plans will run you $29.99 per month for 2GB of data, or $59.99 per month for 5GB of data and unlimited messaging.

During your next two trips around the sun, the 2GB data plan will cost you a little more than $700, and the 5GB/unlimited messaging plan will lighten your nest egg by $1,400 or so -- and that's before any additional taxes and surcharges.  So I ask you this, dear hardworking, penny-pinching Android Central reader: is it worth it?

Ask your questions, share your opinions, and above all else, vent your joy and frustrations in our own Galaxy Tab forums.  Haven't got a clue what this Samsung Galaxy Tab doohickey is?  Oh, and check out our hands on video.

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3 years ago

Droid Pro: Most annoying ringtone ever

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For those of you picking up a Motorola Droid Pro, listen to that little audio clip above. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Yeah. It's that bad.

First things first: Dive into the settings and replace that default ringtone. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200 -- don't even set up your e-mail. Replace that ringtone. In fact, while you're in the Verizon store and some misguided (but well-intentioned) sales rep shows you the pre-installed task manager, have them swap it for you. You'll thank us later. So will your roommate, spouse, parent and neighbor.

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3 years ago

Gingerbread announcement Monday at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco?

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Let's just throw this one out there and see if it sticks to the wall tomorrow: Reader Steve (hi, Steve!) Points out that Google CEO Eric Schmidt opens up the Web 2.0 Summit on Monday in San Francisco, speaking alongside Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media Inc. and John Battelle of Federated Media Publishing.

It's labeled as "A Conversation with Eric Schmidt," and no topics are specifically mentioned. Nikesh Arora, Google's president of Global Sales Operations and Business Development, speaks later in the day, So maybe we'll get Gingerbread, and maybe we won't. But there are worse venues at which to make such an announcement, eh?

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3 years ago

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