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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 gets a one-click temporary root application

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While we're all waiting for a real rooting solution for the T-Mobile G2, part-time car enthusiast and full time Android geek Paul O'Brien has whipped up a really nice one-click solution to get temporary root.  With the G2, the current root method goes away when you reboot the phone, so a simple method to get it back is a welcome sight.  To take it a step further, Paul has made a version of the application (called VISIONary, aptly enough) that runs automatically at reboot, and reads a script that the user can drop his or her own commands in.  For downloads, and full instructions, visit the source link.  [MoDaCo]

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3 years ago

Google releases its Q3 2010 earnings, up 23 percent over last year

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Google reported its third-quarter earnings this afternoon, with revenue at $7.29 billion, up 23 percent over the third quarter of 2009. It reported $33.4 billion in cash on hand, with 23,331 full-time employees, about 1,500 more than were employed at the end of June. Net income (GAAP) was $2.17 billion, up from $1.64 billion in Q3 2009.

Google's about to host its earnings call, and we'll listen in for any Android news. Updates will in this post, after the break. You can read the full earnings breakdown at the source link. [Google]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile Comet is the Huawei Ideos?

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Remember that Huawei Ideos that the Wall Street Journal seemed to think was headed to T-mobile?  The good folks over at TmoNews got their hands on some internal docs that show it as the T-Mobile Comet, coming on Nov 3.  Before you turn away at the thought of another cheap, entry level Android handset, consider this -- the Ideos ships with Froyo on board.  Stock, beautiful vanilla Android 2.2. 

No word on final specs or pricing, but expect them both to be low.  And that's OK.  To me, a low spec "beginner" phone is just fine as long as the manufacturer takes the time to make it work well and uses the latest version of the operating system they can get their hands on.  I'm looking forward to playing with this one.  [TmoNews]

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3 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for Oct. 14, 2010

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It's our favorite time of the week again, the time where we get to scroll through the huge application lists on our devices, and share with you some of our personal favorites. Whether you are on the hunt for a new application, or just enjoy to see what others are using, be sure to hit the jump and see what we got for everyone this week.

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3 years ago

HTC releases Desire Z source code

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Good news for your tinkering types: HTC has released the source code for the Desire Z, one of the phones with the new HTC Sense. Of course, some proprietary code is still under wraps, but we can get a look at the rest of the kernel source, and who doesn't like to do that? [HTC Developer Center]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 review

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A fast, agile Android slider, but signal connection problems and a lack of hackability are big minuses 

The T-Mobile G2 is the latest Android smartphone to hit the nation's fourth-largest carrier, and is billed as the successor to the venerable G1.  It goes beyond that though, as this one is a quantum leap, both in the hardware department and software side, from anything we've seen from T-Mobile before.  Hit the break for our complete review.

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3 years ago

Desire HD available for preorder at Vodafone

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The HTC Desire HD, an Evo-sized device headed to Europe, is now available for preorder on Vodafone. The Desire HD packs a 4.3-inch touchscreen powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 with the new version of HTC Sense.  Be sure to check out our hands on with this device and then go ahead and preorder your own today. Thanks, Dave!

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3 years ago

Opera Mobile for Android coming out of beta within a month

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Opera Mobile for Android has been in beta for what seems like forever -- we first got a look at it at Mobile World Congress way back in February. But it's nearing completion, and the popular mobile browser should be released within a month, Opera announced on its blog this morning. It's trumpeting full hardware acceleration and pinch-to-zoom at the low levels. Will it take over as our daily browser? We'll find out in a month when it's available at Opera.com and in the Android Market. [Opera]

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3 years ago

Motorola acknowledges Froyo issues on Droid X

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The recent update of the Motorola Droid X to Android 2.2 was one that was very welcomed -- until we began to see new bugs pop up. We've seen Motorola acknowledge the messaging issues that were caused by Froyo, and now they have done the same with some others. Some of these issues include:

  • Stuck on Moto logo after reboot – this was tough on a few owners. Very sorry about that. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release. If you are still experiencing this issue, click here.
  • Random rebooting – while there always seem to be new conditions that can cause an electronic device to panic, we do have improvements coming that address and eliminate identified panic states. They will be distributed in a future software release.
  • WiFi connection and stability – improvements in WiFi have been developed, to address several problem areas. They will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Battery Manager “force close” errors – under some circumstances, pressing the battery icon under Menu > Settings > Battery Manager results in a forced close error. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Media won’t play – includes “sorry the player does not support this type of audio file," custom ringtone stop working, video won’t play, etc., until after a reboot. We believe we have identified the cause of these errors. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Music files cutting off the final four seconds or so – a solution has been developed. It will be distributed in a future software release.

If you are a Droid X owner and are noticing any of these bugs, or any others, Motorola asks for you to let them know. Keep in mind that if you don't report it, they can't fix it! [via Motorola Support] Thanks to everybody who sent this in.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile lowers data cap, will throttle speeds for those who continue to exceed

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Lately it seems as though nearly every carrier has changed its data plans, and T-Mobile looks to be next. Effective Oct. 16, T-Mobile will be changing its data cap from 10MB to a 5GB, which is more in line with what other carriers offer.  Users who reach the 5GB cap will be notified via a free SMS message that they have reached their cap, and any continued data usage will be at a slower speed. They are saying that this change will only affect around 1 percent of their customers, meaning 99 percent of you will not notice a change. But for those who wish to monitor their data usage it can be done on my.t-mobile.com under the data use tab. [via TMoNews, whom we're betting is that 1 percent ;-) ]

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