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3 years ago

T-Mobile extending HSPA+ coverage; 4G-like speeds to reach 55 markets

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Just like last month, T-Mobile has lit up their HSPA+ network in nine more markets, bringing 4G like speed (21 Mbs) to:

  • Boston
  • Erie, Penn.
  • Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif.
  • Miami
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Spokane, Wash.
  • Topeka, Kan.

This brings the count up to 55 markets, and over 100 million people covered by the HSPA+ network.  While the G2 should make full use of HSPA+ network technology, the Cliq, Vibrant, Behold II, and MyTouch 3G Slide also benefit from the higher speeds according to T-Mobile.  See T-Mobile's official statement after the break.

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3 years ago

Samsung to unveil Media Hub Sept. 16

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Those of you with a T-Mobile Vibrant, AT&T Captivate or the new Sprint Epic 4G might have tried the "Media Hub" app only to find that it just doesn't work. That's by design, as Samsung has yet to launch the service that will bring TV shows and movies to your phone. But that all changes Sept. 16 in New York City, when Samsung unveils what it's been working on. Stay tuned, folks.

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3 years ago

Android game review: Prism 3D [video]

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Prism 3D is a great game that uses your Android phone's accelerometer to track a beach ball as it bounces down a set of 3D tiles, and your goal is to keep it from falling by the wayside.  It's way harder than it sounds, which to me is a big plus as it keeps the replay value high.  The game has beautiful graphics, is incredibly smooth on my Nexus One (I can only imagine it on a Galaxy S or Droid X), and entertaining as all get-out.  Add in an infinite mode for you guys who are good at this one, and a level editor for those of us who aren't, and I think you have a real winner here.

After the break there's a video of the game in action, and the download link, check this one out! [Hyperbees] Thanks Nicole!

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3 years ago

Review: HTC 2150mAh extended battery for the Droid Incredible

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The Droid Incredible by HTC is, well -- nothing short of incredible (sorry, I just had to). What's not incredible is the meager battery life, with the stock 1300mAh power plant. That's where the 2150 mAh extended battery for the Droid Incredible comes in, getting you through the day -- and then some. Full review and pictures after the break.

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3 years ago

Hannspree to introduce a beastly Android tablet at IFA 2010

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Expect Android tablet news to flow like water as IFA 2010 gets into gear, so let's start things off with a bang.  According to German site Areamobile.de, Chinese manufacturer Hannspree will be introducing a nice, high spec piece of kit that sets a very high bar for others to follow:

  • 10.1 inch 1024x600 display
  • 14 mm thick
  • 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 system on chip
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • HDMI output @ 1080p
  • Accelerometer and ambient light sensor
  • Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Android 2.2

Pick your chin up, and keep an eye out for more news about this one and more from IFA 2010, Dieter's there on the ground, and as long as there's not a beer tent he'll keep us informed. [Areamobile.de] Thanks GaMMeLHaNsy!

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3 years ago

Motorola shows off the Milestone 2 in a video

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If you've been waiting for the GSM version of the Droid 2, you're in luck -- Motorola has shown off the Milestone 2 in two minutes of video.  With the same sliding keyboard, same camera with dual LED flash, same 1 GHz processor, same as we're used to from the original Droid / Milestone team.

With one big difference -- apparently if you change the colors of the launcher, not-blur becomes Blur, and Moto isn't afraid to call it such this time around.  We like the resizable widgets, and other cool things the Motorola home offers, so we won't complain too much.  Be sure to check out the video after the break.  Thanks Albert!

Update: Annnnnnd ... It's gone. Guess it was more of us showing it off than them. :p

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3 years ago

Yahoo brings fantasy football to Android

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Football season is here, and that means fantasy football  is everywhere at the moment. If you don't have time to watch all the games, you can stay up-to-date with your league and players on Android with Yahoo! Fantasy Football '10. Yahoo is one of the leaders of the fantasy sports world, so it's great to see a dedicated app make its way to the Market. 

With the app, users can check league and player stats, make roster changes and more. If you're a fantasy football fan and use Yahoo, don't miss this free app in the Market; it will make your life a lot easier! [Thanks Small_law!]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 renders break cover; that's one sexy keyboard

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We'd be lying if we said we weren't excited about the T-Mobile G2, the carrier's first HSPA+ Android smartphone. And so we're excited to see these leaked renders which give us a good look at the horizontal slider's keyboard.  And if there's anybody who knows how to do a keyboard right (so long as the carrier doesn't frak it up), it's HTC.

Supposedly that's a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen we're looking at, but it wouldn't surprise us at all if that changed, given the current state of supply. Or lack thereof. Now alls we need is a little extra launch info from T-Mobile and we'll be all set. [Cell Phone Signal] Thanks, Marco!

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3 years ago

Motorola warns of leaked Droid X Froyo; we show you how to roll back

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Remember that leaked Froyo update that came out of the blue a few days ago for the Droid X? You do? Well, Motorola is really hoping you haven't installed it on your Droid X. Oh, wait -- you already installed it? If that's the case, Matt from the Motorola Owners' Forum has something to say:

WARNING: Do NOT load the leaked 2.2 upgrade that has been floating around on the Internets. There is currently no upgrade path from that load to the official 2.2 load that will be released by early September. Unless you have some plan to flash your phone back to the current official load, you could be stuck on the leaked version.

Rut ro, Raggy! Sounds like they're serious. The good news is that so are we, and we have instructions in our forums for rolling back to Android 2.1-update1. It takes just a couple of minutes, and you can find all the instructions here.

Oh yeah, and that Matt guy from Motorola, he mentioned "early September" for the official OTA update. So... that means for the rest of you -- just wait the few days. [Motorola Owners' Forum] via [Droid Life]

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3 years ago

How to manually update your Droid Incredible to Froyo

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Finally, the Incredible OTA is here! And like all Android phones, now that we know the location for the Incredible Froyo OTA, there is an option to go get it versus waiting for it to be pushed to you.  This is the same file as you would get if you just waited, and you'll have the exact same Froyo as everyone else, so there's no need to worry.  Here's how it's done:

  1. Grab the OTA file here from the Android Central Forums.
  2. Make sure it's named update.zip
  3. Copy it to the root (base directory) of your SD card.  Don't put it in any folders, and don't put it on the internal memory.
  4. Shut your phone off
  5. While holding the volume down button, turn the phone back on.
  6. In the white Bootloader screen, select recovery from the list.
  7. In the recovery screen (the triangle with exclamation mark), press volume up and power.  You'll go to the recovery menu.
  8. In the recovery menu, select "apply sdcard:update.zip"
  9. The phone will find the file, and when finished prompt you to reboot.  Reboot via the menu, then patiently wait for the phone to reboot, and enjoy your Froyo when it's done.

Be sure to hit the Incredible forums to talk about the update, its process, or ask any questions! Thanks to Teslatech in the Android Central Forums for the dl location!

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