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3 years ago

CrackBerry's 10 Reasons why Google will buy Research In Motion

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Should Google purchase RIM and BlackBerry? That's the question our pals at CrackBerry are asking, offering just shy of a dozen reasons why acquiring the struggling Research in Motion might be appealing.

For our money, RIM's excellent Enterprise support and patent portfolio might be reason enough. Tossing in RIM's new QNX-based operating system would be icing the cake.

As for whether any of this would ever -- ever! -- happen is another story, though.

More: 10 Reasons why Google will buy Research in Motion

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3 years ago

LG Revolution Accessories Roundup

The best accessories for your LG Revolution

 

Verizon's LG Revolution packs a punch with its LTE capabilities as well as its stunning 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen for displaying media in a rich and crisp format.  However what we often overlook in terms of protection and stability for our device is the most crucial and can inevitably mean life or death for your LG Revolution.

The good news is that we've established a brief roundup of all of the most popular accessories for the LG Revolution based off of reviews from our customers here at Android Central as well as our loyal readers and expert team of Android enthusiasts.

Interested to see what all is in store for your LG Revolution smartphone? Check past the break for more of the good stuff.

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3 years ago

Gingerbread finally arrives on Vodafone-branded Nexus Ones

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If you're still rocking an unrooted, Vodafone-branded Nexus One, then you'll be pleased to hear that today sees the release of the official, Voda-approved Gingerbread update for these phones. The carrier has announced that Android 2.3.4 has begun rolling out over-the-air to its Nexus Ones, bringing these handsets up to date with unbranded Nexii.

Of the many new features in Gingerbread, Vodafone has highlighted the re-vamped UI and keyboard, SIP calling and improved power management in its release notes. It's an over-the-air (OTA) update, so simply check for updates in Settings -> About phone to grab the new software.

Source: Vodafone UK

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab's Gingerbread update rolls out today

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For all you folks whose Sprint-branded Samsung Galaxy Tabs have been languishing with Froyo for the better part of a year now (since it launched, anyway), your Gingerbread update is coming this week. Sprint's given official word of the update (unofficial word came last week), which begins pushing today. It'll be released in stages, with 100 percent of devices to be updated by the weekend.

Source: Sprint

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3 years ago

Toshiba Thrive popping up in Best Buys early; AC forums member snags one

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Word on the street is that the Toshiba Thrive tablet has made its way into a few Best Buy stores over the weekend, ahead of its July 13 shipping date. And, sure enough, Android Central Forums member amana9 has managed to snag one, posting up a few pics as proof.

The Thrive, as you'll recall, is Toshiba's 10.1-inch, dual-core Tegra 2 Honeycomb tablet, available in 8-, 16- or 32-gigabyte models. But the really sexy thing is that it sports a full-size USB port and full-size SD card reader. Of course, that makes for a slightly larger form factor. But judging from our hands-on with the Thrive way back in January (before it was even running Honeycomb), it's definitely worth checking out. Hit up the source link below for more impressions and pics.

Source: Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

HTC Sensation 4G now available from Bell

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Today is the day if you've been holding out for the HTC Sensation to arrive on Bell. The device is now available through their website and local retailers on a 3-year contract for $149 with the no-contract pricing reaching $549. We've reviewed the HTC Sensation a few times now and needless to say it's an easy recommendation for anyone who's shopping a new a device -- even more so when HTC gets around to unlocking the boot loader. However, we can't forget the fact the Samsung Galaxy S II is also around the corner for Bell but if you're set on the Sensation you'll find the link below.

Source: Bell

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3 years ago

Sprint Photon 4G: Now 'coming soon'

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When the Photon 4G was announced, Sprint said its first 4G Android device from Motorola would be coming "this summer." Looks like that's been bumped up to "coming soon." That doesn't exactly shed any light on when you'll actually be able to buy one. But any movement's better than no movement at all, right?

More: Photon 4G forums; Thanks, anon!

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3 years ago

The Week in Android News

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With Canada Day behind us, and the Fourth of July winding down, us we hope that everyone has enjoyed their week (plus a day). While many of you were busy cramming five days worth of work into four to enjoy a long weekend, we were hard at work delivering you tons of Android news. Odds are you missed something along the way, so take a look below at some of our news from this past week.

General News

Hardware News

Tablet News

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3 years ago

Droid Bionic launching Aug. 4, according to leaked screen

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Might we finally have a launch date for the Verizon Droid Bionic? It just went through the FCC. And according to this screen shot we just received, it looks like Aug. 4 might finally be the day (which would match a third-quarter window noted previously). That would be just about seven months since the Bionic was announced by Motorola at CES. (See our hands-on.) And since that time, it's gone back underground for a hardware overhaul, and we'll likely see updated software, too. Neither the new hardware nor new software has been confirmed by Motorola or Verizon, however.

And all that said, here comes our usual "Launch dates are subject to change" speech. There's still nothing official, but this is as good as we've seen so far.

BTW: Note the confirmation of the Droid 3 launch date, too.

More: Droid Bionic forums; Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

Our forums hit 1 million posts; now you can win a Galaxy Tab 10.1!

Another reason to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend -- the Android Central Forums recently passed 1 million posts. So to give back (and celebrate freedom and stuff) we're giving away a 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. White or gray -- your call.

To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a post in this thread. It's that easy. Now, the fine print:

  • You've gotta be in the U.S. or Canada for this one.
  • This is the Wifi-only version -- no fussing around with carrier contracts.
  • We can't stop you from entering more than once, but we will know when you do, and it won't help your chances any.
  • Contest ends at 5 p.m. EST Thursday, July 7. We'll announce the winner live on the Android Central Podcast that night.
  • Android Central and Smartphone Experts employees, and AC Forums moderators (sorry, guys!), can't win. And if they even try to enter, we're going to take them out back.

That's it. Good luck!

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