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3 years ago

Tonight, on the Android Central Podcast ...

We're back, and we're giving away a Sonos system!

How do we make up for a couple weeks away from our regular Thursday night live show? Let's give away a bad-ass Sonos system! That's right, we've got a pair of Sonos S5s, plus a ZoneBridge, and one lucky Android Central reader is going to win them. That's some $900 worth of Sonos gear, and all you have to do is leave a post in this forums thread. One post per person, contest ends at 5 p.m. EST.

Oh, and we'll also recap Google IO, talk some tablets and whatever other Android news floats our boat.

So join Phil and the gang -- and, of course, the chat room -- live tonight at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST for the live broadcast. You should be there. You will be there. You must be there. After all, you are what makes it the Greatest Android Podcast in the World.

Not at a computer? Pick up the free UStream Viewer from the Android Market [link] and search for Android Central a little before the show (it won't appear until we go live). We'll see you there! AndroidCentral.com/live

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3 years ago

Official Preakness app hits Android Market

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Good news for anyone who is faithfully devoted to the Preakness Stakes, as the official app is now live in the Market.

The app allows you to check out the schedule, jockey information, race replays, and up-to-date results, to name a few. A must have for any Triple Crown fan, this looks to be an app you'll use well after the Preakness race is finished this Saturday afternoon.

Download links are after the break.

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3 years ago

Cliq 2 rolling out limited update, testers needed

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Motorola is looking for 200 software testers to test the latest version of Android they've developed for the Cliq 2. Unfortunately, this is not a Gingerbread update.

If you're interested in getting the release early, all you need to do is hit the source link and fill out a survey to become a candidate to test the early software release.

If anyone's fortunate enough to get the software early, as always, let us know what's different and how it's running for you.

Source: Motorola Support Forums

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3 years ago

Logitech debuts new lineup of Android tablet accessories

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Logitech has launched a new line of Android tablet accessories today. Some of the highlights in the lineup include:

  • Logitech Wireless Speaker: Eliminate cables and listen to your music from up to 50 feet away from your tablet with Bluetooth connectivity. The speaker delivers rich stereo sound and its rechargeable batteries last up to 10 hours.
  • Logitech Tablet Keyboard: This keyboard comes in two models — one for Android-based tablets and one for iPad — and the carrying case converts to a stand when you’re ready to type.
  • Logitech Tablet Mouse: Pairing to your Android 3.1 + tablet using Bluetooth, this mouse delivers laser-precise tracking, smooth cursor control and easy up-and-down scrolling.

Anyone interested? I know products like the Motorola Atrix 4G and the Eee Pad Transformer have an edge with their dedicated keyboard docks, but will this pull anyone away? I for one think the keyboard would look great with a Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Source: Blog.Logitech

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3 years ago

HTC Sensation now available from Vodafone UK

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The wait is finally over, at least for Vodafone customers in the UK. HTC's new dual-core flagship phone, the Sensation, is now available to purchase from Vodafone UK. Pre-orders made over the past few weeks should also start arriving from today. The Sensation is available for free from Vodafone on 24-month contracts of £35 or more per month. On shorter or cheaper contracts, you can expect to pay between £100 and £200 up-front for the phone.

The Sensation boasts the most impressive hardware and software of any HTC device to date -- there's the brand new HTC Sense 3.0, running on a 960x540 display, powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. And of course you'll be running Gingerbread out of the box, too. If you're planning on picking up the Sensation, or its American cousin the Sensation 4G, then be sure to check out our hands-on coverage from last month's HTC Roadshow.

Source: Vodafone UK

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3 years ago

How to stream Hulu on a hacked Nook Color

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Have 11 minutes? Wanna get Hulu streaming on your hacked Nook Color (or another Android device)? Android Central Forums member Huskermaina -- who also brought us the excellent Netflix on a Nook Color video -- is back for more.

The gist of it is that you'll be loading a modified Flash Player as well as Dolphin Browser HD. A couple other settings tweaks, and you're streaming away! As often is the case with Hulu, however, it wouldn't surprise us in the least if this method ceases to work at some point. But for now, get to streaming! Full instructions are in the forums (hit the link below), and we've got the instructional video after the break, too.

How-to: Stream Hulu on the Nook Color

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3 years ago

Android's Q1 2011 global sales hit 36 million, analyst reports

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Another day, another chart showing Android's spectacular growth. What you see above is Gartner's numbers for the first quarter of 2011. And in those three months, some 36.2 million Android devices were sold worldwide, for a 36 percent share in the period. Second highest was Symbian, at 27.5 million, and iOS devices totaled 16.9 million devices. BlackBerry was at 13 million, and Microsoft (Windows Phone) a meager 3.6 million. HP's webOS was relegated to the "Other" category.

Compared to Gartner's Q1 2010 numbers, Android increased nearly 600 percent for total sales, and increased its global market share by 26 percentage points. Apple's iOS, on the other hand, doubled its unit sales but only increased its market share by 1.5 percentage points.

Overall, some 428 million mobile devices were sold in the first quarter of the year, up 19 percent from the same period a year ago.

Source: Gartner

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3 years ago

Reminder: New Verizon 4G LTE areas are live today

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Just a friendly reminder for all you Verizon customers out there. Tomorrow, will be a great day if you live in the any of the following areas:

  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Fayetteville-Lumberton, N.C.
  • Greater Fairfield and New London, Conn.
  • Bryan-College Station and Temple-Killeen, Texas

Verizon's also increased the LTE footprint in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans and Philadelphia.

Keep in mind though; you'll need a 4G LTE capable device in order to see any changes. Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt owners, you're in. The rest of you, well -- no such luck unless you're making use of a 4G modem offered by Verizon.We're pretty sure Phil will be 4G drunk by mid-afternoon so we're counting on him to tell us the second it actually goes live.

Full list of LTE-enabled cities is after the break.

Source: Verizon

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid X2 now live on Verizon site

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The Xperia Play isn't the only phone to go live on Verizon.com tonight, the Motorola Droid X2 has also appeared, ready to order.  $199.99 (with a new agreement) gets you Big Red's first dual-core phone, (Paging Mr. Bionic.  Please pick up the white courtesy phone), or if you prefer to buy things without getting tangled up in a contract it will set you back $449.99.

The DX2 is catching a lot of heat for not having an LTE radio, but for those who don't live or work in an area that will see any LTE love in the near future, it should make for a great phone.  It's all about the choices.

Source: VerizonThanks, THEURBANblend!

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3 years ago

Xperia Play pre-order page live, ships May 25

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After the messy launch of the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon's launch of the Xperia Play looks to be right on track.  The pre-order page has gone live, and as announced the pricing is $199.99 with a contract and $449.99 if bought outright.  We also see that orders will ship out by May 25, so it looks like you gamer types can have your PlayStation Phone in your hands the same day they arrive in stores.

While it's not the dual-core monster many are waiting for, looking at Dieter's hands-on from Mobile World Congress we see that the gameplay looks butter smooth.  We also had a chance to fondle them at Google I/O earlier this month, and they are quite snappy performers.  We certainly wouldn't blame you if you picked up one of these beauties.  Join the discussion in the Xperia Play forums to make the wait a bit more tolerable!

Source: Verizon. Thanks, kly412!

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