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3 years ago

Motorola Droid Pro, Droid 2 and Droid X said to be getting Gingerbread

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Well, two out of three ain't bad, folks. Way back in early December, we asked Android Central Seer (it's on his business card) Jerry Hildenbrand to predict which phones might get the upgrade to Gingerbread. And out of Motorola's stable he picked the Droid 2 (and Droid 2 Global) as well as the Droid X. Easy choices, both.

And while we don't have it recorded for posterity, I distinctly remember someone asking Herr Hildenbrand in disbelief if he really believed the Motorola Droid Pro would be left out -- at least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it. The first two are easy to imagine at this point -- there have been leaks. The latter, well, it admittedly might have been a toss-up, so maybe we'll let Jerry off the hook on that one.

That brings us to a post in the Motorola support forums that states the Droid X, Droid 2/Global and the Droid Pro will be getting Gingerbread updates. So it's semi-official. As for when? Sooner rather than later, we imagine. Stay tuned.

Source: Motorola; via Droid Life

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3 years ago

HTC Flyer missing OnLive, Infuse Software [from the forums]

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Another week underway and we're ready to rock -- heck, we even got some new Android Central swag to celebrate with. That's a sure way to kill off the Mondays right? Throughout the weekend, some new threads popped up in the forums -- if you missed them then, be sure to check em out now.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

Evernote developer competition kicks off with $100,000 in prizes

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With what has now grown to more than 9 million users, the folks behind Evernote have just announced the first Evernote trunk conference and developer competition with $100,000 in prizes. The one-day conference will be held on Aug. 18 in San Francisco and will be used to share innovative applications, integrations, and success stories for Evernote.

Developer, user and product sessions are planned for the event. But, that's not all -- the developer competition is open until July 15 with winners announced on July 22 and the prizes lined up for building an application, service, or device that works with Evernote are looking pretty good:

  • Grand Prize: $50,000
  • 6 Finalists: $5,000 each
  • Wildcard Prize: $10,000
  • Student Prize: $10,000

If you're interested in attending the Evernote trunk conference and participating in the developer competition you can hit the source link below for further details.

Source: Evernote Blog

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3 years ago

Changing your Launcher by clearing app defaults

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3 years ago

CalorieCount.com releases app for Android, afternoon munchies successfully thwarted

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CalorieCount.com has released an Android version of its Calorie Counter & Diet app, available now in the Android Market. Already popular on iPhone and recently featured on "The Today Show," the app now gives Android users access to its full suite of wellness and health planning tools. Features include access to nutritional facts for over 200,000 foods, exercise reviews, healthy recipes, personal healthy-living goal logs, and tools to track calories and visualize long-term weight loss strategies. With a clean and easy-to-use interface, you now have no good reason to lose track of how many cookies you’ve eaten this afternoon. Hit the source link to download straight from CalorieCount.com, or hit the break to grab it from the Android Market.

Source: CalorieCount.com

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3 years ago

OfficeMax now selling the Acer Iconia Tab A500

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Although it's been a long time coming, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is now hitting some store shelves -- and one of those stores, as announced today is OfficeMax. Wasting no more time, OfficeMax has made the Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet available today for $449.99.

"We are excited to offer Acer's new Iconia Tab A500 in all OfficeMax's retail locations and online," said Ryan Vero, EVP and Chief Merchandising Officer for OfficeMax. "Its light-weight, slim design and exceptional operating platform is designed for customers who prefer a smaller-sized tablet. The power, speed and versatility behind the Iconia Tab create an enjoyable user experience."

That power and speed he is referring to comes from the NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor. If you've not had a chance to see the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in action, check out our previous hands-on with it -- otherwise, jump on past the break for the full press release.

Source: OfficeMax

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3 years ago

HTC Salsa and ChaCha final software gets leaked

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If tinkering with software internals is your thing, you'll be pleased to hear that the final, shipping ROMs for HTC's Facebook phones, the Salsa and ChaCha, have leaked out over on 911HTC. Both of the Facebook-focused phones ship with Android 2.3.3 and a customized version of HTC's Sense software. In particular, the ChaCha sports a UI quite different to anything seen on any other HTC devices. Hit the source link to grab the files.

Source: 911HTC

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3 years ago

Samsung Infuse 4G Accessories Roundup

The most popular accessories for the Samsung Infuse 4G

 

The new Samsung Infuse 4G is finally in your hands, and you're looking for the best way to compliment your new Android smartphone- whether it's a case to protect it, a charger to keep it powered up, or even a car kit to make your Infuse 4G the perfect hands-free solution.  Here at Android Central we've provided you with a simple roundup of the most popular accessories for the Samsung Infuse 4G.

And rounding out the four most popular Samsung Infuse 4G accessories, we have:

And we're just getting started. Head on past the break for our top choices.

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3 years ago

Sprint now touting EVO 4G 'with Android 2.3' [Updated]

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Update: And we just got the official word from Sprint:

It was mistakenly posted on Sprint.com that HTC EVO 4G with Android 2.2, Gingerbread, was available through our sale channels. We apologize for any confusion. HTC EVO 4G currently uses Android 2.2, Froyo, but we plan to upgrade to Android 2.3 as soon as we can.

Original: We've got no doubt that Android 2.3 is coming the for Sprint EVO 4G -- we've been rocking a leaked build for a month or so now. But might it finally be nearing release?

Sprint's started listing the EVO 4G as "Now with Android 2.3." That mean it's shipping with the Gingerbread build? Or is the update about to roll out? Is it just a typo? News at 11, folks.

Source: Sprint; via Android Central Forums; Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Contest: Win a free HTC ThunderBolt!

OK, everybody, it's time for another phone giveaway! This one comes to you from Rebtel and its new Android application, which aims to give you a cheaper way to make international calls to your friends and family.

Up for grabs is a brand-new HTC ThunderBolt (read our full review). Rebtel's providing the phone, you're own your own for service. Here are the full rules:

  • To enter, just leave a post in this forum thread.
  • Posting more than once doesn't help your chances of winning.
  • You must live in the continental United States to win. (Sorry, RoW.)
  • Rebtel's providing the phone, it's up to you for service.
  • Contest ends at 5 p.m. EST Friday, May 27.
  • We'll pick a winner at random, and alert them via e-mail.

That's it, folks. Full details are in the link below. Good luck!

Win a free HTC ThunderBolt from Rebtel

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