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3 years ago

Get the Droid 2 eye live wallpaper now

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OK, so it's a little wrong to put the Droid 2 eye live wallpaper on a Nexus One. But it's also very, very right. It's a simple install, and you don't have to be rooted to do it. You just need a phone that can handle live wallpapers. Hit up the source link for the download info. [XDA Developers]

Update: If you're getting a parsing error, try getting the apk onto your phone through a different method. (I used Dropbox, or you can try the Sideload Wonder Machine)

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3 years ago

HTC and Sports Illustrated want to put you behind the tan lines

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HTC and Sports Illustrated are looking for someone to be the official HTC correspondent to cover the 2011 swimsuit edition photo shoots.  HTC and SI will provide a new HTC smartphone, and the contest winner will be required to shoot pictures and video of the event  for the Sports Illustrated Behind the Tanlines page.  I doubt much arm-twisting will be needed. 

While I would prefer that nobody else enters, ensuring my victory and swimsuit model vacation, I'll tell you guys (and gals) how to enter -- Just upload a photo or video (3 minutes or less) at the Behind the Tanlines contest page, and fill out the form to give them a tweet.  Rules and details are available at the source link.  Good luck, and if you'll excuse me I have some video to shoot.  [Behind the Tanlines via HTC Source]

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3 years ago

Sprint compares Samsung's Epic 4G with HTC's Evo 4G in new video

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Sprint's YouTube channel just uploaded a comparison video of the only 4G phones on the cell phone market today: Samsung's Epic 4G and HTC's Evo 4G. Sprint employee Heather walks us through a few features of the phones, mostly showcasing the Epic's 4-inch Super AMOLED display, QWERTY keyboard, and reminds us via the small print that "the Samsung media hub will be available post-launch." The clip also shows off the Epic's ability to connect wirelessly to your DLNA certified TV. Poor Evo ... he can only do HDMI out. Sprint's epic video -- pun intended -- is available after the break.

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3 years ago

From the forums -- Droid X swag showing in some owners' mailboxes

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If you were lucky enough to get a Droid X before they went on backorder, keep a close eye on your mailbox (not the Gmail one, silly).  Users in the forums are reporting that they have been receiving a Droid box, and inside is a T-shirt (pictured, and size XXL -- sorry Cory), a sticker, and a 25 percent off coupon for accessories.  Yay swag!  [Android Central forums] Special thanks to twindragons187 for the pics!

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3 years ago

Official and early Droid 2 hands-ons good to whet the appetite

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The Motorola Droid 2 is less than 24 hours away, and Verizon's offering up an official hands-on video (re-uploaded by Engadget) to tease use these last few hours. Can't help but wonder if all the hands-on touchy-feely stuff was dig at Apple. Or maybe we're making that up. Who knows.

Either way, check it out after the break, along with an early hands-on from Droid Life. And everybody get ready for the madness to start tomorrow morning.

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3 years ago

SwiftKey Keyboard gains speech-to-text

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SwiftKey, one of our favorite keyboards, just added a much-wanted feature that many popular third-party keyboards lack: speech to text. The microphone gets a dedicated button in its familiar spot to the left of the space bar, but the implementation is slightly different from what most of us are used to.

Pressing it brings up a blank screen with the "Speak now" dialog rather than staying on the screen you're actually entering text on. While slightly jarring, this may be due to one other tweak--after speaking, a popup lets you select what you meant to say. Will this alleviate the frustration of the speech-to-text engine constantly misunderstanding you, or just add another step?

The app description now also promises the "full app out soon." Their beta release added a lot of polish compared to the alpha, so we may be in for a treat in the near future. Download link and another screenshot after the break

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3 years ago

Official Galaxy S accessories look as awesome as the Android smartphones

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We've got half of the Galaxy S line already in our fat little fingers -- that'd be the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate -- and today Samsung announced some official accessories to go with them. (We'll forget, for the moment, that they're teasing us with the as-yet-unlaunched Verizon Fascinate.)

As you see above, there's a snazzy car dock that fits the lines of the entire Galaxy S series. And after the break, take a peep at the desktop dock with audio out, spare battery charger and leather case.

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3 years ago

Samsung Captivate available from Amazon for only $49.99 with contract

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If you've been looking to get the new Samsung Captivate from AT&T, be sure you check out Amazon's awesome deal first. Amazon is offering the 1GHz "Hummingbird" processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, and an all-new Touchwiz 3.0 user interface for a $49.99 with a new two year contract. AT&T is currently selling it for $199.99. Sounds like a steal to us. Check out our review of the Samsung Captivate before you scoop it up from Amazon though. [Amazon via Android Authority]

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: Wordfeud Free

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One of the many applications that I have been waiting to come to Android would be a replacement for Words with Friends, which is available on the iPhone and iPad. Wordfeud FREE is a great new Android application that allows you to play a Scrabble like game with either a friend or random opponent. Once you open the application you are asked for your email address, then asked to select a user name, which will allow friends to search for you to start a new game. Once you are all set up you can invite a user by user name or you can search for a random opponent, so even if none of your friends have Android devices, you can still take advantage of this great application.

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3 years ago

Archos 32 hits FCC, gets caught on camera

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The specs got leaked a while back, but now we finally have pictures of the Archos 32 tablet. The device seems to be packing dedicated directional buttons, which should help navigation on that 3.2 inch screen. It comes packed with 8GB of onboard storage and runs Android 2.1 ("Eclair"). The price may be the biggest selling point, as it will run you only $150. Sounds like a great Android-based alternative to the iPod Touch to me. Plus, it has a kickstand! Click past the break for a couple more pictures. [FCC via Engadget]

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