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3 years ago

Mozilla needs you to help beta test Firefox mobile for Android

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We've been hearing a lot about Firefox mobile the past couple of weeks, and now that it's officially available for beta testing, the Firefox mobile team at Mozilla needs you to test things out.  Some of us are loving the fact that we can use Firefox on our Android phones, some not so much, but we all agree there's some improvement needed.  That's where we come in -- hit the source link where you can download the beta, or if you're the adventurous type one of the nightly builds, then start checking in and asking questions with the developers in the Mozilla Firefox developer forum right here at Android Central, where Mozilla's own Matt Brubeck is staying on top of things.  [dknite's blog]

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3 years ago

Smartphone Coasters -- so simple, so cool

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Ask any Evo 4G user what they love about their phone, and eventually the word kickstand will come up.  Having an easy way to hold the phone so it can be viewed is simply great, and is one of those things you wonder how you ever got along without.  Fear not, non-kickstand enabled smartphones, the latest product from newPCgadgets.com called "Smartphone Coasters" has you covered.

The design is simple and elegant, looks to be very functional, and the price is right.  They're stainless steel so they should take quite the beating, but with no material on the sides, shouldn't affect signal much at all.  They got me interested, and at $3.95 each I grabbed a few of them.  Check them out, your phone will love you for it.  [newPCgadgets.com]

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3 years ago

Smartphone comparison: HTC HD7 versus HTC Evo 4G versus Motorola Droid X

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The HTC Evo 4G and Motorola Droid X no longer are the only 4.3-inch monsters around. (OK, OK. There's the HD2. Sheesh. Microsoft's putting Windows Mobile 6.5 behind it, and so were we.)  HTC unleashed the Windows Phone-powered HD7 today -- another 4.3-inch device that'll be available on T-Mobile in mid-November for $199. True to its form, it's an HTC device through and through. But how does it compare to the Evo 4G? And what about the Droid X? We've got a plethora of pics after the break.

More on the Windows Phone launch at WPCentral

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3 years ago

Bell to get the HTC Desire Z, will cost $499 off-contract

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The HTC Desire Z is on its way to Bell, bringing another high-end Android phone to the Canadian market. 

The often dubbed 'global G2' will be hitting stores later this year, no word yet on an official release date. According to the screenshot, the device will cost $499.99 off-contract, which is very reasonable for a phone with these specs. 

So keep an eye out, Canadian customers, the Desire Z is on its way! [Mobile Syrup]

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3 years ago

Windows Phone 7 launches with a slew of devices [the competition]

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Microsoft dominated headlines this morning with the announcement of their new Windows Phone 7 platform.  For all Windows Phone 7 news, check out our sister site, WPCentral.

Along with the announcement came a slew of interesting devices. The HTC Surround, pictured above, sports dual Dolby-capable speakers with a 3.8-inch touchscreen. 

Phil was at the announcement, so we hope he hasn't left Android just yet (he's madly in love with Zune pass, you know).

What does everyone think? Are you jealous of some of these new features such as the Dolby speakers or the fact that all phones will be updated together? Or do you see Windows Phone 7 as another Microsoft Mobile flop? 

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3 years ago

Palmary Weather for Android receives an update, stability fixes and more

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Keeping up with the weather can be very important for many of us, no one wants to get caught in the torrential downpour while dressed in their finest clothes, do they? There are several weather applications available, many of them offer the same basic features but Palmary Weather offers users all the basic features, and many extras as well. Some of these features include:

  • AppWidgets
  • 68000 locations all over the world
  • Current conditions
  • 12-hour Hour-by-Hour forecast / 48-hour Hour-by-Hour forecast
  • 48-hours detailed forecast
  • 7-day Expanded Forecast / 15-days forecast
  • Forecast Charts: temperature, probability of precipitation, precipitation, wind, humidity
  • Airport delays
  • Weather alerts
  • Multiple Map choices
  • Min / max temperature map
  • Temperature and weather alerts as notification on status bar
  • Automatically tracking current location using GPS

If the weather is something that intrigues you, this feature loaded application is definitely worth checking out. Download information after the break.

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3 years ago

Verizon Fascinate review

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This Verizon Fascinate review should have been an easy one. (And, yes, it should have been done some time ago.) It's the fourth version of the Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone to be released in the United States. And for all intents and purposes, it's largely like the others (save for the keyboard on the Sprint Epic 4G, of course).

That is, until Bing came along. Look, we're not going to make this whole review about Verizon's deal with Microsoft to make Bing the default search engine on the Fascinate. That's a business decision. It's not one we agree with, and we're going to (mostly) look past it for the purposes of this review.

So join us after the break as we take a look at the Verizon Fascinate.

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3 years ago

How-To: Sync music and videos from your computer (aka iTunes)

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Lets face it: syncing your music and videos in Android is nowhere near as simple as with certain "i"-named devices. However, many of you (myself included) may use iTunes to manage and purchase your music and podcasts. There are a couple great solutions to get your media from your computer to your phone with playlists intact. Keep in mind that any DRMed music will not work on your Android phone. Apple switched over to DRM-free music awhile back, so it is likely only much older songs will have that issue. There are some ways to remove DRM from song files, but I will not go into it here (feel free to Google search for a way to do it, though). Join me past the break for all the hot syncin' action.

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3 years ago

How far would you go to get your Android device back?

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If your Android device got stolen from your hands walking down the street, what lengths would you go to in order to recover your device. While some of us may take the loss and go through insurance for another one, one man did not want to let someone get away with his prized possession. In Palto Alto, Calif, one man thought he could swipe another's Android device on the street and get away with a free phone, but little did he know the owner would go to extreme measures to get this device back.

The local police got involved, along with a helicopter in an all out search and rescue mission for this device, which some may think is a bit extreme, but hey would you want to willingly hand all your personal information over to some stranger? Shortly after the search began the person was tracked down and the device returned to its rightful owner. Safe to say that Android devices mean more to some people then their wallet or car. Thanks Ben! [San Jose Mercury News]

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3 years ago

Best of Smartphone Experts, 10 Oct 2010

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