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2 years ago

DubMeNow & AT&T bringing AT&T Campus Guide to smartphones

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AT&T today has announced a new partnership with the folks from DubMeNow. The agreement will help bring the AT&T Campus Guide to thousands of schools across the U.S. and assist students by offering up nine features that help them with Campus information:

  • Courses: Students can connect with classmates and professors in real-time using AT&T Campus Guide, viewing grades, assignments, announcements and detailed class information.
  • Events: Wondering when the next big game is?  Not sure when exams start?  The events calendar on AT&T Campus Guide provides important dates and times for campus happenings.
  • Directory: Search and browse contact information and connect with other students and faculty, without paging through a campus phonebook.
  • Maps: Freshmen, visiting students and alumni will particularly appreciate campus maps and turn-by-turn directions between buildings.
  • Notifications: Timely notifications announce school cancellations and remind students about overdue library books, tuition payments and more.
  • News: Find the latest campus news, sports scores and Tweets – all in one place.
  • Friends: An always up-to-date and backed-up address book of all students’ classmates, friends and campus contacts.  Any time students lose or replace their phones, they can just reinstall the AT&T Campus Guide app to their new phones and all of their contacts are restored.
  • My Card: Students can easily share their customizable contact information to keep in touch with their friends, classmates, potential employers, alumni and advisors..
  • Info: Looking for more information?  Click on Info for miscellaneous details about campus.

No longer will you be stuck carrying a ton of paper and flyers around with you, if you have a smartphone you can just load up the AT&T Campus Guide and find everything you need at your fingertips. Full press release is on past the break.

Source: AT&T

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2 years ago

Android 101: How to check your OS version

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2 years ago

Five million Galaxy S II sold in 85 days, not even in the US yet

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It should come as no surprise that the Samsung Galaxy S II (check out our review) is quite a popular device overseas, but just how popular it is may surprise you. Samsung has announced that this is the fastest selling Galaxy device to date, selling over 5 million devices in just 85 days, compared to the 125 days it took for the Galaxy S to reach that number. This is quite an accomplishment considering that the Galaxy S II has yet to even arrive in the US on any carriers, at least until August. Samsung anticipates that they will also beat the 10 million mark, which previously took 7 months to reach. Will you be helping Samsung blow out the previous records by picking on up when it is available?

Source: Oled-Info; Thanks Ron!

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2 years ago

Twitter for Android bumped to v2.1.2 - Minor fixes included

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It might not be the biggest update in the world, it's an update to a widely used application. If you hit the Android Market right now, you'll find Twitter for Android is now sitting at v2.1.2 with some minor changes listed in the log:

  • Updates account settings.
  • Updates translations for currently supported languages.
  • Many more improvements and bug fixes.

So, no drastic changes but I'm sure it will address some issues users were experiencing, whatever they were. Download link is beyond the break for anyone who hasn't update or tried Twitter for Android yet.

Thanks, Joshua!

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2 years ago

Vodafone UK dumps HTC EVO 3D, citing 'delays'

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So ends Vodafone UK's brief flirtation with the HTC EVO 3D. Almost a month to the day after the network first announced its intention to carry HTC's first 3D phone, it's today confirmed that it won't be selling the device after all. According to Vodafone, this is due to delays in bringing the phone to market. The EVO 3D was originally due to launch in the UK this month, but recently a more conservative mid-September launch window has been reported by retailers stocking the SIM-free version of the phone.

Here's Voda's statement in full --

There’s been speculation recently regarding availability of HTC EVO 3D.

We can confirm that due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, we no longer intend to include the device in our smartphone range. We’ll be contacting any customers who registered their interest shortly.

We realise this might come as a disappointment, but we’ve got some really exciting handsets in the pipeline. Keep an eye on our coming soon section for all the latest information about the products coming to Vodafone.

We can't help but wonder if one of these might be LG's rival Optimus 3D, which is already available in the UK and mainland Europe.

While this is bad news, you'll still be able to pick up a SIM-free EVO 3D this September, and it's likely that other British carriers will step in and pick up the device now that Vodafone is out of the picture.

Source: Eurodroid, Vodafone UK

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2 years ago

European Xooms to get Android 3.1 by August 9

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Good news for Motorola Xoom users in Europe -- your Android 3.1 update is almost ready. Motorola has confirmed via its official forums that it expects the update to the newer (but not newest) version of Honeycomb by August 9. The 3.1 update includes UI enhancements and hardware-accelerated browsing, amongst other stuff.

Android™ 3.1 for Motorola XOOM™ will soon be available over the air to all Motorola XOOM users in Europe. We expect the over-the-air deployment to begin in early August, with the package being available for pull by August 9th. 

Now it's just a case of waiting for Android 3.2, which is already being pushed to North American Xooms...

Source: Motorola Owners' Forum. Thanks, Chaz!

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2 years ago

Samsung Within gets approved at the FCC, all 4 gees good to go

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Android Central reader skwon09 was trolling through the FCC site, as Android geeks are wont to do, and stumbled across what's surely the Samsung Within freshly certified with Sprint's radios, including Wimax 4G.  With a model number of SPH-D710, and a backplate that lines up pretty perfectly with the leaked Samsung Within images we saw leaked earlier in the month, there's little doubt that this is the Galaxy S 2 version everyone on Sprint has been waiting for.

Could this be the Galaxy S 2 that should hit the states this August, or will one of the AT&T versions we've seen take that prize?  Only the shadow, err, the carriers know.

Source: FCC; via Android Central forumsThanks, Josh!

 

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2 years ago

Gingerbread update for the Motorola Droid X2 now available from Verizon

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Verizon has been sitting on this update for a while now but it's finally ready for the masses. Yes, Motorola Droid X2 owners are being shown some love with the release Gingerbread for their devices. There is a whole bevy of changes within these update so be sure you hop on it as soon as possible:

Enhancements:

  • Download Manager App:
  • New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
  • Multi-Touch Key-Chording:
  • New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos,instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
  • Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality:
  • New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
  • New User Interface and Color Scheme: New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.

Security:

  • Added Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.

Updated Calendar Options:

  • Display Calendar and event times in your home time zone when traveling.
  • Dismiss individual reminders, such as dismissing one meeting reminder without dismissing other meeting reminders.
  • Easy conference dialing – simply dial and automatically enter a conference
    code directly from your Calendar.
  • Google Books is now preloaded.
  • Geo-tagging features available for camera applications.

You'll find more improvements listed in the support PDF which can be found after the break but if you're not really into all that and would rather just get your Gingerbread on ASAP -- go ahead and check for system updates. You should find it readily available for download.

Source: Verizon; Thanks, Mike!

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2 years ago

WiFi range, Haptic feedback [From the Forums]

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Not an overly busy day for Android news today but a few goodies did pop up for us all to enjoy. If you missed anything, skip on back and get caught up - otherwise, join us in the forums for some more Android talk.

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2 years ago

Dolphin for Pad V1.0 enters beta stages

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Remember when Dolphin v6.0 was released? At the time of release, MoboTap had just announced their new funding from Sequioa Capital and let it be known they would be using that funding for further developments. Here we are a short time later, and they've now made available Dolphin for Pad in beta form. Sharing many of the same features from Dolphin HD, Dolphin for Pad is a re-worked version built and designed for Honeycomb tablets. Given that it is a beta, some stuff remains needing to be ported over but for now you get:

  • Gestures
  • Add-ons
  • Multi-touch-zoom
  • Tabbed browsing
  • Side bars: Left side bar will change into windows list you opened

The folk from MoboTap will be looking for feedback on this release so if you have an Android tablet kicking around -- give it a shot and let them know how it's working for you or any other suggestions may have. Download link can be found beyond the break.

Source: Dolphin

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