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2 years ago

HTC Ruby looks to be heading to T-Mobile

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Remember the HTC Ruby that popped up? Well, we still don't really have any details on whether or not it's an Android device or not but it sure looks that way, especially when looking at the camera UI in the photo. Look to the right and you'll see what is clearly a T-Mobile logo as well. Alas, specs and pretty much everything else remain a mystery at this point so hopefully some more details will pop up soon.

Source: Flickr; via PocketNow

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2 years ago

AT&T bringing Gingerbread to every postpaid Android phone released in 2011

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With AT&T having increasingly been loading up on Android devices, they've now taken the issue of software updates head on and have now reassured customers that all of their 2011 postpaid line-up of Android devices will indeed be upgraded to Gingerbread.

As we saw most recently, the Motorola Atrix 4G received it's update in a somewhat timely manner and more devices such as the HTC Inspire 4G, Samsung Infuse 4G and Samsung Captivate will also get their updates when ready. The LG Phoenix and Pantech Crossover are in the mix, too.

Now, while we applaud AT&T for having so many devices that will eventually run Gingerbread, this announcement is pretty much a tooting of their own horn here. Most of the devices on their list were assumed to be getting Gingerbread at some point anyhow. Full press release can be found after the break.

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2 years ago

HTC Bliss shows up on camera, sitting pretty in its dock

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The HTC Bliss, the Android device that was supposed to be geared towards female users, has shown up on camera, sitting in a matching blue dock. The photo is quite blurry but you can see that it is a rather light shade of blue that the bezel of the device, along with the dock share, definitely something we haven't seen to date. The device is set to release on Verizon, with a number of matching accessories at the time of release. So ladies, does this excite you to know there are finally some fashionable Android devices getting ready to enter the market?

Source: PocketNow

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2 years ago

AT&T getting a Samsung slider, too?

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Seems like Samsung sliders are everywhere these days. We just brought you new pics of a Samsung slider with Verizon branding and now a new one has surfaced. There's really not much to say other than "look at the pic." BGR's source says this is destined for AT&T, and that's about it. Looks like a Samsung slider. No word on if it'll be destined for AT&T's upcoming LTE network, or if it'll be 4G HSPA+* but it's also rumored to be AT&T's next "flagship phone," so maybe we'll be surprised.

Source: BGR

* with enhanced backhaul

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2 years ago

Reminder: Sprint to begin rolling out update to Nexus S 4G today

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Monday mornings are taxing for even the sharpest of minds, so here’s a friendly reminder: Sprint will begin rolling out its update for the Nexus S 4G today, bringing improvements to data speeds, signal strength, Wi-Fi connectivity, speakerphone audio quality, and TTY support. Keep in mind that the update will be rolling out over the next three weeks, so don’t panic if you haven’t received it just yet. If you have, however, let us know how it’s treating you in the comments below.

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2 years ago

The Top 10 reasons why Eric Schmidt was again caught using a BlackBerry

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Egads! Our pals at CrackBerry have uncovered this picture of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt apparently wielding a BlackBerry at a conference in Indonesia. And this isn't the first time the Google exec's been spotted with something other than one of his company's own Android devices.

Why, Eric? Why? Let's throw out a few ideas.

  1. Even Eric Schmidt has to slum it every now and then.
  2. Someone told Eric to check out the exciting new browser and excellent gameplay on BlackBerry. That person is expected to be released from an Indonesian prison some time in 2015 for misleading Mr. Schmidt.
  3. He was trying to root the thing.
  4. "Awwwww. Look at that little screen. It's so cute."
  5. Eric's got a thing for trackpads.
  6. "See this thing? It'll be dead in two years."
  7. Blinking. Red. Light.
  8. "What's CrackBerry Kevin's PIN again?
  9. Checking it for patent violations.
  10. Just had to check Android Central, and it was the only phone around.

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2 years ago

Samsung Epic 4G sees another Gingerbread leak with build EG22

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The Samsung Epic 4G still isn't shipping from Sprint with Gingerbread on board, but that doesn't mean you can't have a try on your own.  Build EG22 brings yet another leaked Gingerbread ROM for the Epic, and early word is that it's a fine piece of engineering.  It appears that most of the debugging code has been stripped out, which means there's a good chance this will be the final release, and that Android developers won't have to work as hard to clean it all up for those that prefer the custom ROM route.  One important thing to know is that there are enough changes in this build that themes and other customizations built for the EF02 leak might not work, but I imagine everyone involved will have that sorted out soon.

There's several different ways to get this one on your Epic, hit the forums and holler at AC adviser Paul627g with questions and for advice -- that man is an Epic hacking machine and will steer you right.  If you're the type who would rather wait to get your update pushed from Sprint, it looks like it won't be too much longer now.

Source: Android Central forumsThanks everyone who sent this in!

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2 years ago

Sams's Club not expecting the Droid Bionic until September? [Updated]

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Update: Grrr. Sam's Club, folks. Not Costco.

Fresh in from our folks behind the shelves at Costco Sam's Club, we have some new info about upcoming releases. In handy bullet point form are the following:

So, that's that. We're still in agreement that we'll see the Droid Bionic sooner rather than later, but these things aren't official until they're official. But if you're waiting to get it at Costco, Sam's Club you might have a few extra weeks to hang on.

Thanks, anon!

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