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2 years ago

Email truncation, Calendar notifications [From the Forums]

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With this being a short week, we're jamming as much news as we can into it for you all, so if you missed anything make sure you jump a page or two back in order to get caught up. Also, don't forget to check out the Android Central forums for discussion, help and tips:

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2 years ago

Samsung Skyrocket OTA update pushing out now, updates to Android 2.3.6

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If you're rocking the new LTE Samsung Skyrocket on AT&T, you might want to check for an OTA update.  An OTA to Android 2.3.6 is pushing out now, and we manually checked on our review unit (Menu>Settings>Software update>Check for updates) and sure enough, one was waiting.  We're not quite sure what was changed here -- we know that 2.3.6 addressed a bug in Google voice search, but we imagine Samsung and AT&T packaged a bit more into this one.  We're not seeing anything listed at the usual locations, so we've reached out to AT&T and Samsung for an answer.  In the meantime, updates are always fun and make our inner Android geek feel good, so grab yours and we'll sort it out in the forums.

Thanks, Vlad!

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2 years ago

Sprint sets the date for a CES 'exclusive event'

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Time to start the annual CES speculation, and Sprint's first out of the gate with the special events. As the invite notes, this one's immediately after the Tuesday keynote, which happens to be from Intel's Paul Otellini. We really have no idea what Sprint's got up its sleeve here -- could well be an Intel-based Windows 8 tablet (which in and of itself would be pretty cool), but remember that Intel's also getting into the Android game in 2012, so perhaps we'll get our first look at that fare? Or it could just be that the event's after the keynote and has absolutely nothing to do with Intel. We'll find out in about a month and a half.

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2 years ago

U.S. Cellular Black Friday sales start early!

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With Black Friday coming there is going to be plenty of sales happening but -- why wait? U.S. Cellular is hosting their black Friday sales right now, where you can pick up a smartphone for $100 or less. So what devices can you get?

Aside from the sale prices, U.S. Cellular has also introduced a new $39.99 plan that includes 450 minutes; free incoming calls, texts and pics, mobile-to-mobile calls, and nights and weekends beginning at 7:00 p.m. The full press release can be found after the break.

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2 years ago

Gingerbread update for LG Optimus 3D now rolling out

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Rejoice, LG Optimus 3D owners, for your handset's long journey to Gingerbread is finally over. The European version of phone, which launched in August with Froyo, today received an update to version 21a, based on Android 2.3.5. As well as the usual goodies you'd expect from Gingerbread, you'll also get 21Mbps HSPA+ support, a 2D and 3D video editor, improved video quality and faster Gallery app performance, just as we reported earlier this month.

The V21a update is currently available in the UK and most of mainland Europe via the LG updater utility, and should be rolling out over the air shortly. We haven't heard any reports of the update arriving on the LG Thrill 4G, the Optimus 3D's American cousin, but hopefully Thrill owners should be on a fast track to receive the new software, now that it's out internationally.

Now, about that ICS update...

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2 years ago

White T-Mobile Galaxy S II seen in product video

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

I know some of you guys and gals (like myself) are suckers for white electronics.  If that sounds like you, and you're a T-Mobile customer, you probably already heard the Galaxy S II was coming in white for the holidays.  We still don't know when, or how much, but at least we get to see T-Mobile product managers playing with one.  Now how about a white Galaxy Nexus?  Hmm.

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2 years ago

Gameloft, ARCHOS teaming up for preloaded content on G9 tablets

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ARCHOS announced today that it has teamed up with Gameloft to preload its G9 line of tablets with two of the game maker's popular titles. Trail versions of Spider-Man: Total Mayhem and Asphalt 6: Adrenaline will ship preinstalled on all G9 tablets beginning in December 2011. ARCHOS says that both titles have been optimized for the G9 line, and that the tablets' dual-core TI processor will enhance both speed and performance. ARCHOS' full statement can be found after the break.

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2 years ago

'DJ Pauly D – Beat That Boardwalk' arrives in the Android Market -- hair gel and tanning sessions sold separately

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The Android Market is home to some strange things at times, so it only makes sense that DJ Pauly D makes an appearance there. At least this one is kind of tolerable to a certain extent, mildly amusing and even kinda fun -- if only for a while. DJ Pauly D – Beat That Boardwalk game is now available for download and features all the pixel loving Pauly D you can handle:

  • Bomb the Boardwalk! - Maneuver DJ Pauly D down Jersey’s bumpin’ boardwalk, scoring points, pizza and babes! Keep’em alive through waves of brawny bros that try to bring the beatdown! Steer clear of fugly grenades that want to ruin the night! Dodge hordes of buzz-kill executives that try to stop the show!
  • Boardwalkers, Music and Bling! - Keep DJ Pauly D going strong by collecting gold chains, boom boxes and head phones. Use his mad game on the Garden-State girlies to score more points and get some boardwalk love!
  • Pump Iron to Activate Juicehead Mode! - Hit up the gym to kick DJ Pauly D into JUICEHEAD mode, letting him plow through enemies like a grenade at the buffet!
  • Stop and Take Tan! - Tanning salons keep DJ Pauly D from becoming DANGEROUSLY PALE! Pale skin costs you precious points and party time. Keep an eye on the complexion meter so you’ll know when to bronze up.
  • Laundromats Keep you Lookin' Fly! - Stop at the Laundromat or DJ Pauly D will go from stud to dud! Stay fresh to score more points and keep the night on fire!

All that fun isn't free though, it will set you back around $1 but hey worst case, you'll have something to kill some time and get a laugh at. Plus, it won't cut that far into your hair gel expenses. Download link is past the break for you all.

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2 years ago

Holiday gift guide: What to get your favorite traveler

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The holidays are upon us. Starting with Thanksgiving this week (in the U.S. anyway) and continuing through the rest of the year, chances are you'll be headed out somewhere. But you don't want to go empty-handed. And with the inevitable delays, it's important to be prepared

Head on past the break for our top gift suggestions for travelers, be they road warriors or first-timers.

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2 years ago

Cellcom introducing three new devices into its holiday lineup

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Cellcom, the Wisconsin-based regional carrier, is introducing three new Android smartphones into its smartphone lineup, just in time for the holiday season. The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY and the LG Ignite (a.k.a. the Marquee) will both be available beginning on Black Friday, while the Motorola Milestone 2  is simply listed as "coming soon." All three devices will set you back $49.99 on a new two year contract. Not a bad deal for all you Cheeseheads out there if you ask us. You can visit Cellcom at the source link below. 

Source: Cellcom

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