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4 years ago

Thumb Keyboard receives significant update to v4.3.2

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Finding the right keyboard for your tablet can be tough. It's like shopping for a smartphone really, different strokes for different folks and not any one app is going to cover everybody. That said; Thumb Keyboard certainly tries to cover all bases and requirements a user may run into and the latest update shows adds some pretty interesting features as you see in the video but here's a run down of them all:

  • Coverflow theme browser with 24 themes (more to come)
  • Option to adjust the width of the split keyboard to the range of your thumbs!
  • Customizable toolbar
  • Option to change the secondary symbols on the letter keys
  • Resizable font
  • Text shortcut buttons (save and re-enter much used phrases)
  • New prediction feature: predict next word based on previous one.
  • Better prediction by the use of new dictionaries
  • 4.3: new theme browser, lots of new themes, customizable sec. symbols
  • 4.3.2: new landscape layout with cursor keys, new themes

Having been using Thumb Keyboard on my Motorola Xoom for the past 24 hours now, I can safely say that it is leaps and bounds better then the built-in keyboard. Having customizable options is pretty awesome, especially being able to adjust the height of the keyboard, as standard settings for me seem too large. Add the themes added by WJD Designs and you've got a whole new look to your tablet. If you're shopping around for a new keyboard layout, give Thumb Keyboard a look. Screen shots and download links can be found beyond the break.

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4 years ago

Twitvid Android app now available

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Sharing videos on Twitter just got a little easier, with Twitvid releasing its own Android application. With it you'll be able to record photos and video, insert a message and then upload straight to Twitter. Sure, many Twitter clients already include that functionality. But if you want something that's straight to the point, without a lot lot of other functionality, Twitvid might be the way to go. It's free, and we've got download links after the break.

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4 years ago

This old and busted Motorola Droid just won a new Droid 3!

It's been a week or so since we asked you to show us your old and busted phones in hopes of winning our new hotness Motorola Droid 3. Upward of 600 entries later, we found ourselves a winner, plucked at random from the pile of decayed and decrepit phones. And it's fitting, because Android Central Forums member lorzee just happens to have an original Motorola Droid that's unlikely to be allowed through airport security.

But that's not all. In addition to lorzee winning the Droid 3 (plus $50 worth of accessories and an Android Central T-shirt), we've got more winners.

  • tralfaz wins $50 worth of accessories, and an Android Central T-shirt.
  • And dra, trusteelfan and bacumings each wins an Android Central T-shirt.

Congrats, everybody! And we'll absolutely have more contests coming up soon.

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4 years ago

Video shows progress bringing CyanogenMod to LG Optimus 3D

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We already knew that CyanogenMod 7.1 was on its way to the LG Optimus 3D (aka LG Thrill 4G), but now we have some early video footage of the popular custom firmware running on LG's new flagship phone, courtesy of developer Ricardo Cerquiera. The video shows a surprisingly functional build, with video, Wifi, browsing and OpenGL all working without a hitch. The early build also manages an impressive 58 frames per second in the NenaMark benchmarking app.

Ricardo mentions on Google+ that he's already got 3D video working, so it looks like Optimus 3D owners won't have to sacrifice any of that stereoscopic goodness to run CM7 when the time comes. As ever, there's no ETA for any nightly builds or release candidates, but we look forward to seeing more of CM7 on the Optimus 3D just as soon as it's ready.

Source: Ricardo Cerquiera on Google+

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4 years ago

Motorola Titanium mini-review

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The Motorola Titanium is the latest Android Nextel device, complete with a full portrait keyboard and push-to-talk features.  It's rugged, meeting MilSpec 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature, and looks to be the replacement for the Moto i1, which was the previous Nextel Android phone.  After a bit of time with it I think this would be a logical choice for the jobsite foreman, or anyone in uniform that needs this level of ruggedness, at the expense of performance.  Yes, this phone is not perfect.  After the break, check it out with me and decide if this one fits your needs.

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4 years ago

Vote for your favorite Android phone in our Readers Choice Awards polls

It's time to show support for your favorite Android phone with our readers choice polls in the Android Central Forums.  We've got them set up for the four major US carriers as well as Europe and Canada, and now we need your help to find the winners.  We're only listing currently announced and available phones, so don't be surprised that the quad-core Rumor-Machine 9000 isn't listed yet, but we've got the great ones covered.  Jump in and vote for your favorite!

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4 years ago

Droid Bionic with its top off

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Get the feeling that the Motorola Droid Bionic -- which is hitting stores sometime next month -- is in the hands of a few few testers? Yeah, us, too. Here's a new pic that was dropped into our forums. (Full disclosure: We've cropped out the beyond-spammy watermark on this pic; you can see the whole thing at the source links below.)

Anyhoo, not a whole lot to see here. Big battery (but will it be big enough?), the 4G LTE SIM card, and a spot for the microSD card.

Source: MyEGarageSale via Droid Bionic Forums

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4 years ago

Mobile Nations 4: From boardroom to bedroom

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Phil, Kevin, Tim, Dan, and Rene talk Google vs. Microsoft patent slap-fight, new BlackBerrys (new BlackBerrys!!), waiting on Pre 3 and the TouchPad 3.0.2 update, and Apple eating all the mobile profits. This is Mobile Nations!

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4 years ago

Droid Bionic poses for yet another unofficial photoshoot

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By the time the Droid Bionic finally hits Verizon shelves in September it’ll seem like an old familiar friend. Above is a shot from yet another impromptu photoshoot of the Bionic showing off its sexy physique. Unfortunately we don’t get a great look at the UI, but hey, we hopefully have only a month left ‘til we’re all able to feel one up ourselves. Until then, hit the source link for a few more shots, and try not to drool on your keyboard.

Source: Droid-Life

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4 years ago

Honeycomb Tip: Check out the browser's quick controls

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4 years ago

Pierre Cardin introduces first designer tablet in the UK

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Pierre Cardin, the famous brand created by the esteemed fashion designer, has released a 7-inch Android tablet. This makes it the first UK designer tablet to hit the market.

The fact that it runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) shows that it isn’t packing the latest specs, but fans of high fashion might take an interest.

Here are the specs:

  • 7-inch 800 x 480 screen
  • 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • SD card slot
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • 720p playback
  • Android Market

Since this device has access to the Android Market, you will be able to use all of your Google services with it. The tablet costs £275 or approximately $450, so it's not a cheap device by any means. Anyone interested?

Source: Pierre Cardin

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4 years ago

Purported Puccini screenshots show what HTC is doing with Honeycomb

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Here's something to make your Friday even sweeter: Pocketnow got its sticky fingers on a slew of screenshots reportedly from the upcoming HTC Puccini, that 10-inch powerhouse tablet heading to AT&T sometime before year's end. The Puccini will be HTC's first stab at Honeycomb, and is rumored to be packing a 1200x800 resolution screen, a dual core processor clocking in somewhere in the ballpark of 1.2 GHz, stylus support and a shiny new AT&T LTE radio. Sadly HTC hasn't confirmed the specs yet, nor has it given us even a hint as to a release date, but trust us: after you catch a glimpse of the rest of the screenshots at the source link below, you'll be even more impatient for the Puccini's arrival.

Source: Pocketnow 

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4 years ago

Samsung Hercules spotted on Telus?

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Last night Samsung Mobile held a concert in Toronto, during which they had a VIP event, and the folks at MobileSyup were able to snap a picture of an unannounced Android device. The device looks to be the Canadian version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is apparently launching as the Samsung Hercules on TELUS. As you can see, unlike the UK version (see our review), this device does not have an optical track pad, instead the standard four buttons we are used to on Android devices. This guy's also reported to be a larger 4.5 inches. Noyce.

While there is no release date, or pricing information, the fact that the device is in the hands of some folks is always good news. Will this be the next device that locks you into a contract, or got something else in mind?

Source: MobileSyrup

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4 years ago

Android Central Podcast Ep. 66

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Audio-only stream below

We're back for one monster of a podcast with a major update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, HTC's bootloader unlocking process, the malware scare, patents in the news and a whole lot more. Listen in!

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4 years ago

Lloyd wants to splash on your EVO 3D, flashable .zip style [from the forums]

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I know everyone got really excited when AlphaRev and UnrEVOked unveiled their latest project, Revolutionary, myself included. Now that we've had a few days to settle into and, simmer down, and enjoy our new, freer phones, I realized there was a startling lack of Lloyd splash screens out there for flashing and consumption.

Needless to say, that isn't an issue anymore. If your phone is S-OFF'd and just aching for a better splash than what HTC gave you, head on over to the Android Central forums. There's instructions, along with two different flashable zip files that'll make your phone feel more at home.

Source: Android Central EVO 3D Forums

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