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4 years ago

Droid gets Froyo, flash (unofficially, of course)

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Let's be honest, after having Jerry and Phil break down nearly every new Froyo feature in video, all of us Droid owners have been anxiously awaiting our turn to play around with it. Looks like the folks at MyDroidWorld have ported over a nandroid install of Froyo -- aka Android 2.2 -- for the Motorola Droid. The stock kernel has been removed from this leak, to help protect the leaker's identity, so at this time wifi does not work. But that seems like a fair trade. Once you have flashed over to Froyo, they have even been kind enough to give us Droid owners a direct download to Flash so that you can play around with that as well. What an exciting day for all the Droid owners, though having an official release would be nice, too. [MyDroidWorld]

Update: And Wifi's been fixed already!

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4 years ago

Metro PCS bringing a Motorola slider with Android 2.1 and Motoblur

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Motorola Metro PCS Android phone

It's good to see the regional carriers staying in the Android game, it above is a Motorola phone reportedly destined for Metro PCS. It's a four-row horizontal sliding QWERTY that's a bit reminiscent of the Cliq. The home button's been moved left (and down) but still has that familiar ring around it, and the search button has returned (huzzah!). Specs are said to be Android 2.1 with Motoblur (presumably the same new Blur that's on the Flipout?), a 3.1-megapixel camera and a 600MHz processor. [Android Guys]

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4 years ago

Admit it - you're sleeping with your Evo

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Evo 4G - Goodnight!

And so draws to a close Day 1 of your new life with the Evo 4G. Sweet dreams, everyone. See you in the morning. (Or in the forums late tonight, if you're anything like us.)

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4 years ago

Verizon Droid Xtreme shows its backside

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Motorola Droid Xtreme

Looks like the Verizon Motorola Droid Xtreme -- aka the Droid Shadow -- is going to milk these leaked shots for all they're worth. And as such as now have a pretty clear look at its backside. You can see the 8-megapixel camera (and the words "HD VIDEO" with it) alongside dual flashes (which are all the rage these days). Looks like the speakerphone and a probably secondary mic down at the bottom, not far from a Google logo. Also looks like the battery door continues the styling of the original Droid.

Still no official acknowledgment of the phone, or when it might actually see release, so stay tuned. One more shot of the front -- with some sort of custom launcher -- is after the break. [via Droid-Life]

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4 years ago

'The Android phone is for porn'

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[YouTube link]

Dunno who DogSniffingBomb is -- who made this hilarious animated short of what we entirely expect the next iPhone announcement to be like -- but the first beer's on us, pal. Give us a call. [via Android Guys]

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4 years ago

Logitech gives glimpse of Android app to go with Google TV set-top box

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Logitech Google TV Companion box remote app

As excited as we may be about the latest and greatest Android phone, we're also over the moon about Google TV. And Logitech -- which will be producing a companion set-top box for Google TV -- dropped a little hint at what the accompanying Android app may look like. The gist is that your Android phone can also serve as a controller for Google TV, by way of Logitech's set-top box. They're calling it Harmony Link, along the same lines as the popular Harmony universal remote controls, which is going to be all kinds of awesome. [Logitech]

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4 years ago

From Sprint to Verizon: the HTC Scorpion

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With the HTC Evo finally in all of our clamoring hands, the next little bit of gadget porn isn't far behind. We first caught wind of this tiny little critter back in February, the HTC Scorpion comes with Android Froyo 2.2 and a 1.5GHz processor. The Scorpion was first rumored to tout a WiMax radio for Sprint's 4G network. But as more details about the phone have been fleshed out, that story has changed. Conflipper, who's a member of the development community with quite the reputation, dug up that the Scorpion may come with Verizon's LTE bands for it's 4G coverage. Conflipper also said that the Scorpion could head to Bell with its HSPA+ network but that would mean that the Scorpion would have to support CDMA and GSM. (If you're really curious about how Con dug up these specs, check out a previous piece along the same lines at WMExperts.) [via Twitter]

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4 years ago

Evo 4G forums - chat about it here

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From the Forums is a great way for you, our readers, to see the hottest topics being discussed. But you must be a registered member and becoming a member is a simple process. So if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

See you in the forums!

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4 years ago

Android Quick App - Trimble Outdoors

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Now that the warmer weather has finally rolled in, many more days are spent outdoors, doing the things we all have grown to love. Sometimes finding a new spot to fish, a new trail to ride, or a new area to swim can be a little difficult if you are unfamiliar with the area you are in. If you are an outdoors person, and love to put your technology to work to help you find new things to do, Trimble Outdoors is the perfect application for you. Take a peek after the jump to see what this application can offer.

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4 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 15

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Audio-only stream below

Phil, Jerry, Mickey and Keith join forces for the launch of the Sprint Evo 4G, more Froyo, the Droid Shadow leak, and a bunch of your e-mails. It's a big podcast for a big phone.

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4 years ago

Qik details what an extra $5 a month will get you (and we're OK with free)

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Now that the Evo 4G is all official and everything, Qik has explained exactly what you'll get if you give them an extra $5 a month for "premium" service. And they've done so in handy chart form. Higher resolution (we assume at the Evo front camera's full 1280x960) video and video e-mail are great, but we're just not sure how often we're going to use video chat. Check out the full list after the break. [Qik blog]

Fun fact: We (and a bunch of you, too) were still getting e-mails from Sprint that mentioned (in the fine print) the $5 like it was mandatory. It's optional. Period.

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4 years ago

Evo 4G OTA update already pushed out

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Remember the over-the-air fix for the Evo 4G's storage card problem that we told you about yesterday? Looks like it's already being pushed out, as our old pal Ed (you know, the guy who won my Nexus One and then *cough* got rid of it to get his Evo) points out in the forums. Word is that this also breaks the root method we showed you yesterday. But that's a fair trade, we think. [Android Central forums]

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4 years ago

Evo 4G now available online, too

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Evo 4G online

Just a reminder that while we realize there are caravans being formed to head over to Sprint stores to pick up the Evo 4G (and if there aren't, there should be), you can also order it online for the same $199 price after contract, rebate and whatnot. Sure, it's not as much fun as tailgating (again, we're the only ones?), but it'll get the job done. [Sprint]

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4 years ago

Reminder, store opening times for Evo 4G!

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If you happen to be one of the, well, say, million people who already pre-ordered the Evo 4G, or are just anticipating the release to go grab one if you can, remember some stores have decided on some new opening times for the day. 

  • Radio Shack - 6:00 am
  • Best Buy - 8:00 am
  • Sprint - 8:00 am

Of course, keep in mind these can be different times then your local area, so what are you waiting for, pick up the phone and give them a call!

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4 years ago

Android powered Dr. Eye makes its debut

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Dr. Eye is not a super villain. Actually, it’s Invantec’s new Android powered pocket-sized mini netbook. It sports a clamshell-inspired 4.8in touchscreen along with a full qwerty keyboard, and is also equipped with 3G, WIFI, and even a front facing camera. Dr. Eye (I really like saying that ) will be powered by a Marvel 624 – the same CPU found in the Dell Aero. For a device running the ancient Android 1.6, the $400 price tag may seem pretty hefty. But if it’s any consolation, Éclair will be making an appearance in the near future. An official release date has not been announced quite yet, but according to the video, it should be right around the corner. Be sure to check it out after the break. [via Engadget]

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