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3 years ago

Samsung releases Galaxy Tab 10.1 kernel source

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Samsung has posted the kernel source for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, allowing Tegra kernel developers to get to work and Tab 10.1 users to get ready for what they build for us.  As usual, the average user won't be able to do much with these files, but for developers they are electronic gold, allowing for overclocking and additional features that make the Tab 10.1 different, and maybe even better with custom software.

Developers, grab it from the source link.  Users, get ready and support your development community, because this is going to start getting fun.

Source: Samsung Open Source via @SamsungCarla

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3 years ago

Firefox 5 now available, brings 'Do Not Track' function

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Firefox has just hit another milestone for their mobile browser releases. Previously in beta, Firefox 5 has now gone official and is available for all to download. The latest release includes the Do Not Track feature to ensure safe and private browsing among many others bug fixes such as faster page loads over 3G as well as improved compatibility with SwiftKey keyboard. The full list is available after that break, as well as the download link for the Android Market.

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3 years ago

Motorola Triumph hitting Virgin Mobile on July 19?

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When we last saw the Motorola Triumph -- a relatively high-end Android phone headed for the prepaid Virgin Mobile -- we'd been given a time frame of July for release, and that was that. If this image taken from a magazine is on the level, it might be headed our way come July 19.

The Triumph, as you'll remember from our hands-on, is a 4.1-inch stock Android phone with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP rear camera and HDMI out, running Froyo. That's certainly nothing to sneeze at, now is it?

So, anybody going the prepaid route on July 19?

Source: Stephen Gariti's Flickr; via Facebook; Thanks, girldroid, for the tip!

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3 years ago

Angry Birds Seasons Summer Pignic coming ... this summer

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The birds are back. One bird, rather, according to the latest teaser from the folks behind Angry Birds. "Summer Picnic" will be the latest addition to the Angry Birds Seasons lineup. And, like always, you'll be flinging a bird at pigs. And you won't be able to stop.

And as you'll see in the trailer, in addition to traditional Android devices, it'll also be available on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, as part of its new app store.

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3 years ago

Bolt browser's back, in private beta (and we have codes!)

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You folks who came from Windows Mobile or, more recently, defected from BlackBerry should well remember the Bolt browser. It's webkit based, as are a good number of other browser these days, and it's full of all that HTML5 goodness the kids are talking about it.

And now it's coming to Android. It's currently in a closed beta program. But we've got your key to entry. Head on over to boltbrowser.com/android, give 'em your name and address, and use the code androidcentral. It's that easy.

Better hurry, though, cause it's only open to the first 500 who enter. And we know how much you folks like beta testing. 

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3 years ago

Sense 3.0 on the HTC EVO 3D vs. the HTC Sensation

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We tucked this into our review of the HTC Sensation 4G, but it's worth mentioning on its own. We've talked about how Sense 3.0 appears to be just a little bit faster on the EVO 3D, even though both phones have a dual-core processor running at 1.2GHz. Our bet (and it seems like most of you agree with us) is that the EVO 3D's faster because it has a few hundred extra megabytes of RAM inside. That could well be the case. But remember that there are any number of tweaks that have to be made from one carrier to another -- so the hop from Sprint to T-Mobile could be it, too.

Or if you're into flaming, you could just argue that anything is better on Sprint, period, end of story.

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3 years ago

Vulkano Flow from Monsoon Multimedia brings TV from home to your smartphone

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These days, digital content is everywhere. You can purchase movies, TV shows and music from a multitude of places but when it comes to getting the content you already own or pay for on your device -- that's where things get a little tricky. Monsoon Multimedia is looking to make all that easier with their Vulkano Flow system. As described in their press release:

The Vulkano Flow gives consumers the freedom to watch their TV anywhere in the world using smartphones, tablets and computers. Vulkano users can now instantly begin recording their favorite television programming so they never miss historic news or memorable sporting moments.

The system itself is comprised of two components. The base station, back at your house and the application available for Android in order to control things from afar. When combined, you then have access to full DVR capabilities on any one of your devices on the go. The Vulkano Flow will set you back $99 and the app needed to connect is available now in the Android Market for $12.99. You can jump on past the break for the full details.

Source: MyVulkano

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3 years ago

Zipcar for Android comes out of beta

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Now that summer is here it's perfect timing for Zipcar for Android to arrive officially. Having been available in the Android Market for a while now under the beta tag, Zipcar has taken v1.0 through the approval process and made it available for all.

If you're not familiar with Zipcar, it's a metro-based service that makes the process of renting cars easier just by simply signing up for their site and reserving a car as needed. You'll find the full press release and more information about the service past the break.

Source: PRNewswire

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: Quickoffice Pro

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Using your phone to do everything is all the rage these days, be it sending emails, connecting on Facebook, or editing documents. There's a few popular options in the Market for this, but we'll start by taking a look at Quickoffice Pro.

Quickoffice Pro is one of the more widely known viewing and editing apps, largely in part because a free version of Quickoffice comes bundled on certain phones. As far as a document viewer goes, this app is great, but how does it stand as a full editor?

Before we delve into that, I've got to talk about the look. The interface is slick as oil, with a kind of glossy, iOS feel to it, but that's not a bad thing. It's polished and really refined, plus it's obvious where everything is located. Want to deal with PDFs? Fine, click the big PDF icon. It's this kind of simplicity combined with functionality I can really get behind.

Opening or editing files is a snap. If you know what kind of file it is, just click the associated menu button, and pick the appropriate location of the file. Is it on the microSD? There's an option for that. Is it hosted somewhere in the cloud, like Google Docs or Dropbox? Tap that menu and within seconds, your file will be loaded up and readying for viewing or editing, right on your mobile phone's screen.

Speaking of cloud services, Quickoffice Pro supports Box.net, Dropbox, Google Docs, and MobileMe from the get-go. To add one of these accounts, click on 'Accounts' and choose the appropriate option. You'll be prompted to enter your information, and once it's been verified, your cloud storage will appear as an option on every menu to pull files from. It's quick and easy, and it gives you more freedom about where you're storing your files. Quickoffice Pro also supports syncing with SugarSync, and if that's something you're interested in, your registration email will tell you all about it.

As far as the file editing capabilities go, I couldn't be more pleased. I tried on both a Word document and an Excel file, and with both, it was a breeze. Word documents are especially straightforward, just type and you're off. Excel can be a bit trickier, depending on how many cells you've got, but that being said, I could still navigate and type without problem in landscape and portrait alike. With Excel files, you've also got the option to format cells, numbering, alignment, and borders.

Something you'll notice almost right off the bat is that the menu button actually brings up dual menus on your document, so if there's one menu you're after, you might need to exercise a bit of double tap to get where you want to be, but that's such a small, split-second thing, it won't ever become a bother.

Overall, I think Quickoffice Pro is a great option for people who need to be able to access and edit documents wherever they are, no matter the time of day. It's clean interface, easy-to-navigate menus, and rich, full rendering of files makes this an easy app to navigate and take full advantage of. At $9.99, it's far from free, but still priced competitively when compared to the other options in the Market.

Download links as well as more pictures can be found after the break.

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3 years ago

Android Travel Tip: Turn off auto-syncing to save on data

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