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3 years ago

Samsung Vibrant, Captivate, i9000 merged into CyanogenMod 7 tree

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We've been seeing serious work on getting the GSM flavors of the Samsung Galaxy S line into the CyanogenMod 7 project for about three months, but now it's officially official -- the Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Captivate, and Samsung Galaxy S i9000 have been merged into the CM7 source tree.  Nightlies are currently building, and should be ready for you to test TDR's bandwidth very shortly.

Note that these aren't general release builds.  Nightly builds are prone to bugs, and best left for the advanced user.  If that's you, get ready to check the CyanogenMod mirror network for your version's build.

Source: @koush

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3 years ago

Retiring the Nexus One, Charge data connectivity [from the forums]

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Here we are folks, midway through the week and still going strong. With all that has been happening, you may have noticed we've cut back on the Android Central podcasts but, tomorrow it will be making it's triumphant return and we have plenty to talk about. Make sure you all join us -- in the meantime though, check out some of the hotter threads from the Android Central forums:

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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3 years ago

Vodafone pushing out Gingerbread to Galaxy S -- again

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Good news for Vodafone customers rocking the Samsung Galaxy S: Your Gingerbread update is finally being pushed out.

Gone are the woes of last month, when your update was 'temporarily suspended' and now you're on to new, greener, Gingerbreadier pastures. Rest assured, this Gingerbread update has passed all the appropriate checks, so fire up KIES and get upgraded.

For those who are just now updating, how's it working for you? Was the wait worth it? As always, we're curious, so let us know.

Source: Eurodroid

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3 years ago

Droid X2 will actually be on sale in some stores tomorrow

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Now, we're not telling you how to spend your Thursday or anything. But if you're dying to get yourself a Motorola Droid X2 ahead of the next guy, it would behoove you to swing by a Verizon retailer tomorrow. Yeah, yeah, the official word is that online sales start tomorrow, and it'll be in stores May 26. But the unofficial word -- which we've received from a trio of sources -- is that this thing's been ready to go for the better part of a week now, and why wait any longer?

Oh, want another pic of a Droid X2 in store? Head on past the break.

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3 years ago

Nexus S 4G review

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The Nexus S 4G is like the younger, faster brother of T-Mobile's Nexus S. It can do just about all of the same things, but is better at wind sprints, so it made the varsity team first. Otherwise, we're looking at the same beast on a different carrier.

How does that stack up for Sprint users, though? Is the Wimax-infused phone of yesteryear worth picking up? Or is it worth holding out for the newest phones on the horizon? (I'm looking at you, HTC EVO 3D.)

Buckle up, keep your hands, feet, and other objects inside the ride at all times, and join me after the break to find out.

Nexus S 4G SpecsNexus S 4G ForumsNexus S 4G Accessories

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3 years ago

Costco doing the Droid X2 thing, too

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If you're looking to get a Droid X2 in the next week or so and want to go the Costco route, you're covered, too, as the big box will be shlepping them. Oh, and, look, some HTC ThunderBolt availability, too.

Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro coming to O2 UK in June

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The new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro has arrived on O2 UK's "coming soon" page, and is slated to be available for sale through the network sometime next month. The Gingerbread-powered device manages to pack an impressive feature set into its diminutive chassis, including a 1GHz processor and 720p video recording functionality. There's no word on pricing yet, but you can probably expect to get this sucker for free without signing up to too crazy a contract.

Be sure to find out what we thought of the second-generation Xperia Mini Pro, and its little brother the Xperia Mini, in our hands-on feature from Google IO.

Source: O2 UK

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3 years ago

Google rolling out server-side fix for Android sidejacking issue

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Google is rolling out a patch on their servers to fix the Google calendar and contacts sidejacking issue we talked about in a recent Sunday editorial.  This will require no user action, and even your carrier won't be able to stop it so they can put Bing on it first.

To review: there is a bug (that was fixed in Gingerbread) that lets an attacker have potential access to your Google calendar, contacts, and Picasa account if you log in on an unsecure Wifi network.  Because there are about a gazillion phones affected, and many of them will never see Gingerbread, the server-side fix is welcomed.

We don't know the exact details of the fix, but a statement by Google says:

Today we’re starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in calendar and contacts. This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.

We still say the bug should have never made it out to users in the first place, but a speedy resolution is always good.  Just don't forget about Picasa while you're playing in the server code, Google.

Source: AllThingsD

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3 years ago

Paypal for Android now lets you deposit checks with a picture

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PayPal's Android app has just given us one more reason to skip the line at the bank and play with our phones instead. You can now use your phone's camera to scan a check, and deposit it straight into your PayPal account. Not exactly a new technology, but cool to see it added to PayPal. The company says it's been "uploading a million dollars a month" (how cool does that sound?) with its iPhone app. And now you can do the same with Android. Leave it in your PayPal account, or transfer to your bank account. Your call.

Also new for the PayPal app: You can move it to the SD card, and use the "local" feature to find nearby business that accept PayPal as payment.

Download links are after the break.

Source: PayPal

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3 years ago

Newly official Droid X2 just begging to be sold

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Hey, look at that. As soon as the Droid X2 is officially announced by Verizon, we start getting pics of some of the in-store materials, plus a live demo phone. Just a little bit to whet your appetite, you know? Now, to count the hours until we can preorder this puppy.

Thanks, xWiggy18x!

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