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3 years ago

Audiogalaxy 2.0 hits the Android Market with new features in tow

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With music streaming apps becoming more and more popular, developers are finding stiff competition from some really solid services. (Google Music, anyone?) Audiogalaxy, one of the better streamers on the Market today, has released its Version 2.0 update, upping the ante in both simplicity and usability.

Audiogalaxy is known for its easy-to-use interface: simply set up an account on your computer, and the app will do most of the work for you. Once set up, you can stream your music collection over your 4G, 3G, EDGE, or Wifi connection. Version 2.0 brings some welcome new features including the ability to add songs to existing playlists straight from your phone and to promote/delete upcoming songs in Genie mode. Social networking has been added, too, with the ability to see what your friends are listening to at any given moment.  Version 2.0 is currently available on Android only and can be downloaded from the Market after the break.

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3 years ago

Sprint and Motorola cooking up something over lunch on June 9

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We like Sprint. We like Motorola. And, most important, we like lunch. So when Sprint and Moto announce an invite-only luncheon in New York City, you bet your bottom dollar we'll be there with bells on -- and forks in hand.

What's that? They'll be showing off some new devices? Hey, that's great, too!

More: Android Central's upcoming events

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3 years ago

AT&T announces first LTE cities, still no LTE phones

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AT&T has finally taken the first steps toward building out their LTE network, starting with five large, metropolitan cities, starting this summer. AT&T's LTE rollout will be in:

  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
  • San Antonio

AT&T also says it plans on adding 10 or more markets in the second half of 2011, covering 70 million people by year's end. In regards to not having any LTE devices, AT&T says:

We also have plans to add 20 4G devices to our robust device portfolio this year, with some of those being LTE capable.

Are there any AT&T users in these markets looking forward to some blazing fast LTE? Shout out your thoughts, we're always listening.

Source: AT&T

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3 years ago

Verizon confirms Droid X getting Gingerbread on Friday

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Verizon just dropped us a line to confirm that the Motorola Droid X indeed is getting its official Gingerbread update (see our hands-on) this week. The push will begin on Friday. You might not get it in the initial wave, but we should have the manual download location quickly enough.

More: Droid X Android 2.3.3 changelog

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3 years ago

Official BBC News Android app now available

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Following on from the BBC iPlayer app launched on Android a few months ago, the Beeb has today released an official BBC News application for users of Android 1.6 and above in the UK. The app displays BBC News stories from various categories in a tiled arrangement similar to the iPlayer app, and allows users to scroll left and right through each category to see more stories, just like popular news reader Pulse. There's also the option to add and remove categories depending on your interests, and watch live broadcasts from the BBC News Channel.

Join us after the break for the Market link and QR code. The BBC News app is available for free, but right now is restricted to UK users only.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to ship with Android 3.1

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (see our review of the special IO edition) is set to debut June 8, apparently it will be shipping with Android 3.1, the latest version of Honeycomb.

Android 3.1 was announced at Google IO and brings a number of improvements, including:

  • Resizeable widgets
  • Open accessory API
  • USB host API
  • Media Transfer Protocol and Real-time Transport Protocol improvements

The new Samsung 10.1-inch tablet with Android 3.1 will be available June 8th for $499 (16GB) and $599 (32GB).

Source: netbooknews

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3 years ago

LG Revolution officially coming May 26 for $249

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And right on cue, Verizon has announced that the LG Revolution -- a phone we've been eying since it was unveiled at CES in early January -- will finally go on sale this week. For $249 and a two-year Verizon contract, you, too, can have this 4.3-inch Android 2.2 device starting May 26. If you can get over the Froyoness (we're sure it'll get a Gingerbread update), remember that it's 1GHz device -- hardly anything to sneeze at. Add in the 5MP rear camera and LTE data, and you've got yourself one sexy little phone.

Need more? Check out our first look back at CES. Full presser's after the break.

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3 years ago

Official Droid X Gingerbread changelog posted by Verizon

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It was only a couple of days ago we were reliving the discussions of which devices would be getting Gingerbread eventually -- with the clear choices having been the Motorola Droid 2 and the Motorola Droid X. The Gingerbread leaks have arrived for both those devices and with the semi-official confirmations out of the way, it's no surprise really that Verizon has now posted up the changelog for what is the eventual release of Gingerbread for the Motorola Droid X.

Sadly, the one thing the Verizon changelog lacks is an official release date, so we're still stuck waiting on that but it's nice to know that it'll be soon rather than later at this point, which is bound to make a lot of Droid X owners out there happy.

Let this also stand as a friendly reminder for those of you whom may be rooted -- you'll want to go ahead and decline that update notification when it pops up until some folks get to have a look at it and ensure root can be maintained. Hit the source link below for the full .pdf changelog or you can jump on past the break for the second half of the above image.

Source: Verizon; via: Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

HTC: 'We're reviewing our bootloader policy'

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To everybody up in arms over HTC's locked bootloaders (most recently the completely unsurprising news that the EVO 3D is locked), we hear you. And know what? HTC hears you. And while there's not yet any sign that we'll soon see carrier phones as open as developer phones, HTC -- for the first time we can recall -- has publicly said it may be considering a change.

For you laymen out there, having open access to the bootloaders and NAND memory are the lifeblood of custom ROMs. And while the vast majority of Android users are running virgin devices -- remember that more than 400,000 devices are being activated every day -- the modding community is a vocal one.

Said HTC on Facebook:

Thanks so much for providing feedback, we hear your concerns. Your satisfaction is a top priority for us and we're working hard to ensure you have great experiences with our phones. We're reviewing the issue and our policy around bootloaders and will provide more information soon. Thank you for your interest, support and willingness to share your feedback.

HTC followed up on Twitter as well:

Thanks for the feedback, we're listening! We're reviewing our bootloader policy.

This won't happen overnight, folks, and there's no telling if HTC actually will open things up and allow users to undo its customizations at will. (Hey, a lot of work goes into the Sense UI and making a smartphone.) But from where we stand, choice and openness are more often a good thing than not, and we welcome the discussion.

Sources: Facebook, Twitter. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
More: Android Police

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3 years ago

Signed bootloaders, apps on the Infuse [from the forums]

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We've been plowing through the news here at Android Central thus far this week and it's only Tuesday. We've got plenty more in store for you all for the rest of the week as well but in case you're looking for more info -- make sure you hit the Android Central forums and check out some of the threads below.

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