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3 years ago

Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S officially announced

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While it may not be at the top of most peoples shopping list given the €700 price tag it will carry, it's certainly going to be made available to those who can afford it. The Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S was officially announced this week. The spec sheet for the device looks -- well, it looks like any other GSM variation of the Galaxy S except you get a fancy Giorgio Armani GUI to go along with it. The Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S will be available starting in December with Italy then Netherlands, UK and Russia. Full press release from Samsung is available after the break.

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3 years ago

LG Apex available from US Cellular on Friday

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The LG Apex will be available Friday from US Cellular. The Apex will sport a 3.2-inch screen with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera with auto-focus and Android 2.1 (Eclair).

It will be the fourth Android device on US Cellular, joining the HTC Desire, Samsung Mesmerize and Samsung Acclaim. The Apex will represent a solid, affordable option for consumers not wanting to spring for the high-end phones.

The Apex will cost $79.99 after an $80 mail-in rebate and with a 2-year service contract. Full press release after the break. Discuss this phone in our LG Apex forums

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3 years ago

Dell Streak with white back available from and exclusive to Best Buy

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The Dell Streak now comes in white, at least on the back. An exclusive version of the device sporting the black and white look will only be available from Best Buy for $300. In-store pickup is the only way to get one of these at the moment, though we're hoping online purchasing will soon open up.

The white back looks sharp, and more consumer choice is always better. (Oh, and where's that white iPhone? Zing!) Now the Dell Streak can be had in black, red and white. For more pictures hit the source link. [Streak Smart]

For more head to our Dell Streak Forum

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3 years ago

Android Market obviously getting revamp with addition of new graphics

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Reader Jeff e-mailed us this morning to point out some fairly big changes to the Android Market developer's console (that's the place where you actually upload apps). There are now options for high-resolution app icons (high res being 512x512), plus "featured graphics" at 1024x500, and a space for a YouTube promotional video.

We're not the only ones seeing it (Android Police has pointed it out, too), and the change undoubtedly goes hand-in-hand with some of the new features Google showed off at its IO conference in May, the upcoming releases of Android 2.3 Gingerbread -- and Honeycomb on the horizon -- and the down time that the Market developer's console will see Thursday night. Good things are on the way, folks! Thanks, Jeff!

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3 years ago

Sony Ericsson Anzu X12 gets handled and has its specs revealed

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While we've been discussing the Sony Ericsson Anzu (X12) for quite some time now, it was Eldar Murtazin's Tweets that really shed some light on the upcoming device. Now that it's stepped into the light, we get to have a look at some of the details and specs that will actually power this device. The 4.3-inch LCD display with 854 x 480 resolution will be running the same 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor that is found in the T-Mobile G2 / Desire Z. When it comes to taking pictures and video the Anzu will certainly not be lagging there. Built into to the device is a 12MP camera, which is totally capable of capturing 720p video as well.

The saddening part, at least for now? It's currently running on Android 2.1 and apparently launching in 2011 with Android 2.2. But, the good news is Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is suggested as coming in the summer. We'd still rather see it at launch but, what can you do. You can hit the full review via the source link, let us know in the forums and in the comments what you think about the device now. [Mobile Review via Engadget]

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3 years ago

[Rumor] HTC Knight to be called the EVO Shift 4g, lacks video calling?

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Like we previously reported, the Knight is a unannounced HTC slider Android handset heading to Sprint.  While the version of Android it will ship with is still up in the air (as is the launch date).  An undisclosed source has tipped a bit of extra information about this mythical unicorn of a device to Engadget.

HTC recently applied to Trademark the name "EVO Shift 4G," and according to Engadget, this will be the official name for the HTC Knight once it launched.  The device will supposedly have a 3.7 inch screen instead of the previously rumored 4.3 inch Evo-style display. The device also apparently lacks a front-facing camera. 

The screen size could be forgivable considering the addition of a keyboard, but it doesn't seem like Sprint would launch this device without a camera when the Epic, Evo, and Transform all offer this.  Let's hope video calling makes it back onto the device before launch.  Via [Engadget] and [XDA-Developers]

If you can't get enough discussion on upcoming devices, be sure to check out our official rumored devices forums.

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3 years ago

Dickie V loves his Droid X, baby!

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Spotted at tonight's Louisville-Butler college basketball game: Dick Vitale and his Motorola Droid X. (The unranked Cardinals upset the No. 18 Bulldogs 88-73.) Thanks, Lane!

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3 years ago

Dropbox for Android beta updated to v1.0.1.4

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If you're a hardcore Dropbox user like most of us here at Android Central, then you should already have this update. But just in case you're not yet on board the Dropbox train, now is as good a time as any to get started. The latest beta version (1.0.1.4) has been released via the Dropbox user forums and is now available for all to download. We've got the change log below for any folks out there wondering was is new:

  • Better error logging
  • If system clock is wrong, lets user know the reason for not being able to log in.
  • Bug and stability fixes. - Edited files were re-uploading every time their directory was browsed. (Though may still show up a single time for each file, when you first use the app)

    From 1.0.1.2:
  • Visual & Manifest changes to support low-end small-screen phones such as the Motorola Charm, as well as tablets.
  • Added more logging, and a button to e-mail a log to Dropbox, for debugging
  • Check to make sure that uploads aren't larger than 300MB (server-side API limit)
  • Proper handling & escaping of all special characters in file names
  • Offline viewing of downloaded files should work again.
  • Various stability improvements.

If you're feeling like taking a walk on the wild side and running the beta version you can find the download link in the Dropbox forums. If you need to know more about Dropbox first, be sure to check out their website for more details. [Dropbox]

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3 years ago

Android Market developer console down for scheduled maintenance [updated]

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Google has sent out an email to Android developers with a warning that the developer console will be down for planned maintenance this Thursday:

We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console on Thursday 18 November 2010 from 10AM to 4PM Pacific Standard Time. During this time, there will be view-only access to the Developer Console at http://market.android.com/publish. You will be able to view your list of applications and error reports; however, you will not be able to upload new apps or make updates to existing apps. The publish status of your applications and use of the Android Market app on phones should not be impacted.

Thanks, and we appreciate your patience while we work to improve Android Market.

No word on what the improvements will be, but we all were told last week changes were in the works.  It's also worth noting again that the customer side of the Market should be unaffected.  Is this the first step to Gingerbread?

Update:  Google has sent out an updated email that has a bit different time frame:

We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console starting at 10PM on THURSDAY 18 November and ending by 4AM FRIDAY 19 November 2010, Pacific Standard Time.

Looks like the crew at Mountain View are pulling an all-nighter.  Bring extra coffee fellows, and feel free to call me if you need someone to hold a flashlight.

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3 years ago

Update for Sprint Galaxy Tab now official, and hopefully successful

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Samsung has announced that the DJ30 update for the Sprint Galaxy Tab is now live and being rolled-out OTA for all customers still on the DJ14 firmware.  Samsung lists the changes as:

  • SMS Short Code text messages
  • Microsoft Exchange IT Admin policy compliance
  • Text messages sent using Wi-Fi
  • Qik video chat
  • Sprint Zone as trusted source
  • Start up and shut down screens

Hopefully this will address the issues some were having where they were presented with an OTA which ended up failing.  Remember, each of the versions of the Tab have slight differences (thanks for that, carriers) so only expect this update if you have a Sprint Tab running version DJ14 of the OS.  For details, including a walkthrough of accepting an OTA update for those new to the concept is at the source. [Samsung]

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