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3 years ago

Official Galaxy S accessories look as awesome as the Android smartphones

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We've got half of the Galaxy S line already in our fat little fingers -- that'd be the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate -- and today Samsung announced some official accessories to go with them. (We'll forget, for the moment, that they're teasing us with the as-yet-unlaunched Verizon Fascinate.)

As you see above, there's a snazzy car dock that fits the lines of the entire Galaxy S series. And after the break, take a peep at the desktop dock with audio out, spare battery charger and leather case.

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3 years ago

Samsung Captivate available from Amazon for only $49.99 with contract

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If you've been looking to get the new Samsung Captivate from AT&T, be sure you check out Amazon's awesome deal first. Amazon is offering the 1GHz "Hummingbird" processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, and an all-new Touchwiz 3.0 user interface for a $49.99 with a new two year contract. AT&T is currently selling it for $199.99. Sounds like a steal to us. Check out our review of the Samsung Captivate before you scoop it up from Amazon though. [Amazon via Android Authority]

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: Wordfeud Free

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One of the many applications that I have been waiting to come to Android would be a replacement for Words with Friends, which is available on the iPhone and iPad. Wordfeud FREE is a great new Android application that allows you to play a Scrabble like game with either a friend or random opponent. Once you open the application you are asked for your email address, then asked to select a user name, which will allow friends to search for you to start a new game. Once you are all set up you can invite a user by user name or you can search for a random opponent, so even if none of your friends have Android devices, you can still take advantage of this great application.

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3 years ago

Archos 32 hits FCC, gets caught on camera

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The specs got leaked a while back, but now we finally have pictures of the Archos 32 tablet. The device seems to be packing dedicated directional buttons, which should help navigation on that 3.2 inch screen. It comes packed with 8GB of onboard storage and runs Android 2.1 ("Eclair"). The price may be the biggest selling point, as it will run you only $150. Sounds like a great Android-based alternative to the iPod Touch to me. Plus, it has a kickstand! Click past the break for a couple more pictures. [FCC via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Early Tweetdeck build leaks out; we take it for a spin

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We're still waiting for the official beta period to begin for the Tweetdeck Twitter client for Android. But in the meantime, a Version 1 build has leaked out. It's an early build, CEO Iain Dodsworth says (update: it's coming Thursday), so we're going to give Tweetdeck the benefit of the doubt and not post the file link. (It's found easily enough.) But we are, however, going to take it for a spin, with the understanding that some features might not be complete. So keep that in mind.

But let's take a look, after the break.

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3 years ago

Sprint Evo 4G caught on camera on TNT's "The Closer"

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It's pretty obvious to anyone who cares that Android is not only mainstream, but very much in the spotlight. If you need proof, just turn on your TV. We've already seen Ari and Johnny Drama with an N1 on "Entourage," and now Engadget has caught a sighting of the Evo 4G on TNT's "The Closer" videotaping a surgery. That 8MP camera along with 4G speeds is great for catching a crime in action and then sending it off to the authorities. That is, if you're not completely distracted by that Sprint logo... [via Engadget]

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3 years ago

What's Google announcing tomorrow?

ZOMG, Google's going to announce ... something ... tomorrow at its campus in Mountain View, Calif. Question is, what? The invitation [via Giz] points to "unveiling a couple of cool new mobile features." Let's run down some of the ideas we've thrown around here in the office:

  • Gingerbread (Android 3.0): Very unlikely.
  • Some sort of interim version between Froyo and Gingerbread: Possible, but also not likely.
  • New Google apps, along the lines of Google Goggles or Maps: More than likely.
  • The Android Market web interface Google showed off at its IO dev conference in May: Geez, we hope so.
  • Music download and sync service: That'd be another "PLEASE LET IT HAPPEN!"
  • When your phone is schedule to get Froyo: Not gonna happen.

Have your own idea? Head into the forums and give us a shout.

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3 years ago

Samsung Captivate is overclocked to 1.2 GHz; 1.6 GHz to come soon?

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The AT&T Captivate (read our review) has been overclocked to 1.2 GHz, which makes the Hummingbird processor faster than it is out of the box, which is already pretty quick. The modder who successfully did this said that the processor is actually capable of a stable 1.6 GHz, so be on the lookout for that soon. If you have a Captivate and are interested in overclocking, click here. [Samsung Hub]

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3 years ago

U.S. Cellular launching the HTC Desire on Aug. 27

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It's official: The HTC Desire (see our hands-on) is coming to U.S. Cellular on Aug. 27. Basically the Nexus One with Sense and sans trackball, U.S. Cellular is the first U.S. carrier to, erm, carry the device. It joins the Samsung Acclaim and will be joined by the Samsung Galaxy S later this year. Pricing has not been announced. Full presser after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC releases kernel sources for Aria, Evo, Incredible, Wildfire

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Late last night HTC released a torrent of code -- kernel sources for the Aria, the Evo 4G update, the Incredible update, and the Wildfire; plus the FRF91 system image for the Nexus One (Happy dance).  Even though they are obliged to release the kernel source code by the GPL, I don't think anyone expected them this early.  Developers should start cranking things into gear shortly, and have something tasty cooked up for us soon.  [HTC Developer Center]

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