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3 years ago

iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo 4G [NSFW-L]

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Warning -- This is full of potty language and may well offend you. And it's funny as hell, and quite probably true.  Using the online tools from xtranormal, Youtube user tinywatchproductions gives us a special treat.  It's all in good fun, and a nice break from the usual bickering and feuding between iPhone users and Android users that we all secretly enjoy.  Hit the break to check out the video.

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3 years ago

Another Nexus One Froyo build -- FRF85B -- is making the rounds

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Well, it's been a couple of days, and that means it's time for another Android 2.2 update to be pushed out to some Nexus Ones. Today's special is FRF85B, and it's a measly little506k download. You can snag it from Google's servers here, if you haven't gotten the update notice yet. We're in the process of installing now, but sing out in the comments if you've gotten yours. [via Android Central Forums] Thanks clickwir!

Update: Yes, folks, the EPE54B to FRF85B file is available, too. Get it here.

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3 years ago

Verizon says the HTC Droid Incredible is far from dead

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Don't believe everything you read.  Verizon has responded to the numerous rumors that the HTC Droid Incredible has reached it's end-of-life, telling Mobile Burn that's simply not the case.

It makes sense -- the phone is hugely popular, and they even adjusted the manufacturing process and parts list to try to keep up with demand.  All rumors aside, isn't offering your customers an alternative when you're out of stock simply a mark of good customer service?  Let's not read too much into things, folks.  So for those of you not interested in the Motorola Droid X and holding out for the Incredible, sit tight -- Big Red hasn't forgotten you.  [Mobile Burn]

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3 years ago

Eurpoean HTC Hero 2.1 update rolling out

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For all of you HTC Hero (European style) owners that have been holding on to your beloved device and hoping for the big 2.1 update, your time has come. Reports appear to be trickling around of an OTA update that brings 2.1 to the device, only downside is for right now it appears to be only on the Sim-free unlocked devices, not those that were subsidized through a carrier. Unfortunately no OTA link has surfaced yet for all those who wish to force the update to their device, but for those who are seeing it, remember to back up so you don't lose any data! [via Tracy and Matt]

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3 years ago

Amazon Kindle Android app out of beta, now available in the Market

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We brought you a preview of the Amazon Kindle app for Android a month ago at Google IO, and now it's available for all in the Android Market. The app is free (you must be running Android 1.6 or higher), and with it you gain access to the hundreds of thousands of titles in Amazon's e-book library.

Purchasing books is fairly easy, though it switches from the Kindle app to the browser, then sends you back again after the transaction is complete. Not a deal-breaker, just inelegant. We can't wait to give this a shot on something like the Dell Streak. In the meantime, we'll make do with something "smaller" like the Droid X and Evo 4G. Thanks to everyone who sent this in. [Market link] [Amazon]

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3 years ago

Finally, you can view Google Docs on Android (and PDFs, PowerPoint and more)

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Can't tell you how long we've been waiting to be able to view Google Docs on Android -- but that day has finally come, all without having to download the file (or even an app, for that matter). It's all done at docs.google.com from your Android browser. (Or iPhone and iPad, too.) And from there you can access all of your Google Docs. No editing yet, but viewing's better than nothing, right? [Google Mobile blog]

Edit: Yeah, so the Google Docs thing isn't that new. But PDF and PowerPoint support is. Better than nothing. We guess.

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid X forums - chat about it here

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From the Forums is a great way for you, our readers, to get in on the hottest topics being discussed and today it is all about the Motorola Droid X. But you must be a registered member and becoming a member is a simple process. So if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

See you in the forums!

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3 years ago

Scrollable widgets coming for phones without HTC Sense, too

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Those of us running stock Android have been a wee bit jealous of the scrollable widgets in HTC Sense. But that's about to change, as the folks behind ADW Launcher, LauncherPro and Pure Calendar and Pure messenger have teamed up to bring some flicking action to the rest of us. Here's the deal:

  • You have to have either ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro installed.
  • Install the latest version of Pure Calendar, either from the Market, or you can download it directly here.
  • When configuring the Pure Calendar widget, enable "scrollable mode."

Then sit back and gloat. Head on past the break to see some video of it in action. [Pure blog] Thanks, Francois.

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3 years ago

Sprint flips the 4G switch in Virginia, Utah and Missouri

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Perfect way to end the weekend.  We've heard rumours about some people seeing 4G in as-of-yet unannounced areas lately, seen leaked photos of roadmaps, and now we've learned that Sprint has indeed activated it's 4G WiMax network in Richmond, Virginia; Salt Lake City, Utah; and St. Louis, Missouri. From the press release:

Customers in Richmond, Salt Lake City and St. Louis can now use the 4G capabilities of Overdrive(TM) 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, Sprint 3G/4G USB Device 250U from Sierra Wireless and Sprint 3G/4G USB Device U301 to connect to the Web for blazing fast data speeds or the recently released HTC EVO(TM) 4G, America's first 3G/4G wireless phone. With today's launches, Sprint 4G is now available in 36 markets across the country.

Hit the break to see the full press release.  HTC Evo users, and soon to be Samsung Epic users, bon apetit!

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3 years ago

iPhone 4 reviewed by TiPB.com

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We know a bunch of you are looking at coming over to Android from an iPhone -- and a few of you Benedict Arnolds are looking to tuck tail and run back to Apple. If you're still on the fence, allow us to direct you to our pals at TiPB.com, who have given the iPhone 4 a thorough rundown.

So check out TiPB's iPhone 4 review. At let us (and them) know if it's catching up to Android yet. :p

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