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3 years ago

HTC Merge now appearing in Cellbrite machines

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We've already gone hands on with the HTC Merge in the past and have seen plenty of videos of the device appear online. Now, we have the HTC Merge appearing in those fancy data transferring machines also known as Cellbrite. We've been told by HTC that the rumored Nov. 18 launch date isn't true, at least as far as that Seattle "Cabaret" event is concerned. Feel free to share your thoughts on the launch date in the forums. [AndroidGuys]

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3 years ago

Chad OchoCinco chillin' with a Droid X

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Android devices have been showing up in more TV shows and films as of late; now one of the most colorful players in the NFL has posed with a Droid X in hand. Chad OchoCinco, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver who is all over the damn place on Twitter, tweeted a picture of himself getting fitted for custom earpieces -- and in his lap sits a Droid X. 

It's good to see Android invading the sports world now; maybe Chad will talk about how much he loved his Droid X on his show with Terrell Owens, fittingly named The T.Ocho Show. [Chad OchoCinco's Twitter] Thanks, Jonathan!

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3 years ago

Nexus S, Honeycomb and bug hunting on the Droid Pro [from the forums]

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After Eric Schmidt showing off the Nexus S yesterday, along with Gingerbread our rumored devices portion of the forums has been busy. In addition to all the Nexus S talk, we got 2 new contests and we seek out some calendar bugs on the Droid Pro. What of the Galaxy Tab getting Honeycomb? Will it happen? Let's discuss it.

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3 years ago

Comcast's Android app coming Friday?

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Update: Not so much. The app's been pushed to January.

This morning we showed you the first shots of the Android version of Comcasts's Xfinity app, but we didn't have a date for when it may be released. Judging by the pic you see here, it might be as soon as Friday. And the breakdown of features includes:

  • E-mail inbox
  • Voicemail
  • Universal Address book
  • TV listings/guide
  • On Demand
  • myDVR Manager
  • Videos on demand

You know how these app releases go -- we'll see it when we see it.  But it looks like we may see it this week. Submitted via the Android Central App.

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3 years ago

Sprint Samsung Transform review

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A surprisingly decent entry-level Android phone

Take the Epic 4G, slim it down and slow it down a tad, and you've got the mid-level Samsung Transform on Sprint. Hang on, hang on. Keep reading. That's not to say this is a lesser phone that should be dismissed. On the contrary. The Transform is a simpiler -- and less expensive -- Android phone -- than much of what's out there today.

Let's take hold hands and take a look, after the break.

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3 years ago

Droid 2 Case Review: Body Glove Snap-On Case

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When looking for a case for my Motorola Droid 2, the Body Glove Snap-On Case immediately caught my eye as one of the top contenders. Cases are generally one of the accessories that I am most hesitant to purchase due to my compulsive personality and I tend to overanalyze the design, protection, bulk and comfort. Body Glove is a trusted brand that provides a lot of protection and generally tries to keep the bulk of the case to a minimum so I decided to give it a shot. Let's look at it further after the break.

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3 years ago

Nexus S teaser video now available for your viewing pleasure

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Yesterday during the Web 2.0 summit we got a brief look at Google CEO Eric Schmidt showing off Gingerbread -- Android 2.3 as well as, the now infamous "unannounced" device also known as the Nexus S. While it's time on stage was brief, it was more than enough to have us wanting to see more. A few goodies were noted after Eric stepped off stage as well. Remember that "blink off" video of the screen we previously saw powering down? It's pretty awesome. What's even more awesome is that it's still included, as noted by the folks over at Engadget. Hit the break for the full embed of the video. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Google experimenting Goggles integration with key advertisers

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Google has announced that they'll be ramping up their Google Goggles efforts with some key advertisers. While it's still only in the experimental stages, Google has signed up Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile and Delta Airlines to do market testing of Google Goggles. Soon, we'll be seeing "Goggles enabled" ads spread across movie posters, print ads and other marketing media. 

The goal of course is to have users recognize the Goggles enabled items and make use of their devices to explore the online destinations being offered. Those destinations could be say, an interactive ad from Disney or Buick as shown above. As it's still experimental it might be a while before we see any show up but if you spot some let us know. Download links for Google Goggles and video of the experiment are after the break. [Google Mobile Blog]

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3 years ago

Lookout premium now available, we have 10 copies to give away [contest]

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Lookout, the popular cross-platform mobile security solution, has announced the availability of Lookout Premium -- the advanced version with extra features like the privacy advisor, remote lock and wipe, and enhanced backup and restore.  We took a look at it a few weeks back -- check it out here.  The app provides quite a bit for $2.99 a month ($29.99 annually), and the free 30 day trial lets you have a look and try the extras out for yourself.  To try it, just install the free version from the Market (links after the break) and update from within the application.

To make things even better, the folks at Lookout have offered up ten one-year subscriptions for us to give away to readers.  Head into the forums for the terms and enter for your chance to win!  Head past the break to read the full press release and get the download link for Lookout.

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3 years ago

Enhance your Galaxy Tab experience by adding Bluetooth keyboard, mouse

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is quite the (expensive) device and is on nearly ever carrier imaginable, and people are looking for any and every way to maximize their use of the device. What better way to ensure you are equally as productive on your new Galaxy tab as your computer then to add a separate mouse and keyboard to the device to make navigation even easier. Check the video after the break to see it all come together in action. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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