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3 years ago

Cyanogen teases CyanogenMod ROM on T-Mobile G2

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We all know there has been quite a bit of drama in regards to the development ability of the recently launched T-Mobile G2. For those who didn't buy into everything and return their device (which is probably most of you), Cyanogen has teased all of us with a video of CyanogenMod loading up on a G2. While this device has yet to be rooted, and no talks of any type of release time frame for this uber-hacked method (Says Cyanogen: "Booted CM on my G2 in the most horrible way possible. ... Basically what I'm doing is temprooting and rebooting all of userspace with CM on the sdcard"), this is a glimmer of hope for all of you sitting at home with your device patiently hoping for it to come. Full video after the break. [via Cyanogen]

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3 years ago

Accessory review: Mobi Products cradle w/ spare battery slot for the Nexus One

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Nexus One users are a peculiar lot.  If you use one, you know what I mean.  Sure, other, debateably better, Android phones have come and gone, but the N1 is hard to let go, and we're still in the market for great accessories like cases and cradles.  Since my order for an OEM Nexus One desktop stand is on perpetual back-order, I decided to give the Mobi Products cradle and spare battery charger a shot.  And I'm glad I did.  See why, after the break.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile myTouch 3G to receive Froyo beginning tomorrow

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The myTouch 3G on T-Mobile will finally be receiving its Froyo OTA starting tomorrow, according to a leaked slide on TmoNews. Joining the Froyo club will bring many improvements for myTouch 3G users, including full Microsoft Exchange support, an improved Android Market including a widget, the Faves Gallery and much more. For a full list of features, check the source link and our Froyo Features section.

This is great news for myTouch 3G users who have been waiting patiently for their update. The OTA will begin tomorrow, but will roll-out over the coming weeks, so be patient if yours does not arrive tomorrow. Put another Android device in the ever increasing Froyo club. [Tmo News]

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3 years ago

HTC Merge hands-on video

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Want more on the HTC Merge on Verizon? We've got it. Want some solid hands-on time captured in moving pictures? We've got that, too. What we've got is hands-on video of the HTC Merge, the as yet still-unannounced Android 2.2 phone that'll (presumably) be coming to Verizon as soon, well, as soon as it's announced. (And note that the name "Merge" is still subject to change.)

You'll have to excuse any excited grins you see reflected in the Merge's screen. All things Bing notwithstanding, we're slightly over the moon about the Merge, which is likely to be Verizon's second world phone, when it's finally released. Let's all hold hands and watch the video after the break.

More exclusive coverage of the HTC Merge:
Initial hands-on | Photo Gallery | Benchmarks | Droid 2 Comparison | Forums

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3 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Tab fact sheet leaks

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With the rumors that Verizon may start selling the Samsung Galaxy S Tab as soon as Nov. 1 flying about, a lot of people will be wondering just how well the new 7-inch Android offering from Samsung measures up against the hugely popular Apple iPad.  While that's really something that you'll need to determine for yourself with some hands-on fondling of each, a leaked fact sheet from Verizon shows that Big Red's employees will be ready to answer all the questions the Tab will bring up. 

While there's no launch date confirmation, we do get the short list of Verizon's pre-installed carrierware -- Backup Assist, My Verizon, VZ Navigator, and the VCast suite, including song ID.  And while it doesn't come right out and say it, we're all pretty sure that we'll see Bing! installed as well, but that's something that's easily taken care ofThanks, anonymous tipster!

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 reportedly getting an OTA update to enable Wifi calling

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Word on the street this morning is that a few people have gotten an over-the-air update on their T-Mobile G2 that enables Wifi calling, tethering and a sundry of other trinkets. Rollout doesn't seem widespread just yet, so we're likely in the very early stages here. But any update is a welcome update, especially one that brings this kind of functionality.

See the update yet? Sound off in our G2 forums. [XDA Developers, image via]

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3 years ago

Shipping dates come out for Logitech Revue pre-orders [Google TV]

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If you ponied up and pre-ordered your Logitech Revue last week, you may have received a little something in your inbox about shipping.  We just got information that the unit we pre-ordered on Oct 6 will be shipped out on Oct 21.  That's only 10 days away folks, and you know we'll have a lot to say about it once it shows up, as soon as we can tear ourselves away from the pajama wearing, Google TV marathon session that's sure to happen.

Of course we can't be the only one excited about getting our hands on this one, so chat it up in the Google TV forums

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3 years ago

Beta testers needed; Aging Incredibles; Binging Captivates [From the Forums]

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The front page here at Android Central is a great place to get the latest news, but with Android there's always more.  We've got folks on the forums hacking and modding, discussing apps, sharing ways they enjoy their Android phones, and talking about anything and everything under the glowing green robotic sun.  Take a look at a small slice of what's going on in the Android Central forums.

That ought to get you started, now jump in and get your feet wet if you haven't already and join in the discussion of all things Android at the best damn Android forum on the intertubes!

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3 years ago

Mozilla needs you to help beta test Firefox mobile for Android

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We've been hearing a lot about Firefox mobile the past couple of weeks, and now that it's officially available for beta testing, the Firefox mobile team at Mozilla needs you to test things out.  Some of us are loving the fact that we can use Firefox on our Android phones, some not so much, but we all agree there's some improvement needed.  That's where we come in -- hit the source link where you can download the beta, or if you're the adventurous type one of the nightly builds, then start checking in and asking questions with the developers in the Mozilla Firefox developer forum right here at Android Central, where Mozilla's own Matt Brubeck is staying on top of things.  [dknite's blog]

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3 years ago

Smartphone Coasters -- so simple, so cool

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Ask any Evo 4G user what they love about their phone, and eventually the word kickstand will come up.  Having an easy way to hold the phone so it can be viewed is simply great, and is one of those things you wonder how you ever got along without.  Fear not, non-kickstand enabled smartphones, the latest product from newPCgadgets.com called "Smartphone Coasters" has you covered.

The design is simple and elegant, looks to be very functional, and the price is right.  They're stainless steel so they should take quite the beating, but with no material on the sides, shouldn't affect signal much at all.  They got me interested, and at $3.95 each I grabbed a few of them.  Check them out, your phone will love you for it.  [newPCgadgets.com]

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