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2 years ago

MetroPCS introduces the Activa 4G, Huawei's first U.S. LTE smartphone

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MetroPCS today introduced its latest Android smartphone, the LTE-capable Huawei Activa 4G. This is Huawei's first LTE device here in the United States, and for $149 without a contract (after a $50 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in), we'll happily welcome it to our shores. The Activa isn't going to blow anyone away spec wise: underneath the 3.5-inch HVGA display, the Activa is sporting an 800 MHz single-core processor and up to 32GB of external memory, with a 5MP shooter around back. The Activa ships with a 4GB microSD card preloaded with the movie Kung Foo Panda 2, which may or may not sweeten the deal. The Activa ships with Gingerbread, and everything considered, we wouldn't hold our breath for Ice Cream Sandwich to arrive anytime soon. Regardless, if you're within MetroPCS's LTE coverage, the Activa offers access to blazing speeds on a decent Android smartphone starting at an oh-so-tempting $50/month. 

Source: MetroPCS

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2 years ago

SK Telecom leak suggests quad-core, 2GB Galaxy S III may be Korea-bound

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Rumors of a special Korea-only version of the Galaxy S III stem back to a report from The Korea Times just over a month ago. Since then, things have been pretty quiet -- international markets have gotten the quad-core HSPA+ version, while LTE territories have received the dual-core Snapdragon S4 model. Now a leaked internal image from Korean carrier SK Telecom suggests the reports may be true, and that Samsung's home territory may end up with an S III variant sporting a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM.

The image obtained by PhoneArena​ lists the following specs for the rumored device --

  • Quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 with CPU clocked @ 1.4GHz
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen
  • 4.82 ounces (136.5 grams)
  • 0.35 inches (9mm)

Eagle-eyed readers will note that's a little thicker and a little heaver than the international HSPA+ version, so it could well be the case that we're dealing with a whole new device here, rather than a typo or error on the carrier's part. No word on LTE connectivity yet, though Exynos 4's lack of built-in LTE would make this unlikely. In any case, we'll be watching with interest (and maybe a little bit of envy) to see whether Korea does eventually get the best of both worlds with its version of the Galaxy S III.

Source: PhoneArena

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2 years ago

Orange San Diego video walkthrough

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So, we finally have an Intel powered Android smartphone in our hands. Having gone on sale earlier in the week, we went and got hold of one so we can take a proper look at just what's what. 

We got a quick hands on at the launch event in London, at which the San Diego impressed upon its first public outing. Yes, it runs Gingerbread, yes it's 'only' a 4.03-inch display, and yes it's "only" a single-core 1.6GHz processor. But Intel is making big shouts over what they can do, so naturally it falls to us to put those claims to the test. The full review will be coming over the course of the next week or so, but in the meantime we've put together a slightly more in depth hands-on with the device. First impressions are good, there might just be something to this Intel thing. 

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2 years ago

Evernote launches Evernote Food on Android, helps you remember all your good eats

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Evernote has been on a roll as of late rolling out updates to already existing apps and adding new ones to the mix. The latest to land on Android is Evernote Food. If you're a food lover, it's something you might want to take a look at. It's based on the same concept as Evernote itself but as the name implies it revolves around food that you've enjoyed.

Out at a great restaurant and want to share it with others? Snap a pic and have it uploaded to Evernote food and share the details with others with the included function of adding titles, tags and even location as it has Foursquare integration built right in. The app itself looks great especially after you start adding your own items to the mix.

Evernote Food is available on the Google Play Store right now but if you're looking to get a better look at the app in action or see how it can fit into your daily use, there is video below of the app in action for you all to check out.

Source: Evernote Blog

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2 years ago

Facebook for Android updated with fixes for crashes and login issues

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Been having issues with Facebook for Android logging you out or just outright crashing seemingly for no reason? If so, time to grab the latest version that is now appearing in the Google Play Store. As noted in the change log, this one should solve those issues, though we're not going to make any promises. You'll find the update in your apps list or you can just grab it from here.

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2 years ago

Verizon announces new LTE markets set to go live June 21, expansions continue

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If you're on Verizon and have yet to see 4G LTE go live in your area then you'll want to check out the latest list of locations Verizon has now announced. As of June 21, a whole slew of what could be considered smaller areas are set to get some 4G LTE love:

  • The Triangle, North Carolina - Expansion
  • Bedford, Pennsylvania
  • Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Burlington, North Carolina
  • Jacksonville And New Bern, North Carolina
  • Idaho; Eastern Oregon

In addition to the areas listed, Verizon has noted their roll out of 4G LTE is rapidly happening throughout Florida including Panama City and more than 40 communities throughout Palm Beach, Alachua, Volusia and Flagler counties.

Source: Verizon

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2 years ago

Vodafone UK pebble blue Galaxy S III now shipping

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Looks like the somewhat tardy "pebble blue" Galaxy S III is finally starting to see broader availability, after the first stock began arriving in Europe and Australia a couple of days ago. Today Vodafone UK has notified its pre-order customers that it's now fulfilling orders for the 16GB version of the delayed device. The network adds customers who pre-ordered before 7pm on May 29 will start receiving their phones from tomorrow, June 8. Unfortunately, the news on the 32GB version, which in the UK is exclusive to Vodafone, isn't quite so rosy --

We have now received stock of the pebble blue 16GB Samsung Galaxy SIII, all customers who pre-ordered this device before 7pm on Tuesday 29 May will start to receive their phones from tomorrow (8 June).

We’re continuing to work closely with Samsung to secure stock of the 32GB pebble blue Samsung Galaxy SIII as soon as possible, and will update this thread as soon as we have more information.

Nevertheless, some movement on a delayed product is better than none. If you've got a pebble blue S III on pre-order, be sure to hit the comments and let us know how you've been getting on.

Source: Eurodroid

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2 years ago

Droid Bionic now receiving small OTA maintenance update

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Motorola Droid Bionic owners are beginning to receive an official OTA update from Verizon, said to improve Bluetooth volume, Visual Voice Mail, and LTE connectivity. Version 5.9.905 doesn’t bring with it any drastic changes, but maintenance updates are never anything to scoff at. The forums are lighting up with folks who are already seeing the update push to their devices, though as always, it may take longer for some than others. Sit tight and be sure to yell out below when you get your spoonful.  

Source: Verizon Wireless

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2 years ago

Angry Birds Space Utopia update brings 10 delectable new levels

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Been waiting for the latest Angry Birds Space update to roll out on Android? Of course you have. You already beat all the levels and have been playing through them repeatedly while you wait for the Utopia update to arrive. Now is your time to shine though, you can now update and get yourself 10 new levels to plow through courtesy of the folks at Rovio. Make sure you gather up some snacks for when you are playing though, Utopia is a junk food inspired level so you may get kind of hungry while bouncing birds off of jelly trampolines.

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2 years ago

LG Viper 4G LTE review

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A mid-range phone packing LTE for Sprint's as-of-yet-unlaunched network - is it worth the investment?

The LG Viper 4G LTE is an interesting phone. (For starters, that name is long. It'll hereto be referenced as simply the LG Viper.) It's not an ultra-high end, mind-blowing, earth-shattering, missile-launching superphone, but it wasn't built to be. It also combines some of the latest features a phone the the Now Network can have, like NFC (paired with Google Wallet) and LTE radios for when Sprint's LTE network goes live.

And it's all targeted towards parents. That's not to say you need​ a kid to buy one, but if you have one, well, LG made this phone for you. It's reasonably sized, tough, and still powerful enough to do most of what you could ask of it.

To echo sentiments expressed before, it's absolutely crazy to think the specs on this phone are mid-range at best. I still remember a time when a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor was the hottest thing on the market, so don't immediately write off the LG Viper for specs like that. Come showtime, it performs.

Join us after the break and we'll have a nice, thorough look at how LG's LTE offering stands up against the rest.

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