With Samsung having now officially announced the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Rogers in Canada has wasted no time in letting folks know they will be one of the first carriers with the device. While Rogers LTE coverage at this point is still rather limited, come Sept 28 it will be expanding;
Customers in Toronto and Ottawa can be among the first in the world to experience LTE wireless devices when the company continues to roll out its LTE product line this fall. It includes: the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Smartphone; the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S); Rogers LTE Rocket stick (now available in Ottawa); LTE Tablet from a leading manufacturer; and the previously announced HTC Smartphone.
No pricing details were announced yet but it looks as though Rogers will be bringing a lot of good equipment to those who live in their LTE enabled area. Sadly, I'm not one of them as of yet.
While the Droid Pro never made it to the UK under any other name, Motorola is making sure the Motorola Pro+ makes it there. The freshly announced device is a rather obvious follow up for that line but not to be mistaken for the Motorola Fire we saw recently. Rather then the 2.1-inch screen from the Fire, the Pro+ will offer up a 3.1-inch Gorilla Glass screen. Other specs include Android 2.3, 5MP camera, 1GHz Processor and a 1600mAh battery. Full details can be found past the break.
Motorola's recently announced DEFY+ will be making its way to British shores sometime next month, according to a press release by Moto's UK division. The DEFY+ is a beefed up version of the original DEFY -- you get a 1GHz CPU (up from 800MHz), Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a higher resolution screen inside a similarly rugged, waterproof chassis.
No word on which UK networks will be getting the DEFY+ just yet. However Orange and T-Mobile (aka Everything Everywhere) are a good bet, considering they've been quick to pick up Motorola devices like the Atrix and the original DEFY in the past.
If reading press releases is your thing, you can find Moto's DEFY+ UK presser after the jump.
So one of the biggest problems befalling 3D devices like the Optimus 3D -- and all (erm, both) 3D phones at the moment -- is the lack of 3D content right? Well, LG is making a play to change all that at the upcoming IFA 2011 show in Germany, by showing off for the first time their Open-GL based 3D game converter software ahead of its inclusion in the first Maintenance Release for the phone in October.
The idea is simple. The software allows existing 2D games that have been made compatible to be played in 3D, and around 50 titles will get a full 3D makeover. Unsupported games can be manually tweaked to achieve the desired effect.
LG are expecting 50 titles to be fully optimized in October, with another 50 being added before 2011 is out. Many still aren't convinced by 3D phones, but LG is determined to make it less of a gimmick.The question still remains as to how successful it will be in convincing consumers to buy their flagship device.
The latest Angry Birds Rio update is now available in the Android Market and with the new airfield chase level episode, that means you get 15 new levels to jam away at. We're sure you'll have them beat in a matter of just a few hours. Still reading this? Why? Hit the break for the download.
LG has released the Kernel source and assorted GPL bits for the Gingerbread build on their Optimus S device. No reports of anything showing in the LG updater tool just yet, and rumor says mid-September for an OTA. For now, this just means that our resident Optimus warlords (yes, they have transcended developer status) have some new code to play with and see if they can improve the Gingerbread builds they have had running for the Optimus S for quite a while. Realistically, there will be a few things here of value for all Optimus developers, who have been forced to use hacks and work arounds for some of the closed-source functionality from LG. With this new codebase, expect your favorite Gingerbread ROM for the Optimus S to get even better.
Motorola has announced that the Milestone 3 will be available for customers in Brazil starting Aug. 29. As we've seen in the past, Motorola Milestone devices are copies of their Verizon counterparts, minus the America-centric CDMA radio and Verizon Droid branding. Like the Motorola Droid 3, the Milestone is no slouch when it comes to specifications:
Dual-core OMAP4 CPU at 1GHz
4-inch qHD display
8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1080p capture, front camera for video conferencing
16GB internal memory
Also included are Motorola's comprehensive set of business features, like GAL lookup, remote document access, data encryption, and remote wipe. And we can't forget the five-row QWERTY packed onto this one, one of the best Motorola has offered thus far. The Milestone 3 should be a hit with Android fans in Brazil, and in six other Latin American nations by October. Read the full press release after the break.