The birds are back. One bird, rather, according to the latest teaser from the folks behind Angry Birds. "Summer Picnic" will be the latest addition to the Angry Birds Seasons lineup. And, like always, you'll be flinging a bird at pigs. And you won't be able to stop.
And as you'll see in the trailer, in addition to traditional Android devices, it'll also be available on the Barnes & Noble Nook Color, as part of its new app store.
You folks who came from Windows Mobile or, more recently, defected from BlackBerry should well remember the Bolt browser. It's webkit based, as are a good number of other browser these days, and it's full of all that HTML5 goodness the kids are talking about it.
And now it's coming to Android. It's currently in a closed beta program. But we've got your key to entry. Head on over to boltbrowser.com/android, give 'em your name and address, and use the code androidcentral. It's that easy.
Better hurry, though, cause it's only open to the first 500 who enter. And we know how much you folks like beta testing.
The HTC EVO 3D user guide has been made available by Sprint for everyone interested in one of the Summer's hottest devices. It checks in at 315 pages, and will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about operating and enjoying the EVO 3D and Sense 3.0, and even you seasoned Android veterans should take a peek if you're grabbing one of these babies come Friday.
Maybe it will never top Oprah's book list, but we need something to pass the time until we can get our greasy hands all over the 4.3 inches of glass, and I can promise it doesn't end with the butler having done it. Grab it from the source link.
The HTC EVO 3D can now be pre-ordered by Sprint premier customers directly from the Sprint website. The latest and greatest from Sprint will cost you $199 with a new or renewed two year agreement, which seems like a fair price for the high performance that oozes out of that thing. Check out our initial review and see for yourself.
Late last night when the pre-order went live, the Sprint website was getting hammered by buyers and lookers alike, so interest seems to be as high as anticipated. Ordering early and direct from Sprint might not be a bad idea if you're able. The rest of us will just have to wait until the stroke of midnight a few days from now. And here's hoping for overnight shipping!
This is the HTC Sensation 4G. Look familiar? It should -- you likely just read Alex Dobie's excellent review of the European version, the HTC Sensation. So we've now got it here in the states, on T-Mobile. And that's where the "4G" part comes in. This one has access to T-Mobile (USA's) HSPA+ network, meaning faster data speeds.
The Sensation 4G also brings along the latest version of HTC Sense, along with Android 2.3.3. That's Gingerbread, folks.
We're going to take a slightly different look here at the Sensation 4G for our second time around. Less clinical, more colorful. Again, go back and check out Alex's HTC Sensation review. It's a must-read. As for me? I'm smitten. And it's going to show.
The Motorola Droid 3 has shown up in some GLBenchmark 2.0 online results, and they are looking good. Right off the bat -- I don't think benchmark tests are the true mark of user experience (perhaps you've read this?). You can only get the real picture by holding and using the device the way you would normally use it. Having said that, the numbers are pretty impressive, and show just how well the OMAP 4 and PowerVR SGX 540 can crunch those triangles.
In the Egypt benchmark (it's one of the most demanding GL benchmarks in the GLBenchmarks testing suite) the Droid 3 was only beaten out by the Optimus 3D and its "Tri-dual" technology. In a less demanding benchmark that allows software to have more influence, the Droid 3 still performs well, landing right among the latest and greatest from other manufacturers. That graphic is after the break.
The hardware looks like it can do the job. Let's hope the software can keep up, and we have a real 3G powerhouse for Verizon this summer.
LG's Optimus 3D will be launching "exclusively" at the Carphone Warehouse on July 7, according to a statement released by the retailer today. UK networks Three, T-Mobile and Orange will also be selling the phone on-contract in July, so it looks like Carphone's exclusivity period may be pretty short-lived.
Right now the retailer's website lists the Optimus 3D for pre-order, for free on contracts of £35 or more per month -- around going rate for dual-core smartphones in the UK at the moment. To find out more about the Optimus 3D, check out our hands-on feature.
One big question regarding the new HTC EVO 3D concerns the camera. Erm, make that cameras. How does the EVO 3D, with its 5-megapixel camera (in 2D mode) stack up against the HTC EVO 4G's 8MP shooter?
In our initial (and very unscientific) tests, the EVO 3D holds up pretty well. A couple of things we need to mention here: We're running Cyanogenmod 7 on our EVO 4G, and the phone (and lens cover) is well more than a year old. So consider it handicapped against a brand-new EVO 3D, we suppose. But you should get the gist of what we're seeing.