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2 years ago

Vote for your favorite Android phone in our Readers Choice Awards polls

It's time to show support for your favorite Android phone with our readers choice polls in the Android Central Forums.  We've got them set up for the four major US carriers as well as Europe and Canada, and now we need your help to find the winners.  We're only listing currently announced and available phones, so don't be surprised that the quad-core Rumor-Machine 9000 isn't listed yet, but we've got the great ones covered.  Jump in and vote for your favorite!

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2 years ago

Droid Bionic with its top off

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Get the feeling that the Motorola Droid Bionic -- which is hitting stores sometime next month -- is in the hands of a few few testers? Yeah, us, too. Here's a new pic that was dropped into our forums. (Full disclosure: We've cropped out the beyond-spammy watermark on this pic; you can see the whole thing at the source links below.)

Anyhoo, not a whole lot to see here. Big battery (but will it be big enough?), the 4G LTE SIM card, and a spot for the microSD card.

Source: MyEGarageSale via Droid Bionic Forums

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2 years ago

Samsung Hercules spotted on Telus?

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Last night Samsung Mobile held a concert in Toronto, during which they had a VIP event, and the folks at MobileSyup were able to snap a picture of an unannounced Android device. The device looks to be the Canadian version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is apparently launching as the Samsung Hercules on TELUS. As you can see, unlike the UK version (see our review), this device does not have an optical track pad, instead the standard four buttons we are used to on Android devices. This guy's also reported to be a larger 4.5 inches. Noyce.

While there is no release date, or pricing information, the fact that the device is in the hands of some folks is always good news. Will this be the next device that locks you into a contract, or got something else in mind?

Source: MobileSyrup

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2 years ago

Lloyd wants to splash on your EVO 3D, flashable .zip style [from the forums]

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I know everyone got really excited when AlphaRev and UnrEVOked unveiled their latest project, Revolutionary, myself included. Now that we've had a few days to settle into and, simmer down, and enjoy our new, freer phones, I realized there was a startling lack of Lloyd splash screens out there for flashing and consumption.

Needless to say, that isn't an issue anymore. If your phone is S-OFF'd and just aching for a better splash than what HTC gave you, head on over to the Android Central forums. There's instructions, along with two different flashable zip files that'll make your phone feel more at home.

Source: Android Central EVO 3D Forums

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2 years ago

Samsung, Sprint announce the Conquer 4G, hits Aug. 21 for $99

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Not so much a surprise at this point, Samsung and Sprint just unwrapped the Conquer 4G, easily the most affordable 4G-capable phone yet. Specs are as follow:

  •  3.5-inch touchscreen
  • Android 2.3
  • 1GHz processor
  • 3.2MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
  • Dual-Mode 3G/4G device – dependable 3G nationwide coverage and turbo-charged Sprint 4G speeds where available
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS capable
  • MicroSD card slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card (2GB card included)
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capable, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks
  • Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Sprint ID

The Conquer 4G will be available Aug. 21 for $99 with a two-year contract and $50 rebate. Full presser's after the break.

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2 years ago

AutoCAD WS for Android sees over 1 million installs

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AutoCAD WS has just celebrated its 2-million-registered-users milestone, with a cool million of those being for the Android platform.  Launching for iOS back in September 2010, the huge influx of Android users that accounts for over half the install base comes in only three months time -- proving that there is a need for mobile CAD applications, and that people who develop and design intricate "stuff" also use and prefer Android.  Users aren't just looking and uninstalling either, as there have been 3.5 million drawings uploaded to AutoCAD WS since its inception. 

It may not be a fun 3D game, or an easy way to tell your friends what movie you're seeing, but AutoCAD WS does work well, and the folks behind it tease us about new features and the next release "in the coming weeks."  Keep up the great work, and congrats! 

If you want to have a look and see what all the fuss is about, hit the break for a download link. (Android 2.1 and higher)

Source: AutoCAD WS

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2 years ago

Specs slip out for Verizon's upcoming mid-line slider, the LG Enlighten

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If you are on Verizon and have had a hard time deciding which device to get, it seems like things are not getting any easier as yet another device has leaked out along with some specs. The LG Enlighten, a mid ranged QWERTY slider has appeared, and apparently it is set to release on August 25. The device will be running Android 2.3, Gingerbread, and will be powered by a 800MHz processor, not the fastest we have seen, and all of this will be displayed on a 3.2" HVGA display. While it may not compete spec for spec with some of the other upcoming Verizon device, is the LG Enlighten something that you could consider owning? Full spec sheet after the break.

Source: Droid Life

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2 years ago

Bionic, SGSII, Prime,Vigor and more [From the Forums]

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We're gearing up for the Android Central podcast -- be there or be square. While you're waiting, make sure you hit up the blog posts from today that you may have missed out on or jump on into the Android Central forums and fire up some discussion.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid Bionic pictures leaked, a blurrycam look at the new design

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A couple blurry Motorola Droid Bionic pictures have leaked out, and while they don't really tell us anything new, they do give an almost first-hand look at the device and it's new design.  Compared to the Droid Charge, it's a bit bigger, a bit squarer, and a bit more humped. 

As the September release rolls closer, we expect to see more pictures leaked out.  It's been a long crazy ride, but it's almost over folks.  Hit the jump to see the backside.

Source: Droid Life

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2 years ago

Motorola announces the 3.5-inch XT531 Android smartphone

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Motorola Mobility today announced the "budget-friendly" XT531 Android smartphone. The 3.5-inch phone will be available in China, which is a wee bit unfortunate because it's also pretty sexy looking for a mid-level phone.

Full specs? Here 'tis:

  • Runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE
  • 3.5” HVGA display with capacitive multi-touch
  • 5MP camera with auto-focus and built in flash
  • Front-facing VGA camera for video call, chat and sharing
  • Moto Switch UI allows users to shift to different modes
  • 800MHz chipset
  • 512MB onboard memory
  • MicroSD card slot expandable up to 32GB
  • Access to Google Apps (Mapping, Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions, 360 Mapping, Google Talk™, Browsing)
  • FM Radio with RDS support
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • E-compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer
  • GPS/aGPS
  • LED notifications
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 1540mAh battery, up to 8 hours of talk time and 28 days in standby in 3G mode

The XT531 will be available this month in China, and in Hong Kong, Taiwan and select nations in Europe and Latin America this fall.

Source: Motorola Mobility

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