It's been a while since we last a Trapster update but clearly they were hard at work while we waited. Today, they've gone ahead and released v3.0 to the masses and if you're a current Trapster user you should be pleased with the changes:
Speedomoter and Speed Limit Display - Trapster now displays your actual speed with the speed limit of the road you are currently traveling on. If you go 1 to 4 MPH over the speed limit, the “Your Speed” box will change to yellow. If you are driving 5+ MPH over the speed limit the “Your Speed” box changes to red, visually alerting you to slow down!
Trapster Widget - Now you can have Trapster on your home screen! This gives you the ability to quickly view and vote on traps, and also launch the Trapster application directly from the widget.
Terrain Maps - In addition to standard map and satellite view, you now have the ability to use Terrain maps, this will display elevation levels in much more detail.
You'll also find that Trapster has a new UI with a much cleaner look over previous versions, making it easier on the eyes and even easier to read when in use. The v3.0 update is available now, you'll find the download past the break.
The ASUS Eee Pad Slider has passed through the FCC certification process, getting the all clear for its Bluetooth and Wifi radios. With no mention of any cellular data in the FCC reports, the slider sounds much like the popular ASUS Transformer (check out our review), a great no-contract, no carrier, no fuss stand alone Wifi Honeycomb tablet. Also like the Transformer, the slider sports a 10.1 inch screen, Tegra 2 dual-core processor, front and rear cameras, and connectivity via a number of i/o ports -- micro SD, mini USB, and mini HDMI. Add in a sliding full size qwerty keyboard and you have something very different than the rest of the Honeycomb tablet pack. We love different, and manufacturers that try to do it, providing it's done well. We're ready to give the slider a try, just like many of you guys are.
If you can't wait until the August 4 nationwide street date for your British Galaxy Tab 10.1, then you might want to head down to the Tottenham Court Road branch of PC World, where it can be yours from 5pm the previous day. In exchange for your £399, you'll get what's arguably the hottest Android tablet currently available, powered by Android 3.1 and a 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip.
If you'd rather not cough up the full retail price, it'll also be available at a subsidized price from Vodafone UK. However there's still no word from from the carrier on when this launch is due to take place -- its website still lists it as "coming soon".
Let us know in the comments if you're planning on picking up a Tab 10.1 on launch day, and if you're undecided, then head on over to our review of the limited edition Google IO version.
Remember the HTC Ruby that popped up? Well, we still don't really have any details on whether or not it's an Android device or not but it sure looks that way, especially when looking at the camera UI in the photo. Look to the right and you'll see what is clearly a T-Mobile logo as well. Alas, specs and pretty much everything else remain a mystery at this point so hopefully some more details will pop up soon.
With AT&T having increasingly been loading up on Android devices, they've now taken the issue of software updates head on and have now reassured customers that all of their 2011 postpaid line-up of Android devices will indeed be upgraded to Gingerbread.
Now, while we applaud AT&T for having so many devices that will eventually run Gingerbread, this announcement is pretty much a tooting of their own horn here. Most of the devices on their list were assumed to be getting Gingerbread at some point anyhow. Full press release can be found after the break.
The HTC Bliss, the Android device that was supposed to be geared towards female users, has shown up on camera, sitting in a matching blue dock. The photo is quite blurry but you can see that it is a rather light shade of blue that the bezel of the device, along with the dock share, definitely something we haven't seen to date. The device is set to release on Verizon, with a number of matching accessories at the time of release. So ladies, does this excite you to know there are finally some fashionable Android devices getting ready to enter the market?
Seems like Samsung sliders are everywhere these days. We just brought you new pics of a Samsung slider with Verizon branding and now a new one has surfaced. There's really not much to say other than "look at the pic." BGR's source says this is destined for AT&T, and that's about it. Looks like a Samsung slider. No word on if it'll be destined for AT&T's upcoming LTE network, or if it'll be 4G HSPA+* but it's also rumored to be AT&T's next "flagship phone," so maybe we'll be surprised.
Monday mornings are taxing for even the sharpest of minds, so here’s a friendly reminder: Sprint will begin rolling out its update for the Nexus S 4G today, bringing improvements to data speeds, signal strength, Wi-Fi connectivity, speakerphone audio quality, and TTY support. Keep in mind that the update will be rolling out over the next three weeks, so don’t panic if you haven’t received it just yet. If you have, however, let us know how it’s treating you in the comments below.
Egads! Our pals at CrackBerry have uncovered this picture of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt apparently wielding a BlackBerry at a conference in Indonesia. And this isn't the first time the Google exec's been spotted with something other than one of his company's own Android devices.
Why, Eric? Why? Let's throw out a few ideas.
Even Eric Schmidt has to slum it every now and then.
Someone told Eric to check out the exciting new browser and excellent gameplay on BlackBerry. That person is expected to be released from an Indonesian prison some time in 2015 for misleading Mr. Schmidt.
He was trying to root the thing.
"Awwwww. Look at that little screen. It's so cute."
Eric's got a thing for trackpads.
"See this thing? It'll be dead in two years."
Blinking. Red. Light.
"What's CrackBerry Kevin's PIN again?
Checking it for patent violations.
Just had to check Android Central, and it was the only phone around.
The Samsung Epic 4G still isn't shipping from Sprint with Gingerbread on board, but that doesn't mean you can't have a try on your own. Build EG22 brings yet another leaked Gingerbread ROM for the Epic, and early word is that it's a fine piece of engineering. It appears that most of the debugging code has been stripped out, which means there's a good chance this will be the final release, and that Android developers won't have to work as hard to clean it all up for those that prefer the custom ROM route. One important thing to know is that there are enough changes in this build that themes and other customizations built for the EF02 leak might not work, but I imagine everyone involved will have that sorted out soon.
There's several different ways to get this one on your Epic, hit the forums and holler at AC adviser Paul627g with questions and for advice -- that man is an Epic hacking machine and will steer you right. If you're the type who would rather wait to get your update pushed from Sprint, it looks like it won't be too much longer now.
For those of us who haven't been locked inside our air conditioned homes due to some extreme heat this past week, odds are you probably missed something that took place. This week we welcomed some Android love onto the BlackBerry PlayBook along with a ton of other great news. If you missed anything, you will surely want to check below for some of the highlights.
Fresh in from our folks behind the shelves at Costco Sam's Club, we have some new info about upcoming releases. In handy bullet point form are the following:
Motorola Droid Bionic. "Pushed to September." Hard to say exactly what this means for the actual Verizon launch date of the Droid Bionic. Presumably one is tied to the other, but a September launch for the DB at Costco doesn't by any means mean Verizon's launch date has slipped. (And, yes, we're fully aware of that MDB228 Twitter account -- which might or might not be legit -- pointing to a possible Aug. 4 launch.)
So, that's that. We're still in agreement that we'll see the Droid Bionic sooner rather than later, but these things aren't official until they're official. But if you're waiting to get it at Costco, Sam's Club you might have a few extra weeks to hang on.
If you are an AT&T customer and have been waiting for a Nexus S that'll actually use your carrier's 3G bands, your big day is here. The Nexus S for AT&T is officially available today at Best Buy locations, as well as via BestBuy.com. The device will run you $99 with the use of an upgrade, or $529 when purchased outright, so will you be picking one up?
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