Let's be honest with ourselves -- enterprise level security and Android don't go hand-in-hand. The Exchange policy implementation is getting better, and we understand that Honeycomb brings even more support to the table, but that doesn't help the device you can buy today, or already own, like the Evo 4G or the Galaxy Tab.
Good Technology is going to do their best to address this for customers on Sprint with Good for Enterprise -- Android. It consists of two key parts:
Good Mobile Control provides comprehensive mobile security and device management with over-the-air and on-device encryption of enterprise data, remote application password policies, and remote wipe of enterprise data.
Good Mobile Messaging delivers enterprise-class mobile e-mail and personal information management, including Calendar and Contacts.
The Samsung Indulge is the first LTE Android phone, running on metroPCS' dual CDMA/LTE network. It also checks in at a very affordable $399 price point -- and that's on a no-contract metroPCS plan. With that in mind, we're going to have a good long look at this one, because it's attractive in a way some other new phones aren't.
It's no powerhouse, but it's also no slouch. Here's the short list of specs:
1 GHz Hummingbird CPU
3.5 inch TFT display, at 320 x 480
3.2 MP camera that captures 480p video
RAM: 384 MB (unverified). At boot, there is 295 MB available for the user. Since a portion of RAM is set aside for other services, my calculations place it at 384 total.
Horizontal sliding 4 row QWERTY
The software is pure Samsung. It's Touchwiz, and basically the same Touchwiz we're all used to. We'll be sure to look for the minor differences while we use the Indulge and wrap all that up at the end. For now though, the first thing I did was fire up the camera so you could see my first impressions of this one, check it out after the break.
When it comes to CyanogenMod, Samsung Galaxy S owners have been mostly left in the dark. Fortunately, those days may be coming to end. Some very dedicated developers over at XDA have been hard at work and have gotten a semi-working port of CyanogenMod 7 (that's Gingerbread) up and running on the Samsung Fascinate. Trust us when we say it's still a work in progress, but progress is being made nonetheless.
There are still a lot of things not working properly. Lights, camera, Bluetooth, most of the sensors, GPS, WiFi, MMS and a lot of the hardware are not functional yet, so this is probably not something you'll want to be using other than for test purposes. So, if you're daring, hit up the source link for the full download. [XDA Developers]
2 years ago
Game Gripper working on a Bluetooth model, hopefully coming soon
We've mentioned Game Gripper a few times here on the blogs and now they are working on their latest version for all you Android gamers out there. Well, that is -- they are trying to. In order to get things rolling on the Bluetooth gaming pad many folks have been asking for they've put up a page on Kick Starter in hopes to generate enough pre-orders to obtain the funding needed to get things into production. You can hit the break to see the Bluetooth version in action and of course, if you're interested in seeing a release be sure to check out their page via the source link. [Kick Starter]
With the Xoom's impending launch, Motorola has seen fit to post full technical specs up for the world to see. There aren't really any surprises here other than confirmation of a GSM version but no word on where or when we might see it. And yes, the WiFi-only and GSM versions are exactly the same as the CDMA one except for the radio. If you have a pressing need to find out just how many OpenGL extensions the Xoom supports (no, we aren't kidding), head on past the read link. [Motorola via Engadget, Motodev Forums]
Motorola Mobility has announced its European retail arrangements for the upcoming Xoom tablet.
According to Moto's press release, the Xoom will arrive on European shores in the second quarter of 2011. In the UK, the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will stock the 3G/WiFi version, while the WiFi-only Xoom will be available at PC World and Currys. Elsewhere, Motorola says that T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom will introduce the Xoom in "selected markets".
No prices were mentioned, but the Xoom was recently given a price of $799 for 3G/WiFi and $600 for WiFi-only in the US. Inflated European prices are pretty much par for the course when it comes to consumer electronics though, so we'd expect the Xoom to retail for more than exchange rates would suggest. [Motorola Media Center]
You gotta love a nice live wallpaper on Android, and developer Kittehface Software has quite a handful. From holiday themes to patriotism to fish, there are myriad options available. We caught up with Kittehface at Android's booth at Mobile World Congress to take a look. Enjoy.
Following the initial handful of phones we reported had received CyanogenMod 7 release candidate 1 yesterday, a bunch more devices have now been graced with official RC1 builds of the Gingerbread-based custom ROM.
At the time of writing, CyanogenMod 7 release candidate 1 is available for the HTC EVO 4G, MyTouch 4G, Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Aria, HTC Desire (GSM/CDMA), HTC Slide, HTC Desire Z, T-Mobile G2, HTC Desire HD, HTC Legend and HTC Droid Incredible.
Even if your phone isn't listed above, you should check out the CyanogenMod experimental builds page, as builds for other phones are being added all the time. [CyanogenMod Experimental Builds]
2 years ago
Android 2.2 coming to the Virgin Mobile USA Samsung Intercept next month
We have to file this as a rumor, but we just got word from a tipster (who also provided us the image you see) that the Motorola Atrix 4G's release date is confirmed for Feb 22. We previously reported that it would be available on March 6 or earlier, and we're glad to see it turned out to be earlier this time :)
Nothing price related was reported as changed, so expect to fork over $199 after rebates and contracts. If you're still on the fence, check out our hands-on with what may just be Android's new king of the hill. Thanks anon!
Update - Confirmed, AT&T will have pre-ordered devices shipped on Feb 21 while everyone else can grab one on Feb 22. See a copy of the emails AT&T has been sending out after the break.