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2 years ago

HTC Jetstream receives custom CWM based recovery and permaroot

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While development for the HTC Jetstream has been pretty slim since its release that's not to say the device has been abandoned totally by developers and now, some new doors have been opened. DooMLoRD has created a custom CWM based recovery and permaroot for the HTC Jetstream and made it available for download.

The recovery is still in testing so feedback is needed. Plus, like all things of this nature -- caution is advised should you put it to use but if you're fine with that then you can head on over to XDA, grab the download and check out the full list of changes and features built in.

Source: XDA

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2 years ago

Verizon nixes planned $2 fee for some bill-payment methods

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Score one for the good guys. Under a hail of bad PR and a report of the FCC getting involved, Verizon Wireless has killed plans to charge an extra $2 a month for some bill-paying methods. Verizon said it "made the decision in response to customer feedback about the plan, which was designed to improve the efficiency of those transactions."

“At Verizon, we take great care to listen to our customers. Based on their input, we believe the best path forward is to encourage customers to take advantage of the best and most efficient options, eliminating the need to institute the fee at this time,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless.

In a poll today on Android Central, a third of some 3,300 respondants said they were considering leaving Verizon over the proposed $2 fee. More than another third planned on using one of the bill paying options that would have avoided the fee.

Source: Verizon; via Phone Scoop

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2 years ago

MIPS NOVO7 mini review -- the 'first' Ice Cream Sandwich tablet

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But how far did you think $99 would get you?

Ice Cream Sandwich, and a 7-inch tablet -- two things that (for me) that go great together.  We got our 7-inch Ainol NOVO7 tablet fresh off the boat, and we're having a look at "The first Android 4.0 tablet in the world."  We really don't expect much from these no-name tablets -- especially one that retails at less than $100, but the intrigue of Ice Cream Sandwich running natively on one made it too hard to resist.

Hit the break, and let's have a look.

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2 years ago

FCC concerned about Verizon’s $2 convenience fee, looking into the matter

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The FCC, who has surprisingly been all up in every carriers business as of late has now spoken about Verizon's $2 convenience fee that will go into effect as of January 15th.

“On behalf of American consumers, we’re concerned about Verizon’s actions and are looking into the matter,”

What, exactly that means in anyone's guess -- but given other carriers have been charging such things for years now, we'll just have to wait and see what they have to say about Verizon now starting it up. In the meantime, enjoy this soundbite.

Source: NYTimes

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2 years ago

Richard's most-used Android apps of 2011

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Over the course of the last 12 months, I've lost count of the sheer amount of applications that I've downloaded, tried, deleted, and in some cases tried again. When all is said and done though, there's a select group of apps which I use a whole lot more than others to the point that they've become part of everyday life. Here's a little list of what's been getting me through the week.

Also: Phil's picks, Jerry's Picks, Chris' Picks

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2 years ago

Toshiba Thrive 32GB hits rock bottom $300 price; Santa has buyer's remorse

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You might want to look away if you just purchased a Honeycomb tablet for Christmas: 1saleaday.com has the 32GB Toshiba Thrive on sale today for a mere $299.99, a full $180 cheaper than the list price you'll find at Best Buy, Amazon, and other retailers. The 10-inch, Tegra 2-powered tablet is no slouch, as we discovered in our review back in August, and while it may not be the prettiest Android tablet out there today, it's hard to pass up for a mere three Benjamins. Hit the source link before midnight tonight to grab one and if anybody sees Santa, break the news gently.

Source: 1saleaday.com

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2 years ago

LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 receives update, brings TouchWiz and other fixes with it

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If you have been patiently waiting for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE model to receive the TouchWiz update you will be pleased to know the update is now rolling out. The update brings a mini apps tray, a quick panel for easy access to things like screen brightness, wifi, auto rotation and more. In addition to adding TouchWiz to the device they have also enhanced the wifi connectivity, fixed issues with emails not marking themselves as read, added a photo editor, memo application and much more. For full details be sure to hit the source, and if you take the upgrade be sure to let us know in the forums how it works out for you!

Source: Verizon

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2 years ago

Android Central Podcast Ep. 82: The 2011 Android Central Awards and a look at 2012

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Audio-only stream below

We wrap up all the craziness that was Android in 2011, take a look at what we think is coming in 2012, and answer a few more of your voiecmails. Happy new year, y'all!

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2 years ago

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 coming sometime in 2012 with 'enhanced' Tegra 3 version

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

SEGA today announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will be coming to the Android Market and NVIDIA's Tegra Zone app sometime in 2012. No word on exactly when, however. But we do know that it'll be optimized for Tegra 2 devices -- and it'll have an "enhanced" version for the new quad-core Tegra 3 tablets and (eventually) smartphones.

And ... that's it for now. Check out the promo video above, and we've got the full presser after the break.

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2 years ago

How are you going to deal with Verizon's $2 'convenience' fee?

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Let's face it, that Verizon will start charging an extra $2 a month to pay your bill in certain ways kinda sucks, no two ways about it. But companies don't do these sort of things just to see how we'll react. They know a goodly number of people will just pay their $24 a year and go about their business.

So how are you going to handle it?

What will you do about Verizon's $2 'convenience' fee?

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