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3 years ago

Droid 2 Case Review: Mobi Products Snap-On Case

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My Motorola Droid 2 is one of my favorite phones, and the clean blue and silver appearance is one that I really like. After having the device for a little while, and trying other cases, I decided that maybe it was best to just have something to prevent scratches from occurring and keep the clean, simple look that attracted me to the device. When looking through the various cases offered for the device the Mobi Products Snap-On Case caught my attention with its clear, slim design. Let's hit the jump and take a look at some of the pro's and con's of this case as well as some more images.

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3 years ago

Comcast's Xfinity app for Android delayed until January 2011

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Here's an update on where we stand on Comcast's rollout of its Android applications, and unfortunately we're the bearers of bad news. Looks like the Xfinity TV app (see our initial look here) has been delayed a couple months to January. The good news is that the basic Comcast mobile app is on track for Nov. 30. But those of you waiting on the official Xfinity goodness are going to have to wait a bit longer. Sorry, folks. Submitted via the official Android Central App.

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3 years ago

Tweetdeck receives sizable update, available as test release

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Tweetdeck for Android got a sizable update today, but the developers are releasing it as a test beta to ensure that all bugs are worked out before updating in the Market.

Users can download the update on top of the app found in the Market. This means that there is no uninstall required, though they recommend it if you're having issues.

Among the updates are:

  • Landscape mode for all update detail views
  • Twitpic support
  • Manual bit.ly shortening
  • Allow for dismissing Places notifications
  • Fix faving tweets on 3G in France
  • Allow old style RTs for protected users
  • Support FB Single Sign On
  • Allow users to delete DMs that are sent to them
  • Likes and comments on FB photos should stay in app
  • Bug fixes

To download the test beta APK, click here.

For those who have been waiting on these updates, go try out the beta now (Tweetdeck is looking for feedback as well, so if you find any bugs make sure to report them) [Tweetdeck]

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3 years ago

Sprint HTC Hero to receive maintenance update starting today

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A bit of good news for all you HTC Hero owners out there.  Sprint just announced a maintenance release that should begin rolling out sometime today.  HTC Hero Maintenance Release 2.32.621.2 brings a few fixes, including:

  • Correct a non-customer impacting issue (device diagnostics)
  • MMS issue with contact number format
  • Updated Sprint Zone application

And there you have it.  No FroYo -- ain't gonna happen, people -- just a little Friday afternoon maintenance update. We haven't got a manual update method just yet, but that should change once it starts rolling out (if it hasn't already).  Give us a shout if you've got the update package and want to share it with other eager Hero owners.

Want to discuss this update with other Hero owners?  Head into our Hero forums and chat it up. [Sprint Forums] Thanks, Simon!

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3 years ago

Viewsonic 10" G tablet hits Staples Black Friday ads for only $399

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Just in case the Samsung Galaxy Tab was not the tablet you've been waiting for, you may wish to check out Staples on black Friday. Stapes will be making the Viewsonic G Tablet available online and in some store locations although, the ad suggests ordering online for the fastest delivery.

Assuming that G Tablet logo in the ad is accurate, what you'll end up with is a NVIDIA Tegra 2, Android 2.2 powered tablet with 512MB of RAM, a 1024 x 600 resolution capacitive screen, USB / HDMI, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 16GB of storage and finally a 1.3 megapixel camera. All of which you can call yours for the low, low price of only $399.98. Thanks Yozic! [BlackFriday]

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 39

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Audio-only stream below

We can taste Gingerbread, we've got our hands on the Motorola Droid Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab, plus a slew of you voicemails. Listen in!

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3 years ago

New Snapdragon processors on the way -- snappier speeds lower power use

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These days, folks scoff at the thought of running anything less then a 1GHz processor on their devices. However uncalled for that scoffing may be, those that do will be glad to know the next generation of processors are already in the pipeline and are promising blazing speeds. Qualcomm, provider of chipsets to many of our beloved Android device manufacturers claim that its upcoming Snapdragon chipset, the MSM8960, will outperform their first set of snapdragon chips by nearly five times.

Clocking in at 1.2GHz, Qualcomm states their upcoming chipset will use 75 percent less power, thanks to a 28-nanometer processor that's new to mobile devices and will have support for LTE (Long Term Evolution) onboard, making your device 4G-compatible even if you're not on a carrier which offers 4G services. To us, that sounds like Qualcomm wants to push manufacturers and carriers to 4G. Fine by us, that's for sure. Come 2011 when the chips are expected to arrive, we'll be more then ready to make use of them. Heck, we've been ready for a while now. We're just stuck waiting for someone to put this tech to work. [PCWorld]

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3 years ago

Cox Wireless launches with a pair of Android phones in its arsenal

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When we brought your the first pictures of a Cox HTC Hero back in May, we were expecting it to only be a test device -- it's not a young phone, after all. But Cox has just launched its wireless service in a trio of markets -- in Orange County, Calif., Omaha, Neb., and Hampton Roads, Va. -- and the Hero the HTC Desire are among the new carrier's ranks.

The Desire's going for $69.99 after two-year contract and $100 rebate, and the Hero's just $49.99 after contract and rebate. Voice plans will start at $39.99, and, and unlimited data runs $30 a month. [Cox via Bloomberg]

 

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3 years ago

Verizon to offer free streaming of NFL games this weekend

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Verizon has featured the NFL Mobile app for some time, which allows users to view live streams of NFL games from the NFL Network. The service will run you $10 per month (on top of data), which is probably a barrier to entry for many. As such, Verizon will be allowing smartphone users to try the app for this weekend. Starting Monday, Nov. 22, you will have to pony up that $10 to continue getting the games. Verizon customers should be able to find the app under the "Verizon" tab of the Market, or you can enter your number on the promo site and you will get install instructions. Click past the link to see full details and features. [Verizon]

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3 years ago

Acer Liquid E Froyo update available

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The Froyo update for the Acer Liquid E is now available for customers of both Rogers and Fido.  It's not an OTA update, so you'll have to download it and install manually.  That's OK, because Acer has included a great set of instructions in the zip file you download, making the whole thing pretty foolproof.  Having said it's pretty foolproof, now is a good time to mention that there's at least one report of a fouled upgrade.  But this is official, from Acer, and endorsed by the carriers so hopefully that's just a fluke.

Head to Acer Canada and visit the download center to grab your copy and give Froyo a whirl.  Thanks for the tip, John!

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