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3 years ago

Cincinnati Bell now offering the Motorola Milestone XT720

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I love it when the little guy gets hold of the big guns, and Cinci Bell has a winner on their hands with the Motorola Milestone.  It's not the newest or biggest Android phone on the block, but ask anyone who has one -- the Milestone is one hell of a phone.  It'll cost you $199.99 after rebate and on a two year contract, which is pretty standard for a carriers top-of-the-line phone.  If you're a Cinci Bell subscriber, be sure to head in to a store and have a look at the Milestone, you might just fall in love. [Cincinnati Bell] Thanks for the tip Josh!

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3 years ago

Have questions about Android 2.2 on the Evo 4G? We've got answers

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It's been a couple days since we last checked in. And in that time, most of you have upgraded your Evo 4Gs to Android 2.2. Also in that time, lead form mod Cory has amassed a stunning number of tips, tricks, bug reports and, well, basically everything you could possibly think of when it comes to the Froyo update on the Evo 4G.

Battery life. Browser performance. Gmail. Camera. Apps. Music. Bluetooth. Rooting. Just about anything you can think of is there. If you've upgraded already, it's a must-read. Heck, read it even if you haven't upgraded. Read it aloud. Read it to the kids at bedtime. It's that good.

Evo 4G Froyo update questions and solutions

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3 years ago

Heard the one about the Droid 2 launching on Aug. 12?

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Oh, you have heard that one? Several times now? Just checking. Here's one more, just in case. [via Engadget]

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3 years ago

Android 2.1 on the Dell Streak brings many improvements

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One of the disappointing aspects of the Dell Streak is that it initially comes with Android 1.6. (The most disappointing aspect is that those of us outside Europe still can't get one.) Even though Dell has promised that the upgrade to Froyo will come quickly, those who have become familiar with 2.1 have a difficult time going back. 

Dell has announced however, that it be upgrading to 2.1 early next month to satisfy customers until they are able to roll out 2.2. The Streak is much improved with 2.1, as Engadget recently demonstrated.

First off, the camera will be capable of capturing 720p video, which is a very welcome improvement. Secondly, the default keyboard on the device is greatly improved. From the time testers were able to try out the Streak, the on-screen keyboard has been one of the biggest annoyances. Dell has removed the numpad and caps lock keys, which has improved the experience dramatically. Multi-touch is still missing, which would be a nice feature, but we can't get everything at once. 

One of my favorite apps on the Nexus One has been the Gallery app, which integrates with Picasa. With 2.1, the Dell Streak will now use that as the default app for pictures. I think it's one of the best integrated features of Android and it's too bad when OEMs or carriers replace it with something else. Streak owners will be happy to know that they can enjoy seamless Picasa integration. 

Another feature that will come with Eclair is pinch and zoom with Google Maps, which is a nifty improvement. 

Android 2.1 will bring other improvements as well; to see those, visit the link at the end. It's a great sign that Dell is committed to their device and seems to be listening to its customer base. Let's hope that continues to be the way they handle their Android handsets in the future. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

Vibrant now available to Canadians on Bell

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Bell announced today that it has begun to sell the Samsung Vibrant, bringing the Galaxy S to yet another North American carrier. 

If you're looking to buy the Vibrant on Bell, you can either purchase it with a 3 year contract at $149 or without a contract at $499. Bell will also enter you in giveaways if you buy one, including a Samsung 55" LED TV (buy before September 3rd) or Lady Gaga tickets. 

The Vibrant marks the first Galaxy S to hit Canada, which will be followed soon by the Captivate on Rogers. Canadians have already received good news this morning as the HTC Desire is now available on Telus. [Bell]

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 24

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Audio-only stream below

It's Froyogeddon! Phil, Jerry and Keith take on the recent spate of Android 2.2 updates (and retractions), the latest in Android hardware and software news, plus a bunch of your e-mails and voicemails. Listen in!

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3 years ago

Password protect your phone

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Few things are more important these days than security. If your phone is lost or stolen, you want to keep your information out of someone else's hands. And one of the easiest ways to do that is with basic password protection on your phone.

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3 years ago

Motorola i1 hands-on with Android and push-to-talk

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Not every new phone is a 1 GHz box of thunder, nor does it have to be. The Motorola i1 is built tough, even if the specs aren't very high: 3.1-inch LCD screen, 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Android 1.5, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, basically everything you'd expect in an Android phone, all running on the Nextel IDEN network -- which means Push-To-Talk.

We'll have a proper review for this one shortly, as there's no way we can overlook the first IDEN Android, but for now here's a quick glance, after the break.

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3 years ago

Netflix employee: 'Good things come to those who wait'

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We still don't have Netflix on Android. And we probably won't tomorrow, either. But that doesn't mean the movie rental company isn't hard at work on an Android app. We've been pretty sure they've been spending their summer on it, and a Netflix employee is on Reddit this morning taking some questions. of interest to us is this answer:

I just know we're actively hiring Android devs. I wish I knew more about a timeframe for you. Good things come to those who wait. Netflix is essentially a tech company and with the way Android is blowing up it would be stupid of us to ignore that.

Cliches aside, we couldn't agree more, what with all these 4-inch and higher phones floating around. [Reddit] Thanks, Kevin!

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3 years ago

HTC Desire available today on Telus

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Back in the middle of July, we got word that the HTC Desire was officially coming to Canada on Telus. We just didn't know when it was going to happen. Well, it just so happens to be coming out, let's say - today! If you live in Canada and want something similar to the Nexus One, even though it kind of died, the HTC Desire is the way to go. [Telus]

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