3 years ago

Google Books headed to UK phones?


Don't take this as gospel, but it looks like certain Nexus S users are able to download the latest offerings of Books and Music from the Android Market.

As of now it's hard to tell if this is some sort of glitch or if it signifies an impending UK rollout, but if you're a Nexus S user in the UK, keep your eyes peeled in the Market and let us know what you find.

More info as we get it, but as always, sound off and let us know if you find it (or if you don't).

Source: Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Saving your contacts to Google

3 years ago

Pantech Crossover hands-on


Ah, the Pantech Crossover. It's fresh on the scene, but I think people are still wondering, who is it for? It's got a slide out keyboard but the rest of the hardware definitely alienates some.

It's small, it's compact, and it looks like it's ready to go on mountain hikes with you, just so you can send a snapshot from the top of Mount Everest when you're up there.

Is it the phone for you? Maybe so. Pictures and video are after the break.

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3 years ago

ADT Plugin for Eclipse updated with visual layout editor


The ADT plugin for Eclipse, including the new visual layout editor, was updated and made available today.  If you go back about a month or so to Google I/O, one of the most popular developer sessions was given by Tor Norbye and Xavier Ducrohet as they went over all the upcoming improvements to Android development tools, and when they talked about this one, the packed house cheered.

I know most of you aren't Android application developers, and are asking yourself what exactly this is, and what all the fuss is about.  ADT (short for Android Development Tools) is a plugin for Eclipse -- an integrated development environment used by many to write and build Android applications.  Eclipse is a stand alone program that can be used to write all sorts of applications, and is a very popular tool for Android developers writing apps in Java.  Installing the ADT brings the tools needed by Eclipse to make those Android apps, and puts everything together into one happy, geeky program.

In today's update, the visual layout editor is the clear star of the show.  In previous versions of the ADT, developers were forced to depend on unofficial (but done well in many cases) layout editors or to hard code the way their application looks by hand.  As you can imagine, having a graphical WYSIWYG editor was something everyone wanted, and Google delivered.  This does two things -- takes the time needed to hardcode the layout of an application and frees it to be used in better ways, and gives designers a unified set of tools to make beautiful apps.  We might not understand all the fuss here, but trust me -- this is something developers have wanted and needed for quite a while, and it's great news for both those who code the apps, and those who use them.  After the jump you'll find the ADT developers session video if you're looking for more info.

Source: Android developer website

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G2 nearing End Of Life


With the T-Mobile G2X now available that means T-Mobile will be bringing the original, T-Mobile G2 to the EOL list. No indication on when, exactly it will be placed there but it has already disappeared from the T-Mobile website so that's a good indication it's just right around the corner. EOL doesn't mean it'll be ripped off store shelves never to be seen again of course but it does mean of you've been holding back on grabbing one -- you should do so while you still can.

Source: TMoNews

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3 years ago

WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on sale tomorrow at Best Buy - Union Square at noon


Are you among the many planning on hitting the Best Buy's Union Square location in New York to grab a WiFi Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? If so, the schedule for the event is now available and if you have any hopes of getting in on all the goodies that will be available you'll want to listen up.

First 200 people to purchase the WiFi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Best Buy in Union Square on June 8 get a free leather case; First 50 people to purchase get VIP access to Ne-Yo’s exclusive performance

High noon is when sales begin, so you'll certainly want to get there earlier then that. Needless to say, Samsung and Best Buy have gone all out for this event so if you happen to be in the area, let us know and send off some video or pics to let us know how things go. In the meantime though, check out all of our previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 coverage or jump on past the break for the full event details.

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid X2 Accessories Roundup

The best accessories for your Motorola Droid X2

It's that time again, folks.  The Motorola Droid X2 -- successor to the extremely popular Droid X is out for grabs from Big Red and that means that it's time to gear up your new dual-core beast with all the essentials that make the Motorola Droid X2 even more robust and user-friendly.  As always, here at Android Central we round up all of the most popular accessories for you- making your decision on what's best for you and your Motorola Droid X2 much more simple.

Starting out this edition of the Android Central Roundup we have the top four Motorola Droid X2 accessories:

We're just breaking the ice here folks. Head on past the break for our top choices.

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3 years ago

HTC ChaCha launches in the UK, CPU quietly bumped to 800MHz



The ChaCha, one of HTC's new Facebook phones, has launched in the UK, with SIM-free prices hovering around £250 (~$400). Currently Three is the only British network offering subsidized ChaChas, which are free on 24-month contracts of £20 or more per month.

Interestingly, it seems the ChaCha has been given a last-minute bump in CPU speed, from 600 to 800MHz. This puts it on par with the Desire Z/T-Mobile G2 in terms of raw performance, making it a more attractive proposition for fans of this sort of form factor. We got to play with the ChaCha at HTC's recent roadshow, and although the unit we saw wasn't running final software, we were impressed with the design and build quality, particularly on the keyboard.

Source: Amazon UK, Three, HTC

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3 years ago

Gingerbread update kills Netflix for the EVO 4G; a fix is on the way


Notice that Netflix is no longer working on your EVO 4G? You're hardly alone. You can no longer find the app in the Android Market from your EVO 4G, and indeed the phone's been pulled from the list of supported devices. So what's up?

Netflix tells us that it stems from the EVO 4G's recent update to Gingerbread, and that they're working on a fix, but there's no estimated time for when an update will be made available.

Netflix has had a bit of a rocky start on Android, namely in that it's been made available on so few devices. Let's hope for a fix soonest -- and more important, some sort of mechanism so that we're not punished just because our phones get an all-important system update.

Thanks, Kysha!

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3 years ago

HTC Sensation hits the FCC with 850/1900MHz radios



Well what do we have here? It's the FCC label for an HTC phone slugged PG58110. And as you should all know by now -- there will be a test later -- that appears to be a variant of the PG58100, otherwise known as the HTC Sensation on T-Mobile. So what's new in this PG58110 version? Oh, just radios that work on the 850MHz and 1900MHz frequencies.

So for those of us in the states, we immediate start to think "It's coming to AT&T!" Maybe. The 850MHz and 1900MHz frequencies indeed are what AT&T uses for 3G. But we really have no indication for it hitting AT&T just yet. The other (and very likely possibility) is that the Sensation will soon be headed to a Canadian carrier that uses the same freqs. But that leaves the door open for some not-so-cheap imports. Stay tuned, folks

Source: FCC; Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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