Headlines

3 years ago

Dell Streak on O2 to receive 2.1 on September 1st?

2

 The Dell Streak on the mobile network O2 in the UK reportedly will receive Android 2.1 (Eclair) on Wednesday, Sept. 1. This will bring new features to the device currently running Android 1.6, including:

  • 720p video recording
  • Live wallpapers
  • Multitouch
  • Multiple Exchange email support

No word yet on when AT&T owners can expect an update, but its good that Dell's updating the device to recent OS' instead of allowing it to linger on Android 1.6. [The Really Mobile Project via intomobile]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

HTC Evo 4G back in stock at Sprint

53

 

The HTC Evo 4G is back in stock at Sprint (finally), so order yours while supplies last. The phone had been on backorder for a while now. 

The first 4G phone in the U.S. has been a huge success, and Sprint and HTC hope to see its popularity grow as more of the devices creep back into stock. If you've been waiting for the Evo 4G to get back in stock, hurry up, as Sprint has said it's only a limited quantity for a short time. (What else would it say, though?) [Sprint's Twitter]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

AT&T's Xperia X10 hardware hands-on

17

Time to revisit an old friend, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.  It's not often that you'll see us review the same phone twice, but this time we're making an exception.  With the huge U.S. subscriber base of AT&T, there's a good chance at least a few of you will be picking this one up, and some recent firmware changes were made to address some of the issues we saw with the X10 the first time around.  And we love playing with new Android phones, I won't lie to you.

The physical hardware hasn't changed since we looked at the X10 before.  Still the same 1GHz Snapdragon, 4-inch LCD screen, 1 GB ROM/512 MB RAM, and a nice 8.1-megapixel camera with LED flash.  And it stills feels great in your hand -- build quality and materials are always top notch with SE products.  To top it all off, AT&T has included a great set of earbuds and mic, which you can see in the video after the break.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

More Galaxy Tab rumors: USB/HDMI, CDMA compatibility and more

4

It seems as if Samsung's Galaxy Tab has been leaked more than Motorola's Droid 2. Pictures, videos and information seem to pop up every day about the device that is set to be introduced September 2nd at the IFA Conference in Berlin (we'll be there!)

The rumors that have crept up this time deal with accessories and possible networks. 

Accessories for the tablet device that have been spotted online in the past couple of days:

  • HDMI docking station
  • Leather case
  • Bluetooth keyboard
  • Bluetooth Stylus (that can be used with multiple devices)
  • USB adapter
  • Screen protector

It would be great to see all of these officially confirmed by Samsung on Thursday, particularly the HDMI and USB adapters. I think many of us have been skeptical that the only plug in/out of the tablet was what looked like a proprietary plug only compatible with one device.

The next bit of speculation deals with possible networks that the tablet will be released on. New pictures show a CDMA sticker on the device. Don't get too excited about a possible Sprint or Verizon release just yet (though we're not ruling out either), because remember that CDMA is still prevalent in Samsung's home base of South Korea. The fact that it is being introduced overseas though, where GSM is ubiquitous, makes us think that Samsung will try to release the tablet on as many carriers as possible, like its Galaxy S phone. 

All of these rumors and speculation will end on Thursday in Berlin, as Samsung will finally announce the device. Remember to come back as we we will be in Berlin reporting on everything about the device, from look and feel to networks and accessories. Check out the source for more pictures of the rumored accessories from above. [CDMA: Engadget via iAndroid] [Accessories 1: Engadget via OLED-Display] [Accessories 2: Engadget via OLED-Display]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Trio of Android headed to Motorola's Chinese "Ming" line

4

 

Here in the U.S., it can be easy to forget that there are many Android devices only sold overseas. Motorola just increased that number by three after announcing a trio of new "Ming" phones for three of China's largest carriers: 

  • XT806 for China Telecom, pictured left
  • A1680 for China Unicom, pictured center
  • MT810 for China Mobile, pictured right

The MT810 is probably the most interesting of the three; it has a resistive touchscreen along with a  flip-down see-though capacitive touch screen. It will also be running OPhone OS 2.0, which is a Chinese modification of stock Android. The XT806 boasts a 3.2-inch screen at 300ppi while the A1680 is packing improved stylus handwriting recognition with Moto's SoftStylus software. Check out the full press release as well as detailed tech specs for each phone past the link. [Motorola]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Sprint stores open at 8 a.m. Tuesday for the Epic 4G launch

15

Our friendly neighborhood Sprint rep (erm, or mass e-mail) reminds us that most Sprint stores will open at 8 a.m. local time on Tuesday for the launch of the Epic 4G, the third in the Samsung Galaxy S line to be released in the United States. (Click here to find info for your local store.) And suffice it to say that we're not the only ones excited for the Epic. Check out what your friends and neighbors are saying in our Epic 4G forums.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Android Game review: Dead End

20

There's two things that I love -- killing zombies, and being happily unproductiveDead End from Infectious Entertainment lets me do both, and does it damn well.  It's a top-down shooter, where you're stuck in a graveyard, facing wave after wave of bloodthirsty zombies.  Here's what Infectious Entertainment says about it:

Zombies have killed your family, eaten your neighbors and destroyed your
city. Blinded by rage and seeking revenge, you go to the one place you know you’ll be able to find the undead……the graveyard. Armed with only a pistol and several grenades, you quickly get yourself lost. Now you must fight your way out of the graveyard or risk meeting the same fate as everyone else.

Fit's pretty well I think.  There's a free and a paid version, with the full version offering more levels, upgraded weapons, achievements and awards, endless mode and even more types of zombies.  We have a link for trial version after the break, as well a a video where you can see just how cool this one is.  Thanks for the heads up Dan!

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

From the Forums: Get ready for Froyo on your Droid Incredible

19

 

Finally, after (far too) much waiting, the Droid Incredible faithful are getting Android 2.2 ("Froyo"). Verizon announced last week that the rollout was starting (slowly) and we expect it to hit a ton of phones this coming week. So, while you wait, why not head over to the DInc section of the Android Central Forums to keep up with all the latest going-ons?

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab to hit South Korea in early September

1

 

Samsung hasn't even had a chance to show off its upcoming Android 2.2-powered Galaxy Tab yet and already it is being leaked that South Korea's own SK Telecom will be launching the device come early September. No details on exact date, price, or possible contract were given for the launch. We will all just have to wait on Samsung's September 2 event in Berlin for more info. [Wall Street Journal (pay site)]

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages