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4 years ago

Android Central at CTIA Wireless

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We're headed back to Las Vegas this morning for the CTIA Wireless convention, the third of the year's major smartphone trade shows. (See also CES and Mobile World Congress.)

What do we expect? Some new devices, actually -- possibly the HTC Supersonic -- and a big push for 4G. Look for live coverage throughout the week. And for the latest news from the ground, be sure to follow us on Twitter, as well as @philnickinson, @backlon and @crackberrykevin.

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4 years ago

Nexus One and iPhone on AT&T, Texting, Android Apps, Moto Droid keyboard

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  • In the past few days a common question has been asked, what do I have to do to use my iPhone SIM card in my new Nexus One? For the answer to that and other AT&T SIM card questions visit this thread right here.
  • Since the Nexus One is the hot topic as of late people are wondering, how is the device for texting?
  • For those of you who may be new to Android and are looking for app information, you need to check out the following forum: Android Apps.
  • The Moto Droid came out last November and the build quality has been pretty solid but some are having issues - Droid keyboard membrane coming off. Any of you having the same issue?

See you in the forums!

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4 years ago

HTC A9292 shows up, could the fabled Supersonic be landing this week?

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Engadget reports that a poster over at Android Community by the name of Onyoursix has shared a screen grab of the internal inventory system for indirect Sprint dealers showing some great news. The HTC A9292 WiMax Bar Phone looks like it’s destined to hit the shelves sometime soon. As we reported back in January and saw again just days ago, this just might be the Supersonic. Seems like all that’s left now is for Sprint to finally come clean with the juicy details in Vegas at CTIA. Come on Dan, you have us lined up with our checkbooks in hand.

Are we ready for a 4.3 inch Snapdragon powered 4G Android smartphone? I sure am. What about you guys and gals?

Image after the break [via Engadget and Android Community]

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4 years ago

Five-column app drawer on Nexus One

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Five columns of apps, all nice and organized. That's one more column than on the stock Nexus One ROM. Necessary? Heck, no. But that's what makes it cool. [XDA Developers]

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4 years ago

The Sprint Hero and Moment to get Android 2.1 on March 26?

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So after some documents arose yesterday about the upcoming release of Android 2.1 for the Sprint HTC Hero and Samsung Moment, it appears as though some have gone ahead and used some internal Sprint connections to dig up a little more dirt. Several people have heard from Sprint that the release of this update is supposed to be March 26, which is slightly contrary to the April time frame previously given. Maybe Sprint is just trying to surprise everyone and release it a few days early, or maybe they just want to ensure it is rolled out before the release of the Sprint Nexus One or any of their other Android devices. Sprint users, cross your fingers, at this rate you will probably see the Android 2.1 update before the Droid does on Verizon. [via Engadget]

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4 years ago

App Overload - Take control of the Android Market with AppBrain

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Thirty thousand. That’s a big number being thrown around. Thirty thousand of anything is a lot. Last June, an asteroid hit a young boy on his way to school in Essen, Germany. It was going 30,000 mph (he survived). Archeologists estimate that man has been creating art of some sort or another for 30,000 years.  And the Android Market just hit 30,000 apps. Or did it? This week let’s take a look at the apps in the Market and a great new way to make sense of them all with some help from our friends at Swiss Code Monkeys.  Follow along after the break.

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4 years ago

Latest in the Nexus One screen saga

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What started as a rant from the less-than-Google-friendly Boy Genius Report is slowly starting to become a thing. We're talking about the screen on the latest batch of Google Nexus Ones, whose only discernible difference from the original was supposed to be that it supports AT&T's flavor of 3G.

Instead, we're seeing color variations. They're ranging from "Eh, I can barely notice" -- that's my example above, with the new phone on the left, and the original on the right -- to BGR's "What's wrong with this thing" (OK, those of you who follow the dude on Twitter know we cleaned up that line a bit) that you can see after the break. We're also throwing in a couple of shots from a post at XDA Developers.

Should we be alarmed? Probably not yet. Side by side, you can see the difference in my example. On its own? Looks fine to me. Small manufacturing fluctuations should be expected (though still unwelcome), and occasional bad apples happen. Let's not sound the alarm just yet. But anybody else out there seeing this?

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4 years ago

3,000 tainted microSD cards to be replaced by Vodafone Spain

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Last week Vodafone Spain announced it had determined the microSD card to be the cause of some crazy activity on their HTC Magic. When this had first surfaced, Vodafone Spain said that it was an isolated incident and only affected the one device in the UK. (And we might have even scoffed a bit at Panda Security possibly crying wolf.)

But over a rather short period of time we have seen that number jump from 1 card to 3,000 cards now. While they have admitted that they are replacing these due to infection, and not just as a precaution, other details around this have been kept rather secret. Is it really just 3,000 cards, or will we be posting an update next week that it has grown to over 10,000? [Engadet via Movil Zona]

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4 years ago

Google denied Nexus One trademark

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The Nexus One is Google, that's safe to say right? Wrong! Google has been denied the Nexus One trademark (of which they applied back in December) because of the "likelihood of confusion" with an existing trademark of the word 'Nexus' registered by Integra Telecom (who?) in 2008. Though we're not sure exactly how the process of trademarks work, we imagine whoever yells first (er, applies) gets the trademark. Score one to you Integra Telecom. 

So though the Nexus One will soon be available on all four major US carriers--T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, & Sprint--it won't be a trademarked brand for Google. Yet. But because Google has deep pockets and Google typically gets what Google wants, we'd imagine Integra Telecom and Google will find a way to settle this. And probably for money. Score hundreds of thousands to you Integra Telecom.

[via gizmodo]

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