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3 years ago

LG Optimus One receives official Gingerbread update in Romania

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If you have an LG Optimus One, and have been waiting for that long rumored Gingerbread update to finally become a reality it appears as though your time has come. Reports are rolling in of official Gingerbread updates rolling through for the device, the first was for the V20G version in Romania which started receiving the roll out yesterday, and other carriers are confirming it to be coming in the next few months as well. So, fear not, you are not left behind, it is just a matter of timing at this point!

Source: Facebook: Thanks, Kiraly!

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S II review (Vodafone network)

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Wow. Even if you've used a dual-core smartphone before, it's difficult not to be blown away by the sheer speed of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Whatever we threw at it during our couple of weeks of testing, it just kept on going, stubbornly refusing to show even the slightest sign of slowdown. The combination of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and Samsung's dual-core Exynos processor makes the Galaxy S II one of the fastest Android phones we've tested. And the thin and light chassis means you don't have to sacrifice portability to get this level of performance. Couple that with a large SuperAMOLED+ display, and you've got yourself a seriously advanced smartphone.

We tested the Vodafone UK-branded version of the Galaxy S II, which the network is offering for free on contracts of £30 or more per month. Join us after the break to find out what impressed us so much about Samsung's latest and greatest, and also where there's some room for improvement in this flagship product.

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3 years ago

Must-read EVO 3D threads

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Got a brand-new Sprint EVO 3D? You're hardly alone. Our forums are the best place to find all the tips and tricks -- from readers like you! Here are but a few you should check out.

And many, many more. Check 'em out in the EVO 3D forums!

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3 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for June 25, 2011

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Apps are fun. They are what keep our devices in our hands far longer then they should be, and allow us to do lots of different things while on the go. Unfortunately finding the perfect app is not always easy, but that's where we step in and help you all out. So, let's hit the break and take a look at some of our favorites from this week.

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3 years ago

Android Market adds user review breakdowns

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If any of you have been on the Android Market as of late, you might have noticed another helpful addition right beneath the screenshots. For your viewing pleasure, it looks like Google has rolled out a total rating breakdown, as well as a more accurate average rating.

This is a much welcome and helpful feature, especially if you just need to know if that 4.5 star rating is really a 4.5. More transparency is always good, especially when you're trying to judge the quality of an app prior to installation.

I think we can all agree, though, that the most useful feature is finally getting to see how many people 1-star rated something. And we all know the name for those folk: trolls.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

AC on TV: Verizon's tiered data pricing leak

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Not sure where they got that Verizon's actually announced anything (our leak was just that -- a leak), but at least they spelled our name right.

Source: WCPO in Cincinnati; Thanks, Jeremy!

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3 years ago

BAMF GingerBolt Sense 3.0 stripped ROM for the HTC Thunderbolt [From the Forums]

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While some folks swoon over HTC Sense, there is a good amount of people out there who just simply do not like it. This is yet another one of those great things about the Android platform -- if you don't like something, chances are someone will make a build of it that you will like. Such is the case for the HTC Thunderbolt this time around.

Das BAMF being one of the most popular ROMs for the Thunderbolt has now been stripped of most of its HTC Sense components and we're left with BAMF GingerBolt Sense 3.0 stripped that makes use of the MR2.5 Gingerbread radio and other nice things such as the Das Bamf Toolkit. The developer behind this, TMZ_Andrew, has posted the nitty gritty details in the Android Central forums so if you're looking to go senseless on your Thunderbolt you'll certainly want to check it out and be sure to leave some feedback -- it is a beta though so keep that in mind.

BAMF GingerBolt Sense 3.0 in the Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Mobile Nations Podcast Episode 1: Where the Magic Happens

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Mobile Nations is our brand new podcast, bringing together the heads of state from Android, BlackBerry, iOS, webOS, and Windows Phone for full on round-table action. This week Phil, Kevin, Dan and Rene discuss Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the new Verizon data caps, and the state of the BlackBerry. This is Mobile Nations!

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3 years ago

Facebook update bumps it to version 1.6.0

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Zing! And just like that, Facebook for Android just got an update that bumps it up to version 1.6.0. The changelog on Market reads:

  • Added Pages
  • News Feed improvements
  • Added the ability to upload videos

Oh yeah, and while you're at it. Instead of accepting that friend request from your old stalker relationship from high school, why don't you go ahead and "Like" Android Central on Facebook.

Android Market Link: Facebook Thanks, LGiusti84!

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3 years ago

4G Speeds, slow Thunderbolt updates [From the Forums]

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We've blasted through a ton of stuff this week and now we're creeping up on the weekend. If you missed anything from this week, now is a great time to catch up on the week past. While you're at it -- hit some of the forum threads below or feel free to start up your threads.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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