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3 years ago

Nookie Froyo, DL09 update issues and Best Buy savings [from the forums]

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Friday already? Feels like this week flew by with everything that was going on. If you've not had a chance yet to listen to the podcast, maybe this weekend you can set aside some time do so. We'll of course be here all weekend making sure we keep the news flowing for ya so grab yourself a seat and join us in the forums won't you? We've opened a few new ones up. More specifically, the Nook Color forums are now getting some good treatment. If you have a Nook Color we're showing you love.

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

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3 years ago

T-Mobile G-Slate passes through FCC

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When T-Mobile announced the G-Slate, the biggest question on everyone's mind was when we could get it in our hands. Well, we still don't have an official release date but we're now one step closer. It looks like the FCC has had their time with it. Although nothing in the report specifically names G-Slate, the fact that it's sporting AWS connectivity makes it compatible with T-Mobile's network here in the United States, and it's pretty likely that the LG-V900 is the G-Slate. Nothing too exciting here, but we've hit a crucial step in getting the device released into consumer hands. Hit up the source links for the full report. [FCC via Unwired View]

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3 years ago

Motorola and Verizon team up to give away NFL Pro Bowl tickets

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Verizon has started a contest that will reward a pair of tickets to the NFL Pro Bowl game for a lucky winner. The contest involves picking which Verizon Android phone you use -- only Motorola phones here, sorry fellow Droid Incredible users -- and registering into the contest. It looks like you don't have to actually have the device you pick as your "king of the gridiron" and the only entry requirement is that you be at least 13 years old. It would seem that customers on other carriers should have no problem entering.

One winner will be chosen and he or she shall receive:

  • Two tickets to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii on Jan. 30.
  • Two plane tickets.
  • Two-night stay at a hotel for two rooms.
  • The Motorola phone they chose when entering the contest (we would suggest shying away from the Devour)
  • $125 in Verizon gift cards

The whole thing ends at midnight on Jan. 15, so anyone interested should head on past the link and register pronto. [Verizon

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3 years ago

Phones4U gets Giorgio Armani Galaxy S exclusivity in UK

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Excessive disposable income got you down? Samsung, Giorgio Armani and UK retailer Phones4u have you covered. Phones4u announced today that it's obtained UK exclusivity for the Giorgio Armani Galaxy S, which branding aside is essentially identical to regular GSM Samsung Galaxy S phones.

Only 800 of the devices will be made available, and the phone will set you back £45.96 per month, with an additional £49.95 upfront charge. To put that in perspective, Phones4u offers the standard Galaxy S on a number of carriers for free, on contracts as low as £25 per month.

Still, if you absolutely must have an Armani-branded phone with a slightly tweaked UI, and are willing to pay top whack, then head down to Phones4u, where the device will be available at an undisclosed point in the future. [Phones4u]

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3 years ago

Google Music sync on its way?

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It has been long rumored that Google will release a cloud-based music service that will integrate with Android, with Google having showed off a preview last year at its Google IO dev conference. 

And now a device that claims to run Gingerbread also appears to have a Google Music option in the Data & Synchronization menu. Whether this is a feature we will see with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) or one that we will have to wait for remains to be seen. It is exciting to see that the rumored "Google Music" may come to fruition sooner rather than later. Many of us have been searching for a viable cloud based service that syncs easily with our devices and Google Music could be that; then again, we don't know much about it yet, so stay tuned. [GizmoFusion via Engadget]

Update: Oh, yeah. Forgot. That's a feature that shows up when you install that leaked music app. So not really new, just forgotten.

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3 years ago

NewEgg Mobile updated to 1.0.2 -- brings some bugfixes

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Although it had a rather shaky start, NewEgg's Android app has been given a welcomed update.  Now in version 1.0.2, NewEgg Mobile allows you to browse their entire online inventory (with customer feedback), create wish lists, and even buy items directly from the app.  To make searching for that new CPU easier, NewEgg mobile also supports voice and barcode search functions.

NewEgg Mobile 1.0.2 does bring some enhancements, but I still notice some issues that need to be resolved.  Many times in a row I received a "network error" message (I'm on Wi-Fi), which is pretty frustrating.  Additionally, if you leave the app for any reason at all, it will not save your state.  And don't even think about trying to use it in landscape mode -- won't happen.

Being the computer geek that I am, I browse NewEgg all the time.  I've been a NewEgg customer for 10 years, so it's good to finally have a NewEgg app for Android.  I buy a lot of items from NewEgg, and I'm thrilled to have the option of buying something directly from the app.  It's usable as it is now, but I look forward to future refinements. Download link's after the break. [NewEgg Facebook]

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: Calendr

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While most users may be familiar with Clockr, the minimalistic time display application a lot of you may not have heard of Calendr yet. Calendr offers the same minimalistic approach as Clockr with the difference being that it's used to display your calendar events rather than the time.

Calendr, while pretty basic in function is still a nice widget to have placed on your homescreen if you need to be unobtrusively reminded of upcoming events ahead of time. Events will be displayed up to one week prior and will only display the information you enter in and nothing more. You'll also find Calendr very light on battery usage as it only updates the display once a day or when a new entry is added. Custom options include font size, color adjustments as well as background and alignment options so that you may customize it anyway you wish.

Calendr is now available for free but keep in mind it only works with the default Android calendar. If you are making use of the HTC calendar or the Moto calendar this will not work.

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 46

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Audio-only stream below

Phil and Mickey return from CES to face a flurry of FUD, growing hate over slow Froyo upgrades, and to try to make sense of all the new smartphones coming our way.

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3 years ago

Life isn't fair; neither are OS updates -- why a recent study doesn't predict the future

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There's been much hubbub made this week over a study by Computer World that tracks which phones have been upgraded to Froyo, and how long it took them to receive the update.

Here's a little secret though: That's all it does.

Don't get us wrong, it's nicely done, with easy-to-read charts, and raw data that even this math flunky can understand. But it doesn't predict the future.

Squint at it all you want -- you cannot look at the raw data or bar graphs and predict if your phone is more likely to be upgraded, or which carrier is more likely to upgrade a phone in the future.

Crazy talk, we know. But we'll explain after the break.

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3 years ago

LG Axis now available from Alltel Wireless

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If you're an Alltel customer, chances are you haven't really been feeling the Android love from them. But that's not to say they aren't working on correcting that for you. Aside from the HTC Desire and Wildfire that is already available from Alltel customers can now pick up the LG Axis. The LG Axis sports 3.2-inch touchscreen, QWERTY sliding keyboard, a 3MP camera with Auto-Focus and runs Android 2.1. No, it's not exactly at the top of the list when it comes to specs and such but given its pricing of only $89.99 after a $50 mail in rebate I'm sure some new to Android users wouldn't mind it. Just keep in mind the HTC Desire is currently only $10 more. Full press release from Alltel can be found after the break. [Alltel]

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