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3 years ago

Samsung Canada pulling Froyo update

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It looks like Samsung is aware of all the Bell Samsung Vibrant's getting bricked, and they're pretty sure it has something to do with the Froyo update.  As a result, they have pulled Froyo from Kies, and we assume will be digging through trying to find the problem.  In the meantime, if you're one of the unlucky ones who had problems with Froyo on your Bell Vibrant, give Samsung a holler at 800-751-4078 , or sh.support@samsung.com.  [Samsung Canada on Facebook]

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3 years ago

Sprint to carry 30 college bowl games via ESPN Mobile TV

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College football bowl season is almost upon us, and Sprint and ESPN have teamed up to give subscribers access to 30 different bowl games -- including all five BCS bowls. To get in on the goodness, you will need to head over to Sprint's football website and download the Sprint Football Live app unless you already have it. In addition, the games can be watched from the ESPN Mobile TV channel of Sprint TV. Full press release after the break. [Sprint]

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3 years ago

Android 2.3 source code being now pushed to the Android Open Source Project

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For your folks who like to compile and run your own ROMs straight from the source (and who doesn't?), know that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread source code is being pushed to the Android Open Source Project right ... about ... now!

For 90 percent of us or so, this doesn't mean much. But for you developer types, it means you can download the base code straight from Google.

Interestingly enough, however, is a warning against using the AOSP code to roll a version for the Nexus S. Says Google's Jean-Baptiste Queru:

"Even though Nexus S is designed to be suitable for AOSP work, there
are some caveats. I very strongly recommend against trying to use
Nexus S for anything related to AOSP at the moment. Trying to unlock
or use your Nexus S for AOSP work could easily turn it into a Nexus B
(where B means "brick"); I have two of those, they're not very useful.
I'll send some guidelines about what is currently possible once I've
finished pushing the source code. "

Again, not something most of us have to worry about. But all this does mean your favorite ROM developer likely will be incorporating Gingerbread fairly soon. [Google via @romainguy]

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3 years ago

Evo 4G update continues with a new file for other hardware models

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The rollout of the latest update to the Evo 4G continues. We just got ours on our Google IO-era Evo (version 002), and the file name is different than the one that pushed earlier this week. It's no great surprise -- there are several hardware versions of the Evo out there (you can check yours by going to menu>settings>about phone>hardware information), and so we needed a couple different versions of the update. Anyhoo, check for your update now, or you can download the new update here if you just can't wait. More on the update in our Evo 4G forums.

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3 years ago

Twitter forcing Touiteur to change names, you can help pick the new one

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Rut ro! Twitter apparently is making popular Twitter client Touiter change names, seeing as how it's sort of a misspelling of Twitter. (Yeah. OK.) The good news is that you can help developer LevelUp Studio choose the new name! Right now "Plume" and "CuiCui" are in the lead, but we bet you guys can do even better than that. Just head on over to the voting page and let 'em know what you'd like to see.

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 43

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Audio-only stream below

The Nexus S is here, the Android Market gets a major update, dual-core phones are on the way, and a brand new Android Central Podcast. It's a Christmas miracle!

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3 years ago

Wimax ported (at last!) to Cyanogenmod for the Evo 4G

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The Cyanogenmod series of ROMs has done a lot of great things for a lot of phones. But one feature that's been sorely missing on the Evo 4G has been Wimax data. The 4G radio uses code that hasn't been readily available, so it's been a long road getting it to work. But today, folks, it works. It's still not quite ready for prime time, but rest assured, it's coming, folks. Keep an eye out for updates soon. [via @shinzul, @toastcfh, @kyledotodonnell, XDA Developers] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: pocket BLU [video]

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Blu-rays these days are becoming more and more prevalent. People love watching movies in HD. Heck, even grandma is playing movies in 1080p these days. Not only do these viewers love their high definition media, they enjoy all the cool things they can do while accessing the movie's online content via BD Live. The pocket BLU app, created by Deluxe Digital Studios, is an app that allows owners of new Universal (the movie studio) Blu-ray discs, to access most of the disc's extra movie content on the go. It also makes for a decent Blu-ray player remote control. Not bad for a free app, right? Make the jump to see the app in video form.

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3 years ago

Amazon Kindle app turns Version 2.0 with a slew of improvements

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Amazon's Kindle app for Android just got a pretty major update to Version 2.0. Here's the changelog:

  • Buy and read more than 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines.
  • The store has been integrated into the app (no more hoping into the browser).
  • Share reading progress via social networks.
  • Zoom on images and graphics.
  • Turn pages using the volume keys
  • Chapter title now shows in the reader status bar.
  • Can move app to the SD card.
  • Bugfixes.

That's a sizable list, and it pretty much does nothing to help me decide whether to go all in with the Kindle, the Nook Color or Google Books. OK, the decision's really between the first two, and the race isn't slowing anytime soon. The app is free, and download links are after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Aria sees Android 2.2 update -- in Southeast Asia that is

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The HTC Aria has had a bit of a rough life on AT&T and it doesn't seem to be getting any better yet despite HTC now rolling out an official Android 2.2 for it in South East Asia. No sign of when (or if) AT&T plans on allowing HTC to roll it out for those of you making use of the device on AT&T but you could always hit up the leaked Sense 2.2 ROM. [Engadget via HTC]

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