Headlines

3 years ago

Samsung Intercept available Sunday, July 11, for $100 after contract with Sprint

19

We had a post all about finding the Intercept available for pre-order at the Sprint evp site ready to go, and then the press release rolled in.  Sprint has announced that the Samsung Intercept, the successor to the venerable Samsung Moment will be available Sunday, July 11, for $99 after rebate two-year agreement.  It's not the beast of a phone that the Epic 4G will be, but it certainly looks like a solid mid-level handset and at just under a hundred bucks comes at a decent price point.  Hit the break for the full press release from Sprint.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Qik releases new update, announces more than 25,000 video chats per day

17

 

Qik has announced that more than 25,000 video chats are taking place each and every day through its servers. That's a lot of video chatting. In the same breath, they also announce the new version of their Android app with some improvements concerning connectivity and account activation. They have also disabled the automatic archiving of the video chats.

Personally, I haven't used Qik yet for any video chatting, preferring Fring (because I know people that use Skype and I don't know people who use Qik). How about the rest of you? Let us know in the comments how you feel about Qik, the new update, and if you're one of the over 25,000 daily chats. [via the Qik blog]

Is video chat important to you?online survey

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Motorola posts up video of the Charm

10

OK, we admit it. Despite our public loathing of Motoblur, the Motorola Charm (just announced for T-Mobile) has piqued our interest a bit, given that it'll be the first front-facing QWERTY Android phone. Motorola's done up a cute little video showing off its latest. And while we're not exactly convinced it's going to be the Android messenger we've been dreaming of, we're definitely looking forward to giving it a shot. Check it out after the break. Thanks, Miguel!

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Leaked T-Mobile roadmap shows some blurry handsets on the way

8

This tall piece of blurriness you see here reportedly is a leaked T-Mobile roadmap, and we see at least a few known Android smartphones listed, as well as some likely comers. There's no real telling what the dates mean, or just how legit this is. But let's break it down anyway:

  • The just-announced Motorola Charm and Samsung Vibrant are pegged with July 21 dates. The Vibrant's already been announced for then, so that's lining up nicely
  • The myTouch 3G, Cliq and Cliq XT look to possibly be getting their Eclair updates in August.
  • The HTC Vanguard (there's a new name) is listed at Sept. 9, and the Charm looks to be slated for an update right around then.
  • The HTC Emerald (there's a name that goes back to the Project Emerald moniker) is marked at Nov. 5 or so, along with the Motorola Jordan and what could be the Begonia (tell us that code name's wrong, please).
  • Another HTC phone -- the Schubert?) is under Nov. 17.

Remember that a good bunch of what you see here is completely unofficial and unconfirmed, so we'll have to see how this pans out. And as far as those future phones go, there's no telling whether they're Android, or may the eventual launch of Windows Phone 7. But that said, there's a good possibility that T-Mobile's got one hell of a fall lineup coming our way. [via AndroidSpin]

Update: Ah ha! Knew the Schubert sounded familiar. Our pals at WMExperts remind us that the Schubert has been rumored as a Windows Phone 7 device, so there's that. Thanks, George!

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Qualcomm teams with Mattel, Ga. Tech for Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Androids

10

 

And now for something truly awesome. Some fellas from Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!), in partnership with Qualcomm in their Augmented Reality Game Studio, have created a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots game using Qualcomm's new Augmented Reality platform and recently-introduced SDK. You just point the app at a special arena map and the robots spring to life in your world. As a bonus, Qualcomm has included location and compass support, so moving around in space gives you a different perspective on your game. Check the video after the break [via Android and Me]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Evo vs. iPhone video author keeps his Best Buy job, but doesn't want it back

29

This saga of the hilarious Evo vs. iPhone videos produced by a Best Buy employee just got even better. When last we heard, Brian Maupin, 25, had been suspended by the retailer while it conducted some sort of investigation. His job hung in the balance. The investigation -- which we have a hard time typing while keeping a straight face -- concluded, and Best Buy chose not to fire Maupin, who then said thanks, but no thanks, and is looking for work elsewhere.

Takes some stones to do that, for sure. Good luck, Brian, and thanks for the laughs. Check out Best Buy's statement and Maupin's reaction -- as well as the videos in question -- after the break. (Warning: Foul language ahead) [via TechCrunch]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

T-Mobile Motorola Charm gets official, still square

16

We've known the Motorola Charm would be coming to T-Mobile, and now it's official. Let's look the details:

  • Android 2.1.
  • Motoblur
  • The "Backtrack" rear touchpad.
  • 2.8-inch touchscreen.
  • Full QWERTY keyboard.
  • Adobe Flash Lite.
  • 3MP camera
  • Motorola's CrystalTalk audio enhancements.

Pricing (we've seen it touted as a free back-to-school special) and availability weren't announced , other than "this summer." Full presser after the break. [Motorola]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

AppBrain introduces Fast Web Install -- install Android apps over the web

30

I admit, I'm an AppBrain fanboy.  Using a phone to dig and search through all the 68,000+ apps things in the Android Market is enough to drive anyone insane, so I don't do it unless I have to.  Today, using AppBrain just got better -- you can now install apps direct to your device, right from the AppBrain website.  Yes, just like the 'coming feature' from Google that Vic Gundutra demoed at Google I/O, without the wait.  And it works on all modern versions of Android (1.5 and higher).  Hit the break for a quick how-to and a video of it in action.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Tests show Android 2.2's Javascript engine runs rings around the iPhone

30

Google made a pretty big splash at its Google IO conference when it said the browser on Android 2.2 is the world's fastest. And Ars Technica has done some legwork that backs up that claim. In the chart above, you can clearly see Froyo on the Nexus One beats the radio signal out of iOS on the iPhone 4 in SunSpider and V8 benchmarks. So while you're taunting your iPhone-using friends by, oh, actually using your phone in front of them, show 'em this chart while you're at it. [Ars Technica]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Evo 4G gets a Lego dock to perch upon

17

We often say that Android Central forum members are the best around, and here's yet another example. Skippyrulz crafted a dock for his Sprint Evo 4G out of Legos (mostly from an Indiana Jones fighter plane set, he says), and the result is what you see above. OK, so a more consistent paint job wouldn't hurt, but that's still pretty darn cool. Check out his post for more pics. [Android Central Forums]

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages