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4 years ago

Official test release candidate for the Sprint Hero 2.1 leaked

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Sprint Hero 2.1 RUU leak

I'll spare everyone the drama and back story, but I will start off saying I know XDA user damageless and it's a shame a good developer may have been run off. Damageless, you know how to get in touch with me.  Now that we're past that bit of dirty business, we can get to the important part -- we now have a copy of the Sprint Hero 2.1 latest test candidate.  Follow the break to learn a bit more about it.

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4 years ago

Twitter buys Tweetie for iPhone; which Android client would you serve up?

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Tweetie

With the OMG news tonight that Twitter bought Tweetie and has made it its official iPhone client -- and it's a great choices, as Tweetie is a damn good app -- we can't help but wonder: What Android Twitter client would you like to see as the the holy writ for Android? Something from your own must-have Twitter client list? Something else? Let's hear it, people. [via TiPB]

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4 years ago

Review: Motorola Devour on Verizon

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Motorola Devour review

The Motorola Devour (video hands-on) came at a tough point in the smartphone world. It's the first Android device from Moto and Verizon to come after the wildly popular Droid. And while we pretty much knew from the get-go that we weren't looking at a Droid 2 -- the smaller screen was an early giveaway -- that didn't really seem to lower expectations. In some ways, Moto met them. In others, not so much.

So join us after the break as we take a look at the Motorola Devour and find its place in the Android lineup.

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4 years ago

Verizon's doing something on Monday ... Incredible? Or just Pink? (or football?)

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Verizon Monday

So Verizon has some "journey" that it's beginning on Monday. While we're all waiting on the HTC Incredible to be announced any day now, we're not quite sure it fits the "it's new, it's unique" line that Big Red's touting here. Instead, it's quite possible that it's referring to the fabled Microsoft "Project Pink" that's also rumored to be announced then, and that certainly would match up the "let's get social" line. (FWIW: Engadget's thinking the same thing.)

Hey, we definitely want to see the Incredible announced and released, like, yesterday. But we're not going to put all our eggs in that basket just yet. [via BerryScoop]

Update: @slundberg01 offers another theory: "The journey on Monday for Verizon is NFL mobile. It releases Monday. There will be new phones but that's not Monday. that's why if you look at that flyer it was a football thrown through the paper."

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4 years ago

Google updates Nexus One for Wind Mobile compatability

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The Nexus One finally became official in Canada, where it first started on Rogers, then followed by Bell and Telus, and now Wind Mobile has been added to the list of official carriers. While many users have already been using their Nexus One's on Wind Mobile, it is always good to see the name officially on the list. So yet another carrier to become official on the Nexus One before Verizon and Sprint, what gives? [via Mobile Syrup]

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4 years ago

Google Earth returns for the Droid with 2.1 (and we put it up against the Nexus One)

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Google Earth Motorola Droid

In case you hadn't noticed yet, Google Earth is once again available on the Motorola Droid with Android 2.1. (It was missing for some people after the update, and there for others. Why? We dunno.) Anyhoo, we decided to have a little fun with it and put it side by side against the Google Nexus One (also running Android 2.1, natch) to see which phone better ran the hefty app -- it still weighs in at a rather massive 22 megabytes installed. Check it out after the break.

Update: D'oh! Didn't have WiFi turned on with both devices in the first video. So, there's new video after the break. (Also, no, the Droid's not overclocked. It's the stock 550Mhz.)

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4 years ago

Google now gives search suggestions for mobile

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Google Search Mobile

Mobile searching just got better. Google recently announced Universal Search Suggestions in mobile searches. While you're typing the search, suggestions are shown with a snippet of information on the topic. Want to know the weather? As you type, the request the information is shown as a suggestion. This also works with the Quick Search Box widget in Android so you can get that fast access to information without leaving your home screens.

Google just keeps making mobile searches better, with more features than anyone else in the game. Location-based searches, starred search results, and mobile-optimized results all make our beloved Android that much better, eh? [Google]

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4 years ago

Android Quick App: Android Yellow Pages

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Remember those days when you always needed a phone book to look up a number? First you had to find the phone book, then find the number, hope that number was the right number and so on. The developers for Android Yellow Pages remember that well, so they reinvented the phone book for us. 

This simple to use App, goes right off the your GPS to help you find the searched location. There's also the option of doing a voice search. Free [Market link]

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4 years ago

Yes, it's a render of the HTC Incredible ... and it's only a render

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HTC Incredible render

Here's the thing about this render that purportedly is of the HTC Incredible: It's probably pretty close. The shape and lines are pretty much what we've seen leaked out any number of ways. (Like this, or this, or this, or this.) But it's just a render, we don't when it was, erm, rendered (or by whom), and it's missing the ring around the trackpad that actually lets you click on things. So take it for what it is, but don't get overly excited about it. [Wikipedia via Android and Me]

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4 years ago

T-Mobile Motorola Cliq software update now official (but still isn't Android 2.1)

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Motorola Cliq

Remember that update for the Motorola Cliq that was being tested a week or so ago? It's now available for all to download. No, it's not an update to Android 2.1 or anything, but there are a slew of improvements, which we'll list after the break. In the and while you're reading, get to updating, m'kay? [Motorola] Thanks to everybody who sent this in.

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4 years ago

Google removing games from Android Market in South Korea

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Google is reportedly pulling all of the Android games in the Android Market in South Korea because laws in South Korea mandate that all games, of any kind, be reviewed by the South Korea Gaming Board. To expect the South Korea Gaming Board to individually review the thousands of Android games available is a little unrealistic. The choice to remove Android games is an undesirable solution for all parties involved but it's better than having no Android Market in South Korea at all. Luckily, since Android allows you to sideload applications from third-party sources, South Korean Android users may still be able to gain access to some 4,000 games in Android Market. 

South Korea definitely needs to lighten up on its policy of reviewing every game that's available in the country. Two of their country's biggest companies, Samsung and LG, have fully endorsed Android and to inadvertently limit the features of Android damages those companies. Plus, to have no games on your phone's application store in 2010? Crazy talk! [via unwiredview]

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4 years ago

Did the FCC just out the myTouch Slide?

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myTouch Slide at FCC

Hey, kids. You know that myTouch Slide that's all the rumor rage these days? There's a good chance that it just showed up at the FCC, sporting T-Mobile's radio bands. It's a little odd that we actually get a pic of it at this point in the game, but we're not going to be picky about that. When and for how much are still anybody's guess. [FCC via Engadget]

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4 years ago

Foursquare checking to see if you're cheating on your check-ins

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Sitting at home, and checking in on Foursquare as though you are somewhere else, just to claim mayorship, or to steal it from someone else? More people have been doing this than you think. So, the team at Foursquare has added a GPS fix that will not allow you to receive points, or steal mayorships if you are not actually at the location you claim to be at. While they have stated they are never going to take away the ability to check in virtually anywhere at any time, they do want to prevent people from wrongfully claiming and stealing mayorships, and earning points for checking into locations when they are sitting at home all comfy cosy. [via foursquare blog]

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4 years ago

Review: Nexus One car dock

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Nexus One car dock

The Nexus One car dock has arrived, and we've mounted it in our venerable Honda Accord for a quick spin around the block, and for a few photos in the garage. (More on that in a bit.) Join us after the break as we see what all the hubbub's about, and whether the Nexus One car dock is worth the $55 you'll have to shell out for it.

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4 years ago

Want more Verizon HTC Incredible specs?

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HTC Incredible Specs

Need more specs from the Verizon HTC Incredible after that teaser from the manual? We've got you covered. Nothing hugely different from what we saw before -- the processor is a Qualcomm 8650 Snapdragon at 1GHz, there's 8GB of storage space on board, the ROM's listed a little different, but WiFi 802.11n speed's still there. Anyhoo, another morsel to whet your appetite. Thanks, tipster!

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