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3 years ago

Cyanogen Mod 7 RC2 hits for OG Droid

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If you're still holding strong with your original Motorola Droid, you may have been a little upset to notice that it appeared as though CyanogenMod 7 appeared to have skipped this device. RC1 hit, and when we rushed with excitement to the download links, there were none for the OG Droid, and then upon the release of RC2, the same -- until this morning. The OG Droid has finally gotten some CyanogenMod 7 RC2 love, bringing the device some truly custom Gingerbread flavor. Enough reading, get to downloading and flashing! [CyanogenMod]

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3 years ago

Read it Later finally available on Android

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Ever find yourself heading out the door when you stumble across an interesting looking article and wish you had the time to read it? Unfortunately there is not always an easy way, besides hunting it down again later to mark the link so you can read it later, let alone from a different location.

Read it Later is a great application that syncs between your computer and your device and allows you to mark a page to be read later, and will even hold your position if you do so happen to begin to read something without the chance to finish it in that moment. In addition to all these great features, Read it Later downloads all your articles, so if you don't happen to have a network connect, like on a plane, there are no issues with keeping caught up on the articles you wanted to read. For only 99 cents this application is a must-have for anyone who uses the internet on both a personal computer and their Android device. Download information and links after the break.

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3 years ago

LG Revolution strolls through the FCC

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So if the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon doesn't quite excite you anymore, and you have been waiting for more information about the LG Revolution, you will be excited to find out that it has strolled through the FCC. For those of you who forget exactly what the Revolution will have under the hood, here is a brief run down:

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1 GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon (Scorpion)
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 16GB internal with microSD slot that supports up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 5MP rear camera with Auto-focus and flash and front-facing camera

While yes, this does not mean that there is a predetermined release date, it is one step further in the releasing process. [FCC] Thanks to everyone who sent this in! 

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3 years ago

Best Buy Canada now taking pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix on Bell

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If you live in Canada and are wanting to be among the first to get your hands on a Motorola Atrix then you should be heading on down to your local Best Buy location. Pre-orders for the Motorola Atrix on Bell are now being taken and, the buy-in cost is $50. But as soon as the device arrive in-store they'll let you know so you can pick yours up. The only thing missing here now is an actual release date. [Best Buy]

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3 years ago

EVOtainment System - Only serious gamers need apply

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If you're an HTC Evo 4G owner who is looking to take your gaming to next level status then you'll want to be looking at picking up an EVOtainment System. Sure, it looks rather silly considering it's a bunch of Nintendo Wii accessories and a generic Evo GPS dashboard mount all stuck together with some nuts and bolts but judging from the video it'll turn you into a mobile Goomba stomping machine when you couple it with an awesome Nintendo 64 emulator.

Do-It-Yourself kits are currently available for purchase at the source link for only $9.99 while quantities last. Keep in mind however, neither accessories nor device are included. They're just sparing you the time of having to piece it all together with a screwdriver. Check out the video after the break folks. [WFB Gadgets]

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3 years ago

Custom ROM brings Gingerbread and Sense 2.1 to HTC Desire Z and T-Mo G2

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Development team VillainROM has released a new Gingerbread-based custom ROM for "HTC Vision" devices -- that's the T-Mobile G2 in the U.S. and the HTC Desire Z pretty much everywhere else. SenseGinger 1.0 is based on the recently-leaked Wildfire S ROM, meaning that in addition to Android 2.3.2 it also sports the new version 2.1 of HTC's Sense UI. As far as we can tell, this is the first custom ROM to appear based on the new Sense 2.1.

It's also a 1.0 release, and there's a list of known issues that you should be aware of before flashing, so if you're expecting a polished ROM with full functionality then this might not be for you. However, if you're a G2 owner with bad case of Sense (and Gingerbread) envy, or a Desire Z user who can't wait until summer for the official update, then you may want to take a closer look. [VillainROM]

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3 years ago

OpenFeint & The9 throw $100 million on table to lure iOS developers to Android

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Over the past couple of months Android has certainly seen an increase in quality games coming to the platform, but OpenFeint is just not 100 percent satisfied with the comparison of iOS games to Android games. Taking matters into their own hands, OpenFeint has partnered with The9 in order to build up a $100 million fund that will help developers make the transition from iOS to Android.

We launched on Android to bring gamers great content. We’ve already helped launch 250 great games, but there’s still work to do,” said Eros Resmini, VP of Marketing at OpenFeint. “There’s a treasure trove of great games on iOS waiting for the rest of the world to discover. This fund will help make that possible for indie game developers.

We can sure hope that developers will begin to take advantage of these funds, and bring their favorite games to the Android platform. For more information about the partnership and the funding, check out the full presser after the break.

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3 years ago

Leaked HTC Desire S ROM appears online

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HTC's Desire S is still over a month away from release, but a leaked test ROM from the upcoming phone has already made its way online, courtesy of MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien. The ROM joins a growing list of leaked Gingerbread-based ROMs from HTC, including a test build from the Wildfire S and leaked Gingerbread update for the Desire HD.

ROM chefs over on XDA are already hard at work porting this leaked firmware over to the original Desire, just as they've previously done with Sense 2.0-powered ROMs from the Desire HD and Desire Z.

The Desire S will launch in Europe next month. Official Gingerbread updates for the Desire, Desire HD, Desire Z and Incredible S are expected shortly thereafter. [MoDaCo via XDA]

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3 years ago

Motorola Charm about to get an update, but it still won't be Froyo

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Manufacturer's looking for 500 beta testers this week

Just because the Motorola Charm isn't going to be updated to Android 2.2. Froyo doesn't mean it's going to be left to die. Motorola's actually prepping an update that's expected to start pushing soon. Here's what you can expect:

  • Added Wifi calling
  • Added SlackerRadio and NAB
  • Improved phone stability
  • Calendar bugfixes
  • Improved calendar performance
  • Added Google security patches
  • Songs purchased from Amazon MP3 store now visible in Connected Music Player
  • Improved touchscreen response
  • Last text message now shown instead of the first
  • Improved audio quality through speaker

And Motorola's looking for 500 testers before the update's pushing out to the masses. You have to take a short survey (by 10 p.m. EST March 10), and that's it. Can't be too big a pool to pull from, right? [Best test survey, Motorola via Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Foursquare 3.0 brings a world of new check-ins for customers, businesses

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