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3 years ago

How's the EVO 4G Gingerbread update treating you?

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It has been a few days since Sprint released the official Gingerbread update for the EVO 4G and users have had the weekend to put their shiny new OS through the paces. Some are reporting random bugs and glitches while others say that 2.3 is running as smooth as butter. With any new OS release comes varied user experiences until all the kinks are worked out, as apparent in the forums, where members are keeping a running tally of improvements and reported issues with the update. So, EVO 4G owners, feel free to sound off in the comments below-- what has your experience been with the Gingerbread update?

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3 years ago

Android Travel Tip: Stumble back to the right room

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: PlayerPro

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PlayerPro is one of those great music apps that does a lot of the tedious and menial things involving your music for you. For example, it automatically finds album art, but in addition, also has images for genre and artist as well. The album art thing should definitely come standard, but the other enhancements really help round out the package.

PlayerPro also supports a number of skins (all free on the Market) that you can use to customize the look of your player to your own tastes. All the included screenshots are using the stock skin that comes when you install, but chances are you can find something more your style if stock doesn't do it for you.

Probably PlayerPro's strongest asset is it's equalizer. You can pick from a number of sound effects as well as adjust individual levels, the volume, and the bass. I can speak from personal experience that the bass dialer works well, as evidenced by my booming car when I started playing music for the first time.

It's a bit pricey at $4.99 for the full app, but there is a trial in the Market that lasts five days. If you're looking for another solid music player and have a few bucks to burn, PlayerPro might be the way to go.

More pictures, QR code, and download links are after the break.

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3 years ago

Sprint HTC EVO 3D and Motorola Photon 4G: specs comparison

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HTC is bringing the EVO 3D soon.  Motorola just showed us the Photon 4G.  It's a great time to be a Sprint customer, isn't it?  With two awesome phones in the pipeline, there probably isn't a bad choice between them.  4G, 3D, GSM, SMR -- heck, even the acronyms sound very cool.  But most of us will have to make a choice, and that's where we come in.  We've put it all together in one easy to read place so you can compare and discuss.

Hit the break, check it out, and start filling the forums with questions and chatter.  We all have a tough choice to make now. 

Photon 4G forums | EVO 3D forums

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3 years ago

Postagram finally comes to Android, ships postcards anywhere for $0.99

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Postagram, a popular iOS app, is now available in the Android Market. The app, developed by Sincerely Inc, prints and ships your photos as real postcards to anywhere in the world.

Some of the features include:

  • Photos are printed on thick, glossy postcards at 300dpi resolution
  • Delivery to anywhere in the world is 99 cents
  • U.S. delivery takes 2-5 business days
  • International delivery takes 'a bit longer'
  • Offers an optional 140 character message
  • Photos may be selected from the Gallery, the Facebook app or you can take one with the Postagram app itself
  • If your post card gets lost in the mail, Postagram will send another free or refund your money

There is a special offer for Postagram too: anybody who installs the app in the next 24 hours will get one Postagram credit. If you've been jealous of iOS users who have had Postagram for some time, you can go get the app now for free in the Android Market. Find links to the app after the break.

Source: Postagram

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3 years ago

Sprint Motorola Photon 4G promo and event videos

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

Sure, you caught our liveblog of the Sprint-Motorola Photon 4G event. And you've checked out our initial hands-on a time or two. And now it's time for the official videos, folks.

Above, you'll find Motorola's official promo video. And after the break, a trio of videos from Sprint of the event itself, with CEO Dan Hesse, among others. Enjoy!

Thanks to everybody who sent these in!

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3 years ago

BBC Android app now available Worldwide

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Android users had to wait quite a while for the official BBC Android app to arrive, when it did -- it was only made available in UK respectively. Now, BBC has taken their offerings Global by making the application available to all Worldwide. We're not exactly sure, what stopped them from doing so previously -- licensing agreements we suppose but either way we're glad to see it finally available to all. If we could now get the BBC iPlayer that would be great but one step at a time. Head on past the break for the Android Market download.

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3 years ago

HTC Thunderbolt MR2 update leaked, tweaked, ready for download

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The HTC Thunderbolt MR2 release, rumored for a rollout around or after June 15, has been leaked and is now available for download in both an unaltered version as well as a few custom ROMs.  We figured when the MR2 radio leaked out a while back that we would soon be seeing this one.  Some of the highlights include better signal strength, a 3G/4G toggle setting, and help with those random reboots many users have been seeing.

We can't be 100 percent positive this is the final MR2 release (and we've seen a previous leak bork things up a bit), but it's signed with release keys and certainly looks official.  If you feel the urge (and we don't blame ya!), hit the source link, heed the warnings, and give it a try.

Source: Android Police; via Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Everything old is new again: Say goodbye to the 'Motoblur' name, again

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Somehow we think we've heard this tune before. Motorola confirmed to Engadget in regards to the new Sprint Photon 4G that the "Motoblur" name is being phased out. But it's in name only -- the skin and services remain the same as they ever were.

This isn't exactly a new idea, folks. It was nearly a year ago that Motorola told us exactly the same thing at the Droid X launch event in New York City, and they made big enough deal of it. But Blur remained (and all of its packages were still named Blur on the device), the Blur services remained, and we desperately sought out a new name for it.

And, thus, Philblur was born.

More: Engadget; via Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

T-Mobile unleashes Angry Birds Live on the world

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If you love Angry Birds, you'll not want to miss this one. T-Mobile, at the behest of... someone, built a giant, live-action Angry Birds contraption that seems to respond to the on-screen game.

It definitely looks like the whole thing was a blast, based on the large mob that assembles and then all proceeds to take out their smartphones to record video. Brilliant.

So by all means, watch the video and chuckle, but be ready for this reality: next time you boot up Angry Birds on your little 4" screens, you're going to be sad for yourself.

Source: YouTube; Thanks Marshy!

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