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3 years ago

Evo 4G forums - chat about it here

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From the Forums is a great way for you, our readers, to see the hottest topics being discussed. But you must be a registered member and becoming a member is a simple process. So if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

See you in the forums!

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3 years ago

Android Quick App - Trimble Outdoors

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Now that the warmer weather has finally rolled in, many more days are spent outdoors, doing the things we all have grown to love. Sometimes finding a new spot to fish, a new trail to ride, or a new area to swim can be a little difficult if you are unfamiliar with the area you are in. If you are an outdoors person, and love to put your technology to work to help you find new things to do, Trimble Outdoors is the perfect application for you. Take a peek after the jump to see what this application can offer.

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 15

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Audio-only stream below

Phil, Jerry, Mickey and Keith join forces for the launch of the Sprint Evo 4G, more Froyo, the Droid Shadow leak, and a bunch of your e-mails. It's a big podcast for a big phone.

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3 years ago

Qik details what an extra $5 a month will get you (and we're OK with free)

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Now that the Evo 4G is all official and everything, Qik has explained exactly what you'll get if you give them an extra $5 a month for "premium" service. And they've done so in handy chart form. Higher resolution (we assume at the Evo front camera's full 1280x960) video and video e-mail are great, but we're just not sure how often we're going to use video chat. Check out the full list after the break. [Qik blog]

Fun fact: We (and a bunch of you, too) were still getting e-mails from Sprint that mentioned (in the fine print) the $5 like it was mandatory. It's optional. Period.

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3 years ago

Evo 4G OTA update already pushed out

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Remember the over-the-air fix for the Evo 4G's storage card problem that we told you about yesterday? Looks like it's already being pushed out, as our old pal Ed (you know, the guy who won my Nexus One and then *cough* got rid of it to get his Evo) points out in the forums. Word is that this also breaks the root method we showed you yesterday. But that's a fair trade, we think. [Android Central forums]

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3 years ago

Evo 4G now available online, too

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Just a reminder that while we realize there are caravans being formed to head over to Sprint stores to pick up the Evo 4G (and if there aren't, there should be), you can also order it online for the same $199 price after contract, rebate and whatnot. Sure, it's not as much fun as tailgating (again, we're the only ones?), but it'll get the job done. [Sprint]

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3 years ago

Reminder, store opening times for Evo 4G!

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If you happen to be one of the, well, say, million people who already pre-ordered the Evo 4G, or are just anticipating the release to go grab one if you can, remember some stores have decided on some new opening times for the day. 

  • Radio Shack - 6:00 am
  • Best Buy - 8:00 am
  • Sprint - 8:00 am

Of course, keep in mind these can be different times then your local area, so what are you waiting for, pick up the phone and give them a call!

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3 years ago

Android powered Dr. Eye makes its debut

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Dr. Eye is not a super villain. Actually, it’s Invantec’s new Android powered pocket-sized mini netbook. It sports a clamshell-inspired 4.8in touchscreen along with a full qwerty keyboard, and is also equipped with 3G, WIFI, and even a front facing camera. Dr. Eye (I really like saying that ) will be powered by a Marvel 624 – the same CPU found in the Dell Aero. For a device running the ancient Android 1.6, the $400 price tag may seem pretty hefty. But if it’s any consolation, Éclair will be making an appearance in the near future. An official release date has not been announced quite yet, but according to the video, it should be right around the corner. Be sure to check it out after the break. [via Engadget]

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3 years ago

HTC prepping over-the-air fix for Evo 4G storage card issue

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One of the advantages of handing out a new phone to developers (and media) at Google I\O a couple weeks before the public availability is that you get a whole lot of hardcore testing. And such is the case of the HTC Evo 4G. A little issue that's cropped up is that the phone sometimes finds that it can't write to the storage card, which can cause crashes, hang-ups and occasional stiffness in joints.

I've only experienced this a few times, and a reboot clears it right up, but it's still a pain. The good news is that HTC has been aware of the problem and tells us the following:

"We have identified the cause of the memory card issue and are testing a solution. We expect to have a software solution available very shortly that will be automatically pushed to phones over the air."

How's that for service, boys and girls? So the sky's not falling, your storage card isn't out to get you, and we'll hopefully see this fix soon enough.

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab image leaked, looks fruity

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Android tablets have been in the works for a while, and it’s always great to see evidence of that. Pictured here next to the awe-inspiring Galaxy S is Samsung’s newest Android creation – the Galaxy Tab. Although they both have a striking resemblance to certain other “half-eaten fruit” devices, we can assure you that what’s inside is totally different (and much more beautiful, I might add). There are reports that this 7-inch beauty will be running an LCD TFT screen over Samsung’s favored AMOLED, which isn't surprising, given the size of the thing. We can also discern from the leaked image that there is a "phone" icon which insinuates 3G (or 4G) coverage may be available, and that it is also running the TouchWiz interface. Further details aren’t available yet, but more images are supposed to be available soon. [Samsung HubThanks everybody who sent this in!

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