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2 years ago

CyanogenMod team welcomes the Samsung Fascinate to nightly builds status

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Anyone who has followed the Samsung Fascinate since its launch knows that it has been plagued with some update issues, and only just recently did it finally get Android 2.2. While there have been a number of custom ROMs for the device, it did lack support from the Cyanogen team, until just recently. The Fascinate will now support CM7, and nightly builds will be available for the device. So if you got a Fascinate, be sure to head to the source link, and get to downloading!

Source: CyanogenMod; Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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2 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gingerbread now ready ... again

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Although Sony got a little ahead of themselves with the previous announcement of Gingerbread rolling out for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, they've gotten things back on track. Some of the first users getting the update notifications will be unbranded devices with carrier branded devices shortly following after. Once you get the update notification, you'll need to load up the PC Companion app in order to download and install Gingerbread but after that -- you'll be golden.

Source: Sony Ericsson Product Blog

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2 years ago

Google improves search experience for Honeycomb tablets

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If you've searched with Google through your Honeycomb tablet's browser, you have probably noticed that the process feels a little undercooked. Today Google announced that they've revamped the experience, optimizing browser search for those tablets running Android 3.1 and above. A new search button below the standard search box will organize results by websites, photos, videos, and the rest of the usual suspects, while image results will have larger previews, faster thumbnail loading, and continuous scrolling. Google says that the tablet revamp will be rolling out, with 36 languages in tow, over the next few days.

Source: Google Mobile Blog

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2 years ago

Fido preparing to launch the LG Optimus 2X, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, Samsung Galaxy Q

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Fido, the budget brand of Rogers in Canada, is getting set to release some new Android devices. Starting in August, they will make available the LG Optimus 2X, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and Samsung Galaxy Q. No official launch dates or pricing is found on the documentation but Fido does always keep their pricing at a minimum provided you sign on for a new 2-year contract. The most expensive device in their current line up right now is the $100 Samsung Nexus S. Another pic can be found after the break.

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2 years ago

Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles Video Preview

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YouTube link for mobile viewing

Because I like you guys and because I know some of you are pining away for a beta key, I thought I'd show everyone the first level of Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles.

Yes, the first level is short, but it's nothing short of superb. The makers of Pocket Legends really know how to craft a quality, seems-pretty-epic mobile MMO. Hopefully we'll have some more beta keys to giveaway soon, but until then, this will have to tie you over.

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2 years ago

HTC releases kernel source for numerous devices, including the EVO 3D, Sensation 4G and Incredible 2

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If you're an Android developer, you might have been little frustrated with HTC lately. They haven't exactly been the fastest in offering up the kernel sources for some of their most recent devices but you can now rest easy. The HTC Salsa, EVO 4G, and EVO 3D, Droid Incredible 2, Sensation 4G and finally, the HTC Chacha -- have all had their kernel sources posted up in the HTC developer center. Now, we'll wait a few days and see how many new custom ROMs pop up.

Source: HTC; Thanks, Jayjam99!

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2 years ago

Sharp FX Plus shows off a bit more with AT&T branding

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No, you are not going crazy, pictured above is not the Sidekick 4G, but instead the Sharp FX Plus, which may soon be AT&T-bound. A few days ago we saw some shots of a WalMart ad that showed off the device, but unfortunately it did not give a release date. The FX Plus will launch with Android 2.2, on a 3.2 inch screen powered by a 600mHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Pricing and release dates are still uncertain at this time, but this does appear to be one of AT&T's lower end offerings, which should put it at quite an affordable price. One more image after the break.

Source: Pocketnow

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2 years ago

ASUS Transformer Android 3.2 update now available

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Remember when we mentioned the ASUS Transformer Android 3.2 update would be made available this week? Of course you do, and the good news is -- it's now rolling out to users across the aboard. You can go ahead and check for updates right now and grab it. That is, if you're unrooted and stock. If you're not, you may need to roll back in order to get the update or just wait until a rooted version comes along. Either way, we'd love to hear how it's working for you when it completes, make sure you stop by the Android Central forums and post up what you see as changes.

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2 years ago

Netflix works just fine on the Motorola Photon 4G

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Read Part 1 of our Motorola Photon 4G review

When Netflix updated its Android app a couple weeks ago, the number of officially supported devices climbed to two dozen. The number of devices that the app actually works on is even bigger. And another one of those devices is the Sprint Motorola Photon 4G.

The Photon wasn't -- and as of this writing still isn't -- on the list of supported devices. But Netflix is visible in the Android Market on the Photon, downloads and installs just fine, and we were watching Toy Story 3 in no time at all.

Not sure if this is an oversight, or if we're just lucky, but either way, it's a good thing.

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2 years ago

Sprint Motorola Photon 4G review - Part 1

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Motorola may well have Sprint's best 4G phone yet

 

(Ed. note: We've had Sprint's Motorola Photon 4G under embargo for about 16 hours now, which is great for some initial thoughts -- and we've got plenty -- but it's not really enough time for a proper full-scale review. So we're going to break things up into two parts. This one tackles hardware and initial impressions -- things that don't necessarily take more time to effectively judge.)

Oh, Moto. What is this little piece of sexy you've dropped off in front of us? OK, maybe little isn't the right word. We're looking at yet another 4.3-inch black slab smartphone in Sprint's Motorola Photon 4G. And a dual-core phone at that. With 4G Wimax data. And it's relatively light. (Or at least relatively not heavy.)

After the break: Some unabashed love for the Motorola Photon 4G -- with a little tough love tossed in for good measure.

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