After Twitter and Gmail, Read it Later is the application I use most on my phone and I'm completely addicted to it. If you haven't heard of the app before, Read it Later is a app that lets you save an article in an easy to read format so that you can, well, read it later.
The free version includes all the big features: A single reading list synced across all your devices (Computer, iOS, Android), Wireless downloads for offline viewing, and formatting articles in a clean, easy to read, "Text View" and the ability to change the font size and toggle "night mode" for easier reading in the dark.
Upgrading to Read it Later Pro ($2.99) unlocks additional features such as:
View your entire list (No limits on the number of articles that can be viewed or downloaded)
Search and Sort your list
Currently Reading (View all open/unfinished articles)
Scroll through articles using the volume rocker
I've used Read it Later Pro since it first came to the market and it's easily one my favorite apps to recommend to people, and that was before they offered a free trial version. If you enjoy keeping up with the news on the go, give Read it Later a try. I think you'll like it.
Let's talk Galaxy Tab 10.1 cases. We're still not sure exactly what's going to be available at launch in a couple weeks, but Samsung's Gavin Kim gave us a sneak peek at a flip case he's using (on that very cool metallic gray Galaxy Tab no less).
It's a simple yet elegant case. Made of thin plastic, it snaps to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, completely protecting the Honeycomb tablet. It closes like a folio, snapping into place. And then you can turn the case back around on itself, turning it into a stand for the tablet for easier typing. Not exactly a new concept, but it looks simple enough. We've got a few more pics and video after the break.
It's not the Gingerbread update many have been waiting for, but AT&T has started rolling out a small 8MB OTA update for the Samsung Infuse 4G. We're on the lookout for the official changelog, but the biggest thing we can see is an updated baseband. After the OTA you'll have:
Build number FROYO.UCKE3
There are other small changes to a few system files, which should be expected any time we see an OTA update, no matter how minor it is. We'll keep digging, and update once we find the full details.
Update: AT&T let us know that part of the update was to address a small issue involving Email sync with Exchange 2003 servers. Nice to see business users getting taken care of quickly.
Judging from our overflowing inbox, it looks like most of you have noticed that the Android 2.3 update for the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint is now available, just like Sprint said it would be. You're getting system version 4.22.651.2, and it's a whopping 109.21 megabytes. Not surprising, but be forewarned.
Now that we are getting closer and closer to the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, the once-secret FCC documentation has now been revealed. By now, the EVO 3D has long since passed FCC approval but the documentation that led to its approval was covered by a 180-day confidentiality request from HTC. While requests of this nature are rather typical -- this one seems to of have been in place to cover up the schematics of the device in general. Why exactly, we're not sure but they are now available for your viewing pleasure. Hit the source link for the full rundown.
Couldn't make it to last night's Android Central/Samsung/Netshelter reader meet-up and Galaxy Tab 10.1 event? No worry, we'll bring a little slice of it to you. We can't remember how many phones, Galaxy Tab 7s and Galaxy Tab 10.1 vouchers we gave away -- to say nothing of the Samsung smartphones.
So peep the video above. It's just a small snippet of a great night with a bunch of Android fans and new friends. We'll have to do this again, folks.
We've already had our way with the LG Optimus Black in our hands-on review of the device but LG hasn't slowed down in the marketing of it in the slightest. A new video has now popped up on the LG YouTube page that pegs the LG Optimus Black up against some cleverly named competition in the "smartphone championship race" -- have a look, LG certainly won the cool factor with this one.
So you desperately want a Galaxy Tab 10.1, but maybe white's not your thing. How about a nice metallic gray? Samsung can do that, too. And for our money, this one's where it's at. It's got a nice texture to it. And while it's a little colder in the hand, it feels a little less like a toy, and a little more professional. More distinguished, if you will.
For all intents and purposes, what you see here is exactly what was handed out to developers at Google IO (see our full review of the special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1). Same Tegra 2 system on a chip, same hardware (thin and light!), and same Honeycomb. OK, not the same Honeycomb. This guy's running Android 3.1, and it'll have it at launch time.
One thing it won't have, however, is Samsung's Touchwiz user experience, but that'll be coming in an over-the-air update later. (No, we don't know when.)
And because so many of you have asked, we'll put this in a sentence all its own: There's no microSD card. But you do have a couple of versions you can purchase. The 16GB Galaxy Tab 10.1 will run you $499, and the 32GB version costs $599.
So there you have it, folks. For those of you not able to come to the event in New York, we bring the event to you.
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