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4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S passes the FCC

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Samsung Galaxy S at the FCC

See that silhouette up there? That's none other than the Samsung Galaxy S (see our initial hands-on and software hands-on) going through the Federal Communications Commission, and with AT&T's 3G bands, to boot. That said, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll actually be seeing it carried by AT&T. But it does mean that you can rock the 1GHz, Super AMOLED, Touchwiz 3.0-sportin' phone without worrying about guys in suits showing up at your door. [FCC via BGR]

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4 years ago

Verizon NFL app officially launching Monday, but you can get it today

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You read that right. Starting Monday, Verizon reportedly is launching its NFL coverage after wrestling away rights from Sprint. [via Gizmofusion] Included will be live streaming video of draft coverage, Thursday night games, NBC Sunday night games, and live audio of every NFL game. Combine that with player stats, Red Zone videos, and fantasy football integration and you've got yourself a winner.

This is available for the Motorola Droid and Devour, and the HTC Droid Eris. The app is free for the 2010 season but will become a paid app starting Jan. 11, 2011. There are no additional fees to use the service (yet, anyway), but note that it does count against your data usage. 

Oh, and if you can't wait until Monday, the app's already leaked out and is available at Droid-Life.

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4 years ago

Xperia X10 officially lands on Rogers

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xperia x10

The long anticipated Xperia X10 looks like it has finally landed a home for itself on the Rogers network. This device, which we've got in-house (and had our hands on not only once, but twice now) doesn't seem to get more appealing the more you look at it. The Xperia X10 sadly will was released running Android 1.6, but have no fear, it is supposedly going to be joining the real world with Android 2.1. The device will also release with an updated Timescape, and Mediascape, which is a few of the features of the phone that are geared towards social networking. It appears as though you can snag one of these upon release for $149.99 and three years of your life, but don't worry, they are going to include a 16GB microSD for you! Check out more information about the device as well as pricing after the break. [Rogers Pre-order via Mobile Syrup]

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4 years ago

Verizon Droid Eris hits end of life in May

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Droid Eris end of life

Verizon Droid Eris owners, take note: Your phone is on the way out. Sorry, that's just the way it is. Above is a screen showing the PCD - ADR6200 (aka the HTC Droid Eris) listed under End of Life Devices -- meaning it, indeed, is headed for the big smartphone convention in the sky. Yeah, that's pretty quick, considering it was only released last November. The good news: There's no reason to freak out. Your phone will still work. Nobody will come to your house and take it. It's just nearing the end of its sales life.

Gee. Wonder what could be replacing it. [via BerryScoop]

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4 years ago

Official test release candidate for the Sprint Hero 2.1 leaked

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Sprint Hero 2.1 RUU leak

I'll spare everyone the drama and back story, but I will start off saying I know XDA user damageless and it's a shame a good developer may have been run off. Damageless, you know how to get in touch with me.  Now that we're past that bit of dirty business, we can get to the important part -- we now have a copy of the Sprint Hero 2.1 latest test candidate.  Follow the break to learn a bit more about it.

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4 years ago

Twitter buys Tweetie for iPhone; which Android client would you serve up?

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Tweetie

With the OMG news tonight that Twitter bought Tweetie and has made it its official iPhone client -- and it's a great choices, as Tweetie is a damn good app -- we can't help but wonder: What Android Twitter client would you like to see as the the holy writ for Android? Something from your own must-have Twitter client list? Something else? Let's hear it, people. [via TiPB]

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4 years ago

Review: Motorola Devour on Verizon

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Motorola Devour review

The Motorola Devour (video hands-on) came at a tough point in the smartphone world. It's the first Android device from Moto and Verizon to come after the wildly popular Droid. And while we pretty much knew from the get-go that we weren't looking at a Droid 2 -- the smaller screen was an early giveaway -- that didn't really seem to lower expectations. In some ways, Moto met them. In others, not so much.

So join us after the break as we take a look at the Motorola Devour and find its place in the Android lineup.

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4 years ago

Verizon's doing something on Monday ... Incredible? Or just Pink? (or football?)

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Verizon Monday

So Verizon has some "journey" that it's beginning on Monday. While we're all waiting on the HTC Incredible to be announced any day now, we're not quite sure it fits the "it's new, it's unique" line that Big Red's touting here. Instead, it's quite possible that it's referring to the fabled Microsoft "Project Pink" that's also rumored to be announced then, and that certainly would match up the "let's get social" line. (FWIW: Engadget's thinking the same thing.)

Hey, we definitely want to see the Incredible announced and released, like, yesterday. But we're not going to put all our eggs in that basket just yet. [via BerryScoop]

Update: @slundberg01 offers another theory: "The journey on Monday for Verizon is NFL mobile. It releases Monday. There will be new phones but that's not Monday. that's why if you look at that flyer it was a football thrown through the paper."

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4 years ago

Google updates Nexus One for Wind Mobile compatability

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wind nexus

The Nexus One finally became official in Canada, where it first started on Rogers, then followed by Bell and Telus, and now Wind Mobile has been added to the list of official carriers. While many users have already been using their Nexus One's on Wind Mobile, it is always good to see the name officially on the list. So yet another carrier to become official on the Nexus One before Verizon and Sprint, what gives? [via Mobile Syrup]

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4 years ago

Google Earth returns for the Droid with 2.1 (and we put it up against the Nexus One)

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Google Earth Motorola Droid

In case you hadn't noticed yet, Google Earth is once again available on the Motorola Droid with Android 2.1. (It was missing for some people after the update, and there for others. Why? We dunno.) Anyhoo, we decided to have a little fun with it and put it side by side against the Google Nexus One (also running Android 2.1, natch) to see which phone better ran the hefty app -- it still weighs in at a rather massive 22 megabytes installed. Check it out after the break.

Update: D'oh! Didn't have WiFi turned on with both devices in the first video. So, there's new video after the break. (Also, no, the Droid's not overclocked. It's the stock 550Mhz.)

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4 years ago

Google now gives search suggestions for mobile

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Google Search Mobile

Mobile searching just got better. Google recently announced Universal Search Suggestions in mobile searches. While you're typing the search, suggestions are shown with a snippet of information on the topic. Want to know the weather? As you type, the request the information is shown as a suggestion. This also works with the Quick Search Box widget in Android so you can get that fast access to information without leaving your home screens.

Google just keeps making mobile searches better, with more features than anyone else in the game. Location-based searches, starred search results, and mobile-optimized results all make our beloved Android that much better, eh? [Google]

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4 years ago

Android Quick App: Android Yellow Pages

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Remember those days when you always needed a phone book to look up a number? First you had to find the phone book, then find the number, hope that number was the right number and so on. The developers for Android Yellow Pages remember that well, so they reinvented the phone book for us. 

This simple to use App, goes right off the your GPS to help you find the searched location. There's also the option of doing a voice search. Free [Market link]

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4 years ago

Yes, it's a render of the HTC Incredible ... and it's only a render

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HTC Incredible render

Here's the thing about this render that purportedly is of the HTC Incredible: It's probably pretty close. The shape and lines are pretty much what we've seen leaked out any number of ways. (Like this, or this, or this, or this.) But it's just a render, we don't when it was, erm, rendered (or by whom), and it's missing the ring around the trackpad that actually lets you click on things. So take it for what it is, but don't get overly excited about it. [Wikipedia via Android and Me]

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4 years ago

T-Mobile Motorola Cliq software update now official (but still isn't Android 2.1)

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Motorola Cliq

Remember that update for the Motorola Cliq that was being tested a week or so ago? It's now available for all to download. No, it's not an update to Android 2.1 or anything, but there are a slew of improvements, which we'll list after the break. In the and while you're reading, get to updating, m'kay? [Motorola] Thanks to everybody who sent this in.

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4 years ago

Google removing games from Android Market in South Korea

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Google is reportedly pulling all of the Android games in the Android Market in South Korea because laws in South Korea mandate that all games, of any kind, be reviewed by the South Korea Gaming Board. To expect the South Korea Gaming Board to individually review the thousands of Android games available is a little unrealistic. The choice to remove Android games is an undesirable solution for all parties involved but it's better than having no Android Market in South Korea at all. Luckily, since Android allows you to sideload applications from third-party sources, South Korean Android users may still be able to gain access to some 4,000 games in Android Market. 

South Korea definitely needs to lighten up on its policy of reviewing every game that's available in the country. Two of their country's biggest companies, Samsung and LG, have fully endorsed Android and to inadvertently limit the features of Android damages those companies. Plus, to have no games on your phone's application store in 2010? Crazy talk! [via unwiredview]

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