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3 years ago

SOCOM Mobile HQ brings its special operations to Android

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Listen up, you maggots! It looks like all you SOCOM 4 players out there will be able to take your special operations stats on the go. PlayStation has announced via their blog that SOCOM Mobile HQ is now available for free in the Android Market -- and only on Android. The app lets you login and track all of your SOCOM 4 stats. In addition, players will be able to try out the SOCOM Challenge System available exclusively for SOCOM Mobile HQ users.

What the app supports:

  • Prove your tactical discipline and combat skills by accepting our challenges, gaining experience and badges that represent your cunning and perseverance.
  • Plan and track your advancement by studying challenge history and leaderboards. Watch your experience climb as successive rounds push you further.
  • Review your career profile to see vital SOCOM 4 stats and rank advancement potential. Compare your progress to those around you.
  • Stay in contact with SOCOM 4 news and events by accessing the official Blog.
  • Use our convenient clan and friends features to check stats and whereabouts of your friends in the PlayStation network.
  • Share your experience and progress via Facebook through our social networking feature.

Just last month, Sony released their Qriocity service on Android. PlayStation 3 owners who linked their accounts to the Android app earned a free 180-day Basic trial offer. Sony PlayStation has been vocal in the past about bringing PlayStation experiences to Android. We're hoping Sony PlayStation will announce more about their PlayStation Suite experience on Android soon. Download link after the jump, yo.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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3 years ago

Droid 3 dummy units begin to appear at Verizon stores

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Dummy units of the Motorola Droid 3 have begun to arrive in stores, hopefully signaling an imminent release. Last we heard, July 14 is the supposed launch date for the newest addition to the Droid family. That day is soon approaching and whether or not it is the correct date, the arrival of dummy units is a positive sign.

The Droid 3 is going to boast:

  • 4-inch qHD screen
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera with 1080p recording
  • Front-facing camera
  • Five row sliding keyboard

As we continue the recent trend of touchscreen-only phones, the original Droid line stands as a solid option if you still need a physical keyboard. The five-row sliding keyboard is one feature Verizon is highly touting. For all of those who have been waiting for the Droid 3, rest assured, it should be launching soon.

Thanks to you know who!

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3 years ago

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide looking at July 27 release?

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Up next in our launch date leakapolooza -- you've already seen the Verizon Motorola Droid Bionic, plus the LG Thrill and HTC Status on AT&T -- is the HTC Doubleshot, aka the myTouch 4G Slide, and it looks like it could be slated for release by July 27. The price, as was announced previously, is $199.

So, just a couple weeks to go on that one (if not sooner from a proper T-Mobile store). Who's in?

Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

Google+ for Android walkthrough

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 Google's latest app is a slick one, but will it be a home run? 

 

Google+ (pronounced "Google Plus") is still pretty fresh on the scene. It's barely a week old as of this writing, actually, and still in a relatively closed beta process. But it's definitely been a trial by fire. We've read about it, we've talked about it, and shoot, the app has even gotten it's first second update in the Market, so now it's time for a thorough rundown of Google's latest baby, mobile-style.

Join me after the break  to see what the hype's all about, how Google is doing things right, and why you should still lust for an invite (but without spamming your email!).

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3 years ago

LG Thrill 4G and HTC Status arriving on AT&T this month?

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Although both the LG Thrill 4G and HTC Status have received their official announcements from AT&T, neither device announcement brought an official release date with it. That said, the above image was just sent into us and while we still don't have an exact date for launch -- we can now pin it down to this month at the very least, if this all pans out.

Thanks, Anon!

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3 years ago

Cellular South rolls out Froyo EE25 update for the Samsung Showcase

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Despite it having been a long time coming, the EE25 update for the Samsung Showcase (Galaxy S) on Cellular South is now available. With it being a Froyo update it does have quite a few bug fixes in it so if you've been having any issues with your device you'll want to make sure you grab this one.

  • Fixed, Missed voice call while playing YouTube content
  • Fixed, Restore Buddies now contact list after upgrade
  • Fixed, Force-close issue when Voice call ringtone menu selected after setting Default ringtone
  • Fixed, Restore default ringtone if Speak Caller ID selected prior to upgrade EC10
  • Fixed, Google Client ID change
  • Google Rooting Security Patch
  • Google Market security patch
  • Google Security

You can hit the source link below for the full download, and instructions on just how to load it.

Source: Cellular South

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3 years ago

TI achieves first Netflix HD certification, new streaming capabilities coming to Android devices

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As we know from recent events, companies are warming up more and more each day when it comes allowing media content to be played back on mobile devices. We've seen Netflix and Hulu launch on a few devices, Crackle return to the Android Market and BitBop offer up streaming TV shows but one longstanding concern for media content owners has been security of their content on devices and the quality of playback. Texas Instruments however, has been hard at work on their OMAP 4 platform and as such have just been certified by Netflix for their use of the high-performance, low-power, secure platform.

"This Netflix certification represents another milestone in our successful work with the TI team," said Olivier Leger, VP and General Manager, Trusted Logic. "We are thrilled to bring the most advanced features – including premium content distribution and streaming – to various consumer products in a safe, secure manner. Netflix users and stakeholders will benefit from our proven technology, now optimized for TI's M-Shield, and the best possible experiences on their mobile devices."

So what does all this mean for end users? Well, you're going to start seeing full HD 1080p, 30fps playback available on any Android device making use of the OMAP 4 platform and it will do so without killing your battery. Plus, it has the support of Netflix for being a safe, secure environment that supports DRM content without impeding end users.

Source: PR Newswire

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: Juice Defender Ultimate

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We've all been there: You played Angry Birds for too long or manually refreshed your Gmail inbox incessantly. Before you knew it, your battery was in the red. Unfortunately, this app won't help that, but for everyone else who uses their phone in moderate-to-heavy amounts without needing to always be on it, I'd suggest Juice Defender Ultimate.

Juice Defender Ultimate is actually a paid upgrade to Latedroid's free add-on, Juice Defender - battery saver. If you want the highest degree of control over your battery, though, you'll want to upgrade to the Ultimate (over 9000?) version.

Upgrading to Juice Defender Ultimate nets you a whole slew of new options, namely in the "customize" and "advanced" menus. It also comes with three fairly comprehensive presets, if you don't want to fiddle with all sorts of choices but still want your battery life to last all day.

I myself used mostly the balanced customizable profiles, and saw great dividends from both. The best part about any of the presets is that they're click-and-go. Regardless if you want balanced or aggressive, take your pick and the app handles the rest.

If you feel like getting a little bit wild, customizing your own plan is relatively simple as well. You gain another menu to poke around on, as well as some neat options for controlling various data networks. You can either grant or deny Juice Defender Ultimate permission to auto-disable 3G and Wifi, as well as enable a feature called "Location," where Juice Defender Ultimate learns where the networks are that you connect to, and enables Wifi whenever you're in range.

Perhaps my favorite feature, though, is the scheduling feature. With this choice, you can let the app periodically enable data connectivity so everything still has an opportunity so sync. The intervals range from five minutes to two hours, and even using the five minute one (which I used exclusively), I saw my battery life increase exponentially.

To anyone whose battery life leaves a bit to be desired, I'd recommend Juice Defender Ultimate wholeheartedly. It's a one-time fee of $7.13, but it definitely works. And hey, think about how much you're saving compared to an extended battery!

Pictures of my average battery use, more app screenshots, and download links are all after the break.

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3 years ago

CrackBerry's 10 Reasons why Google will buy Research In Motion

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Should Google purchase RIM and BlackBerry? That's the question our pals at CrackBerry are asking, offering just shy of a dozen reasons why acquiring the struggling Research in Motion might be appealing.

For our money, RIM's excellent Enterprise support and patent portfolio might be reason enough. Tossing in RIM's new QNX-based operating system would be icing the cake.

As for whether any of this would ever -- ever! -- happen is another story, though.

More: 10 Reasons why Google will buy Research in Motion

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3 years ago

LG Revolution Accessories Roundup

The best accessories for your LG Revolution

 

Verizon's LG Revolution packs a punch with its LTE capabilities as well as its stunning 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen for displaying media in a rich and crisp format.  However what we often overlook in terms of protection and stability for our device is the most crucial and can inevitably mean life or death for your LG Revolution.

The good news is that we've established a brief roundup of all of the most popular accessories for the LG Revolution based off of reviews from our customers here at Android Central as well as our loyal readers and expert team of Android enthusiasts.

Interested to see what all is in store for your LG Revolution smartphone? Check past the break for more of the good stuff.

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