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3 years ago

Evo 4G update continues with a new file for other hardware models

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The rollout of the latest update to the Evo 4G continues. We just got ours on our Google IO-era Evo (version 002), and the file name is different than the one that pushed earlier this week. It's no great surprise -- there are several hardware versions of the Evo out there (you can check yours by going to menu>settings>about phone>hardware information), and so we needed a couple different versions of the update. Anyhoo, check for your update now, or you can download the new update here if you just can't wait. More on the update in our Evo 4G forums.

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3 years ago

Twitter forcing Touiteur to change names, you can help pick the new one

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Rut ro! Twitter apparently is making popular Twitter client Touiter change names, seeing as how it's sort of a misspelling of Twitter. (Yeah. OK.) The good news is that you can help developer LevelUp Studio choose the new name! Right now "Plume" and "CuiCui" are in the lead, but we bet you guys can do even better than that. Just head on over to the voting page and let 'em know what you'd like to see.

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3 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 43

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Audio-only stream below

The Nexus S is here, the Android Market gets a major update, dual-core phones are on the way, and a brand new Android Central Podcast. It's a Christmas miracle!

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3 years ago

Wimax ported (at last!) to Cyanogenmod for the Evo 4G

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The Cyanogenmod series of ROMs has done a lot of great things for a lot of phones. But one feature that's been sorely missing on the Evo 4G has been Wimax data. The 4G radio uses code that hasn't been readily available, so it's been a long road getting it to work. But today, folks, it works. It's still not quite ready for prime time, but rest assured, it's coming, folks. Keep an eye out for updates soon. [via @shinzul, @toastcfh, @kyledotodonnell, XDA Developers] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Android Quick App: pocket BLU [video]

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Blu-rays these days are becoming more and more prevalent. People love watching movies in HD. Heck, even grandma is playing movies in 1080p these days. Not only do these viewers love their high definition media, they enjoy all the cool things they can do while accessing the movie's online content via BD Live. The pocket BLU app, created by Deluxe Digital Studios, is an app that allows owners of new Universal (the movie studio) Blu-ray discs, to access most of the disc's extra movie content on the go. It also makes for a decent Blu-ray player remote control. Not bad for a free app, right? Make the jump to see the app in video form.

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3 years ago

Amazon Kindle app turns Version 2.0 with a slew of improvements

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Amazon's Kindle app for Android just got a pretty major update to Version 2.0. Here's the changelog:

  • Buy and read more than 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines.
  • The store has been integrated into the app (no more hoping into the browser).
  • Share reading progress via social networks.
  • Zoom on images and graphics.
  • Turn pages using the volume keys
  • Chapter title now shows in the reader status bar.
  • Can move app to the SD card.
  • Bugfixes.

That's a sizable list, and it pretty much does nothing to help me decide whether to go all in with the Kindle, the Nook Color or Google Books. OK, the decision's really between the first two, and the race isn't slowing anytime soon. The app is free, and download links are after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Aria sees Android 2.2 update -- in Southeast Asia that is

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The HTC Aria has had a bit of a rough life on AT&T and it doesn't seem to be getting any better yet despite HTC now rolling out an official Android 2.2 for it in South East Asia. No sign of when (or if) AT&T plans on allowing HTC to roll it out for those of you making use of the device on AT&T but you could always hit up the leaked Sense 2.2 ROM. [Engadget via HTC]

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3 years ago

Nexus S camera software sports macro mode

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As we slowly tear into everything new about the Nexus S and Gingerbread, we're sure to come across a slew of little things that add to Android. Macro mode with a decent camera is one of them. Sure, it's not a professional DSLR by any means, but these kind of small improvements add up -- eventually we might be able to replace that point and shoot camera with our phone.

While I'm not likely to win any awards for my awesome photography skills, being able to whip out my phone and do this sure is nice.  And the fact that it's baked into stock Android, and not dependent on a manufacturer's or carrier's value-added skin is icing on the cake.

So all you guys who picked up a Nexus S today (I know you're out there), take a break from hacking it and show off some pictures in the Nexus S forums.  We like looking at your pics as much as we like taking our own. 

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3 years ago

LG 'B' shows up wearing 4-inch IPS display

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Speaking of next-generation LG hardware, some pics and specs came out today of what's supposedly codenamed the LG B. Not a whole lot is said about it other than it's got a 4-inch screen -- and once of those newfangled IPS LCD screen like on the iPhone 4, at that. It's supposed to be bright as the sun (or something like that), outputting at 700 nits.

We'll toss a couple more specs that we happened to hear today: The name LG "Speed" was mentioned, as was a 1GHz processor and it weight 105 grams. Not a whole lot else to say, other than if we're talking about the same device, it's being shopped around some, in Europe, at least.

Anyhoo, LG definitely has more tricks up its sleeve. The best we can all do at this point is hope it comes to a carrier near us. [Phandroid, Android Central Fourms]

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3 years ago

LinkedIn for Android hits open beta

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LinkedIn has always served as a means of connecting business professionals to each other and finally, they have put out an Android version of their mobile application. Although only in beta for the time being, it is an open beta in which any LinkedIn user can get themselves into. The process is simple, just login to your LinkedIn account and apply for the LinkedIn for Android group. However, it does have a few caveats:

  • Your phone must be running Android 2.1 or higher to install the application
  • Your phone must support installing applications from sources other than the marketplace. [Ed. note: You AT&T folks can head to the Sideload Wonder Machine for help with that]

The UI is nice and simple and the app itself while basic still, provides you with most functions. You can view updates, check your connections and invitations and search through users. If you sign up, be sure to offer some feedback so the app can be improved upon. Thanks Obi! [WebProNews]

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