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3 years ago

Win a 6-month subscription to Line 2!

If you missed out on our interview with Line2 at CES, you, well, missed out. But we've got more from the makers of the Android VOIP client -- namely five 6-month subscriptions to give away.  The service normally is $9.95 a month after a 30-day trial, and it's currently only certified for the Droid, Droid 2 and Droid Incredible (hello, Verizon!). But with free subscriptions up for grabs, you've really got nothing to lose.

Head into this thread in the Android Central Forums to enter. Good luck!

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3 years ago

Unannounced Verizon HTC phone leaks, is it the Droid Incredible 2/HD?

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What's that you say? Another leaked HTC phone? This time it's clearly slated for Verizon. And judging by the rear of the thing (which you can see in the picture after the break), it's almost a dead ringer for a follow up to the Droid Incredible (which is also peeking in at right in the picture above.)

Looks like HTC might well be moving to one of those invisible capacitive button deals -- much like how the buttons seem to disappear on the Nexus S, or a few of the Samsung Galaxy S phones. That hasn't be our most favorite feature, but to each his own.

It's possible we might see this guy at Mobile World Congress, but we're not betting on it, given the often Euro/Asia nature of the event. One more pic after the break. [Mobile01 via Engadget]

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3 years ago

HTC phone prototype spied on subway

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A note to you clandestine types everywhere: If you pull an unannounced, unreleased phone out of your pocket on the subway, someone's going to take a picture of it. Such is the case with this HTC device (note the telltale serial number on the bottom), which was spied in a Taipei subway. It's clearly buttonless and appears to have a front-facing camera and shares some lines of the Thunderbolt on Verizon, but this is obviously a different device.

Will we see it in a couple week at Mobile World Congress? Only one way to find out. One more pic's after the break. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

PlayStation Suite bringing PlayStation content to Android devices

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Sitting in on the Sony Japan PlayStation Meeting 2011 event we were surprised to see that Sony made mention of their upcoming PlayStation Suite for Android and other devices. Although, we didn't doubt something along those lines was coming at any point now, it's still nice to see Sony give some official word on the subject. Slated for sometime "within the next calendar year" the cross-platform framework will start off by emulating first-generation PSP titles on a number of different devices including Android tablets and smartphones. No doubt that'll move to PSOne titles and more eventually as they also announced the PlayStation Store will arrive on Android. [PlayStation Blog]

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3 years ago

Android 3.0 Honeycomb screen shots

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We've walked you through Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We've given you Honeycomb wallpapers. And now it's time for Honeycomb screen shots. Below are a culmination of wandering through the Android 3.0 SDK preview. Things may well change by the final release, but this should give you a very basic look at what's to come.

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3 years ago

Android 3.0 Honeycomb wallpapers

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Click me for the real thing!

Sure, that Honeycomb Easter egg is pretty awesome. But it's even more awesome as a wallpaper. So we've got it, Lloyd, and all the default wallpapers from the Android 3.0 SDK preview packaged all nice and neat into a single downloadable file, ready for you to put on your Android smartphone, tablet, or, hell, on your computer. Only one place to get 'em -- in the Android Central Forums. Thanks, Matt!

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3 years ago

Honeycomb Easter Egg: Rezzzzzzz ...

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Remember the Easter egg in Gingerbread? There's also one lurking in Honeycomb. Not quite as scary as its Gingerbread counterpart, but no less cool. Thanks, Matt!

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3 years ago

Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 all but confirmed for Mobile World Congress

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Samsung recently said that "something big" was coming at Mobile World Congress, and rumors began flying around about the next generation of Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab devices. A leaked Samsung PR detail has emerged which specifically mentions the successors to both. So it appears Samsung indeed has plans to unveil the Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 at this years Mobile World Congress in February. Will we see Galaxy S devices shipping with Gingerbread and a 10-inch Galaxy Tab successor running Honeycomb? We can only hope, and you can bet we'll be there to find out. [Samsung Hub]

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3 years ago

What's new in Android 3.0 Honeycomb

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We got our first real taste of Android 3.0 -- "Honeycomb" -- on the Motorola Xoom tablet during CES in early January. It's a pretty big leap from the Android we know and love today, to be sure. But most of what we saw were demonstrations, video of what Honeycomb can and will do.

But today Google released a preview of the Android 3.0 software development kit -- the tools developers need to make applications. Along with the updated SDK, Google's compiled an excellent highlights package. Join us after the break where we'll walk you through the some of the major changes, and what we can expect in the coming year.

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3 years ago

Nook Color firmware v1.1.0 update now available

Barnes and Noble has issued a firmware update for the now insanely popular Nook color. While it may not be Froyo it does have plenty of bug fixes included in the release so you'll want to make sure you get updated as soon as possible. As we've mentioned a good many times now, the Nook color is a pretty awesome Android tablet when all is said and done. Check out the list of changes below:

  • Improved performance of Wi-Fi connectivity, Home and Shop.
  • Ability to pinch and zoom in browser.
  • Enhanced reading experience for magazines and children's books.
  • Access helpful NOOKcolor related information and support tips on the new
    default browser home page.
  • Reduce mistyped passwords with "show password" option during registration
    and Wi-Fi set up.
  • Easily identify NOOK kids Read To Me™ books with a new text banner next to
    the titles in Shop.
  • General bug fixes and performance improvements.

You can hit the Barnes and Noble site now to grab the update. If you have any issues head on into the Nook Color forums for some help. And do note that this breaks root, check out this post in the forums for more info. Thanks stldavis7!

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