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3 years ago

Nexus S now available in 17 more countries

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Alongside recent Nexus S 4G announcements, Google has revealed that the original 3G version of its flagship phone has just launched in an additional 17 countries including Ireland, Australia and most of continental Europe. In other Nexus S news, Samsung Canada has opened a preview page where you can sign up for updates on the phone's Canadian availability.

Join us after the jump for a complete list of territories and links to buy the Nexus S in your country. [@googlenexus]

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3 years ago

CTIA Wireless 2011 Podcast Special

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Audio-only stream below

Phil, Dieter and Kevin wrap up all the news from CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando. (Hint: There's a TON of Android news, including the Sprint HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G, plus the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and others!)

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3 years ago

Android Quick App - Color

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Color is a new camera and image-sharing app that has been making its rounds across platforms. Launched on both Android and iOS, Color allows you to capture photos and share them with others in a new sort of way. Rather then needing to send photos via email or uploading them to a site or even attaching them in a MMS, Color allows anyone within 150ft who is also running the app able to view any images you take.

Take for example you are at a party, you want to snap a pic of some friends share it with some of those at the party -- chances are, they have a device that can run Color as well. All they need to do is open up the app, you take the picture and then the image will automatically appear on their device and vice versa if they took a picture of you.

With added features such as SMS messaging, Facebook and Twitter built right into the app, the concept here is great. If you're looking for a new, cool way to share photos at a party or event, then Color may be just what you've been looking for. Color is available in the Android Market now for free. You can jump on past the break for the download QR code. Keep in mind it does require Android 2.2 or greater.

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3 years ago

Field & Stream application available on Android

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With the warm weather rolling back in us outdoors lovers will be heading back outside, whether to do some hunting or some fishing, just getting back to the wildlife is a great feeling. While on the go who wouldn't enjoy having helpful hints and tips available in your pocket on your Android device. The Field & Stream application brings you all of the award winning online content, in an easy to navigate and read format, for while on the go. The application will give access to blogs, slideshow's, and videos, making it an essential item for all the outdoors lovers. Download information available after the break.

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3 years ago

Motorola Atrix 4G to get update to fix voice quality?

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The Motorola Atrix 4G has had a bit of a rough go out the gates. While many would say that it just having Moto Blur is bad enough, the whole blocking of upload speeds on the device by multiple carriers didn't help it any. To add to those issues, many users (including Phil) have confirmed the device does suffer from some rather serious voice quality concerns.

While Motorola won't be able to address some of those issues, they have started looking into the voice concerns and are now accepting up to 1,000 users that will be selected to test out a new software release that hopes to address some of the remaining bugs in the device. Sadly, at this time they've not given off a list of enhancements coming with the software update but-- they will post them when registration closes. If you're among those having issues you'll likely want to try and get into the program. Hit the source link for the full details and to get yourself registered. Given Motorola hasn't posted the changes to be included, the voice quality issues still may not be in this release. [Motorola Forums]

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3 years ago

HTC to give developers access to Scribe technology

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HTC's pen-based Scribe technology will be made available for developers to use, according to recent reports. This will allow developers to create apps which take advantage of the unique hardware of HTC's upcoming Flyer and EVO View 4G tablets, which combine a touchscreen and pressure-sensitive pen.

HTC has already shown off a few interesting uses for Scribe at MWC and CTIA, including note-taking and drawing apps, so we look forward to see what developers can come up with when they're let loose on the technology. In particular Nintendo DS-style pen-based games would be an interesting prospect. HTC hasn't mentioned when the APIs will be released, but the Flyer and EVO View are both due out during the second quarter of the year. [ReadWriteWeb]

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3 years ago

Hands-on with the Sprint Nexus S 4G

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One of these phones is the Sprint Nexus S 4G. And the other, well, is just a plain old' Nexus S, no Sprint, no 4G. And to be honest, we've forgotten which is which. OK, we haven't forgotten. The third-party launcher and notifications on the phone on the left should give it away. Point is, aside from the Nexus S 4G being on Sprint and having 4G data, they're exactly the same phone.

The Nexus S 4G will be available sometime this spring for $199 on contract. We've got a few more pics after the break.

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3 years ago

HTC Incredible S has signed bootloader and recovery image

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Bad news for anyone hoping to run custom ROMs on HTC's new Incredible S anytime soon. A recently-discovered RUU for the device seems to indicate that like its distant cousin the Thunderbolt 4G, the Incredible S has a signed bootloader and recovery image. This means any custom recovery image without a valid HTC signature (the kind you'd need to load a custom ROM on your device) would be detected by the phone, which would then deny you access to it.

This is a potentially major setback for any Incredible S owners hoping to ditch the stock ROM in favor of something a little more exotic, as it adds an extra hurdle to the usual rooting/flashing process. All is not lost, though, as recent progress in hacking the Thunderbolt may prove useful in eventually cracking the Incredible S's security. If you're thinking of picking up an Incredible S, let us know whether this will affect your choice in the comments. [AndroidPolice]

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3 years ago

Rdio for Android updated to v0.9.2

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If you're not already using Rdio as your music service then let me just say -- you should be. My personal preferences aside, Rdio yesterday updated their Android application to correct some bugs in the previous release. While some of the big fixes may seem rather small it's still great to see they've addressed them. Full list of changes:

  • Fix notification styles for Gingerbread & Honeycomb to match system theme
  • Support separate play/pause hardware keycodes on Honeycomb
  • Fix a crash on session saving
  • Fix bug with constantly showing sync notification on Honeycomb
  • Fix a bug with headset media button behavior
  • Fix bug with showing signup form twice on screen rotation
  • Fix issue with revoked songs causing sync queue to hang

Rdio does cost $9.99/mth for mobile and web access but they do offer a free 7-day trial. If you're looking for a new music service to try out, give them a shot. Download can be found past the break.

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3 years ago

AT&T users can now sign up for updates on Amazon App Store status

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If you are an AT&T user who was extremely disappointed to find out that you were unable to download and utilize the Amazon App Store upon release you were not alone. AT&T has created a page where users can input their device along with an email address so that they can be kept in the loop as far as updated in regards to the app store. So if you wish to be notified, be sure to head here and input your information, and sit patiently as we wait for further updates. [AT&T via Amazon] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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