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3 years ago

Flashable zip of Honeycomb on the Nook Color available now

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Just a few days after we introduced more complicated methods to install Honeycomb to the Nook Color's internal memory, the latest version of deeper-blue's Android 3.0 port is now available to be flashed as a zip file in ClockworkMod Recovery.

The zip, pieced together by samuelhalff, looks pretty solid so far (based on users' comments).  You can check out our complete how-to for either method of installing internally, in addition to our SD card install guide.  [xda-developers]

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3 years ago

BBC iPlayer app coming to Android

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The BBC has announced that it'll be launching an official iPlayer app on the Android Market later this week. While Android owners can currently access the service through their web browsers, the new app will apparently provide a flashier UI and better touchscreen integration.

According to the Beeb, the app will allow live TV and radio streaming -- something not possible via the current web interface -- as well as the same catalog of catch-up TV found on the iPlayer website. As with the iPlayer mobile site, viewers will need Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1 to get in on the action.

As ever, the iPlayer is free to all TV license fee payers in the UK. The BBC plans to launch a subscription-based version of the service to viewers in other countries later this year. [BBC Blog]

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3 years ago

Dzyplastic Series 2 mini Android collectibles coming soon

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If you're an Android fan, you likely have at least one or more of these little guys in your house somewhere. Series 1 of the Dzyplastic mini Android collectibles was awesome and now, series 2 is being shown off over at the Dzyplastic blog. While not all the new designs have been posted, we'd be lying if we were to say we're not excited to see the rest of them. You can hit the break to see the two latest or head on over to the source link to see all six that have been shown off so far. [Dzyplastic Production Blog]

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3 years ago

Sprint Kyocera Echo presentation

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One last post from this week's Sprint Kyocera Echo event now that you've read our initial impressions and gallery from the event -- and it's video of the presentation itself. We'll say at the outset that this really is a phone you have to try before dismissing. And as cool as the giant replica was on stage, it got a tad confusing during the presentation. But you can check it out after the break and see for yourself.

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3 years ago

Another LG Optimus 3D video breaks cover before MWC

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The LG Optimus 3D might as well have been officially announced and released by now. We know the device is set to arrive at Mobile World Congress. Heck, LG even sent out their press release confirming it. We've seen leaked images and official videos hyping it. We really are just waiting for the device to get the official stamp of approval. With that in mind, another video has now popped up online teasing us with all the wonders of 3D. You can hit the break to check it out, it's only short but you'll see where LG is going here. It's no longer just an idea. [Pocket-lint]

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3 years ago

Leave Kyocera Alone; XOOM $799...Ouch! [from the forums]

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 Lots of action happening in the forums due to the events, hop on in there and discuss won't you?

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Indulge arrives on MetroPCS this week for $399

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We've been onto MetroPCS' plans for a new 4G LTE phone for a while now and it appears it'll be arriving to customers shortly. The previously outed Samsung Forte is now the Samsung Galaxy Indulge. Android 2.2 is loaded on the horizontal, Swype-enabled QWERTY and it is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 3MP camera. Listed at $399.99 with no contract this could be a great device for MetroPCS when it hits later this week. Full presser's after the break. [MetroPCS]

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3 years ago

Will Honeycomb on the Nook Color affect Xoom sales?

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You really have to wonder how closely Motorola has been watching the extravaganza that the development community has been having with the Nook Color.  Dollars will undoubtedly flow towards the soon-to-be-released Xoom, but will they flow just a little bit less now that Honeycomb can be installed on a $250 "e-reader?"

Do you think the recipients of the latest Google flagship device deal are squirming just a little bit?

A commercial for the Xoom ran during the Super Bowl, hailing it as "the fastest tablet running Android 3.0 'Honeycomb.'"  But wasn't it just recently being described as "the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb?"  You have to wonder . . .

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3 years ago

HTC Wildfire 2 spotted in promotional video?

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Well, what do we have here? The week before Mobile World Congress, HTC has uploaded a promotional video to their YouTube channel, which features a phone currently not on the market. 

The phone's form factor is strikingly similar to that of the popular HTC Wildfire, which suggests this could be the second version in the line. The only physical difference we can see from the original is the absence of the optical trackpad. 

Our answers will all be answered next week in Barcelona as HTC is set to take the stage and introduce some new devices. In the meantime, we can bask in the glory of rumors and predictions. What do you think of the look of this device? Is the exclusion of the optical trackpad a good idea? Check out the video after the break. [YouTube]

Thanks @brodduncan!

To discuss further, check out our Rumored Devices Forum

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3 years ago

More details on Sprint Kyocera Echo price

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Here's a little more info on the pricing situation for the Sprint Kyocera Echo: The $199 price point (after contract and $100 rebate) already has been announced. And if you're looking to get one off contract, it'll run you $449, or $225 a screen. If you want a one-year contract, you'll pony up about $275 after rebate. Good to know, indeed. Thanks, L!

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