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3 years ago

How Android, BlackBerry and iPhone users see one another

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An amusing graphic has shown up that presents the various perceptions we all have across the smartphone space. It presents iPhone, Android and BlackBerry users and how they see themselves and how they view their competitors. I'll let the picture speak for itself. How accurate do you find it? [C-Section Comics via BBCool, IntoMobile]

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3 years ago

Google Instant officially on Android 2.2

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Google just announced that its Google Instant search is officially available for any device running Android 2.2. Just like on the desktop browser, you'll need to go to google.com for this to work (and you'll need to tap the "turn on" link the first time to get it going). Then just start typing your search, and results will appear -- instantly -- below.

Of course, this would be a lot more useful on Android phones if it worked by pressing the search button -- how many of us actually go to google.com on our phones? But we digress. Video of it in action is after the break. [Google]

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3 years ago

Latest Verizon comparison chart has the Motorola Citrus, LG Vortex

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Those comparison sheets Verizon likes to crank out sure are handy, and now we've got one sporting the Motorola Citrus and LG Vortex.

The Citrus was announced in early October, but the Vortex is still largely under wraps. But now we know that it's an "affordable" Android 2.2 device with a 3.2-inch touchscreen at 320x240 pixels, a 3.2MP camera and Swype. And that's about all it has going for it. The full comparison is after the break if you want more.

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3 years ago

Froyo pushing out to Galaxy S phones in the UK right about ... now!

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As our friends across the pond settle in for the night, Samsung UK has announced that the Froyo update for the Galaxy S has started to be pushed to devices.  As you can see above, they hope to have everyone in the UK with a Galaxy S running Froyo by the end of the month.

What exactly does this mean to those of us in North America?  It means that things are pretty much on schedule (Froyo was to be pushed in the UK in September), so keep Kies up to date and be on the lookout.  [@samsungukmobile]

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3 years ago

Firefox 4 steps up to Beta 2

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As somebody who hasn't switched from Firefox to Chrome for their desktop browsing needs, I'm very excited about how nicely Firefox 4 for mobile is shaping up.  I'm sure my excitement isn't lost on the rest of the Android community either.  One of the best aspects of Android is the seemingly endless amount of options and alternatives we have to its stock apps.  Could you imagine using a device that didn't let you install a third-party browser?

Quite a few improvements have been made to Firefox 4 for Android, and we know you love software updates as much as we do.  So join me after the break for more info, some screenshots, and most importantly, a download link. [Mozilla]

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3 years ago

Google Voice and gmail problems, 8pen keyboard, PowerAmp [From the forums]

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We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but somebody's gotta do it. Today we lead off with a couple of not-so-good situations we're all dealing with:

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3 years ago

Twicca twitter client updated to v0.8.8

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Fans of Twicca will be pleased to know the latest update is now available in the Android market. While the change log isn't exactly huge, it's nice to see that Twicca is still being improved. The update, which puts Twicca at v0.8.8 fixes a local trends bug as well as some url adjustments for new Twitter and Twitter.jp. If you're a fan of Twicca be sure to update and if you're interested in learning more, check out our quick-app review.

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3 years ago

Preparation for the Dalightly Saving Time switch

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As North America prepares to "fall back" from Daylight Saving Time (and that's the correct name for it, by the way) at 2 a.m. local time Sunday morning, we need to make sure everything is ready to go -- including our Android phones.

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3 years ago

Gmail not syncing? You're not alone

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We were kicking this around last night, but it's not going away. A number of you -- and us -- are having problems with getting gmail to properly sync with our phones. Obviously, that's bad. The good news is that Google's on the case, saying "We're currently looking into this issue, and I'll report back here with any findings."

"Here" would be the Google support forums, and the thread in question is three pages long as of this writing. What about you guys? Still seeing issues? [Google]

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3 years ago

Sharp bringing glasses-free 3D 'Galapagos' phone to Japan

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One of the greatest limitations with current 3D technology is the requirement of glasses to make the effect work. The Nintendo 3DS was a smash hit at E3 this year, and now Sharp is looking to bring the same basic technology to the smartphone. The Sharp Galapagos comes packed with Android 2.2, 512 MB of RAM, and a 3.8-inch screen capable of displaying 3D images and video sans glasses.

The lineup of seven launch games includes the likes of Resident Evil: Degeneration, Mega Man, and Ghosts n' Goblins. The phone will also be able to play 3D movies, which may be the bigger selling point. The phone does not yet have a release date, but we do know it will be launching on carrier Softbank Japan. [Softbank Japan (in Japanese) via Kotaku] Thanks, David!

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