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2 years ago

US Cellular gets the Huawei Ascend II, free after rebate

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US Cellular today announced it's carrying the Huawei Ascend II. The phone's decidedly mid-level, but the price is right -- free after $100 mail-in rebate.

Full specs include:

  • 3.5-inch display at HVGA resolution
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Qualcomm MSM 7627 processor at 600 MHz
  • 5MP camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 2GB microSD
  • 1400 mAh battery
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces

More: US Cellular

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2 years ago

The one where reptiles and amphibians play Ant Crusher on Android

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Youtube link for mobile viewing

The only thing better than that video is the name of the user who uploaded it -- "KoreanFrongMania."

And after the break, the far more subdued bearded dragon.

Thanks to everyone who sent these in.

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2 years ago

EVO View 4G Honeycomb update officially official, and easy instructions to unbrick now available

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Sprint has made the EVO View 4G update we told you about earlier official, with a press announcement that gives a bit more detail about what to expect.  Besides the normal Honeycomb features, and the disabling of the capacitive buttons, the 3.2 update for the View also supports system-wide support for HTC Scribe -- including document signature capture from ActSoft.  We've got the press release after the break.

And do note that your home screens will be reset. Bummer, but so's not having Honeycomb.

What if you failed to heed the warnings and tried to update your rooted S-Off EVO View and now have a lovely brick?  Our forum developers once again have the situation covered with a short post explaining how to get out of the bootloop, get recovery back up and running, and restore an older back-up.  Much better than panicking at 2AM and waiting for the battery to die.  Hit the link to have a look.

[Guide] How to fix soft brick after OTA

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2 years ago

FYI: Podcast's taking one more week off

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Think you guys can go one more week without a new episode of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World? Hope so, 'cause we're going to take one more week off leading into the Christmas holiday, hoping to get some last-minute work done. In other words, no show tonight.

But don't despair: We'll be back next week for sure. In the meantime, hit up our old shows, and maybe try watching the podcast on your new Google TV! See you next week!

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2 years ago

You'll shoot your eye out! (For only 99 cents)

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Google's got a bunch a bunch of movies on sale right now in the Android Market for just 99 cents. But do you really need to go past "A Christmas Story?" It's got mystery. It's got intrigue. It's got a kid who gets his tongue stuck to a lightpost flag pole. And it's just 99 cents to rent on your Android smartphone or tablet. Sold.

More 99 cent movies in the Android Market

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2 years ago

Reminder: Vote in the 2011 Android Central Awards

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Just a quick reminder that you've got about a day left to cast your vote in the 2011 Android Central Awards. We want your vote in the following categories:

  • Smartphone of the year
  • Tablet/e-reader of the year
  • Most disappointing smartphone of the year
  • Most disappointing tablet/e-reader of the year
  • And a handful of app categories

Thousands of you have voted already, and we'll share your results -- as well as our own picks -- before the new year. 

Vote in the 2011 Android Central Awards

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2 years ago

New at ShopAndroid.com: Body Glove Icon Slide-On Case for Verizon Galaxy Nexus, we're giving two away free!

 

Just a quick heads up that the Body Glove Icon Slide-On Case is now available at ShopAndroid.com for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. It's a two-piece hard shell case that slides onto the phone, has access to all the ports and buttons and comes in either silver/black or purple/back.

And to celebrate, we're going to give a couple of these suckers away, because you're worth it. Just leave a comment on this post, and we'll pick a couple of winners at the end of the day. Good luck!

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2 years ago

GoHow Airport a decent free option for air travelers

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If you're hopping on a plane today for the holidays, there's a new free travel app that's worth giving a look. GoHow Airport is a simple app that gives you information on a score of airports. You get an overview, list of shops, and info on food and drinks, services, parking and ground transportation. There's also a basic internal layout of the airport, and city weather info. The interesting thing here is that the airports themselves partner with Gohow to ensure the latest up-to-date information.

Also, GoHow Airport serves as a flight and trip itinerary manager. It's got listings for dozens and dozens of airports, and the flight listings are simple but work as advertised.

We're not going to call GoHow Airport our favorite travel app. But it's got a wealth of airport information that others don't. And, best of all, it's free. We've got screenshots and download links after the break.

More: Press release; Ionos

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2 years ago

Motorola Droid RAZR bugfix update rolling out now

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A fairly big update for the Motorola Droid RAZR has begun to roll out. Here's what's new in Software Version 6.11.748.XT912:

  • SIM error notification has been fixed
  • Improved camera features and quality
  • Improved stability of menu access, browser, phone dialer, video playback and music player to prevent force-close errors and lockups
  • Updated group message notification in e-mail
  • Improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity
  • Maintain network connection upon completion of a voice call
  • Background color has been adjusted to improve readability in Lapdock connection UI menu items.

You can get the update by going to Settings>About Phones>System Updates

Source: Verizon (pdf); Motorola
More: Droid RAZR forums

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2 years ago

C Spire gets the Motorola Milestone X2

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C Spire Wireless, the former Ceullar South that you're seeing in a smattering of TV commericials now, just announced availabilty of the Motorola Milestone X2. That's the same as the Motorola Droid X2 on Verizon that we reviewed back in the summer. Same 4.3-inch display, same 1GHz dual-core processor, same 8MP camera, no Droid branding. It's running Android 2.3 and has Swype on baord. C Spire's offering it up for $99 (after $50 rebate) on two-year contract.

Source: Press release; more: C Spire

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