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4 years ago

Might the Droid Incredible HD be a Verizon Android LTE device?

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Verizon Droid Incredible HD LTE

Let's stir the LTE pot a little, shall, we? Well-known Verizon tweeter @black_man_x dropped a bit of a cryptic hint this afternoon that the rumored Droid Incredible HD -- that's the one that's been rumored to be coming Nov. 23 and looks a hell of a lot like the European Desire HD -- is "almost HD ... and LiTE as a feather." He later responded that it's the same device that BGR posted a pic of, and that the hardware has "been refined a bit."

Now remember that we've heard tales of the Verizon CFO carrying around an LTE device. It may be from LG, or maybe it's this one.

And let's stir the pot even more: Another tweet could point to an even higher screen resolution than the 480x800 we have now: "N u haven't seen red zone till u see it in HD," likely referring to the NFL Red Zone app.

So what do we know? It's no great surprise that Verizon's working on LTE phones, with its 4G service launching in the coming weeks. And now it sounds a lot like HTC may be at that party early. Thanks, Jared!

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4 years ago

Fabled Nexus Two/Nexus S reportedly is delayed (until when is another matter)

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Nexus Two/Nexus S

It's admittedly tough to officially delay an unofficial device. But TechCrunch is reporting that's exactly whats happened to the fabled Nexus Two/Nexus S, the rumored Samsung device that may or may not be along the lines of a Galaxy S running a stock version of Android 2.3.

Head TechCruncher Michael Arrington doesn't have any sort of launch date, delayed or otherwise, but his unnamed sources apparently tell him that a showstopping bug was found fairly late in the game.

And that poses a couple of questions: It makes sense that this sort of device might be announced alongside Gingerbread. And we know Gingerbread is coming -- just look at the statue on Google's campus. So will Gingerbread launch by its lonesome? Or will it be held in waiting for new hardware? News at 11, folks. [via TechCrunch]

More on the Nexus Two/Nexus S in the Android Central Forums

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4 years ago

Reminder: Win a Galaxy Tab from Waze (and help beat TiPB and CrackBerry!)

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Here's a reminder, folks, that you've got five more days in our ongoing contest, and we're neck and neck with our sites sites at the moment. We're partnering with Waze to give away Galaxy Tab (or an iPad if you're feeling cross-platform). Here's how it works:

  1. Download and install Waze from the Android Market (you can use the QR code here.)
  2. Drive around with Waze and collect "Road Goodies" - which basically just means drive over the Android logos as you move about your city. As you can see above, they are *everywhere*.
  3. It's a competition between iPhone users, Android users, and BlackBerry users - which is to say you're up against the kids from TiPb and CrackBerry.com. Whichever site whose users collect the most Road Goodies will win and be able to give a tablet away to one of their users - selected randomly from amongst the top 25 collectors. Remember - you only get credit for driving over the Android icons.
  4. That's it! Use Waze, collect Road Goodies, and stick it to those iPhone and BlackBerry users while automatically getting a chance to win an iPad or Tab

What's Waze, then? It's a free social mapping tool: you can get directions, find out where the traffic is, ping other users, and generally find your way around while helping other Waze users get better location and traffic information. Check out the full details on the Waze Blog.

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4 years ago

Free Android phone from RadioShack this weekend!

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If you are on the hunt for a new Android device then maybe this weekend you'll want to check out the RadioShack Facebook page. Why? Well, this Saturday, November 6, RadioShack is giving its Facebook fans a free Android phone from AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile,  just for liking the brand on Facebook. The offer is good from November 6-9. Keep in mind, you'll need to print out a coupon and it's only for selected devices.

Devices available:

You'll also still be bound to those pesky two-year contracts as well but getting a device for free lessens the blow there. In addition to the free devices, RadioShack is also offering $10 off a $40 or more purchase and 20 percent off all accessories. [Facebook, Twitter] Thanks Sarah!

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4 years ago

Lookator gives a whole new angle to viewing available Wi-Fi networks

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While out and about, many of us search for available wireless networks to connect to, and Lookator gives you a whole new way to search. Viewing items on a map can be a bit confusing, especially if you are in an area that is loaded with buildings, but with the new view it is easy to tell.

After loading the free application, it will launch your phone's camera. Any available networks will be overlayed on the screen. The application will show you not only where the location is, but additionally the strength of the signal at that location so you are able to determine which you wish to select.

If you search for available networks while on the go, and want to be able to better determine where exactly the signal is coming from, this free application is a must-have for you. Video of it in action and download links are after the break. [via JK on the Run/Gigaom]

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4 years ago

Rogers Dell Streak pricing revealed via leaked Q4 roadmap

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It really hasn't been much of a secret that the Dell Streak is headed to Rogers. That said, one thing that really never was confirmed was the actual on contract -- off-contract pricing of the device upon its arrival. Now that the Rogers Q4 roadmap has leaked out we know that the Dell Streak will be $149.99 on a 3-year contract and $549.99 with no contract. Any Rogers customers planning on picking one up? [via BGR]

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4 years ago

Samsung Continuum making its way to Verizon stores

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For those, like myself, who have been waiting for the Samsung Continuum since we went hands-on with it, your wait may be coming to an end. Yesterday's update of information left us wondering, and today it appears as though some shots of the device have surfaced in Verizon stores. Ready for an upgrade, and not sure if this is the device for you? Be sure to check out the spec sheet to see how it compares to other Android devices on Verizon, and let's hope for a quick release! [via Android-Life]

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4 years ago

Movies by Flixster updated to include Facebook single sign-on

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At the recent Facebook mobile event, the single sign-on feature was announced with great pride. One of the launch partners mentioned in that announcement was Flixster but until now, no new update had been pushed for the app. Today though, you can now grab v3.0 from the Android Market, which includes the update to add single sign on using Facebook. Download link is after the break, or update in the Market.

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4 years ago

AT&T Motorola Flipside, Bravo dummy units showing up at Costco

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Motorola Diablo, Gallardo

Looks like Motorola's latest are getting ready to launch on AT&T. The Costco dummy units you see above are of the Motorola Flipside (bottom) and Motorola Bravo, a couple of mid-level phones announced at at CTIA. We're assuming AT&T will continue its MO of locking these guys down to the Android Market, but remember, that's what the Android Sideload Wonder Machine is for. Thanks, Mac!

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4 years ago

HTC Legend prepping for dessert -- gets ready for Froyo

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HTC legend gets updated to Froyo.

Us Android users will never turn down a free dessert.  We've had cupcakes, donuts, eclairs, and now, as most of us are waiting for some warm Gingerbread, HTC Legend users can add a nice helping of Froyo to their menu.

HTC announced via its Facebook page that users with an unbranded HTC Legend can expect the update in the coming weeks.  However, due to the prolonged software approval process each carrier must administer, folks with a carrier branded phone will have to wait just a bit longer (per usual).

Nothing leaves us geeks more restless than the announcement of an imminent software update.  Evidenced by user Arnoldthepotter's thread in our forums almost two months ago, where he began the countdown to the HTC Legend Froyo update.  Well, Arnoldthepotter, if you're reading, your countdown just got a lot shorter.  [HTC Facebook]

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4 years ago

Android Accessory Review: HTC A/V Cable for Droid Incredible [video]

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 HTC AV Cable for Droid Incredible

The HTC AV Cable for Droid Incredible is a quick and easy way to display content from your phone onto a TV. The cable plugs into the DInc's microUSB slot on one end and has composite video plugs on the other (sorry, no HD here). The cable offers true mirroring, so anything displayed on your phone shows up on the TV. The plug itself is pretty small, and I had no issues with using it even though I have a case on my phone, but your mileage may vary. Join me past the break as I take a closer look, and be sure to check out the video demonstration and extra pictures!

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4 years ago

Android Central Podcast Episode 37

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Audio-only stream below

Release info for the Droid Pro, is T-Mobile 4G really 4G, and how where you are affects your cell signal. What are you waiting for? Listen in!

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4 years ago

Opera Mobile for Android coming Nov. 9

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Opera Mobile for Android

If you're dying to get Opera Mobile on your Android phone, it'll be here in just four short days. Nov. 9 is the date set by Opera, and that's the date we shall see the mobile browser come out of beta and into the mainstream. It's been a long time coming, as we first saw Opera Mobile for Android way back at Mobile World Congress in February. Anybody excited about this one? [Opera]

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4 years ago

'My Droid' by Craig Johnston available for preorder

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My Droid bookIf you've been around the mobile space for any amount of time -- and especially if you listen to the CrackBerry podcast -- chances are you've run across our pal and author, Craig Johnston.

Craig's just wrapped up work on "My Droid" (Que) a 432-page tome that walks you step-by-step through the HTC Droid Incredible and Droid Eris, and the Motorola Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X. The book is chock-full of tips and notes and can help you make the most out of your smartphone.

You can preorder the book now from for $16.49 in paperback form, and $9.99 on the Amazon Kindle. [Amazon]

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4 years ago

PBA Bowling 2 brings 3D bowling to your Android device

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Often times after finding a few minutes to spare in a busy day we grab for our Android device and look for something fun to do. Games are always a great way to pass the time, and games that can be picked up and put away at any time are even better. PBA Bowling was a great game and the update to PBA Bowling 2 has made it even better, bringing a much better experience to the Android device. Right off the bat it's a bit obvious that getting strikes could be deemed a little bit easy, but hey who doesn't like a game that they can do well in, right? The 3D graphics are done very well, with lots of great details throughout the whole game, though the motion is a little slow and not quite as fluid as we'd like. Whether you prefer to play alone, or verse a friend the $2.99 spent on this game is worth every penny.

Download links are after the break.

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