3 years ago

Rogers LTE goes live in greater Vancouver, Toronto metros


Rogers announced today that its LTE service is now live in more cities in the greater Toronto and Vancouver area. Rogers says that its 4G network will cover 30% of the Canadian population by year's end. Cities in the Toronto area that are now covered include:

  • Mississagua
  • Brampton
  • Vaughan
  • Richmond Hill
  • Markham

And in the west:

  • West Vancouver
  • North Vancouver
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Delta
  • Langley
  • Surey
  • Maple Ridge

Sounds like it's time for you all to treat yourself to the Galaxy S II LTE, HTC Raider, or the HTC Jetstream LTE. 

Source: Roger's Redboard

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3 years ago

BBC iPlayer update coming in the new year, finally bringing 3G streaming


The BBC have come out today with some information regarding a future update to their Android offering, which will finally bring 3G streaming to the application. 

With 1.2 million downloads on Android alone, the decision to bring 3G streaming to the iPlayer will prove to be a popular one. The BBC have been working alongside British carriers to introduce the feature while keeping the viewing experience of a high quality. They're not quite finished with the Android version yet, as there's still work to be done "to improve the video playback experience." They expect to launch the updated app in the new year.

Source: BBC

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3 years ago

Google Wallet rumoured to land in the UK before 2012 Olympics


2012 is a big year for the United Kingdom, with London playing host to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. According to a French newspaper, Google might also be along for the ride launching Google Wallet in the UK in time for the games. 

A report in Les Echos suggests that Google is in talks with banks and retailers on our side of the pond to get the service up and running by March next year. Otherwise the article is pretty vague, and we've yet to hear anything from Google on the matter.

Source: Les Echos via Techradar UK

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3 years ago

NOOK Color to receive OTA update this week, includes Netflix support


Barnes & Noble has announced that they will roll out a software update for the NOOK Color that includes Netflix support. The update will be software version 1.4.1 and will include:

  • Netflix support, as mentioned above
  • Comic and graphic novels
  • New PagePerfect NOOK books
  • The ability to read books in portrait or landscape mode

The update will be an OTA that will roll out beginning today. It will automatically download to your NOOK once you're on Wi-Fi and the device is idle. If you absolutely have to have the update right now, here is the link to the manual update.

Source: Barnes & Noble; More: Nook Color forums

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3 years ago

My Logitech Revue is lying to me, and I'm afraid to argue with it again


Yes, my Logitech Revue is a liar.  I've been waiting patiently for the mythical Honeycomb update for my Revue for at least a month, I even got a friendly e-mail from Logitech telling me I would be getting an update soon.  Then last Wednesday, Logitech came out and said everyone should be getting an update "this week."  Well, it's midnight Sunday night/Monday morning, and officially next week and still no update for me.  I'm sure it's a conspiracy of some sorts, and I know if I look deep enough I'll find out how it's tied to the release of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.  I'll get to the bottom of this!

In the meantime, I figure "Hey, I'm an Android nerd.  I'll manually update from a leaked file on the web!"  Yeah, that didn't go over so well.  Turns out that leaked file wasn't the correct update path from stock 2.1 to 3.1, and hilarity bricks ensued.  Not just to me (so maybe this one isn't a conspiracy) either.  Seems like more than a few people took matters into their own hands and made their Revue a $99 paperweight.  Including Kevin Pereira, host of "Attack of the Show" on G4TV, who knew just what to do to fix it.



There's nothing a hammer won't fix.  Nothing.

So I've replaced my Revue, and this time I'm going to wait for the update to push to me, like a normal person.  I don't like it very much, but there's nothing I can do about it.  And about that leaked update firmware?  You'll find it at GTVHacker.com with updated instructions that plainly say you shouldn't use it unless you're running one of the earlier leaks.  You're on your own if you go that route, so be careful.  The Revue is still the best $99 I ever spent, I just want to it be better.  Hurry, Logitech!

Source: @kpereira (Kevin Pereira) 1, 2

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3 years ago

Day 7 of Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration


It's Day 7 of  Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration. Here's what we're seeing so far this fine Monday morning:

And a couple more repeats today as well -- Beautiful Widgets and Sound Hound.

Also: Day 1 apps, Day 2 apps, Day 3 apps, Day 4 apps, Day 5 apps, Day 6 apps

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3 years ago

Video unboxing of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus


Youtube link for mobile viewing

Yeah, yeah. We don't do unboxings. We know. But that doesn't mean it's not awesome when our readers uboxing unreleased phones. And that's what we've got here -- a proper (and rather decent) video unboxing of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. (Only makes sense since we're seeing some sold a tad early, no?)

Not a whole lot here you wouldn't already know from reading our Galaxy Nexus review. And, yes, it's yet another teaser for a phone that still doesn't have an official release date. (Dec. 15 is the current unofficial favorite.)

Anyhoo, enjoy. And thank, anon, for sending it in!

More: Galaxy Nexus forums

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3 years ago

Android Central members get lucky as Best Buy sells Verizon Galaxy Nexus a bit early


Confused? That'd be the Galaxy Nexus with AndroidCentral loaded up

Verizon still doesn't have the Galaxy Nexus for sale yet, but that didn't stop Best Buy from selling a couple to two lucky AC forum members this morning.  Members sfbates and dubya.t both got their Nexus on, and are in the forums talking it up.  The Best Buy folks went to great lengths to sell these, as the normal procedures didn't work out, and we imagine very few people got this lucky this afternoon, as others reporting their Best Buy experience are all coming up empty handed

Congrats, fellas, and thanks for sharing with everyone in the forums.  Enjoy those rare animals and feed our addiction with pics and details until Verizon decides to take our money.  If you want to join in the fun and talk to who may just be the luckiest Android geeks in America, hit the forums and give them a shout!

Source: Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Droid XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 on sale a day early at some Verizon stores


Officially coming out tomorrow, the Droid XYBOARD 10.1 and Droid XYBOARD 8.9 are already for sale in at least one Verizon store.  Packing a dual-core OMAP processor at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, and Honeycomb, these look like another great, albeit pricey (starting at $529 for the 10.1-inch 16GB model, and $429 for the 8.2-inch 16GB model), choice for Verizon customers who want a high-performance Android tablet. 

If you're out and about today, drop in your local Verizon store and see if they happen to be on the shelves, and hit the break for a few more pictures and a short video of the 8.2 up and running.

Thanks, Luc!

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3 years ago

Rom Review: Passion (ICS) for the Samsung Vibrant


Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has yet to officially hit any phone other than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but since the source code dropped a while back everyone and their brother has been working on getting on their phone.  The Samsung Vibrant is no exception, and there happens to be quite a nice little ROM named "Passion" being developed by neobuddy89 that's getting some very nice reviews -- including this one by Android Central member Slackerjack.  Of course it's not perfect yet, but it's on a very nice path.  Check out Jack's review after the break.

XDA-Developers Passion ROM thread

Thanks, Jack!

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3 years ago

Day 6 of Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration


Welcome to Day 6 of  Google's 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration. Let's see what's on sale on Sunday:

That's it. Well, actually, that's eight. Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro and Great Little War Game are back for a second round, and that makes 10. See you Monday morning!

Also: Day 1 appsDay 2 appsDay 3 appsDay 4 apps, Day 5 apps

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3 years ago

Do not buy this Verizon Galaxy Nexus for $1,200


Update: And as we awake this fine Sunday morning, the listing's been pulled.

We've seen a lot of crazy things when it comes to the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We've seen them pop up and mysteriously disappear from Cragislist, gone without a trace. And now one's made it to eBay for the high, high price of $1,200. It goes without saying, but that's just ridiculous. That's a good $500 or so over what you'd pay for an unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus. And as much as we love LTE, it's not worth paying that much more to have it a week or so -- assuming it's indeed launched next week.

Anyhoo, $1,200's just ridiculous. Save your money. Save your soul.

Source: eBay; thanks, KLY412
More: Verizon Galaxy Nexus forums

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3 years ago

Asus Transformer Prime possibly delayed until early 2012 for 'Wifi issues'


*Update* ASUS US states there is no delay to speak of: "At this point, we still show to be on schedule to start shipments the week of 12/19."

We've received several tips from readers who have pre-ordered an ASUS Transformer Prime from Amazon or other retailers, stating that because ASUS feels the Wifi range is not adequate, they have delayed the worldwide launch until the beginning of 2012.  We've reached out directly to ASUS but, as the calendar reminds us, it's the weekend so we've not heard back as of yet. 

I happen to have our review unit of the Prime here, and will have to agree.  Signal strength apps aside (real world use trumps numbers), the Prime does have a bit weaker signal when a good distance from my router (Netgear wireless N dual-band model) when compared to most other phones, Netbooks, or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.  It's not a big issue in my environment, but ASUS rightly feels that this should be addressed before release.  The world's first quad-core penta-core tablet deserves to be done right when released.  We'll be sure to update when and if we hear anything back from ASUS.

Thanks everyone who sent this in!

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