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2 years ago

Droid X2 officially announced, available May 26 for $199

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Online orders begin May 19

Not much of a surprise at this point, after we leaked the launch date last week, but the Motorola Droid X2 officially will be released on Verizon on May 26, with online orders starting May 19. It'll go for $199 after contract and rebate. And with that, you'll get:

  • Android 2.2 (with the promise of an upgrade to Android 2.3)
  • 4.3-inch display with qHD resolution
  • 8MP rear camera
  • Dual-core 1GHz processor
  • Swype
  • 3G mobile hotspot
  • And all the other usual bells and whistles

All and all, a nice bump for one of our favorite phones of 2010. Presser's after the break.

More: Droid X2 forums

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2 years ago

HTC, Verizon working on ThunderBolt reboots

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When it comes to the HTC ThunderBolt, probably our biggest gripe is the spate of reboots. Look down, and, yep, there it goes again. It's one thing if it's a hacked phone with nightly builds -- and another if it's a stock consumer release.

But the good news is that some whiny blogger whined about it on Twitter, and Verizon responded with what you see above. Not that we had any doubt that HTC and Verizon are working to squash a bug or three, but it is nice to see it publicly.

Source: Twitter; More: ThunderBolt forums (1, 2, 3, 4)

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2 years ago

Vodafone New Zealand faked Xperia Play theft

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Because crime, apparently, is a funny way to market your product. And, yes, we're fully aware we're doing exactly what they want by publishing a second story here. Lame, Vodafone. Lame.

Source: Engadget; More: Facebook

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2 years ago

Samsung hopes to woo more developers, launches forum to prove it

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If you're a developer who has always had a soft spot for Samsung's hardware, this might be your lucky day. Samsung has just launched their official forum for Android developers with such helpful links as "Device Specs" and "Code Sample" (for alternate screen sizes).

If you're not interested in developing for Samsung, let me remind you of a few things I can think of.

Full presser is after the break.

More: developer.samsung.com/android

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2 years ago

Leaked T-Mobile roadmap includes plenty of Android

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If you're a T-Mobile customer or plan on becoming one in the next little while, you'll want to listen up. Roadmap for the rest of the year has popped up and it has quite a few upcoming Android devices on it.  According to the list, which was sorted by month -- here is what we're going to be looking at for releases:

That's it for the known, the rest -- is speculation based on the listings from the roadmap. HTC and LG play a big part here though. The LG “Gelato” Optimus II is suggested to be a follow-up to the successful LG Optimus line. While HTC is bringing the “Bresson” and “G-Infinity.” with the G-Infinity being the next device in line to follow the T-Mobile G - series of devices.

Of course, roadmaps don't always hold up over time. But we're willing to bet we'll see these guys sooner rather than later.

Source: This Is My Next

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2 years ago

Google Music, Xoom lag [from the forums]

As we roll on through the week, we're starting to see some goodies roll out as well. Google Music Beta invites are now showing up, the LG Revolution is getting released and Verizon is unleashing the Xperia Play -- exciting times. Looking to discuss more? Jump into the Android Central forums.

If you're not already a member of the Android Central forums, you can register your account today.

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2 years ago

Music beta invites rolling out, inboxes refreshed en masse

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We got our first look at Google Music Beta at Google IO this year, and it looks like some who requested invites are finally starting to see a response. Your Google Music Beta invite nets you just one invite (none to give out) that works across all your 2.2+ devices.

Uploading is done through the browser-based web app and music syncs in the background. Expect more as we find out.

And anyone who gets an invite, let us know how it's working for you. Sound off, comments, you know the drill.

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2 years ago

More Android Market security woes -- and a novel idea to fix them from Sophos

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Malicious files once again have found their way into the Android Market, with a set of applications being hijacked, reverse engineered with malicious code injected, and published alongside the legitimate applications.

Two thing need mention up front -- Google has already removed the apps from the Market, and this time around they only affected users in China, where they also originate from.  If you're reading this story, you probably are safe and never were at risk.  But this is still a big concern.  A set of bad guys (that's my safe-for-work version) were able to de-compile apps from a legit developer, put in some code that sends SMS messages to a Chinese subscription service, and then took some really ingenious steps to keep everything hidden from the user.  That's going to happen, because everything that's electronic and popular enough is a target.  The part that is concerning is that these are making their way into the Android Market.

Allow me to have a few hundred words with you about it, after the break.

Source: AegisLabs via Sophos; Thanks, Tony Bag o' Donuts!

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2 years ago

LauncherPro 0.8.6 brings icon pack support and more

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Federico Carnales has announced the release of an update to LauncherPro, his popular homescreen replacement for Android. Version 0.8.6 adds new features including icon pack support, real home screen looping (as opposed to the virtual looping included in earlier versions), and the ability to hide icon background labels. There's also the usual mix of performance improvements and bug fixes, as you'd expect.

The new version is available now from the Android Market (links and QR code after the jump), or as a direct download from the source link below.

Source: LauncherPro.com

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2 years ago

LG Optimus Pad now available from Rogers

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Remember when we mentioned the LG Optimus Pad was coming to Rogers? Well, it has now arrived at retail locations and is ready for sale. With the addition of the Optimus Pad to Rogers, Canadians now have one more choice added to their Android tablet line-up -- to bad about the pricing structures though.

Rogers is currently asking $449 for LG Optimus Pad on a three-year contract with the no-term pricing coming in at $699. The LG Optimus Pad is a fine tablet so, you'll have to weight the pros and cons there like anything else I suppose. If you're still on the fence about the Optimus Pad check out our previous hands-on with it or skip on over to the Rogers site for more info.

Source: Rogers

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