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4 years ago

Nexus One now in Sprint's CelleBrite units

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Sprint Nexus One

You guys know those CelleBrite units that don't actually point to if or when a phone's coming to a particular carrier? (A fact that we're sure you'll want to remind us of yet again in the comments.) Well, the Google Nexus One just showed up in Sprint's. So neener neener. (As to when the Sprint version of the Nexus One will be available? Eh, good guess.) Thanks, Red White and Jew.

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4 years ago

HTC Incredible now the Droid Incredible; 'coming soon' on Verizon

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Verizon Droid Incredible

Seriously, Verizon hasn't actually announced the HTC Incredible yet? No matter, because it's now live on Verizon's staging site -- and it's been renamed the Droid Incredible. Also looks like that April 29 date is still on the money, and you can give Big Red your e-mail info to be notified when it's ready. Check it all out here. Thanks, Nick!

Update: Whoopsie. Verizon's put a password on the site. Too late, though. The horse is out of that barn.

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4 years ago

HTC Desire appears on U.S. Cellular rebate form

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HTC Desire on U.S. Cellular

While the rest of the known world (in the U.S., anyway) not-so-patiently awaiting the arrival of the HTC Incredible on Verizon, U.S. Cellular could be slipping in treat of its own. The HTC Desire (see our hands-on) has appeared on a rebate form, which usually points to the device actually being available on said carrier. No word on pricing or when it will be available, but it should be relatively soon, folks. Full pic after the break. [Howard Forums via One Part Per Million] Thanks, Ken!

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4 years ago

Pantech announces Sirius Android phone, 'in talks' with AT&T, Verizon

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Pantech Sirius

South Korean manufacturer (erm, of handsets, not South Koreans) Pantech announced the Sirius, its third Android device. Reportedly "in talks" to bring the phone to Verizon and/or AT&T, the Sirius sports a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, Adobe Flash, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP camrea, 500MB of storage memory WiFi and Android 2.1, all tucked into a neat little 11.5mm-thick case. Do note that "in talks" doesn't mean the phone's actually coming to Verizon or AT&T, so we'll all just have to sit back and be patient. [Yonhap News via Unwired View]

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4 years ago

The 'Boston' on its way to Orange

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"boston"

Well, what have we here? The device pictured above is what appears to be called The "Boston" and has it's eyes set to Orange for the carrier. What started as a rumor was followed up with some rather official looking pictures, and some basic specs about the device as well. It appears as though this device will have a 320x480 screen that will be displaying Android 1.6 (*sigh*), along with a 5MP camera, and 256MB of RAM in the device. While yes this device appears to be on the lower end of the Android spectrum, what can you really expect from a device that is said to release with the price of just 1 Euro. [via Phandroid]

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4 years ago

HTC Incredible, Droid or Nexus One, Wallpapers and ringtones, Evo 4G

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4 years ago

Android 2.1 now on more than a quarter of Android phones

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Android versions

Here's the latest look at the breakdown of Android operating system versions -- fragmentation, if you will. More than a quarter of Android devices are now running Android 2.1 -- that includes the Droid, Nexus One, Legend and Desire. A goodly number -- 38 percent -- are still on Android 1.5, and Android 1.6 makes up nearly 32 percent of the gene pool.

By comparison, way back in December, Android 1.6 led the way at 52.2 percent, followed by Android 1.5 at 27.7 percent, and Android 2.0.1 (which had recently been released for the Droid) at 14.8 percent. [via Android Developers blog]

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4 years ago

Android 2.1 now blamed for some of Nexus One (and now Droid) screen 'issues'

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Mars test picture

See that picture up there? That's the surface of Mars. And apparently it doesn't look very good on the Nexus One. And now on the Motorola Droid. And quite possibly any device running Android 2.1. Why? Let's discuss, after the break.

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4 years ago

Archos Generation 8 -- Once again bringing Android in tablet form

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Archos apparently is planning on rolling out its Generation 8 tablets come this summer, with six models ranging from 3- to 10-inch screens. Along with prices ranging from $100-$350 Archos is bringing the power of the internet to your hands without draining your pockets. What stands out about this tablet is that it'll have mulitouch which will be a first for Archos. Generation 8 will also be packing an ARM Cortex processor between 800MHz and 1GHz with a 3G open GL support. Said to be running Android, swapping out AppLibs for the Android Market. Hopefully there will be more talk about this tablet at Computex in June. [archoslounge via slashgear]

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4 years ago

Android Central Asks: What's your favorite racing game? [contest]

 What's your favorite racing game?

We're back after a couple (erm, more like a month) off, but we're back with a vengeance. And here's what we want to know: Android games are growing by leaps and bounds, as is the hardware we're playing them on. And, so, what's your favorite racing game? Head on into the forums and let us know. For your troubles, we're giving away 10 Invisible Skins from the folks at invisibleskinz.com. We'll take submissions until 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

What's your favorite Android racing game?

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4 years ago

Google buys U.K. visual search startup Plink, could help improve Goggles

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Plink- A U.K. based visual search app (about the same idea of Google Goggles) has been bought by Google for an undisclosed amount. PlinkArt won last December in the Android Developer Challange. PlinkArt allows you to use your camera to take pictures to identify paintings and artwork.

"The move is part of Google’s new initiative to acquire one company per month in order to improve and expand its line of services."

Why buy? Take a look back at Google Voice, which Google bought back when it was GrandCentral. Now Google's bought Gizmo5, and Google Voice reportedly is building on that platform, too. [Boy Genius Report]

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4 years ago

Where Motorola stands on Android 2.1 updates

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Motorola Android 2.1 update

Loyal reader Tom Cochrane reminded us on Twitter that Motorola has a status board for its Android 2.1 roll-out. And above is where we stand as of today. If you're rocking the Milestone, updates are either in progress or should be coming in the few months or so. Same goes in the U.S. for the Backflip, Cliq and Cliq XT. Hang in there, folks. [Motorola] (And thanks, Tom.)

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4 years ago

Vonage available For T-mobile and AT&T

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For those who are bent out of shape about not being able to get Skype on their T-Mobile or AT&T Nexus One and Backflip phones to make long distance calls, Vonage has come to save the day. Vonage works to make VoIP calls over Wifi or 3G networks. You can either pay per use, or use your monthly plab to make domestic and international calls. Vonage is a free app [Market Link] [vonage]

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4 years ago

myTouch Slide coming in 3 colors

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 The new T-Mobile MyTouch Slide comes in 3 different colors.

What's black and white and red all over? The new myTouch Slide, of course! Semi-official (hey, it hasn't been announced yet) pictures have come out showing the next step in the line of T-Mobile HTC Android phones in Technicolor. By offering color options and adding some form of  HTC's Sense to the phone, it looks like they're really pushing the customization of the myTouch series of phones. Hopefully they'll drop those bubbles, though ...

So who wants what color? [CellPhone Signal]

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4 years ago

China getting another one of those Dell Mini Android phones ?

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We're not sure if we still care about mediocre Dell Android phones that are headed to China but it looks like Dell is popping off with another 'Ophone' (aka China's Android) powered device. This time it's the Dell Mini 3Ti, a dual-mode TD-SCDMA and GSM phone that has HSDPA support and a 2 megapixel camera along with another front facing camera. The design is inoffensive and nicely packed in a tight little package. Sadly, that tiny screen makes it tough to get excited for. So enjoy your mediocre Dell Android phones China, if Dell wants to make a dent in the US, they'll definitely have to step it up a notch. And no, the Dell Aero doesn't count. [engadget]

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