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4 years ago

Verizon Galaxy Tab available today; AT&T's version coming Nov. 21 for $649?

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab

The second of the U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch Android tablet is now available. Verizon's variant goes for $599 -- that's sans contract or rebate. A data plan will run you $20 a month for 1 of the ol' gee-bees.

Meanwhile, Engadget got a leaked screen shot that shows AT&T's version coming Nov. 21 for $649, with data plans at $14.99 for 250MB and $25 a month for 2GB of data. Will that be at all competitive with the iPad? Eh, we'll see.

T-Mobile's version of the Galaxy Tab already is available, and Sprint's will be here Nov. 14 for $399 on contract.

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4 years ago

Install Froyo on your iPhone 2G or 3G without a computer, using Bootlace

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Froyo on iPhone

Does iOS fragmentation have your iPhone 3G sluggish and buggy?  Drop Froyo on it and give it some new life!  The new Bootlace app in Cydia (yes, like most things fun and unauthorized, you'll need to jailbreak) for the original iPhone and the 3G will get Froyo running without the use of a computer.  Froyo for the iPhone has had the keys remapped so that the volume rocker, power button, and home button on the Apple hardware work for Android's four buttons, but there's no Google apps (Gmail, GTalk, Market, etc) available just yet. 

If only you could download something to get rid of that silly proprietary connector. [Redmond Pie via EngadgetThanks Derek!

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4 years ago

CyanogenMod 6 on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G

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CM6 on the MyTouch 4G

You won't find it for download anywhere, it's being called "very broken" and don't dare ask for an ETA, but here's a quick peek at CyanogenMod 6 on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G.  Less than 24 hours after getting properly rooted and a custom recovery made, this sure looks pretty.  Told you the ROMs would come soon.  [@kmobs]

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4 years ago

Doodle Jump updated, now on sale until November 17th!

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Aside from Angry Birds, I can only think of one other game that is as much fun (see: addictive) and that game is Doodle Jump. If you've been waiting for Doodle Jump to go on sale before you took the plunge in purchasing it, you'll be pleased to know that from now until November 17th it's available for only $.99 cents.

In addition to the sale, a total of four new themes (Jungle, Space, Night and Christmas) have been added. Most importantly, bug fixes to improve performance and correct a missing platforms bug have also been addressed. You'll find the download link after the break. Thanks Cameron!

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4 years ago

Dell Aero Specs

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4 years ago

Tango Video Calls updated with fixes for EVO and Samsung devices

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If you're a fan of video calling and have yet to try out Tango, now is a pretty good time to give it a look. The cross-platform video calling app was just updated in the Android Market. The two key items in the change log are:

  • Support for front facing cameras on Samsung devices
  • Fixed an issue that was causing some HTC EVOs to reboot when launching Tango

Tango will work over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi and has a pretty simple set up process. If you've given Tango a spin, let us know in the comments or in the Android Central forums. Download link after the break. Thanks, Dave!

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4 years ago

YouTube Remote wants to control your leanback experience

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If you like to spend your days perusing YouTube videos then the latest Google offering, YouTube Remote might be of interest. As described on the YouTube Blog:

YouTube Remote creates a virtual connection between your phone and YouTube Leanback. To ‘pair’ your phone with your Leanback screen, simply sign into YouTube Remote on your Android phone, and to YouTube Leanback on your Google TV or computer with the same YouTube account.

Having tested YouTube Remote out today for the first time, I have to say it is pretty cool, although I'm struggling to find many use cases for it. If I have a Google TV then I have a keyboard to go with it. If I'm near my PC then I also have a keyboard right there. Just seems more of a novelty application or one that I would use after coming home from the bar. [YouTube Blog]

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4 years ago

Clockwork recovery for myTouch 4G now in Rom Manager

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clockwork recovery on the mytouch 4g

That didn't take long -- Clockwork recovery has been ported over to the myTouch 4G, and is available right from Rom Manager.  After we saw it ported to the G2, we knew the myTouch 4G would soon follow, and kmobs has done the deed.  There are several ways to get it and flash it, but it's hard to beat Rom Manager.  Be sure you're rooted, install Rom Manager from the Market and fire it up.  ROMs and assorted hacks soon to follow I'm sure.  The Market links for Rom Manager are after the break.  [@kmobs, @clockworkmod] Thanks timbo1083!

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4 years ago

Wall Street Journal comes to Android Tablets

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 Galaxy Tab gets an official news app.

Itching to get the Wall Street Journal on your Android device?  If you have a Galaxy Tab, you can.  In an unusual move, the Journal released an app for Android tablets before/without having one available for traditional handsets.  

When asked about the reason for the timing of their release, they responded:

“Our strategy is to serve readers whenever, wherever, and it’s critical that the Journal’s unparalleled news and analysis are available in a high-quality format across multiple devices and platforms,” said Daniel Bernard, chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. ”The WSJ Tablet Edition for Android continues to blend the best of print and online with an experience that showcases our strength of innovation and original delivery of content.”

The app will allow users to read stories from that day's newspaper, retrieve stock market information, and view full screen videos from the news service.  The daily paper will be "delivered" every morning once it is published, downloading to your device automatically.

The app itself is free, but to gain access to all content, there will be a $3.99-a-week subscription fee.  Current Journal subscribers can gain access to the full tablet app free for a limited time.

The Journal might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's a sign that big companies are starting to notice Android's growth.  

If you have a tablet and you want to give it a try, let us know how it looks. Download links are after the break.  [Via an.droid-life.com and The Next Web]

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4 years ago

Droid X makes appearance in latest OnStar commercial

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onstar

OnStar in its latest commercial has showcased the Motorola Droid X and its Onstar Android application to show off some of the great features in action. Hit the jump and check out the video of the OnStar application on the Droid X in action! Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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4 years ago

PowerAMP updated -- gets new features and a $4.99 price tag

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PowerAMP - $4.99

PowerAMP, a feature-rich music player for Android that we detailed a couple weeks ago, has finally graduated to a full version complete with a $4.99 price tag.  Some of you will say that $4.99 is a bit steep for a music player, but the five-star ratings and positive market comments are piling up.  "This is the best audio player I've ever tested.  I would have paid 2x what they're asking!" writes one satisfied buyer.  With awesome features such as the heavily lauded equalizer, album art grabber, and lock screen controls, MaxMP's PowerAMP aims to be one of the top music players available on Android.

Recent changes include:

  • All Artist Songs via header in Artists->Albums list
  • Shuffle by Artist/Album/Genre selection for SHUFFLE button
  • Option to enable "return to player" button in Folders/Library
  • Option to hide Equalizer Deck in portrait mode
  • Other fixes and improvements

To purchase the full version of PowerAMP, you'll first have to install the trial version of PowerAMP, and then purchase the full version unlocker.  A simple market search for "Poweramp" will yield the exact downloads you need.

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4 years ago

Japanese Galaxy S and Darth Vader go hand-and-hand, right? [video]

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Android more and more these days seems to be synonymous to the Star Wars Universe. We first saw Verizon name its initial Android phone as the Motorola Droid. A "Droid," is another name for robots in the Star Wars Universe. Since the Droid name and branding is owned by Lucasfilm, Verizon must license the name. Soon after, to celebrate 25 years of "The Empire Strikes Back," Verizon and Motorola created an R2-D2 branded Droid 2. Keeping up?

To add more to the Android and Star Wars camp -- Japanese carrier NTT Docomo is advertising the Samsung Galaxy S along side the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. It's an odd commercial, no doubt. Vader in this ad, isn't the Vader we think we know -- he runs through flocks of birds, dances in the club, enjoys boat rides, and more. Even though the commercial doesn't make any sense, our favorite Sith Lord is welcome to the Android club. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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4 years ago

Droid 2 Global gets introduced by Motorola in video form

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Droid 2 Global

At this point we're starting to wonder if Verizon is even really going to bother with giving the Droid 2 Global an official announcement. The device is already available for pre order on the Verizon website along with the Droid Pro, yet Motorola is the one doing the introducing the device to the world via a new video. Rather weird if you ask us, but surely at some point Verizon will make some sort of announcement. While we wait, hit the video after the break for some Droid 2 Global goodness. [via DroidLife]

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4 years ago

HTC Merge delayed for LTE, Motorola Dogz and Contests [from the forums]

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Android Forums at Android Central

The Android Central forums are buzzing today with rumored devices, LTE talk and some great contests. Also, a lot of users are questioning what's ahead for Android as we roll into 2011 and the upcoming CES. Be sure to check out the forums today and share your thoughts.

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

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4 years ago

8pen keyboard updated, is now free

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8pen keyboard for Android

8pen -- that crazy new Android keyboard -- just got a slew of bugfixes, improvements and, best of all, is now free. Here's what's new in Version 1.1:

  • Auto-space is now optional, and disabled by default
  • Voice input (Android 2.2 with voice recognition enabled)
  • Preview popup
  • Improved dictionary support (suggestions, auto-complete, quick fixes)
  • Basic themes
  • Height adjustment
  • Fine-grained shift pressure threshold
  • Optional vibration when passing through central region
  • Slightly modified numeric layout, for easier access to #, & etc.
  • HTC Tattoo fix
  • Fix of phone keyboard bug that caused force close on some phones

Snag it now in the Android Market (links are after the break). [the8pen]

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