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3 years ago

Asus Eee Pad Transformer unboxed

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Hoping to be the first kid on your block with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer? Sorry, but this guy beat you to it. Eight minutes of the slick little Android Honeycomb tablet that snaps into a full-size keyboard. We get a great look at what's in the box, and of the tablet itself. Looks like it's got a great textured back, the overly large bezel, and we see the proprietary charger (boo). And finally, it's booted up, and sure enough, there's Android 3.0.

Still no word on when those of us here in the states might be able to get our hands on one, but we're starting to get more than slightly excited for it.

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3 years ago

Android Central Editors' app picks for April 9, 2011

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This week we decided to switch it up a little bit, and bring you a special edition of our favorite weekly applications. Not only are these some of our favorite applications, but all of this week's pick require root access on your device. Be sure to join us after the break to take a look at some of these applications!

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3 years ago

Samsung Nexus S 4G hits the FCC

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What appears to be the Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4G (see our hands-on) has shown up on the FCC page, bringing things that much closer to a release.  It's a Samsung device, with CDMA and WiMax radios, and going by the device outline we're pretty sure that the SPH-D720 will turn out to be Sprint's version of the latest Googlephone.  This news should make a lot of people on the "Now Network" awful darn happy, and the rest of us a little bit envious of a sweet vanilla Nexus that can get 4G speeds. 

Hit the source link to read all the technical stuff, and jump in the forums to share some of that excitement you're feeling.  [FCC via Android Central forums] Thanks, Richard1864!

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3 years ago

Android Central ROM review: MIUI for the Droid Incredible

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Even with the new and soon to be released Android phones, the Droid Incredible is still a favorite.  When you add custom ROMs into the mix, the Dinc really shines.  It's been cracked wide open, all the popular and fun hacks have been ported over, and the hardware can still do some Incredible (ha!) things. 

This time around PvilleComp is back with a review of the very different and unique MIUI ROM for the Dinc.  I've toyed with this one on other devices, and I'm glad to see someone step up and give us a full review of it.  Mike does an excellent job, and you can see that for yourself after the break.  Thanks, Mike!

Want to write a ROM review for Android Central?  We'd love to hear from you!  Look here for details.

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3 years ago

HTC Desire S now available on all major UK networks

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HTC's new Gingerbread-powered Desire S is now available on all five major British networks.

Three, Orange and T-Mobile are offering the phone for free on contracts of £35 per month. If you're into shiny, exclusive stuff then you'll be interested to learn that T-Mobile will be exclusively selling the silver version of the device (that's the one in the pic above). If you order a Desire S through any other carrier you'll get the standard black version.

Vodafone and O2 offer a free Desire S on slightly cheaper contracts of £30 and £27 per month respectively. Meanwhile The Carphone Warehouse can hook you up with a free Desire S on-contract with a number of providers for as little as £25 per month.

If you're thinking of picking up a Desire S, make sure you check out our hands-on feature, and keep watching over the next few days for our full review!

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3 years ago

Japan disaster disrupts Xperia Arc/Play supplies, delays Neo

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It looks like the delays that Sony Ericsson warned would result from the recent natural disasters in Japan have finally arrived. UK retailer Clove reports on its company blog that the European release date for the Xperia Neo has slipped to July as a result of supply chain disruption brought about by the disasters in Japan. Clove also reports that Xperia Play and Xperia Arc stocks are expected to be running low over the next few weeks.

Today's news follows delays to last week's Xperia Play and Arc launch on some UK networks, which were attricuted to "freight issues", though carriers say they're expecting additional stock of both phones throughout April. [Clove Blog]

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3 years ago

Sprint LG Optimus S about to hit $20

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What's better than a $50 LG Optimus S on Sprint? How about a $20 LG Optimus S on Sprint. Hard to argue with that for what is an above average mid-level Android smartphone. Our only thing is that you're tied into a two-year contract for something that's not cutting edge hardware. Anyone out there biting? Submitted via the Android Central app

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3 years ago

LG sending consumer electronics to Google, White Nexus S [from the forums]

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Another week has flown by and now it's time for the weekend and time to unwind just a bit. Like always, the weekends are a great time to catch up on any of the weeks events you may have missed out on. Be it blog posts, forums posts and even the podcast if you didn't get a chance to tune in live with us. Hit up some of the links below to get started:

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

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3 years ago

Google to stream developer conference keynotes, some sessions

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Not able to attend this year's Google IO conference? (Gasp, it's in a month!) No worries, as the keynotes will be streamed live (just like last year), and big G's tossing in some of the more major sessions as well. Pretty good deal, 'cept you won't be able to hang out with me and Jerry.

And if you're a developer and are going, el Goog's asking that you plant that cool HTML5 button you see above (hover over it) somewhere on your website.  [Google]

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3 years ago

Motorola Xoom accessory review: Belkin Grip Sleeve

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If you're going to do any light traveling with your Motorola Xoom, check out the Belkin Grip Sleeve. It's more than just a basic sleeve. Along with the durable neoprene (think wetsuit), it's got a textured surface so you don't lose your grip while holding it. (Thus the name.)

The sleeve sports a dual-zipper closure, is lightweight, and you can wash it off with soap and water. The inside is plenty soft, and it's not going to scratch your Xoom. It's also loose enough to allow you to store a few papers inside, too.

All in all, it's a simple way to protect and carry your Motorola Xoom. The Belkin Grip Sleeve is available now for $37.95 from the Android Central Store. We've got more pictures after the break.

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