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2 years ago

Contest: Win a free Verizon-branded HTC Merge by taking Lloyd on the road

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The rumors are true, folks. We've got a Verizon-branded HTC Merge. If you don't know the sordid tale, it goes like this: Some 11 months ago, we got the Internet's only known hands-on with this sexy little slider. The phone itself hadn't yet been announced by Verizon -- and it never would be. It's since been released on a handful of regional carriers -- and we finally did an official review.

So we've got this Verizon-branded Merge. But not for long. It's soon going to belong to one of you. Yes, we're giving away the White Whale. Want full details? They're after the break.

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2 years ago

ROM review: SkyRaider Sense 4.2 for the HTC Droid Incredible

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This time around our friend and Android Central forums adviser PvilleComp is back, and he brought his trusty HTC Droid Incredible with him.  He gives us a nice look at SkyRaider Sense for his Dinc, it's a solid Froyo based Sense ROM with a Gingerbread look and feel.  Add in a handful of Sense 2.0 widgets and it certainly looks like a very nice mix.  Hit the jump and see what he has to say about this one!

Discuss ROMs, hacks, and more for the HTC Droid Incredible

Thanks, PvilleComp!

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2 years ago

Gameloft Launches UNO on the Android Market

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Playing card games, I can say was never at the top of my to-do list -- but one exception to that has always been UNO. It was one of those games I could always manage to sit down and play, simply because it's challenging.

Now, Gameloft has gone ahead and recreated UNO for Android and added some new twists as well.  Some new rules, online gameplay and tournament mode bring an experience to the old UNO classic that will you have you testing your UNO skills to the max.

UNO is now available in the Android Market, you can check out a video of the game in action as well -- find the download link and press release past the break.

*Update* Yeah, Gameloft issued the same PR for this release as they did when it was originally released --- this version adds HD graphics. Sorry bout that! Shoot the messenger? And by that I mean Gamelofts PR company.

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2 years ago

Another Gingerbread build leaks for the HTC Thunderbolt

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Another day, another Gingerbread leak for the HTC Thunderbolt.  This time around everyone's favorite Russian mystery man Football provides us with the 2.10.605.1 build in RUU form.  If you're feeling brave, you can download the file from the source link and install it yourself, or you can play it safe and wait for more feedback.  Of course if you're riding the root train, you'll want to wait for your favorite developer to get his hands on the files and cook up something wonderful.  That won't take too long, it never does.

Source: XDA-Developers; via @joshuaworth

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2 years ago

Android 101: How to close a misbehaving app

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2 years ago

Carrier billing comes to Vodafone UK and Germany

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Vodafone has announced they will now support direct operator billing in the Android Market, making Vodafone UK and Vodafone Germany the first carriers in Europe to offer this service.  Initially, the service will only be open for folks who have purchased their phone through Vodafone's online store or retail channels, so your unlocked handset might be waiting a while for this perk.  According to Vodafone, in some countries more than 90 percent of the market is unwilling or unable to use a credit card to purchase applications, and services like direct carrier billing will make the potential for app purchases much greater for developers.  Vodafone also promises more information on operator billing in other markets soon.  Now go buy some apps!

Source: Vodafone; via @AndroidDev

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2 years ago

Hello, Kitty (we love Japan)

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Android 2.3, NFC, IR port, 6.1MP camera, and coming to SoftBank Japan.  Open is great, ain't it?

Source: SoftBank (Japanese)

 

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2 years ago

Android Wallpaper Review: My Stock Ticker Lite

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With the stock market being as volatile and uncertain as it is right now, I know some folks are going to want to be able to keep an eye on their investments without hassle. For those who are a fan of the real-time ticker style, there's My Stock Ticker Lite.

My Stock Ticker Lite is actually a live wallpaper, but functions more like a widget. From the wallpaper's settings menu, you can add up to five stocks as well as customizing refresh rates and scrolling speed.

You can also move the ticker anywhere on the screen (it's only in the middle of the screen by default) with just a tap, and then you can lock the position in from the settings menu, as well.  My Stock Ticker Lite does support tablets as well as custom launchers and didn't seem to have any issues in portrait or landscape mode, which is awesome.

Unfortunately, you can't get rid of the less-than-pleasing dollar bills wallpaper and the developer opted to not allow for upgrades in the Market version. There are some more fully-featured versions (unlimited stocks, near real-time pricing update) but they're only available from his website.

Overall, if you absolutely need to have your stocks scrolling on every screen of your phone, this app does that, and it does it fairly well. If you need updates faster than three minutes or check more than five stocks, you'll have to go outside of the Android Market to get it. The Lite version is free, however, so at least you're not out anything if you don't like it.

Download links and more pictures are after the break.

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2 years ago

Moving from webOS to Android [From the Forums]

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The shocking news yesterday that HP was halting development of webOS forced us to call an emergency Mobile Nations podcast. The news is sad to us but devastating to the many devoted fans of webOS out there. While HP has left the door open for the OS to be licensed, the future does not look bright. Many fans that purchased a Touchpad only a few weeks ago will be searching for a new platform. Android, iOS, BB7 and WP7 are the major players that will try to persuade the webOS users wandering out there to make the leap. Whenever you transition to a different platform, there will naturally be growing pains when learning a new OS. If you happen to choose Android, we want to make the transition as easy as possible.

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2 years ago

Android 2.3 Gingerbread now available for the Telus Samsung Fascinate 3G+

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If you have a Samsung Fascinate 3G+ on Telus and have been waiting for, what seemingly is forever for them to update it to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, then today is a good day for you. Android 2.3.3 has been released via the Telus website and anyone looking to update can now do so. The update is done through Kies so, be sure to grab a copy of that before you get started. You can find the full details over at the Telus website.

Source: Telus; via: Android Central Forums

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