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2 years ago

Viewsonic takes a moment to kick webOS while it's down, reminds us it makes Android and Windows tablets

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And those three little birds looked so innocent. ... Viewsonic this afternoon penned a few paragraphs to remind us all that it still makes Windows and Android tablets amid the demise of webOS hardware, saying "From our business-focused Windows solutions with Android integration to our multimedia-optimized consumer offerings, ViewSonic has delivered a diverse tablet portfolio that addresses a wide range of individual needs."

Oh, and it and basically twisted the knife in the back of anyone whose at all cared about webOS. Viewsonic trumpeted Windows over Android in its press release -- no real surprise, we suppose -- but we're a little surprised and just how low a blow it leveled against our reeling webOS brethren.

“HP’s move to launch a tablet with an unknown OS appears to have presented a challenge in marketing their tablet solution. The webOS, unfamiliar to both consumers and enterprises, complicated the tablet sales process and thus deemed a failed experiment.

Harsh, but true.

Source: Viewsonic

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2 years ago

White Samsung Galaxy S II also heading to T-Mobile UK

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Not to be outdone by the rest of the British telecom providers, T-Mobile UK also has a landing page for a white Samsung Galaxy S II online.  It's the same 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, with the same beautiful Super AMOLED plus screen, but the shell of the phone has been done in white -- which is sure to attract at least a few people.  No specific date has been set, but T-Mobile lets us know it's due September 2011,

If your interested in details about the release, including the pricing, sign up for information at T-Mobile UK -- see the source link.  Samsung, please bring this stateside!

Source: T-Mobile UK; via UnwiredView

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2 years ago

Gingerbread leakage, Google Voice SMS help [From the Forums]

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We're winding down the week here at Android Central but what a week it has been.  If you missed anything, make sure you jump on back a few pages and get yourself caught up. You can also head on into the Android Central forums if you're not quite ready to take a break from talking Android.

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2 years ago

Sprint Mobile IP Relay app alludes to Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung M930, and Kyocera Oblique

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A quick peek at the description for the Sprint Mobile IP Relay app, designed to allow users with hearing disabilities to place relay calls using text on Android phones, gives us a look at some upcoming devices -- Notably the Samsung Galaxy S II.  Listed along side things we know and love like the Optimus S and HTC EVO 4G, we see the Galaxy everyone is aching for, as well as the mid-range Samsung M930 (a qwerty slider said to be heading to Boost Mobile) and the decidedly low-end Kyocera Oblique.

Nothing here is really new -- and anyone can put anything they want in their app's description. But seeing it in print -- err pixels -- is bound to make more than a few happy.  The Galaxy S II is coming, and I know quite a few folks on Sprint ready for it.

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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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