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3 years ago

Android 101: How to perform a factory data reset

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi coming to UAE in September

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Back when Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S 4-inch and 5-inch WiFi, they were pretty hard to come by. You seen a few scattered about at trade shows here and there but rarely found in retailers anywhere. But that looks to be changing, if even only slightly. Word is UAE will be getting both the white and black versions come September if you're still looking to get your hands on one.

  • Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash + VGA Camera
  • microSD, up to 32GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0 + HS

All that goodness does still come wrapped in the TouchWiz UI we're all too familiar with, word is pricing will be set at 1900AED ~ $519 -- anyone going looking to grab one of these or are we past the MID love especially since it's only running Froyo?

Thanks, bh11!

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3 years ago

OT: Get your earthquake comments out here

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Go ahead, folks. Let's just get all the earthquake chatter out in one post1, shall we? Yes, phone lines are jammed. Towers might even be out. Basically, nobody knows anything. But Android shall prevail! Or something like that.

Source: USGS
Download: Reto Meier's Earthquake! app

1 - TouchPad jokes are welcome here, too, of course.

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3 years ago

Google Wallet to launch soon? RadioShack is priming employees

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Google has been pretty quiet recently about Google Wallet, a new payment service announced back at the end of May. But that is about to change soon, folks. Engadget has received an image taken from a Radio Shack computer indicating that Google and Radio Shack are prepping for an upcoming launch in stores. Usually in large retail rollouts like this, retailers send out info before it's about to go public. According to the image taken, the service is set to go live sometime in September. If Radio Shack is already receiving info about the launch, maybe we'll see some other info from more retailers soon. Stay tuned and ready those NFC-enabled devices.

Source: Engadget

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3 years ago

Nook Color updated to Version 1.3, brings access to Nook magazines

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Barnes & Noble has announced that the Nook Color will be getting a software update over the air this week. The Version 1.3 upgrade brings access to a number of Time Inc. magazines, including People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Parents and Fitness. Plus, you'll have new special interactive Nook editions with video, audio and more.

The update will be pushing out over the course of this week, or you can update manually today. To do so, download the update from Barnes & Noble here. Make sure your Nook Color has at least a 20 percent charge. Plug it into your computer, then move the downloaded file to your Nook Color. Eject the Nook Color, and the update will start automatically (and delete the update file once it's one). Should just take a few minutes.

Source: Barnes & Noble; More: Nook Color Forums
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

AC on the Road: A couple days with GM, Chevy MyLink and a wealth of Android potential

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Image courtesy of General Motors and Wieck Media Services

General Motors wants you to use your phone in the car. No, really. And it's got a way for you to do so more easily. With the addition of MyLink system, using your Android smartphone in a vehicle has never been better -- and that means safer, as well.

A little background: We spent a couple quality days several weeks ago at GM's proving grounds in Milford, Mich. (Full disclosure: We were there on GM's dime.) On the agenda: A look at the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and, more important, its new Chevy MyLink "infotainment" system, which integrates damn near perfectly with Android. Plus, more from OnStar, and some eye candy in GM's wind tunnel and a quick spin around a test track, plus a test drive of a Chevy Volt.

But it was the 2013 Malibu and MyLink -- and the apps -- that were the stars of the show. Yes, the apps. Apps in the car, and apps on your phone. We explain after the break.

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3 years ago

Android Market gets another update, brings PIN locking, +1ing

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Another update to the Android Market is pushing out to your smartphone, and we're liking what we're seeing. There are a couple of new features you need to know about. The first is that you can now +1 apps from within the market on your phone. That's a good thing, and you should practice on this one. The other is that you can now set a PIN lock on market purchases. That means you'll have to enter a code any time you want to buy an app -- but it'll also keep someone else for charging things for you, too.

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3 years ago

Swype release new keyboard beta; version 3.25 brings new gestures, dictionary, more

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The uber-popular Swype keyboard just got a new beta version dropped on us, and it's a doozy. Version 3.25 brings new gestures -- like go from the Swype button to x to copy text -- plus shortcuts to Google Maps, Twitter and a personal dictionary.

Check out the demo video after the break, and hit the source link (if Swype's servers are up) for the download.

Source: beta.swype.com

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3 years ago

AT&T Samsung Impulse might be 4G ... but which kind of 4G?

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Now here's a conundrum. This Samsung Droid Charge lookalike apparently will be known as the Samsung Impulse 4G on AT&T. And BGR's opining that it could be AT&T's first LTE smartphone. And that could be. AT&T's first LTE modems just went on sale this week, and smartphones are next -- but we don't yet have a date.

AT&T's going to find itself in a pickle with this naming convention, though. You've got the likes of the Samsung Infuse 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Inspire 4G -- all of which use that special little brand of "4G" that requires mentioning "HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul" whenever it's uttered. So what are we going to call AT&T's 4G phones when LTE devices finally do hit? How about 4G+? Or we could revert some to 4G-, we suppose. It makes the brain hurt.

Source: BGR

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3 years ago

What operating system will your next phone use?

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You might have heard of this thing called the iPhone 5 that's "coming soon.".  It's going to crush Android, just like the iPhone 4 was supposed to, or the iPhone on Verizon.  At least that's what the fruit flavored portions of the Internet keep telling me.  They even have a study to back it up -- earlier this month industry analyst Gene Munster surveyed a whopping 216 people in Minneapolis and found that 42 percent of Android users were planning to buy an iPhone. 

Now, Mr. Munster doesn't say where he polled all these people, it could have been at an Apple store or a Hot Topic right next to the Starbucks at the mall (same difference?).  Rather than guess at what these results mean we decided to run a poll of our own, at a place where we know there are lots and lots of Android users -- right here at Android Central.  The question is simple -- what OS will be on the next phone you buy.  Not a tablet.  Not an mp3 player.  Not a set top box.  Just your phone.  I'm betting our results will be a bit different than Mr. Munster's. 

Original survey and analysis: Business Insider

 

Which OS will be on the next phone you buy?

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