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3 years ago

Android Central reader unboxes the Toshiba Thrive before we do

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Can't wait to get your hands on the Toshiba Thrive? You're not alone. Android Central Forums member illwood has his already and has given it a proper tablet-on-carpet unboxing. It's one of the strong, silent unboxings, but it does the job, properly slitting the tape before raising the Honeycomb tablet aloft before the masses as a rainbow magically appears in the background.

OK, some of that stuff happens. Check it out above.

Source: Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Mobile Nations 2: Not yet begun to fight!

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Kevin, Phil, and Rene discuss whether Google should buy RIM, how BlackBerry can fight back, is Google MIA in the patent wars, Google+ is here, the TouchPad has landed, and will there be a second new iPad this year? Bringing together the heads of state of Android, BlackBerry, iOS, webOS, and Windows Mobile for full on round-table action. This is Mobile Nations!

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3 years ago

HTC Thunderbolt update leaked, reboots be gone

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Not all that long ago we found out that a HTC Thunderbolt update was ready to be pushed out to help reduce the amount of reboots the device has been seeing, and now the update has surfaced online. The flashing process is pretty simple, and similar to how it has been on past leaks for the device, download the update, rename it to PG05IMG.zip, boot the device to bootloader, sit back and relax as it does the magic for you. This update will wipe your device, so you will have to reinstall everything and set up as new, but that is a small price to pay to hopefully get rid of those random reboots, and as always be sure to let us know how it goes for you in the forums!

Source: Android Police

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3 years ago

Gingerbread for the HTC Desire coming at the end of the month

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Since HTC made the announcement that it would be bringing Gingerbread to the HTC Desire (minus some applications) they've been letting owners know where the update's at in testing. Most recently, HTC updated its Facebook page with the following details:

Hi everyone. We have more news about our build of Gingerbread for Desire. Our testing has gone well so we will begin rolling out the update by the end of July! Thank you again for your support!

There you have it, not an exact date but close enough to keep everyone in the loop and you can't really as much more then that.

Source: Facebook

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3 years ago

HTC ThunderBolt reboot update finally appears to be imminent

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Might it finally be happening? Might the HTC ThunderBolt finally be getting that long-awaited update to squash the reboots and bring a host of fixes be dropping ... soon? Tonight, according to a leaked screen and confirmed by Verizon's own support site. Build 1.70.605.0 brings:

  • Improved data connectivity.
  • Enhanced Call History view.
  • Reduced number of device power cycles and resets.
  • Improved Bluetooth Discovery Mode pop-up window.
  • View App Menu in tabbed layout.
  • People search function enabled.
  • Backup Assistant has been added to the All Apps menu.
  • Preloaded My Verizon, V CAST Music and V CAST Videos.
  • Desktop cradle App is now available, showing clock in landscape m
  • NY Times site has been added into the browser bookmarks.

Note that this is not the supposed Gingerbread/Skype update that surfaced last month. So we'll all have to bang our fists a little longer.

Source: Verizon (pdf); via @TLKoontz
More: ThunderBolt Forums; XDA, Droid-Life

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3 years ago

Android 2.3.4 leaks out for the Samsung Galaxy SII

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If you are a Samsung Galaxy SII owner, good news comes your way today in the form of a nice OS leak to give you something new to play around with. Some lucky folks have been given the files for Android 2.3.4 for the Samsung Galaxy SII, and they have released not only the ODIN flashable file, but also a deodexed version that can be flashed through CWM. The ROM will flash without wiping your data, which is always a huge plus as you won't need to set everything up again, and for full flashing instructions be sure to check out this thread.

Source: XDA

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3 years ago

HTC Panache 4G available now on Cincinnati Bell

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The HTC Panache 4G, a.k.a. the HTC Glacier for regional carriers, is now available on Cincinnati Bell. Formerly exclusive to Canadian carrier Mobilicity, the Panache has a 1 GHz second-gen Snapdragon processor, a 3.8-inch WVGA screen with 480 x 800 resolution, front and rear-facing cameras, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Plus it's got HSDPA/HSUPA support, so it’ll be able to take advantage of Bell’s “4G” speeds. The Panache will set you back $199 after mail-in rebate on a two-year contract (or $499 without commitment) and is shipping as we speak.

Source: Cincinnati Bell; Thanks, Josh!

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3 years ago

IM+ for Android updated to v4.1.5 with a slew of additions

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Having lots of friends that use a variation of IM protocols sometimes makes it rather difficult to keep track of everyone. Often times it means installing numerous apps and switching between them which not exactly the best solution for everyone. For this problem, IM+ exists and helps gather all your instant messaging clients into one robust application. Most recently, they've update IM+ to v4.1.5 and as such have included a lot of bug fixes and new features:

  • VKontakte and Yandex IM networks added (Cheers to our users from Russia!)
  • New splendid emoticons
  • Integration with Android Address Book
  • New Compact Mode UI to fit smaller displays
  • Ability to disable notifications in status bar
  • DND status
  • Improved IM+ Toast alerts
  • Japanese localization
  • Fixed fast battery draining //IM+ free
  • Many bugfixes and performance optimizations

IM+ comes in two versions, a free ad-supported version and a pro version ($9.99). Both are available now in the Android Market. If you're in need of an app likes this, you'll find the download link after the break.

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3 years ago

Win one of two EVO 3Ds from TeleNav, Sprint and Android Central

What could be better than the possibility of winning one of the hottest phones of the summer? How about two free phones? We're giving away not one but two Sprint HTC EVO 3D's, with some help from the folks at Sprint and TeleNav, whose TeleNav GPS Navigator app comes preloaded on the EVO 3D and is FREE for Sprint subscribers.

Here's what you need to do to enter:

  • Follow @telenav, @sprint and @androidcentral on Twitter.
  • Leave a comment on this post, including your twitter handle.
  • Contest ends at 5 p.m. PST July 15, 2011, at which time two winners will be picked at random (provided you followed the instructions above).
  • It's a Sprint phone, so you need to be in the United States. (Sorry, world.)
  • Telenav's offering the hardware only. Prize(s) estimated retail value is $600 per phone, or $1,200 total in prizes.
  • We can't stop you from entering more than once, but we'll know if you do.

That's it, folks. Follow us all on Twitter, and leave a comment here. Good luck!

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid 3 hitting doorsteps for those who ordered early

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There it is, folks. The Motorola Droid 3. It's still not available in stores, of course, but Android Central Forums member wnflyer (sup!) already has his, declaring the following:

This phone has a great look and feel. Four inches is the "sweet spot."

And wnflyer's not alone. Member mfreeman73 has his, saying:

Just received mine. I've only just unboxed it and it's on the charger right now. Very nice looking phone. I'm using a Droid 1 right now and this is definitely a nicer phone. It says my batter was 60% when I first plugged it in. I'm going to let it charge a little and then turn it on.

Anybody else get their Droid 3 yet? Hit up the thread below and see what everyone's saying.

Source: Droid 3 Forums

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