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3 years ago

HTC EVO 3D launches today -- here's what you need to know

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Read our EVO 3D initial review

So you just got your HTC EVO 3D, and can't wait to dig into things and set it up just the way you want.  I feel ya, it's exciting to play with any new phone, especially one this darn nice.  All the new features and cool things to try on top of Android's super user-customizable interface is just plain fun.  Once your battery is charged (and recharged after watching a bit of Green Hornet and playing Spider-Man in 3D) we've got a all the links you need here to help you get started. 

The first place to look, especially if you're new to Android, is our Help & Tips section.  It's chock full of great general Android information, as well as some device-specific knowledge that's going to steer you towards the path of Android enlightenment.  We try to cover it all, and you're bound to find something in there that solves a head-scratching question you've been having.  Here's a few you really won't want to miss:

Once you have a handle on the basics, you'll want to see just what's happening in the news about your shiny new EVO 3D.  You can keep up-to-date on everything EVO 3D from it's dedicated page here on Android Central.  This way, you'll be the first to know and keep yourself ahead of the curve when it comes to EVO 3D news.  Here's some of the latest news, but be sure to bookmark this one!

Of course, you'll want to keep up to date on news right from your phone, and a great way to do that is with the Android Central app.  And for those days when you get overwhelmed, and need a condensed digest of the latest news, be sure to sign up for the Android Central Daily -- word is you'll be really glad you did!

The Android Central blog is only the tip of the iceberg here.  We've also got the best user forums in the universe, full of people who know their way around an Android device like nobody's business.  Here's the pages you'll want to bookmark:

Inside, you'll find a slew of information all about the EVO 3D, from users like you who love the EVO 3D and want to use the daylights out of it.  Here's a quick look at what to expect:

And we're just getting started folks.  The EVO 3D is another sure hit for HTC and Sprint, and we're just as excited about it as you are!

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3 years ago

Galaxy Tab 10.1 launches in the UK on August 4

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We'd heard an August launch was on the cards, but now we know that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 will go on general release in the UK in just under six weeks time, on Thursday, Aug. 4. In the UK, the Tab will launch with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and we'd expect to see TouchWiz on there out of the box too, as it's featured heavily in Samsung's European promo materials.

The 3G version will also ship with a HSPA+ capable radio, though that won't do you much good in the UK just yet, as British networks have yet to roll out this technology. There's no mention of any price point, but we'd be surprised if the Wifi-only version exceeded the iPad 2's £400 asking price.

Press release is after the jump. Check out our review of the limited edition Google IO Galaxy Tab to see what you can expect from the retail version.

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3 years ago

Cut the Rope officially released for Android, available on GetJar

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The wait is over. The hints are done. Cut the Rope has been released for Android, and it's available exclusively on GetJar. If you've yet to play it, it's a simple premise: A piece of candy dangles from a rope. Your job is to cut the rope and drop the candy into the little frog-thingy's mouth (his name's Om Nom, by the way). Sounds simple enough -- and the game play is so intuitive, my 4-year-old loves this thing -- but the latter levels can be a bit tricky. And speaking of levels, there are 175 of them, so you'll be busy for a while.

Give it a whirl. For the low, low price of free, you can't go wrong. Full press release is after the break.

Download: Cut the Rope for Android

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3 years ago

Motorola Atrix Bootloader Unlocked

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Itching to unlock your bootloader ahead of the official unlock supposedly coming with the Gingerbread update?  The2dcour over at the XDA forums has posted a method that will allow you to unlock the bootloader. This isn't a one-click root method, and it will wipe your phone's data, but it's amazing that a developer figured out how to do this before Motorola officially offered the option.

As always, make sure you read and understand the directions before you try anything that voids your warranty.

Source: XDA

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3 years ago

HTC EVO 3D in stock at Sam's Club -- expect double digit inventory

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Sam's Club seems to be ready for tomorrow's big launch of the HTC EVO 3D, as a tipster sent us in a couple of pictures and let us know that you should expect "double digit" inventory of EVO 3Ds at your local Sam's Club.  No word on any pricing, but there's a very good chance it will be a few dollars (or more) cheaper than the rest.  Let's hope every retailer is ready for the demand, and that last years crush of Sprint's activation system from the sheer numbers of EVO 4G's getting activated doesn't repeat itself.  Because one is never enough, there's another picture after the break.

Via the Android Central app

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3 years ago

ngmoco and NimbleBit are bringing Pocket Frogs to Android

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Add another iOS hit to the Android library of games, NimbleBit is porting Pocket Frogs our favorite mobile platform. The addicting game has been downloaded over 7.5 million times from the iTunes App Store. The froggy game lets gamers "collect, breed and share more than 15,000 types of unique, stylized frogs. Players can also customize their frog’s habitats and explore their pond to find rewards and discover rare items before visiting their friend’s ponds.

The game is being ported over to the Android platform using ngmoco's Mobage development services. The development engine is an SDK that allows quick Java Script-based development for developers wanting to bring games to Android. 

Unfotunately the press release leaves us without a date. We're hoping sooner than later. Full press release after the break.

Now, who's ready for some frogs your favorite jeans? 

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3 years ago

Android haterade, Slow charging [From the Forums]

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Yup! As Phil mentioned, it's Thursday again and we're getting charged up for the Android Central podcast later tonight and we're hoping you are as well. While we're getting ready here why don't you all check out some of the forum threads below and jump in wherever you see fit.

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

Acer Iconia Tab A500 getting Android 3.1 on July 5 in Germany

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 owners are now getting an idea of when to expect Android 3.1. According to Acers German Facebook page the update will roll out in Germany on July 5. Sadly, no other regions dates have been announced but we take the German roll out to be a good sign that the update will come to other regions soon, rather than later.

Source: Facebook; Via Electronista

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3 years ago

Kies for Mac Beta now supports the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Mac owners who have been longing to gain access to the internal storage on their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's now have a means of doing so that doesn't involve any hackery. Samsung has now gone ahead and updated Kies for Mac to include support for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Firmware updates still isn't available with this latest update but it's a start and much better then having to mess around with things. If you're a Mac user and need this update (ver.1.0.0.11062_33), you'll find the direct download below.

Download: Kies For Mac; Source: Samsung Hub

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3 years ago

Animated weather widget, clock gives you touch of Sense 3.0

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Living where I do -- in Halifax, Nova Scotia, nice sunny days are kind of a rare thing now, and knowing when they are coming so that I can plan ahead to enjoy them is a good thing. Right now there is a multitude of weather apps in the Android Market to choose from, some better then others but today I decided to give Animated Weather Widget, Clock by Mobilityflow Arts a shot to see how I like it. It has plenty of features included and the animations thus far look great on my Desire HD:

  • Desktop widgets with digital clock
  • Animated daily weather forecast
  • Realistic Video effects of cloudiness, rain and snow
  • Multiple scene landacapes
  • Custom (user-defined) backgrounds
  • Global world weather
  • 50000+ locations worldwide
  • Auto update forecast
  • Data in Metric/Imperial
  • Geolocation (GPS Search)

The app is offered in both a free and paid version, the free version does lack some of the features such as the ability to view a full forecast and has an upgrade ad right at the top but for my purposes I really don't mind the ad. Read on past the break for more info and screenshots.

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