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3 years ago

Froyo now available for all Samsung Galaxy S phones in the UK

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The good news: Samsung says that Froyo is now available for all Galaxy S phones in the UK. The bad news: You still have to use that bastardized Kies software to download and install, and that's just ridiculous. Still, Froyo is better than no Froyo, but they're really making us work hard for it. Snag it all at the source link. [Samsung via @SamsungUK]

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3 years ago

Leaked video gives us quick look at Acer Tegra-based Tablet

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Hey, look at that, more Tablet goodness! It looks like a video has just leaked showcasing Acer's rumored 10 inch Tegra-based Tablet. The video shows off some of the UI, and what appears to be a really slick e-reader and photo viewer application. One more picture and the video after the break! [via engadget, electronista

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3 years ago

Telus Fascinate Android 2.2 update now available

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Although there has been a leak available for a few days now, Telus customers will be pleased to know the roll out of Android 2.2 (Froyo) for the Samsung Fascinate is rolling out to customers. As noted in our forums, Samsung has updated their device upgrade page to advise users of how, exactly to do the upgrade through Kies. If you're not running the leak already, you'll want to be sure to grab the update and get your Froyo on. [Samsung]

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3 years ago

Bigger is better, right? - Check out this 42-inch Nexus S

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We already knew Android is huge, but this takes it to a whole new level! What you're looking at above sits in a Best Buy store in San Carlos after having been installed there last night. For the moment, it's one of a kind but Google is using the setup as a test to see how well they will do in stores.

The display is a glorious 42 inches of touchscreen Android love and functions by making use of a specially equipped Nexus S with video-out capabilities and even has a working camera. Google did the same for the initial Nexus One launch but unlike that display, this one actually functions just like a real device. Hit the break for a video showing off the display in all its glory. [TechCrunch]

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3 years ago

Dell Streak 7 television ad slides leak out

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That Dell tablet that just got its WiFi certification?  It looks like it will be the new Dell Streak 7, and be showing up on your television in a series of commercials.  Engadget got hold of the slides for the commercial script, along with a little Easter egg -- one of them shows a Netflix app, which we knew was coming eventually.  There's a full set of slides at the source link, and they're worth a look.

It's nice to see Dell sticking to the Streak brand, even if this one's going to end up confusing consumers about the OS with the inclusion of a big fat 7 at the end of the name.  Something tells me we'll know more come CES, and in between cold beers we'll find time to tell you.  So Dude, are you getting a Dell? [Engadget]

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3 years ago

Google makes Android Market changes official

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It's official, folks -- those changes to the Android Market we've been talking about, and many of you have been seeing already, including the dreaded 15 minute return window, are now Android Market policy.  People who have registered as a developer for the Market have received a friendly e-mail from Google explaining all the changes.  There's nothing new they have to add, and most of the changes are in the way that applications are listed to help make things a bit better for the consumer, like more and better image previews and AT&T carrier billing.  The full announcement follows the break.

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3 years ago

New devices coming to the Xperia line at Mobile World Congress

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That thud you just heard was the sound of my head hitting my desk. Invites apparently already are going out for Sony Ericsson's event at Mobile World Congress in February. And just like last year, it's going to be on the eve of the opening, somewhere in Barcelona. (Last year's event, at Opium Mar, was way cool.) Anyhoo, the invite points to new devices in the Xperia family. Last year we got the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro (plus a WinMo device).

What will we see in 2011? The Xperia Play (aka Playstation phone) is a good bet. And SE pretty much surprised everybody this past February, so maybe they'll have something else up their sleeves. We're about a month and a half away, so stay tuned. [Android World via EuroDroid] Check out our coverage of the 2010 Mobile World Congress

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3 years ago

New Dell tablet receives WiFi certification

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Well, what do we have here? It appears that the Wi-Fi Alliance has recently certified a "Dell Mobile Internet Device." Its model number is listed as M02M, and it's sporting a certification for 802.11 b/g/n; which we've all come to expect. It appears to be very close in relation to the original Dell Streak, which is the M01M. Could we be looking at the Dell Streak 2 here? A slight different size, perhaps? Hopefully we'll be hearing something at CES! Let us know what you think. [Wifi Alliance (pdf) via Pocketnow]

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3 years ago

EA Mobile games now on sale for only 99 cents in the Android Market

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EA Mobile has decided to hook folks up for the Holidays. If you've been holding out on purchasing The Sims 3 or the oh so awesome Need For Speed: Shift now is likely as good a time as any to pick them up.  EA has put their whole catalog of games on sale for only 99 cents in the Android Market. We like games. Especially when they go on sale and we can get them on the cheap. [via @EAMobile]

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3 years ago

Touiteur changes name to Plume [Android Twitter clients]

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As we told you last week, Twitter is forcing LevelUp Studio to change the name of its well-made Twitter app, Touiteur.  Well, the day has finally come, and from here on out, Touiteur will be referred to as Plume.

Touit--err ... Plume users will find an update in the market today that makes the name change official, and also brings lots of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Grab yourself a download link after the jump.

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