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3 years ago

[Rumor] HTC Knight to be called the EVO Shift 4g, lacks video calling?

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Like we previously reported, the Knight is a unannounced HTC slider Android handset heading to Sprint.  While the version of Android it will ship with is still up in the air (as is the launch date).  An undisclosed source has tipped a bit of extra information about this mythical unicorn of a device to Engadget.

HTC recently applied to Trademark the name "EVO Shift 4G," and according to Engadget, this will be the official name for the HTC Knight once it launched.  The device will supposedly have a 3.7 inch screen instead of the previously rumored 4.3 inch Evo-style display. The device also apparently lacks a front-facing camera. 

The screen size could be forgivable considering the addition of a keyboard, but it doesn't seem like Sprint would launch this device without a camera when the Epic, Evo, and Transform all offer this.  Let's hope video calling makes it back onto the device before launch.  Via [Engadget] and [XDA-Developers]

If you can't get enough discussion on upcoming devices, be sure to check out our official rumored devices forums.

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3 years ago

Dickie V loves his Droid X, baby!

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Spotted at tonight's Louisville-Butler college basketball game: Dick Vitale and his Motorola Droid X. (The unranked Cardinals upset the No. 18 Bulldogs 88-73.) Thanks, Lane!

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3 years ago

Dropbox for Android beta updated to v1.0.1.4

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If you're a hardcore Dropbox user like most of us here at Android Central, then you should already have this update. But just in case you're not yet on board the Dropbox train, now is as good a time as any to get started. The latest beta version (1.0.1.4) has been released via the Dropbox user forums and is now available for all to download. We've got the change log below for any folks out there wondering was is new:

  • Better error logging
  • If system clock is wrong, lets user know the reason for not being able to log in.
  • Bug and stability fixes. - Edited files were re-uploading every time their directory was browsed. (Though may still show up a single time for each file, when you first use the app)

    From 1.0.1.2:
  • Visual & Manifest changes to support low-end small-screen phones such as the Motorola Charm, as well as tablets.
  • Added more logging, and a button to e-mail a log to Dropbox, for debugging
  • Check to make sure that uploads aren't larger than 300MB (server-side API limit)
  • Proper handling & escaping of all special characters in file names
  • Offline viewing of downloaded files should work again.
  • Various stability improvements.

If you're feeling like taking a walk on the wild side and running the beta version you can find the download link in the Dropbox forums. If you need to know more about Dropbox first, be sure to check out their website for more details. [Dropbox]

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3 years ago

Android Market developer console down for scheduled maintenance [updated]

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Google has sent out an email to Android developers with a warning that the developer console will be down for planned maintenance this Thursday:

We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console on Thursday 18 November 2010 from 10AM to 4PM Pacific Standard Time. During this time, there will be view-only access to the Developer Console at http://market.android.com/publish. You will be able to view your list of applications and error reports; however, you will not be able to upload new apps or make updates to existing apps. The publish status of your applications and use of the Android Market app on phones should not be impacted.

Thanks, and we appreciate your patience while we work to improve Android Market.

No word on what the improvements will be, but we all were told last week changes were in the works.  It's also worth noting again that the customer side of the Market should be unaffected.  Is this the first step to Gingerbread?

Update:  Google has sent out an updated email that has a bit different time frame:

We plan to perform maintenance on the Android Market Developer Console starting at 10PM on THURSDAY 18 November and ending by 4AM FRIDAY 19 November 2010, Pacific Standard Time.

Looks like the crew at Mountain View are pulling an all-nighter.  Bring extra coffee fellows, and feel free to call me if you need someone to hold a flashlight.

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3 years ago

Update for Sprint Galaxy Tab now official, and hopefully successful

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Samsung has announced that the DJ30 update for the Sprint Galaxy Tab is now live and being rolled-out OTA for all customers still on the DJ14 firmware.  Samsung lists the changes as:

  • SMS Short Code text messages
  • Microsoft Exchange IT Admin policy compliance
  • Text messages sent using Wi-Fi
  • Qik video chat
  • Sprint Zone as trusted source
  • Start up and shut down screens

Hopefully this will address the issues some were having where they were presented with an OTA which ended up failing.  Remember, each of the versions of the Tab have slight differences (thanks for that, carriers) so only expect this update if you have a Sprint Tab running version DJ14 of the OS.  For details, including a walkthrough of accepting an OTA update for those new to the concept is at the source. [Samsung]

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3 years ago

HTC Merge now appearing in Cellbrite machines

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We've already gone hands on with the HTC Merge in the past and have seen plenty of videos of the device appear online. Now, we have the HTC Merge appearing in those fancy data transferring machines also known as Cellbrite. We've been told by HTC that the rumored Nov. 18 launch date isn't true, at least as far as that Seattle "Cabaret" event is concerned. Feel free to share your thoughts on the launch date in the forums. [AndroidGuys]

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3 years ago

Chad OchoCinco chillin' with a Droid X

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Android devices have been showing up in more TV shows and films as of late; now one of the most colorful players in the NFL has posed with a Droid X in hand. Chad OchoCinco, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver who is all over the damn place on Twitter, tweeted a picture of himself getting fitted for custom earpieces -- and in his lap sits a Droid X. 

It's good to see Android invading the sports world now; maybe Chad will talk about how much he loved his Droid X on his show with Terrell Owens, fittingly named The T.Ocho Show. [Chad OchoCinco's Twitter] Thanks, Jonathan!

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3 years ago

Nexus S, Honeycomb and bug hunting on the Droid Pro [from the forums]

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After Eric Schmidt showing off the Nexus S yesterday, along with Gingerbread our rumored devices portion of the forums has been busy. In addition to all the Nexus S talk, we got 2 new contests and we seek out some calendar bugs on the Droid Pro. What of the Galaxy Tab getting Honeycomb? Will it happen? Let's discuss it.

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3 years ago

Comcast's Android app coming Friday?

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Update: Not so much. The app's been pushed to January.

This morning we showed you the first shots of the Android version of Comcasts's Xfinity app, but we didn't have a date for when it may be released. Judging by the pic you see here, it might be as soon as Friday. And the breakdown of features includes:

  • E-mail inbox
  • Voicemail
  • Universal Address book
  • TV listings/guide
  • On Demand
  • myDVR Manager
  • Videos on demand

You know how these app releases go -- we'll see it when we see it.  But it looks like we may see it this week. Submitted via the Android Central App.

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3 years ago

Sprint Samsung Transform review

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A surprisingly decent entry-level Android phone

Take the Epic 4G, slim it down and slow it down a tad, and you've got the mid-level Samsung Transform on Sprint. Hang on, hang on. Keep reading. That's not to say this is a lesser phone that should be dismissed. On the contrary. The Transform is a simpiler -- and less expensive -- Android phone -- than much of what's out there today.

Let's take hold hands and take a look, after the break.

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