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3 years ago

3D graphics on Android? Done, thanks to HTML5 and the Fennec browser

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WebGL, HTML5, a Samsung Galaxy S, the Firefox browser for Android, and anagraphic glasses. What does it all mean? How about 3D graphics on your Android phone. Check it out, after the break. [TheHyperGates via @mozhacks]

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3 years ago

HTC Droid Incredible HD rumored to be coming Nov. 23

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Remember that Evo-esque device uncovered about a month ago? It's looking increasingly likely that this guy will be the Incredible HD (or maybe the Droid Incredible HD?) on Verizon. And leaker extraordinaire Miami1683 says we should expect it the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which would be Nov. 23. To say that we'd love to get a bigger, more powerful Incredible in our hands would be the understatement of the year, and we know you guys are longing for it, too. So put your jaw back together, and let's all start thinking happy thoughts. [DroidForums via Limitless Droid]

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3 years ago

Google shutting down Nexus One forum, but ours is still here to help!

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The bad news: Google is shutting down its Nexus One help forums, moving things to a read-only status starting Nov. 1. [via Android Guys] The good news: Our Nexus One forums aren't going anywhere, and we have a plethora of people ready to help you with any questions or hacks. That said, we're more than a little sad because the Nexus One obviously is being shown the door by Google. Not unexpected, but sad nonetheless. So long, little guy.

More on the Nexus One in the Android Central Forums

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3 years ago

Android 2.1 update for Telus HTC Hero available now

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Good news for HTC Hero owners in Canada, as the 2.1 (Eclair) update for the TELUS version is now available for download. The Hero is not even available to buy new, but owners who have been devout to their device can rejoice as they can now enjoy a major upgrade. 

Here are some of the improvements:

  • Flash support 4.0
  • Google Maps Navigation
  • Voice-dialer
  • Multi-touch navigation
  • People Group Widgets

If you want the update, you need to go to HTC's website. Sorry, Sprint Hero users, this update does not apply to your device. [HTC via Mobile Syrup]

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3 years ago

T-Mobile to start charging for official tethering on Nov. 3

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It appears the days of free tethering on T-Mobile are numbered, as the carrier plans to start charging for it on Nov. 3. 

Starting next Wednesday, tethering through USB and Wi-Fi will cost $14.99/month. Customers will need to already have a 3G or HSPA+ capable device along with an unlimited data plan. Please see the full announcement after the break. 

It was fun while it lasted, but the free T-Mobile tethering had to come to an end at some point. At least the fee is less than what the other carriers are charging. Look for your phone bill to grow by $14.99 starting next week. [BGR]

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3 years ago

Review: Motorola MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth speakerphone with digital FM transmitter

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Throughout the dozens of Android phones over many moons, there has been but one accessory that has stood by me -- my Motorola MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth speakerphone with digital FM transmitter. First and foremost, it's a hands-free device, meaning I can legally -- and safely -- make and receive phone calls from my car.

But the Moto T505 is much more than that. We'll dive into it after the break.

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3 years ago

Message passed during debate via Droid gets political staffer fired

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Say what you want about Florida politics -- and being from Florida, I can say plenty -- but at least they're never boring. Such was the case last night during the televised gubernatorial debate between Democratic nominee Alex Sink (the state CFO) and Republic nominee Rick Scott (a health care executive).

While Scott is no stranger to controversy -- his health care company was fined $1.7 billion for alleged fraud -- this time it was Sink who was accused of wrongdoing after a staffer passed her a message on a smartphone during the debate during a commercial break. (That's a make-up artist handing Sink the phone above.) That's a no-no, and the staffer has been fired.

But the best part was when Scott brought up the violation live after the commercial break, saying, “First Alex, you say you always follow the rules. The rule was no one was supposed to give us messages during the break, and your campaign did with an iPad or an iPod.”

Turns out it was neither, though. The phone that ended a career: The Motorola Droid. Check it out, after the break. [CNN] Thanks, Joe!

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3 years ago

Android Market passes 100,000 'apps'

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Back in July, we reported that the Android Market had grown to 70,000 applications. Well, now that number has hit six digits as Google has officially set the bar at 100,000 apps via a short Tweet from their Android Developer account. Some could argue that many of these apps are simply wallpapers, ringtones, soundboards and the like, but that really isn't the point. With Apple's App Store standing at about 300,000 (many of which are junk, just like on the Android Market), there really is no longer an argument for iOS being superior to Android based solely on the number of apps. So, can we just agree that both platforms have pretty much every kind of app you could want and move on to more meaningful comparisons? [Twitter]

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3 years ago

My Mobile Watchdog now available on Android, protective parents rejoice

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For those parents unsure about buying their children an Android phone because there hasn't been a reliable monitoring app; well they can rest easy as My Mobile Watchdog was released for Android. 

The app allows parents to monitor call logs, texting, pictures and email. The app allows the parents to have a web dashboard that syncs with the activity from their child's cell phone. There is also a way to block certain applications and web browsing. 

For those who are interested, find links to the app after the break. Thanks Bruh-Man!

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3 years ago

MyTouch available from T-Mobile on Nov. 3

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The HTC myTouch will officially be available on T-Mobile on Nov. 3. This is the device formerly known as the myTouch HD and/or myTouch 4G. It's an all-new myTouch that will include a front-facing camera, a faster processor, and HSPA+ data speeds. Want a taste? Check out our hands-on of the ROM ported onto the Nexus One. A little more than a week to go, folks. That's it. [Tmonews]

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