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3 years ago

Toshiba tablet appears on Amazon

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Toshiba's 10.1 inch tablet (see our hands-on from CES 2011) now has its own sign-up page on Amazon.com.  The Tegra 2 based tablet features "Adaptive Display Technology", which is video upscaling on the 1200x800 16:10 screen.  Combined with a full-sized SD card slot, full-sized USB port, HDMI port and mini-USB, this one looks to be a very nice piece of hardware.

There's no word on pricing or an availability date, but if you're interested you can sign up to be notified from Amazon when more information becomes available.  [AmazonThanks, Randy!

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3 years ago

T-Mobile demos the upcoming Sidekick 4G for everyone

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Look, we might as well just get this out of the way right now. The upcoming T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is not going to be a device for everyone by any means. The name itself gives some folks out there bad vibes but that doesn't mean the device overall doesn't deserve a fair shake. When you look at the situation -- it is still a Sidekick. But really, it is a new breed of Sidekick. It's no longer running the same OS as before and now T-Mobile has dropped Android onto it.

With that out of the way, T-Mobile has ramped up their push for the new Sidekick 4G and have since released a new video on the T-Mobile blog highlighting some of the features of the device. While it's really a run through of how Android looks, and works on the Sidekick 4G it gives us all a better look at device and how it will run.

In other Sidekick 4G news, we've also now learned that T-Mobile will be including HotSpot and broadband tethering capabilities when the Sidekick 4G hits the market. As well, the specs call for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS with 1GB of on-board storage with a 2GB microSD shipping along with it. [Phonescoop and T-Mobile]

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3 years ago

Guerrilla Bob shoots his way onto Android devices

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It is always great to see successful iOS games make their way onto the Android platform, but sadly this isn't something we see every day. Guerrilla Bob, an action shooting game, brings some stunning graphics to Android, and offers some rather entertaining game play. Unlike many other applications, this game offers cross platform game play, which allows Android owners to play vs PC or iOS users if they so wish. In addition to this the game offers a Story Campaign, a Classic Survival Mode as well as a War Attack Mode, which will allow each user to find a style that is fitting for them. Guerrilla Bob has OpenFeint support, along with tons of other great features. For only $2.99 this game is certainly one you will want to check out. Game trailer to be found after the break, along with download information.

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3 years ago

Motorola Droid receives OTA update to FRG83G

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Are you still holding on to your OG Motorola Droid, and loving every second of it? As you may have noticed, if you are not rooted, and on a custom ROM, the device has recently been pushed an OTA update to FRG83G. While the update is still no Gingerbread love, it does help resolve those pesky SMS issues where it was sending your messages to the wrong people. So, if you have not already been pushed the update, be sure to check for it manually, and we hope this helps resolve any issues you may have been having! Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

HTC Thunderbolt impressions, T-Mobile Sidekick 4G talk [from the forums]

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Now that everyone is getting settled and testing out their HTC Thunderbolts to the max, we have a whole forum full of first impressions, speed tests and pics. No better review then from users themselves. Hop on into the forums and see if the device itself, lives up to the hype it was given.

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

Samsung Epic, Galaxy Tab, and Transform OTA's coming from Sprint March 21

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Sprint's Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab, and Samsung Transform will all be receiving OTA updates starting March 21 according to documents leaked to us by an anonymous tipster(s).  The above picture was sent to us, as well as the full text by a duo of tipsters, so we're almost certain this will pan out. 

The Epic 4G will be updated OTA to EC05, which is Android 2.2.1 (Froyo), and according to the docs will add Sprint ID.

The Galaxy Tab will be updated to EB28 which is also Android 2.2.  This update will add Sprint ID and the ability to check usage numbers.

The Samsung Transform will also be updated to EB28 which will add Swype, upgrade the Sprint Zone to version 2.5, and provide various bug fixes in search, mobile hotspot, and Google sync issues.

These updates are all scheduled to begin Monday, and it may take up to four days to complete the rollout.  Thanks to both of our tipsters!

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3 years ago

ClockworkMod recovery now available for the Dell Streak 7

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Dell Streak 7 developer graffixnyc and his band of co-horts (check the source link to see just who to thank) have successfully built ClockworkMod recovery for the Dell Streak 7.  With some help from Koush the build seems to be able to handle everything successfully except mounting the boot and recovery partitions, because Dell is using non standard partitions.

One thing to note -- read the source link carefully before attempting to install.  There are currently (at the time of this writing) issues when flashing recovery from Rom Manager.  The developer goes over the correct (and simple) process of flashing this manually via fastboot very well, so read his instructions.  Now we can add one more reason to want the Honeycomb AOSP code. [XDA-Developers] Thanks Patrick, bogdi1988, and Josh!

Update: bogdi1988 got back in touch with us to let us know the Rom Manager issues have been sorted out, and recovery can be flashed direct.  Even awesomer.

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3 years ago

Fring updated to support the Motorola Atrix and the Dell Streak

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The developers at Fring have updated their video calling application to support the Motorola Atrix and the Dell Streak.  The application isn't yet available in the Market, but a quick trip over the the Fring blog (source link) will give you an email address to request the updated version before it gets uploaded to the Android Market.

This creates a sticky situation with the AT&T devices -- sideloading is blocked by default.  There's no need to fret though, you can use the Sideload Wonder Machine to get past that one.  You'll be chatting face-to-face with friends and family in no time.  [Fring] Thanks, Jeremy!

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3 years ago

Staples pre-order begins for the Wi-Fi Xoom, shipping 3/25

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If you are looking to pick up a Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom, Staples has opened their pre-order form online, and they are showing a ship date of 3/25. While the estimated delivery dates are showing 3/28, the day after it will be available in retail locations, the good thing is that you will be guaranteed a device, and won't even have to leave your home. So, if interested in doing it all online, and not worried about having to wait an extra day, be sure to check out the Staples site. [Staples] Thanks, Danny!

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3 years ago

Hungry MonstR brings minutes, or hours of fun to your Android device

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When looking for new games for my device I have not only myself in mind, but also games to keep the little man busy when we get stuck somewhere unexpectedly. Hungry MonstR is a great, easy to learn game that can be used to keep you extremely entertained, whether it be for the three minute quick game, or the unlimited time mode. The idea behind the game is simple, you have to fling the monsters to the appropriate corner, which is determined by the color of the monster, and if your fingers flick the wrong way, the corner does remain blocked for a period of time.

While the concept is very simple, and there is nothing too crazy about the game, it is certainly entertaining, and is sure to provide some great entertainment. For only 99 cents in the Android market, this game is definitely one you will want to try out for yourself. Download links, and video sample available after the break.

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