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3 years ago

Droid 2 R2-D2 edition launch parties starting soon!

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Everyone loves launch parties, especially when the R2-D2 edition of the Droid 2 is hosting!  Verizon is throwing a bunch of them tonight, hit the break to see the list.  If you go, be sure to snap some pics to put a smile on this old Star Wars nerd who's forced to stay home and miss this one! [DroidLife]

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3 years ago

Google Maps gets an update, adds weather to live wallpapers

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Google Maps just got itself a little update to add weather to the live wallpaper. Haven't actually seen any weather yet in Version 4.5.1, but I've been accused of living in a vacuum before. Get it now in the Android Market. [via Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Epic 4G hidden menus and more? [From the forums]

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We all know we love Android so much because the development community rocks, and people are always finding new ways to make it even better. Our forums members are always finding great new tricks and fun things to do with their devices, and egg_head has discovered that Samsung devices seem to have quite a string of hidden menus. Now, these menus are apparently found on all Samsung devices, just not in the same location, but they can sure do some nifty things. Ranging from a full device shut down by holding the end key button to various different audio settings these additional menus can allow even more customization then we had even imagined. For more information be sure to jump in the forums and read up on the various menus! [Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Logitech expects to ship 500,000 Revues this year (but when do we get one?)

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Note that "shipped" is not the same as "sold", but the Logitech, maker of the Revue Google TV  set-top box, expects to ship around 500,000 units through the end of this year. It was rumored earlier this month that the device would go on sale Sept. 29 (that would be today), but we aren't seeing it anywhere so it looks like that the rumor was a dud. Let's hope that the supposed $300 price tag will end up being just as untrue as well. Still, we can't be too far away from the actual release date, so why not sound off in the Android Central Forums until then? [DigiTimes]

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3 years ago

MIUI ROM now on the Motorola Droid

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Last week we got a peak at the MIUI Rom running on a Nexus One, and now it is available for all you Motorola Droid users! This ROM, still in Chinese, appears to be more stable than its partner that was available on the Nexus One. Jerry did a great walk through of this ROM already, so if you want to check that out be sure to do so, and for all you who like to try any and every available ROM, be sure not to skip this one! For instructions and links, be sure to hit the source. [via XDA]

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3 years ago

A man who gets his money's worth [From the Forums]

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As far as I can tell, there is no entry in the Guinness Book for amount of data consumed by a person in a month.  So I'm creating a very unofficial, tongue-in-cheek, yet highly prestigious and chock full of nerd cred World Record for Data Use on a Mobile Device.  The bragging rights go to (the envelope please) jonathanlc2005 from our very own forums, with a total usage for one month of 52.663 Gigabytes!

Be fully aware that jonathan IS paying for the Sprint Hotspot, so before anyone pulls a Kanye and jumps in, do the math -- 52 GB @ $30.00 isn't abusing anything, except maybe Jonathan's wallet.  Think you can beat the record?  Grab a screen cap of your total data usage for the month, or a pic of the relevant portion of your bill (be sure to edit out any personal info please!) and send it to me.  No cheaters, so that means no unofficial WiFi hotspot or tether apps from the Market.  We don't want to give the carriers any more ammo to use against us.  For now, feel free to head over and congratulate jonathan on his hard work!  [Android Central forums]

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3 years ago

How fast is the G2 on HSPA+?

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The up side to being the first kid on your block with an HSPA+ device? You get stupidly mad speeds on the T-Mobile G2. This comes not from our boy Jeremy Sikora's G2, but from an anonymous tipster (geographically unknown as well as anonymous in name), so you can argue the validity all you want. And, no, it's not like the browser's going to be processing pages at that speed. But downloads, well, that's another story. Have at it, folks. Thanks, anonymous!

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3 years ago

HTC Hero a celeb on 'Hawaii Five-0'

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The Fall season brings new colors of leaves, the return of children to school, pumpkin pie (om nom nom), and new TV shows. If you've had your boob tube set to CBS in the past few weeks, you've probably seen "Hawaii Five-0" advertised a billion times. What you might of not noticed was the HTC Hero that appeared on the television series first episode. In its brief few minutes of fame, and its short lived life, the Hero was used and then tossed out the window of a moving car. More screens after the break. Thanks, Android Amateur!

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3 years ago

Some T-Mobile G2's shipping early, we've got one

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Despite having a street date of Oct. 6, the T-Mobile G2 is already shipping and in hand, as was the case with our own (OK, TiPB's, mostly) Jeremy Sikora, who took receipt of his G2 today. Jeremy's initial thoughts?

  • Device is very solid and feels good in hand.
  • Slide out mechanism is also very sturdy and smooth. Should hold up nicely.
  • Even with an 800MHz CPU the device seems pretty snappy out of the box.
  • Keyboard is nice to type on.
  • Anyone who was waiting for a Nexus One with a physical keyboard will not be disappointed. 

We'll likely echo that we we get ours, for the sake of repetition, folks, remember that this 800MHz processor isn't like a slower Nexus One processor. It's a different animal.

Anybody else get their G2 already? Share your thoughts in our G2 forums. More pics after the break.

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3 years ago

Fix for Sprint Epic 4G upload speeds reportedly starts Sept. 30

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Good news for those of you waiting on the fix for the Epic 4G's 3G upload speed (or lack thereof): According to an admin on Sprint's community forums, it'll start pushing out Sept. 30 -- tomorrow -- and roll out to everybody over four days. We'll have to wait for the full changelog, but hopefully it'll address some of our other concerns as well. [Sprint via Android Central Forums]

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