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3 years ago

Droid Incredible Froyo update: Benchmark, full details, screenshots (Update: Plus, a possible OTA date)

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We're getting tons more info from you guys regarding the Droid Incredible Froyo update, which appeared in a leaked RUU this morning and is still expected (eventually) as an over-the-air update. Let's start with the Quadrant benchmark you see above. (Thanks, Jim!) It's certainly not the be all-end all of a phone's speed and power (and, yes, it can be manipulated), so take it for what it's worth.

Then we've got the full rundown of what's new in the update (straight from Verizon), including Adobe Flash Player 10.1 pre-installed, 720p video recording, Wifi 802.11n, and so on.

Plus, we've got a screen shot showing that the over-the-air push may begin tomorrow. (For what it's worth, that date also is confirmed by a tipster to Droid-Life.)

And after the break, we've got even more screen shots (thanks again, Jim). And if you haven't already, see what everybody's saying about the update in our forums.

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3 years ago

Ad in Mississippi spotted, shows Android soaring through (an) Apple

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The Android vs. iPhone battle continues to rage on in forums, articles and between friends who sport competing devices. The war in the ad space has been continued on as an advertisement in Grenada, Miss., was spotted that shows Android soaring right through the middle of an Apple (subtle isn't it?)

Nevertheless, the ad is amusing and will likely be met by cheers from the Android community and jeers from the iOS folks. [Thanks to @StormTrooper626]

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3 years ago

Verizon announces it's pushing Droid update to enable Flash

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Verizon this morning made it official: The update for the original Droid that will enable you to officially run Adobe Flash is being pushed out. Here's the word:

Verizon Wireless has begun pushing an update today to the DROID by Motorola (introduced November 2009) that will allow customers to download Adobe Flash 10.1 via Android Market. Flash Player 10.1 provides access to millions of sites with rich content including animations, casual games, videos, rich internet applications, audio and much more.

Get your update yet? Let's hear it in the forums.

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3 years ago

Droid Incredible's Sept. 1 Froyo rumor a bust, but is the RUU out there already? (Updated with screen shots, root link)

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ROM legend Conflipper may be in retirement, but that doesn't mean there's not still magic to be had, as a new ROM for the Droid Incredible has surfaced, and guess what -- it purportedly is Android 2.2 Froyo. And that's nice to see, as the Sept. 1 rumor that Droid-Life started late last night was quickly retracted (don't say we didn't warn you).

Sing out if you're brave and gave it a shot. [Shipped-ROMs via Android Central Forums and XDA Developers]

Update: A couple of screen shots posted after the break. (Thanks, Jim!) Plus, here's a link to a method to load and root.

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3 years ago

Epic 4G user manual now available

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We've got a few more days to go before the Sprint Epic 4G is available to the masses. (In the meantime, be sure to check out our hands-on.) But while you're waiting, you can read up on all the dirty details in the user manual, if you're into that sort of thing. Let us know if you spot anything of note. [Samsung PDF, support page via Android Central Forums]

 

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3 years ago

G2 confirmed to use MSM7x30 CPU; other new devices rumored to as well

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According to files inside the leaked engineering test ROM for the G2 that recently showed itself, the phone is confirmed to be using a MSM7x30 Snapdragon processor, which has the high-octane Adreno 205 GPU on board.  That's the same graphics chip that the Glacier was showing off a few weeks back.  That really fast one. Yeah.

Speaking of the Glacier, we also got a tip that some upcoming hardware will be running the 7x30 board as well, namely the Glacier itself, the Speedy, the Blitz, the Mecha, and the Spade.  But like a Froyo rumor, things like this often change.  [@cyanogen via Android and Me] Thanks Adwin!

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3 years ago

Target is rolling out 'Target Mobile' to a store near you

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Next time when you visit the electronics department at a Target near you, don't be surprised when you see another guy or gal working the department that isn't dressed in red and khaki. Target and RadioShack are officially joining forces to bring Target Mobile to guests all over the country. Target Mobile is a "convenient and simplified cell phone shopping experience both in-store and online."

The bullseyed logoed company announced that by the end of this year (2010 for those of you not keeping track), 850 stores will have these mobile centers in their stores. By mid-2011 -- before the world ends in 2012 -- Target is ultimately planning to have these centers in majority of their stores nationwide. But if you're not quite the in-store shopper, the Minneapolis-based corporation, has also launched an online store: www.targetmobilestore.com; being maintained and Target-branded by Simplexity. 

This isn't the first time we've seen retailers and network carriers link up to bring more cell phone options other then just pre-paid phones to customers; or as Target likes to call them -- Guests. Hey, who knows, you might even buy your next Android device when you're shopping around buying some Mossimo jeans or some Archer Farms cookies. What do you guys think? Will this be a success or a failed attempt? Sound off in the comments section and let us know what you think. [Target]

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3 years ago

Samsung Galaxy Tab caught on video again, this time for a close-up

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If these videos of the Samsung Galaxy Tab get any better, you might not have to go all the way to Germany in a couple of weeks to get a real look at the thing. Samsung's 7-inch Android tablet will be announced at the IFA conference in Berlin on Sept. 2, but GizChina got video of someone sneaking up on it. The OS definitely has an iPad-ish feel, but we're going to withhold judgment until we actually use the thing. Check it out after the break. [GizChina via Crunchgear]

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3 years ago

Motorola MB520 Kobe breaks cover, may be codenamed 'Diablo'

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We're trying real hard to decide whether to be happy that we're looking at leaked pictures of the Motorola MB520 Kobe, or sad in that see the return of old-school Motoblur. The horribly blurry pictures match up with the "About" screen that popped up last week, and we see a pretty well-rounded phone. Other than that? We're going to hope for some sort of magic UI overhaul before (and if) this thing ever hits AT&T. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

New rumor puts Froyo for the Droid Incredible on Sept. 1 (sound familiar?) Update: Yep, it's another bad rumor

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As always, we have no idea when your Droid Incredible will get Froyo, but someone claims to, and they tell Droid Life that Sept. 1 is the new date, and that we'll see a marketing push ahead of it. (Lest we all forget, somebody recently told Mashable that Aug. 18 was going to be the date, too. And we all know how that worked out.) At this point the only proof I'll accept to say it's "confirmed" will be Verizon saying they already rolled it out and brings me an updated phone on a silver platter.  Anyway, to be safe -- get things backed up and ready for next week.  And for Pete's sake if you get an update holler from the rooftops, and let us know! [Droid Life]

[Ed. note: Any time we use the words "Verizon," "update" and "date" in the same sentence, our mothers and lawyers remind us that there's a better than average chance that we'll get through the target day without anything actually happening. Just saying.]

Update: Sure enough, and no surprise to anyone, this rumor has been debunked, by the source itself. Again, folks, we'll see it when we see it.

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