Headlines

3 years ago

Motorola Cliq 2 'Begonia' specs trickle out

7

Originally we had reported UMA support may not be coming to Android, but then we saw some interesting news of Wifi calling appearing on the G2, and it appears as though the Motorola Cliq 2 may follow the same path. The Cliq 2 has been codenamed the Begonia, according to an Engadget tipster Nov. 1 is a rumored launch date, and it could launch with a Motoblur'd Android 2.2, and apparently will have a unique keyboard. Stay tuned. [via Engadget]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Introducing the Android Central App

82

 

You begged. You pleaded. You yelled at us. (More than usual.) And so we now present you with the Android Central Android Application -- or ACAA for short. (Hey, it's better than Sideload Wonder Machine.) It's developed by Notice Software and powered by the same people who bring you your daily dose (and then some) of Android news every day, free of charge. We'll walk you through it and provide download links after the break.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Samsung Vibrant update available on Kies, but T-Mobile says don't install it

10

While getting everything ready to write up the obligatory How To manually update your Samsung Vibrant post, we stumbled across the above.  We're not exactly sure what these known issues may be, but T-Mobile is warning users NOT to do the manual update through the Samsung Kies program, but to patiently wait for the OTA. 

If you haven't already updated, don't.  Carriers don't have to help those who jumped the gun, so it's better to be safe without a GPS fix than to be sorry with a bad update that makes things worse.  If you have already updated, hopefully T-Mobile can get you back on track, or maybe the unofficial Vibrant developers can.  Don't worry, Phil checks every three minutes or so for the update on his Vibrant, so as soon as we see it, we'll holler.  [@T-Mobile_USA]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Google aggregates its 'official' Android devices in a sleek re-design

9

We all remember the last time we saw Google.com/Phone; we were brought to a Nexus One page that showed Google's flagship device as well as links to buy one. 

Well, sadly the Nexus One has been commissioned to be solely a developer phone, abolishing the need for a site dedicated to it. Google has done a sleek redesign, which brings together many of the available Android devices in the market today. 

From the announcement:

Here at Google, we’re thrilled with the global adoption of Android and with the high quality of devices that are coming to market around the world. Since there are so many great phones, we wanted to make the selection process a little easier for people who are in the market for a new one. Today we’re rolling out the Google Phone Gallery -- a showcase of Android-powered devices that deliver the best Google experience today

The site aggregates all of the devices that are Google-powered and can be sorted by newest or alphabetical. You see a picture of each phone, followed by a short description underneath and a link to buy from whichever carrier has the device. If you click on the phone, it will bring you to a new window that will present much more detailed specs.

Another great feature is Compare, where you can select three devices and it will bring up a side-by-side detailed comparison of them.

There are 16 countries, including the US, that are searchable with more to be added later. This is a great idea by Google to do as it brings clarity for people who don't necessary spend all day keeping up-to-date on the slew of Android devices that continue to hit the market. [Google Mobile Blog]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

R2-D2 Droid 2 on sale today!

3

 

Couldn't make it to one of the R2-D2 parties last night? Want your very own Star Wars edition of the Droid 2? Just hit up Verizon's website and part with $249, and you can be the envy of all your nerd friends. And you can't put a price on that. [Verizon] Thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Sprint 4G goes live in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis-St. Paul

17

 

Sprint's 4G data service just went live in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis-St. Paul, meaning you Steelers fans with the Samsung Epic 4G and HTC Evo 4G can get the latest as old man Charlie Batch leads the Steelers over the Ravens on Sunday, and you Vikes fans can fret about whether old OLD man Brett Favre will actually come back from the bye week or go back to Mississippi where it's safe and warm. Yeah, it's like that. [Sprint]

Full list of Sprint 4G service in the Android Central Forums

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Sprint getting the Samsung Transform, another Galaxy S phone?

38

The Samsung Transform has surfaced in a picture that displays some of Sprint's upcoming phones. Little to no information has been released relating to the Transform, which is intriguing enough. To make the leak more interesting, however, the device looks exactly like the recently released Epic 4G

Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to release its version of the Samsung Galaxy S with a QWERTY keyboard, so perhaps it wants to release a touchscreen-only option? The timing seems strange, but we'll keep our ears open. Until then, anyone's guess is as good as ours as to possible specs and potential release date of the Transform.

Oh, by the way, there's another look at the Kyocera/Sanyo Zio with Sprint branding that we first showed you at Radio Shack. [Engadget]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Droid 2 R2-D2 edition launch parties starting soon!

3

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]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

Google Maps gets an update, adds weather to live wallpapers

25

 

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]

Read more and comment

 
3 years ago

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

10

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]

Read more and comment

 
Show More Headlines

Pages