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6 years ago

Hands-on with the AT&T Captivate


AT&T Captivate

Lo, look forth on the AT&T Captivate -- its version of the Samsung Galaxy S. Just like the other carriers' versions, it's thin, light, and flies, thanks to that 1GHz Hummingbird processor. And that Super AMOLED screen -- gorgeous. We can only hope that AT&T doesn't do its usual job of locking down the phone to the Android Market, but that's hardly Samsung's fault, is it. Peep more hands-on pics after the break.

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6 years ago

Gaming on the Sprint Epic 4G


Asphalt on the Sprint Epic 4G

The Sprint Epic 4G brings a horizontal keyboard, and it brings some monster gaming power (as do all the other versions of the Galaxy S, of course). After the break, we take a look at the Asphalt racing game on the Epic 4G, which sports a six-axis gyroscope, which you can see in action.

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6 years ago

T-Mobile Vibrant hands-on


T-Mobile Vibrant

T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S is known as the Vibrant, and it's as slim and sleek as its cousins. Same 1GHz Hummingbird processor, same 4-inch Super AMOLED display. T-Mo just had to show us how Avatar looks on the phone, and while it's not quite the same as in the theater, it's still pretty damn good for a 4-inch smartphone. Check it out after the break.

Update: hands-on photos!

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6 years ago

HTC Evo OTA back in action


evo ota update round 2

It looks like Sprint and HTC have re-released the OTA update for the Evo 4g.  We don't have any clues about what might have went wrong, but considering the reports of better speed and battery life from folks who successfully updated yesterday, we're glad it's back -- provided that little bricking thing has been fixed.

Today's update is a bit larger (~30MB vs. ~21MB for yesterdays) and we're seeing success from the forums.  We're in the process of rolling things back and trying it out ourselves (good luck Adam!), we'll update when and if anything happens -- good or bad.

To make things even more clear, Phil just got word back from HTC:

  • The OTA is officially back, and should be ready and working well.
  • If you updated yesterday, none of this applies to you, you're good to go and already updated.
  • No official word about what's going to happen with bricked devices, but HTC is aware and will take care of things ASAP.

[AndroidCentral forums]

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6 years ago

Live from the Samsung Galaxy S event


Samsung event in NYC

We're here in New York City for tonight's Samsung Galaxy S event. Join Phil and Dieter starting around 6 p.m. EDT as we bring you the latest from the platform that spans all the major U.S. carriers.

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6 years ago

Cisco officially expanding to the Android platform


In the business world where mobility is king and comes with a high demand, who better to answer the call than Cisco? Cisco announced a new product called the Cius. The Cius is a mobile android-based tablet with the business connectivity and features you expect from every Cisco product and beyond. The Cius runs on Android and features a 7-inch high-resolution color screen, an Intel Atom 1.6-GHz processor, 32GB of flash memory to store marketplace apps, a detachable/replaceable 8-hour battery, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G/4G data, Cisco collaboration applications, an HD soundstation, HD audio, 720p HD video with Cisco TelePresence for video conferencing and integrated security. You can view a video demonstration of the Cius here. [via Cisco]

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6 years ago

Verizon gives new shipping date for HTC Droid Incredible


htc droid incredible

Still waiting for your HTC Droid Incredible to ship? (No, Verizon isn't dropping the DInc!) It seems like they have the screen availability issues under control and will start shipping out some more units shortly.  If you order today, your phone should ship be July 27. 

Hopefully the back orders are shipping soon, I know a lot of you guys are itching to get one of the hottest phones of the year in your hands, and so are we.  If you've heard any good news from Big Red about your order, holler out, and if you've been holding out until more stock arrives jump on it now while you still can.  [Verizon]

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6 years ago

Samsung SPH-M910 (Intercept) photos leaked


samsung intercept

Here's a few pictures of the Samsung Intercept (SPH-M910), another new Sammy to be released on the Sprint network (rumors say July 11).  Supposedly the replacement for the Samsung Moment, and after seeing these pics I have to agree. Should be shipping with Eclair (Android 2.1) and a 3.2 inch touchscreen, but not many of the other details can be confirmed.  We should know more after tonight's big Samsung event in New York, which we're covering live tonight at 6 PM EST.

What we can be sure of, is that the 4 row QWERTY with trackpad should appeal to people who need the physical keys, but need something a little smaller than the new breed of 4 inch plus superphones.  And it comes in pink.  Hit the break to see another pic showing a bit better detail of the QWERTY. 

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6 years ago

Motorola Droid Froyo build FRF84B leaked


droid frf85b froyo

Droid users you've got another Froyo build to play with -- FRF84B.  (Eyes playing tricks on me.  Thanks for the correction darkcomartist.)  Yes, that number should look familiar, as it's the same build that was called the final for the Nexus One.  We have no idea if this will be the final version from Motorola, but if you've been unofficially beta testing Android 2.2 on your Droid, you might want to have a look.

Get it HERE .  You'll have to be rooted, flash the file from recovery.  Then shout out in the comments and in the forums and let us know the good and the bad.  [DroidLife]

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6 years ago

HTC Says Q3 is the quarter for Froyo for the Desire, Legend and Wildfire


With the official Froyo update now available to Nexus One users, it begs us to ask the question, “when will Froyo be available for my _______?” Well, HTC has answered so be jealous no longer of the sons of privilege (Nexus One users). HTC has told Recombu that the Desire, Wildfire and Legend -- non-U.S. phones, all -- will receive Froyo in Q3 (July, August and September) of this year. [Recombu via Engadget]

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6 years ago

How's your Evo 4G running post-update?


Evo 4G Update

For those of you who updated your Sprint Evo 4G and didn't face any of the bricking problems that brought the update to a halt, how's your phone treating you now? Seeing an improvement in Wifi signal? How about battery life? Find some unannounced gem? Inquiring minds want to know!

Sound off in the comments, or peruse the Evo 4G forums to see what everybody's talking about.

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6 years ago

Motorola Charm may be T-Mobile Basil


Motorola Charm T-Mobile Basil

Looks like the Motorola Charm -- that square-faced QWERTY fellow -- indeed is going to T-Mobile, and it's likely getting a name change to the Basil. Not sure if that's going to make its small stature and penchant for Motoblur any more palatable, but at least the stars are starting to align. [TmoNews]

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6 years ago

Dell Streak available factory unlocked for £449


Everybody loves the option of choosing their own carrier. And the Dell Streak is now available for purchase factory unlocked. The half-tablet-computer-half-phone Dell Streak packs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-inch display capable of taking quite a beating, along with a number of other goodies. The Streak shipped with Android 1.6 but will be updated to 2.2, as promised by Dell, sometime this year. The phone is currently only available in the UK but will be available in the U.S. next month for the reasonable price of $500. [via Engadget]

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6 years ago

Verizon offers travel app tips


This week, Verizon Wireless put out an announcement that offered up some timely app tips for the summer travel season.

Apps for helping customers make travel plans include:

  • Kayak Flight and Hotel Search for Android (Market link) devices help customers find great deals on hotels, flights, rental properties and cruises
  • ZAGAT TO GO '10 (Market link) gives customers access to the Web's most trusted guide to restaurant reviews and ratings from over 45 Zagat Guides covering dining, nightlife, hotels, and golf courses. It is available in Android Market for $9.99.
  • Skype mobile gives customers the planet in their pockets, allowing them to make unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls to friends and family around the corner or around the world. Currently available on Verizon phones.

Apps for taking the stress out of travel include:

  • FlightStats for Android (Market link) provides flight statuses, departures, arrivals, airport delays, and other flight and airport information It is available for $4.99 in Android Market.
  • VZ Navigator Global provides maps and turn-by-turn directions for international destinations, ensuring that unfamiliar areas and road signs in different languages don't keep customers from arriving at their destinations (pricing and availability may vary by device).

Apps for enjoying time away include:

  • Urbanspoon (Market link) gives customers a localized community of restaurant reviews and ratings (available for FREE in Android Market). Note: Urbanspoon works on Droid and Nexus One phones. If you have another Android phone, you can always find Urban spoon on the web at
  • Geodelic (Market link) allows customers to effortlessly browse their locations to find java joints, banks, restaurants and other area businesses (available for FREE in Android Market).
  • WeatherBug (Market link) helps keep you up to date on weather conditions wherever you travel and alerts them to severe weather warnings based on their locations (available for FREE in Android Market).

It's nice to see that Verizon is being proactive about promoting apps.

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6 years ago

Latest Froyo build for the Nexus One is the official Android 2.2 update


Android 2.2 Froyo

The wait for Froyo is over, folks -- well, at least for those of you with the Google Nexus One. The Android 2.2  update that was pushed out in the afternoon -- FRF85B -- indeed is the official release. And just like we said they would, Google announced the update today:

Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights.

In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones - and most users will receive the notification by the end of the week . We hope you enjoy these new features.

If you're running a custom ROM, you might not get the update pushed to you, so head to the nearest forums (oh, look, here are some) to find the manual updates. [Google]

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