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JCB phone

JCB's ruggedized Android smartphone launches in the UK

British construction equipment manufacturer JCB is no stranger to the smartphone game, having worked with Motorola to launch the DEFY+ JCB Edition just a few months ago. And today sees the launch of JCB's own-brand Android handset, the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart. It's not going to win any beauty...
Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S now available in Canada through Sony stores

If you've checked out our Sony Xperia S review and have been wondering when you can get your hands on one of your very own in Canada now is the time to celebrate. Starting today, Sony stores throughout Canada have the device in stock and ready to be placed in your loving hands for only $100 with a...
Samsung Infuse 4G Update

AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G Gingerbread update finally available again, confirmed to work this time

It's been about two months since the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G first saw its Android 2.3 Gingerbread made available, only to be yanked back due to some bugs. On Thursday, the download was finally revived via the Samsung Kies Mini application. Yes, folks. It's finally happening. (Again.) Here's a...
Android Central

Google Play Books updated for Froyo and Gingerbread with new UI and 3D page-turn animations

Seems like today is a good day for updates. Google has now rolled out the latest version of Google Play Books to the Google Play Store and as noted in the change log, this will be a good release for anyone still using Froyo or Gingerbread as it adds a new UI and 3D page animation. Other changes in...
Gmail

Gmail app update brings ICS features to Honeycomb

Google has updated the official Gmail app for Android today, with assorted changes for Android phones and tablets running Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. The most significant changes are for Android 3.2 tablets -- Honeycomb now gets access to a few handy features which until now have been...
Nexus S

More factory images for the Nexus S released

A few days ago we saw the very first factory images for the Nexus S posted by Google. Previously you had to use a community-supplied image to go all the way back to 2.3.4 and then manually flash the updates. It was a pain, and we're glad that Google and the hardware vendors got it all worked out....
Android Central

Spurt of updates brings ICS to 2.9 percent of Android devices

Google has just released an updated set of Android platform statistics for the two-week period ending April 2, 2012. These numbers show the proportion of various version of Android to have accessed the Google Play Store over the past fortnight, meaning these are devices that are being used by real...
Optimus S

Sprint Optimus S gets a second chance at a Gingerbread update

Last September, Sprint began rolling out the Gingerbread update for the LG Optimus S. It was quickly pulled as users were experiencing bugs with the data connection, charging, the keyboard, and worse. Since then, we've been waiting for it's return. Today seems to be that day, as Sprint says the...
Sony

Sony outlines Xperia ICS update plans - manual upgrade only, starting mid-April

Sony Mobile (or Sony Ericsson, as it was known back then) was one of the first Android manufacturers to step forward with a a definitive upgrade plan for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We've even seen public beta ROMs released for a couple of devices by Sony devs, and active engagement with the...
Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S 'value pack' comes to Korea, adds ICS features to Gingerbread

Despite some confusion as to whether it was or wasn't real, the fabled Samsung 'value pack' for original Galaxy S phones (the 'GT-i9000' GSM version, that is) has now started rolling out, beginning in Samsung's native South Korea. The pack attempts to make up for the fact that the OG Galaxy S isn'...
Droid R2-D2

Droid R2-D2 getting a maintenance update, docs live now

Remember the Droid R2-D2? Verizon does, and will shortly be issuing a maintenance update for the aging, but still capable R2-Droid2. The software version is getting a bump to 4.5.622.A957, on top of Android 2.3.4, and looks like it's chock full of security fixes and enhancements, bug-fixes, and...
ZTE Fury

Hands-on with the ZTE Fury

We have seen our fair share of low- to mid-range devices release over the past year, and it takes quite a bit for one of them to stick out now-a-days. While ZTE may not be a huge name in Android world right now, they are certainly not taking a back seat in this battle at all. Recently ZTE...
LG Optimus 3D ;/ Thrill 4G

Gingerbread finally hits the AT&T LG Thrill 4G

Four months to the day after the international LG Optimus 3D got bumped up to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, owners of the AT&T version, the LG Thrill 4G, are finally getting their update. The software upgrade, which brings the Thrill up to version 20P, also adds in a couple of features from the...
LG Optimus M+

LG Optimus M+ gets detailed, headed to MetroPCS

The LG Optimus M was the first Android device to arrive on MetroPCS way back in 2010, and now it looks like MetroPCS and LG are looking to follow it up with LG Optimus M+. Leaked details suggest a minor spec bump from the original Optimus M -- there's an 3.5 Inch screen, a 800MHz processor and an...
Huawei MyTouch

First Huawei myTouch photos leak out

Rumors have been circulating for a while that T-Mobile's next myTouch phone will be built my Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Now it seems we have more evidence of this, as the first photos of a myTouch device with Huawei logos has leaked out on ​TmoNews​. The photos show the familiar rounded myTouch...
ZTE Score

ZTE Score arrives on MetroPCS for only $50

MetroPCS has been rounding out its Android lineup lately and, now they've added another device to the mix -- the ZTE Score M. The ZTE Score certainly won't win any spec wars, but for anyone looking for a cost effective smartphone, it has a fair bit to offer: 600 MHz processor 1500 mAh...
CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod 7.2 release candidate now live with support for 69 Android devices

The first major CyanogenMod release of the year is upon us, as the leading custom Android firmware launches the first release candidate (RC) build for version 7.2. CM release candidates are generally considered stable enough for regular use, and are intended to flush out the last remaining bugs...
Droid Pro

Droid Pro update official, change log posted

A couple days ago we told you about the soak test starting up for the Motorola Droid Pro, and it seems to have passed and version 4.7.3.XT610 has been made official. Verizon has posted the change log and update instructions on their support site, with some critical bugs being addressed. The full...
Droid Pro

Motorola Droid Pro soak test to begin shortly?

A reader let us in on a message from Moto Matt about an upcoming soak test for the Motorola Droid Pro. It's the standard Motorola Feedback Network invite to participate, in case you've not seen one it looks a little like this: Hi, Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are...
Xperia Sola

Sony unveils Xperia Sola with 'floating touch' technology

Sony has today revealed the Xperia Sola, a new 3.7-inch Android smartphone similar to the Xperia P and Xperia U, which were unveiled a couple of months ago. If you've been following the rumors over the past few months, you'll recognize this as the MT27i "Pepper". The Xperia Sola is packing a brand...

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