Just a day after Samsung announced that its flagship Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will arrive on Verizon Wireless shelves in the coming weeks, the LTE-enabled unit reared its head at Samsung's massive CES booth here in Las Vegas. Other than the honking 4G LTE logo on the back (really, this makes the Note 2's tattoo look modest), this device is identical to the tablet we've grown to love-- same 10.1...
Since its introduction back in October, Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 has skyrocketed to superstardom, pushing 5 million units and earning the top spot on holiday gift guides across all carriers. It has also been written about ad nauseam, without countless stories popping up across the internet ranging from that display (it’s as huge as they say) to the battery life (it’s as phenomenal as they say)....
What more is there to say about one of the hottest phones on the market today? Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 is poised to be one of the biggest (literally) smartphones this holiday season, and the country's largest carrier just launched its iteration. You won't find any differences under the hood-- same Exynos quad-core processor, same 2 gigs of RAM, and same super-slick Jelly Bean OS. What you WILL...
Newer. Better. Faster. Longer. It's the updated Motorola RAZR line.
When the original RAZR hit the market last summer, followed shortly after by the RAZR MAXX, a lot of people were eagerly awaiting a true flagship line from Motorola. And the devices were met with success, thanks to Verizon’s aggressive marketing and the MAXX's considerable battery advantage.
Shortly after its release, though,...
Verizon Wireless held a briefing today here in San Diego as part of MobileCON's day one festivities, citing the inroads it has made with its extensive LTE network. According to VZW CTO Nicola Palmer, Verizon's LTE footprint currently covers 75-percent Americans, and is scheduled to duplicate the 3G footprint by the end of 2013. At the end of September 2012, 35-percent of all of Verizon's data...
4-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass (800X480) 262K Color TFT
Dimensions: 4.69 x 2.45 x 0.45 inches
Weight: 5.0 oz
8GB of storage
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Android 2.3 upgradable to Android 4.0
5-megapixel (rear) camera
Full 1080p HD video capture
Front facing camera
Video producer LG software
Mobile Hotspot capable...
It's that time of month again: Verizon says it will flip the LTE switch in five new markets tomorrow, while expanding coverage in three existing areas. New to the LTE game are:
Glens Falls, N.Y.
Those markets soon to see stronger and more widespread LTE signals include:
We've spotted the Samsung Illusion a few times in the past but Verizon has now fully unveiled the device for all. Pulling in to the entry level market, the specs for the Samsung Illusion aren't mind blowing but not bad either especially as a starter device.
3.5-inch HVGA TFT display
1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor
3MP rear camera
Verizon has released a large update for their Messages app that includes support for phone and tablet SMS/MMS sync. The update brings the app to version 2.0.
To sync your tablet and phone together so that you can send and receive text messages to both:
Download the updated Verizon Messages app from the Android Market
Ensure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
Here's some good news for all of you who have been wondering if the LG Revolution would ever receive its Gingerbread update: Verizon has made it official and is pushing it out as we speak. In addition to Android 2.3, the update (software version VS910ZV7) also brings with it a host of improvements, all listed above. A welcome update indeed. Sit tight if you're still waiting, and hit the source...
Not to say we told you so, but, well, we told you so. And now we have official confirmation of what we've been saying for months -- the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus is headed to Verizon "later this year", with 4G LTE capability.
So now we can all relax. Hit the jump for the official presser, along with the now-familiar spec list.
In case you've already forgotten Verizon's announcement last month on the next batch of markets to receive LTE, the following areas are official live beginning today:
Fort Myers, FL (LTE currently is available in the airport)
Sioux City, IA
Terre Haute, IN
Birmingham, AL (The footprint will also extend out I-65 North to Cullman, I-59...
Update: And the same person who initially said what we already all knew has now retracted that statement, saying what we all know is not officially known yet.
Original: We've suspected it for a while, we've even got a poll up asking what you think about the possibility. Now it seems we finally have confirmation that the shiny new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Galaxy Nexus will, initially at least...
If you've watched last night's Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich unveiling, you'll recall the sequence where the phone was hooked up to a camera rig and used to capture some impressive-looking time-lapse videos. Now, some behind-the-scenes photos of the rig, uploaded by Google's Romain Guy, have given us our best indication yet that Big Red will indeed be getting an LTE version of the upcoming...
As a lover of my couch, I didn't get too worked up with the MOTOACTV announcement. What did pique my interest, however, is the Smart Actions function that comes preloaded on the Droid RAZR. Motorola says that this nifty little feature is going to improve your battery life by 30%, which is great, since we won't be able to buy an extended battery for the device. Smart Actions will decrease...
Verizon has updated some of their terms this week and those updates, now state that Verizon will use your info for "certain business and marketing reports" and for "making mobile ads you see more...
Verizon Wireless has released the official Android 2.3 build for the Casio G'zOne Commando, available via OTA update now. In addition to Gingerbread, software version C771M070 adds a number of performance improvements, including reduced lag and a fix to the proximity sensor. If it hasn't pushed to your Commando yet, you can manually initiate the update (Menu Key > Settings > About phone...
Droid X owners are going to want to check their device for an OTA update, as Verizon says that software version 4.5.605.MB810 will be rolling out "soon." The 113 MB update is said to resolve keyboard stability and usability to "optimize performance during text entry." The OTA appears to be already arriving for some, but as always, if you haven't received it yet, sit back and relax, there's no...