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Android Quick App: Browsix

Quick show of hands:  How many of you use some sort of photo hosting service to get your pictures off your Android device, rather than grabbing your USB cable and transferring them manually?  Or do you always have a USB cable/charging cradle on your desk, but you're too lazy to enable USB storage...

Using the Droid X overseas [from the forums]

Do you travel internationally but have a CDMA (think Sprint or Verizon) non-"world" phone? Android Central Forums user jdbower has written up a great guide just for you. He details a trip to Tiawan in which he was mostly able to get by using his Droid X on open WiFi networks (he did have a world...

Google Chrome team to provide free WiFi to travelers this holiday season

Google has announced that the Chrome team will be providing free WiFi to travelers this holiday season, partnering with three major airlines. They are  teaming up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to provide free Gogo WiFi to over 700 planes, which they are expecting to service more than 15...

Lookator gives a whole new angle to viewing available Wi-Fi networks

While out and about, many of us search for available wireless networks to connect to, and Lookator gives you a whole new way to search. Viewing items on a map can be a bit confusing, especially if you are in an area that is loaded with buildings, but with the new view it is easy to tell. After...

Samsung's Galaxy S becomes first smartphone to be Wi-Fi Direct certified

The news of Wi-Fi Direct recently gave everyone hope that their device will be able to connect with others simply via a Wi-Fi connection. While the news was exciting, we didn't receive dates or specific device lists in order to estimate a time frame. Samsung's Galaxy S was caught on the Wi-Fi...

T-Mobile pushing update to G2, brings Wifi calling, bugfixes

Remember how about a month ago a few people reported their G2s had been updated for Wifi calling? And remember how T-Mobile said there was no such update? Well, now there is. It's official folks, the update is under way, and here's what you'll get: Wi-Fi Calling for AndroidResolves device freeze...

WiFi-only Galaxy Tab passes through FCC

As the Samsung Galaxy Tab nears launch here in the U.S., one question still looms: will there be a WiFi-only version? We have heard rumors on both sides, but the affirmative side just got a big boost as it appears a WiFi-only version passed through the FCC.The device has been known as the GT-P1010...

Hands-on with Winamp for Android: Great music app, easy wireless syncing

I've never really gotten into playing music on my phone, for one reason or another. That ends today, with Nullsoft's Winamp hitting the Android Market in a beta version. That's right, the same Winamp that was my very first desktop player some 13 years ago (back when a 6-megabyte music file didn't...

T-Mobile G2 reportedly getting an OTA update to enable Wifi calling

Word on the street this morning is that a few people have gotten an over-the-air update on their T-Mobile G2 that enables Wifi calling, tethering and a sundry of other trinkets. Rollout doesn't seem widespread just yet, so we're likely in the very early stages here. But any update is a welcome...

T-Mobile officially announces Wifi calling on the new myTouch and Defy Android phones

  T-Mobile this morning made the rumors official -- there be Wifi calling on them there Android phones. Specficially, on the new T-Mobile myTouch and Motorola Defy, and it'll be coming to more Android devices in the coming months. And -- surprise, surprise -- its done with that Kineto technology we...

Wifi-only version of the Galaxy Tab coming

Samsung's Dale Sohn dropped the news we'd been hoping to hear ever since the Galaxy Tab Android tablet was announced a couple of weeks ago at IFA in Berlin -- a Wifi-only version is in the works. Don't know when, or for how much, but it's coming, folks. For more, check out our liveblog.

Skype Mobile update does not allow use of Wifi after all [updated]

We had a bad feeling that when the Skype Mobile app for Android was updated late last night and seemingly allowed calls over Wifi, things were a little too good to be true. And sure enough, they were. At left here is the original description for Version 1.5.0.4, which tells of "Simultaneous Wifi...

Skype Mobile for Android now works over 3G *and* Wifi (but still Verizon-only)

Great news for those of you rocking Skype Mobile on Android -- the app has been updated, and you can now make calls over Wifi, in addition to 3G. That means faster speeds, of course, and no more being forced to use Verizon's data, which is slower, costs you money, and was a pretty specious move to...

Samsung Galaxy Tab gets FCC'd; dual-band WiFi and GSM frequencies?

This Samsung Galaxy Tab is everywhere. It was on a train in Australia, it has infiltrated Verizon's database, and already has a line of accessories to dress up the seven-incher. The only thing we're missing: an official word from Samsung that it's actually launching. Well it can't be too long now,...

Powering the iPad with Android's WiFi tethering

Our friend (frenemy?) Rene Ritchie over at sister-site TiPb has done a quick, largely (and admittedly) unscientific comparison of connectivity options for the iPad, and whether the additional $130 for the 3G model and corresponding data plan is worth it. In the test, he pits the built-in 3G over...

Wireless N support unlocked on the HTC Evo (unofficialy, of course)

That's more like it.  We know that the HTC Evo  does not have the best reputation when it comes to WiFi support.  That could very well be a thing of the past now that another of those HTC hacking geniuses has figured how to unblock 802.11 n support.  We're not even sure why support was disabled in...

HTC Droid Incredible may be gearing up for Froyo, 802.11n wireless support

The HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon (read our review) appears to be slated for an official update to enable 802.11n Wifi -- that's the fast kind -- according to a filing Friday with the FCC. [via Wireless Goodness] Included in the filing is an updated owners manual, which clearly shows 802.11n...

Evo 4G Wifi speed test -- you might be surprised by the results

So we've already taken a look at the strength of the Wifi signal on the Evo 4G. And that's important. You have to have a good connection to get anything done. But signal strength isn't everything. And so we re-ran our tests, this time measuring data speed. How did the Evo 4G compare? If the...

Evo 4G Wifi test -- how bad is it?

It's no great secret that the Evo 4G doesn't do as well as other Android phones when it comes to holding a Wifi signal. In fact, we've got page after page in our forums of how displeased many of you are. But how does the Evo 4G's Wifi stack up? We put it through a couple of relatively unscientific...

Free* WiFi tethering available for rooted Evo 4Gs

If your Evo 4G's been rooted already (using either the Unrevoked or XDA method), there's now another Wifi tethering method available at your disposal, and all you have to do is load up a little application (just be sure to grab the latest version). This one is outside the confines of Sprint's...

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