All Posts by Phil Nickinson

Legal filing lends credence to claims of Google showing preferential treatment

Legal filing lends credence to claims of Google showing preferential treatment

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Carriers, manufacturers who play nice get 'non-contractual time to market advantage'Can't say this surprises us much. Think back to mid-May, when This is my Next's Nilay Patel did a bang-up job explaining that whole Google-Skyhook brouhaha and the alleged strong-arming of carriers and manufacturers to conform to Google's way of thinking (developing, really) when it comes to Android.Fast...

RIM sponsoring 50 meetups nationwide to woo Android devs to BlackBerry Playbook

RIM sponsoring 50 meetups nationwide to woo Android devs to BlackBerry Playbook

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What's all this, then? Research in Motion -- aka BlackBerry-maker RIM -- is sponsoring 50 meetups nationwide to help woo Android developers in to making their apps available on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The PlayBook, as you'll recall, has some sort of witchery that allows Android apps to run sandboxed within the QNX OS.Going to developers directly is a must for RIM in this case....

Droid Incredible's Gingerbread update pushing out now; we've got manual install instructions

Droid Incredible's Gingerbread update pushing out now; we've got manual install instructions

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We're getting pinged left and right today that the Gingerbread update for the HTC Droid Incredible is pushing out in earnest following a brief delay. In addition to Android 2.3.4, you can expect:MMS messages will now send correctlyProperly save audio files from MMS messagesSuccessfully play audio from MMS messagesInternet connection via Bluetooth now enabledVZ Navigator now operates on...

Finally official, the Motorola Droid Bionic arrives Sept. 8 for $299 on contract

Finally official, the Motorola Droid Bionic arrives Sept. 8 for $299 on contract

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Read our Droid Bionic Review Have we mentioned the Motorola Droid Bionic will be available Sept. 8? Oh, good. Because it's now finally officially official. Price is official as well: $299 with a two-year contract. This has without a doubt been one of the strangest roads to launch for a smartphone in recent memory. The Droid Bionic was initially announced in January at CES (see our...

Mysterious Samsung Slider now going by 'Stratosphere;' Pantech Breakout also gets another look

Mysterious Samsung Slider now going by 'Stratosphere;' Pantech Breakout also gets another look

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Astute Android Central readers will recall the phone you see above as the Samsung SCH-i405, which we first brought you a full picture of way back in July, looking very much like an LTE version of Sprint's Epic 4G. And now it's back in a clearer render form, pretty much looking how we last left it, only now going by its "Stratosphere" name. No real change in specs, so far as we...

HTC Ruby gets new set of pics, more specs, still looking at October launch as T-Mobile Amaze 4G

HTC Ruby gets new set of pics, more specs, still looking at October launch as T-Mobile Amaze 4G

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One of our minor complaints regarding the T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G was a wee bit of lag when compared to its cousin, the Sprint EVO 3D. We've pretty much chalked that up to the EVO 3D's increased RAM, and whatever difference in software tweaks you'll find between a Sprint and T-Mobile device. But that might all about to become moot, with yet another appearance of the HTC Ruby, which is...