Archive for October, 2011


Samsung Skyrocket

Living up to their promise to deliver a 4G LTE handset this year, AT&T announced the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket today. The device will arrive in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online November 6 for $ 249.99 with a two-year commitment.

Just last month AT&T started selling their version of the Galaxy S II, and the new Skyrocket is very similar with a few improvements. In addition to support for  [Read More...]

HTC now the number one smartphone vendor in the US

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Here at Android and Me, we’ve already gone over global Q3 shipping figures in several different posts. To sum it all up, Samsung is the world leader in smartphone shipments, followed by Apple and Nokia. But what about when it comes to each individual country?

The US market is a totally different beast compared to the rest of the world. Where CDMA and two-year contracts rule supreme, the US is just  [Read More...]

US Galaxy Nexus to launch after November 17

Samsung-Galaxy-Nexus

Telegraph is reporting that the flagship Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, will not be launching in the United States until after the European launch on November 17. Telegraph indicated that Samsung confirmed a later US launch at the Galaxy Note launch.

We do have reason to be a tad suspicious of this claim, however. As you may recall, a screenshot taken from Verizon’s internal MAP system  [Read More...]

Google+

Google+ is getting some love tonight. The latest version has just been pushed to the Android Market and should be showing up for most folks. If not, you’ll just have to sit tight for a little while longer. This release — created during the Ice Cream Sandwich developement brings a few changes to the table.

Most notably the UI and styling of the app is more in tune with how Android 4.0 looks  [Read More...]

Android Central

Albeit a little behind the times, the European versions of the Motorola Xoom Wifi are now beginning to receive a software update that includes an update to version 3.2 of Honeycomb.

Users in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK should be seeing the update notifications start to appear on their devices.

Besides just updating to 3.2, Motorola have thrown in  [Read More...]

htc-rezound1

Well, it looks like a tester that goes by the YouTube name of worldofjohnboy, has decided to give us all a tease of the HTC Rezound in a nearly five-minute unboxing presentation. Seemingly every tech journalist in the free-world has referred to this device as the HTC Vigor at one point or another. Judging from the video,  [Read More...]

gestures

Touchscreens revolutionized the smartphone industry. What was state-of-the-art technology just a few years ago is now almost standard for all devices (even some feature phones have touchscreens). The ability to operate a device by touch has changed the way we interact with our devices, but there’s always room for improvement. So, what comes next? How about gestures?

The Pantech Vega LTE will launch in South Korea this November. Pantech devices have  [Read More...]

Pantech-Vega

Don’t you hate it when your elbow deep in some cake mix, and then your phone rings? Well, need not worry. Pantech is coming out with a device that’ll separate itself from the Samsung’s, HTC’s and Motorola’s of the world. The South Korean-based company plans to release a LTE smartphone called the Vega.

The Vega will carry  [Read More...]

Nyan Droid Live Wallpaper in the Market

Nyan Droid Live Wallpaper

Looks like we’re really going there. Just remember, what has been seen can never be unseen.

Android Market web link

sch-w999

Samsung will be releasing the dual-screen SCH-W999 in China. This phone features a five megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 AMOLED display accompanied by three touch buttons. The inside packs a similar screen plus a physical keypad. The phone is powered by a MSM8660 chip and supports both GSM and CDMA2000 on China Telecom.

Unfortunately, all other  [Read More...]