Category: Android News

Ice Cream Sandwich source code will be available soon; Get ready for ROMs!


The Android modding community may not be the majority when it comes to Android users in general, but they are by far the most passionate and vocal. When Google didn’t release the source code for Honeycomb, devout hackers were irritated to say the least. Google has explained why they did this, which for the most part makes a lot of sense.

When Google first pushed Honeycomb out the door, it was  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus sign up page now live on Samsung’s site, includes seven US carriers


Want to be the first of your friends to get the latest on the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung? Keep reading our blog and we will do our best to take care of you, but you might also want to head over to and sign up to be notified when official news updates are available. We still don’t know which carriers the device will come to, but Samsung allows you to  [Read More…]

Camera rig shots reveal Galaxy Nexus with Verizon 4G LTE

4G LTE Galaxy Nexus

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 Nexus. Yep, that’s Verizon’s  [Read More…]

Samsung says Galaxy Nexus has been patent proofed against Apple


If you thought the Galaxy Nexus would be the latest device to get caught up in the Apple vs Samsung lawsuits currently taking place around the globe, think again.

Samsung’s mobile president, Shin Jong-kyun, told South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency that the Galaxy Nexus was designed with the company’s current legal problems in mind. He said he’s not totally sure the Galaxy Nexus “will be 100 percent free” of legal troubles,  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus – the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone coming to Verizon

This is the Galaxy Nexus. Officially, confirmed, and no more rumors. This is it. Announced at the delayed Ice Cream Sandwich announcement between Google and Samsung, the long-awaited device is finally official. And, boy, it looks like it just may be worth the wait.

The Galaxy Nexus is Google’s attempt to set a benchmark for what an Android phone should be. Built in collaboration  [Read More…]

Sprint unveils the HTC EVO Design 4G, available Oct. 23 for $100

Sprint just unveiled the HTC EVO Design 4G, which will be available Oct. 23 for only $ 100. The Now Network has really been hard at work as of late, with its new commitment of switching to 4G LTE beginning in 2012. The EVO Design 4G has a standout feature of dual CDMA/GSM capabilities, other than that, the rest of the phone packs some pretty impressive things as well.

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Andy Rubin: 6 million Android Tablets in the wild


Though we’ve had some information trickle in about the number of Android tablets in the wild, these numbers have largely been tablet shipments, which can vary significantly from the number of activated devices. At AsiaD this morning, Google Senior VP Andy Rubin mentioned that there are roughly six million activated Android tablets in the hands of consumers today.

The six million number suggests that Apple’s iPad line is still dominating the  [Read More…]

Motorola RAZR will be updated to Android 4.0 in early 2012


Samsung will have a couple months to enjoy their time in the sun as the only manufacturer with Ice Cream Sandwich phones, but Motorola isn’t asleep at the wheel. They’ve announced their plans to bring Android 4.0 to their new flagship device “at the start of 2012.”

Alain Mutricy, Senior Vice President of Portfolio and Product Management at Motorola, made this statement to European press today which may indicate that this  [Read More…]

ASUS EeePad Transformer 2 teaser video hits Youtube; announcement imminent?


While the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich have taken center stage over the past few weeks, an equally exciting device has largely been kept quiet. Until now.

The ASUS EeePad Transformer 2 will be the first quad-core Android device on the market, featuring NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra 3 processor. If you’ve not been following our coverage of Tegra 3/Kal-El, you can check out the promo video of Tegra  [Read More…]

Netflix updated to officially support Honeycomb tablets


Netflix updated its Android app today, which now officially supports all tablets running Honeycomb (Android 3.0+). It wasn’t too long ago  that the app was updated to support all phones running 2.2+. Since then, tablet owners could find the app and install it on their own to find that it ran fine on their tablets, but it’s great to see official support for more devices.

This update also brings support for everybody in  [Read More…]