Category: Android News


Casio G’zOne Commando update brings bug fixes and push-to-talk

Android Central

Casio and Verizon are continuing to roll out software updates for the G’zOne Commando, following the rugged phone’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread update late last year. The latest software for the Commando brings it up to version C771M100, and adds free push-to-talk capability, along with the usual sprinkling of bug fixes. The new software is also apparently built on a newer build of Gingerbread than the last version, and includes the “latest Google  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note headed to Bell Mobility in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note

We already know that the 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note will be headed to TELUS and Rogers next month, but now we have confirmation that it’s landing on Bell Mobility Canada too. The 5.3-inch monster phone, already released internationally and coming to AT&T in the U.S. in February, appears alongside a “coming soon” message on the carrier’s official website.

In case anyone’s keeping score, Bell’s Galaxy Note is  [Read More…]

Amazon announces Q4 2011 earnings; all Kindle sales up 177 percent

But still no hard numbers given on Kindle Fire sales

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon today released its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings numbers. Net revenue was up 41 percent year over year to $ 48.08 billion, but net income fell 45 percent to $ 631 million.

Amazon’s already said that the Android-based Kindle Fire is its “best selling,” “most wished for” and “most gifted device” of the 2011 holiday season, but until today it had yet  [Read More…]

Walt Disney Japan and NTT Docomo introduce ‘Disney Mobile on Docomo’

Disney Mobile on Docomo

NTT Docomo has announced their new partnership with Walt Disney Japan to create the Disney Mobile on Docomo brand.  Docomo is an official corporate sponsor at Disneyland Tokyo and DisneySea Tokyo, and “special customer benefits” also will be offered from this spring at both locations for subscribers with the new phones.  Yes, they also announced to Android phones under the new brand — the F-08D (that’s the pink model  [Read More…]

Team6 announces new FlatOut: Stuntman Android exclusive racing game

Team6 announces new FlatOut: Stuntman Android exclusive racing game

FlatOut is a very popular racing video game for PC, PlayStation and Xbox initially released in 2004 and followed by a series of other installments during the years. And even though up until now only technology  [Read More…]

Samsung: No Galaxy S II successor at Mobile World Congress

Galaxy S III unveiling due at Samsung event in first half of year

Android Central

Android Central at Mobile World Congress We’ve heard the rumors, and gone over the possibility in an editorial, but now we have it straight from the horse’s mouth — the Samsung Galaxy S III will not be making its debut at Mobile World Congress. In a statement released today, the Korean  [Read More…]

Developer chat with Madfinger Games today at 2 PM PST

madfinger-deadzone

Developer Madfinger Games has been on a roll recently with their hit title Shadowgun, easily one of the best looking Android games to date. The company just released their free add-on, dubbed The Leftover, and now they are hard at work on their free multiplayer expansion called Deadzone.

Today at 2 PM PST / 5 PM EST, Madfinger CEO Marek Rabas will host a live chat on Gamestop’s Facebook page to  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S Advance coming to Three UK

Android Central

Yesterday Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy S Advance, a new mid-range device that fits somewhere between the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II in terms of hardware muscle. Now British network Three is the first to confirm that it’ll be carrying the phone, though no firm release date is on offer just yet. For its part, Samsung has indicated that the Galaxy S Advance will be coming to Russia  [Read More…]

Samsung Infuse 4G finally gets its official Gingerbread update

Samsung Infuse 4G

The Samsung Infuse 4G is finally — finally!!! — getting its update to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. (A point release higher than a recent leak.) Here’s the full changelog:

Improved Copy and Paste functionality Redesigned Multi Touch Software Keyboard Download manager for long running HTTP downloads Improved power management and application control Notification Shade: “Flight Mode” added (“Silent” removed) New Fonts options added include Choco Cooky, Cool Jazz, Rosemary Keyboard Changes:  [Read More…]

ClockworkMod Touch Recovery now available for $1.99 in ROM Manager, free as flashable download

CWM recovery in-app purchase

There’s a Market update available for ROM Manager, and it brings a new feature that many have been wanting — automatic installation of ClockworkMod Touch Recovery.  ROM Manager itself is still free (you can buy the premium version for more features), but if you want to use it to flash CWM Touch, it’s going to cost you.  The price is $ 1.99, and it’s available as an in-app purchase  [Read More…]