Category: Android News


Ice Cream Sandwich video surfaces online; developers confirm authenticity

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While most of us will be waiting for October 11th to roll around for our first hands-on experience with Ice Cream Sandwich, one lucky eBayer claims to have received a Nexus S with an early build already installed. And he has the video to prove it.

Originally posted on Engadget, the two minute video features a silent walkthrough of the camera, app drawer, launcher, notification bar and lock screen. Compared to  [Read More…]

HTC announces the cost-effective Explorer for India and Europe, coming in Q4

HTC Explorer

HTC announced their newest smartphone this morning called the Explorer, which represents an affordable device headed to India and Europe. We tend to get excited about the top tier phones but the lower-cost devices such as the HTC Explorer are equally just as game changing as they will allow more people with varying incomes to buy a smartphone.

Here are the specs for the HTC Explorer:

3.2-inch touchscreen with 320 x 480  [Read More…]

Skype adds video calling for Galaxy Tab 10.1, Xoom, Droid Bionic & more. Oh, and advertisements, too!

Skype has added 14 new devices to its list of supported phones and tablets capable of Skype video calling on Android.The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola Droid Bionic headline the list of new devices, however the real star of this update is the new advertising platform that Skype is introducing into its suite of products.

Advertisements have appeared in the Skype PC/Mac desktop  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson committed to supporting independent Android developers

Android Central

Yesterday we saw the confirmation that, thanks to assistance from Sony Ericsson, almost all of its Xperia range will be receiving full support from custom ROM CyangenMod in the future. Now SE itself has publicly come out in support of independent developers in a post on its Developer World blog.

The post by Karl-Johan Dahlström (he’s the guy holding the CM7’d Xperia Arc in the image above) acknowledges that custom ROMs are  [Read More…]

Amazon Kindle Fire – a Q&A

Kindle Fire

Amazon’s big Kindle Fire announcement day has come and gone, and a lot of you may be scratching your head trying to figure out all the news that happened while you were stuck at work or school.  We’ve taken the time to provide a handy set of questions and answers ourselves, and we think they would make a great starting point.  Of course, you can (and should) dive into the discussion in  [Read More…]

9MM from Gameloft enters the Android Market

Android Central

I’ve always enjoyed third-person shooter games and Gameloft has now made available 9MM in the Android Market. If you’re into some pretend gang violence with a Scarface like tone to it then you’ll likely dig 9MM — as the story line goes:

You become John “Loose” Kannon, the leader of a special team of hardened cops that aren’t afraid to bend the law to clean up the streets. But when they kill  [Read More…]

Acer Iconia A500 Android 3.2 update slowly rolling out

Acer Iconia A500

For those of you who picked up an Acer Iconia A500 you might want to go ahead and check for system updates. It appears as though the Android 3.2 update for the device has been very slowly rolling out to users for the past couple of days.

In order to get the update you need to return back to stock and unroot but keep in mind if you accept the official  [Read More…]

Verizon Motorola Xoom 4G LTE upgrade process now open

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The Motorola Xoom launched around the same time that Verizon debuted its 4G LTE network, but users were disappointed to learn that the Xoom would not support LTE until users sent in their device for an upgrade. Several months later, that day has finally arrived.

Verizon is now providing hardware upgrades for current contract subscribers of the  [Read More…]

Rogers turns LTE on in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Rogers LTE

In what is great news for Canadian consumers, Rogers announced that its 4G LTE network is now available in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. This expansion brings the total number of people who can access LTE service up to 5.5 million.

The first LTE Android device will be launching on October 18th and will be the HTC Jetstream.  The Honeycomb tablet will cost $ 499.99 with a 3-year service agreement and $ 799.99  [Read More…]

Sprint saying so long to 1-year contracts

Sprint Playbook

Like doing one-year contracts on Sprint? Hope you’re not married to the idea, because starting Oct. 2, they’re history. Kaput. As in, you’re not going to get them anymore. That goes right along with the mobile hotspot changes we brought you last week, and the changes we’ve already seen to the Premier program. Guess it’s just a sign of the times.

Thanks, anon!