Category: Android News


Motorola Tweet Confirms Droid Bionic for September 8

A tweet from the Official Motorola Droid Bionic Twitter account has confirmed yesterday that September 8th will be the release date for the long-awaited handset.  Of course we’ll likely get a full-on press announcement in the next few days as Motorola and Verizon really want to make sure this thing succeeds.  A simple tweet is not enough to get the hype machine rolling so we look for  [Read More…]

EA Releases Free Version of Tetris

Electronic Arts (EA) has followed the recent debut of Scrabble Free with another, equally popular title in Tetris Free.  Featuring new and improved visuals, personal stats, and the popular marathon mode, the game can be downloaded on Android 1.6 devices and higher.  How do they get away with giving this title out for free?  Ads, of course!   We played around for a few minutes and found that while they  [Read More…]

CM7 seen booting on an HP TouchPad, still a long way from being usable

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Well, how about that. What you see in the video above apparently is CyanogenMod 7 booting onto an HP TouchPad. Of course, booting is just the first step in a long line of things that have to happen before we get a working port. Notably, the touchscreen doesn’t yet work. That’s kind of a big one. But booting CM7 is a big step, no doubt. The plan now, apparently, is to work up  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Combo case for HTC ThunderBolt

Seidio CONVERT Combo for HTC Thunderbolt

The Aug. 29 Deal of the Day brings us the Seidio CONVERT Combo Case for the HTC ThunderBolt. This thing’s a monster. It’s got four layers of protection, plus a holster, making it the ultimate accessory for your ThunderBolt. Start with a 0.1mm thick screen guard, which protects your display. Then there’s the Seidio Innocase II surface case that protects the phone with a hard yet flexible design. On top  [Read More…]

LG Enlighten Spotted in Walmart Catalog

We first heard about the LG Enlighten earlier this month, and we got a better look at it on Tuesday. It appears that the Enlighten will be making its way to Big Red through Walmart, as someone has gotten their paws on a Verizon catalog that’s advertising the device.

Just as a refresher, the Enlighten is said to be  [Read More…]

Toshiba’s Android-powered tablet gets thin at IFA

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The Toshiba Thrive may not be the tablet for you, but Toshiba doesn’t appear to be stopping its Android development any time soon. In fact, the above image is that of a purported tablet Toshiba is expected to announce at IFA. The details on this one have been kept rather slim for the sake of not wanting to ruin the announcement, but the images  [Read More…]

Cyanogen Mod 7: Coming soon to the HP Touchpad

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If you were one of the lucky few who managed to snag an HP Touchpad for $ 99-$ 149 a week ago in hopes that someone would find a way to get the Android operating system on there, it seems your short wait may soon be over.  This weekend brought a few big steps towards making this dream a possibility.

First, AndroidSpin is reporting that the HP Touchpad now has ClockworkMod  [Read More…]

Get a Clear Look at Sprint’s Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

We’re but one day away from getting the official announcement, but we now have a very clear indication as to how the Sprint version of the Galaxy S II looks.  Assumed to carry the name of Epic 4G Touch when it debuts in the next few weeks, it’s a slim, sleek, and sexy on the outside.  As for the inside, well, we’re still waiting on  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Gravity Wins

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Here’s a great little twist on an old favorite. Gravity Wins takes your old Connect Four game and turns it on its head. And its side. And keeps doing so until somebody wins.

The idea is simple. Just like traditional Connect Four, you drop checkers down the slots, trying to get four of your pieces in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Only in Gravity wins, the board rotates clockwise  [Read More…]

HTC Holiday Found in Wild with AT&T 4G LTE Support

Engadget has obtained the first good look at the upcoming HTC Holiday, a phone that’s long been tumbling in the rumor mill.  It appears that this handset may be one of  the first phones on AT&T’s 4G LTE network when it arrives later in the year.  The device runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 3.0 and offers a plethora of top-notch specs.  Ma Bell customers can look forward to 1.2GHz  [Read More…]