Category: Android News


ClockworkMod developer teases touch-based recovery

ClockworkMod developer Koushik Dutta has shown off some early progress in bringing touchscreen functionality to his popular custom recovery image for Android. In a video posted on his Google+ page, Koush demonstrates the ability to navigate through menus using touch, rather than the regular volume rocker/power button combo required by current ClockworkMod builds.

A custom recovery image is an important tool for anyone wanting to use custom firmware on their Android device, so it’s great to see advanced  [Read More…]

Shadowgun: The Leftover update live in the Android Market

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We brought you the news back on Tuesday, but today is the day. “The Leftover” update for the brilliant Shadowgun is now live in the Android Market.

The expansion pack is a direct update to the original app, and brings with it 4 whole new levels among a bunch of other cool new features. We’re not going to bore you with details, because we know you’d rather be playing this.  [Read More…]

1Weather for Android from OneLouder [Android Quick App]

 

When it comes to weather applications on Android there is no shortage of options, and quite honestly that is a good thing. 1Weather by OneLouder is one of the latest weather applications to enter the Android market and it has done so with some serious style of its own. So what’s it all about?

1Weather provides you with ready access to a full suite of accurate, up-to-the-minute weather information, including animated maps and radar, daily weather alarms and  [Read More…]

Wifi-only Motorola XYBOARDs now shipping

Motorola XYBOARDs

With pre-orders for both the Wifi-only Motorola XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 having started up a while ago, Motorola has no decided its a good a time as any to actually start shipping the device out. An email was sent out, letting folks know the devices are now up for purchase on the Motorola website with free two-day shipping available as well for orders over $ 75. That’s not a problem for those  [Read More…]

Android Central 85: The Droid RAZR MAXX, LG Spectrum, Google privacy changes

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Thing 1: Two new Verizon devices in hand The Droid RAZR MAXX The LG Spectrum Thing 2: Google privacy Google is streamlining privacy policies, changes effective Mar. 1 Thing 3: Open-sourced webOS on Android? Want webOS on your Android tablet? HP hopes so

 

LG Spectrum review – Verizon gets another decent second-gen LTE phone

LG Spectrum Review

Our LG Spectrum review comes at an interesting time for both the smartphone manufacturer as well the carrier on which it resides, Verizon. On one hand you have LG, which has brought us some excellent high-end Android smartphones as well as a surprising low-ender in the Optimus line. And then you have Verizon, whose 4G LTE network is starting to mature at the ripe old age of 1 but at the  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson buyout approved by the European Commission

Sony Ericsson

The European Commission has given Sony the OK to take full control of Sony Ericsson, three months after Sony paid €1.05 billion for Ericsson’s share of the partnership.  Along with the entire company, the hefty sum also earned Sony an IP cross-licensing agreement, as well as ownership of five patent families. If you’ll recall, upon announcement of the buyout, Sony said that the acquisition was fueled by the need to integrate SE  [Read More…]

Motorola shipped 1 million tablets, 18.7 million phones in 2011

Motorola shipped 1 million tablets, 18.7 million phones in 2011

Remember all those times where we tried to play the guessing games about how many Motorola Xoom’s were shipped? Well, we don’t have to guess anymore because Motorola has finally told us – about  [Read More…]

Motorola provides an update on proposed merger with Google

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Google shocked the tech world last year when they announced that they would acquire Motorola Mobility for $ 12.5 billion. Shareholders already approved the deal and many in the industry assume it will go through, but there are still a few hurdles left to clear before it becomes official. Motorola provided an update on the progress in yesterday’s earnings report.

In order to be approved antitrust clearances, or waiting period expirations,  [Read More…]

‘Optimus 3D MAX’ branding rumored for next LG 3D phone

LG 3D phone

Earlier this week we saw reports that LG is preparing a successor to its Optimus 3D smartphone, to be unveiled at next month’s Mobile World Congress. The LG CX2, as it’s apparently codenamed, was to ship with a 1.2GHz CPU, 4.3-inch 3D WVGA NOVA display and dual 5MP cameras. Leaked renders also appeared, showing a device much thinner than the veritable brick that was the original Optimus 3D.

Today GSM Israel  [Read More…]