Category: Android News

Motorola Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR & Atrix 2 Fastboot files now available – Bring your device back to life from a soft brick

Motorola Fastboot

If you like to tinker around with your device then chances are you’ve suffered a soft brick or two in your life, then spent some time hitting up Google and eventually finding some magical files to help restore your device back to normal.

Those wonderful little files are the Fastboot recoevery files and they are great to have kicking around just in case things go awry, and while they’re often hard to find  [Read More…]

FCC concerned about Verizon’s $2 convenience fee, looking into the matter


The FCC, who has surprisingly been all up in every carriers business as of late has now spoken about Verizon’s $ 2 convenience fee that will go into effect as of January 15th.

“On behalf of American consumers, we’re concerned about Verizon’s actions and are looking into the matter,”

What, exactly that means in anyone’s guess — but given other carriers have been charging such things for years now, we’ll just have to  [Read More…]

Toshiba Thrive 32GB hits rock bottom $300 price; Santa has buyer’s remorse

Toshiba Thrive

You might want to look away if you just purchased a Honeycomb tablet for Christmas: has the 32GB Toshiba Thrive on sale today for a mere $ 299.99, a full $ 180 cheaper than the list price you’ll find at Best Buy, Amazon, and other retailers. The 10-inch, Tegra 2-powered tablet is no slouch, as we discovered in our review back in August, and while it may not be the prettiest  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note shipments surpass 1 million units in only two months

Galaxy Note

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note a few months back, it was obvious that Android enthusiasts were excited about the hybrid tablet phone. But we never imagined that Samsung would ship 1 million units of the Galaxy Note in roughly two months. Keep in mind that the number of units shipped is always going to be higher than the number of units actually sold to consumers.

Regardless of how Samsung  [Read More…]

European Motorola RAZR maintenance update rolling out now

Android Central

European Motorola RAZR owners should be waking up to an update this morning to software version 651.73.30, bringing with it some useful bugfixes along with a couple of new features. Here’s whats new:

New Evernote™ application Camera – General improvements to camera performance New Smart Rule Trigger  – ‘Motion Detection’ Security features – Added new security features in the Google™ Android™ release Phone stability – Improvements on call performance and Bluetooth® connectivity Localisation improvements  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid 4 pops out once again for some pretty pictures

Motorola Droid 4

Pictures of the Motorola Droid 4 have been around for as long as late October, so we’re really not surprised to see more of them popping up. And now Technobuffalo has quite the new crop — or, rather, a new crop of pictures of a non-working dummy phone. Not a whole lot there we haven’t seen 13 different ways already — most recently on Best Buy’s website. Now all we need is  [Read More…]

Android is still the top mobile operating system in the US, as it increases its lead over Apple’s iOS

Android is still the top mobile operating system in the US, as it increases its lead over Apple’s iOS

If there was still anyone who thought that the battle for supremacy in the United States mobile OS  [Read More…]

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II coming to Android in 2012, optimized for Tegra devices

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II coming to Android in 2012, optimized for Tegra devices

SEGA has just announced that it’s iconic character Sonic the Hedgehog is returning to Android in an all new game. And it’s coming back in a  [Read More…]

11 biggest Android disappointments of 2011

11 biggest Android disappointments of 2011

The year started off with a robotic bang as Android ruled CES with an iron fist. In early January, it became clear that Android would have a big year, and boy did it ever. But that great start didn’t prevent a number of missteps  [Read More…]

Qello concert video app heads to Google TV


When we reviewed Qello previously it was for the tablet and smartphone version but they’ve now moved onto the next obvious step for their content within the Google ecosystem. Through the newly released Qello for GoogleTV app, Qello will be bringing music fans everywhere plenty of HD content to rent all from the comfort of their living room. Whether you’re looking to rock out to some Jimi Hendrix or just enjoy a documentary  [Read More…]