Category: Android News

The9 launches new game channel to combat Android Market shutdowns in China


When the Android Market goes down in most places, people freak out for a couple of hours and then go back to their business until the next failure happens weeks or months later. In China, Market failures are more frequent and annoying since its outages last for days, not hours.

Chinese gaming company The9 is launching its own  [Read More…]

AT&T announces 4G LTE enabled HTC Vivid, the Holiday we’ve been waiting for


AT&T customers looking for a shiny new HTC device to purchase will be able to grab the new HTC Vivid starting on November 6. The HTC Vivid is the first phone from HTC capable of connecting to AT&T’s new 4G LTE network, which will expand to 9 markets on November 6. These include Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Athens GA, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas – Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

The Vivid  [Read More…]

LG finally ready to release Optimus Gingerbread update to Europe

Android Central

The long wait is finally, almost, at an end for users of LG’s Optimus line as they have today released details of the European rollout of their much awaited Gingerbread update for the “three premium smartphones” in the lineup.

It’s important to remember that the dates provided by LG, refer specifically to unlocked, unbranded versions of the devices. Those bought from carriers may have to wait a little  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime could go on sale with Honeycomb next week, Android 4.0 to follow

ASUS Transformer Prime

The world’s first quad-core Android tablet could go on sale as early as next week, but don’t expect it to ship with Android 4.0. We were already expecting the Transformer Prime to be announced on November 9th and ASUS CEO Jonney Shih hinted that Ice Cream Sandwich would be coming to the EeePad family sooner than we thought, but a company Facebook posting (yeah I know) reveals that these  [Read More…]

HTC Rezound gets some hands-on time before this week’s unveiling

HTC Rezound

Want to get an early look at HTC’s other new 4G LTE phone coming this holiday season? YouTuber worldofjohnboy just uploaded a nearly five minute unboxing of a pre-production model HTC Rezound, which we had previously referred to as the HTC Vigor.

Nothing new is revealed in the video, but the previously leaked specs have once again been confirmed. Highlights of the Rezound include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (likely Snapdragon  [Read More…]

Google TV update coming next week with Honeycomb and the Android Market in tow

google TV

Well after the false start yesterday we finally have confirmation that the Honeycomb (Android 3.1 to be exact) update for Google TV will start rolling out first to Sony devices next week and then to Logitech devices “soon thereafter.”

So just what is the update bringing? Well, Google laid out in their blog post the four major goals they had in mind with this update in response to all  [Read More…]

Google TV 2.0 is announced; updates start next week, new hardware in coming months

Google TV

Google has finally taken the lid off the next generation of Google TV. Announced this morning on the Google TV Blog, el Goog reminds us that “these are still early days.” But things are improving. And this major update will focus on four areas:

A simpler user interface, with a customizable home screen. Finding content becomes easier. TV and movies get their own search, whether they’re on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, cable, satellite,  [Read More…]

Google+ Tip: How to change who can message you


Google+ is great for so many things, but one thing that can become annoying is if anyone who circles you has the option to send you a message. That is, unless you change your preferences. So, let’s take a quick look at how you can limit those messages down from just anyone to your circles or extended circles.

Launch the Google+ Android App Press menu then go to Settings Scroll to Who Can  [Read More…]

LG will not bring Ice Cream Sandwich to Optimus 2X (G2X as well?)


In what is certainly a slap in the face to the Android Update Alliance, the folks at LG have responded to a posting on their Facebook page that the LG Optimus 2X (and, we have to assume, the G2X) will not receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Yes, the O2X was released before LG was a part of the Update Alliance, but the decision not to upgrade their flagship device,  [Read More…]

Final wave of 32GB HP TouchPads heading to Best Buy on Nov 1 for $150


We have some good news for those of you who were not able to snatch up the HP TouchPad a few months back when the price of the discontinued tablet was slashed to $ 100 and $ 150. It turns out that Best Buy will be getting a new shipment of the defunct 32GB webOS tablet and will again be selling it for $ 150. But unlike before, Best Buy and  [Read More…]