Category: Android News


Reported 3.2 update for Sony Tablet S available, more new features coming soon

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Did you pick up a Sony Tablet S yet? The recently launched tablet came out of the blocks running Honeycomb 3.1, with a promise of an update to 3.2. Reportedly that promise has begun to come true today, with the 3.2 update becoming available for download.

Among the new features available, is support for Sony’s Video Unlimited store. This isn’t due for launch until October 10, with the Sony Entertainment  [Read More…]

Facebook Timeline will retell your story and Facebook life on mobile

Facebook is in the midst of yet another major redesign that seeks to transform the way the company operates. At its f8 developer conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased a new feature called Facebook Timeline, a chronologically-organized profile view that will “tell the story of your life” with photos, app activity, and updates. Timeline looked a little too MySpacey for my tastes, and instantly  [Read More…]

RadioShack Slashing $100 Off Any Verizon Android Device

As some of you might already know RadioShack has ended their agreement with T-Mobile and chosen to hitch a ride on the Verizon train.  To help kick off the new deal, RadioShack is discounting any and all of their Verizon Android handsets.  So, if you decide to sign a new two-year service agreement through The Shack, you will receive a $ 100 instant rebate. What’s more, if you happen  [Read More…]

Verizon likely to support AT&T-Mobile merger, stops short of official endorsement

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Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor conference, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam suggested that the government either needs to allow the T-Mobile and AT&T merger to go through or figure out a way to provide more spectrum to the telecom industry.

Though Verizon Wireless is holding off  officially endorsing the proposed merger until they learn the outcome of the court case and how it will impact Verizon, the following statement clearly suggests  [Read More…]

LG Esteem extended battery for MetroPCS

LG Esteem extended battery

If you’re a MetroPCS fan and are eyeing the LG Esteem that we first showed you yesterday, here’s a quick look at the extended battery cover that will be available at launch. No word on the exact capacity of the battery, but that hump is reminiscient of the HTC ThunderBolt’s extended battery, and we’d reckon it’s probably in the 2500 mAh range (at least).

Thanks, anon!

LG Esteem specs and details leak — Gingerbread and LTE for MetroPCS

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The LG Esteem is a name that’s been kicking around the Internet for a month or so, and today a friendly ninja sent us these screenshots from LG’s partner portal, confirming the LTE enabled device for Metro PCS.  We have most of the specifications: 1GHz Snapdragon, 512MB RAM and 8GB on-board storage, a 4.3 inch LCD display, 5MP shooter around back (capable of 720p video recording) and a 1.3MP front facing  [Read More…]

Cricket leaps at chance to take services nationwide

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Announced through a series of press releases today, Leap Wireless (parent company of Cricket) will be taking the Cricket name nationwide.

Currently available in 35 states, with some 5.7 million customers under their belt, Cricket phones and service plans will soon be available in new markets starting September 25. The expansion comes from the help of a roaming agreement with Sprint and retail partnerships with Best Buy, Walmart, Dollar  [Read More…]

Cellular South Aims to Make Wireless Service More Personal, Changing Name to C Spire

Cellular South has announced that come September 26th, it will be dropping its southern moniker in favor of a newer and more confusing C Spire Wireless branding. We’re not sure the story behind the new name but we know that they are touting a more personalized wireless experience based on each individual customer’s needs. Reading the press release made my head spin, but it would appear that  [Read More…]

How to customize the Samsung Epic Touch 4G lock screen

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I’ve never met a person who doesn’t like to customize their phone in one way or another but sometimes, software constraints don’t always allow for it. Luckily, for those of you who picked up a Samsung Epic Touch 4G you can do some cool customizations without digging deep into the system or rooting your device. As milominderbinder shows us in the forums, customizing the lock screen requires only  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Galaxy S II release date coming next week, so check out this hands-on video

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T-Mobile customers have been patiently waiting on a release date for the Samsung Galaxy S II while Sprint fans got their version of the device last week and AT&T gets some action on October 2nd. It doesn’t look like they will have to wait much longer because we just got invited to a special reception on September 26th to “celebrate the latest in 4G from T-Mobile.”

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