Category: Android News

Samsung and Google to update Galaxy Nexus with fix for volume bug

Android Central

There’s been quite the hoopla over the past few days around the Galaxy Nexus volume bug — that’s the nasty little issue which results in the phone’s volume levels going crazy when it’s on a 900MHz 2G/EDGE network, or when it’s exposed to RF interference from another phone that is.

We reached out to Samsung for comment on the glitch, and they’ve responded today with the confirmation that a fix is indeed  [Read More…]

LG holding exclusive launch event, AT&T LTE device on the way?


The folks at Engadget have received an invitation to an “exclusive launch event” being put on by LG Mobile that will take place on December 1st. Though LG went to great lengths to hide any indication of the device in the image itself, they left the invitation image name as “LG Nitro.”

Though we don’t know much LG Nitro, it is rumored to be an AT&T LTE device that will sport  [Read More…]

Peter Alfonso brings some Android 2.3.7 love to the OG Droid

Peter Alfonso

Still rocking an original Motorola Droid and looking for something new to mess around with? Peter Alfonso has had quite a running record of amazing Droid ROM’s to date, and he came back again with an Android 2.3.7 based ROM. Released last month this ROM brings the Motorola Droid right into the game with the most current version of Gingerbread for your downloading pleasure. If your still on the OG Droid, hit  [Read More…]

Motorola Xyboard (Xoom 2) pricing, release date revealed


An internal Verizon MAP document leaked both the release date and on-contract pricing for the Motorola Xyboard line of tablets. The device that could go down in history as one of the worst named products will land on Verizon Wireless on December 8th (hopefully alongside the Galaxy Nexus). There are a total of 5 different SKUs in the Motorola Xyboard family.

Though we’ve seen Amazon turn the tablet market upside down with the release of  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus mod allows you to customize navigation bar


After the first public display of Ice Cream Sandwich, concerns were raised as to how navigation would work among legacy software. For example, there isn’t always a menu button displayed in the software navigation bar, and some applications don’t have an in-app menu key. It was announced that a menu key will pop up when necessary, but some people have become so accustomed to using the ever present menu key, that  [Read More…]

Fixes in hand, Samsung begins pushing Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Android 3.2 update again

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung’s just let us know that the Android 3.2 update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has begun to push out again. You’ll recall how a couple weeks ago the initial update led to Wifi connectivity problems for some, and the update was pulled. That bug has been squashed, and the update’s good to go again.

If you skipped the update the first time around, you can download it over the  [Read More…]

Googler speaks of mobile security, says anti-virus companies are playing with your fears


Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the planet. With over 200 million devices activated, and over 550,000 added daily, Android is taking over the world. This also raises a concern, though, as developers of malicious software often target platforms with the most exposure. No one will write a malicious app for Symbian, for example, when they can target more people on Android, iOS or Blackberry.

Android users  [Read More…]

NVIDIA first with Android 4.0 tablet, Qualcomm demos dev tablet with Android 2.3

Transformer Prime

Last week two companies demonstrated their next-generation mobile processors inside upcoming devices and we noticed quite the interesting contrast. NVIDIA showed off their Tegra 3 processor inside the ASUS Transformer Prime running Android 4.0 and Qualcomm unveiled their Snapdragon S4 Liquid development platform running Android 2.3.

As a lover of all things mobile, I was excited with both showings. However I’m not sure if I’m more impressed with NVIDIA’s software team  [Read More…]

Hooked filters Android Market to find the games best for you [App Reviews]

There are thousands upon thousands of apps in the Android Market. Despite much discussion about which app store has the most apps, people rarely stop to think that the average consumer will only use a fraction of those apps and games. How does someone decide which titles make it to their Android device?

Hooked wants to lend a helping hand. Or at least a  [Read More…]

HTC’s HD2 just won’t die; AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROM available now


Very few devices have seen the kind of life the HTC HD2 has. The ultimate hackers dream phone was originally released in November of 2009, with Windows Mobile 6.5. Since then, it has been modded to run Windows Phone 7, Android 2.x and Meego among others. And it’s not going to stop yet.

Just released a couple of days back, an AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC HD2 has  [Read More…]