Category: Android News


Google+ App for Android now Allows Users to Reshare Posts Thanks to a Much Needed Update

User feedback continues to play a critical role in the development and evolution of Google+. The Google+ team has done an excellent job thus far and they continue to improve not only the web client but also the mobile application. Today we see the fruits of such labors in an update to the Google+ app for Android. Version 1.0.6 began rolling out today, bringing with it the  [Read More…]

Droid Bionic again on video; boot animation available for other phones

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The long slog that is the Motorola Droid Bionic’s road to release continues. First up is the video you see above, which gives a nice look at the speed within the new Philblur UI, as well as the live wallpapers and transition animations. Pretty standard stuff, but it’s nice to whet the appetite some more.

And the boot animation is now available for installing on other devices, if that’s your thing.  [Read More…]

Leaked RUU Provides Hardware Specs, Image for HTC Kingdom

New details have emerged for the HTC Kingdom which confirm early rumors and specifications as well as provide new bits of information. According to a leaked ROM Update Utility (RUU) and its build.prop file, we can look forward to seeing this device in multiple carrier iterations. Sprint subscribers will know the device as the Evo Design 4G while Alltel subscribers can expect to see this guy as the HTC  [Read More…]

HTC Bliss Handled in The Wild

The folks over at XDA.cn have gotten their hands on some clear pictures of the upcoming HTC Bliss. The device is beginning to look like a cousin to the Wildfire S, with capacitive buttons and modest specs. Initial rumors give the Bliss HTC Sense 3.5, a 3.7-inch display, and an 800MHz single-core processor. With IFA coming up soon, we shouldn’t have to wait long to find out  [Read More…]

Samsung GT-I9250 aka Nexus Prime Receives WiFi Certification

The Samsung GT-I9250 received wifi certification yesterday meaning it does exist, and likely to be on schedule for a late fall early winter release. This is the device rumoured to be Google’s next flagship, the Nexus Prime, with a HD (1280×720) screen of 4.5″ or possibly even 4.65″ and a next-gen 1.5GHz dual core processor. Good news  [Read More…]

Verizon Support Page Brings Droid 2 Owners One Step Closer to Gingerbread

Motorola Droid 2 owners are now one step closer to finally receiving Gingerbread according to a couple of Verizon support pages that went live yesterday. It’s been a long time coming for proud owners of the Droid 2 patient enough to remain unrooted. Barring any unforeseen issues, an OTA Gingerbread update for the Droid 2 should be ready to roll out very soon. Software update 4.5.601.A955.Verizon.en.US is  [Read More…]

Sweeten Your Honeycomb Experience with HD Widgets

Looking to change things up with your Honeycomb tablet but find yourself turned off by the idea of rooting or lack of custom ROMs? We’d like to draw your attention to a new set of widgets designed specifically for Android 3.0+ called HD Widgets. Designed by Cloud.TV (Cloudskipper), the highly customizable widget pack is heavy on polish and detail yet light on the wallet. The 99¢ bundle gives users  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson Promises Android 2.3.4 for 2011 Lineup

Sony Ericsson announced earlier today that their entire 2011 Xperia smart phone line will see Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.  Save for the ability to support front-facing video chat through Google Talk, the Android aspect is not all that major.  The bigger part of the news here is that it builds in a number of new Sony Ericsson features and functions that add to the value of the Xperia phones.  The  [Read More…]

New Support for Hulu Plus Adds to VIZIO 8′s Overall Value

VIZIO announced earlier today that their new VIZIO 8″ Tablet with WiFi will be among the first Android devices to support Hulu Plus. This means that for just $ 7.99 a month, VIZIO 8 users will have access to the massive library of TV shows and films from a number of content providers. Recently making its retail debut, the 8-inch tablet runs Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb, however its $  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Unpacked App Reveals Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Note

Samsung has unwittingly revealed 3 new devices that it plans to announce at IFA next week. These were discovered when one Android fan went poking around the APK of Samsung’s Unpacked app and found logos of the new devices. The new devices are the Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Wave 3, but we’re not particularly interested in the latter as it will run Bada OS. The  [Read More…]