Category: Android News

T-Mobile, Walmart offering new unlimited family plans; no contracts, very low prices


If there’s something T-Mobile and Walmart are both known for, it’s their pocket-friendly philosophy. Both companies have just announced a new family plan for those who want to step into the smartphone world without hurting their bank accounts. Not only is this offer affordable, but it’s completely unlimited and commitment-free.

This plan offers unlimited talk, text and web at the  [Read More…]

Ice Cream Sandwich Google Apps tip: long press any icon for its name

ICS tip

Here’s a little tip you may not have known about — while working inside Google’s applications in Ice Cream Sandwich, you can long press any icon and its name will appear.  This can be handy for figuring out what all those fancy new icons mean, and is a heck of a lot better than Jerry’s method of “just press it and see what happens”.  For now, this seems limited to Google’s  [Read More…]

Virtuous Quattro RC1 now available for HTC Incredible S, Desire S, Z, HD


With Android 4.0 all the rage these days, we thought we’d share that the Virtuous team has released their Virtuous Quattro RC1 to the public. The Virtuous team was first thrown into the spotlight in the middle of last year when they were the first to port HTC Sense 3.0 to a handful of HTC devices.

Virtuous Quattro was announced in early January and the team of developers has been working  [Read More…]

LG unveils the Optimus Pad LTE

LG Optimus Pad LTE

As LTE is exapanding rapidly, perhaps more rapidly then some would have thought – it’s up to manfacturers to go ahead and exapand their device line-ups to include LTE-capable devices as well. LG is fully aware of this and their latest announcement introduces the first LTE-capable tablet from them into the market – the LG Optimus Pad LTE.

“With tablets generating five times more traffic than the average smartphone, it’s  [Read More…]

Apple files lawsuit against Samsung for patent infringements on ten smartphones

Apple files lawsuit against Samsung for patent infringements on ten smartphones

With Android-powered smartphones and tablets becoming more and more popular each day, the guys at Apple are trying everything in their way to stop Samsung’s or Motorola’s emerging sales.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t  [Read More…]

Gaming on the quad-core Tegra 3 powered Transformer Prime


We were in attendance for the NVIDIA press conference at CES last week and while the $ 249 Asus MeMO stole the show a bit at the end, it was the capabilities of the Tegra 3 processor powering the MeMO and of course the Transformer Prime that were highlighted for the majority of the presentation.

If you missed the livestream of the presentation you can watch the videos now on NVIDIAs Youtube account.

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Google+ set to introduce meme-style photo captions, hashtag autocomplete


Since its launch, Google has introduced a handful of updates and enhancements to Google+ that have made the service more functional and easier to use. But not every update has to be about productivity and functionality. Google wants to make sure you’re having fun, too.

Coming soon to Google+, you will be able to add meme-style text (big bold white letters with a thick black border) to any picture you upload  [Read More…]

Android Wallpaper of the Day – Ominous Tower in Kansas City


Android WallpaperOur Jan. 17 Android Wallpaper of the Day comes to us from member DarthTedd. (Awesome name, btw!) Darth (or should we call you Tedd?) brings us this cool shot of a building in Kansas City, looking skyward to some rather ominous clouds.

Download this wallpaper See all new Android wallpapers  [Read More…]

VIZIO fragments Android but unifies its own media experience [VIDEO]

VIZIO fragments Android but unifies its own media experience [VIDEO]

Vizio has two Android tablets, a phone, and three different forms of Google TV slated for release this year. Each device format runs a different form of Android, and is likely to always be  [Read More…]

Editorial: Everybody always is working on better battery life

Android batteries

In the news business, it’s what we call a “no shit” headline.

Samsung aims for better smartphone battery life in 2012 Samsung promises better battery life in 2012 Samsung aiming for extended battery life in 2012 Samsung pledges a full day of life on single charge for 2012 Samsung aims for all-day smartphone batteries in 2012 Samsung looks to beef up batteries and tweak radios in 2012 for extended life Samsung joins  [Read More…]