Category: Android News


Samsung Galaxy S III expected to feature Android 4.0, Quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy S III expected to feature Android 4.0, Quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM

The Samsung Galaxy S II is already one of the better Android smartphones currently available and it is no surprise that Samsung wants to release a  [Read More…]

What Android gift did you get for Christmas?

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Christmas is here! We’re sure most of you got some pretty amazing gifts this year, but since we’re all about Android, we’re really curious about all those Android gifts you gave or received this year. The only Android related gift under the tree for me this year was a new SanDisk 32GB microSD card for my T-Mobile G2. I honestly don’t know what I’ll do with all the extra storage (I’m  [Read More…]

Logitech Revue’s are coming out of the box with tainted Firmware

Logitech Revue’s are coming out of the box with tainted Firmware

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Logitech Revue, think again. It turns out that many new owners of the GTV box are experiencing problems on step seven (where you’re  [Read More…]

Weather Underground for Android

Weather Underground for Android

Weather Underground has long been a go-to source for weather information online. And now, finally, we have a proper Weather Underground Android app.

The main view is a nicely laid out three-panel screen.  The top section shows the current temperature, “feels like” temp, wind speed and direction, humidity and a thumbnail image of what it’s like outside. Tap it and you’ll get the current dewpoint, visibility, pressure (in inches), wind  [Read More…]

LG says Ice Cream Sandwich updates will start no earlier than April 2012, second push in Q3

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It’s been about a month since LG first announced which of its phones would be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And it’s going to be at least three more months or so before any of them actually see it.

LG on its Facebook page today announced that the Optimus LTE, Prada Phone by LG 3.0, Optimus 2X, Optimus Sol, myTouch Q and Eclipse would start to see ICS upgrades in  [Read More…]

Build your own CyanogenMod ROM, no experience necessary

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If you’ve ever wanted to build a ROM yourself from scratch and happen to love CyanogenMod, there’s a new tool that you might want to have a look at — the CyanogenMod compiler.  What it does is build CM for your phone, without you having to do anything more than enter a number or two.  Once you set up your computer (the instructions even cover that part), you can download a set  [Read More…]

Motorola ACTV rooted — this is why we can’t have nice things, and we love it

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The Motorola ACTV (read our review of the Android powered watch thingy here) has been rooted.  While this registers a solid 11 on the awesome-meter, we really shouldn’t be that surprised — it’s running Android, and by now all the evil scientists Android hackers know their way around things and nothing running Google’s OS is safe.  But I still have to sit and smile because  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S owners might be treated with a “value pack” instead of Android 4.0

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Last week we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab might not receive a software update to Android 4.0, but then the company decided to take a second look at the situation after customers cried out. Details are still scarce, but reports are coming from Korea that Samsung might choose to compromise and offer the estimated 20 million Galaxy S owners a “value pack” that would include new features  [Read More…]

Gameloft putting Android Market games on sale for $0.99

Gameloft putting Android Market games on sale for $ 0.99

Gameloft has thrown a lot promotions over the past year, but most of them have been for iOS or in the company’s own online store. One of the most prolific mobile game developers around will bring  [Read More…]

Face Unlock now possible for Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich users

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Nexus S users are currently enjoying their update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The new UI and features are awesome, but there is one little thing last year’s Nexus was missing – Face Unlock.

While some consider Face Unlock to be a gimmick, others find it to be one of the coolest features in ICS. It was only a matter of time before developers were able to make this feature  [Read More…]