Category: Android News


Motorola Droid Bionic hitting the shelves at Costco Sept. 8

Costco

While you probably won’t find an awesome 3D robotic head sculpture in the box, it looks like you’ll be able to grab a Droid Bionic from Costco on Sept. 8 — the same day you’ll find it at Verizon corporate stores.  In a little over a week, the dual-core LTE device that everyone’s been wanting since January will finally be in our hands.  Like everyone, we’re curious how the OMAP4 will handle  [Read More…]

10-inch Amazon Tablet Not Expected Until After Q1 2012 (Rumor)

Amazon, long rumored to be prepping a pair of Android-based tablets for this fall, may actually be dropping only one in 2011. According to new details out of DigiTimes, the dual-core 7-inch ‘Coyote’ tablet is still on track for this year however the quad-core 10-inch ‘Hollywood’ is not expected to go into production until the first quarter. The new report says that Amazon will actually be using Foxconn (of  [Read More…]

GT-I9250 Nexus Prime Support Page Found

A support page has been found online for the Samsung GT-I9250, adding a tad bit more fuel to the Nexus Prime fires.  What does that mean?  Not much other than the fact that the phone must be inching closer to announcement and release.  This is just one more piece of the puzzle that also includes a recent Wi-Fi certification for the device.  Of course, we’ll be watching  [Read More…]

LG Univa e510 Heads Outside for Some Real-World Time

The first images of the LG Univa e510 have surfaced today, arriving courtesy of Indian Android blog, AndroidOS.in.  According to them the phone was on display at Qualcomm India On 2011 where it was found sitting without a name, next to other Optimus products.  The Univa first hit our radars back in July when it was listed among a leaked LG roadmap.  Specifications include an 800MHz processor, 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel  [Read More…]

Official: AT&T HTC Jetstream to land September 4th, priced out of this world

htc_jetstream_press

Well there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. AT&T announced this morning that the HTC Jetstream will be the first 4G LTE tablet on their network. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet will be available in stores and online starting September 4th. We certainly were not expecting the launch date to be so soon, but what’s even more surprising is the sticker price on the HTC Jetstream. AT&T will be selling the  [Read More…]

Not so fast, AT&T! U.S. Justice Department sues to block T-Mobile merger.

The United States Justice Department has officially come out against AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile’s USA unit. Citing concerns about a lack of competition that would result from the merger, the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to block the deal from taking place.

Bloomberg News was first to discover the filing and note that the government argues, “AT&T’s elimination  [Read More…]

Sprint Confirms ETF Rising to $350 for ‘Advanced Devices’

Sprint confirmed with PhoneScoop today that the early termination fee for Android phones and tablets will soon rise from $ 200 to $ 350. According to an official statement emailed to the mobile tech blog, the new pro-rated policy will take effect on September 9th and will apply to ‘advanced devices’ which includes smart phones, tablets, notebooks, and netbooks. The actual ETF will depend on how much time you  [Read More…]

Sony at IFA: SE Xpera Arc S announcement, Sony Tablet S & P priced

Sony kicked off its presence at the IFA Tech Show today by announcing one new Android product, and providing clarity about two devices already known.

Sony confirmed the Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P, previously known as the S1 and S2, will be in stores shortly. The Tablet S – touting a dual core Tegra 2 processor, 9.4-inch screen, Android 3.1 with Sony’s  [Read More…]

Microsoft releases the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android

Azure Toolkit

Microsoft has released the Azure Toolkit for Android, providing an SDK and native libraries to support storage and authorization for its Windows Azure cloud-based development platform.  This will give Android developers a way to write applications that use the Windows Azure services, and will lead to more cross-platform apps that use the same data set.  Included with the toolkit is a sample application and unit tests, allowing developers to write and  [Read More…]

Sprint Playbook shows us a new device, policy changes, new rewards program, gives AT&T HTC Holiday a September release

Sprint playbook

The latest Sprint Playbook is out, and while the majority of the news is a re-hash of the Sprint Epic 4G Touch news we saw last night in New York, there ares some other interesting tidbits nestled between the pages.  A new device, HTC Holiday rumors, policy changes, and a new customer rewards program are all afoot.

Kyocera Milano coming Sept. 9

Kyocera Milano

Decidedly mid-range,  [Read More…]