Category: Android News


Holiday gift guide: What to get your favorite Android geek

Holiday gift guide

It’s that time of year again. The time of year where you spend all of your spare time and most of your spare money shopping for holiday gifts.  Shopping is never easy, but for that special Android nerd in your life it can be especially difficult trying to find something to occupy their minds and hands so they can tinker and try to blow things up.  That’s where I can help  [Read More…]

Droid 4 breaks cover ahead of a December 8th launch

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On December 8th, just a hair over five months after Verizon and Motorola introduced us to the Droid 3, they are going to be back at it with the aptly named Droid 4. This time around they are delivering both LTE and a dual-core processor to the keyboard slider loving masses on Verizon.

The full spec rundown is as follows:

1.2 GHz dual-core processor (Likely the TI OMAP 4430) 4-inch qHD  [Read More…]

Negri Electronics now shipping GSM Galaxy Nexus in the U.S.

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Negri Electronics Samsung Galaxy Nexus

While we continue to wait on Verizon to opens sales of its Samsung Galaxy Nexus here in the United States, another online retailer has begun shipping the GSM version. Negri Electronics has got it for $ 769.50, and it’s shipping now. And, yes, that’s a lot of scratch for a smartphone, but you’re also paying the full, unsubsidized cost. It’s also the price you  [Read More…]

HTC G1 receives an alpha Android 4.0 AOSP port

HTC G1 Android 4.0

Well — there goes the joke, will my HTC G1 get Ice Cream Sandwich?

No, it’s not overly functional. No, it’s not extremely fast. But that doesn’t really matter. The fact Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can be jammed into a HTC G1 is just plain awesome and the fact it’s available for download — even more awesome.

Want to see it in action? Jump past the break for the  [Read More…]

Verizon’s online advertising points to $199 on-contract Galaxy Nexus, still no date

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

We don’t usually talk about our own advertising here on the blog, but it’s time to make another exception.The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (note, not the Nexus Prime) is getting some love from Verizon today, and it looks like it’ll sell for $ 199 on contract — $ 100 cheaper than a couple other high-end Android smartphones. (Hello, Motorola Droid RAZR and HTC Rezound.) Still no official word on when it’ll finally  [Read More…]

Video: T-Mobile G1 gets its very own Android 4.0 AOSP port

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If you’re into loading custom ROMs on your rooted Android device, I’m pretty sure you’ve been keeping a close eye on the development community, hoping to get an Android 4.0 build for your phone up and running as soon as possible. We’ve already seen a few Android phones get early AOSP ports over the past week, but none of us expected to see Ice Cream Sandwich running on the T-Mobile G1.

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T-Mobile Vivacity launches in the UK

T-Mobile Vivacity

T-Mobile UK today announced the launch of the launch of a mid-end Android smartphone, the Vivacity. It’s got a 3.5-inch display at WVGA resolution, a 5-megapixel camera, Wifi, GPS and all that jazz. It’s going for just £10 per month on a 24-month plan, or for £99 on Pay As You Go.

We’ve got the full presser after the break.

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Introducing the T-Mobile Vivacity

T-Mobile launches exclusive new  [Read More…]

YouTube adds Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks rentals

Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks

Google has been working hard to gather more media content these days and now, coming shortly after their Google Music announcement comes the news they’ve fleshed out a deal with Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Studios to bring much of their content to YouTube.

Fans of animated movies? We’ve got the beloved animated classic, Alice in Wonderland and the newly envisioned Winnie the Pooh. Love Disney·Pixar? We have hits like Cars  [Read More…]

Transformer Prime proves there’s a market for high-end Android tablets

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That didn’t take long. The ASUS Transformer Prime is temporarily sold out after being on pre-order for just a single day. Now when customers visit the Amazon Transformer Prime product page they are greeted with a message that says “Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available.”

The 32 GB model in Amethyst Gray is now the second best selling Android tablet behind the Kindle Fire  [Read More…]

AT&T withdraws FCC application to acquire T-Mobile, takes new tactic to get government approval

T-Mobile fans upset about AT&T’s proposed acquisition of the magenta network have another reason to be thankful now that the deal has hit a major roadblock. Following the FCC indicating that it would seek a review of the application in courts, AT&T has withdrawn its application without prejudice.

That does not mean AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA is over.

AT&T and T-Mobile’s German  [Read More…]