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LG releases Optimus S Gingerbread source, no sign of the update just yet

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LG has released the Kernel source and assorted GPL bits for the Gingerbread build on their Optimus S device.  No reports of anything showing in the LG updater tool just yet, and rumor says mid-September for an OTA.  For now, this just means that our resident Optimus warlords (yes, they have transcended developer status) have some new code to play with and see if they can improve the Gingerbread builds  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson Rumors Surface

We haven’t heard much from Sony Ericsson in the last few weeks, but it looks like that’s about to change. We’ve gotten wind of a few rumors about SE devices, so let’s just jump right into it, shall we?

First up is the Sony Ericsson Nozomi, rumored to be packing a 1.4GHz processor and a 4.3-inch 720p display. It’s said to be launching  [Read More…]

Raise your hand if you actually want a dual-screen device

Two is always better than one. Except when it’s not. We’ve all seen cases where something was unnecessarily doubled and wondered if one might have been the better option, and I get that feeling whenever I see phones or tablets with two screens.

Ever since the Kyocera Echo debuted in February, I’ve been dismissive of the dual-screen gadget concept. The Echo struck me as  [Read More…]

How might a Droid Prime affect the future of Android’s Nexus line?

Nexus Droid Prime

Perusers of our Rumored Devices Forum were the first to learn weeks ago that the Nexus Prime is (a) coming to Verizon and (b) we should expect it in October. But what if it’s a Droid-branded device? BGR brings that bit of unofficial info this morning, adding that it’ll be the SCH-i515, and it’s an interesting idea, spawning several possibilities.

First, remember that we’re all expecting the Nexus Prime (or Droid Prime,  [Read More…]

Samsung and LG being urged to ditch Android?

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It seems South Korean-based Samsung and LG are being urged to dump Android. The Motley Fool reports that the two companies have been asked by the government of South Korea to ditch Android in favor of joining with a “coalition of other South Korean companies” building their own mobile operating system.

In the long term, we cannot go on like this by solely relying on Google.Deputy Commerce MinisterSouth Korean Government

It  [Read More…]

CM7 seen booting on an HP TouchPad, still a long way from being usable

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Well, how about that. What you see in the video above apparently is CyanogenMod 7 booting onto an HP TouchPad. Of course, booting is just the first step in a long line of things that have to happen before we get a working port. Notably, the touchscreen doesn’t yet work. That’s kind of a big one. But booting CM7 is a big step, no doubt. The plan now, apparently, is to work up  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Combo case for HTC ThunderBolt

Seidio CONVERT Combo for HTC Thunderbolt

The Aug. 29 Deal of the Day brings us the Seidio CONVERT Combo Case for the HTC ThunderBolt. This thing’s a monster. It’s got four layers of protection, plus a holster, making it the ultimate accessory for your ThunderBolt. Start with a 0.1mm thick screen guard, which protects your display. Then there’s the Seidio Innocase II surface case that protects the phone with a hard yet flexible design. On top  [Read More…]

LG Enlighten Spotted in Walmart Catalog

We first heard about the LG Enlighten earlier this month, and we got a better look at it on Tuesday. It appears that the Enlighten will be making its way to Big Red through Walmart, as someone has gotten their paws on a Verizon catalog that’s advertising the device.

Just as a refresher, the Enlighten is said to be  [Read More…]

Toshiba’s Android-powered tablet gets thin at IFA

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Toshiba

The Toshiba Thrive may not be the tablet for you, but Toshiba doesn’t appear to be stopping its Android development any time soon. In fact, the above image is that of a purported tablet Toshiba is expected to announce at IFA. The details on this one have been kept rather slim for the sake of not wanting to ruin the announcement, but the images  [Read More…]

Cyanogen Mod 7: Coming soon to the HP Touchpad

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If you were one of the lucky few who managed to snag an HP Touchpad for $ 99-$ 149 a week ago in hopes that someone would find a way to get the Android operating system on there, it seems your short wait may soon be over.  This weekend brought a few big steps towards making this dream a possibility.

First, AndroidSpin is reporting that the HP Touchpad now has ClockworkMod  [Read More…]