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WidgetLocker Lockscreen – Now with Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Sense 3 sliders

Widget Locker

Everyone likes to tweak their device a little, and one of the apps that can help you achieve some visual and functional tweaks is WidgetLocker Lockscreen. Having been updated to v2.2 — some new sliders have been added such as the ones from Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb and Sense 3 which can give your device lockscreen a whole new look. Some other additions came with the update as well as some bug  [Read More…]

HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread update is finally available (for real this time)


Getting a feeling of deja vu? Don’t worry, it’s not the Matrix glitching. Verizon told us the Gingerbread update for the Thunderbolt was happening at the end of September and then called take backs before we could stop them.

While you may have a new treat in mind now, it’s important to remember that the road to an Ice Cream Sandwich is paved with Gingerbread, or something like that.

Anyway, for  [Read More…]

T-Mobile announces Samsung Exhibit II — its first no annual contract 4G smartphone

Today, T-Mobile announced the Samsung Exhibit 4G, the company’s first 4G smartphone offered to customers seeking no annual contract. Wal-Mart will be the first to offer the handset with no annual contract at most of its retail stores.

The Samsung Exhibit 4G will pack some respectable features, which include:

3.7-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor T-Mobile TV in mobile HD and  [Read More…]

Android Kids App: Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance!

If you have young kids, chances are you’ve got a Sandra Boynton book or two. A third Boynton book — “Barnyard Dance!” — is now available for Android smartphones and tablets. It’s going for $ 2.99 in the Android Market and sits along side “Moo, Baa, La La La!” and “The Going to Bed Book.” We’ve got demo video and download links after the break.


Youtube link for mobile viewing

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Lookout Security lands on all Android tablets


Lookout Security & Antivirus is one of the most popular security apps for the Android platform. Whether you’re installing apps from suspect third-party app stores or just want to ensure that the Android Market is secure, Lookout will scan apps upon installation to make sure they will not harm your device. Lookout has been available for phones and some tablets up until today, but now all Android tablets are supported. They have said  [Read More…]

Care about bootloaders and Ice Cream Sandwich updates on Motorola devices? Read this

Xoom bootloader

Heh. Hot on the heels of Motorola’s 6-week Ice Cream Sandwich prediction on Twitter, the manufacturer has dropped a couple of websites to watch if you care about updates or unlocked bootloaders. They are:

Motorola Android Software Upgrade News page: This is an oldie but a goodie, with handy charts for Moto devices worldwide. MOTODEV: Where Motorola keeps its bootloader lock/relock info.

Those pages, and Android Central, natch, are all you need,  [Read More…]

Android’s share of the tablet market grows to 27% in one year

Tablet market share

Android has grown to capture 27 percent of the tablet market, that just one year ago was 100 percent filled by Apple.  With the launch of the original Galaxy Tab things have been on a slow uphill climb, but much like the smartphone space diversity and a much more open ecosystem will allow Android to grab a large portion of the pie, and draw manufacturers who can see the profit potential  [Read More…]

Garmin releases first fitness app — Garmin Fit


Garmin has long been a name synonymous with GPS systems, and now they have released their first fitness application for Android and iOS.  Says Dan Bartel, Garmin’s VP of worldwide sales:

Garmin Fit is the ideal solution for users who are new to the fitness tracking landscape and for those looking to stay totally connected.  To be able to utilize Garmin’s powerful fitness accessories with the same device that plays music, makes calls  [Read More…]

Motorola, on Twitter, says RAZR, Bionic and Xoom will get Ice Cream Sandwich within 6 weeks of code drop (Update: Or not)


Update: And proving our point that Twitter isn’t exactly the best way to go about something like this, Motorola has deleted any Tweet that references doing anything with a 6-week window. Carry on.

Original: Let’s explain (again) what’s about to happen here: Motorola, on Twitter, responded to someone with the following:

We’ll be releasing devices for ICS 6 weeks after Google releases the final version of it.

The Twitter account later clarified, saying  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Case-Mate Barely There Case for Motorola Droid 3

Case-Mate Barely There Case for Motorola Droid 3

The Oct. 25 Deal of the Day brings us the Case-Mate Barely There Case for the Motorola Droid 3. Its impact-resistant flexible plastic shell covers the back and corners of the phone while keeping an extremely slim profile, designed to protect the phone while allowing more of it to show through. It’s available today only in black or pink for just $ 14.95  [Read More…]