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System update rolling out for the Acer Iconia, brings a market update and improved UI speed

Acer Iconia

The Acer Iconia A500 is getting a pretty widespread system update this evening — actually it’s getting two.  Users are reporting that they receive the first (7.014.01), and it’s quickly followed by version7.014.02.  Both are small (less than 10MB) files, and neither are Ice Cream Sandwich.  What the updates are bringing is welcome though, namely a change to the latest 3.4.4 version of the Android Market and it’s corresponding widget, and improved  [Read More…]

Verizon: Galaxy Nexus not having signal problems, our fix will make it display more bars


After the long, very long awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus release for Verizon, customers started reporting issues with the 4G LTE network. Verizon has acknowledged the problem, and says that it is working on a fix via a software update. It seems like the fix is not as big as we expected, though.

It seems Big Red has reached out to the guys at Computerworld, mentioning that the fix does not actually improve  [Read More…]

Sony LT28at passes Bluetooth SIG, HD display and 13 MP camera in tow


Little is known about the Sony Ericsson LT28at beyond a previous rumor that suggested the LT28at will feature a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (unknown make). The LT28at is back and has made its way through the Bluetooth SIG process. The SIG showing indicates this Xperia superphone is going to be a beast, featuring a 4.55″ 720P HD “Reality Display” and a whopping 13 megapixel rear camera.

The LT28at also has LTE  [Read More…]

Don’t forget to download App Inventor projects before Dec. 31

App Inventor code download

Google’s App Inventor is dead, long live MIT’s App Inventor!

A final notice everyone — if you have some projects sitting around in App Inventor, and would like to keep them, either for some crazy time-capsule experiment or in the hopes of migrating them to MIT’s App Inventor project, you’ve only got a handful of days left.  Come December 31, Google will be taking the whole kit and  [Read More…]

Early version of Ice Cream Sandwich-flavored HTC Sense leaks out


A few months still stand between HTC fans and their ration of Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, but time be damned. The fine folks at XDA have done it again, this time managing to get their hands on a very early version of HTC’s Sense UI based on Ice Cream Sandwich.

As you can see below, not a lot has changed from the current version of Sense. But as I said, this  [Read More…]

DroidDoodle – Remember us?

DroidDoodle - Remember us? Three months old, three years old, what’s the difference these days?


W.T.F. is Txt Msg Away?

“Sorry, busy writing a W.T.F. app review, Text me later.” That’s the message I set using a really awesome app called Txt Msg Away.  I have always wanted a personal assistant to reply to all my messages automatically but since I’m not rich I had to rely on my handy dandy cellular telephone.  Technology really amazes me, especially with this app.  I just tell it what to reply  [Read More…]

Conan takes on the Amazon Kindle Fire

Catch the Conan show last night? Team Coco took on the Amazon Kindle Fire, which appears to be popular enough to merrit lambasting on the late-night show. It’s quick, it’s pointed, and, yeah, it’s got a bit of truth to it. Check it out.

Source: Team Coco; thanks, Susannah!


It’s not too late to order a Kindle Fire for Christmas!

Want to get your hands on one of this year’s top-selling Android tablets but find yourself afraid it won’t arrive in time for Christmas?  Fear not! Amazon today issued a press release which indicates there’s plenty of time to order the Kindle Fire and still get it before the fat guy comes knocking.

Kindle Fire is the most successful product we’ve ever launched and delivers a fully-integrated service  [Read More…]

T-Mobile beats up iPhone yet again in Bonus Round [Sponsored Post]

When we last checked in, T-Mobile had just finished using the HTC Amaze 4G to administer a beating on the iPhone 4S.  Using an 8-bit/Scott Pilgrim  approach, T-Mobile’s video shows the various ways in which their Android-powered HTC handset bests the Apple iPhone.  Well, it ain’t over yet.  Check out the clip below which shows what happens a girl enters the fray.

The “Bonus Round” video pits the  [Read More…]