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Android Central Editors’ app picks for Oct 29, 2011


Sean Brunett – Classic Horror Movie Ringtones ($1.65)



It’s Halloween time and what better way to get in the spirit than to put scary ringtones on yourHAlloweenphone. With this app, you can easily set your ringtone to have the sound of one your favorite classic horror films. The films included are: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dawn of the Dead, Friday the 13th, Halloween,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy W now available on Three UK

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British network Three has announced that it’s now stocking the Samsung Galaxy W, Sammy’s latest mid-range offering, with a 1.4 GHz chip and a 3.7-inch Super LCD display. On the software side of things, you’ve got Android 2.3 Gingerbread, along with Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 UX.

Three customers can pick up the Galaxy W for free on 24-month contracts of £22 or more per month, or on Pay As You Go for £249.99  [Read More…]

AT&T unveils the LTE Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, set for Nov. 6

AT&T today announced the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, dubbed the Skyrocket. This a device many thought may not make it to the states. The handset packs a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and AT&T 4G LTE speeds that make it faster for Web browsing along with access to your favorite apps.

Features on the Skyrocket our pretty bad ass, specs includes the following:

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Samsung’s Q3 results are in; shipments almost double Apple’s


Just last week, the Wall Street Journal was reporting that according to a “person familiar with the situation,” Samsung shipped somewhere near 20 million smartphones in Q3, taking them past Apple by a healthy margin. Well Samsung’s latest numbers for 2011 are finally in, and it’s even better than originally projected.

In the third quarter alone, Samsung shipped 27.8 million smartphones globally. Apple shipped slightly more than half that number, 17.1  [Read More…]

LG Revolution finally receives Android 2.3 Gingerbread treatment

revolution update

Many of you may not be very happy with LG right now, after finding out that the G2x may not be getting an Ice Cream Sandwich update. On the good side, though, the LG Revolution is finally getting an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The wait has been long, and it seems like these 4G LTE devices were stuck with Froyo for a long time. Things are finally looking  [Read More…]

Google TV 2.0 has finally arrived; brings new TV and Movies app along with Android Market

Well, that was quick. Google today on its GTV blog announced the Android 3.0 update for its smart TV platform. This news comes days after we noticed a peculiar feature in the Flixster update, which showed support for Google TV 2.0.

The new release features a “TV & Movies” app for browsing shows and movies from your channel lineup, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, and more. Also, YouTube video streaming  [Read More…]

Dolphin Browser responds to allegations of data mining

Dolphin Browser

Several days ago we (and likely many others) were contacted about a potentially serious security issue with Dolphin Browser.  Apparently, quite a bit of information about your browsing session, including URL data for secure websites and search strings, was being forwarded to a remote server —  We tore things apart and verified it, sure enough, it was happening and we were concerned.  Today the folks at Dolphin Browser have responded:

With  [Read More…]

Rumor: Barnes and Noble Nook Color 2 to launch November 7th


The Kindle Fire is about to get some pretty decent competition in the full-color ereader market. According to The Digital Reader, multiple sources have confirmed that the Barnes and Noble Nook Color 2 is set to launch on November 7th, a full 8 days sooner than the latest offering from Amazon.

The original Nook Color was a success particularly in the modding community, as the makeshift tablet proved easily hackable, allowing  [Read More…]

SONY Ericsson announces global Android 2.3.4 update roll-out


Nearly a month ago SONY Ericsson announced their latest Android 2.3.4 update for nearly a dozen phones, but it only included a few countries in northern Europe. Since then, SE has added in even more tweaks and upgrades and is finally ready for a global Android 2.3.4 roll-out.

SONY Ericsson’s phones will get all the traditional benefits of Android 2.3.4 which Google baked in (think Google Talk Video Chat), but SE has  [Read More…]

Editorial: Fun with ‘fragmentation’ charts (or, why you shouldn’t be distracted by shiny objects)

This is not a good chart

Let’s not mince words here: This “Android and iPhone Update History” chart is not a good chart. Oh, it’s a pretty chart, to be sure artfully illustrated and researched. But this chart — done up by Michael Degusta at The Understatement and reposted by anyone unable to think clearly, apparently — is not a good chart. Or at the very least, it fails to recognize a fundamental difference between Android and iOS  [Read More…]