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C Spire gets the Motorola Milestone X2

Motorola Milestone X2

C Spire Wireless, the former Ceullar South that you’re seeing in a smattering of TV commericials now, just announced availabilty of the Motorola Milestone X2. That’s the same as the Motorola Droid X2 on Verizon that we reviewed back in the summer. Same 4.3-inch display, same 1GHz dual-core processor, same 8MP camera, no Droid branding. It’s running Android 2.3 and has Swype on baord. C Spire’s offering it up for  [Read More…]

Honeycomb OTA for the HTC EVO View 4G rolling out, rooted users beware

EVO View 4G

The Android 3.2.1 update for the HTC EVO View 4G is in the midst of a rollout, bringing Honeycomb and a new “virtual and holographic user interface” to the 7-inch HTC tablet.  The official change log reads:

Physical Hard keys replaced with on screen Soft keys New Google search, available on every page System Bar: Quick access to notifications, status, and soft navigation buttons available at the bottom of the screen  [Read More…]

Firefox update brings support for Android tablets — full-screen browsing is a go

Firefox update brings support for Android tablets — full-screen browsing is a go

Mozilla the maker of the popular Firefox browser today announced on its blog an update to its app on Android tablets. This has been in the making for a few  [Read More…]

ASUS Transformer Prime games

Transformer Prime

The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first of the next generation Android tablets, packing the brand new quad-core Tegra 3 chip and offering a boatload of performance while managing the battery life.  We’ve sort of fell in love with it because of it’s thin and light build and the way it runs Honeycomb.  It would be the tablet to get if you’re in the market for one.

Something that you’ve heard us  [Read More…]

GoHow Airport a decent free option for air travelers

GoHow Airport

If you’re hopping on a plane today for the holidays, there’s a new free travel app that’s worth giving a look. GoHow Airport is a simple app that gives you information on a score of airports. You get an overview, list of shops, and info on food and drinks, services, parking and ground transportation. There’s also a basic internal layout of the airport, and city weather info. The interesting thing here is  [Read More…]

avast! Mobile Security out of Beta, completely free

avast-mobile-security-android

Android smartphones are indeed powerful devices. Owning one can also mandate many responsibilities. We tend to have our whole lives linked to these gadgets: bank accounts, email accounts (work and personal), social networks, Paypal, contacts, and the list goes on. The avast! app has been available in Beta for a while, but it’s now fully available and completely free.

We have recently touched on the idea that Android devices are not  [Read More…]

MOTOACTV update brings longer battery life, other goodies

The MOTOACTV update announced by Motorola earlier this month is now pushing to all 8GB models, with 16GB models set to receieve it “within the next week.” Software version 4.55.76 and 4.56.76 (for the smaller and larger models respectively) bring a big boost in battery life– up to 8 hours of continuous outdoor activity. Also included are screen optimizations, bug fixes, and Multi Sport, which adds the ability to include multiple activites into your total workout. Full list  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid RAZR bugfix update rolling out now

Motorola Droid RAZR

A fairly big update for the Motorola Droid RAZR has begun to roll out. Here’s what’s new in Software Version 6.11.748.XT912:

SIM error notification has been fixed Improved camera features and quality Improved stability of menu access, browser, phone dialer, video playback and music player to prevent force-close errors and lockups Updated group message notification in e-mail Improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity Maintain network connection upon completion of a voiec call Background color  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus designers discuss challenges and breakthroughs

samsung-galaxy-nexus-design

Want to meet the creative minds behind the unique look of the Galaxy Nexus? Company blog Samsung Tomorrow has an excellent interview with product designers TaeJoong Kim and GiYoung Lee, where they share their inspirations for the ergonomic design.

The main goal of the Galaxy Nexus design was to capture the beauty of a magnolia petal as it falls to the ground. Both designers described how they were inspired by nature. GiYoung Lee said, “Before,  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson: All 2011 Xperia Android models will receive Android 4.0 in 2012

Sony Ericsson: All 2011 Xperia Android models will receive Android 4.0 in 2012

If you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia Android smartphone that launched in 2011, then you will definitely be pleased to know that Sony Ericsson plans to upgrade to Android Ice  [Read More…]