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Review: Pantech Breakout brings Verizon 4G LTE speeds on the cheap

Pantech Breakout front

Other than incredible data speeds, the one thing that has been common to all 4G LTE devices released on Verizon thus far has been an inflated price tag. The recently released Pantech Breakout finally bucks that trend by delivering a 4G LTE handset for just $ 99 on contract. So how does the rest of the package stack up to the competition? Read on to find out.

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Watch the live video stream of the Motorola Droid RAZR event


Want to watch the live video stream of the Motorola Droid RAZR event? Link after the break. Developing…

Motorola delivers Android to your wrist with MOTOACTV

Well, it looks like Motorola Mobility wasn’t joking when it went with the phrase “faster, thinner, smarter, stronger,” for today’s event. Moto not only released its 7mm-thick Droid RAZR, the company announced the MOTOACTV, a wrist-worn fitness device powered by Android. The MOTOACTV can watch a user’s workout, and offer music tracks to keep those working out motivated.

This thing looks a lot like  [Read More…]

Native screenshot capabilities to be unveiled with Android 4.0


As we get closer to the unveiling of Ice Cream Sandwich and Google’s new Nexus device, we’re slowly getting more details about the upcoming software update. The latest bit of news to surface is that Ice Cream Sandwich will feature native screenshot capabilities. Simply press the Volume Down + Power buttons and your phone will save a .png image of your screen to your image gallery for safekeeping.

While many of  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid Bionic kernel source released

Droid Bionic

Samsung’s not the only OEM releasing source code today, as Motorola has released the kernel and other GPL source code for the Motorola Droid Bionic.  Developers can use this, and will use this, but more important is that it shows that Motorola is serious about its commitment to open-source software.  We ride them because of their bootloader policies, but in reality all they are required to do is provide source code for  [Read More…]

NTT Docomo confirms global Galaxy Nexus launch in November, leaks first press shot


Rumors suggest that Verizon might have a one month exclusive on Android 4.0 and the Galaxy Nexus in the US, but it appears that Google’s next flagship device will soon be available on quite a few carriers across the globe. We just learned the Galaxy Nexus is coming to Canada and now we find out that NTT Docomo tweeted they would be one of the first Japanese carriers to launch the  [Read More…]

ITC initial findings claim Apple does not infringe on HTC patents


HTC’s ongoing patent battle against Apple took a hard blow today as an Administrative Law Judge from the ITC issued his initial findings in HTC’s patent dispute filed back in May of 2010. The ITC judge has not found any patent violation by Apple. As with most other initial findings at the ITC, HTC has the opportunity to appeal the decision and make their case before the ITC’s six-member panel makes  [Read More…]

Motorola Razr brings 4.3-inch SAMOLED Gorilla Glass and more this November

Motorola Mobility will resurrect its Razr brand with an Android twist next month. The incredibly popular name and phone provided to previous releases will be combined with the new direction of the company under the name of the Motorola RAZR. With an eventual rollout planned for every region in the world, the RAZR will go on sale beginning in November ($ 299 on Verizon  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #76: Tablet apps, trips, and zombies for everybody! Edition

Friday is Apps Day at At the end of each week, we take a look at the press releases, review requests, tips, and many visits spent to the Android Market while watching trashy TV reality shows, all in the name of finding some interesting apps to recommend to our readers each week. Android Apps Alert is all about digging through the Android Market  [Read More…]

Google Buzz killed in the name of Google+ [RIP]

Let us take a moment to pour out a little liquor for our old friend Google Buzz. The original social network upstart from Google debuted in February 2010, but it stumbled out the gate and never found its footing against Facebook or Twitter. Now that Google has a much more promising future with Google Plus, the folks in Mountain View have opted to leave  [Read More…]