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HTC Vigor/Incredible HD Hitting Verizon on October 13th?

Yesterday, we showed you some leaked press shots of the HTC Vigor, which is going to be the successor to the Incredible 2. While the Vigor has been the codename of the device, we’ve heard rumors that the official name will be the Droid Incredible HD. A shot leaked by Droid-Life seems to also support the Incredible HD name and gives us a bit more information regarding the device.  [Read More…]

Samsung Epic 4G Touch Now on Sale at Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy S II has officially arrived in the United States today as the Epic 4G Touch goes on sale at Sprint stores around the country.  Available for $ 199 with a qualified two-year service agreement, the phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting HD video, and  a 2-megapixel front-facing camera .  [Read More…]

Samsung Illusion for Verizon appears on Flickr

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Although the Samsung Illusion name has been tossed around before on some road maps there was never an official announcement made for the device. Now, thanks to a little slip up from Samsung on Flickr, we’re getting a good look at a 3G-only device, but not much else. Specs seem to still be missing for the information but those will come eventually. What we do know though, is that the device is  [Read More…]

Voice Actions now available in 5 more countries, expands to Western Europe

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Voice Actions are some of the most popular features of Android devices. Google has announced today that they have expanded the service to include five more countries and languages.

Here are the new additions:

United Kingdom (British English) France (French) Italy (Italian) Germany (German) Spain (Spanish)

Voice Search is available for all Android devices with 2.2 (Froyo) and higher.If the application is not built into your phone, see the links after the break  [Read More…]

Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch now available

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The wait is over; the Samsung Galaxy S II has finally landed in the U.S. market!  Sprint is the first U.S. service provider to release their version of the phone – the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch. Good luck remembering that name and yes it officially has a comma in it. You’ve probably already read up on all the specs, watched a commercial or two or even seen our  [Read More…]

Type like a pirate – PirateKey X

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Arrrrr, matey. If ye wants to talk like a pirate, PirateKey X be the keyboard of choice. OK, we can’t keep that up. But keyboard maker Swiftkey has released PirateKey X in advance of Talk Like a Pirate Day. Once you get through the piratey setup, it’ll help predict your text like normal (and Swiftkey’s really good at that), and as it does so,  [Read More…]

Samsung Releases Source Code to Epic 4G Touch

That didn’t take very long, did it?  Samsung has already released the source code to their brand spankin’ new Epic 4G Touch (Sprint), giving anxious hackers a fresh set of tools to play with.  If you’re the type who likes to create custom kernels, then you’ll need to head over to Samsung’s Open Source website and download that big .zip file.  (Serach for ‘d710’ and you’ll find  [Read More…]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to World Domination

Google purchased the Android, Inc. company back in 2005, then announced the Open Handset Alliance in, 2007.  Then in the Fall of 2008, the lowly T-Mobile G1 was open to the public.  But the initial business model that Google put forth may have gone awry in the time since up to now.

In the beginning, Google positioned Android as a free and open-source mobile operating system that would better  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid Bionic now has an unofficial CWM-Recovery available

. Motorola Droid Bionic

As we saw previously, the Motorola Droid Bionic does have a build of Cyanogen Mod 7 up and running but in that video, CVPCS also showed an unofficial Clockwork Mod recovery running and now it’s available for download for all. A few caveats do come with the release however so pay close attention:

This is not an official CWR release. Official CWR releases are signed off by Koush. This will  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S II Sprint Epic 4G Touch now available online from Sprint

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Despite having the longest name in smartphone history, the Samsung Galaxy S II Sprint Epic 4G Touch is  the first of the Galaxy S II devices to reach North America — you can hit up Sprint online and order one right now.  It’s going to set you back $ 199.99 and a two year agreement (or $ 499.99 if you buy it outright), but for that money you’re getting 1.2GHz of dual-core,  [Read More…]