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Official Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus One won’t happen, Google says

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Shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, but according to Google’s Hugo Barra, as reported by The Telegraph, the Nexus One is just too darn old for an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s a shame, because it’s still a great daily driver. But this is that whole “legacy” thing we all have to come to terms with, and it’s the reason why we put the Nexus One in our  [Read More…]

Flixster update adds bug fixes and support for Google TV 2.0

Flixster, a social movie site which allows users to share movie ratings, discover new movies, and meet others with similar taste in movies has sent out an interesting update. The new update brings fixed intermittent crash bug relate to dialog, some added support for UltraViolet Digital Copy movie streaming, and added support for Google TV 2.0 (yes, you heard correct).

This is interesting because a couple  [Read More…]

Halloween Clock – Give your home screen a spooky Halloween look

Halloween Clock

Even though I’m 30 years old, I still get excited for Halloween. I don’t go out trick-or-treating anymore obviously but I still enjoy having a few spooky decorations around and my phone isn’t any exception to that. It’s all about halloween ringtones, wallpapers and yes — even clocks. Halloween Clock is one addition to help get you in the ‘spirit’ of the season:

Four different skins to choose from (wood, wrought iron,  [Read More…]

Sprint adds 1.3 million subscribers, loss of $310 million in income

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This is what you’d call a good/bad for Sprint. The Good: Sprint added nearly 1.3 million net subscribers in the third quarter. Most of those, however, were prepaid (485,000) or wholesale or affiliate (835,000) subscribers. Some 304,000 of the subscribers were of the postpaid variety.

And now the Bad: Operating income was at $ 208 million — down some $ 301 million.

This comes, of course, along with the launch of the Samsung  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus to hit the UK on November 16th

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If you happen to live in the UK, your wait for the Galaxy Nexus superphone will come to an end on November 16th, according to Phones4u. The UK retailer has the Galaxy Nexus available for preorder on Orange, with shipments set to arrive on November 16th.

For those of us stateside, we’re still expecting the Galaxy Nexus to land on Verizon Wireless on November 10th, and should hear official word from  [Read More…]

HTC releases OTA update to patch security hole for all Sprint devices

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As promised, HTC has released its first wave of OTA system updates to their phones that are affected by the vulnerability which was brought to light a few weeks back which could allow third-party applicatiosn to access personal data. It’s been roughly three weeks since HTC acknowledged the security risk and pledged to roll out timely updates to all their phones which are affected by the issue.

Sprint worked closely with  [Read More…]

Yes, the ThunderBolt Gingerbread update is pushing out now

ThunderBolt Gingerbread update

And this is what it looks like. Yes, Verizon just gave us the heads up that the 146-megabyte Gingerbread update for the HTC ThunderBolt is indeed pushing out right now. Hit up this post for the changelog.

Motorola PRO+ 4G coming to Bell Nov. 7

Motorola Pro+

Back when the Motorola PRO+ was announced, Motorola only slated it for Europe and Asia but now the time has come to roll it out elsewhere as well. Come Nov. 7, in time for the holidays, the full QWERTY Android 2.3-powered device will be available exclusively from Bell Mobility in Canada. Other specs include 5MP camera, 1GHz processor and a 1550mAh battery.

“The Motorola PRO+ 4G delivers the security and productivity tools  [Read More…]

ThunderBolt’s Gingerbread update once again pushing out

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Finally, the Gingerbread update for the HTC ThunderBolt (that’d be the one we told you about this morning) is once again pushing out. This is the second time Gingerbread’s headed to the ThunderBolt; it was pulled earlier because of some bugs, including by not limited to voicemail.

Go to settings>software update to get things going, and hit the forums link below to see how it’s going for everybody.

Thanks to everyone  [Read More…]

Android representation in MM ad network reaches its highest point

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Android’s growth in the past three years has been remarkable, so the constant stream of reports showing those increases are no longer surprising. Still, it’s nice to actually see that progress put into numbers.

Advertising network Millennial Media released its latest report that shows Android outpacing all rivals in both impressions and downloads. The Mobile Mix  [Read More…]