Android application developers work hard and don’t get nearly enough appreciation. As you see mentioned just about everywhere, it’s the application support that makes or breaks a mobile platform, so their job is pretty important. Luckily, we’re in good shape with Android, a look at the huge number of apps in just the official Android Market will confirm. But there’s more than sheer numbers. We all want applications and games that [Read More...]
Motorola has made an official request for “Pre-release software testers” of an unknown update for the Motorola Photon 4G. This is standard practice for Motorola, who likes to slowly roll out their final builds to a select few in what they call a “soak test“. This gives Motorola (and the carriers) a bigger set of eyeballs looking for any potential bugs that limited internal testing just didn’t find.
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Google is taking more steps to make Android have a more consistent look and feel. Following recent announcements that all manufacturers Google-certified devices must have the [Read More...]
Count Viewsonic in for CES, this year bringing what they aim to be their first smartphone to enter the U.S. market, the Viewphone 3.
According to product manager Mike Holstein, Viewsonic is doing well enough in their tablet ventures to warrant a move into smartphone sales in the states. They’re not going bleeding edge here though, instead aiming squarely at the ‘value market.’
Specs on the Viewphone 3 read [Read More...]
The FCC, who has surprisingly been all up in every carriers business as of late has now spoken about Verizon’s $ 2 convenience fee that will go into effect as of January 15th.
“On behalf of American consumers, we’re concerned about Verizon’s actions and are looking into the matter,”
What, exactly that means in anyone’s guess — but given other carriers have been charging such things for years now, we’ll just have to [Read More...]
We got this gem from a Costco Ninja, and when added to the rest of the leaks and pictures pointing to a December 15 release date of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, the evidence is getting pretty strong. Maybe not strong enough for a certain editor who want’s an officially official announcement from Big Red, but enough that we want to pass it all along. Engadget also got in some new leaked docs which [Read More...]
A new report out of the Financial Times today sheds some light on what analysts think of the T-Mobile AT&T merger, and it isn’t good.
According to the report, a large number of analysts put the probability of the deal passing at under 50%, with some going as low as 20%. No one thought the merging of two wireless giants was going to be a simple task, but the deal has [Read More...]
Is anyone tired of seeing the words “Galaxy Nexus on Verizon” yet? I didn’t think so. We said it was coming. We now know it’s coming. And here’s even more reason to believe that it’s coming November 10, just like we heard it would before.
While things are always subject to change, the screen you see above should make more than a few happy. Of course Verizon’s still mum on an official date, [Read More...]
As the resident Gameloft-obsessed-dude I felt compelled to share with you the latest hands-on preview of Modern Combat 3, which happens to be our most anticipated Android game. We previously saw the trailer for MC3 back in August and now Simon Sage of IntoMobile visited Gameloft’s San Francisco offices to spend some quality time with the latest build of the game.
This time around we get a closer look at the [Read More...]
Many of you stayed up late last night to watch Samsung and Google’s unveiling of the Galaxy Nexus along with Android 4.0. Now that the dust is settled, most of you are probably wondering when or even if your current phone will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.
HTC is one of the first OEMs to speak up on the matter by declaring that they’re already looking into the new features [Read More...]