Tag Archive: Phones


One click root for Motorola Droid Bionic and other Moto phones running Android 2.3.4

Droid root

Just picked up your Motorola Droid Bionic, eh?  After you’ve got it charged and ready to roll, for many the next step will be to root it and strip out the loads of carrier bloat Verizon so kindly supplies.  That will be a simple affair thanks to Pete Souza and his one-click Motorola Root Tools. The Bionic and any other Motorola phone running the 2.3.4 version of Gingerbread (like the Droid  [Read More…]

INQ brings its Facebook widgets to more phones [App Reviews]

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INQ earned some attention when it announced the Facebook-centric Cloud Touch phone in February. The device, while not high-powered, was potentially appealing to young consumers who spent a great deal of time on The Facebook.

Anyone who spends a great deal of time on Facebook can now see at least some elements of the INQ interface, as  [Read More…]

Release the Droid Bionic dummy phones!

Droid Bionic dummy phones

So it’s got that going for it, which is nice. Is it Sept. 8 yet?

RadioShack Offering All T-Mobile Android Phones for FREE (Limited Time)

RadioShack is now offering all of their T-Mobile postpaid handset for free as part of a thinly veiled attempt to disguise their soon-to-be-terminated relationship with the carrier. They are calling a “back to school” deal but we know what it is. Either way, there are some serious bargains to be had if you are considering a T-Mobile smart phone.

Beginning today and running through September 14th, RadioShack is offering  [Read More…]

40% of U.S. phones are smartphones. 40% of smartphones are Android [Nielsen]

In 2010, 3 out of 10 phones used in the United States were smartphones. That percent has since risen to 4 out of 10 according to new data from Nielsen.

The vast majority of phones used in the U.S. are feature phones for a combination of reasons. Carriers attract customers with free or cheap phones, many people cannot afford a smartphone, and a large  [Read More…]

Droid Bionic again on video; boot animation available for other phones

Youtube link for mobile viewing

The long slog that is the Motorola Droid Bionic’s road to release continues. First up is the video you see above, which gives a nice look at the speed within the new Philblur UI, as well as the live wallpapers and transition animations. Pretty standard stuff, but it’s nice to whet the appetite some more.

And the boot animation is now available for installing on other devices, if that’s your thing.  [Read More…]

Android Phones Sell Well, But Up To 40% Of Users Return Them Because It’s No iPhone

Photo by Arjan Almekinders – http://flic.kr/p/93on5h

Ah, the marketing sleight-of-hand, it’s something to behold. On one hand, Android sales are thundering past the iPhone. Yet, on the other hand, buyers are finding Android isn’t as easy-to-use as iPhone, resulting in returns of 30-40 percent.

By comparison, Apple’s iPhone 4 had a 1.7 percent return rate during the height of last year’s “Antennagate” fiasco. Why the difference? Essentially, geeks love the Android’s  [Read More…]

iPhone 3GS Still Outselling Some Android Phones

It may be nearly two years old, but there’s life in the old iPhone 3GS yet and, as reported by AppleInsider, the veteran handset is still outselling some newer Android handsets.

Stats coming from  Cannacord Genuity’s  Michael Walkley show that both the iPhone 3GS and original iPad are currently outselling much newer competition.

The analyst looked into both AT&T and Verizon’s sales for April and deduced that the iPhone  [Read More…]

Enable AirPlay On Android Phones Using DoubleTwist

AirPlay, Apple’s magic video and audio streaming service allows users to ‘throw’ content from one enabled device to another. There’s nothing more magical (and revolutionary) than sending video from an iPhone to the big screen via an Apple TV, and now thanks to DoubleTwist, Android owners can join in the fun.

Using the free DoubleTwist app and a $ 4.99 add-on called AirSync, Android phones and tablets can now  [Read More…]