Tag Archive: Phones

TiVo Android app launches for phones and 7-inch tablets

TiVo Android app launches for phones and 7-inch tablets

TiVo – the company that freed you from absolutely having to be on the couch when your favorite TV program was on and you didn’t want to miss it, but you still didn’t want to use  [Read More…]

All HTC phones launched after September 2011 are now ‘unlockable’ from HTC Developer site

HTC Vivid

HTC has updated their Developer site’s bootloader unlock page, and the news is good:

All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices.

We’ve verified this with the HTC Vivid, which does not appear on the “official”  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson Xperia phones get 50 GB of FREE Box.net online storage

Got a Sony Ericsson Xperia phone? Want a cloud-based, online storage locker with more than 50 GB of space? At no cost? Tired of me asking questions? Well, this is your lucky day.

Sony Ericsson announced that every owner of its Android Xperia line of phones can now get 50 GB of free storage from cloud service company Box.net. The deal is open to  [Read More…]

Samsung: 25 million phones with Carrier IQ; other devices have ‘dormant’ code

Samsung Mobile

Samsung Mobile, in its response to U.S. Sen. Al Franken over the Carrier IQ saga, says that it’s sold some 25 million cell phones preloaded with Carrier IQ software, which it’s been using since 2007. Many of these phones are non-Android feature phones, and Samsung repeats the response we’ve already heard from HTC in that it’s not a customer of Carrier IQ, therefore it doesn’t see the data collected.

Interestingly, Samsung also  [Read More…]

Android owns half of U.S. smartphone market, but phones don’t last as long as rivals

NPD Group has joined the chorus of research firms stating the obvious: Android leads the pack in the smartphone OS wars. Though to be fair, it’s not much of a war in the U.S. anymore. Android grew to a 53 percent market share between January and October 2011. It’s closest competition, Apple’s iOS, grew to 29 percent. So it’s really more of a smartphone  [Read More…]

HTC starts rolling out Sense 3.0 update to older phones


HTC has announced that a software update for the HTC Desire S and HTC Desire HD is currently being rolled out to phones in the UK. No, the phones are not being updated to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but they are getting a new version of HTC Sense. The software update will bring Sense 3.0 to the two Android devices which will allow users to enjoy the new 3D carosel,  [Read More…]

Radio Shack offering free phones for the holidays, new selection each week

Radio Shack

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, and aren’t afraid to sign a new contract you might want to check out Radio Shack before you spend your cash.  They’re running a holiday promotion where they give away free phones (including some Android handsets) with a new agreement, and the list of devices changes every week.  This week’s offerings (good until Dec. 10) include the HTC  [Read More…]

RadioShack offers free phones across Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint for a limited time

If you’re in the market for a new feature phone or smartphone from Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, then you may want to check out your local RadioShack retail store.  From now until December 10th, RadioShack will be offering several phones from each carrier mentioned above completely for free with a two year agreement.  New customers or ones eligible for an upgrade are able to  [Read More…]

Stupid Market Comments: Highlighting the dumbest, funniest people with Android phones

The Android Market is home to some foolish, misinformed, and down-right nasty comments. We’ve tried to stem the tide by providing suggestions for etiquette, but the flow of head-scratching reviews continues unabated. Thanks to recent changes made to the Android Market, you can help highlight questionable comments and educate – or at least entertain – your fellow Android users.

Stupid Market Comments is a  [Read More…]

EA FIFA 12 launches as exclusive game for Sony Ericsson Xperia phones

Electronics Arts has released FIFA 12, the mobile version of its flagship game for fans of soccer, or football depending on which side of the pond you call home. However, unlike previous editions, this game isn’t in the Android Market for everyone just yet. That’s because Sony Ericsson has secured an exclusive on the game until February 2012.

FIFA 12 is optimized for the  [Read More…]