The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet, and users were a bit up in arms when it was discovered that the bootloader was locked. ASUS responded with an official statement that a tool to unlock the bootloader was in development, and today their official Twitter account told everyone that it would be coming in February:
Of course, you’ll be voiding [Read More...]
A report from BGR today, citing anonymous sources, stating that RIM was hoping for a $ 10 billion to $ 15 billion purchase by Samsung apparently has fallen flat, but not before the Waterloo company’s stocks climbed 8 percent on the day.
Samsung has not “considered acquiring the firm and are not interested,” a company spokesman told Reuters.
Stock in Research in Motion closed the day up 1.30, or 8.04 [Read More...]
You there! Android hacker! Stop screwing around with your battery stats!
OK, if you’re not part of the small subset of rooted users who likes to mess around with things they shouldn’t, you can probably skip the rest of this story and read something more interesting below. But if you have fiddled with battery stats on your phone, or used any of the rooted “battery calibration” apps in the Android Market, which [Read More...]
The Motorola DROID MAXX was recently unveiled at this year’s CES, and while it isn’t a completely new handset, it does boast a very attractive feature. The main difference between the DROID MAXX and [Read More...]
Yesterday, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse made comments that suggested that the company throttles the top 1% of its customers who use the most mobile data. That was in direct contradiction to the massive ad campaign that [Read More...]
Sprint has spent millions of dollars promoting their truly unlimited data plans the past year, so many were surprised when a Dow Jones Newswire report claimed that CEO Dan Hesse said they throttle the top 1% of users. A day later and we find out Hesse was actually misquoted. It turns out he was actually referring to roaming data and not talking about postpaid customers.
“We don’t throttle our unlimited postpaid [Read More...]
ASUS this morning teased some news regarding the locked and encrypted bootloader on its quad-core Transformer Prime tablet — and it’s good news. A bootloader unlock tool indeed is on the way.
As to why the bootloader’s encrypted in the first place, ASUS says it was done for DRM — digital rights management — purposes.
The reason we chose to lock it is due to content providers’ requirement for DRM client [Read More...]
A bit of a stink has errupted over the weekend as more and more ASUS Transformer Primes finally started getting into users’ hands, and said users discovered the bootloader is locked down tight. That really shouldn’t be a surprise, and the suggestion that ASUS partook in false advertising for not mentioning the bootloader on the box is, at least, ridiculous. (For what its worth, the review unit we received wasn’t [Read More...]
Verizon’s Twitter account this morning tells us that its latest 4G LTE outage has been resolved.
4GLTE issue resolved overnight. 3G operated normally; calling, texting were unaffected.
It wouldn’t surprise us to still see a few stragglers, but hopefully things are copasetic for most of you out there.
It’s been about a month since LG first announced which of its phones would be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And it’s going to be at least three more months or so before any of them actually see it.
LG on its Facebook page today announced that the Optimus LTE, Prada Phone by LG 3.0, Optimus 2X, Optimus Sol, myTouch Q and Eclipse would start to see ICS upgrades in [Read More...]