Thursday, September 9, 2010

#Android Market Now at 80,000 Apps!

80,000 apps and climbing!
Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering at Google stated in the G2 press release that the Android Market is up to 80,000 apps! Now if only Mr. Rubin could get his brother Rick Rubin (J/K!) to get us our Google Music! Read more at Phandroid

#Samsung #Fascinate Only $99 w/ New Service Plan on Amazon! #Verizon

If you don't feel like going in to the store for Verizons buy one get any phone free offer Amazon's got you covered! Only $99 with a new service plan!





Samsung Fascinate Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) -Amazon

#Samsung #GALAXYTab Official Commercial (Video) #Android

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

#Samsung #Fascinate available online @ #Verizon! #BOGO #Android

Samsung Fascinate is now available online at Verizon and it's Buy One, Get One Free! Check it out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Battle of the Dual-Core Processors Begins Now! #LG #Samsung #NVIDIA

LG/NVIDIA were the first to announce they would have a dual-core processor (Tegra 2) in a handset by Q4 2010 as part of their Optimus line. The Tegra 2 uses two 1Ghz processors to share the workload and improve all the various things you love to do on your phone! Such as web browsing, game play, & HD playback. Read more at AndroidGuys


Now Samsung has also announced a dual-core chipset based on ARM Cortex A9 known as "Orion"! Which is also expected to be in a handset later this year! Read more at AndroidSPIN


Who's next to jump in this battle royal? Motorola? Who knows but I'm sure we'll see more manufacturers jumping in line!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Want your #Incredible to be White or Red ? Have a Local Store Order It! #Verizon #Android

According to the folks over at Droid Life you can special order these at your local store using the appropriate code from below:

Red HTC Back:
VZW6300DORR


White HTC Back:
VZW6300DORW


Thats the only way to get them until they start officially stocking them in the next few months. Read the rest over at Want a White or Red Incredible? Here’s How to Get One! | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tablets Tablets Tablets! #Toshiba #Archos #Samsung and More Oh My! #Android

Samsung Galaxy Tab
All the buzz has been about Tablets lately! Lets take a quick look at the ones we know about starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It has Android 2.2 (FroYo), a 7inch TFT-LCD (1024 x 600), Cortex A8 1Ghz processor, 16Gb/32Gb ROM, 512Mb RAM, the usual wi-fi, bluetooth connectivity, 3Mp rear facing camera, 1.3Mp front facing camera, oh and a little something called Flash 10.1

Sounds good so far! Read more over at Android Central as they compare it to the iPad - Samsung Galaxy Tab specs versus the Apple iPad | Android Central


Toshiba Folio 100 tablet

Maybe the Galaxy Tab with its 7" screen is too small for your liking? Enter the Toshiba Folio 100 tablet with it's 10.1" touch capacitive screen! Of course it's sporting Android 2.2 also and a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 16Gb internal (expandable to 32Gb SD),  Wi-Fi, blutetooth, with 3G coming next year and a 1.3Mp front-facing camera. And like the Galaxy Tab it'll be sporting Flash 10.1! Check it out over at Toshiba announces Folio 100 tablet -- 10.1 inches of Android 2.2 | Android Central



4 of the 5 Archos tablets
And no matter what size you want Archos has you covered from the Archos 101's 10.1" screen down to the Archos 28's 2.8" screen (not pictured)! All 5 come with Android 2.2, TFT LCD screens, G-sensors and Microphones. And all except the Archos 28 have bluetooth also. To get the individual specs for each tablet check out Archos announces five new tablets | Android Central



And lets not forget the HTC/Google tablet and the Motorola/Verizon tablet leaked from the Verizon Roadmap

New #R2D2 Tweet from @DroidLanding #Motorola #Verizon #Android

If you haven't heard about the @DroidLanding Twitter account from their previous Droid X contest they had going you must have been living under a rock! But if you're here, you must have pushed that rock over and took a few deep breathes of the fresh air and squinted your eyes at the bright bright sun and thought it was sad that even under that rock you knew there should be an R2-D2 phone by now shouldn't there? Your timing is immaculate! There's been plenty of photos of it floating around the internet and @DroidLanding is at it again for the R2-D2 version of the Droid 2! So if you're not following them, then you should right this second! Or you can crawl back under that rock....no better not! If you're really feeling adventurous head on over to Droid Life and see what they've uncovered or check out the latest in their forums

Friday, August 27, 2010

Gorgeous, mysterious, #EVO-ish #HTC device headed for #Verizon #Android

This might be what we've been waiting for on Verizon from HTC! What is known about this device? Well from the pics over at BGR we can see it has an 8mp camera with dual LED flash,  4.3" screen, 3.5mm headphone jack and a front facing camera! nice! No date yet set for releasing but the way Verizon is starting to pump out phones hopefully it won't be too long! Read more at: Boy Genius Report

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Possible launch date for the #Verizon #Fascinate, Sept. 9th? #Samsung #Android


So i was a mere month off? Oh well lol. Looks like the guys over at Android Central got a possible date of September 9th with this screen shot. And then you have the Samsung Fascinate sponsoring the 2010 MTV Music Awards on the 12th and it kind of makes sense. Read more over at Android Central

UPDATED #DROID #Incredible #Froyo Update NOT Coming Sept. 1st? #Android #Verizon #HTC

Looks like Sept. 1st was too good to be true! But hopefully it's not too far away! Droid Life's source had this update for them:


Our sources are now backing off of their original report.  Delays people.  No word on what those may be, but the 1st is likely out.  And that was the quickest rumor in Droid history.  We’re sorry that we’ve wasted you time.  I hate Froyo.


Check out the whole article over at Droid Life

UPDATE: Looks like tomorrow is green for a go! Droid Life and Android Central both say Froyo should start rolling out tomorrow (August 27th) for the Droid Incredible!!! Check out the links below for more info:
Droid Life

Android Central

#Android Battery Test Reveals #DroidX #FTW!!! #Motorola #Verizon

It's easy to see with this handy chart that the Droid X and Droid 2 muh-dalize the AMOLED & SAMOLED competition in the battery department! Does the DX's & D2's LCD screens save the day? Seems that way but do we lose any quality in display using it? I'm sure you would hear Motorola say quite the contrary! But i digress, if you'd like to hear more about the tests performed check out the article over at LAPTOP Mag

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

#Samsung #GalaxyS Gorilla Glass demo (Video) #Android

Images of Toshiba’s SmartPad Android Tablet Leak


{ Android Phone Fans }               { intomobile }

#Verizon Update for #DROID Allowing Flash 10.1 Installation Starts Today #Android #Motorola

Looks like Droid users get Flash 10.1 through update to FroYo (2.2) starting to roll out today that allows to download Flash 10.1 from the Market. Let us know if you get yours! Read more in the link below:
 Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Saturday, August 21, 2010

#NexusOne Even as a Developer Phone; A Little Too Popular #Android

It's out of stock for now...here's what the guys over at the Developers Blog had to say:

A couple of weeks ago, we arranged that registered developers could buy an unlocked Nexus One via their publisher page in Android Market. We think it’s a good development platform and a nice phone. Apparently, you agree. Somewhat too many of you, in fact; we blew through the (substantial) initial inventory in almost no time, and they’re back-ordered from HTC, who are doing a pretty good job of managing runaway success amid a worldwide AMOLED shortage. Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves; stand by.

Hopefully it won't be too long before they can make the devs happy again!
Android Developers Blog: A Little Too Popular

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#Google and #HTC launching #Chrome tablet with #Verizon?

Lets just go over the rumored specs real quick: NVidia's Tegra 2, 1280x720 multi-touch screen, 2Gb RAM, minimum 32Gb SSD, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/3G capable, and a web cam. Sounds good so far, read more in the links below:
Download Squad             Boy Genius Report

#Crickets #Android Zio available for pre-order, only $229!

Good news for those that want Android goodness and no contract! Read more in the links below:
CricKet                          Android and Me

Monday, August 16, 2010

#Motorola #DROID Pro, World Edition and #Tablet all found in #Verizon systems

According to sources over at BGR, the Droid Pro & Tablet are in Verizon's inventory system. Apparently the Droid Pro will have a 4" screen and a 1.3Ghz proccessor and be GSM/CDMA capable. Also it should be available in White or Black. Sounding good so far! Read more about this and the Tablet in the link below:

Boy Genius Report

Sunday, August 15, 2010

#PayPal Payments Coming Soon to #Android Market

Looks like some good news for another way to pay for Apps in the Android Market besides Google Checkout. This is a welcome addition but with the talks of phones doubling as credit cards i was hoping to see some carrier billing for apps sooner rather than later. Read more about PayPal in the links below:
 Bloomberg                            AndroidGuys

Saturday, August 14, 2010

#Samsung Working on GPS Software Fix Due September for #GalaxyS Phones

The people have been heard! Sometime in September there should be an Update for all you Galaxy S owners complaining about the poor GPS on your phone. Maybe this will come with some FroYo too? No word on it yet but one can hope!

Phandroid

HTC Lexikon and HTC Bee Uncovered #HTC #Android

There's a couple new names for HTC. The Lexikon & Bee. The first being a Mid-range to high-end at 800Mhz and the latter a low-end 528Mhz. Both running Android 2.2 (FroYo) which will put a little zip in both of them! Both with a 5mp camera. thats about it for now. We'll let you know when more info comes out!
AndroidGuys

#Android 2.2 Hitting #Droid #Incredible August 18th? #FroYo #HTC #Verizon

Well you didn't hear it hear first but you heard it here now if you're reading this! OG Droid is suppose to be done with the FroYo update by the 18th also so it could happen! Cross your fingers! Read more in the link below:

Mashable

Friday, August 13, 2010

New #myTouch HD details leak out, includes front-facing cam

New myTouch HD details leak out, includes front-facing cam – Android and Me

#Droid2 TV ad "Digits" #Android #Verizon #Motorola

#Google #Chrome to Phone is official! Video to get you started #Android

#TMobile #G2 to launch as first #Android handset with #HSPA+

This should make a lot of T-mobile fans happy! Lets start of with Stock Android 2.2! Thats right no UI skin on this bad boy! Next up it has a Qualcomm  MSM7230 processor which was said to be between 800Mhz & 1Ghz. More than likely at 1Ghz at launch. Sounding good so far! Add the slide-out QWERTY keyboard and HSPA+ speeds...looking even better! 
Read more in the link below
Android and Me  

#Droid2 benchmark tests (Video) #Verizon #Android #Motorola

They guys over at Android Central have got the goods on the Droid 2! Check  it out in the video and read more in the link below it



Droid 2 benchmark tests | Android Central

Thursday, August 12, 2010

#Epic #4G Vs. #Evo 4G! #Sprint breaks it down in a video #Android

#Droid2 #R2D2 edition spied in the wild #Android #Motorola #Verizon

Is this what you expected? let me know in the comments and read more in the links below:
 Engadget          Droid-Life

#Sony Ericsson to introduce #Android 3.0 gaming platform and #PSP Go-like smartphone

All I can say is Wow! Lets play a game


Cake is to Fat Boy (AKA Me!) as
------ is to Gamers!

If you guessed the phone depicted to the left, you'd be right! This gaming fat boy needs a bib! lol
read more in the links below:
Engadget          Android Central

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

#Droid2 video #Android #Motorola #Verizon

#Samsung’s #Galaxy Tab to Debut Next Month #Android

This thing is looking to be pretty damn impressive! It's rumored to have a 7" (SAMOLED?) screen, 1.2ghz Cortex A8 processor, Android 2.2,16gb internal, 3G & Wi-Fi connectivity. Am I the only one drooling? Read more in the links below

Report: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab to Debut Next Month | AndroidGuys


Samsung's Galaxy Tab said to be debuting at IFA next month -- Engadget

#R2-D2 #Droid2 #Verizon Site Goes Live! #Android #Motorola

Do you have goosebumps yet? I got a shiver down my spine when I loaded up this page! From the looks of it it's going to have tons of Star Wars splendor! Such as wallpapers, sounds. video, pics, original artwork, apps, widgets, oh and Jedi Training?  Sweeeeeeet!


And has anyone checked out the Benchmark tests for the Droid 2?  I think a lot of people would consider this a worthy sucessor to the OG Droid if it had stock Android. Still pretty impressive! Check it out over at Droid-Life

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

R2-D2 version of #Droid2 available only online in September #Android #Verizon #Motorola

Now that Verizon & Motorola has made the Droid 2 official (Online pre-sale starts tomorrow! Original D2 only) It's good to hear they are bringing the R2-D2 version only online in September. Here's an excerpt from Verizon's press release:


R2-D2 DROID 2 
In honor of the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, Verizon Wireless will offer a limited-edition R2-D2 version of the DROID 2, available only online in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Visitors to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., can see a preview of the limited edition phone and sign up to receive alerts when the phone is ready for sale.



Read more at Verizon's site

DROID 2 Launches on Motorola Site

Check out the facts below or go to Motorola's site and see for yourself

DROID 2
Talk and Standby Time3
Talk time: Up to 575 mins
Standby time: Up to 315 hours
Form Factor
QWERTY slider
Band/Modes
CDMA 800/1900, CDMA EV-DO
OS
Android 2.2
Weight
169 grams
Dimensions
60.5 x 116.3 x 13.7 mm
Browser
Webkit HTML5 based browser; Adobe Flash 10.1, Pinch to Zoom
Email Support
IMAP and POP, Gmail™, MSN Hotmail®, Yahoo!®, and AOL®, Exchange
Battery
1400 mAh
Connectivity
Stereo  Bluetooth3 Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, FOTA,  Over the Air Sync (OTA),  DLNA
Display
3.7” 480x854 WVGA
Messaging
SMS/EMS/MMS,  Email,
Audio
MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced
Video
Video capture, playback via HDMI or DLNA, h.263, h.264, MPEG4, WMV9, WMV10
Camera
5- megapixel with Dual LED Flash
Memory
8 GB embedded plus8 GB card included in phone
Location Services
aGPS (assisted), Google Maps Navigation

#Motorola, “MOTOBLUR will not be our focus going forward”

After being asked about the future of the MotoBlur brand during Motorola's Q2 2010 earnings call, Dr. Sanjay K. Jha; Co-CEO of Motorola, was quoted saying:


“With MOTOBLUR, we have found that being able to convey the value proposition around MOTOBLUR is not an easy thing to do in a 30-second ad spot. We have decided that we will focus on the value proposition of products and not MOTOBLUR as a brand name in its own right. MOTOBLUR continues to be important and I think you will see increased functionality in MOTOBLUR. This notion of push-Internet is going to be very important to us, but as a brand name, which we make matter in front of consumers as a brand name, I don’t think that’s going to be our focus going forward, but we see the experiences that we deliver is being relevant and differentiating us.”


What do you guys think? Will Motorola start rolling out phones with stock Android? Or just keep it more in the background as others have done? I like the idea of each Maufacturer being able to have their own vision of an Android phone. I also like an idea I heard the other day of making the various Manufactuer UI skins available in the Market for those that like them can still download and enjoy that Maunfactures Android expierience. Let me know what you guys think in the comments!


Motorola, “MOTOBLUR will not be our focus going forward” – Android and Me

#DROID2 Viewer Found, 360 Degree Glory #Android #Motorola #Verizon

Still can't decide if the Droid 2 is right for you? Maybe you just need to see it at that perfect angle! Check out the 360 degree viewer here or read more in the link below:
DROID 2 Viewer Found, 360 Degree Glory | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Monday, August 9, 2010

#Google & #Verizon's Joint Policy Proposal for an Open Internet #Android

Google & Verizon have put up a joint proposal for an Open Internet with their main tqo goals being:


1. Users should choose what content, applications, or devices they use, since openness has been central to the explosive innovation that has made the Internet a transformative medium.


2. America must continue to encourage both investment and innovation to support the underlying broadband infrastructure; it is imperative for our global competitiveness.

Read more in the link below:
Google Public Policy Blog: A joint policy proposal for an open Internet

#HTC Desire HD (Ace) video #Android

BlindType for #Android Debuted in Video



BlindType for Android Debuted in Video | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

#SONY Ericsson #XPERIA X10 officially heading to #ATT

SONY Ericsson XPERIA X10 officially heading to AT&T – Android and Me

#Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 roadmap! #Android


  • In addition to the Motorola DROID and Motorola DROID X,  Motorola will launch a new DROID handset, the Motorola DROID Pro. It is supposed to have a 1.3GHz CPU, 4″ screen and global roaming capabilities. Estimated launch of November 2010
  • Motorola is working with Verizon on a “slab form-factor” device that sort of looks like an old Motorola Q but features a full touchscreen and global roaming. It will run Android 2.2. Maybe this will be a lower cost, MOTOBLUR handset?
  • There are a lot more Android invasions happening before the end of the year, we’re told. This includes a global Android device from both Samsung and HTC.
  • Samsung is working on a 7″ screen Android tablet with front-facing camera. Motorola is also working on a tablet as well, except it will sport a 10″ screen, either 1GHz or 1.3GHz CPU, front-facing camera, and Android 3.0. Don’t expect the Motorola so soon though, as we’re informed that while the launch was supposed to happen in December, Android 3.0 will probably hold up the release of that device and we should expect it around February 2011.
  • Verizon Wireless is aiming and on track to have at least 75% of the country covered in LTE coverage by April 2012
  • There will be a Novatel LTE MiFi device available in January or February that will apparently support up to 10 simultaneous Wi-Fi users.
  • Lastly, we’re told LTE data pricing will stick at $59.99/month, though it’s unclear what the data allowance will be. (This is for data cards, not smartphones)

    Who needs a crappy iPhone when we got all this down the road!

Exclusive: Verizon Wireless 2010/2011 roadmap! � Boy Genius Report

Friday, August 6, 2010

#HTC Teaming up with #Verizon Wireles for First #Android CDMA/GSM World Phone

The Droid Guy: HTC Teaming up with Verizon Wireles for First Android CDMA/GSM World Phone (EXCLUSIVE)

The Best Music Streaming App for #Android is…

The Best Music Streaming App for Android is…[Droid vs. Droid] | andrew | Androinica

Rumor: #Froyo OTA Update for #DROID Delayed Until August 12th? (Updated) #Android

Rumor: Froyo OTA Update for DROID Delayed Until August 12th? (Updated) | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Blockbuster Application makes its way into the #Android Market

Android users jealous of Droid X and their Blockbuster app? Now you too can use your phone for some movie magic! Read more in the link below:
Blockbuster Application makes its way into the Android Market | Android Central

Android Gaming Challenge Top 40 qualifiers list is up! #Android #AGC #Gamers

The Top 40 Qualifiers are up!!! Did you play? Did you make the cut? Find out in the link below!

Netflix employee: 'Good things come to those who wait' | Android Central

I keep waiting for this to happen! Hopefully soon!
Netflix employee: 'Good things come to those who wait' | Android Central
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