Recent in Month: March 2010

Samsung Galaxy S Launching In June For $1,000+

Mar 31st - Over at MobileReview (translated) they’ve gotten their hands on the scorching hot Samsung Galaxy S and have provided a full review that, even after jumping the language hurdle, seems pretty insightful. The thing that leaps out the most is a more specific price and date, something that has yet to be officially announced. The Galaxy ...

India Reaches 2.1 MILESTONE

Mar 31st - Americans weren’t the only lucky Droid owners getting 2.1 today – Motorola just announced that they’ll bring the Milestone to India as the first Android device to get 2.1 in the country. There are a LOT of people in India that will be excited to get the Motorola Milestone when it launches. Although no timeframe ...

Bark Bark Woof: Google Translate For Animals Hits Android Market!

Mar 31st - Ever want to know what your dog is “saying” when they bark? Or how about your cat when it purrs? Or maybe you’re a cowboy who wants to know what every neigh means. Now you can – introducing Google Translate for Animals (An April Fools Day joke of course): Funny as all hell if you ...

Android iPad Imitation Looks Lovely – Would You Buy It?

Mar 31st - Like it or not (the device that is), the Apple iPad will hundreds of thousands of units, in fact it already has and it isn’t even released yet! There is clearly a strong draw to the product, not only because of the Apple brand, but because of the tablet form factor that seems to have ...

Manually Update Your Droid To 2.1 (ESE81)

Mar 31st - If you’ve got the 2.1 itch but  don’t want to go through all the trouble of waiting for that pesky OTA to arrive – the folks over at AndroidForums have the solution for you! One of our Guides, Trident, has worked with a couple other users to get the ESE81 2.1 file and put together ...

Sprint Announces Sprint Free Guarantee: Satisfaction Guaranteed Or Money-Back

Mar 31st - We heard that Sprint would be announcing SOMETHING today, and we thought it would be regarding data plans – we were only half right. Instead of providing a new pricing structure for smartphone data, the company announced a policy for new customers that – within 30 days of an agreement – would allow them to ...

Sharp ISO1 Android Smartbook Headed To Japan

Mar 30th - Aside from the beautiful Japanese women in the picture below, something immediately jumps out at me – the form factor of the device shown on the left. It’s an Android device produced by Sharp, tentatively called the ISO1, that will launch on Japan’s second largest carrier – AU by KDDI. I can’t help but be ...

Samsung Galaxy S Pro With Keyboard Rumored

Mar 30th - There are touchscreen only fans and hardware keyboard fans and some folks are adamant about having it one way or another. That’s why when an amazing mobile phone like the Motorola Droid – or in this case the Samsung Galaxy S – are announced, one knee-jerk reaction is to wonder what the phone would be ...

Gigabyte Boston Android Phone Headed To Orange [Codfish]

Mar 30th - Earlier this month we saw the Gigabyte Codfish swim onto the Android scene with a 5MP camera, 3.2-inch screen, very few details and nothing official. The company DOES produce a line of mobile phones called GSmart but they all seem to run on Windows Mobile, with this “leak” being their first Android attempt. Consider the ...

Pre-Orders: Legend, Desire & Xperia X10 Now At Vodafone!

Mar 30th - Hey Vodafone customers – want a crack at sinking your teeth into the most succulent Android phones on the market? The HTC Legend, HTC Desire and Xperia X10 are now ALL available for pre-order! Click on the image to be taken directly to each pre-order page. HTC LEGEND PRE-ORDER HTC DESIRE PRE-ORDER SONY ERICSSON XPERIA ...

Kyocera Zio Priced And Dated For Cricket

Mar 30th - We had a feeling (not to mention a bunch of evidence) that the Kyocera Zio would launch on Cricket as the carriers first Android phone – and we were right. Over at BGR they’ve got a full presentation chock-full of Cricket’s 2010 devices and what is one of the featured phones? None other than the ...

LG Swift Arriving April 30th

Mar 30th - The LG Swift has successfully tiptoed onto the scene – first appearing in a User Agent Profile, then making a quiet appearance at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, and now subtly showing for pre-order at Play.com as the LG Swift GT540 due to be released April 30th. We’re not exactly sure what you’ll get for ...

Sprint Clarifies: Voice + Wi-Fi Green Light For EVO 3G, 4G Still TBD

Mar 30th - Just as soon as I published an article explaining that the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint won’t be able to handle simultaneous voice and data, readers began commenting and linking to an official update on the issue. Sprint has in fact tweeted clarification, claiming the EVO will do voice & data when on Wi-Fi, not ...

Encore Appearance: MyTouch 3G Fender Edition Returns

Mar 30th - It wasn’t just the idea to use Eric Clapton as the frontman for their MyTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition campaign that pushed the phone to sellout in record time, the phone stands on its own two feet by looking like a rockstar itself. I mean look at that gorgeous mug on the left – THAT ...

Firefox For Android Compiled, Demoed On Milestone – You Can Too!

Mar 30th - AndroidForums member MartinSchirr has compiled the highly sought after “Firefox for Android” (AKA Fennec) for Android and got it up and running on his Motorola Milestone. He didn’t just accomplish the feat and brag – he gave it two video demoes (one featuring Phandroid) and put together a website on how you can accomplish the ...