Recent in Month: April 2010

Twitwars: I Narrate My Experience With Twitter’s Official Android App

Apr 30th - Due to the nature of this release, I’ve written this review in an entirely different style. I hope it doesn’t annoy the lot of you, but it’s literally how I perceived the app as soon as I installed it on my phone. While long-term usage isn’t reflected in my tests, the review should still give ...

HTC Incredible Signal Strength Problems? [VOTE]

Apr 30th - When I did my HTC Incredible Review I was debating whether or not to discuss signal strength. Driving around town, I continually noticed that when my Motorola Droid had 3 or 4 bars, the Incredible only had 1 or 2 bars. What the heck? That did make me quite curious and I DID plan on ...

LG Ally Commercial Leaks, Not the Phone We Thought it Was

Apr 30th - An LG tie-in with the upcoming Iron Man 2 leaked today, and it gives us our first official look at the phone that will undoubtedly be coming very, very soon: what was once known as the LG Aloha, and since has been dubbed the LG Ally. Aside from just the name change, it is looking ...

Twitter Releases Official App for Android

Apr 30th - It was only a few weeks ago that Twitter announced their intention to release first-party mobile apps with their Twitter for iPhone app, and now hot on its heels comes the official Twitter for Android app. Twitter just let loose this little gem into the market, and it looks like it might just live up ...

Samsung Gives Majority of New Smartphones to Android

Apr 30th - Samsung, the world’s number 2 mobile phone maker, announced earlier today that moving forward, 50 percent of their new smartphone offerings would employ Android as their operating system of choice. The other 50 percent is split between their own bada OS and at least one more unnamed operating system, according to a report by Reuters. ...

An Update, but Not 2.1, Heading to a CLIQ XT Near You

Apr 30th - CLIQ XT owners can get a little excited — but not too excited — over a new update that is currently making its way to the handset on T-Mobile. This is the same update that T-Mo had released for testing to a select few handsets earlier in the week, so before you go crying for ...

App Storage on SD Coming To Android Soon

Apr 30th - The Google Code Android Issues page just updated the status of Issue 1151 to “Future Release.” What is Issue 1151 you ask? Well that would have a little something to do with native support for app installation to SD card media. Up until now to get this functionality one would need to root their phone ...

Could These Be Motorola Shadow/Droid 2 Spec Details and Pics?

Apr 30th - Right after the Wi-Fi Alliance certified the Motorola MB810, the handset that most likely will become the Motorola Shadow, we received a tip sending us to a series of pics and specs further detailing what they claim will be not one, but two new Android devices headed to Verizon from Motorola. I don’t quite trust ...

Motorola MB810 Passes Wi-Fi Alliance

Apr 30th - A new Motorola smartphone, the MB810, just received its certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance for wireless standard 802.11 b/g/n. And with the announcement, speculation has run rampant that this very well could be the Motorola Shadow, a device that made its rounds in the news earlier this year as a proclaimed Droid 2 or even ...

Live at 1:00pm Eastern – Phandroid(ish) Podcast 20

Apr 30th - Live at 1:00PM Eastern Dave Demarest and Talton Pettigrew talk some Android. To be up front we’re just sorta wingin’ this one, and it’ll be brought to you Tea Time style.  What will we talk about? Who knows! But it’ll probably have something to do with Android.  Considering my wife just got the Incredible, that ...

Samsung Galaxy 3? Don’t Mind If I Do; Spotted In User Agent Profile

Apr 30th - Samsung seems to be working on a new phone. A Samsung User Agent profile came up recently and it seems to be for a phone called the GT-i5801. From the agent, we can see that it’ll be running Android, and has a rather unusual screen resolution: 240×480. It’s suggested that this could simply be a ...

Hold The Fones: Vodafone’s Nexus One Stock Is Just Fine

Apr 30th - The long-awaited launch of the Nexus One for Vodafone commences today, but the stock depletion we reported on not too long ago is now a non-issue, seemingly: you can order the Nexus One as readily as you could from Google themselves. A likely scenario, here, is that Vodafone initially ordered a shipment of devices specifically ...

Flash 10.1 Coming In June, Will Be Previewed At Google I/O, Maybe Froyo As Well

Apr 30th - Yesterday, Adobe publicly closed their Apple and iPhone chapter for their Flash and AIR book in an official blog post. Kevin Lynch – Adobe’s CTO – acknowledged a public backlash by Steve Jobs and took the opportunity to reiterate their plans to move on from Apple and focus their efforts on other mobile phone operating ...

MSI Tablet To Come In June, Dual-Screen Delayed Until Later In The Year

Apr 30th - AndroidAuthority is reporting that MSI is planning to bring us two tablet devices in Q3. We’re not sure if one of these is the same tablet we saw at this year’s CES, but given its “second half” expected launch window, we’re just going to assume as much. Planned are 8.9-inch and 10-inch variations, however there ...

[UPDATE] First LG Android Finally Coming to Verizon this Summer, Renamed Ally

Apr 29th - You like-a the Snapdragon? You want a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? Have you been wondering if and when the LG Aloha would ever get official? Looks like that will be happening this May, as BGR reports Verizon is slated to announce the LG Aloha for a summer release. The Aloha will be the name applied to ...