Recent in Month: April 2010

Best Buy Begins Advertising HTC EVO 4G

Apr 29th - Unlike Verizon with the HTC Incredible, which was kept heavily under wraps up until its release today, Sprint has been playing a little more loose and free with the HTC EVO 4G. Now on Best Buy’s page you can begin signing up to receive updates about America’s first 4G handset. The page also covers some ...

Layar Content Store Gives Virtual Reality in Exchange for Real Cash

Apr 29th - Layar Reality Browser, one of the most popular augmented reality apps on Android and iPhone, went live with its own content store for paid augmented user experiences yesterday. The 1.6 million users of Layar from around the globe can now pony up their hard-earned cash to unlock content for use in the application. Layar will ...

Like a Good Android, State Farm is There

Apr 29th - It sure is good to see some of these bigger companies starting to port their apps over from the iPhone and share some love with Android, and now State Farm wants to be a good neighbor too with the release of Pocket Agent for Android. The app makes it easy to report an accident and ...

Verizon Doesn’t Mince Specs in This New Droid Incredible Commercial

Apr 29th - DROOOOOID! You can’t deny that one of the main reasons for the huge success that is Droid would be Verizon’s series of take-no-prisoners “Droid Does” commercials. Now they are at it again with the release of the Droid Incredible, and they aren’t afraid to show off the high-end specs of this great new Android smartphone. ...

Sony to Announce Android TVs Running on Atom at Google I/O

Apr 29th - A few weeks back Intel announced they had ported Android to their Atom series of processors, and now we are getting word of what could be one of the first Android-based devices to make use of the technology. A few unnamed insiders claim that Sony will announce their collaboration with Google during the upcoming Google ...

Android Helps Push Motorola Back Into The Running, Rumored To Consider Tablet Devices

Apr 29th - Back when Android and the Open Handset Alliance first came to be, Motorola was said to be the movement’s biggest supporter thanks to head of mobile devices Sanjay Jha: they needed a saving grace for their failing mobile handset division. The chronology from Motorola’s trek to thrust itself back into the market as a top ...

Droid Incredible Launches, Phandroid Offers Phans A Special Introductory Price

Apr 29th - It seemed to take forever to go from the first moment we learned about the HTC Droid Incredible to the day Verizon Wireless finally decided to announce its existence. A lot happened between that time, but the hands on my clock absolutely flew leading up to this day: the Droid Incredible is finally out in ...

HTC Incredible Review

Apr 29th - UPDATE: The HTC Incredible is currently sold out at Verizon Wireless, but Phandroid has it available and on sale… and for an even lower price! Learn more here. Make no mistake – the HTC Incredible launches as the best phone on Verizon and the best phone in America – but is it for you? Our ...

[Update: It’s Out Now] Skyfire 2.0 Released, But Nowhere To Be Found

Apr 29th - SkyFire for Android is finally out of beta and they’ve released version 2.0 of their browser. I haven’t been able to find the app on the market – nor was I able to download the APK file on their website – but Skyfire should be available very soon for everyone on 1.5 and beyond (translation: ...

Verizon Sells Out Online Stock Of HTC Droid Incredible, Next Batch Coming May 4th

Apr 29th - One of our readers woke up this morning and attempted to purchase a new HTC Droid Incredible. Ready to take the plunge on ordering this thing, he realized that Verizon wasn’t kidding about needing to get your preorders in: the phone has already sold out online. A bummer for anyone not keen on heading to ...

HTC to Look Forward to Nice Q2 Sales Spike from Android Line-up

Apr 29th - Financial Times is reporting that HTC will continue to aggressively ramp up their smartphone shipping numbers with plans to increase shipments by almost 50% over the next few months. In Q1 of this year, HTC posted gross revenues of $1.2 billion from 3.3 million handsets sold. Q2 looks to be even better for them, though, ...

Google Image Search Updated For Android 2.1 and Later

Apr 29th - If you have an Android 2.1 device, Google’s Image search just got a lot better. They’ve updated their engine to allow for easier and faster navigation, all the while making it look even more fantastic than it already was. Notable changes includes the ability to swipe through individual – and pages of – images just ...

Acer Liquid E Launch Draws Near On Rogers

Apr 29th - Great news for you Rogers customers out there: the long-awaited Acer Liquid E looks to finally be on its way. The phone is a distant cousin of the Acer A1, except it comes packed with a 768mhz Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch WVGA screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and – perhaps most importantly – Android 2.1. The fact ...

HP Buys Palm for $1.2 Billion, But What Does it Mean for Android?

Apr 28th - There had been a bit of speculation that acquisition-hungry Google may consider buying the flailing Palm. That was probably just wishful thinking, similar to the rumors that HTC may have a go at the company but later stated they had little interest in taking over where webOS had left off. Or maybe Palm would switch ...

Google Unveils Place Pages Mobile for Android

Apr 28th - If you have used Google Maps at all lately you will most likely be familiar with Place Pages, a service Google began offering last fall that combined street view images, contact information and hours, reviews, and other social data all in one place. You’d never have to second guess where to eat again, but now ...