Recent in Month: June 2010

HTC HD2 Gets a Touch Sensitive Taste of Android

Jun 30th - Stuck with an HTC HD2 but really wishing it was an HTC EVO 4G? You can get closer than ever by replacing that tired version of WinMo with Android, and thanks to the HTC Linux team you’ll now get a properly functioning touch screen. The release (also supporting other variants of Linux such as Ubunutu) ...

Shipped-ROMs Reaches Terms with HTC

Jun 30th - Go ahead, modder community, let out that big sigh of relief. HTC won’t be shutting down Coinflipper and his merry crew of hackers over at Shipped-ROMs after all. Due to the cooperation of the site, HTC is extending the date on their cease and desist order and working with Coinflipper to identify exactly which software ...

Qualcomm to Release Augmented Reality SDK

Jun 30th - Qualcomm is gearing up for an augmented reality revolution with the introduction of their mobile augmented reality SDK, which will first be available for Android starting with a a beta this fall. Qualcomm eventually plans to get their SDK on additional platforms, citing the “quantum leap in the mobile experience” that augmented reality brings with ...

Droid X Ad Tears Into iPhone 4’s ‘Grip of Death’ Signal Issues

Jun 30th - Verizon is holding no punches with their Droid X campaign, which again has taken to attacking the phone’s main competitor and the company’s biggest rival in much the same way the original Motorola Droid directly challenged AT&T and the iPhone’s “There’s an app for that” slogan with “Droid Does.” The latest print ad for the ...

B.o.B. Performs “Nothin’ On You” LIVE at Samsung Event [VIDEO]

Jun 30th - The Phandroid team and myself were working our butts off capturing the footage and covering the stories that YOU would want most at the Captivating, Fascinating, Epic, Vibrant Samsung Galaxy S launch event in New York City. But we’ll admit… we had a whole lot of fun while we were at it: Baller. We were ...

3-Click Root for EVO 4G, Say What? [UPDATE]

Jun 30th - OK, so you have been wanting to dive deeper into your device, gain root access, maybe install a new ROM, slide a few apps over to your SD card, and fidget with some other things…no big deal. But what’s that? You’re not quite confident in your ability to root your HTC EVO 4G without bricking ...

Epic 4G Keyboard, Asphalt & Multimedia [VIDEO DEMOS]

Jun 30th - There are a LOT of similarities between the four Galaxy S phones recently announced by Samsung, but there are also a bunch of differences. One of the most distinct and noticeable differences is the full slideout QWERTY keyboard on the Epic 4G. As some people are stuck on QWERTYs I thought I’d give it a ...

Droid X Pre-Orders Abruptly Halted Due to Low Inventory Levels?

Jun 30th - This one hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but a little rumor is starting to spread that Motorola Droid X pre-orders at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations were closed down today due to overwhelming demand. It would seem the number of phones that will be ready to ship come July 15th has been surpassed ...

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Motorola FLIPOUT Launches in Brazil

Jun 30th - Just in time for Brazilians to get all social and tweety about how well their nation’s team is doing in the World Cup, Motorola has announced their MOTOBLUR-driven squat and square Android known as the FLIPOUT ¬†for the South American country (why they insist on BILLY MAYS-ing all of their product names is beyond me). ...

[Rumor] Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) Details Outed, 1GHz Minimum Specification

Jun 30th - With most of the Android faithful still waiting on Android 2.2 (and some even still waiting on Android 2.1) for their devices, we’ve apparently gotten first details of the supposed Android 3.0 updated (supposedly codenamed Gingerbread). We’ve long heard that we wouldn’t see this crunchy, sweet, gingery treat until the latter parts of the year, ...

Galaxy S: Samsung Captivate vs Fascinate vs EPIC 4G vs Vibrant [VIDEO]

Jun 30th - What I dislike MOST about the American Galaxy S devices are the naming schema: they wanted to keep the Galaxy S brand but obviously each carrier needed their own little brandable baby. Intentions acknowledged, but it’s confusing as heck to consumers and technically irritating to repeatedly explain. For the record, I think Samsung should have ...

T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant Actually $449.99 When Buying With Even More Plus

Jun 30th - Earlier this morning, we reported that the Samsung Vibrant for T-Mobile would be priced to sell at $329.99. This revelation came to us through fine print that the Even More Plus plan option would see you paying $82.50 over the course of four monthly installments. One of our readers also managed to grab a screen ...