Recent in Month: June 2010

AT&T: We Block Non-Market Apps to Keep Developers in Check

Jun 29th - Ok, perhaps they didn’t say it quite like that, but that’s how it sounded in my head. Upon taking a look at AT&T’s newly-created landing page for all things Android at their site, someone noticed AT&T’s stopped playing hush-mouth regarding their reasoning for blocking non-Market apps on devices that land on their network. Essentially, they ...

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse: EVO 4G “More Popular than We Could Foresee”

Jun 29th - Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was speaking out about the HTC EVO 4G and its success on his company’s network today at a Forrester Customer Experience conference. After his keynote presentation, Hesse spoke with Reuters about their first 4G phone, which has been selling better than Sprint or HTC expected. He confirmed that they are seeing ...

It’s Out of this World: Samsung Galaxy S Event is Today

Jun 29th - After dropping just about every surprise we can think of in a series of press releases that went out over the past couple of days, it’s hard to imagine just what Samsung has in store for us tonight as we head into an event that is promising us the next generation of Android phones. The ...

Cisco Announces Cius 7-Inch HD Android Tablet

Jun 29th - Today Cisco has unveiled the Cius, a 7-inch business tablet capable of capturing and displaying high-resolution video among a bevy of other business oriented tasks for which the device is geared. With collaboration and communication portability in mind, the device weighs in at 1.15 pounds and supports HD video streaming, multi-party conferencing, and all the ...

Install the Motorola Droid FRF84B Froyo Test Group Build Now

Jun 29th - The Motorola Droid update that was pushed to a select group of owners in advance for testing purposes has been leaked for download. The build is listed as FRF84B, and while the version up for download is not the official release, it’s about as close as you can get without an update getting pushed over ...

More Samsung Galaxy S Madness Headed to Canada

Jun 29th - We’re here in New York City awaiting the start of tonight’s Samsung Galaxy S event that will showcase the phone and its variants headed to all major carriers in the US. Not wanting to leave any corner of the world without their flagship Android handset, Samsung has also announced the phone for our neighbors up ...

X10 Mini Pro Started Shipping Yesterday, and Now It’s Coming to Vodafone

Jun 29th - For those that loathed getting rid of their physical keyboard, wanted a smallish device, and needed it to run Android, then listen up: the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro started shipping yesterday. Sony Ericsson didn’t provide any details as to where you could get the device at that time , but some Vodafone users ...

Droid X Does More Than One Campaign Style

Jun 29th - We expect Verizon to continue the Droid Does train with the release of the Motorola Droid X headed our way in just over two weeks, but it seems the device will get shine in some of Verizon’s other ads, as well. The latest comes from the newly launched “Rule the Air” campaign that Verizon’s dropped ...

This is the Samsung Intercept Headed to Sprint

Jun 29th - The lesser-known Samsung Intercept has just had its beauty shots leaked. The device is heading to Sprint and will essentially be regarded as the step-up from the Samsung Moment. It features Android 2.1, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth 2.1, a 4-row slideout QWERTY keyboard, and Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 interface. It looks like it could also be ...

EVO 4G OTA May Have Also Addressed Security Concerns

Jun 29th - Remember back when the HTC EVO 4G first came out and everyone was heading straight for the hills due to possible security flaws (or security benefits, if you’re on the other side of the boat)? The fact that the device was rooted just a couple of days after Google gave it out to 5,000 developers ...

Desire, Legend, and Wildfire by HTC to Get Froyo Sometime in Q3

Jun 29th - HTC’s gone on record to officially acknowledge that the HTC Desire, HTC Legend, and HTC Wildfire will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.2 sometime in Q3 of this year. Essentially, you could be surprised and see it released in two days, because that’s when Q3 starts. Realistically, it will probably be a few weeks ...

South Koreans Buy 100,000 Galaxy S Phones in Six Days

Jun 29th - It only makes sense that Samsung’s doing well in their country of origin where they’ve pushed the Samsung Galaxy S more than anywhere else (beside the US, at least, with the four major carriers here making a pretty big deal out of it). SK Telecom – the exclusive carrier for the device – announced that ...

LG Ally Says Hello to Root

Jun 29th - At long last, the LG Ally has been rooted. The device – which was released on Verizon late May – hasn’t had the most vocal fanbase (in terms of “power users”, anyway) but that doesn’t mean the development community isn’t there. After a shaky trial and error process, instructions are now up and you Ally ...

Independent Games Festival Adds Android, $50,000 In Prizes

Jun 29th - Here’s a chance for some of you Android developers to get motivated about creating some unique and cool games for our beloved operating system. The Independent Games Festival has added Android as one of the mobile gaming categories (sitting alongside devices such as the Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). IGF is a ...

I Want the Dell Streak Simply For Its US Packaging

Jun 29th - Well, this just made my “want” meter for the Dell Streak shoot through the roof. StreakSmart got their paws on the final packaging for the Dell Streak, and it’s a looker. Some of you “greenies” (or “Go Green!” guys) might not be impressed by this, but Dell’s really pushing this as a marquee device over ...