Recent in Month: August 2010

Microsoft Bing Search and Maps Heads to Android… For Verizon Phones

Aug 30th - Microsoft’s today announced the official availability of the Bing app for Android. The app – which is free to download – will only show up in your Android market if you’re using a Verizon phone so don’t get too mad if you can’t find it (that would also tip us off to the fact that ...

FlipOut for AT&T Sees New Color, Gets More Details

Aug 30th - So we’re pretty sure the Motorola FlipOut is still headed for AT&T. Even if the device isn’t that powerful, it’s still pretty cool and will appeal to a lot of people. That said, we’re still trying to see how this one will differ from the international version already released in other parts of the world. ...

Froyo for Galaxy S Apparently Leaks, We Await Benchmarks, Link, and More Proof

Aug 30th - Samsung Firmwares has come through again, but this time we’re treated to a leaked Froyo-based build for the Samsung Galaxy S. There’s not much to say here, though, because the main thing everyone is waiting for has yet to come: Quadrant, Neocore, and Linpack goodness. Unfortunately the leak has yet to actually surface, but it’s ...

My Verizon Mobile App Updated to Add Account Management

Aug 30th - It’s one thing to be able to view your account information and details from the palm of your hand, but it’s another to be able to manage most of the aspects of your wireless phone service from Verizon without having to call them or head over to their website. That’s the type of functionality today’s ...

Samsung Epic 4G Gets Root

Aug 30th - Yes, folks: it’s still ridiculously easy to root Samsung Galaxy S phones, and the Samsung Epic 4G for Sprint is no exception to that rule. The device isn’t set to release until tomorrow, but it’s already been rooted by one developer that was able to get it into his hands early (it was actually discovered ...

Trio of T-Mobile Phones Hitting End-of-Life Status Early October

Aug 30th - It’s always a sad day when I have to report about the eventual kicking of the bucket for any Android handset. Today, TmoNews’ source says that three of T-Mobile’s Android phones will be hitting end-of-life on October 4th. The MyTouch 1.2 (the one with the 3.5mm headphone jack, more memory, etc.), the Motorola CLIQ, and ...

Toshiba SmartPad to be Called Folio 100, More Specs Revealed

Aug 30th - Toshiba’s Android tablet that we first heard about last week is shaping up to be one of the best devices in the category, at least going off of a new set of specs we are hearing today. What we were calling the SmartPad now carries the branding Folio 100, and packs enough power to easily ...

Google Shopper for Android Updated

Aug 30th - Google Shopper is a combination of several products and services (from Google Goggles to Google shopping search) into a neat and tidy package that helps you find great deals on the things you purchase. The initial release wasn’t without its problems, and the app hasn’t necessarily caught on as the go-to barcode scanning and shopping ...

KT Launches 7-inch Identity Tab

Aug 30th - Before Samsung can even get their Galaxy Tab out in their home nation, carrier KT is bringing their own slate device to Korea. On paper the device matches up with the Galaxy Tab in several areas, but given its limited release the KT Identity Tab probably won’t make a huge impact on sales of Samsung’s ...

First Droid X Custom ROM Released with Installation Instructions

Aug 30th - Earlier today we got a glimpse of the Droid X running the custom Sapphire ROM, definitively proving that the task was possible. The video, however, did not come with a copy of the ROM and installation instructions in tow. Enter Birdman, a Droid hacker hard at work on the X, who has released the first ...

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Milestone XT720 Headed to Canada on Wind Mobile?

Aug 30th - The Motorola Milestone XT720 is a sort of dark horse in Moto’s lineup of upper-level Android phones. It doesn’t sport quite the same specs as more prominent devices such as the Droid 2 and Droid X, but the handset still packs a bit of punch and features many of the things you’d expect from a ...

Dell Streak on O2 Getting Android 2.1 Starting September 1st

Aug 30th - O2 has given word that owners of the Dell Streak on their network in the UK will begin to see the update to Android 2.1 roll out to their devices come September 1st. This means at least a small portion of Streak users will be lifted from the Android 1.6 that has been shipping with ...