Recent in Day: September 1, 2010

Google Shows Developers How to Implement Licensing System Securely

Sep 1st - Much noise was made over Google’s new licensing system for applications in the Android market that would hope to prevent piracy. Even more noise was made over the fact that it was easily hackable. Later on, Google updated the skeptics and the FUD mongerers on the issue saying that – in its default state – ...

Samsung Fascinate’s TV Spot Gets Down and Dirty

Sep 1st - We skipped the cookie cutter promotional video that we’ve seen for the other Samsung Galaxy S phones to wait for the actual TV spot for the Samsung Fascinate. Sprint’s Epic 4G spot reminded us of something out of the Halo universe, but Verizon’s Fascinate is all about the action with an explosive vehicle chase. Go ...

T-Mobile G2 Pricing? Internals Show $199.99 for Even More, $499.99 for EM+

Sep 1st - TmoNews is back with more – well – T-Mo news. ┬áThis time, they’ve gotten their hands on an internal document from T-Mobile’s marketing team showing what looks to be pricing for the T-Mobile G2: $499.99 shows up in the first column with $199.99 showing up right next to it. We’ll just assume that these are ...

LG’s Launcher Ported to Other Devices

Sep 1st - LG’s home and application launcher – seen on devices such as the LG Ally and their Optimus phones – has finally been ported to other devices. The person responsible claims that no root is required and all it takes is a simple installation of the .apk file to get it loaded, but he’s only tested ...

HTC Peep or FriendStream Not Working? It’s OAuth’s Fault

Sep 1st - Some of you with HTC Sense-enable devices might notice that HTC Peep or FriendStream isn’t allowing you to do anything. If you haven’t already read the news, Twitter is suspending all other authentication methods in favor of the more secure OAuth as of yesterday. They’ve been drumming up to this change since Fall 2009, and ...

Rydeen gPad GCOM701 – a 7-inch Tablet – Attempts to Impress

Sep 1st - The tablet market is just about to burst at its seams, and with the rapid approach to a world with bigger Androids comes yet another tablet. Rydeen’s 7-inch Android tablet has a resistive touchscreen with a resolution of 800×480 – something we know won’t stand well with the extreme tablet followers. Aesthetically, it doesn’t look ...

Justin.tv Tunes-in to Android Live Streaming

Sep 1st - Justin.tv wants to give Android live streaming a go, treading in the footsteps laid out by Ustream and Qik to deliver their own take on broadcasting video on the fly from your handset. The app launching today aims to make the process as simple and painless as possible — the main interface is made up ...

How To Disable TouchWiz on the Epic 4G

Sep 1st - It turns out there is at least one more appealing aspect of the Samsung Epic 4G, and it has nothing to do with the hardware it is running on. With not too much work at all you can disable TouchWiz as your default launcher and restore the Epic to a stock Android 2.1 interface. You ...

FCC Filing for Samsung Galaxy Tab Reveal 5GHz Dual-Band WiFi

Sep 1st - Samsung’s recent Galaxy devices may get some heat for their poor GPS reception, but the Galaxy Tab plans to make up for it with one of the most powerful WiFi receivers to be found in a device of its class. A recent FCC filing for the new Samsung tablet to be formally announced tomorrow at ...

Sprint 4G Coverage Expands to Daytona Beach, Providence, and Boston

Sep 1st - Just in time for the Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint’s high-speed data network has expanded to three more locations, bringing WiMAX to over 50 US market currently and providing coverage in 21 states. New locations added are Daytona Beach, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; and Providence, Rhode Island. WiMAX still doesn’t manage to cover the whole nation in ...

Manually Update Your Droid Incredible to Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Sep 1st - If you are one of the unfortunate HTC Droid Incredible owners who seems to be stuck at the back of the line waiting for your update to Froyo, fear not. The official update.zip file has been secured and can be manually installed right this minute if you are running a stock, non-root Incredible. No more ...

Samsung Fascinate Shows Up on Galaxy S Website, Handset Spotted in the Wild

Sep 1st - Samsung’s Galaxy S landing site has been updated to include the the Fascinate among its Android brethren. Joining the Captivate, Epic 4G, and Vibrant, the Samsung Fascinate is just days away from landing in the hands of the last sect of people deprived of a Galaxy S device. The site gives you all the basic ...

Motorola Charm is Rooted

Sep 1st - Strike the Motorola Charm off the “To Be Rooted” list, because the deed has been done. Sure, the handset might be left feeling used and vulnerable, but isn’t that the same for everyone’s first time? XDA is home to the people responsible who deployed an updated Universal Androot hack to achieve Superuser access. This root ...