Recent in Day: December 1, 2010

Android Platform Versions Chart Updated, 1.x Won’t Go Without a Fight

Dec 1st - It’s December 1st and Google’s ready to serve up some new platform distribution numbers. Last time, we saw Android 2.0+ taking up a majority of the pie at 77% (Eclair  with about 41% and Froyo with 36%), while 1.5 and 1.6 were still lingering around. This time, Froyo’s taken over the top spot with 43% ...

Android Transforms into Jack Frost Thanks to Dead Zebra

Dec 1st - Dead Zebra’s back for another special holiday Android toy, and this time our green robotic friend seems to have grown a carrot for a nose, buttons for eyes, and has turned completely white: he’s a snowman! If you’re into the standard set of Android toys provided by Dead Zebra, then you’ll absolutely love these. The ...

Dual-Core? Psh, NVIDIA’s Already Talking Quad-Core for Smartphones

Dec 1st - If you thought mobile processing technology was already ridiculous, NVIDIA’s got a bone to pick with you. As their Tegra 2 makes its way into devices of all shapes and sizes starting yesterday (figuratively), they’re already looking toward the future to Quad-Core. In a whitepaper about mobile multi-core processors, NVIDIA confessed to Tegra 3 being ...

Comcast Mobile App Now Coming December 3rd, Xfinity App Delayed Until January

Dec 1st - Many Comcast customers were excited to hear that they’d be extending support to Android, but we didn’t have much to be thankful for after thanksgiving as they missed their original November 30th window. Thankfully, it hasn’t been delayed for more than just a few days and you folks should be seeing it on the Android ...

Official Google Reader App is Now Available

Dec 1st - We’ve been waiting… and waiting… and waiting for this app to come ouut, but after 2 long years, we can finally say that Google’s officially launched their own Google Reader app. While many apps out there do the job and do it wonderfully (I still personally recommend NewsRob), it’s nice to see Google supporting it ...

The 4G Campus: Purdue & Verizon School Students With LTE

Dec 1st - “How do you make a better engineer? a better nurse? a better statistician?” – that’s the question Scott Ksander posed when asked what Purdue University’s 4G Campus would mean for their students. In partnership with Verizon Wireless, who today announced details of their 4G launch, have created a fully connected 4G campus. From the dorms, to the ...

@DroidLanding Twitter Account Open for Giveaway Business, Once Again

Dec 1st - Just yesterday, I was going through and cleaning my feed out of old sites and came across the DroidLanding account. Then, it was an astonishing two months since they’ve posted anything there. Like a fool, I removed the account from my feed. I call myself a fool because they breathed new life into it today ...

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PhanCast 29 & Giveaway LIVE at 2:30PM EDT

Dec 1st - Listen in to win this week’s collection of Android goodies for our Phan Giveaway while we talk about Verizon 4G, Motorola Olymus, LG Star, Playstation Phone and more!  Congrats to Dave Demarest who is reporting live from his new home in sunny California with fellow AF favorite, noonehereyet! We’ll be popping off at 2:30PM EST ...

Samsung Announces Flash Memory NFC Chip; Is this going into the Nexus S?

Dec 1st - Samsung’s just announced its new NFC chip with embedded flash memory, an industry first. Near field communications still allows you to securely transmit data using nothing but the chip’s close proximity to the receiver, but the added flash memory that Samsung’s introduced will allow for easier firmware updates to the chip without having to shove ...

Spotify App Updated to Rework Interface and Performance, Fix Bugs

Dec 1st - Boohoo. Us Americans still can’t enjoy Spitfy as you Europeans can. I suppose we can’t have all of the fun. Anywho, Spotify has announced an update to their Android application that completely reworks the UI with high-resolution graphics and tablet support. I can’t vouch for the bugs that have been fixed and whatever bugs may ...

Coby Has an Android Tablet, But Who Doesn’t?

Dec 1st - Coby – manufacturers of a decent line of consumer electronics products (and whose logo looks like Sony’s, and whose name happens to sound like Sony’s) – has an Android tablet! Yay for bandwagoning! For $250, you can get a 7-inch WVGA device with an 800MHz processor, 4GB of internal storage with the option to expand ...

AT&T’s Dell Streak Officially Receives Android 2.2 Update

Dec 1st - Dell’s had the upgrade to Android 2.2 ready for a few weeks now as their unlocked devices have already gotten the upgrade OTA, but we were still waiting on AT&T for those who opted for it subsidized here in the states. If you haven’t already rooted your phone applied the upgrade yourself, be on the ...

Verizon 4G LTE Launches December 5th [OFFICIAL]

Dec 1st - In a media conference call today, and then in a press release, Verizon Wireless announced that their 4G network will go live in 38 cities on December 5th. Customers can pay $50/month for 5GB of data or $80/month for 10GB of data that Verizon says is 10 times faster than their 3G network… WOW. Customers ...

Verizon’s 4G LTE Site Goes Live Before Press Announcement

Dec 1st - We are about to dive into a press call on the very matter, so I will make this quick, but Verizon’s 4G LTE site has gone live to give you the run down on the next generation wireless technology that Verizon will be rolling out beginning December 5th. There won’t be any phone available at ...