Recent in Month: December 2010

Ford Sync Now Talks to Google Maps

Dec 30th - Ford just updated its Sync features to hookup to your Android device. You’ll now be able to plot your route from Google Maps on your Android handset and push it to any ’10 or ’11 Ford that supports Sync’s TDI. With the app you’ll also be able to view traffic updates for your route and …

ARCHOS 70 Internet Tablet Now Available

Dec 29th - Archos has just unleashed their latest tablet, the ARCHOS 70. At first glance you may think it was just another tablet in a long line of tablets that have come and tablets that are coming; but this one is a little different with its 250 GB HDD. Yes, the word “snap” came to my mind, …

EVO 4G Shift Accessories Arriving at Best Buy

Dec 29th - Looks like Best Buy is getting their hands on some EVO 4G Shift accessories in the form of fitted screen protectors. And I don’t know how long this has been going on, or if it’s just something of a typo, but when did the name get shuffled around to “EVO 4G Shift”? I doubled checked …

New Android Trojan Found

Dec 29th - Just when you thought it was safe to run around installing any apk you can get your hands on. Mobile security team Lookout is reporting a new trojan that is making the rounds, dubbed “Geinimi”. It’s essentially being “grafted” on to legitimate applications, mainly games, and distributed into third party App stores. So far, it …

Motorola “XOOM”? Yes. LTE? No.

Dec 29th - What happened, Verizon and Motorola? Your Honeycomb device was poised to regulate the tablet world, and then you drop the ball like this? Say it isn’t so and the information has been misinterpreted. DROID Life is reporting that while “XOOM” is the unofficially official name for the world’s first Honeycomb tablet, it will not have …

Kindle Books Ready for Your NookColor

Dec 29th - I have to admit, the NookColor is going from “another eReader” to “full fledged tablet” at a rather astounding rate. The NookColor is now able to utilize the Kindle app available in the Android Market after you have completed the rooting process. Wonderfully enough, that’s not all. This process also gives you access to GMail, …

Sony Lines Up LG, Sues

Dec 29th - What kind of week would it be without someone suing someone else for anything? A slow one, that’s what kind. Sony decided it was offended by LG and launched a lawsuit yesterday against Lucky Goldstar in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California. The suit targets two U.S. based subsidiaries of LG: …

Intex Readying to Launch $120 Android Device

Dec 29th - India based handset manufacturer, Intex, has plans to launch an Android device for the budget conscious in February. Ringing in at 5,500 rupees ($120US), this FroYo handset should be a great way to get into the Android club without hoping the landlord forgets to collect rent. Naturally, anyone looking to scoop up this phone shouldn’t …

Updates on Playstation App

Dec 29th - A couple of weeks back we got initial word to expect a Playstation app for Android. It would initially launch for Europe only but eventually it would make its way elsewhere. After the rumored Christmas launch came and went we were left sulking for more information, or at least I was. Now we are getting …

Motorola CLIQ 2 Pictures Sneak Out

Dec 29th - And guess what, it looks just like the CLIQ. Nothing about this device should make anyone want to pull an Eric Cartman and freeze yourself on top of a snowy mountain in anticipation of this device; if you do, you deserve what you get. I suppose they put some honeycombish lines on the keyboard, but …

Mystery XPERIA

Dec 29th - Hot off of a Chinese forum, and probably a counterfeit factory, are a few pictures of a mystery Sony Ericsson XPERIA device. The post has a total of three images, two of which are Quadrant scores. If the Chrome translator is worth its weight in salt this device will have a 1GHZ processor, with a …

Radio Shack Ad Depicts EVO Shift 4G at $150

Dec 29th - On Monday we saw a shot of the EVO Shift 4G for $150 in the Best Buy system, now we are allegedly seeing some double confirmation in a Radio Shack ad, depicted above. We’re still hoping for a January ninth launch of this Sense device. Android Central has the full page ad. If you’re interested, …

CM7 Alpha Goes myTouch 4G

Dec 28th - The CM7 alpha train just keeps rolling along, it has now made its way to T-Mobile’s myTouch 4G. Naturally, the Alpha state means that one should only flash this out of absolute curiosity, play around then flash back to the original ROM; or have two myTouch 4Gs laying around. XDA member, option94, compiled this one …

DROID Life Nabs Some Shots of HTC Thunderbolt

Dec 28th - DROID Life got some exclusive shots of the much hyped HTC Thunderbolt. I wont lie, she’s a good looking device. And you can bet good money that this will be one of the top talks of CES this year. I wont bore you with everything you’ve already read about this device; but it is fairly …

North American Desire HD Passes Through FCC

Dec 28th - Eight days ago MobileSyrup treated us to an image of the Desire HD with a Telus Logo on the boot screen. Now Engadget has dug up the FCC filing HTC put in for this device. Adding these two bits together and we have some potentially great news for Telus users. Expect this device to be …