Recent in Month: February 2011

Things We Missed, You Shouldn’t [Feb. 28]

Feb 28th - New week bringing a new month means plenty of new Android news. Today we learned both Samsung and Motorola plan to expand their tablet lineups, but that’s not the only thing going on this side of the mobile world. Check out everything fit for print below. The Huawei Ideos X5 is now available in Australia. ...

Motorola Working on 7-inch Tablet to Compliment XOOM

Feb 28th - Among the many other tidbits Sanjay Jha dropped during today’s talk with Stanley Morgan investors was the revelation that Motorola is already working on a 7-inch Android tablet for release by the end of the year. The company just released their first tablet, the Motorola XOOM, during the final week of February, but Jha sees ...

Chomp Makes Finding Relevant Android Apps Easy

Feb 28th - If you want to find an easy point of detraction for Android, look no further than the Android Market. While recent enhancements such as an overhauled UI and a new web version for searching, finding, and installing apps have made the pain of locating new apps a bit more bearable, there is still much work ...

T-Mobile to Eliminate FlexPay Plans

Feb 28th - In an effort to provide pre-paid customers with an experience more similar to that of a postpaid contract customer, T-Mobile is doing away with their FlexPay plans and instituting a deposit system. The aim is to provide customers with poor or little credit to their names with an option that is more straightforward than FlexPay, ...

Official Gingerbread 2.3.2 ROM Leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S

Feb 28th - Motorola’s Sanjay Jha might be gloating about Motorola’s desire to be among the first to offer Gingerbread upgrades and HTC may be dolling out timetables for the update coming to their handsets, but who would have thought that Samsung — the same Samsung that is still in the process of getting Android 2.2 Froyo on ...

More from Jha’s Investor Talk: Motorola Will Be Among First to Offer Gingerbread Upgrade, Google One of Moto’s Biggest Enterprise Customers

Feb 28th - While news that the Motorola Droid Bionic and other upcoming high-end devices from the manufacturer will get the same Webtop treatment as the newly released Atrix 4G might have been the juiciest bit of information to emerge from Sanjay Jha’s talk with investors at Morgan Stanley, a few smaller noteworthy points emerged. The first concerns ...

Get a NOOKcolor for $200 if You Act Quick [Deals]

Feb 28th - If you have been looking into getting a NOOKcolor after all this talk of how easy it is to turn the e-reader into a full-fledged tablet with a bit of software tweaking, then your decision just got $50 easier. Through Barnes & Nobles eBay store, the NOOKcolor is being sold in conjunction with a coupon ...

Samsung’s CTIA Event to Focus on the Galaxy Tab, New Sizes on the Way?

Feb 28th - Just last week we heard a rather flimsy rumor that Samsung might have yet another size variant of the Galaxy Tab lined up for launch at this year’s CTIA show in Orlando. A new posting on Sammy’s Facebook page seems to infer just that, with the question “What’s your Tab life?” and a mysterious chain ...

Webtop Coming to all High-End Motorola Handsets (Bionic Included)

Feb 28th - One of the features that really sets the Motorola Atrix apart is its ability to dock into Webtop mode, opening capabilities that bridge the gap between smartphone and desktop computing. When this functionality was first unveiled alongside the similarly specced Motorola Droid Bionic, we immediately wondered why it wasn’t available on the handset. When questioning ...

Honeycomb Statue Takes its Place in Front of Building 44

Feb 28th - Rather unceremoniously, the statues paying tribute to Android and its various sweets-inspired code names have added to their ranks. Honeycomb has now been immortalized on the lawn in front of Building 44 on Google’s campus. The statue features the Android robot and a bee perched on a piece of honeycomb, making this statue particularly unique ...

Motorola: Rooted XOOM Ineligible for 4G LTE Upgrade

Feb 28th - Our latest bit of Motorola XOOM news comes from the category “Things that Shouldn’t Surprise Us.” Answering a question posed in the Motorola Support Forums, one Moto rep has made clear that a rooted XOOM will be ineligible for the free hardware upgrade to a 4G LTE radio down the road. But before you start ...

Motorola Aims to Make Android Secure, Attract More Enterprise Users

Feb 28th - For all the recent popularity Android has seen, the team behind its development has done surprisingly little to increase the security of the platform and make it more appealing to the enterprise market. On-device encryption has just shown up in Android 3.0 Honeycomb (and will most likely feature in future smartphone iterations of the OS), ...

PressReader for Android Brings the World’s Newspapers Into One Neat App [Video]

Feb 28th - We were given the ability to check out an unlimited account for an application and service called PressReader. It’s a newspaper portal that allows you to download the top papers from many of the world’s countries. The service itself intrigued us – digital editions of hundreds of newspapers delivered daily to our cell phones? That’s ...

GameLoft Will Soon Be Using Unreal Engine 3 for Android Games

Feb 28th - GameLoft has just announced a licensing agreement they’ve signed with Epic Games to develop multiple games on their Unreal Engine 3. The deal includes four games to start: two of them will be released in 2011, while another two will come the year after that. Tucked away at the end of the press release is ...