Recent in Month: February 2011

LG Committing to One-Level Upgrades (Minimum) For All Optimus Smartphones

Feb 28th - LG’s Kenneth Hong has gone on record saying that all of LG’s Optimus phones in 2011 and beyond will be getting at least one-level upgrades after their launch. (This means you can expect a Froyo device to get Gingerbread or a Gingerbread device to get Ice Cream whenever that debuts.) We have to take into ...

Did Your Discounted Motorola XOOM Ship Yet? [Forum Talk]

Feb 28th - For about 3 hours late last week, a 25% off code for Motorola’s online store was being tossed around for folks to purchase the XOOM for $200 less than what it goes for at full retail without a two-year contract with Verizon. Many of you got in on it, Motorola caught on, and the code ...

Use Your Android Device As A Bluetooth Input Device for the PS3 [Video]

Feb 28th - An application from the ranks of XDA called BlueputDroid is now in beta. The application allows you to pair your Android phone up with your PlayStation 3 and use the phone as an input device. You can use the phone’s keyboard to input text and there’s a virtual trackpad that lets you move the cursor ...

MegaVideo for Android is Now Available

Feb 28th - MegaVideo fans will be happy to know that their Android application is now in beta and has hit the Android market for all to try. MegaVideo is a video upload alternative from the same folks who create the popular file upload service MegaUpload. Embedded MegaVideo players will launch the application when clicked inside a browser ...

HTC Inspire 4G Overclocked to 1.8GHz?

Feb 28th - We’ve been seeing a lot of overclock action these days. The XOOM got its piece of work over the weekend, and now one XDA dev is claiming he’s been able to get the Inspire 4G up to 1.8GHz as well. We’re approaching this with caution as no users have tried it and we can’t speak ...

Popies is an Intense Whack-a-Mole Clone

Feb 28th - As news is a bit slow today, we decided to head over to the Android market to take a look at some of the more intesting games to be released lately. We stumbled across a game called Popies which – for lack of a better definition – looks like a whack-a-mole clone. They add a ...

[Update: New Firmware Available] Rumor: Thunderbolt is Ready to Ship

Feb 28th - Monday morning rumor mill time! This time, the Thunderbolt may have finally gotten cleared for retail as known Verizon affiliate Black_Man_X let loose the following in a tweet that has since been deleted: “Thunderbolts are go!!” This comes with another independent source who contacted GizmoFusion saying the same. That March 3rd or 4th date looks ...

Sprint’s Total Equipment Protection App Helps Keep Your Phone Secure

Feb 28th - Sprint users out there who subscribe to the carrier’s $7 total equipment protection plan will be glad to know that a new application is now available for download. It’s their equivalent of Lookout, if I had to compare it to something. Here are the list of features you can look forward to should your phone ...

Check Out My New Wallpaper [The Phone Wars]

Feb 28th - This one has been making the rounds via Reddit. Nothing much needs to be said, but why does the apple get 4 light sabers? I read a funny joke that said not to worry as it could only use one of them at a time. Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply today. Still, it’s on my desktop ...

FullHDMI Breaks Your EVO’s Limits, But Only If You’re Rooted

Feb 28th - The one thing that annoyed many EVO users is that their HDMI port could only be used while watching video and viewing photos. Orrebmas at Android Central’s forums looks to do away with that with a limited time beta of FullHDMI, however, that’ll allow you to view and play anything you want on the big ...

PSA: If Your Gmail Conversations Have Disappeared, It’s Google’s Fault

Feb 28th - If you haven’t heard, Google’s servers screwed up and took a wrong turn sometime this weekend and now 150,000 Gmail accounts are without all of their previous email. The real story here is that 150,000 of Gmail’s users are only considered to be .08% of their total population. Anyway, this is just a quickie to ...

Bejeweled 2 Now on Sale for $.99, Still $2.99 for Verizon Users

Feb 28th - Many of you were Angry souls who thought Bejeweled 2 took so long to come to Android. And when it finally did come, its price tag made a good chunk of you fall ill with sticker shock. EA Mobile’s put the game on sale, though, and it can now be had in the market for ...

Sony Ericsson: We’re Not Against Rooting If Done Right

Feb 28th - Sony Ericsson has become one of the most interesting manufacturers to watch in 2011. They transformed their smartphone business in 2010 with the launch of their first Android phone – the Xperia X10 – and followed that up with Mini spin-offs. Contrary to what you’d hear on sites and forums like ours, the phones were ...

Blackberry Rep: PlayBook Will Support Android Apps [Video]

Feb 27th - We’re not exactly huge Blackberry fans here at Phandroid, obviously, but we do cover any and everything Android. Having said that, a new video has come out of a RIM ┬árepresentative confirming that the BlackBerry Playbook tablet will – at some point – support Android applications. We’ve heard those murmurs a while ago, and recent ...

Motorola XOOM Overclocked to 1.5 GHz [Video]

Feb 27th - The Motorola XOOM – the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet – has been hacked to no end since its release last week, and development continues with coolbho3000’s overclock developments. He first had the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz, but that was just Saturday. One day later, he’s achieved a stable 1.5 GHz overclock. ...