Recent in Month: April 2011

FCC Wants Your Input on the T-Mobile Buyout

Apr 30th - If you’re one of the few with a real bone to pick over the proposed T-Mobile sell-off, now is your chance to tell the FCC what you think. Did you leave AT&T for T-Mobile? Are you not interested in a data network that has the reliability of France mid-battle? Would you rather something something of ...

AirPush Sends Ads to Your Notification Pane (And Why I Think It’s Horrible)

Apr 30th - So I just got done watching this video from an ad agency called AirPush that will allow developers to target users in a much more effective way – right from the notification pane. I immediately wondered what type of response they’d get from users. I’m sure developers are intrigued, but what about the people they’ll ...

Samsung Galaxy S II Root Achieved

Apr 30th - We figured it’d be quite easy to crack this thing considering Samsung has no interest in locking down their devices without need. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been rooted. The process is fairly simple for experienced rooters, but even folks new to the scene should be able to pull it off without a hitch. ...

HTC Thunderbolt Receives Update With Enhanced 3G Connectivity and Messaging Fixes

Apr 29th - Remember that new HTC Thunderbolt software that leaked a little over a week ago? It’s prepped and ready for installation, as Verizon has updated their support page to reflect the latest tweaks and enhancements that will hit their first 4G LTE handset. The main fix here is enhanced 3G data connectivity, which should alleviate some ...

Droid Line Gets a Pair of Branded Headphones from Motorola

Apr 29th - It looks like the Droid line’s foray into accessories doesn’t end with the CommandOne Bluetooth headset. Motorola is reintroducing their S10-HD Bluetooth headphones complete with Droid branding and packaging. For a wallet munching $99.99, they’ll even throw in a special edition Droid armband. So far Motorola has been the only brand to grab the Droid ...

Motorola Atrix 4G HSUPA Update Ready to Roll, AT&T Preps Support Page

Apr 29th - Yesterday we heard word that an update to version 4.1.83 for┬áthe Motorola Atrix 4G was due today, and though it was uncovered on Motorola’s site earlier the official over-the-air version is ready to roll. In preperation, AT&T has updated their Atrix support page with complete instructions on what to do when your handset is prompted ...

HTC Inspire 4G Update Going Out Now, Enables HSUPA Support

Apr 29th - Following right behind the HSUPA-enabling update for the Motorola Atrix 4G, the HTC Inspire 4G is receiving its update to alleviate data speed caps. The update is being pushed to AT&T subscribers over-the-air, but for the impatient out there HTC’s support page recommends doing the old check for updates trick by selecting the AT&T Software ...

LG Ally to Receive Android 2.2.2, Will Require Update Utility App

Apr 29th - The LG Ally is about to receive an update to Android 2.2.2, according to a text message being sent to owners of the handset. While the update itself is mostly concerned with patching a few holes and squashing some bugs, the interesting thing to report is that in order to receive the update users will ...

Revue Not Bringing Home the Expected Bacon, Logitech Still Enthusiastic about Google TV

Apr 29th - Aside from some clever commercials starring Kevin Bacon, that is. The Logitech Revue missed earning expectations last quarter, falling short of the projected $18 million after earning $22 million in its first quarter of availability. The drop-off was quite significant, bringing in a mere $5 million for the company. It’s no secret that the Google ...

FCC Listing Points to AT&T HTC Wildfire S

Apr 29th - You may recall the HTC aria, on of AT&T’s first Android phones. That handset bore a pretty big resemblance to the original HTC Wildfire. It should be no surprise, then, that the carrier would want to give their lower-tier Android lineup an update with the followup to the original Wildfire. An FCC filing is suggesting ...

Carriers Cracking Down on Wireless Tether Applications

Apr 29th - There is a reason why carriers charge add-on fees to enable devices for wireless tethering and data sharing: they don’t profit off of something that can easily be accomplished for free. It was only a matter of time, then, until carriers started to crack down on the many applications available in the Android Market that ...

Qualcomm Leaks Details of Next Generation Snapdragon Processors

Apr 29th - Thanks to a leaked internal document from Qualcomm, we now have a glimpse into the future of what the company has in store for their popular line of Snapdragon processors. Looks like the first of these fire breathing dragons will be based off their new Krait design. The MSM8930/8960/8270 and APQ8064 will all be capable ...

Poll: Which Dual-Core Android Devices Are You Most Interested In?

Apr 29th - Dual-core has become something of great desire in the ranks of the Android faithful and it’s finally beginning to get widespread. Phones already released – such as the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the T-Mobile G2x and the Samsung Galaxy S II – are now in the hands of consumers. More are in the pipeline, too, with ...