Recent in Month: July 2011

Google’s Design Lead Talks About Developing On Ice Cream Sandwich

Jul 30th - Android was obviously a hot topic at today’s Mobile First CrunchUp (just ask Chamillionaire). There was a lot of discussion on the difficulty Android developers face when designing for Android. During an earlier panel, Tech Crunch even went as far asking why iPhone apps simply look better than Android apps. With the day winding to …

UberMusic Released Into the Android Market – Custom Themes and Widgets Galore

Jul 29th - If you fancy yourself a music aficionado but the current crop of music players for Android just aren’t doin’ it for ya, a new challenger has entered the ring. UberMusic was just released today onto the Android Market and comes to you from the creative force behind Launcher Pro, Federico Carnales. Obviously, Mr. Carnales knows …

Leaked Radio Shack Memo Shows LG Thrill Delayed Til The End of August

Jul 29th - Looks like the LG Thrill may be delayed before an official release date was ever announced. My good friend Jerry, from AndroidCentral, posted a leaked internal memo from The Shack showing the LG Thrill has been pushed back to August 21st. Originally, it was rumored that the Thrill would launch on August 7th but doesn’t …

Revolutionary Brings S-Off and Recovery to the HTC Sensation, EVO 3D, and More

Jul 29th - Thanks to the folks behind Unrevoked and AlphaRev the HTC Sensation and EVO 3D now have permanent S-Off and NAND write access, a feat some felt might never be accomplished due to a locked bootloader. The tool called Revolutionary will do the same for most modern HTC handsets including the Desire, Desire S, Incredible S …

Confirmed: AT&T Will Begin Throttling Unlimited Data Plans

Jul 29th - Earlier today we reported that AT&T may begin throttling data usage for the 5 percent of users consuming the most bandwidth, and as the business day begins winding down we now have confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth. Starting October 1st, those using the most bandwidth within any given billing cycle will see their data …

Official: Gingerbread Now Rolling Out for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Jul 29th - After a false start earlier in the week, the Gingerbread update for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is now rolling out. The announcement comes via a post on the official Sony Ericsson blog, which states that the update is being made available to non-carrier handsets first with 10 percent of devices already receiving their update …

New Information Says Samsung QWERTY Slider Won’t Be AT&T’s Galaxy S II

Jul 29th - Not so fast! Looks like that upcoming Samsung QWERTY slider headed for AT&T isn’t the Galaxy S II, after all. BGR, who broke the story initially, has received a correction from one of their sources and is now reporting that the sexy slider is a different handset altogether. The confusion arose from the recycling of …

CyanogenMod Nightly Builds Now Live for Samsung Fascinate

Jul 29th - A couple weeks back we learned the Samsung Fascinate would be added to the stable of devices supporting CyanogenMod 7. Nightly builds are now live for the device, offering users of the handset an alternative to its current Android 2.2 build and the bugs that have in some cases rendered it a frustrating mess. Download …

Wildfire S Dummy Units Arriving at T-Mobile Stores

Jul 29th - The HTC Wildfire S is headed to T-Mobile August 3rd, and though it’s mid-range specs are unlikely to make a big splash it offers an affordable option priced at $79.99. Sure enough, dummy and display units are already arriving ahead of next week’s launch showing off the handset’s 3.2-inch display, 5MP camera, and Android 2.3.3 …

HTC EVO 3D UK Release Now Slated for September

Jul 29th - The HTC EVO 3D was scheduled for a European release this month, but with August closing in rapidly it doesn’t take a rocket scientest to see that isn’t happening. After the missed release date caused Vodafone UK to simply drop the EVO 3D from their smartphone lineup, the glasses-free 3D handset’s manufacturer is confirming that …

Motorola Droid 3 Review

Jul 29th - Though it wasn’t the first phone to run Android, the Motorola Droid is the handset that put Google’s mobile operating system on the map. Two iterations later we sit with the Motorola Droid 3, the latest take on the QWERTY slider with some of the biggest changes to the line we have seen to date. …

Google Search (Web) for Tablets is Here

Jul 29th - Google has updated Google Search (web) to improve the experience on tablet devices. Most of the changes the end-user will experience are all design. Buttons are bigger, text is more legible and images will scroll faster with better continuous scroll support. All of this is available now on your tablet’s browser – just visit http://www.google.com. …

T-Mobile G2 Users Experiencing Abnormal Battery Drain

Jul 29th - We’ve gotten more than enough emails in our inbox to sit down and report this one. Apparently, starting on Tuesday, the T-Mobile G2 has been giving users plenty of trouble in the battery department. Some users have reported full depletion after six hours of use. Some will go to bed at night and take their …