Recent in Month: September 2011

Gameloft’s Weekend Sale: NOVA, UNO, Assasin’s Creed and Asphalt 6 only $1

Sep 30th - Gameloft is throwing a “fall weekend sale” for a few of the biggest and baddest in Android gaming. HD titles like, the first-person shooter N.O.V.A., family fun UNO, action-platformer Assassin’s Creed and the action-racing Asphalt 6, are all being offered up for only 99 cents this weekend only. Even if you hate gaming, there’s no …

Samsung Galaxy S II Lockscreen Got You Down? Here’s AT&T’s Simple Fix

Sep 30th - We reported a short time ago on a “security issue” facing AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II units. Apparently, when you unlock the phone and it goes to the lockscreen, merely letting the phone fall back asleep or “timeout” will allow you to quickly awake the device and bypass the lockscreen altogether. Well, in an effort …

Google Teams Up With Dogfish Head For The Nexus Of Beers – URKontinent

Sep 30th - As Android users, we’ve known for quite sometime what happens when Google teams up with a smartphone manufacturer: pure Nexus bliss. Well, it looks like Google has paired up with another world famous manufacturer of sorts, Dogfish Head brewery. If it’s one thing Dogfish knows, it’s beer. They have been “manufacturing” some of the world’s …

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Foursquare Updated In The Android Market – Includes New Lists and Friend Sorting

Sep 30th - It’s already been a few weeks since the Foursquare team updated their app for iOS users and now, Android users are getting the same treatment. The Foursquare app has been updated in the Android Market and includes a bevvy of new enhancements. First off, they’ve moved some things around like points for check-ins providing for …

Security Flaw Could Render AT&T’s Galaxy S II Lockscreen Useless

Sep 30th - During their time scoping out the Samsung Galaxy S II, the folks over at BGR managed to uncover a glaring security flaw involving the phones lock screen. If the handset is set with a pin or pattern lock, bypassing the phone’s password is as simple as letting the lock screen timeout and then waking the phone. …

Cellebrite System Prepped for Nexus Prime, Droid HD, and HTC Vigor

Sep 30th - Cellebrite, a system wireless providers use to transfer data between mobile handsets, has been updated with a host of long-rumored devices for Verizon. The Samsung Nexus Prime (listed under that name), Motorola Droid HD, and HTC Vigor have all found their place among Big Red’s other offerings. Of course, Cellebrite doesn’t do much to provide …

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Mid-Range Samsung i857 for AT&T to Be Known as Doubletime

Sep 30th - AT&T has a new mid-range Android handset headed to their lineup in the form of the Samsung Doubletime. While little is known about the handset first outed as the Samsung i857, a roadmap leaked earlier in the year suggests it will sport an HVGA display, 3MP camera, and could ship with Android 2.2. The new …

Verizon Details Droid Bionic Bugs, Update Slated for November

Sep 30th - For all the time Motorola and Verizon took to polish their Droid Bionic, the phone did not launch without its faults. From its first days it has had its fair share of bugs and glitches, from a high-pitch squeal when using wired headphones to 4G/3G data connectivity issues. One customer experiencing problems with the Bionic …

Amazon Takes Hit on Kindle Fire with Estimated Production Cost of $209.63

Sep 30th - According to estimates made by IHS iSuppli, Amazon stands to lose about $10 on every Kindle Fire tablet sold. After calculating the cost of materials and manufacturing expenses, the firm concluded that each unit produced costs the retail giant $209.63. With Amazon set to sell the Kindle Fire for a mere $199.99, the company will …

Sony Ericsson Brings the Xperia Ray to the US, Unlocked for $425

Sep 30th - The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray is now available in the United States, though don’t go heading to your nearest wireless carrier to find the Android smartphone. The handset is not available direct from any service provider, but is rather being sold via online retailers as an unlocked device. Priced at $424.99, you’ll want to take …

Verizon Recommends Accessories for the “Vigor by HTC” on Their Website

Sep 30th - This is a bit interesting. Eagle-eyed members of AndroidForums.com have spotted accessories recommended by Verizon for the “Vigor by HTC” on Big Red’s website itself. The accessories themselves aren’t worthy of mention – they are generic accessories meant for any device – but the fact that Verizon’s apparently referring to this phone as the Vigor …

Virgin Mobile Officially Announces the HTC Wildfire S

Sep 30th - Following the announcement of their LG Optimus Slider, Virgin Mobile’s introducing their version of the HTC Wildfire S.  It’s nothing out of the ordinary and it’s the same exact phone as the version announced back in February (we’ll get you a rundown of specs in just a second). They’re bringing this to market October 23rd …