Recent in Month: September 2011

Apps of the Day: Matchstick Master & Connect 4 Baviux

Sep 29th - Apps of the day brings us a new puzzle game and one old classic. One will cost less than today’s bags of chips while the other one is free as free can get. Get over to the Android market and check them out. If you like them, let us know in the Android market. Matchstick ...

Google Offering $10 to Those Who Signed Up for Google Wallet Information

Sep 29th - If you signed up to get more information about Google Wallet back when Google first announced, check your inboxes. Emails are going out from Google to those customers interested in that information. Not only do they tell of Google Wallet’s launch (which we covered a few weeks ago) but they also offer users $10 to ...

Rumor: Verizon to Introduce DROID Loyalty Rewards Program

Sep 29th - Droid-Life said that they caught wind (though we’re not sure how trustworthy their tipster is) of a new loyalty program that Verizon will introduce. It’ll be called the DROID Loyalty program, apparently, and will be designed to keep their Android customers happy. The name would suggest that the program will only be for their DROID-branded ...

Verizon’s Nexus Prime to Come Devoid of Any Bloatware?

Sep 29th - Our good friend P3Droid at MyDroidWorld seems to have gained some trustworthy information regarding the applications coming installed on Verizon’s Nexus Prime. He’s go the full list and, as you will be able to tell, the only VZW apps you see here are those that pertain to Verizon’s network (meaning you won’t be seeing anything ...

[Update]: Motorola XOOM WiFi Update Brings Updated Market

Sep 29th - The Motorola XOOM WiFi has received a quick maintenance update. Users are reporting that it brings with it the new Android market update that stylistically resembles the version for phones. Other than that, there are no other obvious changes (we’ll just assume the obligatory round of bug fixes are in here). HTK75D is the version ...

Cut the Rope’s “Toy Box” Now Available

Sep 29th - Popular (and highly addictive) puzzle game Cut the Rope has gotten a new update. It’s the first of many promised from the developers. This one is called “Toy Box” and it brings with it 25 new levels. They’ve even brought new game mechanics so throw any and all reservations about familiarity out the window. Find ...

Rumor: Best Buy Discounting HTC Flyer to $300 October 6th

Sep 29th - PhoneArena has heard it from someone they believe is reliable that Best Buy will be offering the HTC Flyer to consumers starting October 6th for just $300. The 6th is not a Sunday (where Best Buy usually posts temporary price cuts) and PhoneArena didn’t mention anything about it being anything other than temporary. Yesterday’s big ...

HTC Holiday Gets FCC Shine With AT&T LTE

Sep 29th - The HTC Holiday is expected to come to America for AT&T and their brand new 4G network and the FCC has somewhat confirmed that. We have an HTC device with the frequencies AT&T uses for its 4G network and a sizable device. We’d say the Holiday fits that profile well with its 4.5 inch display. ...

Need More Assurance That Sprint Premier is Coming to an End?

Sep 29th - If leaked news or a trip to your local store weren’t enough to confirm that the Sprint Premier program would be no more, perhaps these nice letters arriving to customers’ mailboxes will do it. Sprint’s informing everyone through snail mail (and likely online) that the Premier program is being shut down. Sprint cites changing times ...

Droid 3 Update Rolling Out Now, Includes Google Talk with Video Support

Sep 29th - We first caught wind of the Motorola Droid 3 update assigned build number 5.6.890 via a changelog posted to Verizon’s support site. It has been a few weeks since we first viewed that document, but the update is now rolling out to handsets. You will recall the feature to receive top billing in this new ...

Huawei Honor Gets Checked Out on Video

Sep 29th - Huawei isn’t usually known for anything more than budget-priced fodder, but with the upcoming release of their Android-powered Honor they hope to change the aura around their brand. While still not stretching into dual-core powerhouse territory, the Huawei Honor sports a 1.4GHz CPU, 4-inch display, and 8MP camera. While not as cheap as your typical ...

Microsoft Could Earn $444 Million on Android Licenses this Year

Sep 29th - The analysts at Goldman Sachs have crunched some numbers following the recent licensing deal between Microsoft and Samsung and projects the computer software giant will receive some $444 million in fees from Android manufacturers this fiscal year. The firm concluded that Microsoft receives a $3-$6 cut on every device sold by companies including HTC among ...

China’s HTC Sensation Variant First to Use ST-Ericsson NovaThor SoC

Sep 29th - At first glance, the HTC Sensation Z710t doesn’t differ much from the phone first introduced last spring, but underneath the familiar exterior lurks the new ST Ericsson NovaThor SoC. The handset is headed for China Mobile and couples the 1GHz Nova A9500 dual-core application processor with the Thor M6718 mobile for connectivity to the carriers ...

Dell Takes another Stab at Android Smartphones with the Streak Pro 101DL for Japan

Sep 29th - After early attempts to strike a name for themselves in both the Android smartphone and tablet arenas, Dell has more recently kept rather quiet on both fronts. Their 10-inch Honeycomb slate, the Streak 10 Pro, didn’t see an extremely wide release as the Dell name has slowly fallen out of most Android discussions. The company ...

Caught in the Wild: Huawei Prepping 4G Tablet for T-Mobile

Sep 29th - Some new photos have surfaced revealing an unknown Huawei tablet supposedly headed for the 4G shores of T-Mobile. Along with the pictures, the mystery device was detailed to feature a 7-inch 1280×800 display, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and run Android 3.2. It is said we could be in for an unveiling at the upcoming CTIA show ...