Recent in Day: November 29, 2011

Lenovo’s New IdeaTV To Drop Early Next Year – Google TV Inside?

Nov 29th - Earlier today we told you about Lenovo’s new line of Android powered smartphones and tablets and now we’ve learned that the Chinese company is planning on getting into the smart TV business with a new line of “ideaTV’s” that will launch early next year. Although Google TV was never specifically mentioned, Lenovo did make it …

Late Night Holidroid Contest: 30 Minutes, 3 Prizes!

Nov 29th - Hey night owls: It’s another late night “Happy Holidroid” Contest and we’ve got three prizes up for grabs. We’re going to start mixing it up a bit the rest of the week with entry methods and time of posting… so keep your eye on Phandroid during the day… and for Galaxy Nexus or Nexii or …

Galaxy Nexus Volume/2G Bug Fix Rolling Out “In The Coming Week”

Nov 29th - While we sit and wait patiently for the US release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus our friends across the pond have been enjoying it for almost a week now. As it goes for most beta testers – er, I mean early adopters — a nasty bug was found by way of the device muting itself …

Samsung Galaxy Tab No Longer Banned In Australia – Score 1 for the Good Guys

Nov 29th - A huge win for Samsung today coming out of “the land down undah” with an Australian court reversing a ban on the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s across the country. You may remember last month, Apple was actually granted an injunction against Samsung that put a temporary ban on the sale of Galaxy Tab …

Acer Iconia Tab A200 Shows Up In Leaked Promo Video

Nov 29th - Just in time for the holidays, a newly leaked Acer video is making the rounds around the net showing off the upcoming 10-inch Iconia Tab A200. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen their new Android tablet with the device making its way past the FCC and receiving Bluetooth certification a few weeks ago. The …

ShopSavvy Continues To Help Shoppers Save Money This Holiday Season

Nov 29th - I wont even lie to you, after finishing Thanksgiving dinner, I was out and about on Black Friday looking to scoop up some holiday deals. And like every year before it, I wasn’t the only one with Black Friday shoppers out in droves and breaking sales records. But that wasn’t the only record broken on …

ASUS Transformer Prime Receives Another Tentative Launch Date

Nov 29th - Another potential release date for the ASUS Transformer Prime has presented itself, once again leaked from Gamestop who has updated their computer systems to show a new December 19th launch for the quad-core tablet. Having been a Gamestop manager in a former life, if there’s one thing I know about their expected launch dates, it’s …

Apple Drags Galaxy Tab 10.1N Into Court

Nov 29th - The Galaxy Tab 10.1N, Samsung’s answer to a judge’s ruling that banned the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (without the N) in Germany, will now have its own day in court. Samsung may have hoped that Apple would find no complaint with the release of the cosmetically modified tablet, but nothing gets past the …

Futuremark Hopes to Usher in a New Era of Android Benchmarking

Nov 29th - Futuremark, a name familiar with most connoisseurs of high-end PC hardware, is looking to make a splash in the mobile market with the announcement that their popular 3DMark series will soon find its way to Android. 3DMark for Android is being designed with an emphasis on providing results relevant to folks interested in gaming on …

ASUS Transformer Prime’s Camera Put through the Paces

Nov 29th - 1080p, time-lapse capture, and…girls on Segways? Just a few of the things the camera found  on the ASUS Transformer Prime is capable of. OK, it can’t actually generate girls riding Segways but I suppose they made a good enough subject for putting the 8MP sensor through its paces. Also seen in the above video are …

ESRB Content Ratings Won’t Be Coming to Mobile Apps any Time Soon

Nov 29th - The Entertainment Software Rating Board, the same entity that made a big stink out of the likes Mortal Kombat in the early 90s and whose ratings you will find plastered on the front of video games to this day, wants to extend its reach into mobile software. Owners of the leading app market places, Google …

iFixit Tears Down Galaxy Nexus, No Ice Cream Sandwiched Inside

Nov 29th - The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the most feature-packed releases of the year, but how did Samsung pack all of those features, from the 1.2GHz dual-core CPU to an NFC chip, inside its plastic frame? The size required to house a 4.6-inch screen certainly helps to provide plenty of space. iFixit has taken their precision …

Nielsen Data Confirms: Smartphones Popular, Android Still on Top

Nov 29th - How popular are smartphones these days? According to the latest Nielsen data 56 percent of those purchasing a new mobile phone bought within the past three months went with a smartphone. A total of 44 percent of US mobile users own smartphones. While smart devices continue to trend upwards, Android remains the forerunner in market …

Microsoft Brings Windows Phone 7 to Android Users

Nov 29th - We know the thought of switching mobile operating systems from Android has never crossed the mind of our dear readers, but if you are a bit curious about Windows Phone 7 and too lazy to head to a local smartphone retailer to check it out for yourself you can get the experience on your device …

CyanogenMod 7 Makes its Way to the Amazon Kindle Fire

Nov 29th - Now that the Amazon Kindle Fire has been rooted it’s time to start booting up some custom ROMs. Standard choice CyanogenMod has made its Amazon debut, as xda member JackpotClavin has the first shots of CM7 running on the new media slate. All is not cherry, though. While many features seem to be working properly (including …