Recent in Day: January 2, 2012

What Are Your 2012 Android Resolutions?

Jan 2nd - So 2012 is finally upon us and, according to some calendar by some ancient civilization, the world (as we know it) is supposed to end. Well, that doesn’t mean you have to stop using your Android phones and run for the stores to stock up on water and tissue. Assuming this year does, in fact, …

All-In-One Root and Custom Recovery Now Available for the LG Esteem

Jan 2nd - LG Esteem users will be pleased to know that all-in-one root and custom recovery is now available for their 4G LTE smartphone. The AIO work was done by AndroidForums.com ROM developer PlayfulGod, though credit should go to Koush and RaidZero for their recoveries as well as zergrush for their root method. If you were holding …

Rumor: DROID 3, LG Revolution Hit End of Life Status

Jan 2nd - If the rumor we’re reporting on right now is true, a few of Verizon’s top devices – including the relatively-recent Motorola DROID 3 and the LTE-enabled LG Revolution – are set to hit end of life status. End of life means you’ll be hard-pressed to find them for sale by Verizon or their third-party retailers, …

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Official CES 2012 App for Android Now Available

Jan 2nd - All you CES 2012 showgoers have a lot of planning to do in the next week or so as we’re just seven days shy of the show’s kickoff. The folks at CEA want to make things a bit easier with their official application for the show, developed by Core-Apps. You’ll get access to maps, the …

Motorola Preparing to Test XOOM WiFi ICS Upgrade?

Jan 2nd - Looks like emails have gone out to users of Motorola’s Google Experience XOOM devices (the XOOM WiFi available in America, pretty much) alerting them to tests that will begin soon for the device. Of course, one question immediately comes to mind: is this a common bug fixer or something more? Well, considering that Motorola has …

LG Connect 4G Will Be Metro’s Next LTE Phone, Could be Headed for Sprint and Verizon

Jan 2nd - Our friends at PocketNow have uncovered another unannounced phone. It’s said to be named the LG Connect 4G and is headed to regional carrier MetroPCS’s LTE network. It’s a shame that their network isn’t everywhere because we’re sure more than a few people wouldn’t mind having a powerful 4G phone for a cheap monthly cost. …

Appgravity Aims to Take the Guesswork Out of Android Market Searches

Jan 2nd - Though the Android Market’s web portal has come a long way, most users would agree that the ease of searching for new apps isn’t its strongest suit. Leave it to another group — and not the company that built it’s fortune off of the world’s most popular search engine — to create a better way …

7-inch ASUS Eee Pad Memo Leaks ahead of CES Reveal

Jan 2nd - ASUS always has plenty of goodies on hand for their yearly trek to CES, and we’re looking at one possibility here in the form of a 7-inch slate with 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor. The tablet is rumored to be the Eee Pad Memo and will feature storage options ranging from 16GB to 64GB, 3G and …

Modern Combat 3 Now $0.99 in the Android Market

Jan 2nd - If the original $6.99 price tag was keeping you away from checking out Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, cost is an excuse no longer. The game is currently available in the Android Market with a $0.99 price tag. At the time of writing, the price hasn’t updated on the web version of the app store, …

Motorola-chan Plays Hot with Teacher in New Android-inspired Manga

Jan 2nd - This is really…weird. Japan’s Weekly ASCII computer magazine is running an irregularly serialized manga based around Android and its prominent manufacturers. The series is called  Hana no Android Gakuen (Android School of Flowers) and follows a set of characters each representing an Android manufacturer. Taking a cue from real life, Moto Laura has gotten hitched to the …

Two New Android 4.0 Builds Leak for the Galaxy S II

Jan 2nd - Samsung hopes to have their Galaxy S II updated to Android 4.0 sometime early in the new year, and two freshly leaked builds are a good sign that work is progressing. We first saw Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz back in December, and it isn’t clear exactly what has changed since that first leak. It …

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Motorola Droid 4 Accessories Hit Shelves, Release Date Still Unknown

Jan 2nd - After the Motorola Droid 4 failed to show up for its rumored coming out party back in December, popular thought shifted to a delayed release until sometime in February. This still may be the case, but the arrival of a few cases for the unreleased smartphone has us at least entertaining the idea that we …

Meizu MX Launch Draws Crowds in China

Jan 2nd - Meizu’s lineup of Android phones is a pretty big deal in China, and while not drawing the same crowds as the M9, the newly released Meizu MX still saw quite the turnout for its New Year’s Day launch. The smaller mob can be attributed to tighter local security and Meizu’s own efforts to cut down …

Sony Drops Tablet S Price, Now $400 for 16GB Model

Jan 2nd - After a temporary $50 price cut for the holidays, Sony has dropped the price of its Tablet S by $100 permanently. The discount brings the 16GB model to $400 and the 32GB model to $500 and may be telling of poor sales for Sony’s debut Android slate. A $400 price tag is sure to attract …