Recent in Day: February 1, 2012

Sprint Offers $100 Promo To Keep Upgrade Eligible Customers From Saying Goodbye

Feb 1st - You may remember from a previous post that because of change in Sprint’s terms, some Sprint customers were able to get out of their contracts early. Well, following that news, it seems Sprint is making moves to keep “upgrade eligible” customers from leaving by offering up discounts anywhere from $25, $50, to $100, all for ...

Cartoon Wars Now Available In The Android Market

Feb 1st - Originally released for iOS back in July of ’09, Cartoon Wars is finally hitting the Android Market today, courtesy of Gamevil who is offering the game free of charge. Mixing a healthy dose of tower defense and a sidescrolling RTS, Cartoon Wars gives players control of a small army where the player must carefully choose ...

Android Phone Made Out of Bamboo Goes Into Production

Feb 1st - Bamboo is a very useful wood. It can be used for all sorts of things. You can use it to build houses, scaffolding and even feed it to pandas. Another new use has sprung up – you can use it as the chassis for a phone. The device you see above was once a mere ...

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Qualcomm Reports Record Breaking Quarter in First Fiscal Quarter 2012 Results

Feb 1st - Qualcomm have just released their financial figures from their first fiscal quarter of 2012. The company generated $4.68 billion in revenue, up 40% from the same quarter in a year ago and up 14% from last quarter. Net income (profit) was $1.40 billion, up 20 percent year-on-year and up 33% from last quarter. The company ...

AT&T’s Galaxy Note Gets Source Code Released

Feb 1st - The Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T won’t be here until February 19th (presales begin on the fifth of this month) but its source code is already available for developers to download. This will allow folks to get started on creating ROMs well before its launch but don’t expect to see a lot of that happening ...

Best Buy Offering $50 Gift Card to Anyone Who Upgrades Their Phone in 2012

Feb 1st - If you have an upgrade available this year you may want to consider getting it through Best Buy. They’re offering a $50 gift card to anyone who upgrades their cell phone in 2012, but it isn’t without a catch, natch. You have to sign up by February 12th to be eligible, but after taking care ...

Chrome to Phone Updated to Fix Bugs and Improve Look and Feel

Feb 1st - Google has updated another one of their applications today. This time, it’s Chrome to Phone, an application that gets extensive use out of me. The application allows users to send webpages that they’re viewing on Chrome to their Android devices that have the application installed. My main use for it has been to send maps ...

WIND Mobile Galaxy Nexus Available This Friday

Feb 1st - The Galaxy Nexus, like its predecessors, is headed to just about every carrier imaginable outside the United States and the PAYG ┬áCanadian alternative WIND Mobile is next in line. They’re set to release the device this Friday, February 3rd, for $250 for WINDTab+ customers (cost of the rest of the device is figured into your ...

Google Docs for Android Gets Offline Mode, Better Tablet Experience

Feb 1st - The good folks at Google have just updated Google Docs for Android. The document editing application had a big crutch in its inability to work offline but that is all changed now. Google has added an offline mode in the latest version. You have to select individual documents to make available offline but that shouldn’t ...

Motorola DROID 4 to Launch February 9th?

Feb 1st - We’re expecting the Motorola DROID 4 to be launched shortly after its official unveiling at CES but it’s been difficult to pinpoint an exact date. Take this one with a grain of salt, however – Droid-Life is hearing from a source that the 4 inch stretching, LTE having, dual-core pushing, keyboard-laden device will launch February ...

Samsung releases Super Bowl ad teaser

Feb 1st - What you see above is Samsung’s teaser for their Super Bowl ad. The clip is comprised mostly of segments from previous ads from Samsung’s most recent round of TV spots featuring the commentary of folks waiting in line for what is suggested to be the next iPhone. Of course, Samsung wants to tout that the ...