Recent in Day: February 8, 2012

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Sony Tablet S Receives Easy 1-Click Root Method

Feb 8th - The bounty for root on the Sony Tablet S can finally be awarded after a Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss) has come up with a rather simple (for the end user) 1-click root method. Rooting is as easy as running a running a fully automated “run.bat” file on a Windows machine and kicking back. The Sony Tablet ...

Google Wallet Cracked – Vulnerability Exposes PIN On Rooted Devices [Video]

Feb 8th - A new report by Zvelo, a malware detection firm, is causing some concern around the net after researchers found a vulnerability in Google Wallet that could allow for clever thieves to crack the 4-digit pin used to secure the app. Needless to say, websites all around the world and the 4 o’clock news will most ...

Sprint Adds 2 New Cities To Receive Future 4G LTE Rollout This Year

Feb 8th - Sprint announced today, the newest cities who will be first in line to enjoy their future 4G LTE rollout with the additions of Baltimore (where 2 Phandroid writers currently reside) and Kansas City, who will be joining in on the festivities. These 2 new cities are the latest cities to have been officially announced along ...

Google+ for Android Adds What’s Hot Section to Stream

Feb 8th - I just glanced at my phone to see that a new update to Google+ is now available. The changelog mentions that there’s a new “What’s Hot” section under Stream, a “trending topics” for Google+, basically. You’ll get to scroll through posts getting a lot of traffic, +1’s and comments so you won’t miss all the ...

Rovio Has Two-Year Angry Birds Celebration With Birthday-Themed Update

Feb 8th - Angry Birds has been available for quite a while now – two years, to be exact – and Rovio wants to celebrate its birthday with a new update. We’re getting 15 birthday-themed levels, bringing the total amount of levels to 300. You’ll get to play with the expandable orange bird, unlock new achievements and have ...

Dungeon Hunter 3 Coming to Android Next Month

Feb 8th - While Dungeon Hunter 3 has been available for iOS for quite a bit, Android hasn’t seen much love at all. We won’t have to wait long for the third installment into this mobile RPG series. Gameloft has tweeted that Dungeon Hunter 3 will be coming to Android sometime next month. It seems a bit far ...

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MapQuest Releases API for Android Developers

Feb 8th - MapQuest may have become irrelevant in the emergence of Google Maps but they’re still alive and kicking. They’re opening their platform up to developers to create location-driven applications with and they have targeted one of the most lucrative mobile platforms – Android. Developers will be able to create applications and access the following features of ...

DoubleTwist for Android Upgrade Introduces Podcast Support

Feb 8th - DoubleTwist have just announced a new upgrade to their Android application. The biggest new feature is extensive podcast support, something users have been clamoring for since the app was launched. You can search or browse for new podcasts to download, manually add your own feeds, stream or download new episodes, skip and rewind by 30 ...

Zillow Mortgage Calculator for Android Now Available

Feb 8th - Zillow has released another new application into the Android market today. They have announced the Mortgage Calculator, a tool that will help you determine what your mortgage situation will be based on the information you plug in. You can estimate how expensive of a home you can afford, how much your monthly mortgage rate would ...

MIUI 4 for Kindle Fire Now Available for Download [Video]

Feb 8th - It looks like MIUI 4 – the beautiful custom ROM based on Android 4.0 – is now available for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The ROM isn’t quite the same as its phone counterpart in terms of user interface yet but you do get a nice package of the many MIUI-specific applications available, including the custom ...

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India’s subsidized Aakash tablet could soon be free for students

Feb 8th - The government subsidized Aakash tablet has quickly caught on in India, selling like hotcakes in no small part thanks to its low cost. Currently priced around $60, the goal is to eventually bring the tablet down to $35 with additional government money, but some are eying a much lower target. Kapil Sibal, India’s minister of ...

Samsung pulls out of Mobile World Congress press conference

Feb 8th - What began as news that Samsung would not introduce their flagship Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress has resulted in something many in the tech industry couldn’t have seen coming. Samsung, a company known for their often extravagant product unveilings, will not hold a press conference at this year’s global trade show. The development ...