Recent in Month: March 2012

Hulu Plus Update Brings Tablet UI to Select Android Tablets

Mar 29th - Hulu Plus has finally been updated to include the Android tablet part of the family into the mix. They’ve created a tablet UI optimized for Honeycomb devices and higher, though their list of support doesn’t include all Honeycomb devices. In fact, it appears there are only seven devices currently supported: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Asus ...

IDC: Android Devices to Outpace Windows Devices by 2016

Mar 29th - Once upon a time, it was a shocker to think that Android could completely overtake iOS by 2015 like some analysts predicted. Not so crazy now, is it? In fact, it’s all happening at a more rapid pace than they imagined. Imagine my surprise when IDC reported that Android devices were on pace to overtake ...

T-Mobile Confirms Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G Are Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

Mar 29th - T-Mobile has confirmed to their customers that two of their HTC phons, the Sensation 4G and Amaze 4G, will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. I don’t think many of us doubted these dual-core phones would eventually get the update, but if you did you can now rest easy. We’re willing to bet the farm that ...

Is This Asurion Form Hinting Toward a DROID Bionic 2?

Mar 29th - Something strange has brewed over at the Asurion website. The enrollment form, the one people use to apply for replacement devices, seems to have one “DROID Bionic 2” listed underneath Motorola phones. This name hasn’t been in the rumor mill at all until now, and Droid-Life makes a pretty good point that the Motorola DROID ...

Report: Majority of Google’s mobile revenue comes from iOS, not Android

Mar 29th - It should stand to reason that the majority of revenue generated by Google’s mobile products and services would come from their in-house mobile OS, but a new report compiled by The Guardian shows Apple’s iOS being a far bigger cash cow than Android. Using data from court documents filed in the ongoing Oracle lawsuit and a ...

NVIDIA CEO: $199 Tegra 3 tablets could be a reality by summer

Mar 29th - At CES NVIDIA and ASUS unveiled a 7-inch tablet with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The specs aren’t exactly special at this point in the game, but the pricing model was. The new slate would be hitting shelves at $250. Since then, rumors of the device becoming a Nexus-branded ASUS tablet in partnership with Google ...

Opera Mini 7 hits Google Play, still goes easy on the data

Mar 29th - Opera has another update available for their data-friendly mobile browser ready for deployment. Opera Mini 7, which still aims to save on data usage and increase browsing speeds by reformatting and compressing web content, has the added benefit of virtually unlimited homescreen favorites. That’s a pretty nice increase from the nine users could store in ...

HTC One S Coming to T-Mobile April 22nd?

Mar 29th - The HTC One S will be launching in Europe next week, but it will take a bit longer for the handset to reach the US. A new leak is suggesting that the phone will launch on T-Mobile on April 22nd. TMoNews has the original story, which carries and image that seems to come from an internal TMo ...

LG Lucid now available at Verizon for $79

Mar 29th - Verizon’s LG Lucid 4G is now available for purchase. The LTE smartphone features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch IPS display, and 5MP camera. The The Lucid also carries 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. Android 2.3 is the operating system of choice. We have no word on a potential Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. ...

Latest ASUS Transformer Prime update now rolling out, brings face unlock and other features

Mar 29th - The “awesome” ASUS Transformer Prime update we were first teased with earlier this week is now rolling out to users. As was detailed yesterday, the new software brings about features like face unlock, new lockscreen notification controls, and the Google Play suite among other fixes and tweaks. We’ve received reports from several users in the US ...

Amazon selling refurbished Kindle Fire for $139 [Deal Alert]

Mar 29th - Looking to get a Kindle Fire for a good chunk less than its $200 asking price? How about a certified refurbished Kindle Fire with full one-year warranty for $169? How about a deal on that certified refurbished Kindle Fire that prices it at a mere $139? Amazon has what you need. For the next 18 ...

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Phones4U announces Samsung substore for central London location

Mar 29th - The big news Samsung and Phones4U wanted to share with us this week? It’s not the announcement of the Galaxy S III or any other handset. The two entities are teaming up in a different way, with Phones4U converting a good portion of their Oxford Street location in central London into a Samsung substore. Samsung’s ...

Vodafone UK pushing Ice Cream Sandwich update to HTC Sensation

Mar 29th - The HTC Sensation is getting more Ice Cream Sandwich love. With the update to Android 4.0 already live in some regions, the UK’s Vodafone has completed testing of the update, which should now be pushing to all devices. The rollout will be staggered, so users may be waiting a minute before seeing the new software ...