Things We Missed, You Shouldn’t [March 28th]


Got a case of the Mondays? Nothing like a good bit of Android news to distract you from another week of the daily grind. The good news is it’s almost Tuesday, spring is warming up, and we are nearing the release of handsets and tablets ranging from the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to the LG Optimus Pad. More info on that and more below.

  • The Huawei Ideos X5 is now available in New Zealand on carrier 2Degrees.
  • The LG Optimus Pad will be landing on NTT DoCoMo March 31st.
  • The Samsung Galaxy 3 will be getting Froyo in Spain. [Into]
  • QuickOffice Pro HD for Android Honeycomb tablets is now available. [Market]
  • The Motorola XOOM WiFi has a root method – it’s identical to the 3G version.
  • You can now pre-order the Kyocera Echo.
  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has hit the FCC with AT&T 3G bands. [Unwired View]
  • Pre-orders for the HTC Merge at Alltel have begun.
  • The LG Optimus 2X has launched in Australia, albeit as the unlocked version only for $799 via MobiCity.
  • AutoCAD WS from Autodesk is coming to Android. You can sign up for more info at the AutoCAD WS site.


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. samsung galaxy 3?

    1. Hmm, wondering the same thing

      1. Perhaps tis a typo.

        1. also known as Apollo or i5800 or i5801. Low end Samsung android phone.

  2. Do you know if and when sprint will release a maintenance update for the battery issue everyone is having aster updating their Epic to froyo? One sprint store told me all you can do is a hard reset and another said they were going to release a maintenance update but don’t know when. Any advice until then?

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