The guys over at XDA-Developers (who else?) have finally gained permanent root access to the HTC EVO Shift 4G. This is a great advancement for the Shift. It’s kinda become an initiation rite for new Android devices. You haven’t made it as a device until someone’s rooted and overclocked you to twice your factory speed.
We’ve just found out via the Google Mobile Support page that Google knows about the Nexus S reboot issue that some users are experiencing, and they’re fixing it.
Keypurr Keyboard is trying to be the next big thing when it comes to Android keyboards, but does it offer enough of a different approach to be able to get to the top?
It seems that I have a problem. Whenever something comes out with the Google logo on it, I am drawn to it in a way that has been described as “reason enough for scientists to rethink motion based physics”. I am a happy beta supporter, and feel that my opinion in those arenas help in some small way to engineer the future of that device. So, like every other Google product, I have a Logitech Revue. I accepted the device for what it was, despite not being able to fully enjoy it (I don’t yet have a HD cable box).
This morning during the Sony Japan Playstation 2011 Meeting they announced the release of the Playstation Suite, which eventually is going to become its own marketplace on Android devices.
We’ve all heard the news about some new potential Facebook-branded phones, but are they legit?
Dan Rose, head of business development for Facebook stated, “This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way.”
In a press release today, REI is announcing that they have brought their popular Snow and Ski Report application to the Android platform. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, this may be the app for you. A quote from the press release on what functionality the app has inside of it:
AT&T’s first legitimate Android contender, the Motorola Atrix 4G, is set to launch in the near future. As to when specifically, we don’t know yet. What we do know, however,
LevelUp Studio continues to improve their popular Beautiful Widgets application for Android, adding tons of new features. On top of that, a new skin SDK makes it easier than ever for developers to create and share their own unique user experiences.
Verizon’s first 4G LTE phone from HTC is expected to be arriving at the end of February with a possible $249 sticker.
The DROID X2, also known as the Daytona, is rumored to have the NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core processor built-in.
Verizon releases a new, 3D version of their Navigator app for select Android handsets. Realistic images and cities join cloud-based maps and points of interest with variable payment options.
The official Facebook client gets better every time out. This release adds support for their new Deals feature as well as minor bug fixes.