Samsung Planning May 24 Event – What Could it Be?

Samsung is throwing a second mobile event this month where they will take to New York once again to announce… something.  The company already has something up their sleeve for tomorrow, May 5th which we quickly pegged as a Nexus S announcement.  We hear others thinking it might be in line ...

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Rumor: Amazon Calling on Quanta for Their Android-Based Tablet

The rumors around Amazon’s Android-based tablet get a little more concrete as DigiTimes tosses some additional details into the mix. According to their sources, Quanta Computer recently received OEM orders from Amazon for the tablet expected to launch later this year. Further, they add ...

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HTC Kindgom ROM Indicates it is Sprint EVO 3D After All

Remember last week when we asked which carrier would rule over the HTC Kingdom?  Remember us mentioning how it closely resembled the Sprint EVO 3D?  Well, sadly (or not) we are finding out that these two are one in the same.  The 911Sniper Blog has leaked the ROM online for the new phone and ...

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Samsung SPH-D600 Heading to Sprint with a Ticker Screen?

Another smart phone has been spotted hanging out at the FCC hoping to pick up its papers on the way to the Now Network.  A Samsung SDH-D600 was recently found online with a few preliminary hardware specs to share.  Look for the low-end to mid-range handset to feature a 3.1-megapixel camera, and ...

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HTC Thunderbolt Getting Software Update

HTC Thunderbolt owners should be on the lookout for a software update notification over the next few days.  There’s nothing major to report aside from the ability to toggle between 4G LTE and 3G and a faster, more accurate GPS signal.  Plenty of users found out last week just how handy it ...

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‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ All But Officially Confirmed as Next Android Release

We’d been hearing for a few months now that the next release of Android would either be Ice Cream or Ice Cream Sandwich.  Both sound tasty to us and we’re looking forward to seeing the future of the platform either way.  According to Google’s own Romain Guy we should expect it ...

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Satisfy Your Inner Jack Sparrow With Verizon’s ‘Pirate Discovery App’

The summer movie season is upon us and one of the bigger titles of the year will be Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Hitting theaters on May 20th, we’ll get to see Jack Sparrow and the gang hunt down the Fountain of Youth while dealing with the dreaded pirate Blackbeard. ...

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Contest Your California Traffic Ticket with iTicketBust

Although this app is only geared for a small demographic of users we felt compelled to share it with you guys nonetheless.  California residents who find themselves on receiving end of a traffic ticket should check out the free iTicketBust application.   The idea is simple in that you send them ...

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Kinetic Remote Control Concept Marries Android and Motion Sensing [VIDEO]

Remember the big April Fools joke this year which had a guy using motions and gestures to get his gmail to work?  Apparently this might not be such a pie-in-the-sky idea as one Primiano Tucci has developed a concept application which has things headed in that direction.  Watch the video below ...

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Are AT&T and Samsung Announcing Nexus S May 5th?

We just got an invitation from Samsung to attend a New York event later this week where they are planning a  ”special announcement”.  We didn’t have to scratch our heads very long before we figured that this will be the unveiling of the AT&T-branded Nexus S.  Given the ...

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Manually Install Android 2.3.4 on Your T-Mobile Nexus S

Who wants to wait around for those “next few weeks” to come and pass so that they can get Android 2.3.4 on their Nexus S?  If we know the mentality in the typical Nexus S user, they are rooted and ready.  They’ve have already tweaked and modified their phone, perhaps already ...

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Best Buy Offering a Pair of Free Samsung Android Handsets April 29-30

Best Buy has brought back their popular Free Phone Friday deals and made them even better.  How?  By tacking on an extra day, that’s how.  This time around Best Buy is offering two Samsung handsets for free for qualified customers.  For two days only, April 29 and 30, interested consumers ...

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Video Chat Coming to Nexus S via Android 2.3.4 Update

The big Nexus surprise that was teased earlier today has just been unveiled.  And it’s… drum roll…. video chat for the Nexus S.  And another Android update.  That’s right, two surprises in one.  Android 2.3.4 is not just a rumor any longer as it’s going to hit the ...

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Sprint’s Wi-Fi XOOM Arrives May 8th (UPDATE: Confirmed)

We just received an email from one of our readers who passed a picture, showing the Sprint version of the Wi-Fi XOOM arriving May 8th.  We had heard that it was coming soon but had no indication it was but a little over a week off.  Expect to see Sprint making some form of an... Read More

Getjar Embraces Social Media with Facebook Connect Integration

GetJar announced this week that they are the first leading application store to embrace social networking. Since many users from the Getjar and other portals don’t really “discover” apps on their own, a majority of them turn to others for insight. Often that insight comes from ...

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