Droid Bionic Tipped for August 4 Launch

The long awaited arrival of the the Droid Bionic appears to be closing in on us.  AndroidCentral is reporting that Verizon is set to begin offering the handset come August 4th.  Yep, still considered “summer” and still within Q3. After first making its debut back in January at CES, ...

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Sprint Announces Gingerbread for (7-Inch) Galaxy Tab

Sprint announced on their forums today that the Gingerbread is baked and is has been pushed out the door for their 7-inch Galaxy Tab.  Starting today and expected to hit all tablets within the next 4 days, the update will be marked as release EF17 and should take roughly 5 minutes to download ...

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TI OMAP 4 Platform First to See Certification for Netflix HD

Texas Instruments (TI) has become the first partner to pick up Netflix’s  certification for the Netflix HD application on Android.  More specifically, the certification is for devices with the OMAP 4 platform running Gingerbread.   Thanks to TI’s M-Shield security technology, users will ...

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Rhetorical Questions: Carriers and Their Android Endeavors

Plenty of questions come to mind when it comes to the various carriers and their Android endeavors.  Some  seem to get it right more often than not while others have been playing from behind (ahem, AT&T)  since day one.  Others seem to really want to the platform to help push them over the ...

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HTC Already Testing Gingerbread Build for Desire

HTC announced on Facebook today that they are testing an Android 2.3 build for the HTC Desire.  As some of you may recall the scare from a few weeks back when the handset maker indicated that a Gingerbread would not be possible.  However a short time later, HTC backtracked and said that they ...

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Nielsen: Android Leads New Buyers as Smart Phones Outsell Feature Phones for First Time

Nielsen has found that more than half of all U.S. consumers who purchased a cell phone in the last month bought themselves a smart phone. At 55-percent, this is up considerably from last year’s 34-percent and could be the first signs of a tipping point for smart phone adoption. ...

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Samsung Conquer 4G “Announced” for Sprint

Samsung and Sprint have teamed up for another Android offering, the Conquer 4G, but it’s hard to tell whether or not they want you to know about it.  At least not yet.   PhoneScoop found the details on Samsung’s website yesterday however the page has since been pulled. Fortunately, ...

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G5 Entertainment Releases 5 Games on Android

Hope you have lots of free time coming up because G5 Entertainment just dropped their first five game in the  Android Market today.  While these might be new to our beloved platform, they have already established themselves over on PC, Mac, and iOS.  Each is free to download and play with ...

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HTC Takes to Facebook to Announce AT&T Status

In a move that makes total sense to us, HTC has taken to Facebook to announce the social networking-heavy HTC Status for AT&T.  Perhaps this is could be considered more of a re-announcement than anything being that the carrier was expected to offer the phone since it was unveiled (HTC ...

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Zynga Pulls Honeycomb Support for Words With Friends

Way back in early February, Zynga gave us a glimpse at one of the apps/games to feature Honeycomb support in the much anticipated Words With Friends.  The developers were all too excited to show us just how cool fragments would work in Android, and we were all too excited about the ...

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Collectible Android ‘Heroes’ and ‘Villains’ Announced

As expected, the series of Android collectible figures have been announced.  Unveiled in a blog post last night, ZYXPLASTIC introduced us to heroes ( The Hidden Task , El Poderoso) and villains (Greentooth, Cycle-On).  These guys will be available (one per day) at the annual Comic-Con in San ...

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Verizon 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab10.1Now Available for Pre-order

Verizon has begun offering pre-orders to customers looking to pick up the 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with support for their 4G LTE network.  The tablet is offered in Metallica Gray or Glossy White and comes with two storage options – 16GB for $529.99 and 32GB for $629.99 (two-year ...

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AT&T Status Looks One Step Closer to Release

The AT&T branded version of the HTC ChaCha looks to be one step closer to its anticipated release. The Facebook -heavy phone is said to be called the AT&T Status and should be arriving within the next few weeks.  Boy Genius Report obtained the pair of images of the Android-powered ...

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Another Portrait QWERTY Motorola Handset for Sprint

Thanks to a freshly leaked (and blurry) photo, we’re getting our first look at a new Motorola handset headed to Sprint.  Bearing a very XPRT-like form factor, the phone looks to have a portrait QWERTY keyboard below a smallish (maybe 3.1-inch 320×480) display.  According to a source ...

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Andy Rubin: Half Million Daily Android Activations and Growing

Andy Rubin, the founder of Android and current Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, tweeted yet another Android milestone this morning.  You do know that the platform is growing, right?  Well, as Rubin advises, that growth is at a rate of 4.4% week over week.  According to the latest ...

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