Posts From Scott Webster
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm spilled some official beans all over a few recent rumors. It appears that not only is the Vibrant getting its 4G successor, but the carrier is ready to refresh their Sidekick brand.
As of right now, T-Mobile is offering every one of their Android phones at $99 or lower, with some available for free. The best deal to be had right now is the G2 (FREE) but that’s only for another day or so.
Nexus One owners have been (im)patiently waiting for their beloved device to see Android 2.3 since early December. Announced with the Nexus S, Gingerbread was promised in the “coming weeks” for the previous pure Google device. After around a month and a half, those coming weeks have turned into “any day now”.
Samsung has begun a quiet campaign to stir up interest in their Mobile World Congress announcement next month. Promising us that “something big is coming” in February, we’re also told that “evolution is fate” on the Samsung Unpacked site.
Looking for that Kongregate Arcade app we told you about yesterday? You aren’t going to find it in the Android Market today. It appears that Google has pulled the app from the market for violating the developer distribution agreement, but not before downloaded by tens of thousands of users.
Wow. Where to begin with this one. Nappy Boy Entertainment (T-Pain) has released a new Android app called Booty Symphony which lets users create 30-second music videos using “Booty Soundboards.”
Popular browser-based gaming destination Kongregate announced the release of their free Android app, Kongregate Arcade. Packed with more than 300 Flash-based games to start, the app lets users running Android 2.2 or higher play games, share ratings, achievements and more.
You know that line in The Social Network where Justin Timberlake’s character says, “…a million dollars is not cool. You know what is cool? A billion dollars”? That the first thing I thought of when I learned that Acer plans to release Android-based tablets in 2011 with Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. Yup, that’s quad-core prowess they are talking about.
[sprint-logo] Previously reserved for the likes of the EVO 4G, Epic 4G, and new EVO Shift 4G, Sprint’s $10 add-on data feature is coming to all Android phones.
If you tuned into last night’s episode of the Monday Night podcast, you’d know that one of the topics we touched on was digital cameras in smart phones. While the average consumer thinks that more megapixels means better pictures,this couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, all it essentially means is a larger final image. There are other features that factor into how nice those pictures from your birthday party end up looking. Factors that include speed, sensors, and light sensitivity among others. Sony Ericsson understands this and has taken dramatic steps in improving the camera in their upcoming Xperia Arc.
For the most part, we all love our Android phones. Each of us has our different reasons for picking the handset we did, be it carrier, rate plan, or the device itself. As much as we’d all like to say we have the perfect smart phone, there is always room for improvement. There’s always seems to that one thing we wish our phone has. So we’re asking you this week to tell us: Which feature(s) do you wish your current Android phone had?
How about a host of videos of the we-know-it’s-real-so-just-announce-it PlayStation Phone? Each is only a couple of minutes long at the most, but they do give us a good look at the form factor and UI that awaits us.
Picture a snowball rolling down a hill, getting bigger by the moment and you’ll have an image of the growing hostility over the situation. Just what the heck is going on over at Samsung? Someone reporting to be from the inside of the handset maker has taken to XDA to share a few details. As he/she explains it the withholding of the update is “largely political one, not a technological one”.
T-Mobile has formally opened the doors for a sign-up page dedicated to the upcoming G-Slate. This will be where you get the official news from the carrier as it pertains to the secretive Android 3.0 tablet from LG.