Posts From Scott Webster
Let’s revisit an Android rumor that likes to rear its head every few months, shall we? The “Facebook Phone” that has been both long-rumored and officially denied is back again.
The official product blog for Sony Ericsson posted an article yesterday, detailing their new 2011 hotness, the Xperia Arc. As part of the details, SE breaks the phone down and fills in a few blanks. We get a few added hardware tidbits as well as some information on the software inside.
Well, the rumors finally proved to be true. Assuming you haven’t been online, in front of a TV, listened to a radio, or talked to anyone, you already know: Verizon is getting the iPhone starting February 10th. Our question to you is this – Will you leave your Android phone for the iPhone now that it is on a different network?
As promised, Sony’s official PlayStation application has landed in the Android Market. Now, before you run off and attempt to download it for yourself, you might want double check to see if you live in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, or The Netherlands.
The first sizable update (still Android 2.1) to the Samsung Fascinate has made its way online, adding a number of new features and improvements. As detailed by Verizon, the i500.DL09 update provides the latest versions of V CAST Videos, City ID, VZ Navigator, and Amazon Kindle as well as some key changes to widgets, email and other general touch-ups.
Another pair of images for Sony Ericsson’s purported X10 Mini Pro successor have made their way online, giving a decent look at both the front and back of the device. As one might expect, the phone still looks to be among the smallest Android phones whenever it debuts.
Samsung has released a video from their CES 2011 announcements with Omar Khan (Chief Strategy Officer) talking about Samsung Mobile USA’s plans for the coming year.
TeleNav recently launch a new online community called Get Satisfaction and they want you to know about it. To help up the awareness factor, they have created an awesome contest where they will award one lucky winner a free year of smart phone service.
Google Goggles 1.3 has landed in the Android Market with support for print (magazine and newspaper) ads as well as the ability to solve Sudoku puzzles.
Sprint has started airing a modified version of their EVO 4G commercial to include the brand new EVO Shift 4G. Have you seen it yet?
So you didn’t get to make it CES this year, huh? Hopefully you at least kept up with all of our coverage, especially the live streaming stuff! For those of you who couldn’t keep up, Motorola has done their part to make things easy for you. The company recently published the video of their big 2011 announcements, including the Atrix 4G, Cliq 2, Droid Bionic, and XOOM.
As expected, Samsung has officially joined Sony and Logitech as official Google TV partners. Last week’s CES saw the company announcing (PDF) both a Blu-Ray Player and companion box with Google TV capabilities. Both devices run Android and will allow consumers to watch television and surf the internet at the same time.
Sprint quietly dropped another Android-powered handset in the lineup yesterday with the rugged Motorola i886. Running an unknown version of Android, the phone is the first to feature a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard with Nextel Direct Connect.
Samsung is rumored to be prepping a few new “Gingerbread” Android 2.3-based devices for next month’s Mobile World Congress. Further, these devices are said to be using a new Super AMOLED Plus screen. As to exactly what that means remains to be seen, but we imagine it has something to do with brightness, resolution, and battery.