Posts From Scott Webster
Well, it was only a matter of time. With just about one week to go before Verizon officially unveils their big 4G handset, the odds of a leaked picture were just about certain. The guys at Droid Life have happened upon one dozen images of HTC’s third 4G ‘first’ and it’s a beauty. It’s also pretty much everything we’d been expecting over the last five months.
The Android Market continues to swell at an enormous rate, adding new apps and games faster than most expected. Officially, Google puts the number of available titles at 100,000 but we know it’s higher. How high exactly? Androlib.com has pegged the figure at 200,000 apps.
Cowon recently unveiled their new Android 2.1-powered D3 Plenue media player which features a 3.7-inch ( 800×480) AMOLED display. Available in two colors (black, purple), the D3 comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models, and provides support for many Android standards.
As we enter the new year, Samsung is rumored to be prepping follow-up devices to their Galaxy Tab lineup and their flagship Galaxy S phones.
Dell’s 7-inch Android tablet, the Streak 7, appears to be headed to T-Mobile once it’s finally unveiled. A recent FCC filing shows the device listed with a M02M model number with support for a 3G modem that works for both AT&T and T-Mobile bands.
After starting out as a free Android application, last year saw Shazam switch to a lite and paid apps model. SoundHound, on the other hand, has taken the opposite route.
I am not sure what to make of the following items. Last week, I received a package on Wednesday that looked and felt an awful lot like it would contain a review unit cell phone. The name on the box indicated it was from HTC’s PR firm, Waggener Edstrom. Excited that it might be a new HTC phone (EVO Shift 4G, Thunderbolt), I tore into the box. Instead of an Android smart phone awaiting me inside, I found pieces to what felt like a viral puzzle game.
According to LG’s official forum, Verizon’s LG Ally handsets will see Android 2.2 in February 2011. After making its debut with Android 2.1 all the way back in May 2010, the handset maker later promised Android 2.2 would eventually come.
Here’s a bit of welcome news for those of you looking to pick up Sprint’s next big thing. The EVO Shift 4G will not come with the typical $200 price
Could Verizon be readying Android 2.2 for their Galaxy S series handset by the end of the week/month/year?
After debuting on iPhone back in the fall, VLC, the immensely popular open-source video player looks to be headed to Android soon. Just how soon is not 100-percent definite, but the team tells GigaOM that pieces are coming together and that it should be only a “matter of weeks”.
Sony Ericsson is already sending out invitations to a Mobile World Congress event where they plan to show off the new members of the Xperia family. As to what specifically we
Attention gamers! EA Mobile has dropped the price of their Android games down to the very attractive price of 99¢ each! This means that for a limited time, users can download and install Tetris, The Sims 3, Need for Speed: Shift, and FIFA 10 for less than a Venti White Chocolate Mocha.
What started out a custom skin for Android phones back in 2009 has evolved into a user experience that, ultimately, will not be confined to handsets. HTC’s Head of User Experience, Drew Bamford, was recently interviewed by Forbes where he outlined the future of Sense as a platform.
After delivering the first 4G phone ever, the Sprint EVO 4G, HTC went on to provide T-Mobile’s first 4G device, the G2. What’s next for the handset maker? Well, why not drop the first Verizon 4G handset, too? Such is the case, or at least that’s what it appears to be. A mini-site/landing page has been spotted online showing an HTC phone obscured by a black cloth.