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It’s time for the AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp! We covered a good bit of news last week, so let’s jump right into it.
The guys over at XDA-Developers (who else?) have finally gained permanent root access to the HTC EVO Shift 4G. This is a great advancement for the Shift. It’s kinda become an initiation rite for new Android devices. You haven’t made it as a device until someone’s rooted and overclocked you to twice your factory speed.
We’ve just found out via the Google Mobile Support page that Google knows about the Nexus S reboot issue that some users are experiencing, and they’re fixing it.
Yesterday we told you about the HTC Flyer’s specs. But there were some fill-in-the-blanks there, and I’m here to clear them up. Amobil, the same site that broke the specs we covered last night, has gotten word from a source that the specs are real, and they were able to fill in those empty blanks.
I, for one, have been waiting far too long for this. We’ve gotten word from the guys over at Amobil, who have the leaked specs for HTC’s Android tablet, aka
Yep, it’s that time again. Time for the AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp, where I cover all the news we.. ahem, covered.. last week. So, let’s get to it! First, the devices
Remember the Samsung Gem? We first found a photo of it along with some specs back in August, and then it popped up again in a leaked Verizon roadmap. Well, it’s reared it’s head again via an announcement from Sammy, and it’s not going to impress a lot of people.
Ever since hearing about the LG G-Slate at CES a few weeks ago, I’ve been anxious to get my eyes on the actual hardware. We know it runs on Tmobile’s HSPA+ network, it’s rumored to have 3D out the wazoo, and of course it has Honeycomb, but other than that, we havent seen an actual LG G-Slate tablet. Until now, that is.
I have to admit, I don’t use my phone’s video camera that often. Sure, I take lots of pictures, but not too many videos. But I’ve faced a problem in the past: taking still images from videos. Sure, you can do that with PhotoShop or another online tool, but there’s never really been a good way to do it from your Android device. Until now! FrameGrabber does exactly as the title suggests: it “grabs” frames from a video.
We’ve just gotten word from the team behind the RealPlayer Android app that they’ve released an update for said app. Since we last reported on it in June, it’s come out of beta form and entered the Android Market.
Wow. That’s all I can really say about Samsung at this point. Wow. First we get leaked images and specs of the Vibrant Plus, which is supposed to be running Froyo, HSPA+, and a front-facing camera. Then someone from Samsung explains that they charge a carrier for pretty much any kind of update, and now this. We just got word from the guys over at BoyGeniusReport that’s sure to make a lot more Vibrant owners a lot angrier. They’ve gotten a photo of the Vibrant Plus/Vibrant 4G, and it’s clearly running.. wait for it.. Gingerbread!
It’s that time again! The AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp is back after a short absence. So, let’s get to last week’s news!
We’ve all done it, in one way or another. Downloaded a Swype.apk file to give Swype’s amazing keyboard a try. Found a Swype.apk and sent it to our friends. But the fact is that some aspects of distribution are illegal according to Swype Inc.’s copyrights. Swype has released an official statement, directed mainly at users on XDA, about when it’s okay or not okay to distribute Swype on devices.
We’ve gotten a few leaked images of yet another Samsung Galaxy S device. It’s the S5830, and word has it that we’ll see it at Mobile World Congress next month.