Minor Cliq XT Upgrade Rolling Out

Our friends over at TmoNews have discovered a minor update being pushed out to the Motorola Cliq XT. This update is not the promised 2.1 update set for late Q3/early Q4. It’s a minor update to fix a few bugs and improve stability. The update, which is being rolled out OTA to Cliq XT ...

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New Colors for HTC Legend and Desire

We’re getting word that the HTC Legend and Desire will be relaunching this month, with the only noticeable differences being the colors of the devices. The Legend looks very sleek in Phantom Black, while the Desire rocks out in Brilliant White. Not earth-shattering changes, but honestly, ...

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G2 Rooted, Sorta

Another day, another rooted device. Yes, you read correctly, the T-Mobile G2 has been rooted. But, before you go running to your local T-Mobile store to pick up a G2 and root it, we should point out that for now, this method doesn’t allow permanent root access. Meaning, that once the ...

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Samsung Transform to Run Stock Android, Sport a Full QWERTY?

We’ve uncovered some more info about the Samsung Transform, which was leaked last week and rumored to be headed to Sprint. A leaked Sprint training document shows that the Transform will be packing a nice 4-row QWERTY keyboard that looks very similar to that of the Epic 4G.  

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Nationite Announces Android-Powered Rocktab

We just received a press release from Nationite announcing their new Rocktab Android tablet. Now, before you start salivating about a hot new tablet with Honeycomb, a 20-inch screen and a quad-core Chuck Norris processor, we should warn you that the Rocktab doesn’t have any of this. ...

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New Android Game “Kamikaze Race” to Integrate Cross-Platform Play

Until recently, cross-platform gaming seemed unthinkable.  However,  thanks to OpenFeint, it’s now possible. A new game is set for release in early October that integrates OpenFeint for cross-platform competition. Not much is known about this new game, apart from what we’re given in ...

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LG Vortex in the Wild, minus FM Radio

The LG Vortex, that Verizon-bound Android device we told you about, has made another appearance. This time, the Vortex is without its FM Radio feature that was rumored to be included.  

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LG CEO Ousted Over Companies Poor Performance in Mobile Sector

South Korea’s LG released it’s CEO, Nam Yong, and replaced him with Koo Bon-joon on Friday. According to LG, Nam Yong had used poor management skills in directing the mobile department, so they released him. It’s actually somewhat surprising, considering that just over a month ...

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The Difference Between AMOLED and SLCD Screens

Remember a few months ago, when HTC decided to  stop using AMOLED screens because of shortages? And how they decided to switch to SLCD screens instead? Well, the guys over at Engadget have looked at the differences in SLCD and AMOLED screens on two HTC Desires. One Desire had an AMOLED, the ...

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Lego Android Towers Over All

The beast creation to the right is a Lego Android, towering at 15 inches tall and over 12 inches wide! It took the owner, Wendell Grayson, about 2 weeks to make, and involved him coding a C program to  “design Lego domes mathematically given certain constraints.” Impressive, and I ...

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Froyo on 28% of Android Devices; 2.x Over 70%

The Android Platform Versions page has been updated yet again, only this time, Froyo (Android 2.2) is holding a large 28.7% slice of the pie. Granted, Eclair (Android 2.1) still clings to a decent lead with 41.7%, but Froyo is creeping up there. Following Froyo is Donut (1.6), with 17.5%, as ...

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O2 Releases, Then Pulls Desire 2.2 Froyo Update

O2 was all set to release Android 2.2 for the HTC Desire today. Many UK Desire owners were pretty excited, and with good reason. They were finally scheduled to get some Froyo! O2 began to roll it out in stages today, but according to our friends over at AndroidSpin, O2 has pulled the update ...

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Samsung Fascinate Uses Bing Instead of Google Search (Updated)

I’m severely disappointed in Verizon and Samsung. The Samsung Fascinate, Big Red’s version of the Galaxy S, has been reviewed by the folks over at Engadget. They were quick to point out that the search widget is BING, not Google Search. It does make sense to a certain degree, as ...

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UK Dell Streak Gets Some Android 2.1 To Gnaw On

We know the Dell Streak is rumored to be getting  Froyo, but for now, Streak users will have to settle for Eclair. The UK  Streak, the one that operates on the O2 network, is in the process of receiving Android 2.1, we’re being told. Don’t worry, the Streak is probably still getting ...

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Toshiba SmartPad to be called Folio 100, run Froyo

Remember that SmartPad from Toshiba that we told you about last week? Well, it’s back, with a new name and some killer specs. Its name is no longer SmartPad, although that name will likely continue on as a hook for other Toshiba tablets, like the Droid line on Verizon. Toshiba is calling ...

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