March 27, 2015

LG Unveils Optimus One, Optimus Chic

LG has just pulled the curtain back on a pair of new Android 2.2 handsets - Optimus One and Optimus Chic. Whereas the Optimus One is a full-on Google experience that focuses on services and features, the Optimus Chic is more about its design. ...

Image of AT&T-Branded Samsung Galaxy Tab Leaks Out

Engadget has gotten a hold of some very juicy Android related news.  If you see the photo above, you probably already know what that news is. That’s right, The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be launching on AT&T.   Engadget is claiming that ...

Android 2.2 Acer Liquid Metal Confirmed, Dated

ur pals over at Electricpig have been able to confirm the existence of the upcoming Acer Liquid Metal handset. Running Android 2.2 "Froyo" and powered by an 800MHz processor, Acer UK says to look for this guy next month (October). Other ...

App Review: No-Lock

Ever have the desire to wake your stock Android phone from standby using the trackball? If you have, you might want to to check out the application No-Lock. The application, which is extremely simple, allows users to wake the phone using either ...

Radio Shack Selling T-Mobile G2 for $149

Thinking about pre-ordering the T-Mobile G2, but still not 100% ready to drop $200 on the phone? What if a retail company were to sweeten the pot and shave $50 off the price? That is exactly what Radio Shack is doing, trying to lure potential ...

WSJ: Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint to Carry Samsung Tab

Sorry T-Mobile fans.  The Wall Street Journal does not have much good news for you when it comes to the Samsung Tab.  According to the newspaper, Samsung has inked a deal with the top three US carriers that will see each of them providing the ...

New Droid X Froyo Build Leaks Out

A new build of the Droid X Android 2.2 update has leaked out.  This time, the build leaked out on My Droid World, and appears ready to be installed for those who are rooted.  Remember you need to have Koush’s bootstrapper for this to work. ...

See You at APPNATION Tomorrow!

The APPNATION conference is finally upon us!  I am writing this post at the KCI airport, waiting to head out to San Fran to cover APPNATION from beginning to end, and really looking forward to it! If you are going to be at the conference, I ...

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 ...

AppBrain Overhauls App, Adds Social Features

It’s a platitude at this point that app discovery is a pain point for the Android Market, but many of us have found that the web interface/Android app combination of AppBrain goes a long way toward easing that pain. As good as AppBrain ...

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. ...