SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Launching Tomorrow in Android Market

Engadget is reporting that Sling is launching SlingPlayer Mobile for Android tomorrow for $29.99.   According to both Engadget and Sling the app has improved greatly since the public beta concluded. Furthermore, Sling claims they’ve specifically worked to improve load and response times ...

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AMOLED vs. LCD vs. Super AMOLED in Direct Sunlight-FIGHT!

I have to say, I really love my Nexus One AMOLED screen.  It really looks amazing.  However, the one thing I really hate about it is the fact that in direct sunlight, the screen is barely visible, hazy.  Since the launch of the Nexus One, we have seen something Samsung is touting called a ...

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Nexus One Froyo Update FRF72 Now Available for Download

Remember the rumors last week detailing a new FRF 72 Froyo update available on some Nexus One handsets?  Well,  it appears that the rumors were dead on and the build update is now available for download and manual install. You can get it here or here, but to install it you must be currently ...

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New Android Fragmentation/Legacy Chart Shows 50% Running 2.1

Our favorite pie chart has made another appearance over at Google’s Android Developer site. As you can see, 50% of Android devices are now running 2.1, up from the last projection of about 45%.  This is most likely reflected by all the handsets we have seen get an update, and perhaps the ...

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Android Team Shifting Focus to User Experience with Gingerbread

One of the things that Android can’t brag about is the user experience on the platform.  It lacks a certain “slickness” and “smoothness” when compared to its iPhone competition.  Apparently, this has not escaped the Android team’s notice, as TechCrunch is ...

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The Tale of EVO Screen Woes: A First-Hand Account (With Video)

After much discussion with my peers, I had come to the conclusion that the problems people were seeing with the HTC EVO 4G’s screen were nothing more than a select few, Twitter savvy folk stirring up trouble on the Interwebs. Sure enough… I was wrong. You see, the day I got my first ...

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Logitech Confirms Companion Box to be Called “Revue”

Logitech took to their blog today to confirm the “Revue” as their companion box for Google TV.  Rather than forking out hundreds or thousands for a new television, Logitech’s add-on peripheral is designed to complement any current HD set.  So how did they come up with the ...

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AT&T CEO Obviously Not a Fan of Google

There’s an article on the Wall Street Journal today that talks about AT&T and their reaction to Verizon’s willingness to cozy up to Google and Android.  While CEO Randall Stephenson acknowledges that they have done a terrible job could do better with Android, he promises ...

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Uh-Oh, EVO Screen Problems

And the hits keep on hitting: another problem has cropped up with EVO units. Good and EVO (GREAT name btw) is reporting that many EVO units are suffering from improperly grounded touchscreens.  How do you check to see if your EVO handset is affected?  Put the unit down on a table or a flat ...

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Everybody’s Kung Fu Swyping!

When we’ve discussed Swype in the past, it’s always been a good news/bad news story. The good news: it’s an innovative, gesture-based virtual keyboard whose users profess a love for it that was illegal in several states until quite recently. The bad news was that it was only ...

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MyTouch 3G Slide Rooted

The MyTouch 3G Slide has been rooted!   MyTouch 3G Slide users will now have access to ROMs and all kinds of goodies.  Anybody interested should click here for a clear set of instructions (they are very easy to follow). Let us know how it goes folks! Happy hacking! Source: Android Central ...

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Is the Droid X Really Running Froyo?

Engadget has just posted some exclusive hands-on goodness of the Motorola Droid X. In their post, they make it very clear that the device is running Android 2.1, and not 2.2 (aka Froyo). The perplexes me for one simple reason. Take a look at the screenshot below. It was taken from one of their ...

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Nintendo DS or the First NEC Android Tablet?

The answer is the first NEC Android tablet, despite it’s incredible similarity to the Nintendo DS.  Pictured to the left is the NEC LifeTouch, and Android 2.1 based tablet with a 7 inch touch screen that will respond to both finger and stylus input. I know you want specs and for me to ...

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HTC EVO 4G and Droid Incredible Afflicted With Unresponsive Touchscreen?

Engadget is reporting that the HTC EVO 4G and Droid Incredible suffer from unresponsive touchscreens.  The video posted above supposedly shows the EVO’s touchscreen failing to smoothly register touches when the phone isn’t being handled.  Engadget also has an older video showing the ...

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Hackers Release Android 2.1 for the Motorola Cliq

With Motorola’s plan to update the Motorola CLIQ to Android 2.1 up in the air, hackers have decided to take actions into their own hands.  A group of ROM developers over at ModMyMobile have been able to build Android 2.1 from source and released an alpha version known as Eclair2CLIQ. ...

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