Verizon’s HTC Incredible Finally Gets Rooted (UPDATE: Or Not)

With all the spotlight on Sprint’s EVO 4G, it seemed like efforts to root Verizon’s Incredible were but a distant memory. Says AllDroid.org’s Jake Day and Boostdscoob… fear not, “we have root!” At around 10:15 PM UTC, the duo posted a screenshot of what they ...

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Android 2.2 Ported to Evo 4G

Guess what? Apparently the Android 2.2 Nexus One OTA update has already been ported to the Sprint Evo 4G(and it hasn’t even been released yet!).  It didn’t take those crazy kids at XDA long at all! I should let you know it is very buggy and not much is working,  but still definitely ...

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Walmart Drops Pre-Order Price of myTouch 3G Slide to $129.99

Walmart, which was offering the myTouch Slide on pre-order for $199.99, has now dropped the price! The company has reduced the price down to $129.99 for new activations with a 2 year contract. For existing T-Mobile users that are upgrading, Walmart is offering the Slide for $139.99 with an ...

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Exclusive: EVO 4G Accessory Prices and Availability (Updated with Pics)

We’ve known for a while that the EVO would come to market with plenty of accessories. What we didn’t know was how much the ones we actually cared about would cost. Thanks to a friend over at Sprint, we now have a little more insight into some of the prices, and what will for sure... ...

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Samsung to Upgrade Behold II to 1.6, Then Call it a Day

Beleaguered owners of Samsung’s Behold II have been up in arms lately as it has become clear that Samsung would not in fact be providing an upgrade to Android 2.0 or beyond, despite their previous promises. Tonight, word comes from Samsung of an update to the phone: from 1.5 to 1.6. ...

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Motorola Shadow Caught Blazing Through Benchmark Test?

Phandroid is reporting a bit of interesting news tonight.  Apparently a member of Howards Forums who tried to benchmark his overclocked Droid using the Quadrant app (which lists the top bench-marked handsets) saw sitting just below a Nexus One running Android 2.2 a device listed as the Shadow ...

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EVO’s Qik Video Chat to Cost an Extra $5 a Month… Seriously?

According to a source of ours inside Sprint, the EVO 4G’s $10 premium cost doesn’t seem to cover the Qik video chat capabilities, as previously thought. As you can see in the screenshot below, the service will be cost a $4.99 premium, payable via PayPal. This shot comes straight ...

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Facebook Releases SDK for Android

Has ex-Googler Erick Tseng already started making an impact with his new employer?  Facebook has unleashed a beta version of their Facebook SDK for Android which was privately demonstrated at last week’s Google I/O conference.  The company plans to provide not only the SDK but also ...

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Palm’s Matias Duarte Becomes Google’s User Experience Director

Endgadget is reporting this morning that webOS design expert Matias Duarte has left Palm for Google to be their User Experience Director for Android.  This move is a reunion of sorts for Duarte as he previously worked with Android head Andy Rubin on the Sidekick project. Deals, Discounts, ...

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Exploded Andy T-shirts or Poster

Looking to add another Android-related t-shirt to your complete collection from Android Swag?  You’ll want to check out what graphic artist Garry Booth has created.  He has a designed a shirt that gives a beautiful exploded view of our beloved Andy the robot. You can get it on a ...

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Vlingo for Android Impresses

As many of you know, Vlingo for Android was released this week for Android smart-phones running Android 2.0 and above.  For years,  Vlingo has had a strong presence on the Blackberry and iPhone, but this was the first time they launched a product on Android.   They did not disappoint. Many ...

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EVO’s Front-Facing Camera Shows Mirrored Image… Tsk Tsk

Our buddy Andrew over at Androinica has brought up something rather disturbing about the EVO’s front-facing camera–it shows everything as a mirrored image. This “glitch” shows itself when taking photos, videos, and while video chatting/streaming. Deals, Discounts, ...

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Nexus One Begins to Appear in Third-Party Retail Stores

If you wondered what Google meant when they said the Nexus One would be getting “more retail availability”,  just take a quick look at the image above.  That’s right, it’s an advertisement for a Nexus One sold through a retail channel!  Oh my!  When did this happen you ...

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Entourage Systems Partners to Bring Android Powered “DualBook” To Colleges and Schools

In a press release put out today, Entourage systems, creator of the world’s first Android powered “dual book,” announced that they have partnered with The Douglas Stewart Company to bring the “dual book” to colleges and schools.  It seems that both Entourage ...

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Boxee Looking to Develop Android App for Google TV

As an avid user and supporter of Boxee for my HTPC needs, the announcement of Google TV left me wondering how I was going to be able to combine both the best interface for an HTPC hands down with my beloved Android platform.  The guys over at Boxee are WAY ahead of me it turns... Read More