Motorola says Atrix HD to have encrypted bootloader, needed to ‘meet requirements’

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  You know, you would think that, at this point, Manufacturers would get the point about locking down their bootloaders. It makes devs mad, it makes high-end users mad, and it just seems to be an all around lose-lose situation. Motorola confirmed on their Twitter page that the newly announce ...

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WSJ reports Amazon working on “Kindle Phone”, to release as early as late 2012

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There have been rumors floating around for a bit now about Amazon working on a so-called “Kindle Phone”. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting the same thing, adding coals to the rumor fire. According to WSJ, the device is in fact real, and could be released as early as this ...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III to come in “developer edition” for $599, comes with unlockable bootloader

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Now that Verizon has admitted that their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a locked bootloader, there are a lot of users that are very upset… and for good reason. A locked bootloader means saying goodbye to most of the aspects of Android that give it the open source ...

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LG Optimus LTE II gets caught on blurrycam as LG VS930, service manual also leaked

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What do we have here? Everyone say hello to the LG Optimus LTE II, or the LG VS930… whichever you want to call it. According to Engadget, that’s exactly what we’re looking at here. The tipster that leaked the images said the device will have: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) ...

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LG preparing LG Optimus Vu 2 to compete with Galaxy Note II?

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A few months ago, LG introduced the LG Optimus Vu which was launched to compete with the famous Galaxy Note. Both are almost the same in size and specs, but lets face it: that Galaxy Note was the dominant one. LG is not deciding to sit back and relax however, as the rumor on the... Read More

Amazon brings GameCircle to Kindle Fire and APIs for game developers

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  For a while now, the Amazon Kindle Fire has stood as top dog as the fiscally friendly Android tablet. The low price-point paired with elegant UI and integration with Amazon’s services attracted a huge amount of sales, despite it not being exactly an Android tablet. Since its release ...

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Nexus 7 tablet gets Android 4.1.1 update, adds Google Wallet and performance boost

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While you may not yet be able to get your hands on a Nexus 7 tablet – arguably the tablet to beat right now, those with developer / I/O versions of the tablet in-hand are seeing updates to a new version of Jelly Bean. The update is Android 4.1.1, which was given to AOSP yesterday,... Read More

Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sprint slated for ICS this week

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  Any Epic 4G Touch users on Sprint a little annoyed at how long it’s taken for ICS to come down? I’m raising my own hand here, folks. An anonymous user over at Android Central has snagged a screenshot, indicating that we could be seeing the update on our Sprint Galaxy S II’s ...

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Sprint responds to AOSP support inquiries for the Galaxy Nexus

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  A lot of users have been asking Sprint about their support (or lack thereof) for the Galaxy Nexus in AOSP. Sprint has responded to those inquiries, and, in the process, has managed to make quite a few users quite upset. The name of the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint is the Toroplus; Jean-Baptiste ...

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Nexus Q gets the XDA treatment: root it, unlock it, ROM it, love it

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When the Nexus Q was first announced by Google, it was no secret that they were encouraging hackers to get their hands on it. Google said they wanted rommers, modders, and tweakers to get to customizing and messing with the Q right away. The social streamer device has gotten what it wanted, and ...

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Android Jelly Bean 4.1 given to Android Open Source Project

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Jean-Baptiste Queru has announced that Android’s latest version, 4.1 Jelly Bean, has been released to the Android Open Source Project. This is a major step for JB, and it allows anyone to get their hands on the source code and compile 4.1 into their own ROM. For now, the releases coming ...

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Verizon expands LTE market through NY and GA

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In order to bring customers a better LTE experience, Verizon has expanded their LTE market in both NY and GA. The new markets include: Syracuse, NY Cicero, NY Clay, NY Cortland, NY Sullivan, NY Rome, GA Columbus, GA Armuchee, GA Cave Springs, GA Cedartown, GA Rockmart, GA Any readers out there ...

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Google to announce Q2 earnings July 19th

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Google has announced that their Q2 earnings call will be taking place soon. The earnings themselves will be released July 19th, and will be followed by an earnings conference call at 1:30 PM PST. It should be noted that Larry Page will not be on the call, but this was already announced and, ...

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No need to worry: Exploding Samsung Galaxy S III found to be user error

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Remember a few weeks ago, when we reported that someone’s Galaxy S III had exploded internally and melted straight through the casing? Well, folks, it looks like Samsung had a chance to get their hands on this device, and here’s what they had to say about it: Samsung contracted Fire ...

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Sony Xperia S Android 4.0.4 ICS source code released

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If you’re a ROM developer, then you know that source code is a good chunk of the proverbial sandwich that is ROM creation. For those developing on the Sony Xperia S, your peanut butter has arrived: Sony has now released the source code for ICS 4.0.4. The archive comes in at 132MB, and is ...

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