Monday, May 30, 2011

Viewpad7X becomes first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet

Looks like Viewsonic beat the competitors to the worlds first 7-inch Android Honeycomb powered tablet, but don't let that smaller than usual screen fool you. Its packing two camera's front and back and a Tegra 2 dual core processor. No world on a release date but tomorrow is computex and I have a good feeling something will be said then.

Source:Engadget

-Trevor

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nvidia shows off Tegra 3 with Glow ball game, jaws drop



This is the latest video of the new Nvidia Tegra 3 quadcore processor in full action running a game called glow ball on a Honeycomb tablet of some sort. As you can see it is definitely console quality gaming graphics that will impress and give developers the power to make your Xbox gain some dust.

Source:youtube

-Trevor

Padfone pictures get leaked, specs still lie in the dark


The news from padfone shouldn't come tile tomorrow but pocketnow already has the leaked out pictures, don't drool just yet no specs have been announced. But have no fear, they will be announcing all the goods tomorrow at computex. Keep on reading for the rest of the pictures.

Source:pocketnow

-Trevor


Thursday, May 26, 2011

HTC dissolves bootloader policy, Future phones get easy root

HTC latest Facebook post comes with great relieve to all user's who need root access. Describing a world with unlocked bootloaders sounds almost unrealistic or would sound like that about a year ago when the HTC Evo 4G was released. Here is what HTC's CEO had to say.

There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we've listened. Today, I'm confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience

So every phone following the HTC Evo 3D will have unlocked Bootloaders from now on, no more complicated rooting or worrying about bricking your precious Sense covered device.


-Trevor

Amazon launches Mac Download Store



    First Amazon went after the Android Market, now they are offering what could be an alternative to the Mac App Store. There are 250 titles available at launch, which range from games to productivity software. Amazon is quickly making a name for itself in digital media distribution, and they seem to be doing it well. It will be interesting to see how this takes off. Check the source link to browse current offerings.

Source: Amazon
-Andre

T-Mobile Confirms G2-X getting Gingerbread this summer, with some software fixes


T-Mobile has confirmed that this summer the LG G2-X will Receive Gingerbread 2.3.3. You can even catch a sneak peak of the ROM in action here. The Rom looks pretty sweet and everyone is saying it is much smoother, so we are definitely excited to see the final version when it hits g2-X's this summer.

Source:T-Mo news

-Trevor

Netflix update, Working on many devices now

Looks like the update Netflix sent out didn't only fix bug issues and add a few devices to the "compatible" list but it looks like some devices that are not advertised as working, stream just fine for instance the Xperia play and Droid x2. Unfortunately some devices like the Motorola Xoom And HTC ThunderBolt are still having issues, If you want to download the application outside the market and give it a try yourself hit the source link.

Source:Droidlife

-Trevor

What not to do when firing employee's


For those of you who don't speak Spanish the video above is a chairmen of a mexican technology company letting go 8500 of their employee's, sad story huh? Well the guy with the Motorola Xoom is just as relaxed as ever while playing Bubble Blast, not really a good way to let someone go if you ask me but hey I'm not a monkey in a suit.


-Trevor

Google Announces Google Wallet, Mobile payment service

Google has officially announced it mobile payment service for NFC equipped devices, the service will be called Google wallet and will include partners such as Subway, Macy's, Walgreens, Toys 'R Us, First Data, Citibank and MasterCard and sprint. Imagine a world where all you have to do to buy something is just swipe your Android powered device over a scanner and just like Google magic you just paid for something like new clothes, subway or even something out of a vending machine. To get notified when you will be able to sign up for the free service of Google wallet go to Google.com/Wallet.

-Trevor

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

iPhone 5 to feature curved glass?


      As the year passes by, the rumor mill ramps up production. The latest claims that the next iPhone will feature a complete redesign, as opposed to an upgraded iPhone 4 - the iPhone 4S. Instead the iPhone 5 is  now said to be packing a curved display. While this would be a first for the iPhone family, it wouldn't be a first for Apple. The previous generation iPod Nanos have a slight curvature of the screen. It is being said that Apple has purchased between 200 and 300 glass cutting machines. Perhaps we will get lucky and get some release information at Apples upcoming WWDC.


Source: Digitimes
-Andre

Facebook partners with Spotify, hops on streaming bandwagon



   Not to be left out, Facebook is preparing to launch a streaming music service as well. The tunes will be provided by Spotify, a streaming service that has already gained considerable traction in the market. The service could launch in as little as two weeks, according to sources.

   When all is said and done, users will see a 'Spotify' button on the left side of the page, which will give easy access to the service. Once your jam of choice is selected, the service will run on the desktop, in the background.


    The drawback to this is that the option will only be available in those countries where Spotify is already streaming, which means the U.S. will be left out of the initial launch. Until the service officially goes live in the states, you'll just have to sit back and wait - or try some Google Music Beta.


Source: Huffington Post
-Andre

Students get a free Xbox 360 with purchase of select Windows 7 machines




     Are you a student? Do you need a new PC? Are you interested in a free Xbox 360? If you answered yes to all 3 of these questions, a great opportunity is available for you! As of May 22nd, students will receive a free 4GB 360 with the purchase of a Windows 7 PC that costs $699 and up. 

    Students will be required to purchase the PC at participating retailers, and they must be able to provide a valid school I.D. Check out the link to get the full story, and find out where you can take advantage of this deal at.

Source: Microsoft
-Andre
    

Another reason to get the Tegra 3

That sweet screen shot above is a game that is in the process of being developed for phones that are being powered by the new Tegra 3 processor, the first quad-core processor for smart phones. Phones with the processor packed inside will be hitting market in the 4Th quarter and developers should be putting the hardware to the test with games like these. This game "shadowgun" doesn't have a release date but it is coming soon so keep your eye's peeled.


-Trevor

Hands on Google Music Beta


So recently Google has sent out the invites to its music beta all who didn't get to go to Google's I/O and I've been playing with it for a few days now and it is pretty awesome, downloaded the Music app from the market and bam, all my music was on my phone in minutes, like Google Magic!

It can take your music and create smart playlist of your music, and it hasn't made one tbat I didn't like so far, so the feature is pretty awesome and it synced with my phone extremely fast. Hopefully the service won't cost too much when it gets out of its "beta" phase, because it is extremely useful and seems very reliable.

If you haven't got your invite or would like to request one, you can go to Google.com/music and ask for an invite. It may be some time before they respond but waiting is well worth it. The service will only be free for some time so check it out while you can!

-Trevor

Leap Wireless opposes At&t/T-Mobile Merger

Leap Wireless recently released a statement opposing the current acquisition of At&t claiming the magenta colored network, not that I would blame them everyone and their mom's are pretty upset about it. If you don't know who leap is you might know them better by a familiar cheap brand of phone service by the name of Cricket Wireless. For the full press release keep on reading. What do you think of At&t merging with T-Mobile good or bad?

Source:phonedog

-Trevor



Motorola Droid X Gingerbread update confirmed for Friday May 27Th

After many long months of waiting the Droid X users may finally be getting their hands on some sweet and tasty Gingerbread. Verizon's support page for the Droid leaked out showing the update to happen this Friday giving all of you who have been waiting the most up to date version of Android with some new Moto-Blur action and improved email capabilities. Check out the source link below for Verizon support page for the Droid X.

Source:phandroid

-Trevor

Androidify comes alive, and dances too


With some Kinect hacking, the guys behind Androidify have made one of the coolest kinect hacks Ive seen. Getting your Androidify to dance along with you, and hey who doesn't want to dance along with their very own Android made buddy to some sweet techno music?

Source:YouTube

-Trevor

At&t announces LTE this summer

At&t's network is about to get a whole lot faster with the release of LTE coming this summer to at least ten city's and maybe even more by fall. It will all start with Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta and San Antonio, that is no where near the coverage of Verizon's LTE but it is a good start for major city's. Their plan is to touch 70 million americans with 4G LTE and bring almost 20 new 4G devices to the table some being HSPA+ some being LTE. Hit read more for the full statement from At&t.

-Trevor



Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will ship with 3.1

So it looks like the newest edition to the Galaxy family will be shipping with Android 3.1, still honeycomb. The tab was set for a June 8Th release but no one knows if this new information on stuffing the latest OS inside will stop that from happening. But if your wanting the latest version of Android and a tablet thinner than the iPad then I would keep your eye's peeled.

Source:Twitter

-Trevor

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

T-Mobile activates 42Mbps 4G in 50 markets





   

    T-Mobile just flipped the switch in 50 markets, doubling it's 4G speeds. This will give you 42Mbps download speeds, if you are lucky enough to be in one of the markets covered. This is, of course, theoretical speeds, so expect real world speeds to be a little slower. This still surpasses Verizon's LTE, and crushes AT&T's '4G'.

    Users have already reported seeing speed increases on their devices. If you want to take full advantage of the new speeds, you can pick up the new Rocket 3.0 Laptop Stick tomorrow. This USB stick will retail for $99 after a $50 mail in rebate, so long as you are willing to sign up for 2 years.

   With blazing fast 4G, and new devices such as the HTC Sensation 4G, it is really unfortunate that the merger with AT&T is all but inevitable. For a full list of places blanketed by 42Mbps of speed, hit the source link.


Source: T-Mobile
-Andre

Monday, May 23, 2011

ASUS EEE pad transformer gets overclock to 1.4 Ghz

Thanks to the awesome guys over at XDA one of the coolest tablets around are now pushing the tegra 2 processor to a whopping 1.4 Ghz due to a custom kernel, check out the source link for the download so you can get quadrant scores like these on your EEE pad. That is if you are will to spare some precious battery life.

Source:XDA

-Trevor

Angry Birds Cup Cakes

One of the editors wife's at Phandroid.com has been busy making all of those birds and pigs that has always kept us super busy at work into a sweet little tasty looking snack. Maybe the perfect thing for an Android geek when he or she needs something sweet. For more cool Cup-Cake designs check out the source link below.


-Trevor

ASUS Teasing the world with new hardware, Pad or Phone?


ASUS released some interesting pictures today showing off its latest hardware. The really interesting part is although this is going to be some Android powered device it doesn't say if its a tablet or not, the slogan for the pictures is "Breaking all the rules: pad or phone? The device is going to be show cased at computex 2011 next week. Read on for the rest of the pictures and tell us what you think it is, phone or pad.


-Trevor

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Google Announces Android IceCream Sandwich, leaves details hidden in the dark

With all the news coming from Google the past few days its been hard to keep up with it all. Google's Android software has came a long way since the T-moble G-1 back in 2008. And just yesterday Google has announced it's latest software for Android, Android Ice-ream Sandwich.

With not much solid information released other than a picture and a relative release date, most are hungry for more of this sweet desert. Google did let us know that this new version will merge together 2.3.4 Gingerbread, And 3.1 Honeycomb to one single OS that "runs Everywhere". The Latest version is set to release at the end of this year, most like seen on two devices to start out with, A new Nexus phone, And a new Nexus tablet. But I guess we will just have to wait and find out.

Source:Google I/O

-Trevor

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Access your Android phone from your browser

I think we have all been there, siting at our desktop/laptop several feet away from our phone and someone calls or text you but you can't get your self to get up and get it, well know you don't have to thanks to Lazy Droid.



Source:phandroid

-Trevor
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