Archive for January, 2011

Motorola declares war on iPad with Xoom Super Bowl XLV ad

January 31, 2011

2011 looks a lot like 1984. One authority. One design. One way to work. It’s time for more choices. It’s time to explore. It’s time to live a free life. Those are the lines from Motorola’s latest teaser for the Xoom, possibly the most anticipated Android tablet for the first half of the year....
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LG Optimus (glasses-free) 3D Android spotted in the wild!

January 31, 2011

Well, well, guess which previously unseen device has been spotted out and about in a newly leaked image? The LG Optimus 3D. The handset will be one of the first glasses-free 3D Android-powered smartphones to hit the market and it’s reportedly scheduled to get a proper showing at Mobile World Congress on February 14....
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iPhone 4 gets impressive Windows Phone 7 theme (video)

January 31, 2011

We’ve seen plenty of Windows Phone 7 themes for iOS in the past, but this new one, called OS7, has to take the cake. Although we only get a glimpse of what the WP7-like UI is packing in its beta form, the video below shows evidence that it’s fluid and has the ability to...
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Get LG Optimus 2X clock-weather widget, live wallpapers, and ringtones on your Android

January 31, 2011

The fellas at XDA-developers have been shopping through the system files of the LG Optimus 2X Android smartphone and have come away with some cool gifts for anyone rolling with a device running Android 2.2 or higher. From a widget to wallpapers to audio files, they have your back. The extracted LG clock widget...
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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt early unboxing and overview video

January 30, 2011

Here’s an early unboxing, presumably from someone connected to HTC or Verizon, of the HTC Thunderbolt. It was uploaded on YouTube by someone named “Michael” and then quickly pulled, but not before fellow YouTuber ahart814 got a hold of it. Some features of the Thunderbolt include a 4.3″ Super LCD display, 8 megapixel rear...
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Google hosting Feb. 2 Android event to demo Honeycomb

January 28, 2011

Google has announced that they will be hosting an Android event for an “in-depth look at Honeycomb, Android ecosystem news and hands-on demos.” The event will take place at Google headquarters in Mountain View on Wednesday, February 2 from 10am to 1pm PST. They will be streaming live on their YouTube channel as well....
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New Verizon Navigator VX with virtual 3D & satellite views challenges Google Maps on Android

January 28, 2011

Select Verizon Android handsets, like the Motorola Droid X, HTC Droid Incedible, and Samsung Fascinate, can now enjoy a better, more feature-rich version of Verizon Navigator. Announced today, VZ Navigator VX provides 3D navigation views using “enhanced 3D city models and true-to-life images of highway and exit signs.” An evolution of ordinary direction services,...
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Motorola Atrix 4G priced $150, appears in new sizzling video

January 28, 2011

The AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G is arguably the Android handset to get in the first half of 2011. The powerful Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM is more than most users can ask for, but Motorola decided to throw in a fingerprint scanner and two amazing docking accessories for good measure....
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Sony Xperia Arc camera samples (pics and video)

January 27, 2011

Sample photos and video from the camera on the Sony Xperia Arc have surfaced, and they look impressive. The upcoming Android smartphone made plenty of noise at CES this year for its uniquely curved hardware design and now it’s getting noticed for its camera. Speaking of, the camera is capable of taking 8.1 megapixel...
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Sony announces PlayStation Suite, Store for Android gaming

January 27, 2011

Sony announced their upcoming cross-platform software framework called PlayStation Suite at an event in Tokyo, Japan earlier today, and it’s slated to hit the market later this year. So what is it? It’s essentially an avenue to play PlayStation content on your Android smartphone or tablet. At first, they’ll launch PSone classics, then they’ll...
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Currency Tile for Windows Phone 7 demoed

January 27, 2011

Currency Tile is an exchange rates conversion app for Windows Phone 7. Supported by Yahoo’s servers, it features exchange rates for 150 currencies from around the world, but allows users to specify their favorite currencies for convenient access. What’s unique about this currency app is that it has a live tile that updates you...
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Detailed Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform preview

January 26, 2011

Google just released a slew of notes on Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, which is the tablet-friendly platform update that is featured on the highly anticipated Motorola Xoom (teased at CES 2011). Along with a detailed listed of user features, Google also released a preview of the Android 3.0 SDK for developers. Pour...
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Codex Windows Phone 7 puzzle game demoed

January 26, 2011

Codex, by Good Guy Robots, is a brain-teasing puzzle game for Windows Phone 7 in which you try to collect as many gold medals as possible by solving puzzles in the least amount of moves. The demo video pretty much speaks for itself in regards to gameplay: you basically move blocks around in order...
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Sony ‘Xperia Play’ PlayStation Android phone previewed again

January 26, 2011

Engadget somehow got their paws on the unreleased Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, otherwise known as the Android-powered PlayStation phone, and they’ve gone hands-on with the gaming-centric handset. Although the exact processor is still unknown, they did confirm that the Xperia Play currently features a “single-core processor inside that clocks from 122.88MHz to 1GHz (and...
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Tegra 2 3D, Tegra 3 1.5GHz Quad-Core processors leaked in NVIDIA product roadmap

January 25, 2011

Sure, the Tegra 2 chips found in the upcoming LG Optimus 2X and Motorola Atrix 4G sound sweet, but what if we told you that “Tegra 2 3D” and “Tegra 3 Quad-core” processors are on their way! According to a leaked NVIDIA slide, the former is due to hit by Spring 2011, while the...
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