Archive for December, 2011

Motorola Droid 4 demo unit in the wild (image)

December 30, 2011

The Motorola Droid 4 hasn’t been announced by Verizon Wireless just yet, but credible rumors/leaks point to a January release. That probably means the device will be unveiled at CES 2012 in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks – if so, we’ll be there to cover it. In the meantime, the folks at...
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Verizon cancels plan to add $2 fee to bill payments

December 30, 2011

Verizon Wireless has decided not to go through with implementing the $2 “convenience” fee for single bill payments made online or over the phone. Big Red’s decision to backtrack is in direct response to negative customer feedback about the fee after it was announcement earlier in the week. “At Verizon, we take great care...
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Warp Dash Android game is free from the Amazon Appstore

December 30, 2011

SGN’s Warp Dash for Android is free today through the Amazon Appstore (promotion ends 12/31 at 3AM ET). It’s one of those fast-paced reflex racing games where your goal is to avoid obstacles for as long possible in an effort to break high scores. Check out the features, description, and gameplay video below. Features:...
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II coming to Android, Windows Phone and iPhone in 2012 (video)

December 30, 2011

SEGA has announced that they will release Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II for various mobile platforms in 2012. The first episode is currently available on Apple’s Appstore and Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace as an Xbox Live title, but it has yet to make an appearance on the Android Market. That changes with Episode...
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Sprint to release white Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch on 1/8

December 29, 2011

Sprint will release an all white variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on January 8, 2012. Aside from the new, lighter exterior color, everything else will remain the same. The refreshed device is not exclusive to any particular retailer and you will be able to purchase it directly from Sprint....
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All Android Market Gameloft games on sale for 99 cents

December 29, 2011

Gameloft is celebrating the new year with a special sale – all of their games on the Android Market are just 99 cents starting now. The sale covers games like Order & Chaos Online, 9mm, UNO, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Backstab, NOVA 2, The Adventures of TinTin, Cowboys and Aliens, Skeeball, Immortals, Assassin’s Creed, Midnight...
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Verizon to charge $2 convenience fee for bill payments

December 29, 2011

Starting January 15, Verizon Wireless will charge a $2 convenience fee for customers who make single bill payments online or by phone. The extra fee supposedly helps Verizon cover the costs incurred by such methods of payment. The fee is waived for those who pay using the alternate methods listed below. The fee is...
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One Million Galaxy Notes shipped, US consumers next

December 29, 2011

Samsung has shipped one million Galaxy Note devices during its first two months on the market. While those numbers only reflect the amount shipped, and not the amount sold, it still gives a good indication that there’s a healthy demand for the device in Asia and Europe. The Android-powered smartphone-tablet hybrid is intriguing for...
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Sprint deploys first 4G LTE cluster in Kankakee, Illinois

December 28, 2011

While Sprint subscribers are currently frustrated with the failure of 4G WiMax technology, the third largest wireless provider in the US has been working behind the scenes in 2011 to get back into the game through their Network Vision project. After launching its first multi-modal base station in Branchburg, New Jersey earlier this year,...
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EA’s Monopoly Android game is free today

December 28, 2011

The classic Monopoly board game for Android is free today through the Amazon Appstore (promotion ends 12/29 at 3AM ET). Check out the features and description below. Features: - Play the classic game of MONOPOLY now on your Android device - Compete against the computer or in person with Pass and Play mode -...
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Samsung Galaxy S may get Value Pack, not Android 4.0 ICS

December 28, 2011

Samsung seems to be taking Galaxy S users on a wild roller coaster ride. At first, Samsung said the device wouldn’t get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich because of memory limitations. Then, they backtracked and claimed they would reevaluate the situation in response to the growing demand for ICS. Now, it...
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Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots Android game is free today

December 27, 2011

Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots for Android is free today through the Amazon Appstore (promotion ends on 12/28 at 3AM ET). This latest Fruit Ninja game offers a new twist on gameplay. Check out the game description, features, and promo video below. Features: - Experience a new twist on classic Fruit Ninja gameplay -...
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Samsung reconsidering ICS upgrades for Galaxy S, Tab

December 27, 2011

Over the busy Christmas weekend, Samsung attempted to slyly inform their Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab users that they would not be receiving an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The strategy to make the announcement during one of the busiest holidays of the year didn’t go unnoticed, as many customers were quite...
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LG updating Android phones to ICS in Q2-Q3 2012

December 26, 2011

Like Samsung and Sony, LG has revealed their Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade schedule for the new year. The Korean manufacturer will offer ICS updates in Q2 and Q3 of 2012. Check out their official statement below to see if your device is on the list. During the second quarter of 2012 upgrades...
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No Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy S or Galaxy Tab

December 26, 2011

While Samsung confirmed last week that the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note would get updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Q1 of 2012, legacy Galaxy users were still awaiting news about the future of their devices. Unfortunately, Samsung finally made the announcement we were all expecting: no Android 4.0 Ice Cream...
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