Archive for March, 2012

Sony to Begin Upgrading Xperia Smartphone Line to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Mid-April, Finish by June

March 30, 2012

Sony will begin upgrading their popular 2011 Xperia line of smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in mid-April. The first batch of Xperia models to receive updates will be the Xperia arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia ray. This initial rollout will take place starting mid-April and continue over 4-6 weeks. The...
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Welcome to HTC One (Video Ad)

March 30, 2012

Here’s the latest video advertisement for the HTC One X Android Smartphone: Video Description: Welcome to HTC One, a phone which was designed with the belief that no one person is the same as everyone else. We believe that one recommendation is a 1000x more powerful than ours, which is why we have always...
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Sprint’s Projected 4G LTE Coverage Map for 2014

March 30, 2012

We know Sprint will first launch their 4G LTE network in markets like Baltimore, Kansas City, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio by mid-2012. We also know Sprint plans to complete LTE deployment in 2014, but how will that translate in terms of nationwide coverage? Well, at the RCA Expo yesterday, Sprint revealed a...
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AT&T HTC One X Release Changed to May 6 Says Best Buy

March 30, 2012

According to an email sent from Best Buy to a customer who recently pre-ordered the upcoming HTC One X on AT&T, the highly anticipated handset won’t be released until May 6th. While AT&T hasn’t made an official announcement just yet, the email confidently lists the 5/6 release date and SKU of 4944144 for the...
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Sony Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Beta ROM for Xperia Play

March 29, 2012

Sony released an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM in beta form for the Xperia Play smartphone today in an effort to gain some feedback from consumers. Since the Xperia Play is a gaming-centric device, Sony wants to make sure the latest version of Android runs well with popular titles. More specifically, Sony wants...
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Giveaway: Win a Cruzer Lite Androidified A2 Case for Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX

March 29, 2012

UPDATE: thanks to everyone who entered, this contest is now closed. The winners are: Adam Yamada-Hanff, Erinity3, Connor OMeara, David Butera, Rebekah Nazarian. I will contact each of you shortly. We’re giving away a handful of Cruzer Lite Androidified A2 cases for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon SCH-i515/GT-i9250) and Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX! These...
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Verizon LG Lucid Released (Promo Video)

March 29, 2012

Verizon Wireless wants you to meet their newly released 4G LTE-equipped Android smartphone, the LG Lucid, in the promotional video posted above. The Lucid features a 4-inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture, VGA front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and it runs Android...
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HTC One X, One S and One V to Release April 2 in Europe

March 29, 2012

Today, HTC announced that their One series of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones, consisting of the One X, One S and One V, will all be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland starting April 2. Suggested retail pricing is set at 599 Euro for the flagship One X, 499 Euro for the One...
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Samsung Galaxy S Gets Value Pack Update with ICS Features

March 29, 2012

Samsung has started pushing out the watered-down Ice Cream Sandwich experience upgrade, known as the “Value Pack” update, to original Galaxy devices in Korea. The Samsung Tomorrow site lists Gingerbread and Froyo updates for the Galaxy S, Galaxy K and Galaxy U handsets. While the update isn’t Android 4.0, it does add Ice Cream...
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T-Mobile HTC One S Coming April 22?

March 29, 2012

According to a leaked screenshot of T-Mobile’s internal systems, the HTC One S could be heading to Magenta as early as April 22nd. While this date hasn’t been officially announced and could change over the next few weeks, the 4/22 launch countdown timer is clearly labeled here. For more T-Mobile One S coverage, be...
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Android 4.0.4 Rolling Out to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

March 28, 2012

Google announced tonight that Android 4.0.4 has started rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+), Samsung Nexus S (UMTS/GSM) and Motorola Xoom WiFi. From Google’s Android team: We’ve started rolling out Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich, to UMTS/GSM Nexus S, Xoom Wi-Fi, and HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus devices, and we’ll be rolling it out...
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Google Maps 6.5 for Android Offers Redesign, HD Maps

March 28, 2012

Google Maps has been updated to version 6.5. The latest update delivers better support for smartphones with high pixel density displays (Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Droid RAZR, etc), a faster map style, and a redesigned home screen for Android 4.0+ devices. A crisper, less cluttered map that is easier to read According to...
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Motorola Xoom WiFi Updated to Android 4.0.4 IMM76

March 28, 2012

The Motorola Xoom (WiFi) has been updated to Android 4.0.4 (build IMM76). Users can either wait for the software update to hit US devices over-the-air or access the download manually below. The upgrade delivers quicker screen rotation, camera image quality boosts, and improved stability. Enhancements: - Quicker screen rotation - A new setting to...
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Gangstar Rio: City of Saints Released for Android (Video)

March 28, 2012

Gameloft has finally released Gangstar Rio: City of Saints for Android. Check out the gameplay video above, features below, and grab it from the Google Play Store for $6.99. SEE RIO… AND FIGHT For the first time ever in a sandbox game, explore the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Discover 5 different neighborhoods...
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HTC One S Running T-Mobile Software Demoed (Video)

March 28, 2012

The video above shows the upcoming HTC One S Android smartphone running T-Mobile software. The device itself isn’t actually tagged with T-Mobile branding, so it’s likely pre-release hardware running what could be older or unfinished software. The HTC One S features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB...
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