Sunday, October 31, 2010
Another edition of the weekend rumor recap is here, and we have some good ones this week. To follow these rumors as they hit the wire, we recommend any of the quality Android blogs listed on the side of this site. Keep reading for the rumors!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
previously been called the "new MyTouch" but is now officially called the MyTouch 4G. It will be available November 3 for $199 after a $50 rebate with a standard 2-year contract. The 4G refers to the fact that the device uses T-Mobile's new HSPA+ network which is capable of reaching 4G speeds, provided you're in a 4G area. The G2 is also an HSPA+ device.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We already knew that the Galaxy Tab was going to be coming to all four major US carriers, and now we have more details about the T-Mobile version. Sprint and Verizon announced their pricing not too long ago, and T-Mobile's version falls right in line.
The device will launch on November 10, and will cost $399, after a $50 rebate and 2-year contract. It will require a data-only plan (no voice calling) which costs $30 a moth for 5GB of bandwidth. Pricing without a contract was not specified.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Barnes & Noble just concluded their special event where they unveiled the long rumored Color Nook. The device is similar to the existing Nook e-reader (which is powered by Android), but has a large, color touchscreen.
The Color Nook is essentially an Android tablet, but one that runs a heavily customized interface that is geared toward reading. It features a 7" high-resolution display that B&N says is specialized to be as anti-glare as possible while still being a touchscreen. They also say it is fully readable outdoors.
Monday, October 25, 2010
T-Mobile just announced exact pricing and launch details for the previously announced LG Optiums T smartphone. The Optiums T features a 600MHz second-generation processor, 3.2" screen, 3MP camera, and runs Android 2.2, Froyo. It is a Google Experience device, meaning it will come pre-loaded with all your favorite Google apps like Gmail, Maps, etc.
coming to all four major US carriers this year, and the Verizon version has already been confirmed at $599 with no contract. Just today, Sprint came clean with specific details on its version, which will be available November 14 and cost $399 with a contract. Contracts are standard two-year commitments, and require a data plan (since the Tab doesn't include voice calling).
Sunday, October 24, 2010
October is almost over, and another weekend is here. And with the weekend comes another weekend rumor recap. This is where we quickly recount the past week's best Android related rumors and leaks all in one post. If you're the type of Android enthusiast who wants to follow these rumors as they show up, we recommend any of the excellent Android blogs listed on the right side of this site.
Now let's check out some rumors:
Saturday, October 23, 2010
A video was posted yesterday afternoon that all but proves the next version of Android will be arriving soon. Whenever a new version of Android appears, a giant sculpture of the named dessert is unveiled and placed on the lawn at the Googleplex. And now, a massive gingerbread man is standing proudly next to the frozen yogurt, eclair, donut, and cupcake sculptures.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Google just updated the YouTube app to version 2.0.26 and made it available in the Market. The new version brings a new interface, and several new features, including rotate-for-fullscreen, the ability to browse comments while the video plays, video uploading right from the app, and quick access to videos you've previously uploaded.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Three phones became available or were announced around the world today. First up, the previously rumored, then made official, Motorola Flipout is available today on AT&T in the US. It only costs $79 on contract, with no rebates to worry about, or $349 outright.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Believe it or not, the weekend is here once again, and so is the weekly Rumor Recap post! This is where we summarize some of the best Android related rumors from the past week. If you would prefer to follow Android rumors as they hit the 'Net, we recommend any of the excellent Android links on the side of this site. Now...let's look at some rumors!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
After a rather lengthy period in beta, the full version of Angry Birds for Android is now available in the Market. Angry birds is a physics-based puzzle-solving type game, where the object is to destroy all of the evil pigs by shooting various types of birds from a catapult. It's one of the most popular iPhone games, and now it's already overwhelmingly popular on Android.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I love my new phone. I love that it's only slightly bigger than the G1, but the screen is huge. I didn't realize the impact the bigger screen would have on how much more I enjoy using it. And it is fast. It's off-the-charts faster than the G1. I find myself skipping past links in emails, thinking it'll be easier to just check it on the computer. Then I remember, "Wait, I can look at that now!" and it doesn't take forever to load. Downloading my apps was incredibly fast, making a tedious job almost fun.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
After lots of anxoius waiting, we finally have our shiny new G2s. Remember, we have both been using G1s that we got on launch day two years ago, so we were definitely due for an upgrade. And man, is the G2 an upgrade. I'm really loving it so far, and have almost no issues with it. It's a seriously solid device, and one I would recommend to anyone. It does have a few minor flaws, but on the whole, it's an excellent phone. Let's take a look at it in a bit more detail.
Remember the Huawei Ideos? It is a small, inexpensive Android device that was rumored to hit T-Mobile several weeks ago. Well, Tmonews got confirmation today that the Ideos is, indeed, coming to T-Mobile USA and will be called the T-Mobile Comet.
If you recall, the Ideos (or Comet), has a small, 2.8" screen, 3MP autofocus camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and runs stock Android 2.2, Froyo. The fact that it runs stock Froyo puts it into a more respectable category for many potential buyers.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
According to a leaked screenshot obtained by Tmonews, the original T-Mobile MyTouch3G will be receiving an update to Android 2.2, Froyo, starting tomorrow!
The original MyTouch3G was the keyboard-less pseudo-successor to the G1. It was released in July of last year, and currently runs Android 1.6, Donut. It was rumored to be receiving the Froyo update back in June of this year, but nothing further was ever mentioned. The specs on the MyTouch3G were nearly identical to the G1, except that it had more memory, meaning future updates would be much easier.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The weeekend is finally here, and that means it's time for another weekend rumor recap. This is where we quickly sum up the best Android related rumors and leaks of the past week. If you are more inclined to read these rumors immediately as they hit the wire, we recommend any of the excellent Android blogs linked on the side of this site.
Now, let's check out some rumors!
Friday, October 8, 2010
When HTC announced their two newest Android phones, the Desire HD and Desire Z, one of the features they showed off was an online hub at HTCSense.com. From this site, users have access to lots of phone features right from their desktop. The site's features include:
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Yesterday, T-Mobile announced a new budget-friendly Android phone, the LG Optimus T. That name should sound familiar, as it's the same as the Optiums S announced yesterday by Sprint. T-Mobile's version is a "with Google" device and will be available in time for the holidays. It features a 600MHz second-generation processor, 3.2" screen, 3MP camera, and runs Android 2.2, Froyo.
Following right behind AT&T's trio-announcement, Sprint has just unveiled their latest Android offerings. Today they announced the LG Optimus S, Samsung Transform, and Sanyo Zio. All three are budget-minded devices that don't include 4G service (and higher prices). All three will go on sale this month and all will be cheap (after a pricey $100 rebate on each).
First up is the LG Optimus S. This little device sports a 3.2" screen, 3MP camera, and runs a very slightly modified version of Android 2.2, Froyo. This makes it the only one of the three that will launch with Froyo. The Optimus S is a "with Google" device and includes all your favorite Google apps. It will cost just $49 on contract.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Virgin Mobile has just announced that their long-rumored Android device will be available now at Target stores nationwide, and soon on the Virgin website. The device is the Samsung Intercept, which also recently launched on Sprint. The Intercept is a moderately exciting phone that has a slide-out keyboard and runs Android 2.1, Eclair. It features a 3MP camera, 3.2" screen, and all the Google apps you expect from most Android phones.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Verizon just surprised everyone by announcing a new Android device, the Droid Pro. If you recall, the Droid Pro is a device that has been rumored for quite some time. But the device announced today is nothing like the rumors suggested, and isn't even a device we've seen rumored before. Verizon somehow managed to keep word of this device completely under wraps until today.
As you can see, the Droid Pro is made by Motorola and features a QWERTY keyboard beneath the screen, much like the Motorola Charm. But the Droid Pro differs in that it has a vertical screen, instead of the Charm's smaller, horizontal screen. This makes it the second Android phone to feature a front-facing, non-slider QWERTY.
AT&T just took the wraps off of their newest Android devices for the holiday shopping season. They're launching three new phones, all by Motorola, and all of which have their own unique appeal.
First up, is the Motorola Bravo. This is a touchscreen-only device that features a 3.7" screen, 800MHz processor, 3MP camera, and runs Motorola's custom skin, Blur on top of Android 2.1, Eclair. There was no specific release date for this one, but it will be available for $129 on contract in time for the holidays.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The details surrounding Google TV just got a lot clearer. We know Sony is announcing products on the 12th, and Logitech is holding a Google TV announcement on Wednesday. But just today, the Google TV website got a major update today that reveals quite a few more details about the service.
The site gives a great overview of how the system will work. Google TV products, which will include stand-alone boxes, as well as integrated TVs, will work to integrate all of your various TV watching systems. Everything from YouTube to Amazon to Netflix, to your existing DVR will all be searchable and watchable from the Google TV screen.
In a surprise announcement last night, T-Mobile officially unveiled the new MyTouch phone. This had been previously rumored as the MyTouch HD, but it appears to be simply called MyTouch. The device is feature-packed and looks to be what lots of T-Mobile users have been waiting for.
The new MyTouch features a 3.8" screen, 1GHz second-generation Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera, 720p video recording, front-facing camera with video calling, 8GB of memory, pre-installed games, support for T-Mobile's advanced HSPA+ network, and runs Android 2.2, Froyo.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The weekend is here, and it's time for another Weekend Rumor Recap. This is where we quickly recap all of the best Android-related rumors from the past week. If you're the kind of person who would rather read all the rumors immediately as they come in, we recommend any of the Android sites listed on the side of this site. Now, let's take a look at the latest rumors:
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Just last night, T-Mobile put up a sign-up page for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab. If you recall, the Tab is a 7" Android tablet running 2.2, Froyo and coming to all major US carriers soon. The sign-up page doesn't have any new information, but it does reaffirm T-Mobile's plans to release the device soon, and provides a way to sign-up for updates on availability.
If you haven't seen it, be sure to check out this video showing the Tab in action. Again, nothing revolutionary, but it's a great demonstration of potential use-cases for an Android tablet.