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LG Ally Android 2.2 Update Coming Soon, According To Leaked Verizon Doc

LG Ally Android 2.2 Update Coming Soon, According To Leaked Verizon Doc One of the older, mid-range Android devices on Verizon Wireless, the LG Ally, is about to get some Froyo love as a leaked Verizon Wireless document claims Android 2.2 should be available shortly. AndroidCentral published the leaked image, which states Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update VS740ZVD, which brings several enhancements, but most notable is Android 2.2. We have heard about the LG Ally receiving Android 2.2...

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T-Mobile Offers Up the G2 Android Phone For Free

T-Mobile Offers Up the G2 Android Phone For Free What do we have here? A free Android phone from T-Mobile? Yes, folks. If you've been planning to score your first Android phone for so long now but was hesitant due to prices of these handsets - here's a nice offer from T-Mobile. The Android phone? A full-featured and possibly one of the best Android phones that ever came out - the T-Mobile G2 Android phone. And yes, T-Mobile is giving you the opportunity to get this device without cash-out. But...

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Samsung Vibrant 4G Shows Off Android 2.3 In A Hands-On Image

Samsung Vibrant 4G Shows Off Android 2.3 In A Hands-On Image The rumored successor to the original Samsung Vibrant has been pictured by a person who's had a lot of time with the device. The clear image of the Samsung Vibrant 4G reveals the presence of a front facing camera, but perhaps even more interesting is its operating system. The Vibrant 4G was rumored to launch with Froyo, which is practically a slap in the face to current Vibrant owners who have been stuck on Android 2.1 for over six months now...

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Rumor: Dell Streak 7 to Launch February 2

Rumor: Dell Streak 7 to Launch February 2 The Dell Streak 7 is Dell's latest tablet that was announced at CES 2011. The 7 inch device for launch on T-Mobile features Android 2.2 and 4G connectivity. At the time, pricing and availability information were minimal, but since its announcement at CES, we have seen T-Mobile introduce a sign up page for more information and today we have more news on its possible launch date. According to an image received by TmoNews, the Dell Streak 7 cou...

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Image of Samsung Galaxy Ace Surfaces, Mid-Range Galaxy S Device?

Image of Samsung Galaxy Ace Surfaces, Mid-Range Galaxy S Device? European Android blog, EuroDroid, received a product image of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Ace. Samsung has been rumored to be working on a mid-range device of the Galaxy S smartphone, and the device is expected to be announced at MWC 2011. Just a few days ago, we saw an image of the Samsung Galaxy Mini leak and now we have the Ace. The only information known about the Ace is that it will run on Android 2.2. It sports a model number of S5...

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T-Mobile Launches Sign Up Page for the 4G Capable G-Slate

T-Mobile Launches Sign Up Page for the 4G Capable G-Slate T-Mobile announced a new 4G tablet manufactured by LG called the G-Slate at CES 2011. Operating on the Android-centric OS -- Honeycomb -- the G-Slate would definitely be a welcomed addition to T-Mobile's emerging lineup of tablets. We are not sure when the device will launch or for what price point, but we are one step closer to that critical information. A sign up page for the G-Slate has launched on T-Mobile's website and it allows you t...

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Is Google Preparing a Music Sync Service for Android?

Is Google Preparing a Music Sync Service for Android? According to a screen shot from a device running Android 2.3, an option to sync music from your Google Account is available. If you take a look at the image above, you will see the option below "Sync Contacts" and "Sync Gmail." Google has been rumored for a while now to launch a Music service that essentially streams music from your home computer to your Android smartphone. Granted it is already possible to put music on your phone and play...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini Surfaces, Destined for MWC Announcement?

Samsung Galaxy Mini Surfaces, Destined for MWC Announcement? Samsung has made a name for itself in the Android arena with its high-end Galaxy S lineup of smartphones and its high-end Galaxy Tab Android tablet. However, there is a pretty sizable market for mid-range devices which Samsung has made an entrance through devices such as the Samsung Transform and the Samsung Intercept. However, the Galaxy brand name itself isn't associated with mid-range devices, but that could change very soon with an announ...

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Rumor: The Motorola ATRIX 4G Will Launch March 1 On AT&T

Rumor: The Motorola ATRIX 4G Will Launch March 1 On AT&T CES 2011 featured many Android devices, but arguably the most exciting and innovative device was the Motorola ATRIX 4G launching on AT&T. Unfortunately, Motorola did not provide key information such as pricing or availability in an attempt to add to the hype and probably finalize the product and marketing campaign. Today, a leaked AT&T inventory screen shot seems to confirm a launch on March 1, only a little over a month away. The im...

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Is Samsung Not Allowing The Vibrant Android 2.2?

Is Samsung Not Allowing The Vibrant Android 2.2? An interesting turn of events is taking place as AndroidSPIN is reporting some information from a "reliable source" regarding the Samsung Vibrant. Apparently, Samsung is not allowing T-Mobile to push out the Android 2.2 OTA software update for the Samsung Vibrant even though a build is presently ready to go. The reason the tipster gives for Samsung holding off on the Android 2.2 update is a simple one: Samsung wants to bolster sales for the u...

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Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS' Next LTE Smartphone?

Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS' Next LTE Smartphone? According to SamsungHub, MetroPCS could be getting ready to launch a LTE Android smartphone manufactured by Samsung. The Samsung Forte bears strong resemblance to the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, as both phones feature a horizontal QWERTY slider keyboard, 5MP rear camera, 1GHz processor, and what looks like a front facing camera. No word on the screen size of the device, but my guess would be a 4 inch Super AMOLED display. The Forte would have...

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Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS’ Next LTE Smartphone?

Is the Samsung Forte MetroPCS’ Next LTE Smartphone? According to SamsungHub, MetroPCS could be getting ready to launch a LTE Android smartphone manufactured by Samsung. The Samsung Forte bears strong resemblance to the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint, as both phones feature a horizontal QWERTY slider keyboard, 5MP rear camera, 1GHz processor, and what looks like a front facing camera. No word on the screen size of the device, but my guess would be a 4 inch Super AMOLED display. The Forte would have...

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Thrillist for Android App Goes Live

Thrillist for Android App Goes Live Thrillist which has been around on the web and on other mobile platform has finally made its way to the Android Market. The Thrillist  Android app is a pretty useful tool if you're looking for the best places to eat, drink, or shop. The app also lets you search, sort, share, and save millions of hand-picked, local favorites. This ranges from five-star steaks to dollar tacos, rooftop clubs to underground speakeasies, and more. Thrillist for Andr...

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Next Version of Android To Be Called Ice Cream Sandwich

Next Version of Android To Be Called Ice Cream Sandwich Just yesterday, we heard the next version of Android is expected to launch sometime in the summer. At the time, we weren't sure what the name of the OS would be called, and many speculated it would be Ice Cream, falling in line with the alphabetical dessert naming system. However, today, TechCrunch is reporting the name to actually be Ice Cream Sandwich, offering more of a visual differentiation between Android 2.4 and Android 2.2 (Froyo). G...

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Sprint Drops Price of Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299 on contract, $499 without Contract

Sprint Drops Price of Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299 on contract, $499 without Contract If you've been wanting to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab for quite some time now but was a bit hesitant to get it due to its high price, well Sprint is giving you the chance to finally take the plunge and get this Android tablet. That's right, Sprint has reduced the price of its Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299 on contract, and $499 without contract. Take note that if you decide to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab right now, you'd be getting it with Android 2....

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Google Translate Android App Updated, New Cool Feature Added

Google Translate Android App Updated, New Cool Feature Added Are you using Google Translate on your Android phone? In case you haven't downloaded this cool and useful Android app yet, now is the right time to do so. Google Translate Android app was just updated and I'm pretty sure you'd find one of its cool features pretty awesome - on the fly translation from English to Spanish. It's an experimental feature yet, but once this gets formalized - Google Translate Android app will definitely become a pretty a...

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Samsung Vibrant 4G Information Leaks, Features HSPA+, Front Facing Camera, Android 2.2

Samsung Vibrant 4G Information Leaks, Features HSPA+, Front Facing Camera, Android 2.2 The Samsung Vibrant is one of the best high-end smartphones currently offered by T-Mobile, and it looks like Samsung will be providing a successor to the Galaxy S smartphone in the form of a 4G device. According to some leaked docs received by TmoNews, the Samsung Vibrant 4G will be compatible with its 4G HSPA+ network reaching theoretical speeds of 21Mbps. In addition, it will feature a front facing camera and come pre-loaded with the Qik ...

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Will Android 2.4 Launch This Summer?

Will Android 2.4 Launch This Summer? According to a report by Pocket-Lint, Google's next iteration of Android -- Android 2.4 -- could launch as soon as this summer. Specifically, June or July is being reported as possible launch months as an official announcement could take place in May at Google's I/O conference. Rumors of Android 2.4, also known as Ice Cream, began swirling when the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was running an unannounced version of Android 2.4. Sony Ericsson cl...

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T-Mobile Launches Dell Streak 7 Sign-Up Page, Availability Remains a Mystery

T-Mobile Launches Dell Streak 7 Sign-Up Page, Availability Remains a Mystery The new tablet Dell is manufacturing for T-Mobile was introduced at CES 2011, but information regarding pricing and availability remained unknown. Today, we moved one step closer to that pivotal information as T-Mobile launched a teaser page for the Dell Streak 7 allowing for interested consumers to sign up with their email address to receive pertinent information in the future. The 7 inch 4G tablet on T-Mobile launches with Android 2.2 and...

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Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G Now Selling For $199 On Contract

Sprint: Samsung Epic 4G Now Selling For $199 On Contract In anticipation of the impending onslaught of 4G Android smartphones from various carriers, Sprint has made a proactive move and cut the price of the Samsung Epic 4G. The powerhouse Galaxy S smartphone, with Android 2.1, a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, slider QWERTY keyboard, on the Sprint network has been selling for $250 on a two year contract ever since its launch in August, but an announcement via Twitter made consumers aware of a price cha...

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Google Makes Goggles Android App Faster, Smarter and Solves Sudoku Too

Google Makes Goggles Android App Faster, Smarter and Solves Sudoku Too Google has just updated its cool Goggles Android app - making it not only faster but smarter as well. How smarter? Well aside from recognizing product barcodes and QR codes, Google Goggles Android app can now also scan print ads from newspapers and magazines but more interestingly the app is now so smart that it can help you solve Sudoku puzzles as well. In case you're not aware, Google Goggles Android app is a very useful app when you're shoppi...

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Dolphin Browser Mini Android App Updated

Dolphin Browser Mini Android App Updated Recently, the Dolphin Browser Mini Android app was updated to version 1.0. The new version is a major update to the Android app and brings in several new features which were highly requested by current users of the app. For the uninitiated, Dolphin Browser Mini is a good alternative to the default Android mobile web browser with some nice features that the default browser has. Let's go straight to the point and enumerate the new features of Dolp...

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Will Sony Ericsson Launch the Xperia Arc in April?

Will Sony Ericsson Launch the Xperia Arc in April? One of the more exciting smartphones announced at CES 2011 was the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc with its 4.2 inch touch screen, 8MP camera, and Android 2.3. Like many of the other smartphones also announced, information about pricing and availability was very vague and limited to Q1 of 2011. Based on an image from the Indonesian Sony Ericsson website, there is a good chance the smartphone will launch in April in at least Indonesia, and possibly o...

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Dan Morrill Dispels Android 3.0 Minimum Processor Requirement Rumor

Dan Morrill Dispels Android 3.0 Minimum Processor Requirement Rumor About four days ago, a rumor surfaced claiming Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, would require tablets, or any other device for that matter, to have a dual-core processor as a minimum hardware requirement. Now, this information scared Galaxy Tab owners because their device doesn't run on a dual-core processor, making the only possible future Android update restricted to Gingerbread. However, Google's Dan Morrill tweeted an important messa...

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Samsung SCH-i520 Announced By Verizon Wireless, Features 4G and 4.3 Inch Touch Screen

Samsung SCH-i520 Announced By Verizon Wireless, Features 4G and 4.3 Inch Touch Screen To round out the last Verizon Wireless 4G smartphone announced today, Samsung has announced the SCH-i520. Interestingly enough, Samsung left out a clever name, like BIONIC, ThunderBolt, or Revolution and instead went ahead with its model number. Perhaps Samsung will reveal a clever/creative name when it officially launches at an unannounced date. The main, standout feature of the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is its display. If you think abou...

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Hulu To Launch Hulu Plus App For Android, No Time Frame Set

Hulu To Launch Hulu Plus App For Android, No Time Frame Set Some great news has come out of the Samsung press conference going on right now. Apparently, Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, demonstrated the Hulu Plus Android app that looks ready to go, but unfortunately, a time frame hasn't been announced. Samsung has done some tremendous work in coercing Hulu to launch an app for the Android OS. With a major online video service entering the Android arena, smartphone owners with large, beautiful screens are ab...

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Verizon Wireless Introduces The LG Revolution

Verizon Wireless Introduces The LG Revolution The LG Revolution is LG's first LTE smartphone on Verizon Wireless and it joins HTC, Motorola, and Samsung in Verizon's lineup of 4G Android devices. The specs are high-end and powerful, but are much of the same from what we've been seeing with the aforementioned manufacturers. In terms of specs it features: Key features: 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadban...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Goes 4G LTE, 1.2GHz Processor, Android 2.2

Samsung Galaxy Tab Goes 4G LTE, 1.2GHz Processor, Android 2.2 The Motorola DROID XOOM won't be launching with a 4G radio, but we know a Verizon Wireless tablet that will! At the Verizon Wireless press conference, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was announced to be revamped with a slightly better rear facing camera, processor, and a brand new 4G radio. The seven inch TFT LCD Samsung Galaxy Tab still features Android 2.2, Adobe Flash 10.1, a 1.3MP camera, WiFi, GPS, Media hub, Social hub, and Android Market acce...

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