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As Expected Verizon Official Announces the Motorola Droid R2-D2, Available on September 30!

As Expected Verizon Official Announces the Motorola Droid R2-D2, Available on September 30! So the dummy units of the special edition Motorola Droid R2-D2 that started shipping to Verizon stores last week were really in preparation for the release of the actual Droid 2 R2-D2 smartphone. Yes, Verizon has just made this official by way of a press release announcing the availability of this smartphone that will definitely tickle the fancies of many Star Wars fans. The force will be with you on September 30 if you visit Verizon stores or ch...

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Sharp Launches Galapagos Tablets, Will there be Android Inside?

Sharp Launches Galapagos Tablets, Will there be Android Inside? They just continue to pour in. The latest Japanese company to join the tablet wars is Sharp which just announced two new tablets in 5-  and 10-inch iterations. Sorry if I will cause you to grinch, but believe it or not, these tablets will be called the Sharp Galapagos. I know it doesn't sound very tablet-like but hey, it's their product so we can't do anything about it's not so appropriate name. Anyway, the announcement was very vivid with deta...

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Special Edition Droid R2-D2 Dummy Units Appear in Verizon Wireless Stores

Special Edition Droid R2-D2 Dummy Units Appear in Verizon Wireless Stores In just six days Star Wars and Android will clash in the epic Motorola R2-D2 Droid 2 Special Edition smartphone. Even before the official announcement of the Motorola Droid 2, several rumors were circulating the Internet of a possible special edition version of the Droid 2. Since the official announcement of the Droid 2, which also mentioned the special edition Droid 2, many Star Wars enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the day the Andro...

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T-Mobile G2 Available for Pre-Order for Existing T-Mobile Customers

T-Mobile G2 Available for Pre-Order for Existing T-Mobile Customers In case you are interested in the upcoming T-Mobile Android smartphone -- the T-Mobile G2 -- then you are probably already aware that Best Buy and RadioShack have been taking pre-orders of the phone for the past few weeks. As of today, T-Mobile joins those two companies in allowing pre-orders for the T-Mobile G2. However, to take advantage of pre-ordering the smartphone with T-Mobile, you must be a current T-Mobile customer, as this is a spec...

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GPS Fix for Captivate Released While Froyo Update Remains Wanted

GPS Fix for Captivate Released While Froyo Update Remains Wanted Samsung has finally released an update to fix the GPS issue of the Captivate, a Samsung Galaxy S family device which is also AT&T's best android deal. Some users of the Captivate have been experiencing the issue with GPS ever since the phone was launched back in July this year. Let's hope the update puts to rest the complains of no or little GPS connectivity. The update will also bring other goodies, like full version of QuickOffice, impro...

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Sony Ericsson Moves Update of Xperia X10 to Android 2.1 to End of October

Sony Ericsson Moves Update of Xperia X10 to Android 2.1 to End of October Sometime before the end of August we reported that Sony Ericsson was planning to update the stock OS of its Xperia X10 smartphones to a newer version of Android OS. If you're a big Sony Ericsson fan and still got the Xperia X10 despite running only Android 1.5 OS you must have jumped for joy when it was announced that Android 2.1 is coming to your handset by end of September. Well, sorry to tell you folks but you may have to wait a few more weeks...

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Droid 2 World Edition Might Feature a 1.2 Ghz Processor!

Droid 2 World Edition Might Feature a 1.2 Ghz Processor! Motorola plans to release the Droid 2 outside the US under the tag name of Droid 2 World Edition (WE). Documents leaked earlier suggested that the phone might see a launch event this month, but that seems very unlikely now since no formal announcement has been made so far by the company. But if the latest rumors about the phone are to be believed, the Droid 2 WE might come packed with a processor pegged at 1.2 Ghz. The guys at Droid-Life were ...

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Dell CEO Shows Off its New 7-inch Android Tablet

Dell CEO Shows Off its New 7-inch Android Tablet Look what we have here. Dell CEO, Michael Dell amuses the crowd at the Oracle Conference in San Francisco by pulling out what seemed like a bigger Streak tablet. In case you're not aware, Dell has recently released the Dell Streak tablet, a 5-inch device that has some mobile phone capabilities. Although, not everyone had the chance to get hold of this Streak tablet yet, hence there was not much hype about it's still worthy to note that the said 5...

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Verizon Rolling Out Android 2.2 Update for Motorola Droid X

Verizon Rolling Out Android 2.2 Update for Motorola Droid X With a powerful Android phone such as the Motorola Droid X, it's quite surprising that it was released before without the latest Android 2.2 OS. It might have taken Verizon this long but then it doesn't matter anymore since it will be happening tomorrow (Sept 22) and all of you who got the Motorola Droid X from Verizon Wireless will soon enjoy the good things that Froyo will be bringing to your Droid X. The Android 2.2 update will be pushed to a...

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HTC Also Prepping Up an Android Tablet

HTC Also Prepping Up an Android Tablet Look who is joining the tablet PC wars? No other than HTC which if you may recall recently launched two new Android 2.2 Smartphones - the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z. And as we all know, HTC has been actively supporting the Android OS. So, it is not really surprising to know that the company is also planning to launch its own Android tablet. But what comes as a surprise is the rate by which HTC wants to come up with its Android tablet. Digitim...

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Rumor: Verizon May Drop the Motorola Droid 2 in Favor of a World Edition Droid 2

Rumor: Verizon May Drop the Motorola Droid 2 in Favor of a World Edition Droid 2 The Motorola Droid 2 triumphantly launched August 12 on Verizon Wireless as the successor to the Motorola Droid. Recently, there have been rumors circulating that Verizon Wireless is going to launch a world edition of the Droid 2, essentially meaning owners could use the Droid 2 overseas without any problems. Naturally such a phone appeals to the constant traveler, but for Americans who stay in the United States, a world phone isn't necessary...

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Confirmed: Verizon Will Not Update the HTC Droid Eris to Android 2.2

Confirmed: Verizon Will Not Update the HTC Droid Eris to Android 2.2 Brenda Raney, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless, announced that the HTC Droid Eris will not be upgraded to Android 2.2 in a statement to ComputerWorld. Here is her exact statement on the matter: "We have other options in Android devices, so this is part of the normal evolution of our portfolio." For HTC Droid Eris owners, this comes as a major disappointment because many owners still have a good year left on their two-year contract, yet they...

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Samsung to Release the Galaxy Tab With Four U.S. Carriers

Samsung to Release the Galaxy Tab With Four U.S. Carriers Samsung today has officially announced the availability of the Android-powered Galaxy Tab to the U.S. market in the coming months. Although, no definite release date was announced, what was more suprising about the announcement is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will be released not with just one U.S. carrier but four major carriers - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. All four major carriers have already announced the availab...

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HTC Also Launches the Desire HD and Desire Z Android 2.2 Phones

HTC Also Launches the Desire HD and Desire Z Android 2.2 Phones Aside from LG which announced two of its new flagship Android 2.2 smartphones, HTC also just unveiled two of its upcoming offerings - the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z. Both smartphones will be released sometime next month running Google Android 2.2 Froyo and will also come with a new HTC Sense experience with full access to a new HTC online service - HTCSense.com. Slated for release sometime in October 2010, the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z ...

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LG Launches the Optimus One and Optimus Chic Android 2.2 Smartphones

LG Launches the Optimus One and Optimus Chic Android 2.2 Smartphones If Samsung has fascinated us with the recently released Samsung Fascinate running on Android 2.2, LG is not going to take this just sitting down. And so LG Korea has just officially launched not just one but two new Android 2.2 smartphones - the LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic. With Android 2.2, both LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic earned the honor of getting the latest Android OS upon launch. This also ensures that you'd get one of the...

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Motorola Charm Receives a $25 Price Drop

Motorola Charm Receives a $25 Price Drop T-Mobile's latest Android Smartphone is the Motorola Charm, a candybar, low-end Android device designed to meet the needs of individuals on a restricted budget. Previously, it sold for $74.99 but recently received a price cut of $25, so it now sells for $49.99. Personally, for its specs, I always believed $75 was a bit costly for a simple device, so I find its new price of $49.99 more enticing. The Motorola Charm feature a 2.8 inch touch s...

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Android to Become the No.1 Mobile OS in 2014, Says Gartner

Android to Become the No.1 Mobile OS in 2014, Says Gartner At the rate the mobile phone manufacturers are coming out with their respective Android smartphones, it's not surprising that several industry analyst are now forecasting that Google's smartphone OS will soon overtake the current industry leaders such as RIM and iOS. Gartner is the latest analyst who made an interesting forecast about Android OS, saying that it will become the no.2 mobile OS by 2010 before finally conquering the no. 1 spot afte...

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Froyo Isn't Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says "What?"

Froyo Isn't Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says "What?" Manufacturers who are running Android 2.2 on tablets (i.e. Samsung with its Galaxy Tab) are simply trying to use an OS meant for smartphones on a tablet. People are skeptical about this being the case, but Hugo Barra, director of mobile products at Google, seems to agree -- as he issued this statement to TechRader on tablets running Froyo. "Android is an open platform. We saw at IFA 2010 all sorts of devices running Android, so it already r...

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Froyo Isn’t Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says “What?”

Froyo Isn’t Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says “What?” Manufacturers who are running Android 2.2 on tablets (i.e. Samsung with its Galaxy Tab) are simply trying to use an OS meant for smartphones on a tablet. People are skeptical about this being the case, but Hugo Barra, director of mobile products at Google, seems to agree -- as he issued this statement to TechRader on tablets running Froyo. "Android is an open platform. We saw at IFA 2010 all sorts of devices running Android, so it already r...

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Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You're Walking

Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You're Walking Google has just rolled out several enhancements to Maps for Mobile Android app. Specifically, the Maps application for Android has now been put to state similar to its desktop counterpart. So, aside from the Navigation and Walking features that were previously rolled out to the Maps for Mobile app, the features are now integrated to bring you Walking Navigation. With Walking Navigation, you can now utilize pedestrian paths and other easier-to-u...

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Best Buy Announces Pre-Order for the T-Mobile G2 Starting Tomorrow for $199

Best Buy Announces Pre-Order for the T-Mobile G2 Starting Tomorrow for $199 Earlier today we announced some new information regarding the T-Mobile G2 as revealed by T-Mobile. Unfortunately, the fourth largest carrier in the United States did not reveal any information as to pricing or availability, leaving us, once again, to dig up information on our own. Fortunately, Best Buy issued a press release indicating it would start taking pre-orders for the G2 on Friday, September 10. In terms of pricing, the G2 will reta...

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Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You’re Walking

Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You’re Walking Google has just rolled out several enhancements to Maps for Mobile Android app. Specifically, the Maps application for Android has now been put to state similar to its desktop counterpart. So, aside from the Navigation and Walking features that were previously rolled out to the Maps for Mobile app, the features are now integrated to bring you Walking Navigation. With Walking Navigation, you can now utilize pedestrian paths and other easier-to-u...

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T-Mobile Gives the G2 Android 2.2 Phone the Official Treatment

T-Mobile Gives the G2 Android 2.2 Phone the Official Treatment Finally, all rumors and leaks about T-Mobile and HTC's follow-up to the first Android phone release, the T-Mobile G1 should now be put to a rest. T-Mobile has officially announced the coming of the G2 Android phone. In fact, a pre-order page has already been put up. So, if you've been waiting for this Android phone, stop for awhile, check out the T-Mobile G2 sign-up page and then go back to reading this post. So, what are the official specs an...

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Verizon Wireless Officially Announces the Samsung Fascinate, Loaded with Android 2.1

Verizon Wireless Officially Announces the Samsung Fascinate, Loaded with Android 2.1 For those waiting for a Samsung Galaxy S phone to arrive on Verizon Wireless, your wait is finally coming to an end tomorrow. Verizon Wireless has officially announced that the Samsung Fascinate which is actually a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S Android phone series will be exclusively available for Verizon customers starting September 8. To be available for $199.99 after the usual $100 mail-in rebate, the Samsung Fascinate can be ordered onli...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab to Retail Between $200 and $300 in US

Samsung Galaxy Tab to Retail Between $200 and $300 in US Even though the Samsung Galaxy Tab has already been made official, Samsung purposely left out a few key pieces of information such as pricing and availability. We know the Tab will launch in various markets in Europe and Asia first, but only that an American launch is slated to happen in the next few months. Current rumors indicate the Tab to sell for a whopping $1000+ in Germany, but Hankil Yoon -- a Samsung product executive -- tells a diff...

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Vlingo Android App Now Lets You Check-in to FourSquare via Voice

Vlingo Android App Now Lets You Check-in to FourSquare via Voice Are you a heavy Foursquare user? I mean, can't you live without checking-in to Foursquare everytime you arrive at a certain place? How does checking-in to Foursquare by simply saying, well "check-in to name of place" sounds? Well, surprisingly, you can now do this using Vlingo Voice Android app. It was quite a surprise really. Vlingo and Foursquare teaming up to make the otherwise "boring" task of FourSquare check-in a little bit exciting and ...

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T-Mobile G2 Confirmed To Feature 800MHz Processor and Android 2.2

T-Mobile G2 Confirmed To Feature 800MHz Processor and Android 2.2 Just yesterday, we reported a leak about pricing information for the upcoming T-Mobile G2. Today, T-Mobile updated its teaser page for the G2 to include some other important information -- namely its processor type and software. While it may not pack a powerful 1GHz processor, the G2 will feature a a 800 MHz Scorpion processor, which is why you see a scorpion around the G2 in the image above. 800MHz for a processor is still pretty solid an...

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Leak: T-Mobile G2 Pricing Surfaces in Internal Inventory

Leak: T-Mobile G2 Pricing Surfaces in Internal Inventory T-Mobile has already teased us with the T-Mobile G2 being its first HSPA+ capable device, but other details such as pricing and availability have not yet been announced. While the rumored launch date for the device is September 29, we still have no idea on pricing at this time. Most new, high-end smartphones sell for $199 on a two year contract, and it looks like the G2 will follow suit. According to a leaked screenshot of T-Mobile's intern...

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