Motorola has posted a teaser on its Facebook site indicating a new device coming Friday. Motorola will give one hint each day until the reveal, all we know now is that it’s a 4g LTE device.
Is this the Droid RAZR HD we’ve been waiting for? We hope so. Another possibility is a 4g LTE version of the Photon for Sprint, but that seems less likely.
Either way, we’ll be sure to share whatever Motorola ends up revealing.
Droid Life is reporting that a new software soak test is imminent for the Droid 4, which is assumed to be an ICS test build.
It looks like notifications will be sent out via the Motorola Feedback Network, so make sure you opt-in to be among the first to receive the update.
We’ll let you know when we find out exactly what’s in the update.
source: Droid Life
Racing fans should take a look at this video, EA and FireMonkeys Studio have put up a pre-alpha trailer for the upcoming Real racing 3, and the visuals look fantastic.
They haven’t actually announced it for Android yet, but since both Real Racing and Real Racing 2 have made their way to Android, it’s a safe bet that Real Racing 3 will be as well. Video after the break.
If you’ve been asking for a Samsung Droid Charge, but for whatever reason don’t like Verizon, today is your day. MetroPCS has announced the renamed but otherwise unchanged Droid Charge as the Galaxy S Lightray 4G, and it’s available now. The phone features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, an 8 MP camera, a 1ghz processor, and a free 16GB MicroSD card thrown in as well.
Also yesterday we found out about the additional color choices that will be available for the upcoming Sony Xperia SL. Today, we’ve got some more photos of the silver version.
The phone features an overclocked processor (from 1.5 ghz to 1.7 ghz), but most of the specs look unchanged from the slightly older but still good-looking Xperia S. More pics after the break.
Yesterday we showed you some leaked photos of the Droid RAZR HD, and today we’ve got a couple more. You can see more clearly the texture on the back, which is slightly different than what we saw yesterday.
More important than the fancy carbon-fiber-esque look, is the fact that there’s a nice big Verizon LTE logo there. One more screenshot below as well, showing the Android version that the HD is sporting.
An Indian company called Karbonn Mobiles has introduced a 7-inch Android tablet named the Smart Tab 1 sporting Jelly Bean 4.1, and it’ll only cost the equivalent of US $150. There are a long line of catches though, which will probably mean this isn’t going to be your next tablet. Read on for more.
It’s Motorola’s turn to have some pictures of an upcoming device leaked onto the internet. Today it’s the Droid RAZR HD, which is expected on Verizon sometime in the near future. The phone sports a much improved screen over the original, but what other goodies it holds isn’t quite clear yet.
It seems the as yet announced Sony Xperia SL is going to be available in more than just the blue and pink colors that we’ve seen so far ( a good thing, to be sure). Photos have surfaced showing the phone sporting black, grey and white paint schemes. Photos and more info after the break.
An update from the never ending Samsung vs. Apple saga….
Samsung has won its request to expedite its appeal of the preliminary injunction that Apple won against the Galaxy Nexus. Samsung needs to file a brief with the court, then Apple has until the end of the month to respond.
In its initial complaint, Apple accused Samsung of harming manufacturers other than Apple with their alleged patent violation, something the courts won’t even consider anyway. Apple also this week decided to start contacting (read: threatening) vendors to stop selling the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The good news is that Sprint and Google were both allowed amicus briefs, which allow them to argue on behalf, and with, Samsung. Apple also had a problem with that, saying that Google was not in fact a neutral third-party.
All of this isn’t expected to see the inside of a courtroom until 2014, at which point it seems the Galaxy Nexus would have already been long replaced anyway.
XBMC, the venerable home media software that began as an XBOX application way back in 2003 is coming soon to Android. The software, if you’re not familiar is an open-source, cross-platform application that can run on just about anything. XBMC will run as a standard Android application, and touch-friendly skins are already available to turn that rather large 10-foot interface into something a little more finger friendly.
It looks like HTC and Sprint finally got it together and came up with an update for the EVO 4G LTE that fixes some of the nagging problems the phone launched with.
The important stuff seems to be there, including the wifi disconnect issue and restored Google Wallet functionality.
Read on for a full list of the fixes…
Every popular phone these days eventually sees a Chinese-made knock-off arrive sooner or later, and the Samsung Galaxy S III is no exception.
Presenting the HDC Galaxy S3, which on the outside doesn’t really even look that bad. It is thicker than the real deal, but the screen is about the same size and looks to even be running a skinned version of Android that mimics Samsung’s own Touchwiz.
More details and video after the break.
Good news for Sony Xperia Ion users today, the wizards over at XDA have discovered a root method that’s pretty simple to use.
It looks like once you’ve got your bootloader unlocked, all you’ll need to do is flash an insecure kernel which will allow you to run a root script. That’s it. A quick download of busybox and superuser from the Play Store will let you take advantage of your newly acquired freedom.
Nokia today jumped on the patent infringement bandwagon, this time alleging that the just announced jellybean tablet, the Nexus 7, violates some WiFi patents that Nokia holds near and dear to its heart.
It looks like this one won’t end up in the courts though, as Nokia seems ready and willing to license the patents (for a fee of course).
Since Google is selling this thing for $199, you’ve got to wonder if there is even anything left in that meager price tag to kick a couple bucks up to Nokia…