HTC Bootloader Unlock Page Goes Live Starting With The Sensation 4G In Europe

That time is rapidly approaching folks and as promised, the moment you’ve all been banging on HTC’s door for is here.  The Bootloader Unlock page has gone live over at the HTCDev site and first up on the list, the European version of the HTC Sensation.
HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. We have heard your voice and starting now, we will allow our bootloader to be unlocked for 2011 models going forward. We plan on releasing the updates that will allow you to unlock your bootloader in the coming months, please keep an eye on this website for more details on which devices will be adding this feature. We are extremely pleased to see the energy and enthusiasm from our fans and loyal customers, and we are excited to see what you are capable of. HTC eagerly anticipates your innovations.

When you see the words Are you sure you wish to continue?  You are about to start the process of unlocking your device.  Unlocking your device allows you to install custom Operating Systems (“OS”) onto your device. Be sure to hit the ‘hellz yeah!” button.  It’s been a long time in the making, but what’s important is that HTC heard us and is delivering.  If you’re a Sensation owner in Europe and ready to take the plunge, you can head on over to the HTCDev site to get started via the source link. The directions are simple and easy to execute and it appears that support for other devices like the HTC Evo 3D are currently in the works.  We too look forward to seeing what innovation comes out of this.
HTC, we both thank and applaud you.

[via htcdev]

Another Gingerbread Build “EH06″ Makes Its Way To The Samsung Epic 4G

With the taste of Gingerbread 2.3 continuously making appearances on the seemingly abandoned Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint, we can’t help but feel we’ll be graced by it soon enough.  The latest build to surface, EH06, has just been leaked and is available for download.  The news comes courtesy of our friends over at Android Central and we’re highly looking forward to seeing just how stable the build really is.  If you’re feeling gutsy, and want to be an early adopter, hit the source link for more info on how to download the build onto your device.  And as always, if you’re up and running, don’t forget to let us know how well it’s working.

[via ac]

Minecraft Limited Edition Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Lands On eBay

It’s amazing what you can find on eBay these days.  The latest in mobile tech to hit the popular online auction comes to us by way of the developers of Minecraft.  The popular game will soon be released for the Android operating system and is sure to be a hit.  To kick things off, the developers have chosen to fully deck out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with its own tricked out Minecraft theme and have tossed it up for auction.  The game will be an exclusive for a while after its initial release and all proceeds go strait to charity.  At this time the device is already at $1,325.00 with just over six days left on the bid.  Hit the source link to enter your bid, that is, if you don’t mind paying eight times more than what it’s worth.  Hit the break to check out the full listing details and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  
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Revolutionary 0.4pre3 Released – Additional Devices Added

Revolutionary, the new unlock and root solution tool that was released in July, received an update today (0.4pre3) that added several previously unsupported devices:

•HTC Thunderbolt
•HTC EVO 4G running Gingerbread
•HTC MyTouch 4G Slide
•HTC Droid Incredible 2 running Gingerbread (was part of 0.4pre2 release)

In addition to adding support for these devices, today’s update also included fixed support for the HTC MyTouch 4G Slide (Doubleshot) 1.44.0007

[via androidpolice]

Dockless Root Method for Motorola Photon 4G courtesy of XDA

Looking to root your Photon 4G, but haven’t picked up the HD dock yet? I promise I’m not playing with your emotions here because the dock is no longer needed.

Member edgan over at XDA has posted a new dockless method for your rooting pleasure. It looks relatively easy, but you will need to follow some well written instructions, download a few apps from the market, and use the Android SDK. Hit up the XDA link below for the thread.

[via xda]

First “Beats By Dre” Phone To Be The HTC Vigor?

Chock this one up as a rumor for now folks, at least until we get further confirmation.  However, according to a source over at Droid-Life, the HTC Vigor could be the initial launch device sporting Beats by Dre’s audio mechanics.  Droid Life states in their coverage of the rumor:
And if you were wondering, this will be a Beats by Dre device.  We’re hearing that it has a Beats logo as part of the bootup sequence, but other than that, it was tough to tell what else HTC had done to integrate their audio technology.

Furthermore, it’s stated that the device will strongly resemble the  look and feel of the HTC Thunderbolt, sporting a 4.3-inch capacitive touch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 1 Gig of RAM and Android 2.3.4 on board.  It’s also speculated the device will come with 16 GB’s of storage and an 8 mp camera.  There will also be a 2 mp front facing camera for your video chatting pleasure.  And to top it all off, it’ll have the latest version of Sense UI (3.5)  Here’s to hoping DL’s source is accurate, because if it is, we have high hopes for a device like this.  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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[via droidlife by gizmodo]

AT&T Enters Mobile Security Space, Announces Partnership With Juniper Networks (Video)

It appears that AT&T is looking to claim its corner in the Mobile Security arena with a recent announcement of a partnership with Juniper Networks.  With several episodes of malware entering the mobile market, it’s no wonder Norton has recently recognized the need as well as Sprint who recently announced a partnership with McAfee to ensure their devices are secured.  The partnership will offer protective services via an application due out some time later this year and will address key concerns with both corporate and main stream consumer use.

The AT&T Mobile Security application will help:

  • Businesses and Organizations
    • Maintain compliance with government regulations
    • Enforce security policies
    • Manage personal or enterprise-owned devices
    • Enable anti-virus, anti-malware, and application monitoring and control
  • Consumers
    • Protect mobile devices with anti-virus, anti-malware, and application monitoring and control

Check out the quick video of AT&T’s Chief Security Officer, Ed Amoroso, explaining the company’s approach to the growing threat of malware on mobile devices.  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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[via att]

Meizu CEO Jack Wong: Announcement on their MX Smartphone coming at the end of September

According to Meizu CEO Jack Wong, an announcement concerning the MX, their new 4 inch Android smartphone, will be given at the end of September.

The MX will be released in two different flavors – a 16GB dual-core version and a 32GB quad-core speed demon. Wong also confirmed that the MX will still have a removable back cover but the mini-usb socket once intended for the phone will be changed to a micro-usb.

Based on the pre-launch pattern of Meizu’s M9 phone last year, the original estimate of this quad-core powerhouse being launched by the end of the year still looks good.

[via engadget]

Google’s Web Search And Android OS Targeted By Federal Trade Commission

Google has recently entered the cross-hairs of the Federal Trade Commission, as the company is being heavily scrutinized for possibly tampering with its search results and “not playing fair” with their Android operating system. How so you ask?  About six weeks ago the FTC handed Google several subpoenas for allegedly preventing the fair use of other competitors’ products on their mobile devices.  Is this a joke?  Need we remind the FTC that several Android devices to date run Microsoft’s mobile version of Bing, its popular search engine by default?  In addition, the organization is further investigating the possibility of Google placing their products and services in a position of advantage when running a web search.  The company came into question when the FTC hinted that the search giant may not be playing fair with other rival services.  While I’m not sure about that one, and wish the FTC all the best proving it, we’ll be sure to keep an eye on this one for you.  Stay tuned to Talk Android as we follow up on the accusations and learn of what the FTC’s final ruling is.  Feel free to leave your ideas, thoughts and rants on the matter in the comments below.

[via phandroid]