We do love us some roadmaps around here. Naturally we’re not talking about maps that actually pertain to driving (that’s why we have GPS, after all), but carrier and/or manufacturer release date schedules. Pocketnow has gotten one such roadmap from an unknown source in AT&T and it reveals a few neat tidbits regarding their future phones, some of which will be Android. Among these will be the Samsung Attain (AT&T’s variant of the highly anticipated Galaxy S II), the Motorola MB865 Fuath (expected to be a successor to the Motorola Atrix), the Pantech Nuli P9060 and Onza P7050, and the Huawei Jengu U8652. In addition to the release of the new iPhone and a few Windows Phone 7 models, it’s looking as though AT&T is going to have a pretty competitive lineup. Throw in an (oddly missing) Android HTC or two, and it’s looking pretty well-rounded. For all of you AT&T-ites, what do you think? Is there anything that’s calling your name, or are phones on other carriers looking pretty appealing? Let us know in the comments! A larger image of the document is waiting after the break. » Read the rest
Today a Radioshack Employee snapped a photo of an internal memo unveiling that Radioshack stores will begin accepting Google Wallet transactions beginning September 1st! From the Google Wallet unveil event, we know that Radioshack is an official launch partner so the leak checks out but does this mean Google Wallet will be released September 1st? The evidence is strong but not 100% certain. It could very well be the case that Radioshack will just begin outfitting its locations with the necessary NFC equipment starting September 1st. In any case, it seems pretty likely that Google Wallet will be out in the wild by the end of September.
Two photos have been leaked showing what might be AT&T’s first LTE device, the Samsung Impulse 4G. At the moment there are no details on the phone beyond the pictures that have leaked, but I’m digging the style on this one (pretty similar to the DROID Charge without physical buttons). This is all we have for now, but hit the break for full size images including a shot of a case showing off the phone’s backside layout.
While not officially confirmed, OnLive dropped strong hints today that its streaming game service is likely to make its debut on smartphones at some point in the future. The first handset to receive the device is also unconfirmed but the HTC Evo 4G was mentioned by name during discussions with the firm.
Despite having a 4.3″ screen, 4G , and a kickstand for viewing, the Evo 4G may seem like an odd choice – considering other options, such as the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S II. However, it does stand to reason that an HTC product may get the coveted first spot, especially in light of HTC’s $40M investment into OnLive back in February 2011.
For those who may not be aware, here’s a description of OnLive from their website:
“OnLive delivers high-end video games from the cloud to your PC, Mac®, TV and even mobile devices at blindingly fast speeds, so you can play the games you want, the second you want them. No discs. No downloads. No fancy hardware. Just you, the Internet and the games you love. “
Cloud gaming at blindingly fast speeds on my Android? Yeah, you can count me in.
An anonymous source comes to us today with a long-anticipated video showcasing the Droid Bionic’s boot sequence and a few quick previews. Take a look at the fancy new animations that come with BLUR, as well as the neck-breaking 4g test. While impressive, and certainly pretty, it appears to come with that scrolling lag so common on stock Motorola devices. Perhaps it’s the video quality, but this author is inclined to think that Moto still hasn’t learned that we hate BLUR. Regardless, kudos to our tipster for the video! We’re excited to finally see the phone in action.
I know a lot of you grabbed the HP TouchPad for $99 hoping Android would be ported to it. Even if it doesn’t, for $99 how could you go wrong? Either way we know it is a matter of time as I suspect this tablet will have a huge development community keeping it going. It makes me wish I was able to grab one.
A video surfaced of someone who claims that Android 2.2 (Froyo) was already installed on their TouchPad. We really can’t prove if it is legitimate or not, but it is interesting, so we will let you be the judge. One thing to note is the Quic logo. It stands for Qualcomm Innovation Center. The reason this is interesting is that the TouchPad processor is made by Qualcomm, so it makes sense that they would have a hand in getting Froyo on it.
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Target has a price on it for $79.99 ($549.99 off contract) which isn’t a shocker since Radio Shack was taking pre-orders for the same prices. With specs that include an OMAP4 dual-core processor, it is surprising that it will come with Android 2.2 Froyo. This is unacceptable, but if you are on AT&T and really want 3D, this is the phone for you. As when you can actually pick one up, stay tuned to TalkAndroid to find out.
Recently we shared leaked photos of the DROID HD. We see a number photos of the Bionic which were also spied in that same article, but today we’re curious about the name of DROID HD. We really haven’t been able to find much information on this Motorola device.
Well there’s now bit more information that has come in. First it’s been confirmed that the DROID HD is indeed not the Dinara as we has previous thought. Instead the source says that the DROID HD is actually codenamed ‘Motorola Spyder’. This DROID HD could be considered kin to the Photon 4G. As well as the new codename, this device should also be headed to Verizon Wireless, as it’s being reported that the Dinara is being tested on Verizon’s LTE. Where this device ends up we’re not positive. Stay tuned for any additional info that may come our way. You know we’ll pass it right along to our readers.
I don’t want to get too much excitement going, but with two official HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread leaks out this week we must be getting close right? Just the other day we gave you the leak of build 2.07.605.0 (with install instructions) and now, thanks to Football over at XDA, you can download version 2.10.605.1 right here. Since this is a full RUU, it will unroot and wipe your phone should you choose to try it out. Be sure to hit up the forums over at XDA if you need any help.
If you’re going to be in the London area in a couple of weeks and want to experience “a few phone treats” then HTC has got a little something for you. The Taiwanese giant is holding a meet-up event on Thursday, Sept 1st from 6:30pm-11:00pm. The company issued the public invite via its official UK Facebook page. As the company touts to “come see what’s next”, one has to wonder what’s in store for us. Is it possible we could see devices like the HTC Ruby or the Puccini tablet aka the Jetstream? There’s only one way to find out, be there or be square. Hit the break for more info and feel free to leave your predictions in the comments below. » Read the rest