Who’s ready for a sneak peak of Verizon’s latest and greatest flagship device a little in advance? I am, I am! Check out the video below of the pre-production unboxing of the HTC Rezound aka the Vigor in all of its glory before Thursday’s event in New York. Johnboy over at Droid Forums got his sticky little fingers on the device and did us all a proper courtesy by providing a nifty unboxing and quick hands-on. We’ll take it, thanks Johnboy. The device is decked out in Vz’s cool red and black and comes with a pretty cool backing as well. With a 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU, 8 meg camera, 2 meg front facer, 1 Gig of RAM, Sense UI 3.5 over Android 2.3.4 and a few other goodies, the device is sure to be a hit. To further add to the pot, Snoop Dog’s Doctor finished the device off with its popular Beats Audio technology. So now you can jam out to that Gaga Lady or whatever it is you young whippersnappers like to listen to these days. The only question is… do you nab this up or wait for the Galaxy Nexus?
LG Optimus owners have been eagerly waiting for their Gingerbread updates, and it looks like LG is finally ready to roll in Europe. The Optimus 2X will start on November 1, the Optimus 3D will start November 21, and the Optimus Black will kick off on November 28. Please understand that these dates are for the unlocked and carrier-unbranded versions. For those of you that own any of these devices through a carrier, you will have to wait a little longer. If you are outside of Europe, we are expecting a push globally, but no timetable has been set.
Yesterday, we reported that the LG Optimus 2X and G2X would not actually be candidates for the Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich update. Well, it looks like the rumor mill jumped the gun on this one as LG sent word to our buddies over at Android and Me explaining the official plan for the devices.
Apparently LG is still in testing, determining whether or not the devices are physically capable of running the new OS. Even if they can operate under Android 4.0, LG’s main concern is that the user experience is a good one. We consumers can appreciate that, right? We apologize for misleading you and will let you know when we hear more.
[via Android and Me]
AT&T just announced their first two 4G LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vidid will be available November 6. Along with these two phones, AT&T will add 4 markets to their 4G LTE service, which include Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, GA. This is in addition to the previous 5 markets which included Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Forth Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (pictured above) will run $ 249.99 and have the following specs:
- 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display(800×480 pixels)
- Android Gingerbread (2.3.5)
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, with 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 1080p HD video recording
- 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB
It seems as though Verizon is running in-store ads that show off the HTC Rezound, which we expect will be officially announced this Thursday in New York City. The Rezound is featured front and center along with Joe Jonas and Beats by Dr. Dre earbuds. We have already seen leaked shots and accessories, so if there was any doubt that this Thursday’s announcement won’t be the Rezound, I think this puts that to rest for good.
This really isn’t big news, but with all the fuss about Verizon, and if they are going to carry the Galaxy Nexus or if it will be an exclusive, we thought we would share the above image which happens to be the Verizon version, model SCH-I515. It was found within some code on the Samsung website and the image name is Verizon_SCH-i515_front.jpg. It looks similar to the press shot that was released two weeks ago for the official Galaxy Nexus announcement.
If there is any news here, it’s that there is no Verizon logo on the front, and even though we don’t have a shot of the backside, we don’t expect anything more than “Google” and “4G LTE.” As we all know, the Nexus line never had carrier branding as it was always a true Google experience phone. I am still shocked that Verizon went along with this, but super excited. No firm date yet, but we are still putting our money on November 17th.
Owners of Sony Ericsson devices rejoice! We mentioned previously that a few lucky owners in the Nordic/Dutch region receiving the Gingerbread 2.3 update. The moment the rest of you have been waiting for is finally here with SE rolling out the coveted Gingerbread update to the rest of the owners around the world. Owners of SE devices (which will include the Xperia Arc, Play, Neo, and so on) can look forward to some noteworthy features with the update: » Read the rest
Our friends over at Eurodroid are reporting good news for HTC Desire S owners. Over the past couple weeks people have been receiving OTA updates that include Android 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0. This newer version of Sense features a redesigned 3D launcher, new lock screen and other cool enhancements.
Word has it that unbranded Desire S owners in the UK, along with owners of Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2 and Orange devices have begun to receive the updates already. So if you are the owner of a Desire S keep a look out and remember, to see if you have an update waiting, press Menu –> Settings –> About Phone –> Software Update. If nothing is there yet be patient, roll outs can take a while sometimes.
Here’s yet another new Samsung Galaxy device for ya, the Galaxy Y Pro. With a full QWERTY keyboard and built in social networking capabilities, this phone will be targeted at those looking for an entry-level device with a price tag to match.
Known as the Galaxy Txt in Netherlands, it packs a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.6″ QVGA touchscreen display, 3MP camera, 1200mAh battery, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi direct support, Bluetooth 3.0, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a microSD card slot and GPS.
We can expect this device to come in with a rather low price tag, reports are saying Netherlands will sell it for around €163 ($230) unlocked. Check out the official commercial below and let us know what you think.
- Galaxy S II
- Galaxy Note
- Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Galaxy Tab 8.9
- Galaxy Tab 7.7
- Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
We’re digging deep on whether or not the original Galaxy S device will be receiving the update as its specs are sort of yesterday’s specs. However, if they do, you’ll be the first to know.