Notion Ink Adam gets FCC certified – shipping pre-orders this week

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If you are one of many who found it frustrating when ordering your Notion Ink Adam Android tablet, you can now breathe a sigh of relief as the FCC has certified the Adam, and shipping should begin around Wednesday this week! Rohan Shravan of Notion Ink had this to say about the approval and about re-opening orders again to the public on their blog;

Labs have officially announced the FCC clearance and will probably update the status on the FCC website either today or on Monday. This means that we start printing on Monday and start shipping around Wednesday! …Pre-order 2 has yet not started because we are waiting for deliveries in US and European countries (that would mean that we are just a few days away from it).

Rohan also recognized the difficulty people had with this whole pre-order process, and stressed that they will do a much better job going forward of keeping the customers involved, informed and most of all, happy!

[via Notion Ink Blog]

NewEgg Mobile updated to v1.0.2

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NewEgg, a popular technology website with great deals on electronic, has finally updated their Android app to version 1.0.2. With this update came many much needed bug fixes.

The NewEgg Mobile app for Android allows one to browse the entire online inventory, create wish lists, and even buy items directly from the app.  NewEgg Mobile also supports barcode and voice search.

The update brings some enhancements, but some are still reporting network connection issues and freezing. Hopefully NewEgg will address these issues in a later update. But, you can try the app yourself and browse all the great deals NewEgg has to offer (a website which I personally recommend for electronics).

Grab the NewEgg Mobile app from the TalkAndroid ApptlyAndroid database or scan the QR code below.

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Verizon officially announces updates for Samsung Fascinate and Motorola Droid Pro

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In a tweet just sent out by Verizon, they have made public some new updates for both the Samsung Fascinate and the Motorola Droid Pro. Granted, the Fascinate article has been available through various and sundry sources for some time, but now it’s Verizon’s turn to acknowledge the updates. According to the official tweet:

Have a #Droid Pro or Samsung Fascinate? Software updates available for both now! Go to Settings > About Phone > System Update to get it!

So, if you’re using one of these phones, go check out the update, and let us know how it goes in the comments!

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YouTube Mobile receives update, allows easier music discovery

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YouTube Mobile recently received an update that allows users to easily discover new music. Official music videos recognized by YouTube are now indicated by a music note badge. Also, a new tab shows the user related artists and more music by the artist that the user is currently listening to. Outlets such as VEVO – who released their own Android app yesterday – also have a banner displayed beneath their videos, as shown above.

To use this new version of YouTube, you’ll need Android 2.2 or higher. Gingerbread users, you should already have this version of YouTube on your device. While the advertisements on some of the videos can be frustrating, it’s even more frustrating when videos aren’t available for mobile viewing. With that being said, the increased ads also mean increased content. Plus, the whole music discovery is pretty nifty.

Let us know what you think about the new YouTube update in the comments!

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Samsung Acclaim now has Froyo Update available

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All you folks out there using the Samsung Acclaim, get ready for some Froyo action! Samsung has placed the Android 2.2 update available for download on their support site, and you can get it by clicking here. Once you’re there, click on the “Software” link beside “Manuals”, then under “File” on the left, click the last “EXE” file icon. It’s the 102.28MB sized file dated January 12th 2011, not the 8.08MB. This installer is for connecting your phone to your computer and running the installer using WinXP, Vista, or Windows 7. As always, try to backup any data you’re afraid of losing first, then run the update.

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Virgin Mobile Samsung Intercept getting Android 2.2 in Spring 2011

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Looks like Virgin Mobile is getting the Samsung Intercept some Froyo treats this Spring 2011, and Intercept owners should be happy. Virgin Mobile just got the Samsung Intercept last October 2010, so 3 months to jump on Froyo is pretty fast compared to other carriers with Android devices. The update should be OTA, and you should receive a notification that the update is available when it’s ready.

Go Branson!

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Nexus S now also getting new Android Market

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While phone after phone after phone has been enjoying (or loathing, depending on your opinion) the new Android Market, The Nexus S has been noticeably absent from the update – until now. That’s right, folks, it looks like Google finally worked out whatever it is they needed to work out and got their new Nexus baby a Market update. While there’s no official word on why we had to wait so long, guesses tend to include compatibility with Gingerbread in one way or the other.

If you’re wanting the new Market on your Nexus S (or even if you’re not), you’ll get yours soon via a silent update to your device. So, be on the lookout for a shiny new UI, along with the new 15 minute refund window. Take the good with the bad, that’s what momma always said… right? Be sure to let us know what you think of the new Market in the comments.

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Samsung Fascinate DL09 software update released

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Earlier today, we told you that the Samsung Fascinate DL09 update had leaked online. Well, I am not entirely surprised to tell you that Verizon has formally announced the update, and although it will not bring the Fascinate up to Froyo, it does supposedly fix the GPS issues and squash a few other nagging bugs.

If you need some help or support with this update, including instructions for how to download and install the update, please hit up Big Red’s Fascinate support page here.

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Rogers Canada rolls out Froyo to Samsung Captivate owners

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If you rock a Samsung Captivate and happen to reside in Mr. Rogers neighborhood up in Canada, then you might want to have a mid-week celebration, ey?  Following the trend of the other Galaxy phones from Samsung and Rogers, the Captivate is getting it’s 2.2 rollout and is ripe for the pickings now.  All you have to do is update via  the Kies application on your PC.  Not sure what that is?  No problem…Rogers has a nice and easy PDF that will walk you through the process!  So what are you waiting for?  Slap on a warm jacket and get a crackin’!

[via Rogers Community Forums]