Qello has long been a popular app among Android users. Music aficionados have been able to watch concerts and documentaries of popular music artists in all their glory on Android phones and tablets. While the ability to watch on the Android handsets has no doubt been great, isn’t it just a wee bit better if we could watch content on a High Definition screen instead? Well friends, the Qello app is now available with Google TV. That means you’ll finally be able to see the music content right from the space of your living room or bedroom and rock out to Devo or enjoy that Diddy documentary using that shiny new HDTV you got for Christmas. Happy days for all music fans— especially those who have Google TV.
The Internet is all a buzz lately as sales for the Galaxy Nexus are popping up everywhere. Right now you can snatch a brand new unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus off contract for only $690 over at Expansys USA as well as $670 over at Negri. This is a pretty good deal considering the device has mainly been available for around the $700-$730 mark. The sites are offering 3-5 day delivery at no cost to you and the deal is solid for the 16 GB model only. If you think you’ll be good with only 16 GB’s and want to snag the device now, check out the source links for yourself and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy your non-branded and non-bloatware device :)
Update: Looks like the Negri device is up to $674.50 (Still worth it!)
ASUS has done it again with the Transformer Prime. The original Transformer was very hot, and if you remember, it was very difficult to get your hands on one when it first launched. Now the Transformer Prime is going through the same issues.
If you’re in the market for one, head over to Best Buy online right now because they have the 32GB gray version available right now for $499.99. They even listed it as leaving the warehouse within one business day. We’re not sure how many they have or how long it will be available, but if you want one, you better grab one fast. Hit the source link to order.
Great news coming out of the HTC camp today as they updated the HTCDev website confirming more devices are officially able to be unlocked. Today’s update is as follows:
All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices.
Word has it that although the HTC Vivid and HTC Rezound are not on the ‘official’ list, they are still able to be unlocked using the web tool. If you own any newer HTC device and are wanting to unlock its boot loader, it might be worth your while giving the web tool a try. If you have any luck, let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to tell us what device you are using. Thanks!
A recent leak obtained by the folks over at SprintFeed shows that Sprint will start carrying a white version of the Samsung Epic 4G Touch beginning January 8, 2012. The device specs will be the same as the black model aside from a new paint job. SprintFeed was also able to confirm that the white variant will be available at all Sprint locations and will not be exclusive to any specific retailer.
Yesterday we brought you the story about how the folks at Droidrzr.com brought us the bootstrap that allowed for booting into ClockWorkMod Recovery on the DROID RAZR. While this is completely awesome in itself, we didn’t have any fastboot files should we mess up a ROM or MOD. That is, until today; daywalker04 over at XDA was able to get and release the 6.11.744 fastboot files should we actually mess up. These files will return you back to stock Gingerbread 2.3.5 with the ability to download the OTA update bringing you to the current 6.11.748.
For those with slow internet or non-premium XDA memberships, you can download the files in two parts (or as one here if you have fast internet), and put them back together with this. Afterwards you can flash these files in RSD Lite 5.6 (see the link below). This safety net helps should you soft brick your RAZR and has been tested by members of both XDA and Droidrzr.com with positive results.
The list over at HTCDev.com just keeps getting longer and longer doesn’t it? Well, though technically the HTC Rezound hasn’t officially made the list yet, it’s being reported that the same method and tools work just the same to unlock the Rezound’s bootloader. You’ll be left with “S-ON” afterwards, but it appears to most that this is how it’s left anyway after normally unlocking it with these tools. As stated above, the Rezound is not listed yet on the site, but if you follow the instructions to a “T”, you should be golden. Enjoy and hit the source link to get started.
When we initially covered the Moto ACTV in New York when the Motorola Razr was unveiled, we pretty much thought it was cool right off the bat. However, there is one little thing buyers need to be aware of when purchasing the device. It only works with Motorola devices. So, if you’ve purchased an HTC Rezound or a Galaxy Nexus, you’re kind of screwed. However, we all know it’s only a matter of time before our favorite dev community, XDA always comes to the rescue. Thanks to some talented folks, permissions from the app have been pulled and it will no longer look for Moto Blah, thus now allowing you to receive phone calls, texts and calendar events on a non-Motorola device which as an original selling point with the device.
Download: Just install it on your device the same way you would any other third party apk (with “unknown sources” checked off)
Well, for those hoping to get a Droid Razr with a sweet slide out qwerty, we’re sorry but it looks like it ain’t happening anytime in 2011. Initially, the Droid 4 was pegged for a Dec 22nd release but apparently that fell through as we haven’t heard a peep about the device. However, it appears as though tons of tidbits regarding the device is available throughout the droiddoes.com website indicating that the device may have been ready for a Dec release. Apparently, the marketing dept and the promotional team usually only upload that content for devices ready to see its way to the masses. Honestly, we’re not sure what the heck happened. The next speculated date to hit the rumorville is sometime in February. So, sorry folks, it looks like it’s going to be at least another month or two before you can get your hands on the 4G LTE qwerty slid-out. Until then, check out these audio clips sent to our friends over at Droid Life. It’s that same o’l classic futureistic droid voice we’ve all come to love/hate. Tech voices after the break. (Transcription only, hit the source link for audio) » Read the rest
Last month we told you about a leak that surfaced, stating that US cellular would be getting a couple of Samsung devices in the near future. Well today, Android Central has gotten a hold of another piece of tell-tale info showing that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II are headed to the regional carrier, adding further belief that the rumor is true. The image above is a screenshot of US Cellular’s ESN system and it clearly shows the two devices serial numbers.
No word on when the two popular Sammy devices will be available, but I imagine sometime early next year. We will keep you posted as the news unfolds.