Oh boy, who’s ready for some juicy and exciting news? Well Motorola quietly unveiled a new set of beautiful DROID RAZR-esque devices at a MOTO China event. The devices are likely the DROID RAZR HD— aka the “DROID Fighter” variant we have been following for the past few months. As you can all see, we have the familiar and classic DROID RAZR styling, but we additionally have on-screen navigation keys, a heaping scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich and the same sexy 3,300mAh battery we saw in the DROID RAZR MAXX smartphone. The devices pictured here are expected to arrive in June— so it looks like carriers such as Verizon are really gearing up for a blockbuster summer lineup of powerful devices.
We know you’re itching for more shots of the device, so hit the break to get more views of the uber sexy device.
EA’s latest game in the Google Play Store is Mass Effect Infiltrator, a mobile over-the-shoulder shooter based in the Mass Effect universe. The Play Store description explains the plot.
YOU’RE A CERBERUS AGENT – GONE ROGUE!
As Commander Shepard battles Reapers across the galaxy, veteran Cerberus agent Randall Ezno procures aliens for illicit experiments at a secret facility. But when the Director of the facility goes too far – Randall fights back and vows to bring Cerberus down!
Can you fight your way off the hostile Cerberus base and deliver their secret research to the Alliance?
As a fan of the Mass Effect games on the Xbox 360, this is a must for me, even at a fairly pricey $6.99.
Check out the video and download link after the break.
How about an Android PC for only $49? Via, a company known more for its circuit boards, has put together an interesting piece of hardware. This small PC on a board doesn’t have the best specs, but you didn’t expect that for $49, right? Here’s what it comes with:
- Arm 11 800MHz processor
- 2GB NAND flash storage
- microSD slot
- 4 full-size USB ports
- 512 MB RAM
- VGA port
- HDMI port
- Ethernet port
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread (awww)
Good enough for web browsing, email, 2D games, etc. Check out the video and full press release after the break.
A few days back we had reported that certain Verizon handsets could possibly gain the ability to travel abroad with the new ICS update soon to be released. Now, we have a screenshot from a leaked ICS build for the DROID RAZR that displays the option to go global. I think it might be safe to assume this news can now be removed from the rumor pile. I’m sure there are many RAZR owners that would make use of this welcome addition along with the many other improvements that will come with ICS. This feature couldn’t have come at a better time with summer vacation season right at our doorstep so be sure keep a lookout for ICS and happy travels!
Earlier today we had reported that a supposed Verizon Galaxy S III model was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website. Now a possible Sprint variant has also appeared under the model number SPH-L710, which closely resembles the model number to Sprint’s Galaxy S II, SPH-D710. I think all of us Sprint customers already assumed that we would be getting a GSIII this summer, but it’s nice to start getting some confirmation. With the Evo 4G LTE delays, is anyone considering waiting out for the GSIII?
Oh ASUS, how we love you so. Not only are you giving us cutting edge hardware and lightly bloated software, you also give us the ability to unlock your devices so that we can do as we please. Sure it comes at the price of voiding our warranties, but that is a risk and a responsibility us crack-flashers are willing to deal with.
Like they did shortly after the Transformer Prime was released, ASUS today released the Unlock Tool for the Transformer Pad 300 and allows users the ability to unlock the device’s bootlader. Not only does this make a growing population of the Android community happy, it hopefully sets a precedent for other manufacturers to do the same. The process is rather easy and is only a matter of installing a third party app and pressing a couple of buttons. One thing is for certain, though. If you don’t know what you are getting into, it is highly recommended that you educate yourself on the risks of altering your device’s software. This process WILL void your warranty and ASUS actually keeps tabs on the serial numbers that have been unlocked. So if you are the owner of a new Transformer Pad 300 and want to gain full control over your device, hit up the source link below for details on how to unlock your tablet’s bootloader. Kuddos ASUS, kuddos.
Hot on the heels of Motorola’s revised ICS update timeline announcement, HTC has just released their very own Android 4.0 ICS update list to the masses. Seventeen devices in all have made the cut and owners can now expect to receive some scrumptious ICS goodness by no later than August. Check out the chosen ones below:
Buzz around the Internet is that Samsung’s Galaxy S III took its design ques as a result of the ever ongoing battle with Apple’s patent infringement case. Samsung design VP, Chang Dong-hoon was asked earlier today to give his feedback on the matter to which he denied it being the case at all. According to reporters, at the 2012 Seoul Digital Forum, Dong-hoon claimed the following to clear the matter up:
“Our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turn-around”
Dong-hoon was persistent in noting that the design of the GSIII’s curved shape was due in part to be the product of hundreds of different iterations and not the pressure of the battle against Apple. Either way, I’m very pleased with the design quality of the device, even though a literal brush metal would have been nice instead of a metal-”ish” material. What do you think?
Have you recently picked up a shiny new HTC One S and have noticed that the GPS seems to lock-on rather slow? This isn’t a largely widespread complaint but when something can be improved the Android dev community will never shy from a challenge. Thanks to senior XDA member, MacroHD, we now have a flashable fix for you rooted users and has been proven to speed up the phone’s GPS lock. Simply download the file that pertains to the country you have service in and flash that zip through your custom recovery. One thing should be mentioned, though. MacroHD says that the fix will not be instantaneous because your device needs to redownload new A-GPS data. You can either flash the fix while you have a data connection and be patient for the device to update itself, or you can simply download the new A-GPS data yourself. To do this you will just need to grab the GPS Status app from the Play Store and use that to manually install the A-GPS data yourself. Easy enough!
Hit the source link for your appropriate download and further details. As always, it is safest to make a backup before you flash anything to your device! Good Luck and let us know how it goes!
Reiner Knizia has designed a lot of games over the years and the latest installment is Skyline. It hit the Google Play Store recently and I took it for a test drive. I’m a huge fan of puzzle games so I was intrigued. At first I did have a hard time understanding how it all worked, but as soon as I got the hang of it, I found that I couldn’t put it down.
It’s sort of like a Sudoku game in that there is a grid and you can’t have like objects in the same row. You are given a certain amount of buildings that you have to place on the grid. The buildings range from 1 floor to 4 floors. The object is to place the buildings along the grid so that from certain vantage points you can only see a particular number of buildings. As I mentioned you can’t have more than one building in a particular row, but there are parks which aren’t subject to that rule. It’s really hard to explain, which is why I did a hands on video. I guess the developer had the same problem because there really isn’t much of a a description on the Play Store page.
There is a free version, which includes the 1st level of 14 puzzles. The full unlocked version is .99cents and unlocks 3 more levels or 42 more puzzles. If you’re doing the math, the game consists of 56 puzzles across 4 levels. I found the first level to be fairly easy, but things get pretty tough with the 2nd level.
Hit the break for the hands on and download links