Sprint Partners with SensorLogic in M2M Initiative

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SensorLogic, a provider of cloud-based platforms for machine-to-machine (M2M) application development, on Tuesday announced that they are teaming up with Sprint, to assist enterprise customers to help fast-track M2M initiatives.

The partnership of the two companies is expected to give enterprise customers better ways to produce and deploy M2M applications and managed services. The association allows the two companies to promote both of their offerings in hope of meeting the needs of the growing market for M2M services. » Read the rest

LG Optimus 2x/T-Mobile G2X Will not be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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LG has announced Ice Cream Sandwich will not be going out to the Optimus 2X or T-Mobile’s G2X.  The G2X runs on a Tegra 2 processor and could handle the update, however LG isn’t going to push the update. The LG Optimus 2X was introduced overseas as the first dual-core processor and then made its way to the states as T-Mobile’s G2X. The phones hardware is on par with some of the lower end tablets, so it is confusing as to why LG is unwilling to update it.

LG has been facing scrutiny from current customers about not getting any updates, and this is sure to add to that frustration. LG is a good manufacturer, but their lack of updates can’t be good for their bottom line. It was back in April that T-Mobile announced Gingerbread was in the works, but it took them until July to get it out to the masses.

How LG is staying afloat in the mobile market baffles me. Yeah they make good hardware, but the hardware is only as good as the software running on it.

With the constant fragmentation of the Android OS, this is another great phone meeting its end way too soon.

Are you an LG user? Tells us your frustration in the comments below.

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Sprint CEO Hesse: iPhone Is More Data Efficient Than Android

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The iPhone vs. Android debate is a never-ending debate and can be purely objective. However, Apple may have Sprint to thank  for manipulating prospective customers or those on the fence to use the Apple iPhone on the NOW network as opposed to an Android device. All Things D reports Sprint CEO Dan Hesse argues that “iPhone users are expected to use less 3G than the typical user of a dual-mode 3G, 4G device. Even adjusting for more total new customers being added to the network, we believe they will put less load on our 3G network than they would have if we did not carry the iPhone“. » Read the rest

Motorola FIRE XT is heading to Italy in late November

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Remember the Motorola FIRE XT we told you about 2 months ago? Motorola just officially announced its availability for late November in Italy for €199. Fans of budget-friendly phones are going to be all over this one.

“Smartphones have become integral, personal parts of users’ lives – that’s why Motorola believes they should be fun, fashionable and feature-packed,” said Paolo Prearo, general manager Mobile Devices Business, Motorola Mobility Italia. “Motorola FIRE XT is an affordable device that gives younger, fast-moving users everything they want from a top-quality smartphone.”

Full specs and press release after the break:

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HTC Security Threat Round 2

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HTC just can’t win. No sooner than having plugged one security hole, another has been discovered.  TrevE over at InfectedROM has demonstrated the security lapse and even made an app that exploited the the lapse. Check out the video below to see how he did it.  The new threat is for all HTC devices running with the WiMax radio. (Yes Sprint customers that means you.)  The report states a malicious app can read your 4G network settings and even shut down the connection all together.  HTC and Sprint just released an update a few days ago to fix an issue with the Sense UI security holes. HTC makes some amazing phones but if they keep having security issues, I wonder if they can still lure customers in.  Are you an HTC/Sprint customer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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LG Revolution Receiving Gingerbread Update Today?

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If you’ve happened to be hanging around LG’s official support forum (like, who isn’t these days?) you may have caught a little tidbit about the LG Revolution receiving Gingerbread 2.3 starting today.

“The Ginggerbread Update will start rolling out tomorrow 10/28/11 and all Revolutions should have it by 11/02/11… The Update will be delivered “Over the Air” (FOTA) … More details as I get them.”

And no I didn’t misspell Gingerbread, it’s the original quote from the forums.  However, when sifting through Verizon’s site, we can’t see anything corroborating this news. So, at this point, lets just cross our fingers and hope some devices start receiving it today.  If you’ve received the update, please feel free to sound off in the comments below.  You’ll be giving hope to Revolutioners all over.  Is that a word?

[via LG]

Gorilla Glass Maker Corning Inc. Announces Lotus Glass For Higher Resolution Displays

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Even a full-fledged Android novice could tell you about Gorilla Glass, the high strength glass used as a protective cover for touch screens that offer superior scratch resistance and unbelievable durability. Corning Incorporated, the developer responsible for its technology (and as a side effect, countless YouTube videos featuring people wielding household items like keys and screwdrivers against their GG-clad devices) has now announced the launch of a new display material called Lotus Glass.

Corning released a statement this week saying that the new material provides more “thermal and dimensional stability”, which is greatly needed in order to endure the harsh conditions of repeated heating and cooling cycles required as part of the process of attaching high-res displays. Aimed for use with LCD and OLED screens, Corning says Lotus Glass will enable them to create screens with “higher resolution and faster response times.”

As this particular technology continues to evolve, I can’t help but to look forward to a brand new slew of viral videos showing confident consumers displaying their LG-clad devices holding up against sharp household objects in much, much higher resolution.

[via wired]

Starlight Live Wallpaper For Android Adds A “Dreamy” Landscape To Your Home Screen (Video)

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As one who is always on the lookout for the next awesome Live Wallpaper, it was clear that Starlight Live Wallpaper for Android was the next wallpaper to hit my device.  Offering wispy clouds that drift across a soft purple’ish start lit landscape, you’re bound to be thrusted into a serene mood regardless of what kind of day you’re having.

Hand-painted starlight vista by Anne Paetzke. Wispy clouds drift dreamily across a distant landscape while the silver moon glows in the twilight.

Check out the video below from the developer and see Starlight Live Wallpaper in action.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.  There is a free version and a full version for 99¢ which offers a multiple of options when it comes to customizing this landscape.   » Read the rest

DROID RAZR Accessory Pricing Leaked, MotoACTV Fitness Watch Included

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Whether you’ve already ordered the new Motorola Droid RAZR or you’re still doing a little window-shopping on it before you make any commitments, you’re fancy will surely be tickled by a newly leaked accessory pricing sheet for the device. Accessories include a standard HDMI Dock for $59.99, navigation windows mount for $39.99 and rugged MotoACTV fitness watch starting at $249.97 (with 8GB). Note that the watch is available as “direct fill launch”, meaning you must order the item directly from Verizon as they won’t be made available in stores; the same goes for their Lapdock 500, which you can snag for $299.97 by the way.

Hit the break for the full DROID RAZR accessory price sheet.

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Thou Shall Open The Sea With Thy Almighty Finger In Open Sea Free For Android

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In this hilarious mock up of Moses and and his efforts to help let God’s people go by crossing the Red Sea on foot, Mo, a Prophet who works for Pharaoh in Egypt must run for his life while assisting a variety of characters across dry land.  In Open Sea, your burden and task is to help lead wacky people: panicked girls, sleepy sloths, slow elders, zigzagging drunkards and dumbs who want to turn back, get to the other side safely while fending off the enemy.  As Mo, you’ll have the power to touch the sea and part it, swipe and shake your device to close waves and simply tapping on the screen sends lightning bolts towards the enemy.

Your adventure will let you cross heroes’ path, who will join the people and help them with miracles, like Jess who allows people to walk on water… And Abe, the Lovers, or El, whose miracle will allow you to turn villains back to ashes! And last but not least, take control of the legendary Nono’s Ark!

Open Sea! is a new unique action game for everyone, easy to grasp, but it will challenge your dexterity and tactical skills the more you progress in the adventure.
Gorgeous stylized HD graphics, refreshing addictive game play both simple and deep, cute and funny characters, humor, and catchy musics, are what you’ll get in this game… of biblical dimension!

Ready to give this biblical classic a go and help Mo perform?  Head on over to the Android Market for the download or feel free to use the QR code below for an added convenience.  And as always, don’t forget to let us know what you think of this comical app in the comments below.  Hit the break to check out the screen shots of these funny characters in action. » Read the rest