Mid-level Acer Phone Inbound: Liquid Gallant E350 Makes Appearance On Company Website

 

A manual posted on Acer’s website sheds some light on yet another Ice Cream Sandwich phone coming out from the company best known for their notebooks and tablets.  Acer is definitely hitting the ground running in the mobile phone market with this latest evidence, this after the announcement of their other two phones, the Cloudmobile and Liquid Glow.  A quick glance through the manual reveals the following specs:

 

  • Android 4.0
  • 1GHz MediaTek MT6575 single-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4GB internal, microSD card slot
  • 4.3″ qHD display
  • 5MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 1500mAh removable battery
  • 9.9mm thin

 

Obviously not too much to write home about on the specs front but this offering would suffice for a lot of users out there save for the ones that must be on the cutting edge of phone tech.  It would also fill the requisite mid-level slot for Acer handsets fitting in between the Cloudmobile and the Liquid Glow. Visually it’s not a bad looking phone.  It’s definitely taking some visual queues from the Galaxy Nexus with not having the hard, capacitive buttons found on most devices these days.  Also it appears to be running a stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich with the ice blue font in the status bar and icons on the desktop.

Obviously since this is just a manual, there is no talk of release date, markets, or pricing.  However, given the specs, we can probably expect the price to come in the $225-$250 range, SIM free.

 

source: Acer

 

 

Here we go again! Another Samsung Galaxy Note 2 image leaks [Update - It's a confirmed fake]

The unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) takes place in about two weeks and everyone’s trying to get the real scoop. A couple of days ago an image popped up and then we had a nice image of the bezel. Today we get another glimpse and it looks similar to the image we saw a couple of days ago, but this time it’s not a press shot. It’s supposedly the actual device.

Remember the story we ran about how tight security was around the Galaxy S III? I’m sure the same shenanigans is going on with the Note 2. It might not be as coveted as the Galaxy S III, but it’s far from a dog as well.  This image is probably a very close representation of it even if it’s not the real one. I just wish Samsung would get rid of that home button, but it doesn’t appear that way. Maybe I will be surprised.

Update:

Yup it’s a Photoshop fake by Daniel Uy. It’s a mockup based on the bezel that leaked on Wednesday. I still think it will look similar based on the fact that it was created from the bezel leak. Personally, I’m expecting it to look much like the Galaxy S III, only bigger. I will be shocked if it looks any different.

source: knowyourmobile

Mysterious ASUS TF500T Shows Up at the FCC

Well it looks like ASUS has another device on the way because model TF500T just showed up at the FCC. If naming can give any clues to this mysterious device, it should be somewhat better than the Transformer Pad TF300 and somewhat inferior to the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. Little is known about the device, but it’s listed as having WiFi (b/g/n), HDMI, a microphone, and is tablet shaped.

Any guesses as to what else this mysterious device might have? Hit up the comments and let us know what you think.

source: Engadget
via: FCC

 

Motorola XT907 Makes Its Way On FCC Grounds, Comes Decorated In Verizon Wireless Bands

 

Well what do we have here? It’s another sighting of that mysterious Motorola XT907 smartphone we told you about previously. This time, a coy device by the same name made its way past FCC doors and pretty much confirms this will be Verizon’s next weapon in its arsenal since it will feature CDMA 1x and EV-DO radios– all the while operating on LTE bands. In addition, the XT907 will also feature Near Field Communications (NFC), which clearly points to yet another DROID RAZR variant on the way to the network.

There’s no other information on it now, but you can bet we’re on it and will share additional details as we hear them.

source: FCC
via: Engadget

 

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G Gets Official, Revealed in T-Mobile Training Docs

Recently we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Blaze Q had been delayed and renamed. We now have proof of the new name thanks to a training doc from T-Mobile and it will be called the Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G (really??) and although the name has changed, the specs remain the same. This is what we know so far:

  • 1.5GHz processor, still no word on S3 or S4, our guess is on the latter
  • 4.0″ display
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Mobile hotspot capable of up to 8 devices
  • S-Voice
  • NFC Capable
  • Same gestures as Galaxy S III
  • 50GB Dropbox offer for 2 years

Originally the device was expected to be released on August 15th, and since that day has come and gone, we’re not sure when it will make its debut. I will be sure to keep my eyes peeled and report anything back to you! So tell me, are you excited about the Galaxy S Relay 4G??

source: TmoNews

CyanogenMod Posts Updates to Galaxy S III Build Using a New Unlocked Bootloader

 

I have been using CyanogenMod ever since the days of old, you know? The days when CM had its own app in the market for updates? The major reason is because of the tenacity this team employs while working, it’s all about excellence and passion– which is carried over into its development of the latest CM ROM for the Verizon Galaxy S III smartphone.  Well, as of yesterday, a new insecure bootloader can be flashed to the device, which helps in making things much easier than before. In light of this, the CM team has posted a new release of CM10 (alpha) that will be paired with the new bootloader. Users of the alpha build can expect better 4G connections and some other bug fixes as well on their Galaxy S III phones.

I will stress that this is an alpha build and may not be suitable for a daily driver because of potential bugs or issues, but if you are an early adopter, then jump on in! Make sure to report your findings in the comments!

source: Google+

Smart App Updates Now Available In Play Store

Normally, when an app gets an update, you have to re-download the whole app from the Play Store to get the latest version. This isn’t a big deal if you’re just updating a small 2MB app, but when the app is huge, it’s annoying.

To speed things along, Google announced Smart Updates at Google I/O last June, which reduces what you need to download to just the updated portion, or the delta. We’ve been waiting for this since the announcement, and today it looks like Google enabled the feature in the Play Store.

Smart Updates seem to have been implemented on the server side, meaning you don’t need to have the latest 3.8.15 version of the Play Store installed to reap the benefits. The folks over at Android Police ran some tests and noticed that today’s Instagram update, for example, only needed to install 3MB out of the total 13MB. That’s a 10MB savings. Not bad!

Hit the source link to check out videos of some other smart app update examples.

source: android police

Spice up your party with these Android-shaped ice cube trays

Android novelties are a necessity for any die-hard fan, but Android-shaped ice cubes? That takes things to a whole new level. This new 8-piece ice cube tray will put your Android allegiance on display for all to see. With one of these cubes, your beverage will immediately transform into a little slice of robot heaven.

According to the listing, the ice cube tray is labeled as “coming soon”, so you can’t actually place your order quite yet. Although, when Christmas rolls around, don’t say you couldn’t find anything to get for the Android-loving friend of yours.

Source: Android Foundry
Via: Droid-Life