Andro Rev is reporting they have a source close to the situation and AT&T will be getting a Galaxy Nexus. They also report that an unconfirmed amount of standard AT&T SIM Cards are going out for testing. These are not Like Verizon’s micro SIM’s, which helps the rumor of it being 4G LTE. They have updated their post, to say that this is confirmed with this statement, Our tipster just added that the SKU for these SIM cards is 73057 and that they do seem to be 4G LTE enabled!!!!
There you have it folks, all the information we have at this time, but we will keep an eye on this as it develops. So stay locked right here with us, and leave a comment if you are ready for some G-Nex love on AT&T.
Source: Andro Rev
Taiwanese manufacturer HTC released their unaudited earnings for the Q1 of 2012. HTC earned a total revenue of NT$67,790 million, which is a decrease on their year-on-year of 34.92%. January 2012 was a bad month for HTC compared to January 2011. They had a 52.55% decrease from year-on-year(YoY). Things are looking up for HTC though. Even though they reported loses in February and March. The decline is slowing and looks to be turning around for HTC. The YoY for February was just under -37% and the YoY for March was just under -17%. It does look as if HTC is righting their ship and with the new HTC One line releasing, things can only get better from here. What do you think? Can HTC turn it around and post some earnings this year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
From the ones who brought gamers everywhere hits like Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto, popular game developer Rockstar Games aims to bring the familiar hit Max Payne to Android users everywhere with Max Payne Mobile. Experience the classic PC Max Payne that has been optimized for Android and iOS devices. The game is said to support HD graphics, high resolution textures, Social Club connectivity and user-customizable controls. Rockstar Games has stated that they will soon release a list of compatible Android phones ready for their April 26 release. Seeing as how Grand Theft Auto III for Android is currently $4.99 in the Play Store, we can assume that Max Payne Mobile will follow suit. Whether you feel the price, if any, will be worth it or not, one has to applaud the level of quality and standard that Android gaming and development has acquired within the last year.
source: Rockstar Games
Over the last year or so, LG has really made some strides in their manufacturing and development of Android. You won’t have to look very hard to find a LG Android phone with fairly decent specs and hardware. However in this industry, it’s important to incorporate features and functions that will help separate oneself from the pack. HTC has their Sense UI and Beats Audio, Apple has Siri and a few Android rip-off features and now, LG will present a “thinking smartphone”. Managing Director of LG Mobile Communications Kwon Bong-suk has recently announced the company’s plan to bring personalized intelligence into their future Android offerings. An example used describes a scenario where you have set your alarm for 6 a.m. While you sleep, the phone uses GPS to keep track of road conditions and decides that because of an unusual amount of traffic on that day, it will have the alarm go off at 5:30 instead, allowing you to make it to your destination on time. Where was this phone during my college years?! There are no more details at this time as to when we can expect to start seeing this exciting new feature. Stay tuned to Talk Android as we continue to provide all the latest Android news and updates.
There are plenty of third party Facebook apps in the Play Store, but Friendcaster is definitely one of the most full-featured ones out there. The developer of this app, OneLouder Apps (nice wink to Spinal Tap, by the way!), has just launched version 5.0.1, a significant update to Friendcaster, including real-time push notifications, high resolution images, design improvements, multiple friend tagging, memory improvements, and 6 color-based themes, among other improvements. It is also designed specifically for Ice Cream Sandwich, even though it runs on Android 1.6 and up.
Check out a screenshot and more details after the break.
Instagram just received yet another update and this time brings support for tablets. If you were trying to access the popular photo community on your slate prior to this update you were forced to use a blown-up version of the smartphone app. Wasn’t very pretty. Now you can have a much cleaner experience and if you are the type who like to use your tablet as a camera, well, you now have that option too. One thing though, you will be stuck using your tablet in portrait mode when inside the app.
Along with tablet support you will also get a few random bug fixes and the the option to move the app to your SD card. Hit either link below to snag the update.
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Are you a Verizon customer and see 4G for the first time recently or are getting a stronger signal? In an effort to gain a serious head start over other carriers, VZW just expanded its LTE coverage across the U.S. and lit up a bunch of new markets. The folks over at Droid-Life have compiled a nice big list outlining the new LTE markets and also the ones getting an expansion.
I personally have had 4G in the Washington town that I live in but could never get a 4G signal inside my house until today. I now get a solid two bars in the basement even! The other carriers are going to have a hell of a time playing catch up to this amazing effort from Verizon. Jump past the break to see the full list of new markets and let us know if you are now enjoying the speed of LTE for the first time.
It looks like we could possibly have new Samsung Galaxy devices on the way. We’ve just heard that Samsung applied for trademarks with the following names: Sire (Serial Number: 85585397), the Galaxy Perx (Serial Number:85585381) and the Galaxy Lift (Serial Number: 85585386). In addition, Sammy clearly identify the goods and services with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as “mobile phones, smartphones”.
While it’s more than likely we’ll be seeing some new smartphones on the way, Samsung has naturally made no announcement on these upcoming phones yet and will likely stay mum for the time being. Stay tuned with Talk Android for further news on each of the potentially new additions to the Galaxy line of smartphones.
Could there be a 3D version of the new HTC EVO 4G LTEin our future? If you look at this “Get to know the HTC EVO 4G LTE” video you can see a quick glimpse of a dual camera version of the final product. Clearly HTC isn’t trying to hide anything from us because you can see the device plain as day. This wouldn’t come as complete surprise if it did eventually hit store shelves because the EVO 3D needs a successor too. Who knows, though, this could just end up being another one of their prototypes that ends up in their “could’ve been” pile. Check out the video below to see what the device could potentially look like. It shows up right around the 23 second mark.
What do you guys think? Would HTC sneak an image of an unannounced device into this video?
Google’s head honcho Larry Page took some time recently to give his formal update on all things Google for 2012, including the Android platform. In an unsurprisingly bright outlook, Page expresses his excitement for Android specifically by sharing how the platform is not only on fire, but:
” The pace of mobile innovation has never been greater. Over 850,000 devices are activated daily through a network of 55 manufacturers and more than 300 carriers. Android is a tremendous example of the power of partnership, and it just gets better with each version. The latest update, Ice Cream Sandwich, has a beautiful interface that adapts to the form of the device. Whether it’s on a phone or tablet, the software works seamlessly”.
He also adds that Android users are able to do a ton of actions ranging from “searching for something” or “turning your phone into a wallet”. Furthermore, he highlights the ability to access information anywhere and everywhere by stating:
“As devices multiply and usage changes (many users coming online today may never use a desktop machine), it becomes more and more important to ensure that people can access all of their stuff anywhere… so I am excited about products like Gmail and Google Docs that work well across Android and desktop. With Chrome now recently available on Android, switching devices becomes painless, too, because all of your tabs are just there across your desktop and Android. And with Google Play, movies, books, apps, and games are all accessible from the Web or an Android device—no cables, downloading, or syncing required. I think there is a theme here”!
Finally he shares a quick tidbit on the recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility. He shares that Google is “excited about the opportunities to build great devices capitalizing on the tremendous success and growth of Android and Motorola’s long history of technological innovation.”
We’re excited too Mr. Page– believe us.
source: Google Investor Relations