[Update] Check Out the Google Music Blowout for $4.99 Albums and $0.49 Tracks… Over 10 Million Tracks!!

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**Update: There are now over 10 million tracks that are at this low discounted price so I would recommend going out and snagging as many as you can!

I don’t know about you folks, but every so often I get the urge to listen to new or different music. My favorite bands will forever rock my playlists but sometimes they get tired and need a rest too. However, I really don’t feel like dropping my money in iTunes. I could use the Amazon MP3 store but given the Android Market’s newly released music section and my music-in-the-cloud player of choice, Google Music, I felt it was time to give this section a whirl.

Well just my luck, Google and the Android Market have a music blowout going on where you can get albums for $4.99 and tracks for just 49 cents. If you are looking for Christmas albums for this week’s festivities then you’re in luck as they have a bunch of those. If you aren’t they have other albums from Nirvana, The Roots, and the like, as well. » Read the rest

[Download] Enjoy Some Ice Cream Sandwich on your DROID X with CM9 Based ROM EncounterICS X

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Any Droid X owners out there, that like me, are a bit depressed they can’t get a Galaxy Nexus right now? Well, here is something that made my day and should make yours too. Rootzwiki member firstEncounter has whipped up a CM9 based ICS ROM for the Droid X and let me be the first to tell you, it’s FAST and Ice Cream Sandwich tastes great! Be warned though that this is a beta, so do not flash this ROM unless your prepared to deal with some bugs and certain things not working. I also haven’t been running this ROM long enough to express any battery concerns, but this is a great treat to be able to try out ICS on the X and see what everyone is clamoring about for myself. If you need help or more details, be sure to head over to the Rootzwiki thread in the source link for all the details and fixes. Links to download and a list of what currently works and what doesn’t are right after the break.

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A Galaxy Nexus Unboxed… Ninja Style

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We brought to you news of Android bringing us news on Google+ that they would be giving us a surprise on Monday, and it appears they made good on that promise. What is the surprise you ask? Well it’s none other than the debut of Clash of the Nexus Ninjas, Vol. 3. Like the Nexus S and the Nexus One before it, the Galaxy Nexus’ unboxing has been left to the Red Ninja. While in the past, the unboxing by said ninja was done relatively quick, this third installment lets you, the user, help.

If you are interested in helping the ninja execute his mission, and a bunch of white and black ninjas along the way in 8-bit glory, hit the break below to get the app. Check out the video below as well to get a taste of what the app has to offer. It’s time for my third run through of the game. Can you say, goodbye work day? » Read the rest

Motorola DROID RAZR Begins Update Soak, Brings Fixes and Improvements

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We recently told you about the DROID RAZR project that was taking place that involves a soak test for registered members of the support forums. Being apart of the selected group, I received an email today explaining that the soak test is getting underway and the list of updates and improvements are fairly significant. Unfortunately, I traded in my RAZR for the Galaxy Nexus so I am unable to actually monitor the improvements to the device but the update addresses the following:

Device Features

  • SIM Error notification has been fixed.
  • Improved camera features and quality.
  • Improved stability of menu access, Browser, Phone Dialer, video playback and music player to prevent Force Close errors and lockups.

Email, Messaging, & Data

  • Updated ground message notification.
  • Improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity.
  • Maintain network connection upon completion of a voice call.

Application & Widgets

  • Background color has been adjusted to improved readability in Lapdock connection UI menu items.

So if you are registered on the forums for the software soak than you should be seeing the update soon and will bring your device up to version 6.11.747.XT912.Verizon.en.US. If you are not registered and if all goes well then you can probably expect the official update to roll out sometime in the near future. The DROID RAZR was a pretty nice device to begin with and I am interested to hear how it is improved. For those that receive the early update, do us a favor and let us know what you think, cool?

[via VZW / Support]

Contest: Win one of three pairs of a-JAYS One+ Earphones (Updated With Winners)

by Robert Nazarian on

I recently reviewed the a-JAYS One+ Earphones, and I was quite impressed. The folks over at JAYS were nice enough to provide three of them to giveaway. All you have to do is head over to our forum thread and simply tell us what the first song you’re going to listen to with these earphones if you’re lucky enough to win.

You have until Thursday, December 22 at 11:59pm. We will announce the winners on Friday, December 23. Winners will receive an email in the account that’s associated with your username. Good Luck!!!

click here to enter


Congratulations to the following winners:

Emmuno – Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast

sc3764 – city on the hill by casting crowns

aggourodolmas – Benny Benassi – Leave this club alone

I’m sending each of you an email to the one associated with your username. All you have to do is reply back with your address and phone number and they will be off.

Thank you everyone for playing.

Dell Streak Pro Revealed Passing Through The FCC

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Awe snap!  Just when you thought Dell was out of the game, the aforementioned Dell Streak Pro 101DL rears its pretty face over at the FCC.  Japanese carrier, SoftBank, mentioned the device was on par for an upcoming release and it looks like they’re about to deliver.  And it appears that the hardware is nothing to roll your eyes at. The device will sport a qHD display (sorry no 720p), a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon from Qualcomm and a 4.3-inch sized display.  And though the device is slated for a release in China, the FCC filings showing T-Mobile band compatibility is what’s catching everyone’s eye.  There’s support for the AWS 1700 MHz frequency.  We’re not saying it’s definitely coming to the US, just pointing out the compatibility.  We’re pretty certain all of the Chinese text in the FCC file gives away that it’s headed for a Southeast Asia release.  So, maybe it’s possible you could purchase the device out right and unlocked for U.S. use, but you know it’s going to probably cost you an arm and some other body part.  However, feel free to leave your comments below.

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New Device: HTC Fireball Headed To Verizon With LTE?

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Hot on the heels of the HTC Elite, we’re hearing and seeing a possible new device come down the pipeline, the HTC Fireball.  We literally know nothing about the device other than what you can make out in the screen shot above, thanks to our friends over at Droid Life, and that’s just the model number ADR6410.  The number falls closely in line with the Rezound‘s ADR6425 and the T-Bolt’s ADR6400 nomenclature.  And though we’re still not sure what the heck it is, wouldn’t it be cool if it was an “in between” device with a slide out qwerty?  Just speculating.  Feel free to leave your comments below and remember, the date above is only a system entry date not a release date.  Also expect the device to come with LTE on board most likely, but we’ll keep digging deeper for you.

[via Droid Life]

“HTC Elite” To Hit AT&T In Early 2012?

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Our friends over at BGR are claiming, thanks to a trusted source, that HTC is all geared up to change strategy in 2012.  The company is reportedly going to be “shockingly quiet” for most of the first quarter and will release fewer devices overall next year as opposed to what we’ve seen this year.  It’s also been reported that the Taiwanese based handset maker will be delivering a flagship Android handset aimed for AT&T”s network dubbed the HTC Elite.  The handset will join the ranks of the HTC Ville and the HTC Edge sporting the highly anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  In addition, it’s said that the device will come with Beats Audio on board and could be called the ‘HTC Congressional”.  However, we’re crossing our fingers and hoping not.  According to the source, we should see the launch of the device the first or second week of April 2012.  Stay tuned to Talk Android as we dig a little deeper and feel free to speculate some more in the comments below.

[via BGR]



Amazon Starts Taking ASUS Transformer Prime Pre-Orders… Again

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If you’re like me and missed out on the first round of ASUS Transformer Prime pre-orders from Amazon, now is your chance! Today, Amazon fired up the pre-order machine and is once again taking orders for those who want to get their hands on either the 32 or 64GB version of the quad-core beast.

Once you confirm your pre-order you won’t be charged until the device actually ships, which might be sooner than we thought. As we mentioned earlier today, some folks who ordered from Tiger Direct in Canada have already received shipping confirmation and first round Amazon customers are reporting initial shipments to begin next week. I placed an order first thing this morning so I will be able to monitor the second round’s activity, but I don’t imagine receiving shipment until early 2012. I really hope I am wrong :-D

If you want to place an order you better hurry, there is no telling how long they will continue taking pre-orders. Hit the Amazon links below to get started.

Champagne   32GB / 64GB

Amethyst Grey   32GB64GB


HTC Vivid for AT&T unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

by Robert Nazarian on

It was back in late October when AT&T released their first two LTE 4G phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid. The HTC Vivid features a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super LCD display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with 1080p recording, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory to an additional 32GB with microSD card, 1620mAh battery, DLNA, Bluetooth, Android 2.3.4. It’s a little thick and heavy coming in at 11.2mm and 176 grams respectively. It’s available in both black and white for $199.99. How does it compare to the Skyrocket? We will do a full review, but for now, checkout my initial hands on video.

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