DROID Incredible 4G gets a minor tweak to its name

Lately, most of the blog sites have been referring to the DROID Incredible 4G as the HTC Incredible 4G sans DROID. We’ve been using the “DROID” name because my thoughts are that there isn’t much of a chance Verizon wouldn’t put this under the DROID line since the last 2 devices were. Of course nothing is official until we see it in a press release, but sometimes we can get a good idea of the naming scheme from accessory manufacturers. As you can see in the above image there is one minor addition and that’s LTE. I’m not sure Verizon really needs to add LTE to the name, but I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be a DROID folks.

source: pocketnow

Digital Hive Live Wallpaper Available For Android In The Google Play Store (Video)

Live Wallpapers just keep getting cooler and cooler for Android, especially with the kind of hardware hitting the market these days. Live Wallpapers are no longer taking the toll they once did on performance and battery life.  Latest to catch our eye is the Digital Hive Live Wallpaper, a unique interactive background that allows you to choose from an array of swatches to suite the mood you’re in.

Displays a 3D grid of glowing, pulsing hexagons. This full version also allows you to select any color and enables touch interaction with the hexagons.

The app will run you .99¢ in the Play Store but is well worth the coolness (is that a word?).  The application has been brought up to speed to work with most devices including the Galaxy Nexus. The application even allows for multi-color support. The app is compatible with both your smartphone and your tablet.  Check out the video below of the quick demo as well as some of the screen shots touting the cool looking digital hive.  Run your fingers across the screen and watch the hexagons respond at the touch.  Check it out for yourself and if you like it, feel free to drop a comment or two below.  Hit the break for the video, pics and to get to the download links.  Enjoy.  
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Specs And Launch Date Still Up In The Air

We’re thinking the same thing you are, when the heck is this device going to be officially announced and what will really be under the hood when it’s released?  While word of the Galaxy Tab 2 series has finally broke with both release dates and pricing announced, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is still in PR limbo as we’ve yet to confirm a date for its release or whether or not the device will in fact launch with a dual-core 1.4 GHz Exynos SoC, as mentioned at MWC or the new quad-core demon of a SoC, the Exynos 4412.

At a press conference held yesterday, a spokesperson stated that there was no release date specified as of now and that it was possible the final product could be different than what was unveiled at MWC.  This isn’t the first time Sammy pulled a little switcheroo as they’ve done this with the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 almost a couple of years ago, revealing a much different piece of hardware than what was originally announced.  The comapany’s main goal was to “make a splash” at the event which Samsung believes it did flawlessly, however, we’ll have to wait and be patient for more details on the device.  So what’s our guess?  Not sure entirely but we’re leaning on the hope that Samsung is working on getting the much anticipated quad-core Exynos chipset under the hood before an official release.  And who knows, it’s possible we could see the device announced simultaneously with the Galaxy S III, where both devices could be the first to unveil the new SoC.  What do you think?  The comments section is yours for the taking.

source : The Verge

Dark Legends now available exclusively on Google Play and Chrome Web Store, iOS to follow in two weeks

We’ve been hearing about Spacetime Studios latest  MMO, Dark Legends, for a few months. It’s finally available now as a 2 week exclusive in the Google Play Store and Chrome Web Store (PC, Max, and Linux). Dark Legends is the third title from the Legends franchise, which also includes Pocket Legends and Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles. Dark Legends puts you in the role of a sired vampire who must battle humans, hordes of the undead, packs of werevolves, covens of warlocks, and legions of demons.

This launch marks an industry first in that it’s the first MMO to launch across both mobile and desktops simultaneously, which means people can play the same game together on desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

Sorry iOS fans, you will have to wait until the 2 week exclusive period is up to get your chance to play. It’s a free app, but you can purchase enhancements through microtransactions and virtual currency.

Hit the break for a quick promo video, download links, and full press release


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Come up with the next Badass for Shadowgun and win a free t-shirt

Madfinger games is looking for fans to come up with the next badass for Shadowgun. All you have to do is like them on Facebook and give them your idea about the next arch enemy of John Slade. You will have to state their name, provide three powers or abilities they possess, and a short history of your badass all in 100 words or less. They will pick the top three entries and give them a fantastic original Shadowgun t-shirt. If you aren’t familiar with Shadowgun, check out our review. Hit the break for download links for the game and the source link to get started.


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Vodafone Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update not happening today

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but those of you with a Vodafone Galaxy S II hoping for some Ice Cream Sandwich love today are going to be disappointed. For now the news isn’t all that bad as they still plan on having it available tomorrow via KIES and over the air by April 17. Here’s their statment

Unfortunately Samsung have told us this morning that they are unable to make the update available to you as planned.

The new plan from Samsung is that the update will be available via KIES tomorrow, 13th April, and via Over The Air update on Tuesday 17th April. If this moves at all, we’ll of course let you know.

I know a lot of you, like us, will be disappointed at this last minute change of plan and we continue to challenge Samsung to make this available to you as quickly as possible.

Let’s hope tomorrow brings some good news!!

source: eurodroid

 

Sony Xperia SmartWatch now available in the U.S. for $149.

Remember the Sony Xperia SmartWatch that was announced at CES? Well it just became available in the U.S. for $149. The Xperia SmartWatch will connect to most Android smartphones (2.1 and up) via Bluetooth so you can easily receive text messages, emails, Facebook feeds, Twitter feeds, manage phone calls, and control music. You will find apps in the Google Play Store and developers can make apps specifically for the Xperia SmartWatch as well. It’s both dust proof and splash proof and comes in a variety of colors. For now its available at the sony site and in all sony stores. Retailers will be announced shortly. Hit the break for the full specs, list of available apps, a quick demo video, and full press release


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Sprint now has the LG Viper 4G LTE up for Pre-order

Let me first clue you in on a few of the specs of the LG Viper. This device may not be at the top of the food chain, but it’s not bad. Let’s start off by mentioning the OS, Android 2.3, which could quite possibly be upgraded to 4.0. The LG Viper sports a 4inch 480×800 screen, powered by a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, LTE,  5MP rear-facing camera with a front-facing camera to compliment. 4GB built-in storage and a microSD card slot to expand on that storage. NFC and Google Wallet are also included with this Sprint device to round out a pretty robust Android phone for a mere $99 with a new 2yr contract.

So for those of you with Sprint, and an upgrade burning a hole in your pocket, this device may be for you. Maybe you’re looking for a change from your current provider. If so this could be your chance to get your pre-order in on the first Sprint LTE phone at a great price. And with the rumor of a release date of April 22nd, you could be making calls, texting, surfing the web on your new LG Viper 4G LTE in just over a week!

source: sprint

HTC Responds To Concerns Of One S And EVO 4G LTE Designs

The HTC One S is no doubt an impressive phone, especially with it’s innovative casing featuring HTC’s Micro Arc Oxidation. While the technology is impressive in theory, it hasn’t quite held up in reality. You may recall how we recently highlighted the technology is not only flawed, but highly susceptible to cosmetic wear. After some time, owners of various devices expect to have a chip or two as that’s part of life, but when you have a device touting HTC’s technology on top of owning it for just a few weeks, you have a serious problem at hand. That’s why owners have taken to the streets— err… web and unleashed a serious outcry highlighting how serious of a problem this is for HTC. We know that HTC is now aware of this and plans to take immediate action:
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Daily Steals Offering Unlocked HTC One X For $630.00 Again, This Time On eBay (Video)

 

 

A couple of days ago the folks over at Daily Steals, a Woot-like venture, put an HTC One X on the site for $630 bucks and drove the world to madness because of how cheap the device was.  Well, like a shark catching the scent of blood a mile away, the online retailer is tossing up another device for the same price. Only this time, they’ve listed the monster quad-core handset on eBay.  If you think the price is right, head on over to the popular online auction’s site and buy it now til your hearts content.  Enjoy.  Hit the break for a quick video demo and to check out the specs of the device.  
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