Atrix 4G ROMs Being Ported To The Droid X2

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A little over month ago we reported that the Droid X2 was confirmed using the 2nd-init method, the same method that brought CM7 to the Droid X. Unfortunately, there haven’t been many ROMs currently on the X2 to choose from. Things should start to change now as XDA member navenedrob has stated porting Atrix ROMs over to the DX2. The first one up is stock 2.3.4 Gingerbread 4.5.91 Atrix 4G port and updates along with the download link can be found in the source link below. This should be the first of many to help you un-blur your DX2. Let us know how this ROM works out for you.

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Get a discounted Arnova tablet for a digital subscription of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News

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Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) will offer the Arnova 10 G2 tablet with bundled digital subscriptions to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.

Arnova will produce 5,000 tablets that will include digital subscriptions (or apps) of the Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com. Of course, the tablets will have other pre-loaded apps for traditional web surfing and email. They are available starting today for $99 with a “deeply discounted” 2-year digital subscription, and are on a first-come first-served basis. Subscription pricing is $9.99 a month for the Daily News and Inquirer. You also have the option of paying $129 for the tablet and signing up for a 1-year subscription of $12.99 per month for both papers. PMN feels these “highly discounted” subscriptions are the equivalent of receiving the tablet for free.

The ARNOVA 10 G2  has a 1 GHz processor, 10.1- inch (1024 x 600) display, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Although these specs are nothing to go crazy about, it is a good deal for many consumers who aren’t currently in the market for a tablet, but would enjoy digital subscriptions of both of these papers.

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Fusion Garage reduces Grid 10 tablets pricing by $200, delays launch

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We were expecting to see the Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablets (3G and WiFi) available this week, but they have been delayed until October 1st to accommodate changes to Adobe Flash Player certification requirements. The good news is that they have already reduced the price by $200 for each model. They will now be $299 for the WiFi version and $399 for the 3G version. They were originally going to be $499 and $599 respectively.

Smart move because now they might actually have a chance to sell some.

[via allthingsd]

FM Radio App For Droid Bionic, Courtesy of XDA

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If you’re a Droid Bionic owner that’s feeling a little disappointed now that you’ve noticed your coveted new device lacks a preinstalled FM radio app, fret no more, XDA forums is confirming a very simple solution. Just download the non-market .apk file included below and install accordingly. This is the same version that is presently working with the Droid3 and most all other Motorola smartphones.

Download: FMRadio.apk

Note: I find it’s easiest to download the file to the device and then click on it from the notification bar to enable the installation. Also, don’t forget to allow non-market apps in your settings.

[via xda]

GameStop to Release Android-Based Gaming Tablet

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Traditional “brick-and-mortar” retailers are in a bit of a pickle.

Due to the evolution of technology and the advent and rising popularity of digital mediums, physical media is becoming less and less profitable. You only have to look at the recent fate of Borders to see that if a company doesn’t change with the times, its future is bleak. With this in mind, videogame monolith GameStop has been investing plenty of time and money into research for the future of their business, as well as the acquisition of cloud-based gaming and technology companies Impulse and Spawn Labs. It was unclear what the company’s exact plans were, but we now know this for certain: it at least partially involves Android tablets. Click in after the break for more info! » Read the rest

Samsung Galaxy S II Ad for US

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This is the first US ad for the Samsung Galaxy II. So, are you excited? I found that while this commercial may not have you reaching for your wallet, it does a better job than Verizon’s Droid commercials, it actually shows the device in action. It’s coming soon everyone!

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Sprint LG Marquee is the LG Optimus Black

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Last week a video from Radio Shack, meant to show off the white HTC Evo 3D, also gave us a glimpse of a unheard of device, the LG Marquee. At the time, the Marquee looked strikingly similar to the LG Optimus Black, a phone leaked months ago. Thanks to Sprint Cellebrite data, we can confirm that the the LG Marquee is the LG Optimus Black. We’ve known for quite some time that the Black was model LS-855 and now the master list of Sprint phones has been updated to reflect that model number as the Marquee.

No word yet on when it will actually be available.

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First HTC Runnymede Press Shot

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Here it is folks, the first press photo of the upcoming HTC Runnymede. As we reported earlier, the Runnymede will pack

  • 4.7-inch, 480×800 display
  • 1.5GHz single-core MSM8255 (same CPU as Flyer)
  • 768MB of RAM / 16GB of storage
  • Eight-megapixel / 720p rear-camera with dual flashes & 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam
  • under 10 millimeters thick
  • Sense 3.5
  • DLNA
  • Bundled Beats headphones (not earphones)
  • Android 2.3.4

Pricing starts at $809 (SIM Free) or Free with 2 year contract.

[via pocketnow]

HTC might buy HP WebOS

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Unless you have been living under a rock, not to say that wouldn’t be a quaint homestead, you must know by now that HP is selling off its WebOS operating system. The successful computer maker has had nothing but bad luck with its tablet and phone endeavors, forcing an untimely successful TouchPad fire sale and subsequently the retirement of its mobile operating system, WebOS.

After many rumors and speculations on proposed buyers over the past few weeks, (Samsung is definitely not interested), another company has in fact hinted at some interest. HTC, maker of the widely popular 4G phone the Thunderbolt, has announced their consideration of purchasing an operating system of their very own. At this time there aren’t many options to consider when wanting to make such a purchase leading many to believe it must be WebOS.

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Intel processors to get Gingerbread by 2012? (Video)

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With the ever growing popularity of the Android operating system, processor developers have been chomping at the bit to develop a chip that would be widely accepted by cellphone and tablet manufacturers. Intel, creator of The Atom processor used in notebooks and set top boxes, has had a hard time producing a processor that would function well on Android due to the fact that their chips are not very power efficient. With hopes to design an open source version of Gingerbread, Intel aims to provide a new line of E series chips that can be used on both tablets and phones that focus on better battery performance. With such a major presence in the desktop computing world, it’s no wonder that Intel wants a piece of the mobile marketplace.

Watch the video after the break to see Intel mention the possibility of bringing Android to the new Atom E series processors. (Gingerbread mentioned at about 50 seconds in).

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