Verizon System Now Showing Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX

by Stacy Bruce on
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At the beginning of the month we noticed a few pictures on Picasa that had a unique device signature with the name RAZR MAXX. Further digging revealed that this was probably one of the RAZR variants as seen in China. A recent leak suggests that it may now be on its way to Verizon as it is currently showing up in their computer system.

Obviously, the date you see above is not a release date and there are no rumors quite yet on its estimated arrival. Also, the device specs are unknown right now but it is believed to have a 720p HD display, 13MP camera, and possibly better audio quality. We will be keeping our eye on this guy and will let you know as soon as we can drum up some solid information.

One interesting thing to note: Why is there 2 X’s in the system when the ad below only has 1?

[via Droid Life]


Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tip: Utilize folders in the launcher tray [Video]

by Robert Nazarian on

Most of you already know that you can make and utilize folders pretty easily with Ice Cream Sandwich, Basically, from one of your home screens, you tap and hold on any app icon and move it over another app, release it, and walla, you have a new folder. To add apps to that folder or any other existing folder, you just tap and hold any other app icon and move it to the already created folder and release it.

What you may not know is that you can do this within the launcher tray as well. With Ice Cream Sandwich, you are given 4 spots for any apps you choose. Assuming you already have an app in one of the 4 spots, just tap and hold on any icon that is on your home screen and move it right over the existing app in that spot, release it,  and you will create a folder. Of course, you can add more apps just like any other folder. Why would you do this? It allows you to free up even more space for your gorgeous wall papers or if you want to have larger widgets on your home screens. It also gives you access to those folders on every home screen which is very convenient. I did up a short video showing you how it works.

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How To Root The Verizon Galaxy Nexus, Flash A Custom Recovery And Back It Up

by Joe Sirianni on

So you’re sitting in your man cave (or lady cave) after purchasing the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and wondering to yourself, what’s next?  Easy, root that mother, flash a custom recovery on it and then back it up!  Thanks to @Koush of clockworkmod and a thorough walk through from our friends over at Droid Life, here’s how to perform the necessary steps on the LTE version of your device.  Of course, you’re doing this at your own risk so pay attention!  However, it’s pretty easy.  Enjoy your new found freedom.   » Read the rest

Get Ready For The New Year With 3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper

by Joe Sirianni on
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Well, it looks like Christmas snuck up on us again and before you know it, the new year will ring and CES will be up on us.  Why not kick things off with a little fireworks show on your home screen this year?  Check out 3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper for Android and show it off to your friends.   The app offers a stunning realistic firework show thanks to OpenGL.

It is the 1st 3D live wallpaper from Go Wallpaper Dev Team. Blooming light, camera turning and camera tracking are used comprehensively with many incredible blooming effect, to display a vividly colorful and stunning grand fireworks show.

Check out the key features by the developer, Go Wallpaper Dev Team, and don’t forget to check out all of the screen shots of the app in action.  You can check it out on the Android Market here or snag the QR code here on our popular apps database.   » Read the rest

Verizon is All Set to Roll Out the Next HTC Thunderbolt Update, Brings Fixes and Improvements

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Remember Verizon’s very first 4G phone, the HTC Thunderbolt? Well, it looks like Big Red is ready to send out the latest update to the TBolt and will bring the device up to version 2.11.605.9. As usual, the update will be OTA and contains a new radio (, as well as a few fixes that you will see below.

Device Features

  • Resolved issue with contact ringtones.
  • Improvements to notification volume.
  • Updated local streaming playback mechanism when network connection is not available.

Apps & Widgets

  • Updated Twitter API for Peep/FriendStream.
  • Clock app included in All App list.
  • Improvements in Exchange ActiveSync.

We’re not too sure when Verizon will start to roll this puppy out, but you should see a notification when she’s ready. You can also do the manual check thing by pressing Menu-> Settings-> Software Update-> Check New. Be a pal and let us know when you see it pop up, k?

[via Verizon Support]


Gameloft Teases Gamers With New Dungeon Hunter 3 Trailer, Includes Twist Of Multiplayer Action

by Roy Alugbue on


Dungeon Hunter is one of the more well-known series among Android gamers. Those gorgeous graphics, fluid gameplay, seemingly nonstop hack-and-slash action has had many yearning for more. Gameloft definitely answered by looking to tease us just a little by releasing the trailer to the anticipated Dungeon Hunter 3. As you can see, DH3 retains the same top-down perspective when playing in the new dungeons– 16 of them to be exact. Among the more noteworthy additions to the game are new equipment and character customization (acquiring new items when you level up for example) and get ready for this– multiplayer! That’s right, players will finally be able to duke it out against other players, all in the name of sweet glory. One sad bit of news while the game is free to play– you’ll have to pay for the premiums (i.e. new equipment, items, etc.). Hopefully it won’t be too bad of a trade-off for us frugal gamers.

You can take a gander and check out the awesome graphics and gameplay in the trailer below.

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[via Droid Gamers]

Android Training Will Begin, As Soon As Everyone Takes Their Seat

by Spencer McClendon on


The good folks over at Android Developers, have came up with some classes for Android developers. These classes are intended to help walk you through all the problems that most developers run into when creating apps for Android.It allows developers to access to snip-its of code that can be integrated into their own app, as well as giving them examples on how to design an app for cross-device use.
Read on past the break for the source link with all the details, as well as a direct link to the classroom.  » Read the rest

Pantech P9070 Slips Past FCC’s Door, LooksTo Join AT&T’s LTE Party

by Roy Alugbue on
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Anyone else seeing a theme here with Pantech? First we have the budget-conscious Breakout LTE phone, then we have the that oh-so mysterious P4100 LTE tablet, now we have a new entry appearing in to the LTE arena. Pantech is clearly aiming to make a splash for 2012 with an ever-growing lineup of solid (LTE) budget devices. This unknown device– also known as the P9070, sports familiar AT&T frequencies including Band 5, which uses 850MHz as you can see. The phone seems to have been tested for quite some time already as it has received WiFi certification back in August. Is there perhaps a new contender in the budget arena on the way for 2012? Stay tuned everyone.


[via FCC]