Asus Transformer Prime Coming To Italy End of January Instead But Will Have Android 4.0 On Board

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Well, as expected, the Asus Transformer Prime has been slightly delayed for Italians everywhere per Asus’s official Facebook page .  Sorry folks, you won’t be able to purchase one as a gift for Christmas however, you’ll be able to reel one in as an after New Year’s present.  The Transformer Prime has been delayed until after the holiday season and should be available sometime by the end of January.  The company also has plans to release a 3G version of the monster quad-core tablet in addition to a WiFi version.  One slight morsel of info that should assist in the long drawn out wait is the fact that the company touts the device will hit the market running with Android 4.0 (ICS) on board.  So, as it was once thought that the device was delayed due to WiFi issues, it seems that plans for an OS update was more like it.  But don’t worry for those of you in the U.S of A. as our version of the device is still slated for release during the week of December 19th.  Feel free to drop a word or two in the comments section below.

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GTA III Comes to Android For Its 10th Anniverssary

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Listen up GTA’ers. GTA III has finally landed on Android. Rockstar Games has released Grand Theft Auto 3 to the market, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the game. This isn’t a remake, it’s the real deal, just optimized for play on touch screen devices. I wasted no time this morning downloading it and giving it a quick one over on my 10.1 Tab. It looks awesome. Not ground-shaking graphics, but cool nonetheless.

Rockstar did a fantastic job of bringing this to Android. Controls are a little weird, but then again I’m used to having a controller in my hands playing this game. Fret not though, Rockstar did think of that while making it and the game does support a USB controller as long as your device does. Hit up the QR code or the Market link for quick access to the game. Let us know in the comments, if you plan on picking it up. Is this your first time playing it or are you just getting it for the nostalgia of having it?


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Commemorate The Galaxy Nexus’ Release By Unlocking The Bootloader

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Happy Galaxy Nexus Day folks! What better way to celebrate this momentous day by having full instructions on how to unlock the boatloader? The good news is that the process is relatively brief and not too challenging thanks to the fine team at Droid Life. Since the Galaxy Nexus is a pure developer device, there’s no need to bypass or hack the bootloader like you would another device. Feeling lucky, ambitious, and ready to unlock the phone’s true potential? Hit the break for full instructions for those using Windows-based computers. » Read the rest

LG Spectrum (Revolution 2) Photos and Specs Are Released

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The guys over at Pocketnow, got their hands on some nice high quality photos of the LG Spectrum (Revolution 2), as well as the specs. We recently saw pics of this device but they weren’t all that fabulous, and you really couldn’t see the true look of the phone. As you can see from the picture above, LG actually did a good job making this phone look sleek and semi-sexy (I say only semi-sexy, because we are all whipped over the Nexus at this point).

Specs for the Spectrum are decent as well. Defiantly not a device that is going to take any shine away from the Nexus, but still a decent phone for those who don’t need a Nexus. Here is the run down for the Spectrum’s specs:

- Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3
- Android Gingerbread 2.3
- 10.6 millimeters thick
- 4.5-inch, 1280×720 IPS LCD
- 1GB RAM, 4GB storage plus 16GB microSD
- Eight-megapixel, 1080p rear camera; 1.3-megapixel front-facing
- Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n
- HDMI, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
- 1830mAh battery
- Simultaneous voice and LTE data
- 10-device LTE hotspot

No release date has been given, only speculation and random thoughts as to when it will be released at this point. We will keep you informed as more information becomes available.

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Galaxy Nexus Getting Android 4.0.2, Upon Activation

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Well folks they day is finally upon us. Verizon is finally releasing the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If that wasn’t good enough news for you, there will be an update to Android 4.0.2 for all you lucky Verizon customers, that manage to get one when stores open. Upon activation the update should be ready to roll out to your device.

The update is said to improve the radio /baseband for better quality. We had earlier speculated that the update would be 4.1, we were wrong on the version, but not it does seem that we were close on the effects of the update. Stay tuned, as I am sure it will be a big day of news, as the Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich finally become a reality for America. I would also expect a line or two at most Verizon stores. Who plans on picking one up tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.

Via Droid Life





Real Life White DROID RAZR Photos Appear

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Some of you may have already forgotten about the other Verizon phone that is scheduled to launch tomorrow (no the world doesn’t revolve around the GNex), the alabaster DROID RAZR. In case you were debating between the two, our friends over at Droid Life have gotten a hold of some real life white RAZR photos and the thing looks pretty damn sexy if you ask me. I know we have already seen official press shots of the phone, but we have yet to see any good multi-angle photos as of yet.

Since the phone is sitting in Verizon stores as we speak, you know some decent images were just waiting to be circulated. So without further adieu…. I ask you to join us after the break for the rest of the photos. :-D » Read the rest

[Deal] Verizon Galaxy Nexus Available Tonight at Midnight for as Low as $155 from LetsTalk

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Plan on finally picking up the Verizon Galaxy Nexus? Are you are so upset with the way they went about launching the device that you are having a hard time giving them $300 for the phone? Well you in luck! At midnight tonight, is offering the device for $154.99 for new customers, and $174.99 for existing customers who are eligible for an upgrade. The phone will retail for $229.99, but by using the coupon code $75VZN, you will get a sweet little revenge discount. Existing customers need to pay a $20 premium in case you were wondering why the price difference.

Head to this link at 12:01 PST to get yourself a shiny new toy at a great discounted price! The coupon code ($75VZN) can be found through LetsTalk’s Facebook page in case you don’t believe me.

Verizon to Expand 4G Coverage Tomorrow, Will Now Cover up to 190 Markets

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Last month we heard about Verizon’s plans to expand its LTE network even further. Until today, we didn’t know exactly which areas were going to receive coverage and many readers were hoping they would be next. If you are still without access to the nations largest 4G network, then you might want to pay attention to the following list. Today, Verizon issued a press release and says they are flipping the switch and expanding coverage on Thursday, Dec. 15th, in these locations:

New Markets

  • Dover, Del.
  • Lafayette, Ind.
  • Fitchburg/Leominster, Mass.
  • Duluth, the Rochester area and St. Cloud, Minn.
  • Manchester/Nashua, N.H.
  • Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
  • Findlay/Tiffin and Youngstown/Warren, Ohio
  • Indiana, Pa


  • San Diego and San Francisco
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Savannah, Ga.
  • Chicagoland, Ill.
  • Baltimore and Hagerstown, Md

At just over a year old, Verizon’s 4G network will reach up to 190 markets as of tomorrows expansion. Pretty good compared to the other carriers 4G coverage. Jump past the break if you want to read the full press release. » Read the rest

It’s Officially Official: Galaxy Nexus Launches On Verizon Tomorrow December 15th For $299

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We know what you’re thinking.  Damn! Finally!  And probably some other words we can’t officially type on the blog.  But here it is folks, finally made official by Verizon, the Galaxy Nexus will arrive tomorrow 12/15 and will go for $299 on contract with a new two year agreement.  You’ll be able to order the device online around 1am eastern and stores should be fully stocked already in the event you want to skip waiting for the device to arrive by mail.  Enjoy it all of you who waited so patiently and don’t forget to stay tuned to Talk Android as we get our review up of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich.  Feel free to use our comments section below to sing your Hallelujahs.

 Press release after the break   » Read the rest

Google+ Update Now Includes Ability To “Go Live” In Hangouts, Shows Off Feature Using Galaxy Nexus

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 Google+ continues to evolve as a social medium right on our mobile handsets. It seems like only yesterday we were given the ability to beat box with up to 9 of our friends. While it was cool knowing the app had the ability to join a Hangout from a mobile device, many of you loathed the fact it was impossible to actually create a Hangout– or “go live”.  Well friends, Google has heard your cries and the engineers have been developing a software update which should make everything all squared. With the update, users will now be able to start up a video chat Hangout from anytime, anywhere. The update is being finalized as we speak and should be available in the next few days in the Android Market. Oh and for those of you with friends who play for the other team, there’s a version for them too that’s currently in development. Everyone is certainly a winner today.

Google has a sweet ad with a Galaxy Nexus being the chosen device to showcase the new Hangout feature. Take a gander of the ad and enjoy a nice rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, why don’t you? Go on… you know you want to.

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[via Google Blog]