Is the HTC Flyer coming to T-Mobile US?

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The above picture is a re-branding of the T-Mobile YouTube Channel that shows that the HTC Flyer will come to T-Mobile. It has already been announced that the Flyer will come to Sprint this summer as the EVO View 4G.

Poketnow recently saw some promotional materials marketing the HTC Flyer with T-Mobile. The promotional materials do not show if it will be with T-Mobile UK or US, but the image above confirms that it will most likely be headed to the US since it is the only division with a YouTube channel. Along with the launch of the Flyer, we can expect to see a marketing campaign giving away one or more trips to Europe.

The HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G feature a 1024 X  600 7-inch screen, a 1.5 GHz processor, Gingerbread (Android 2.3), Sense, and HTC’s Scribe Technology. An optional capacitive stylus will be available for purchase to utilize the features of Scribe.

[via pocketnow]

CyanogenMod 7 RC3 now available, ready to make your phone awesome

by Dustin Karnes on
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While there may have been some debate over an article that was released yesterday, we here at TalkAndroid all love CyanogenMod. I personally have been running it since my HTC Hero, and, now that WiMax is baked in, would never go to another ROM on my Evo. That’s why I’m super excited to let you know… RC3 is out! That’s right, the latest Release Candidate for CM7 has been released, and it’s ready to make your phone totally awesome. I’m personally downloading this as we speak, and will report back on the findings.

Note that not every device capable of running CM have been updated, but the list of devices with the update is definitely substantial. If you end up with any issues, a good place to start for help is the official thread at XDA.

Be sure to check out RC3 for your device at the Team Douche Official Mirror page, and let us know how things go in the comments!

[via xda]

ROM Review: MIUI (build 3.25)

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One of the best things about the Android operating system is its flexibility. One could even make the argument that this is the operating system’s best feature. You can change as much or as little as you like from just adding a particular widget that you want to your homescreen to something a bit more adventurous. If you’re looking for a more challenging overhaul, installing a completely different ROM would be the best (and most fun) thing to do. To do this, you must achieve root on your device (which does void warranty in almost all cases) and find a ROM that appeals to your particular style and interests. In this regard, MIUI has become one of my favorite ROMs on my HTC Evo, though it is available on several other platforms. Check in after the break to find out why.

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Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) builds leaked for Motorola Droid X and Droid 2, hands on video

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Sunday has come and gone and the rumor that the Motorola Droid X would get the Gingerbread update failed to deliver. The good news is that Team Black Hat has released the builds for both the Droid X and Droid 2 that brings you to Android  2.3.3. We don’t know if these are the official builds that will be released by Verizon and Motorola, but if not, they are really close. To install you must have the Droid X or Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap app installed on your device. For further instructions please visit mydroidworld.

These updates also include and updated version of Motorola Blur which looks to have some nice enhancements. You will now be able to set different home screen profiles (for home, work, and weekend), categorize apps in the app drawer, and customize 3 applications in the dock. Check the break for the hands on video from androidcentral highlighting these new features.

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Shuffle For Android, The Ultimate Getting Things Done App

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Got a project or major assignment due?  Looking to organize that clutter of tasks and chores written on a crumpled yellow sticky deep in your pocket?  Shuffle, by developer Andy Bryant has got you covered.  Shuffle for Android allows you to heavily organize all of your business events, household tasks and all around life’s projects.  I’ve been using Shuffle as my primary “to do” app since the release of the original Android device, the T-Mobile G1.  You can easily and seamlessly customize every aspect of each entry from color coordination to application icons and even labels for various entries.  If you’re looking to better organize your life and the typical “to do” list apps floating around the market aren’t cutting it for you, then head on over to our apps database and give the app a try.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

Best of Screenshots [3/27/11]

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Sorry they’re two days late guys, but the weekly screenshots are here! There was a definite battle for best of the week, but I have to give it to niteowl360. First off, his use of all his screens in another gorgeous display would be enough to give his screens the award for this week, but the shout out to TalkAndroid in his screenshot puts it over the top. Very well done. Congratulations to him and all of the other people who were selected this week! As always, the thread where the pictures can be posted is located here. » Read the rest

Is LG working on a Google Nexus tablet?

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It looks like Google is working with LG on a Nexus tablet and it may be available this summer or early fall. This report comes from Eldar Murtazin from mobile-review. It seems like a natural fit since Google has already marketed the Nexus One, the Nexus S, and soon to be available, Nexus S 4G. Just like those devices, this tablet will release with a newer version of the Android OS. It is unclear if it will actually be marketed with the Nexus name.

On another note, Murtazin reports that if a hardware partner makes a tablet with Android 2.x, it cannot be upgraded to 3.0+. Assuming this is true, it guarantees that the original Samsung Galaxy Tab will not get Honeycomb.

Note: the above picture is the upcoming LG G-Slate for T-Mobile

[via mobile-review]

Sonos Hits a Snag With its Sonos Controller for Android, Delayed ‘Til Mid-April

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Sonos is a very popular multi-room music system, pumping music through your entire house. What’s the only thing that can make a multi-room music sytem better? Being able to control it from your phone, of course. Well, we assume that if you’re reading this, you’re probably an Android user, and if you’re an Android user with a Sonos system, you’re waiting for the Sonos Android controller app eagerly, which has been talked about a bit in the past. Well, Sonos has just issued an update to let us know that it has been delated until mid-April, but it is still on the way, so your wait won’t be much longer!! A few more weeks, and you’ll be able to control your entire music system from your phone…and let’s face it: that’s what owning an Android phone is all about. Power, flexibility, and convenience.

“We know you’re anxiously awaiting the Sonos Controller for Android. Unfortunately, testing the app is taking a bit longer than we anticipated. The latest addition to our free controller line-up won’t arrive until April, but when it does, it is going to rock.”

[via Sonos blog]

Waze Giving Away Nintendo 3DS, Contest Runs Today Only

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Our good friends over at Waze — the GPS-meets-social-networking app — are running a contest today only (sorry for the late notice!) to give away a free Nintendo 3DS. The contest actually sounds really fun, and I wish I’d been able to give you guys more notice, because we’re looking at just a few hours left. But here’s how the contest works:

1. Download & open the FREE Waze app for your Android phone

2. Register your Waze profile (you must be a registered user to win!)

3. Once an hour, Mario™ will appear on the map – When you see him, tap him!

4. Tap “Navigate” to follow Mario and route to your nearest Nintendo launch event and collect mushrooms and coins along the way!

5. Collect the final power-up star to be automatically entered into the drawing for a chance to win a Nintendo 3DS™ system, video games, and more!

6. Head inside to the launch event and check out the new Nintendo 3DS in action!

Waze is a totally cool app, and I recommend checking it out even if you miss the contest, but if you’re reading this today, be sure and download the app and check it out…who knows, you might be the lucky winner of a new 3DS!

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Is CM7 having reboot loop issues, or is it standard user error?

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A few users over at XDA are reporting that CM7 is causing their phone to go into an irreversible boot loop. Threads like these are starting to cause quite a stir among the Android community. Essentially users are stuck in a boot loop without being able to go into recovery. For those of you that have rooted your device you are aware of how problematic that is. If something goes wrong your recovery is suddenly your best friend and your way out. The frightening thing is that the reason for this issue occurring is unknown.

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