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Samsung releases source code for the Droid Charge

We have no idea when the Samsung Droid Charge will be released. First, the leaked Verizon roadmap had April 7th. Earlier in the week, it turned up on Walmart’s website with the hopes that it would be in stores yesterday.

While you are patiently waiting, you can take a look at whats under the hood because the source code has been released. Hit the source link to download. You will need know the model number which is SCH-I510.

[via samsung opensource]

Verizon Wireless Samsung Droid Charge gets a new red eye

It was confirmed from the Verizon spring roadmap, that what we thought was the Samsung Stealth, is officially the Droid Charge. More confirmation comes from the above photo that shows the Charge showing off a new Droid “red eye.” I think it is safe to say that this is going to be part of the Droid lineup.

Up until now Motorola and HTC had the only phones marketed with the Droid name, but only Motorola phones were marketed with the red-eye.

The Droid Charge has mostly the same specs as the Galaxy S, except for the bigger 4.3-inch screen and 4G LTE compatibility. According to the Verizon spring roadmap the Droid Charge will be released on April 7.

[via pocketnow]

Hack Alert – Crank Charge your Android!

Charge your Android!

Android Hackers unite! We have a cheap way for you to charge your Android device (possibly any device) with a plastic hand cranked flashlight!

Now, I know this may be a tall order for some of us, but it does require that we use “manual power” to crank out those volts of electricity. It’s not like we’re asking anyone to run the IronMan or anything here. Just a few turns of the arm, which pales in comparison to the amount of energy used to say….scoop a bowl of your favorite ice cream, or go wii bowling, or…you get the idea.

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