Google IO 2016 Coverage

Nymi Band Discovery Kit Released, Unlock Devices With Your Electrocardiogram


What is one of the things we all dread the most? For me, it’s seeing a pop-up that reads, “Your password has expired, please change it.” And each website or device has different criterias, some like only alpha-numeric, some require special characters, while others require at least one capital letter. Oh, the humanity! Read more

Canada’s Fido adds Nexus 4 to catalog

Canadian shoppers for the popular LG Nexus 4 will have a new source to grab the device outside the Google Play Store. Canadian provider Fido has announced they will carry the Nexus 4 with shipments expected to start sometime in February. Fido has already setup the smartphone in their reservation system which requires interested buyers to deposit C$40 up front. A final price has not yet been announced.

Early Reports Indicate Galaxy Nexus Smartphone Receiving Jelly Bean Update In Canada


Today is a joyous day for Galaxy Nexus owners in Canada. Various reports are indicating the coveted Android 4.1.1 update is finally reaching devices operating on wireless carriers Rogers, Telus, Fido and Wind. It seems like this is an early rollout of the update, so if you haven’t received the coveted update yet, be sure to check your System Software Updates as soon as possible to manually push it through to your Galaxy Nexus. Oh and do tell us how all that buttery goodness is working out for you all.

source: Mobile Syrup

Could Fido be jumping on the LTE bandwagon?

LTE growth in Canada has really picked up this past year with all the major carriers joining the party. Rogers, Bell, Telus and most recently Virgin Mobile have all launched their own 4G Networks in the last twelve months. If Canadian tech site MobileSyrup is correct, and it normally is, Fido (a Rogers sub-brand) could be next to offer LTE services up North. An anonymous tipster armed with their trusty blurrycam (of course!) sent in the above screen shot from the Fido employee system and it clearly shows the option to add ‘LTE Voice and Data Sharing Bundles’

I’ll definitely be filing this particular story as a rumour for the time being as there’s no official statement from Rogers or Fido. If it turns out to be correct it’s great to see yet another LTE option in Canada, this UK based writer is still patiently waiting for the UK’s first LTE network!

source: MobileSyrup

Rogers, Fido And SaskTel Drops Galaxy Nexus Price To $99.99

The Canadian mobile carrier wars are beginning to heat up for 2012. Since the initial launch of the Galaxy Nexus, we’ve seen the $159.99 price for a 3-year contract with Virgin Mobile, Bell, Rogers and Telus. However, Telus first went aggressive in a stunning move by recently offering the phone for only $99.99 which not only drew attention, but also perhaps additional customers for its mobile services. Rogers, Fido and SaskTel did not want to sit idle and has since matched Telus’s price of $99.99. Bell and Virgin Mobile are holding serve by keeping the Galaxy Nexus at $159.99, but at this point, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see them drop the price down to $99.99 sooner than later. Nothing wrong with some friendly competition by the carriers, right?

[via pocketnow by Mobile Syrup]

Wireless carrier Fido now offers the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro to customers for $50

We initially reported on the Xperian Pro coming to Fido back at the end of July, and now its here for your viewing pleasure. Canada wireless service provider Fido has added a new Android device to its quite limited line-up. Up until now Fido carried a total of 3 Android phones, the Samsung Nexus S, Acer Liquid E and the LG Optimus 2X, all of wich are decent devices. In comes the Xperia Pro to upgrade Fido’s Android resume by offering specs such as, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8.1 megapixel camera and 3.7-inch display.

If your in Canada, and you’re a customer of Fido you just might want to look into this deal. Although you’ll be stuck in a 3yr agreement with Fido, you can get this new Gingerbread phone with slide-out keyboard for $50. Another option is to take the easy way out, yet a little more expensive and sign-up with no contract for a price of  $350.

[via engadget]

Fido To Add Samsung Galaxy Q, LG Optimus 2X And Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro To The Lineup

Fido, a subsidiary of Rogers Wireless in Canada has announced that they’ll be adding a few hefty smartphones to the lineup, sparing nothing in the spec department.  Among their arsenal of handsets, they’ll now have the privileged and honor of adding devices like the LG Optimus 2X, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy Q.  No word yet on pricing, however, according to Android Central, providers of the pics above and below, we could expect the devices to come in around the $100 mark.  This is due in part as a result of the carrier usually not selling devices above that price tag.  Sounds like a deal to us.  Stay tuned to TA as we dig a little deeper and retrieve the final word as far as release dates and pricing go.  And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  Hit the break for another screen shot and confirmation.   Read more

Canadian carrier Fido’s first Android phone is the Acer Liquid E

No, we’re not talking about any kind of illicit substance here. Canadian carrier Fido has announced their first Android offering: the Acer Liquid E. The phone, which will be offered for $30 with a 3-year contract, features a 768 MHz Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 600, 720p video playback, 512MB internal storage with up to 32GB of microSD expansion, Android 2.1, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, and a 5MP camera.

All in all, this sounds like a pretty snappy device for only 30 bucks, so for all of you residing north of the border that might be interested, you can find out more info here.