Contest: We have another 20 beta keys to hand out for Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles

If you missed our earlier contest in which we gave out 20 beta keys for Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles, you’re in luck, because we have 20 more to hand out.

Again, this is for users who are NOT on Verizon Wireless because these beta keys are the only way you can play.

The rules are the same except for #5:

  1. Leave a post in this forum thread telling us why you want a beta key
  2. Additional posts from the same user will be ignored.
  3. The contest ends 11:59pm eastern on July 14, 2011.
  4. Winners will be picked at random and contacted via private message.
  5. Any entries in the previous giveaway will not count, you must be entered in the new thread.

**Entries will only be accepted in our Forum thread above. Comments to this actual post will not be included.

Good Luck.

Verizon starts pushing Android Gingerbread update to Droid Incredible 2 owners

Last week we told you that the Android Gingerbread 2.3 update for the Droid Incredible 2 was very close. Verizon began pushing it out last night, so if you have an Incredible 2, check your settings to see if you can pull it down manually.

The build is 2.18.605.4 and the full list of enhancements are:

  • Overall improvements to the performance of Mobile IM.
  • Resolved Hotmail sync & connect issues when setting up a one day sync.
  • Improvements to device connectivity when roaming on global GSM/UMTS networks.
  • New download manager app
  • New app and power management details
  • Improved word selection and copy functionality
  • Alarm notifications turned off while in emergency mode
  • Improved device stability
  • NY Times added to browser bookmarks
  • Wireless Charging UI added
  • New desktop dock app

[via androidcentral]

Contest: Not on Verizon and want to play Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles? We are giving away 20 beta keys!!

It is time for another TalkAndroid giveaway. This one is from Spacetime Studios. We reported earlier that Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles has entered beta, but as a Verizon V CAST exclusive.

For now, if you are not on Verizon Wireless, you are left out in the cold, but TalkAndroid has you covered as we are giving away 20 beta keys.

Full rules:

  1. Leave a post in this forum thread telling us why you want a beta key
  2. Additional posts from the same user will be ignored.
  3. The contest ends 11:59pm eastern on July 9, 2011.
  4. Winners will be picked at random and contacted via email.

**Entries will only be accepted in our Forum thread above. Comments to this actual post will not be included.

Good Luck.

Motorola releases 20 tutorial videos for the Droid 3

As we reported earlier, the Droid 3 is now available online for $199 for a two-year contract or $459 without. Motorola released 20 videos to help you understand all the features. Some of these videos were leaked a month ago. For a lot of us, these videos won’t serve a lot of purpose, but I think these videos are great for the mainstream consumer, especially if they are new to Android. Here are all 20 videos for your viewing pleasure:

Using your phone for the first time:

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Motorola Droid Bionic landing August 4?

We already know that the Droid Bionic passed the FCC last week, so we projected the launch date to be somewhere between July 28th – August 18. It looks like we are right on target because the above leaked image shows August 4th, but we are hoping there still might be a chance that direct fill orders will start July 28th. The long drawn out saga of the Droid Bionic will finally be over soon folks. The question is will this phone live up to the hype?

You will also notice that the Droid 3 is confirmed again for the July 14th launch. Expect an official announcement on that any day now since direct fill starts in two days.

[via androidcentral]

Did the Droid Bionic just pass through the FCC?

The Droid Bionic has been a long drawn out saga. It was supposed to be out at the beginning of the 2nd quarter, then it was cancelled, and it was eventually replaced by a completely different device. We are expecting it to launch this summer and it looks like it is getting closer.

A Motorola device with LTE and CDMA just passed though the FCC yesterday. Although we cannot confirm for sure that it is indeed the Droid Bionic, we know of no other Motorola LTE phone. The big question is when will it be released?  The Droid 3 passed through the FCC June 15th and the launch is July 14th. The Droid X2 was a little longer. We should see this dual-core LTE beast released somewhere between July 28th and August 18th.

[via droid-life]

Droid 2 Global Gingerbread update “coming soon” after the Droid 3 launch

We reported earlier that due to bugs, all Motorola Gingerbread updates might have been rejected by Verizon. Some training documents recently leaked which state the following:

Android 2.3 expected to be available soon after Droid 3 launch.

We really don’t know when this document was produced so it is hard to say if this is likely. All I can tell you is the Droid X Gingerbread update is awful, and the bottom line is Motorola cannot release any more updates unless they have things ironed out. It is also possible that Motorola’s goal is to fix all the bugs by the time the Droid 3 launches and that is why it is on this document.

In my opinion, they should be fixing the Droid X update before other devices get updates.

[via droid-life]

Motorola Gingerbread updates full of bugs

Back in May, the Droid X received the Gingerbread update so we expected to see updates by now for the Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, and Droid X2. A couple of weeks ago testing had begun for the Droid 2 Global for Motorola User Group members, but still no official rollout.

Rumor has it that Verizon has rejected all Gingerbread builds from Motorola. The Droid X Gingerbread build is plagued with bugs like constant reboots and data connection drops. This news does not surprise me because I have experienced these bugs with the Droid X, since I own one. From what I am seeing, don’t expect any updates for a while. Let’s just hope that the Droid 3 and Droid Bionic, which will be released with Gingerbread, will not be this buggy. If they are full of the same bugs, we may be seeing delays in them as well.

[via droid-life]

Leaked pictures: Samsung slider headed to Verizon?

The above picture is the Samsung SCH-i405 QWERTY slider. It resembles the Epic 4G and is expected to launch on Verizon. It will most likely be a mid-range device which would give it a single-core processor and WVGA (800 x 480) display.

It has already received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications. The only thing left is the FCC so we are still a couple of months away from release.

More pics after the break.


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