Android Gingerbread on the Rise, But Key Devices Are Still Lacking

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Google has posted its latest Android chart showing the distribution of the different versions of the operating system. The results indicate that Gingerbread has doubled in size over the past two weeks while Froyo, unsurprisingly has dropped in stature. As you can see in the graph, the percentage of devices using Froyo is down to […]

T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread Update Coming Within A Month?

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Over at the LG forums, there is a very heated discussion going on about the problems that the T-Mobile G2x is facing. Owners are obviously clamoring for action and unsurprisingly, have been inquiring about the phone’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. Well, take it for what it’s worth, but a LG forum moderator has chimed in […]

Has T-Mobile Managed to Make the G2x Situation Worse?

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I love smartphones, I really do and I apologize if a lot of my posts lately are focusing on the negatives of them but it’s truly hard to sit here and watch people pour tons of money into smartphones that don’t work as advertised. Verizon’s HTC ThunderBolt gets the most press but there is another […]

Sprint Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Update Begins Rolling Out

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It has been a long time coming but as promised, the Android Gingerbread update has finally started to roll out to 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab owners who happen to call Sprint their home. Sprint, in a message on their community board, confirmed that the update was rolling out and that it would be rolling out […]

Vizio Tablet Goes Up for Pre-Order, Starts Shipping in Mid-July

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If you have been waiting to buy Vizio’s 8-inch Android tablet ever since the company’s announcement back at CES, today is your lucky day. The Vizio Tablet will go up for limited pre-order starting today and will start shipping out on July 18th. For those of you that aren’t into the whole pre-ordering thing, you’ll […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update: The Wait Continues

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Today was supposed to be the day that Android 2.3 arrived for the HTC ThunderBolt. If you recall, and I am sure many of you do, the rumor pegged today, June 30th, as the day that the glorious Gingerbread update would roll out. It’s now noon here in San Francisco, 3PM on the east coast, […]

Sprint Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Update Rolling Out July 5th

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It’s hard to even imagine being an owner of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab right now. Since it’s release we’ve seen several Android tablets hit the shelves with software vastly superior to the Froyo that the Galaxy Tab currently employs. Well, it looks like Samsung is finally read to bring the Galaxy Tab to the […]

Droid Charge Gingerbread Update Appears on Video, Netflix in Tow

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It’s not a lengthy session but the Samsung Droid Charge’s video preview that appeared today will give you a quick look at the update that still has no time frame and one that has yet to leak out to owners. In the video, you’ll not only see Gingerbread running on Samsung’s 4G LTE device, but […]

HTC Rep Confirms Gingerbread for Thunderbolt Coming Soon

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While hopeful Gingerbread users of the Thunderbolt are waiting anxiously for not only a software patch that would fix the random rebooting issues as well as deliver the latest Android 2.3 version, called Gingerbread, an HTC rep confirms that the next software update will bring both features and is coming soon. In a letter to […]

Motorola Atrix Gingerbread Update Keeps Looking Better And Better

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Information on the Motorola Atrix Gingerbread update keeps on pouring in and from the looks of things, this is going to be one heck of an update for Atrix owners. Last night, we learned that there is a possibility that the bootloader will be unlocked when Gingerbread arrives and now we have some intel pointing […]

Motorola Atrix 4G Gingerbread Update Will Bring Unlocked Bootloader

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Just a few hours ago, it became known that the Motorola Atrix 4G Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update would be arriving in July. What we didn’t know was that the Gingerbread update is going to be unlocking the Atrix 4G’s bootloader. With HTC unlocking the bootloaders on all of its future phones, Motorola has taken some […]

Motorola Atrix 4G Gingerbread Update Rolling Out in July

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If a report from BriefMobile holds up, AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G will be seeing its Gingerbread update roll out at some point during the month of July as Motorola and AT&T have finally gotten down to the final build. We had previously heard that the Atrix 4G’s boost to Android 2.3 would arrive in June […]

Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Active And Xperia Ray Android Smartphones

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At the CommunicAsia 2011 conference today, Sony Ericsson announced a couple of new Xperia-branded handsets, the Xperia active and Xperia ray, both of which will be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and hit markets worldwide at some point in Q3 of this year. First, we have the Xperia active which is a phone for those […]

HTC Flyer Review: Wrap-up + Shortcut Video

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My time with the HTC Flyer has come to an end, and my extended live and un-live review goes with it. It’s not a perfect device by any means, but overall I found it quite good, and I see many ways it could be truly great.

SE Xperia X10 Gingerbread Update Coming in August (Video)

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Gingerbread update had been rumored for Q2 or Q3 and today, those rumors can be put to rest. SE has confirmed on its blog that the Xperia X10′s boost up to Android 2.3 will arrive at the beginning of August. There is some bad news afoot through. Sony has made […]

HTC EVO 4G Update Starts Rolling Out, Fixes Broken Netflix

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Today is June 20th and you know what that means right, HTC EVO 4G owners? It means that Sprint, as we learned a couple of days ago, has begun pushing out an update that fixes a host of things including a fix for that nasty SMS bug as well restoring compatibility with Netflix. It’s currently […]

GBM InkShow: Pen Features of the HTC Flyer

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Sharing video taken from the HTC Flyer is all well and good, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share video of the device as well. In this InkShow, I run through the special pen features of the Flyer. Yes, it’s an InkShow that shows ink! Plus: bonus commentary.

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Caught on Camera Looking Prettier Than Ever

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This isn’t the first time that T-Mobile’s upcoming myTouch 4G Slide has been caught in the wild but these photos are certainly clearer and prettier than the last leak and will give you a great look at what will likely be the Magenta carrier’s next big release. The pictures don’t reveal too much but do […]

HTC Flyer Review: The Rough Edges

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I have, as I hope my ongoing review has conveyed, enjoyed my time with the HTC Flyer immensely. But of course, no device is perfect, and the Flyer has not been without its flaws. Part of that is due to an unrefined, “raw” feel about the device, a roughness around the edges that can be […]