Lenovo IdeaPad A1 Tablet Review: First Impressions

IdeaPad A1 Box

The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet has just come in for review and we are going to be putting it through the paces over the next week or so. If you’re not familiar with the IdeaPad A1 tablet, it’s an Android Gingerbread based slate that launched back in October of 2011. Lenovo clearly did not have […]

How To Enable The Kindle Fire’s International Keyboards

Kindle Fire German Keyboard

Those who love the Kindle Fire but want to surf the web or write emails in a language other than English have had to contend with the tablet’s word suggestion engine, and apparently it’s really annoying. Since there’s no way to turn it off, the next best solution is to switch to a keyboard for […]

Gingerbread for Samsung Epic 4G Rolling Out November 9th

Android 2.3 for Epic 4G

In exciting news,¬† it would appear that Sprint’s Samsung Epic 4G, yes, the original Galaxy S device, will be getting the boost up to Android 2.3 Gingerbread starting tomorrow, November 9th. The update will apparently arrive for just around three percent of users tomorrow and if all goes according to plan, it will hit every […]

HTC Rhyme Hands-On – Will Purple Reign With Women?

HTC Rhyme

Is it possible to launch a new smartphone these days without a massive display, super powerful processor, or 4G? HTC seems to think so, as the new HTC Rhyme doesn’t have any of those things. This modest 3.7-inch Android Gingerbread device sports a 1GHz CPU and is “only” capable of 3G. However, it is purple […]

Lenovo Ideapad A1 7-Inch Android Tablet Hands-On

Lenovo 7 inch front

Yesterday Lenovo gave me a sneak peek at their upcoming 7-inch tablet, the A1. With this size screen and Android 2.3 running the show, it may seem like a tablet out of the past rather than the Honeycombified now. But you won’t find any Honeycomb tablets that cost just $199 and can fit in a […]

Droid Incredible Gingerbread Update Can Be Manually Installed

Droid Incredible

If you own a Droid Incredible for Verizon, then you’ve probably been waiting patiently (or not) for HTC and Big Red to roll out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. The update had been very close to an official roll out only to be pulled because Verizon needed to do more testing on the software. As […]

HTC EVO 3D Android 2.3.4 Update Now Available


Just a short time ago it was believed that the HTC EVO 3D would be getting an update on August 23st after software for the Samsung Conquer 4G rolled out. Turns out, Sprint and HTC pushed the update early and if you own an EVO 3D, the update should be primed and ready for download […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Slated for Q3


The reboot problem on the HTC ThunderBolt¬† has come and gone but there are still some issues that remain, issues that ThunderBolt owners are hoping will get fixed with a Android 2.3 roll out, one that we thought was going to be taking place at some point in Q2 and more specifically on June 30th. […]

Kyocera Echo Gingerbread Update to Unlock Hidden NFC Feature, WiFi Calling


It looks like in addition to bringing the dual-screen Kyocera Echo up to date from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, Sprint and Kyocera may have other secret goodies to enable on the handset, including WiFi calling and NFC features. There are other more subtle, but useful, features as well that come with the update, […]

HTC Vigor Benchmark Reveals Some Impressive Features

HTC Vigor Benchmarks

Before I get into telling you about HTC’s latest unannounced device, keep this in mind. Benchmarks are easily faked. That being said, some benchmarks for a device called the HTC Vigor have appeared over at NenaMark today and reveal a handset that is supposedly Verizon bound. The benchmarks you see here were submitted by an […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Suffers A Setback

HTC ThunderBolt

Last we heard from the HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread update, it had missed its rumored June 30th release date. Things have been pretty much dead in terms of news for the update and it appears that there is a good reason for that. An HTC rep has confirmed to a ThunderBolt owner that the update has […]

Nexus S 4G Android 2.3.5 Update Rolling Out on July 25th

Nexus S 4G

If you own a Nexus S 4G on Sprint, you’re in for a little treat starting next Monday on July 25th. Sprint has just announced that Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread¬† is going to be rolling out that day and it appears that it’s going to bring some pretty awesome improvements along with it. What updates exactly? […]

HTC Desire Z Gingerbread Update Coming by the End of July

HTC Desire Z

HTC has posted some news on its Romanian Facebook page in regards to the upcoming HTC Desire Z Gingerbread update, an update that we expected to roll out at some point in June. Of course, we’re now nearing mid-July but HTC wants Desire Z owners to know that the device will be getting Gingerbread in […]

Droid Incredible 2 Gingerbread Update Is On The Way

Droid Incredible 2

While the HTC ThunderBolt remains without its crucial update to Gingerbread, it appears that Verizon is prepping to get Android 2.3 out to another phone in the very near future as documentation has appeared today indicating that the Droid Incredible 2 Gingerbread update is imminent. The OTA documentation, found by Android Police, runs down the […]

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

Android Distribution

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 […]

Nokia Android Phone Leaks Out, Reveals What Might Have Been

Nokia Android Phone

A device that appears to be a Nokia Android phone prototype has leaked out just a day after Nokia’s first Windows Phone device, the Sea Ray, was unofficially revealed to the public. What you see here may or may not be the real deal but whatever it is, it’s definitely a phone that takes after […]

Motorola Atrix Gingerbread Update Keeps Looking Better And Better

Motorola Atrix

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 […]

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

myTouch 4G Slide

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 […]