T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Froyo Update Now Available

myTouch 3G Slide

It has been awhile (January 10th) since T-Mobile delayed the Froyo update for the myTouch 3G Slide, but all can be forgiven now that the carrier has begun rolling out the long awaited Android 2.2 Froyo update. While the reasons for the delay have never officially been known, there we rumors about issues with Wi-Fi […]

Samsung Mesmerize Android 2.2 Update Now Available

Samsung Mesmerize

Today is not a good day to be a Samsung Fascinate owner over on Verizon, but a good day to be a Samsung Mesmerize owner on U.S. Cellular. A couple of days ago, Sprint rolled out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to its Galaxy S device, the Samsung Epic 4G. Only this wasn’t the first time […]

Samsung Galaxy Player is an Android iPod Touch

Samsung Galaxy Player 5-inch

Samsung is “unleashing” an Android iPod Touch. What they are calling the Galaxy Player is a 4″ or 5″ Android device that looks a lot like one of the dozens of  smart phones out their running Google’s mobile operating system. But it’s not a phone. Sound familiar? After Apple released the iPhone customers started clamouring […]

Samsung Epic 4G Froyo Update Starts Rolling Out, Again

Samsung Epic 4G

Way back towards the end of February, Sprint started rolling out the official Android 2.2 update to owners of their Galaxy S device, the Samsung Epic 4G. However, just three days after the update started hitting devices, Sprint suspended the update indefinitely after owners started complaining about issues ranging from data connectivity issues to problems […]

Sprint Announces Dual-Screen Kyocera Echo Launching April 17


Sprint will be making its dual-screen Android smartphone called the Kyocera Echo available for purchase on April 17th, a month after Verizon debuts its hyped HTC Thunderbolt 4G smartphone. The Kyocera will retail for $199.99 on a two-year service agreement. Eager customers who want to be among the first to take advantage of the dual-screen […]

T-Mobile Announces Samsung Sidekick 4G

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After months of confirmation and speculations, T-Mobile USA finally resurrects the Sidekick brand to announce the Android-powered Samsung-made Sidekick 4G, doing away with proprietary data servers managed by Microsoft through that company’s acquisition of Danger, provider of the Danger OS on the original Sidekicks of yore. The new Samsung-made Sidekick will be powered by Samsung’s […]

WiFi-Only Samsung Galaxy Tab Rumored for April 4th Release


The WiFi-only edition of Samsung’s 7-inch Android 2.2 Froyo tablet with the company’s proprietary TouchWiz UI is slated to come on April 4th with a price tag of $400 according to a leak. The tablet, which is smaller than the iPad–about half the size of the display area of the iPad, will cost about $100 […]

Hulu Plus Launching Soon for Select Android 2.2 Smartphones


Hulu Plus, a staple of the few streaming video apps on iOS, is coming soon to select Android devices. Though a specific launch date wasn’t specified, Engadget reported that one of its readers had spotted the Hulu Plus service on a Google Samsung Nexus S smartphone, which runs Android 2.3. The image found on Hulu’s […]

HTC Blesses AT&T Aria with Android 2.2 Froyo Upgrade

HTC Aria™ (AT&T)

HTC has finally released the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade. The HTC Aria is a smaller entry-level handset with HTC’s proprietary HTC Sense user interface on top of the Android operating system. Unlike the trend with most Android handsets with 3.7-inch screens and larger, the Aria maintains a more compact 3.2-inch HVGA display. Though HVGA is […]

Sprint Outlines Fixes for Epic 4G Android 2.2 Update Issues


With the Samsung Epic 4G, a 3G/4G multi-mode Android Galaxy S variant for the Sprint Now Network, having just received its Android 2.2 upgrade from Android 2.1, some users are reporting that they are experiencing calendar synchronization, connectivity, and SD card problems. If you have the Epic 4G and are experiencing any of those issues […]

HTC Incredible S Goes On Sale Early


Despite the debacle with Best Buy over the release date of the HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE smartphone for Verizon Wireless in the U.S., HTC is finding better reception in the UK mobile market as online retailer mobiles.co.uk will be offering the HTC Incredible S, which had debuted at Mobile World Congress, starting today. The handset, […]

Android 2.2 Froyo Update Now Available for AT&T-Branded Dell Streak 5 Tablet


The AT&T version Dell Streak 5, a 5-inch tablet-smartphone hybrid from Dell, is finally getting its upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo, up from Android 1.6. While Dell has been offering the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade on various variants of the 5-inch Dell Streak, the AT&T-locked and branded device is finally getting its treatment to Android […]

Fujitsu Shows Off Dual-Screen Phone/Tablet Concepts

fujitsu concept

At Mobile World Congress, Fujitsu showed off two dual-screen phone concepts, that can be used as a ‘tablet’ with both screens. Interest in dual-screen devices have grown since Sprint had introduced the Kyocera Echo as that class of device not only provides more screen area in a compact form factor when folded into a single […]

Kyocera Echo Brings Truly Efficient Android Multitasking to Sprint


While I had incorrectly predicted the arrival of the HTC Arrive for Sprint, the carrier did manage to bring–as advertised–an industry first with the Kyocera Echo, the world’s first dual-screen Android smartphone, which brings with it not only increased screen real estate to browse your favorite webpages and view your favorite photos, but also much […]

Motorola Cliq XT Will Not Get Newer Version of Android


The Motorola Cliq XT was launched on T-Mobile USA with Android 1.5 and Motorola’s proprietary user interface overlay on top of Android known as MOTO BLUR. According to Motorola, the company was not able to achieve the performance that it hope it can deliver with an Android 2.1 update. Instead, the company is scrapping plans […]

Samsung Galaxy SL Smartphone Brings Super LCD Screens, TI Chips


In a refresh to its Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone, Samsung is said to be adding an L to the moniker, making the refreshed device a Galaxy SL Android smartphone that will bring a Super LCD panel and Texas Instruments OMAP3 chipset to the smartphone. The refresh would eschew the company’s Super AMOLED display and […]

Dell Streak 7 for T-Mobile: More Miss Than Hit?


According to Kevin Tofel of GigaOm Mobile who has reviewed the Dell Streak 7 for T-Mobile USA as the carrier’s first 4G HSPA+ tablet, the Android 2.2 Froyo slate has a lot of potential, but Dell had not made use of the potential resulting in a device that’s more of a miss than a hit. […]

Despite ‘Smooth’ Sales, Galaxy Tabs Have High Return Rates


Samsung has gone on record to state that the company was misinterpreted in its statement earlier, which the media has been reporting as ‘small‘ sales of Galaxy Tab Android tablets. According to Samsung reps, the statement should have read that sales were smooth. Despite all the PR efforts in ironing out its sales number, the […]

Dell Streak 7 to Cost $200 with T-Mobile Contract, $450 Without

Dell Streak 7

T-Mobile USA has gone on to set the record with its pricing for the Dell Streak 7 tablet. The U.S. carrier will be offering the NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered HSPA+ tablet for a low $200 on a two-year contract and $450 without any contracts. The Dell Streak 7, like the Galaxy Tab that it hopes to […]