AT&T-Locked Dell Streak to Get Android 2.2 Froyo Update Feb. 1

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According to Best Buy sources to blog Streak Smart, the AT&T-locked version of Dell’s 5-inch tablet/smartphone hybrid will be getting its upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo on February 1st, the day before Dell will be launching its 7-inch tablet for carrier T-Mobile USA. Though there was a lot of initial enthusiasm behind Dell’s entry into […]

Android 2.2 Froyo Software Update Coming to T-Mobile Vibrant Tomorrow

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According to T-Mobile USA’s Chief Marketing Officer, the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the carrier’s Galaxy S variant dubbed the Vibrant will be officially unleashed starting tomorrow. The roll-out will occur in batches, so if you’re a Vibrant owner and don’t see the firmware update immediately, don’t fret. According to the carrier, the update was […]

Samsung Promises Android 2.2 Froyo Status Updates for Galaxy S Smartphones

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With the conspiracy theory that Samsung may be holding back the Android 2.2 Froyo update for its Galaxy S smartphones, which launched with Android 2.1, in favor of pushing out newer hardware with Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Samsung has taken upon itself to clear the air. In a statement to Phonescoop, the company […]

Image of Vibrant 4G Leaked Showing Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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A leaked image of the Samsung 4G for T-Mobile USA’s 4G HSPA+ network was revealed and the picture shows that the Vibrant 4G may skip Android 2.2 Froyo in favor of the newer and more current Android 2.3 operating system, also referred to as Gingerbread. While the original Vibrant, a Galaxy S series smartphone, was […]

Samsung Vibrant 4G Gets Launch Date on T-Mobile

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Samsung’s hardware refresh to the original Vibrant, a Galaxy S smartphone, will be released on February 9th according to TmoNews‘s sources. The Android 2.2 Vibrant 4G smartphone with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI adds a front-facing camera for video calls and support for T-Mobile USA’s evolving 4G network. Samsung has been criticized for the launch of […]

Samsung Galaxy S Mini Looks Like Smaller Galaxy S Meets with iPhone 4

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Leaked images of the Galaxy S Mini, model number Samsung S5830, reveal a device that looks like a cross between a Galaxy S smartphone with Apple’s iPhone 4 down to the silver strip that runs around the sides of the Galaxy S Mini, reminiscent of the stainless steel antenna band around the iPhone. According to […]

Samsung Withholding Vibrant Update in Favor of Vibrant 4G Push

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In what is being described as a hostage situation at AndroidSPIN, a tipster has informed the blog that Samsung is withholding the already finalized Android 2.2 update to the original T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant for the U.S. carrier in hopes of pushing aggressive sales and updates to the slightly updated Vibrant 4G hardware, which was recently […]

LG Hopes You’ll Replace Home Gaming Console with Optimus 2X (Video)

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With smartphones already replacing stand-alone GPS units, digital cameras, low-cost digital video cameras, PDAs, and other peripherals as those functions are now good enough and well integrated into a smartphone to use, LG is hoping to take that further and have users replace their home video game console systems with its powerful NVIDIA dual-core gigahertz […]

Verizon HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE Android Smartphone Goes Official (Video)

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At the 4G press conference today, U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless made the HTC Thunderbolt official as a 4G smartphone for its emerging LTE network, which will launch during the first half of 2011. The phone will have a 4.3-inch display with Dolby surround sound speakers, kickstand, front- and rear-facing camera, and mobile hotspot capabilities. As […]

AT&T Motorola Atrix Android Smartphone & Laptop Dock Demo

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Motorola and AT&T are diving into territories of the Palm Foleo, a prototype yet unreleased productivity device that runs your applications from the phone but doesn’t have any processing power of its own. For the AT&T Atrix 4G Android phone, Motorola had created a solution, available soon, for AT&T that will allow the Atrix to […]

AT&T HTC Inspire 4G Hands-On

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We were able to go hands-on with the HTC Inspire 4G, a large 4.3-inch Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone with HTC Sense. The HTC Inspire 4G is an HSPA+ smartphone that is essentially the AT&T re-badged version of the European HTC Desire HD. The design utilizes HTC’s unibody aluminum design and feels slim, solid, and very […]

HTC Inspire 4G Inspires Us All on AT&T with HTC Sense UI

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After the Samsung Infuse 4G and Motorola Atrix 4G, AT&T’s HSPA+ network rollout continues with the HTC Inspire 4G with HTC Sense, which should square off with Sprint’s EVO 4G with its large screen. The Sense-enabled handset comes with a number of HTC innovations, including the ability to ring loudly when inside a bag or […]

Sprint Officially Announces HTC EVO Shift 4G Android Smartphone

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The HTC EVO Shift 4G has gone official on Sprint’s Now Network after numerous leaks leading up to the carrier’s third 4G Android smartphone announcement at CES 2011. The device utilizes a more compact form factor complete with landscape-oriented keyboard slider and comes with HTC Sense, the manufacturer’s proprietary UI layer, on top of Android […]

Will T-Mobile Launch the 7-Inch Dell Streak at CES?

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Leaked images of Dell’s 7-inch tablet has emerged, and this time the Android tablet with Dell’s Stage user interface is shown with T-Mobile branding, suggesting that an announcement may be probable at CES. The 7-inch Dell Streak would join Dell’s original 5-inch Streak as Dell continues to expand its presence in the mobile space with […]

Dell Venue Android Smartphone Coming to Korea

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Dell has announced that the keyboard-less edition of the Venue Pro, known as the Dell Venue, will be coming to Korea this month. Like the Venue Pro, the Dell Venue will feature a 4.1-inch AMOLED curved Gorilla Glass display. However, instead of the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system found on the Venue Pro, with […]

LG Star Dual-Core Android Smartphone Launching as Optimus 2X

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The venerably leaked LG Star Android smartphone that was shown running on a dual-core ARM Cortex A9-based NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor has been confirmed by its maker LG as the LG Optimus 2X, a nomenclature that hints at the chipset that ships inside the device. The powerful Android smartphone is capable of encoding and decoding […]

Google Gets Personal with Android Voice Search

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A recent update to Google Voice Search on the company’s Android mobile platform brings some improvements to voice recognition. The update, now available as a free update or download on Android Market, will now allow users who opt in the opportunity for Google to learn their speech patterns, which will help with better voice recognition […]

That Nook Color Froyo Update: Well Not So Fast

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Yesterday I got excited, as did quite a few others with news from Engadget that Barnes & Noble was going to update the Nook Color to Android 2.2 (Froyo) in January and add the Android Marketplace to the device. This would have in effect made the Nook Color a pretty decent Android Tablet/Slate, in fact […]

Nook Color to Get Froyo in January

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Interesting. Very interesting. Word is that Android 2.2 (Froyo) will be hitting the Nook Color in January. Yes, you can do some rooting and install it now, but this looks like an official way of moving only one step behind the next version of Android. What’s really interesting about this is that Froyo will enable […]