Palm Pre 2 users on Verizon will finally get the webOS 2.1 update for their phones. The update is being rolled out gradually so not all devices will get it at once.
Among the list of new features is Exhibition, which launches a bunch of apps such as the clock, photos or agenda when you dock the phone, voice dialing, support for Bluetooth keyboards, ability to backup call history, text and instant messages, email fixes, messaging fixes, photos app fixes, updates to Tasks and security updates. Read more »
The Motorola Atrix 4G was launched with an excellent hardware but a rather outdated version of Android and on top of that had a locked bootloader like all Motorola Android phone. But thanks to code leaked from the Gingerbread update for the Atrix 4G, the good people at xda-developers have managed to unlock the bootloader on the phone.
This of course means that Motorola intended to unlock the bootloader on the Atrix 4G with their forthcoming Gingerbread update. It also means Read more »
ASUS is on track to releasing the second generation Eee Pad Transformer late this year, probably some time in October. The tablet-slash-notebook will probably pack the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, which is said to feature a quad-core monster of a CPU. Reportedly the company is also releasing a second Padfone with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and making available the Eee Pad Slider and a 7″ Eee Pad MeMO tablet with 3D support this year.
This information comes from respected Chinese source Digitimes.com and we are really hoping it’s true as it will bring the next evolutionary step in tablet world. The next Transformer crossover between a tablet and a netbook will offer the Tegra 3 chipset, rumored to be the 5x faster than Tegra 2 Kal-El. The original Transformer single-handedly put ASUS over its competition in the non-Apple tablet manufacturers club with 400.000 shipments in the first half of 2011. Read more »
It’s been three days since Nokia announced the MeeGo-running N9 but is shows no signs of wanting to move away from the spotlight. Today we’ve got the first 720p video sample taken with the N9′s camera.
The sample was delivered to us from Italy and despite not featuring the most interesting of scenes shows the potential of the N9 camcorder. Read more »
The Hulu team released the Hulu Plus app for Android, which means you can finally put your Plus subscription to good use on your droid. It’s a pretty exclusive club for now – only six phones are officially supported.
It doesn’t seem to be a question of processing power, so I don’t really know how they picked them them. Read more »
The long awaited Android 3.1 Honeycomb update is finally hitting the Motorola’s first and only tablet – the XOOM. If you live outside the US, then you are lucky and you can update your device.
The 3.1 update enables the microSD card support among other improvements and bug fixes. Read more »
Angry Birds Season has been updated to match the just started summer (the astronomical season). The new Summer Pignic update works the same way as the Christmas one – as each day passes, we’ll get a new level to tackle.
The Summer Pignic update will include a total of 30 levels plus at least two bonus ones (from a golden egg and the one that unlocks when you get three stars on all levels). Read more »
Just as promised, today Mozilla released the next version of their widely popular Firefox browser. Firefox 5.0 has been available for download through the company FTP servers for a couple of days now, but now that it’s officially finalized you can get if straight from the Mozilla website or the Android Market.
According to the developers Firefox 5.0 brings over 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements compared to its predecessor. That is no mean feat considering that its development only took three months. Read more »
Samsung has just released a new ad, this time about the Galaxy Tab 10.1. It’s a really sweet commercial with a father, his son and a Galaxy Tab.
It seems Samsung is on a roll these days – it launched two Galaxy S II ads within less than a week. Now is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 turn. Here is the video: Read more »
Another popular iOS app has found its way on the Android Market. Crackle – Movies & TV is an app that lets you watch Hollywood movies and TV shows for free on your mobile phone over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. The app itself is free as well. All you need is an Android 2.2+ phone with Flash Player support and a solid Internet connection and preferably unlimited data plan and you are good to go.
Here are some of the main features of the app Read more »
The Optimus Pad is the weapon to help LG battle into the recently started Honeycomb tablet war. Besides its 8.9-inch display, Tegra2 chipset and 32GB internal storage, the Optimus Pad has a secret trump card.
That’s right. We are speaking about that dual 5 megapixel camera at the back capable of recording 720p 3D videos. Later you can watch them with a pair of standard red-cyan glasses. Read more »
Compact bar plus QWERTY keyboard plus Android 2.3 Gingerbread plus HTC Sense plus Facebook key equals HTC ChaCha. This is the shortest possible equation to describe one of our new guest today – the socially-oriented HTC ChaCha.
It’s a good looking and quite capable little droid with a great landscape QWERTY keyboard. We have to admit it’s the first HTC smartphone in a long time to break the line of boring designs. Read more »
Good news for those with Nvidia Tegra based Android devices. Galaxy on Fire 2 THD is now available for you to download free of cost from the Android Market. This is the special version for Nvidia Tegra devices but there is also a version for other devices which is paid.
Now Galaxy on Fire is a gorgeous looking game and I’m glad for all the Tegra based device owners. But I can see a trend starting here that worries me a bit. Read more »
The HTC Flyer is the first ever true tablet to come out of the HTC portfolio (those humongous Advantage things don’t count). It looks very cool and sleek in its white-slash-aluminum casing and feels very solid in your hands.
When you unlock this bad boy, you are greeted by the awesome HTC Sense 3.0, popping up on a 7-incher and it really lights up the entire experience compared to the smaller smartphone screens. Some might argue that offering only a phone-optimized Gingerbread instead of the tablet-in-mind Honeycomb OS is a bad thing but this has allowed HTC to bring the proper Sense feel to the Flyer. Read more »
As Rovio promised the next Angry Birds update is already available for download. It’s called Mine and Dine and gives us the beginning of a brand new sixth chapter.
The Mine and Dine update brings the first 15 levels of the new chapter, a new way to battle pigs (you get hanging stalactites in addition to the TNTs) and most probably there is a new golden egg somewhere. Read more »