While manufacturers fall further behind on updating devices, development teams like Cyanogenmod and AOKP strive to keep these devices up to date. Paying hundreds of dollars for a device only for it to be dropped a few months later is a real bummer; thankfully custom ROMs breathe new life into older devices as they continue to receive the latest and greatest operating systems. As of last night, AOKP has started to release Jelly Bean builds to the older Galaxy S line as well as newer builds for the current nexus devices. [Read more...]
If the HTC Status- or “Facebook Phone” as it’s more often referred to- caught your interest, you should be happy to hear that a release date and price has been officially confirmed by AT&T.
The phone with integrated facebook features and the first dedicated Facebook button will be coming July 17th, for 50 bucks on contract. It’s got a 2.6 inch 480×320 display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, HTC Sense, 5 mega-pixel camera, and a blackberry-style keyboard. Pre-order starts today.
In typical Verizon fashion, their latest phone, the Motorola Droid 3, made its subtle arrival onto the Verizon online store. It’s got slide-out QWERTY Keyboard, Dual-core 1GHz Processor, 16GB of storage, Adobe Flash, Android Gingerbread, 4″ qHD Display, 1080p Video Capture/Front and Rear Cameras. It’s 200 bucks with a two year contract, or $460 at full retail price. Remember! Today is the start of Verizon’s new tiered data plan, so if unlimited data is a must for you, you won’t find it here.
Check out full specs and details or get the phone for yourself at Verizon’s page.
I don’t really know if this is Android news or what, but it’s certainly tablet news. Company “TabCo” is attempting to bait the world with suspense, with a “Who is TabCo?” catch phrase. They’ve basically bashed all the android tablets released so far for not one-uping Apple, and they practically guarantee they’ll give you an “Aha!” moment and trump the competition.
In case you missed it, they did some skywriting over Apple’s developer conference saying “Forget the Fruit.” They took things a step to the less than humble side and kind of ruined it by flat out saying on their site “we’re the people who had the balls to skywrite over the Apple WWDC!” They made some mock focus group videos and are basically just taking the whole “mystery” thing to the point that it’s eye-roll worthy. There is seriously no other hints to what the heck is going on, but apparently we’ll know before the end of summer. I’m not exactly shaking from anticipation.
“Smartphone App “TAP said Pokemon?” Will appear this summer!
This summer, the app for smartphones, “TAP said Pokemon (tap)?” Will do it!
“A Pokemon you say? BW” according to the song, trying to tap a timely Pokemon cards.
Remember the song, you can tap a well Kimi?
AppStore, we will deliver it free in the Android Market!
Follow-up to enjoy!”
Okay, so the translation is a little rough. But the point is, Pokemon is coming out with a game for Android! Which is awesome. Apparently the game will relate to music and tapping Pokemon cards. At this point, i’m pretty clueless on the details other than it’s coming this summer; and i can’t even say if it’ll ever have a US version. I am extremely excited nonetheless.
WildTangent, a gaming company for computers, is now planning for a release of Android apps for the Google Market. The games available range from free to ad-supported, and you can rent games for just a day. The app is designed to run much like any renting business, but with low costs.
WildCoins, WildTangent’s currency, will be anywhere from $4 to $10 per month and renting will start at 25 cents each day. Though you pay monthly, games are not unlimited.
Of course you can still choose to buy the game outright if you don’t want to bother with samples of it.
Just yesterday we mentioned the LG Revolution for Verizon arriving…well, today. You can buy it at any Verizon store (including online) for the set price of $249.99 on contract. But, if you’re looking to save fifty bucks, check this deal out.
Android Police caught a deal over at Wirefly, which list the LG Revolution at $199.99 as opposed to its standard listed price of $249.99.
Here’s a refresher on specs if you missed it:
4.3″ capacitive touchscreen
Android 2.2 Froyo
1GHz Snapdragon processor
HDMI output andSmartShare
4G mobile hotspot
4G LTE capable
1.3 mega-pixel front-facing camera for video chat
5 mega-pixel 720p HD video recording and playback
You can grab the LG Revolution for this discounted price here.