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LG Optimus Black to launch in UK next week

LG has confirmed with Pocket-Lint that the Optimus Black — announced during CES as “the world’s thinnest smartphone”– will make its debut in the UK next week. Carrier partners are currently unknown, but this is definitely a device worth getting excited about. It packs LG’s colorful and crisp 4-inch  NOVA display with 700 nits of […]

[ More ] May 6th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |

Canalys: Android dominance grows as Q1 market share climbs to 35%

Market research and analysis firm Canalys on Wednesday released its global country-level smartphone market share data for the first quarter of 2011. According to the firm’s report, Android continued to dominate the worldwide smartphone market as global shipments grew to 37.5 million units, giving Google’s mobile OS a market-leading 35% share of smartphone sales in […]

[ More ] May 5th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Industry |

AT&T’s Motorola ATRIX 4G just $49.99 from Amazon

No, this isn’t April Fools. AmazonWireless is selling AT&T’s Motorola ATRIX 4G for $49.99 with a new two-year AT&T contract. That’s $150 less than AT&T’s $199.99 price tag. Sure, there’s been some hoopla about AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ performance on the ATRIX, but it still packs plenty of punch with a killer dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 […]

[ More ] April 11th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |

Kyocera Echo pre-orders begin at Sprint

The Kyocera Echo, Sprint’s new Android 2.2 (Froyo) smartphone — with two displays stacked on top of one another, Nintendo DS style — is now available for pre-order. Interested customers can reserve the Echo for $199.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate, for delivery on April 17th. We went up close with the Echo during CTIA […]

[ More ] March 30th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |

Sprint confirms Froyo updates for Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab

Sprint on Monday confirmed that two of its popular Android devices, the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, will receive software updates this week. BGR reported on Friday that the Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab would receive OTA software updates beginning on the 21st. Our report also stated that the Samsung Transform would […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Industry |

T-Mobile G2 is free through January 20th

The Consumer Electronics Show was packed to the brim this year with forthcoming Android phones and tablets, but truth be told, T-Mobile didn’t have much to offer in the way of beastly new smartphones to look forward to. Now, it’s entirely possible that the scrappy carrier is saving most of its goodies for Mobile World […]

[ More ] January 19th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |

Samsung stifling Android 2.2 update for T-Mobile’s Vibrant, tips anonymous insider

A report filed by AndroidSpin is sure to make the collective blood of Samsung Vibrant owners boil. According to an anonymous source working for T-Mobile, Sammy is purposely holding back the Android 2.2 update for its original Vibrant handset to help differentiate and drive sales of the recently leaked Vibrant 4G. The site’s source writes, […]

[ More ] January 13th, 2011 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |

LG Optimus 2X is world’s first dual-core smartphone

Ahh, the joy of being an Android fan. With each new announcement comes the knowledge that the latest, greatest Android smartphone will only hold that title for a matter of months, if not weeks. In fact, those who hop aboard the Nexus S  train tomorrow can go to sleep tonight already knowing what the next […]

[ More ] December 16th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |

Google’s Android Voice Search application gets ‘personalized recognition’

Search giant Google has just released an update for its Android Voice Search app that offers Android users the option of “personalized recognition.” Enabling the new feature will allow the search application to custom taylor its speech algorithm to a linked Google account. As the press release reads: If you opt into personalized recognition, we […]

[ More ] December 15th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in Software |

Verizon makes LG Vortex Smartphone official

Verizon Wireless has officially announced Android-powered smartphone today, the LG Vortex. The handset has a sleek design and easy-to-use access to a variety of applications. The Verizon LG Vortex is coming in two color options – Black and Violet. This LG smartphone is runs Android 2.2 Froyo OS and support for Google Mobile Services. LG […]

[ More ] November 16th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in Cellphones |