Derek Scott(333 posts)

A webmaster by trade, Derek Scott has been making websites since the early days of the internet. When Derek is not in front of a screen he enjoys learning new things and seeing new sights. Derek is responsible for the development at Android Authority.

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Samsung Captivate for AT&T on sale for $.01 from Amazon

by: Derek ScottAugust 25, 2010

It doesn’t get better than this.  Amazon has lowered the price of AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Captivate.  The smartphone is on sale for $.01 and the activation fee of $36.00 will be credited to your wireless bill.  To get this stellar offer, you must sign a two-year service agreement with AT&T.

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Samsung SHW-M130L Galaxy U Android smartphone with Super AMOLED display announced

by: Derek ScottAugust 20, 2010

In South Korea yesterday, Samsung presented its newest phone, the SHW-M130L Galaxy U.  The Galaxy U features specs similar to its brethren, the Galaxy S, like a a gorgeous Super AMOLED touchscreen display. The Galaxy U’s display is slightly smaller, though, at 3.7-inches.  The Galaxy U also offers an optical trackpad below the display screen.  The new handset also offers a speedy 1GHz processor, a 5mp camera with HD video recording, 8GB of on-board storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and T-DMB support.

The phone will retail for 800,000 Won (US$682).

[via Samsung Hub]

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Sanyo Zio M6000 Android phone for Cricket now on sale

by: Derek ScottAugust 20, 2010

Cricket has announced the immediate availability of its new Android smartphone, the Sanyo Zio M6000 by Kyocera.  The new Zio features a large and colorful 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 3.2mp camera/camcorder, GPS, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.  Cricket is offering the Zio for $149.99 with a qualifying plan.

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T-Mobile G2 HSPA+ Android smartphone gets pictured

by: Derek ScottAugust 20, 2010

via Engadget

The recently confirmed G2 smartphone that is headed for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network has been captured in the wild, according to the folks over at Engadget.  The G2, the successor to T-Mobile’s G1, looks to sport a full four row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and possibly an optical trackpad for navigation.

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Kyocera Sanyo Zio M6000 Android smartphone shipping August 21, pre-order now

by: Derek ScottAugust 18, 2010

Cricket Wireless in the U.S. announced the pricing and availability of the Kyocera Sanyo Zio M6000 smartphone.  The new handset will sport the Android OS, a large 3.5-inch color touchscreen display, a 3.2mp camera/camcorder, a zippy 600MHz processor under its hood, and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.  The new Zio retails at $249.99 with a qualifying contract and is available for pre-order today.

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HTC Desire, WildFire for Virgin Media UK receiving Android 2.2 Froyo in September

by: Derek ScottAugust 18, 2010

Virgin Media in the UK confirmed that its HTC Desire and Wildfire handsets will be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update in September. Via its Twitter account, Virgin Media tweeted “MOBILE: HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire – great news, we’re expecting to release OTA updates to 2.2 (Froyo) early Sep :).” Right on schedule with HTC’s statement that Froyo would roll out starting Q3 of this year.

[via Pocket-Lint]

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Today only – T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S smartphone on sale for $99

by: Derek ScottAugust 18, 2010

T-Mobile USA is offering its Samsung Galaxy S phone, the Samsung Vibrant, for $99 with a qualifying service agreement. This special rate is for today only, so get this awesome Android phone for a song while you still can.

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Vimeo launches video Universal Player for Android devices

by: Derek ScottAugust 17, 2010

Popular online video sharing site Vimeo has announced today a new Universal Player for web sites that allows mobile devices, such as Google Android devices and Apple’s iPad and iPhone, to play back Vimeo videos directly from a web browser by making use of Flash or HTML5, as appropriate.

The Universal Player, an embeddable web page video player, will offers Flash support for Android mobile devices as well as HTML5 for iOS devices like Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The Player intelligently configures the video format for the device’s web browser and streams the appropriate video resolution, such as HD, SD, or mobile. The company also announced a new [...]

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Possible Motorola Android tablet, Stingray MOTMZ600, surfaces

by: Derek ScottAugust 17, 2010

A new internal document has surfaced showing what appears to be the Motorola Stingray, a device that could possibly be the company’s Android tablet that we are expecting to see before the year’s end.  The Stingray is expected to feature a large 10-inch touchscreen display and a speedy NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.  There have also been rumors floating around saying the tablet will be Verizon FiOS-enabled for fast downloads and web surfing.

[via DROID-Life]

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Sprint HTC EVO 4G Froyo update has calendar bug

by: Derek ScottAugust 16, 2010


Users that have downloaded Sprint’s Android 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC EVO 4G handsets are reporting Calendar issues.  A person on Google’s bug submission page has offered up some interesting information.  According to the post:

When editing a calendar entry, on all calendars, the ‘Description’ field is being overwritten with the contents of the ‘Where’ field.  It did not do this with 2.1.

A video showing identifying the issue has also been submitted via YouTube.

[via Android Central]

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