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WhatsApp Gets updated to Version 2.7.3581

by: AlexanderFebruary 11, 2012

Looks like WhatsApp just got updated to fix a couple of major bugs for Samsung and ICS users. If you’re not familiar with WhatsApp, it’s an app that allows you to text people using your data plan, not your texting plan. It also has quite a few cool features along with group chatting, and the best feature is that it’s completely free! You can also text international for no additional charges, pretty cool app right? WhatsApp is one of the most popular Social apps in the Android Market right now, and is available on every smartphone platform including Blackberry, Symbian, iOS, and webOS.

Here’s the full changelog for version [...]

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Best Android Devices on Sprint, February 2012

by: AlexanderFebruary 11, 2012

This is our new monthly column that will feature the best from Sprint for each month. We are doing one for each carrier in the US. We are going to bring you current promotions as well as our picks as the best Android device in a range of categories that are available on the Now Network. Please feel free to provide your feedback in the comments so we can make this column even better for you. Also be sure to share this with all your friends on Sprint, so if they are looking to upgrade you can give them advice based on our knowledge.

Current News and Promotions

LG Optimus S: Currently Sprint is offering the LG Optimus S as part of their Smartphone [...]

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AT&T’s Upgrade Fee Doubling Starting this Sunday

by: AlexanderFebruary 11, 2012

Ok, don’t get to upset. It’s not that much money, AT&T is basically changing their upgrade fee from $18 to $36. Yes it is a 100% increase but it still isn’t all that bad. At least the Early Termination Fee isn’t doubling, now that would be a nightmare since it’s already $350.

Here is what an AT&T Spokeswoman told Android Central regarding the matter:

Wireless devices today are more sophisticated than ever before. And because of that, the costs associated with upgrading to a new device have increased and is reflected in our new upgrade fee. This fee isn’t unique to AT&T and this is the first time we’re changing it in nearly 10 [...]

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Verizon Pushes 5.9.902 Update to the Droid Bionic

by: AlexanderFebruary 10, 2012

It’s here, the update that will put the Droid Bionic back on top, at least for now. This update is supposed to help get rid of those data drops we all hate, and the Black Screen of Death as well as some other improvements.

Earlier this week, this update when out to soak testers and most people were saying it’d be a week before it was out to the rest of the Bionic owners. Well hey you guys were wrong! But it was a good thing, because the update got here less than 48 hours after the soak test was over. I have to give it to the folks over at Motorola for being so quick about this one.

Go ahead and hit up the comments below and let us know when you get [...]

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Motorola Droid 4 Available Today from Verizon Wireless for $199 with a New 2-Year Contract

by: AlexanderFebruary 10, 2012

It’s finally here! The first in the long line of Original Droids (i.e. Droid, Droid 2, Droid 3, etc.) to get LTE capability is now officially for sale. Similar to the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx, the Droid 4’s battery is not removable. But the battery cover is so you can replace your Micro SD Card and your 4G sim card.

The Droid 4 comes running Android 2.3.6 and of course it’s been promised an upgrade to Android 4.0. Not sure why Motorola didn’t choose to launch it with Android 4.0, it would have made marketing it even cooler. Imagine “Droid 4, with a 4-inch screen, with Android 4.0, running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network”. The Droid 4 [...]

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Android Authority Asks: Super Thin Device or Huge Battery?

by: AlexanderFebruary 9, 2012

Droid Razr Maxx Battery Life

So earlier this week I wrote a nice editorial about why most of us consumers prefer a little bit thicker device with a much bigger battery then a super thin device with a very little battery. So I guess the best way to put this is, do you want the Droid Razr or the Droid Razr Maxx? Essentially the same device but the Droid Razr is much thinner (well not really) but has about half the battery as the Droid Razr Maxx, which has been proven to last about 21 hours of moderate to heavy usage.

So in tonight’s poll we are asking do you want a really thin Android device? Or would you rather have a device that might be [...]

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HTC Says first ICS Updates will take place in March, Also Adds More Devices to First Round of Updates

by: AlexanderFebruary 9, 2012

HTC just gave word on its’ official Facebook page that the first round of Android 4.0 updates would be available before the end of March, and it looks like the HTC Thunderbolt will not be in the first round. So what phones are getting updated?

HTC Sensation HTC Sensation 4G HTC Sensation XE HTC Sensation XL HTC Rezound HTC EVO 3D HTC EVO Design 4G HTC Vivid HTC Incredible S HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD

Here’s HTC’s full official statement:

HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that our first round of ICS upgrades will roll out by the end of March for the HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation 4G and [...]

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Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 And the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx Get Updated

by: AlexanderFebruary 9, 2012

Wow, Motorola has really been pushing out updates lately. Last night we saw that the Xoom LTE was getting a very minor update, and now it looks as if the Droid Xyboard, Droid Razr, and Droid Razr Maxx are now getting updated. Let’s start off with the Droid Xyboard.

The Droid Xyboard will soon be recieving build 1.6.0M_279 which will include a slightly longer changelog then what we saw on the XOOM LTE.

Enhanced Browser performance to improve scrolling improved touch response that includes Stylus enhancements Maintain data connection when switching between Wi-Fi and the Verizon 3G and 4G LTE networks Successfully connect to 4G LTE network and see the 4G LTE [...]
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Review & Giveaway of Andru: Android Themed USB Charger [Updated with Winner]

by: AlexanderFebruary 9, 2012

So you remember on Tuesday when we did the unboxing of the Andru – Android USB Charger accessory? Well now is the time to enter so you can win your own Andru. So let’s jump into the mini-review of this cool, adorable (as the ladies would say) charger for your Android device.

How well does it work?

I’ve only used it about 2 times to charge my Droid Bionic, but it seems like it charges it bit faster then the Motorola charger. It was able to charge my Bionic from 0% all the way to 100% in just over an hour (about an hour and 15 minutes), which on the Motorola charger that came with it, takes almost 2 hours to go the full round. So what other functionality could [...]

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Verizon LTE Xoom Getting An Update (HLK75H), But It’s Not Ice Cream Sandwich

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

All I gotta say is damn Motorola has been busy lately. In the past 4 weeks (maybe less) we have seen soak tests for the Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Photon 4G, Motorola Droid Razr/Maxx, and the Droid Bionic, now it looks like a soak test for the Motorola Xoom is coming or it might have already started since Verizon has posted the Software Update PDF on their support site already.

We are a little dissappointed that it is not Android 4.0, especially since the Wi-Fi Xoom already has Ice Cream Sandwich (I bet Verizon is holding that one up). According to the PDF it doesn’t look like there is to much to this update as far as changes go. Your tablet will now support dual [...]

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