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Android Authority Asks: What is your Favorite Android Browser?

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

Chrome Beta

Tonight we are asking, what is your favorite Android browser? Yesterday afternoon the long awaited release of the Google Chrome browser for Android finally released. But the sad thing is, it’s only compatible with ICS, so I have not been able to play around with it.

Most people I know use Dolphin for its’ speed and ability to turn off flash when it’s not needed, because we know flash can slow down your device as well as eat up some precious battery. I actually still use the stock browser on my Droid Bionic, there isn’t a whole lot of stuff I use the browser for since every site I go to has an app [...]

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Google+ gets Updated with What’s Hot, Who +1’ed, and Other Performance Tweaks

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

It seems like all the developers of the major social apps decided to update their app around the same time. Yesterday Seesmic got it’s first update in a very long time. Foursquare just got updated not to long ago, and now here is Google+ with a cool new update. The two biggest parts of this update are the additions of the What’s Hot list and the ability to see who+1’ed your post. We’ve got the full changelog below for you to check out.

Full Changelog:Massive performance improvements across the app What’s Hot! View who +1′d a post or comment Stream posts shortened to fit more per scroll Infinite photos feed in ‘From your circles’ Stream no longer jumps to [...]
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Foursquare Updated to Include NFC Beam and A Few Other Cool Features

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

We have seen quite a bit of updated and new apps in the last 24 or so hours, including Chrome Beta and Microsoft’s OneNote launching in the Android Market, and Seesmic, Google+ and Foursquare getting updated. But most importantly Foursquare added NFC Beam support in it’s latest update. This goes without saying but I am going to say it anyways, you need a NFC chip and Android 4.0 for Android Beam to work. So basically right now the only device that Android Beam will work on is the Galaxy Nexus. Foursquare also improved scrolling speed throughout the app in this update.

So now when you and your buddies are out at the strip club and one of your friends check’s [...]

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LG Optimus Vu shows off it’s 5″ Display, NFC and More

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

Let the new device rumors for Mobile World Congress begin, here we’ve got a new beast (well semi-beast) of a device from LG. I know many of you have bad feelings towards LG’s devices, but their last few on Verizon were pretty good. But anyways, this one features a 5-inch display at 4:3 ratio, yeah we aren’t to fond of that either. It runs on a 1.5GHz Dual-core processor, with 1GB of RAM, a NFC chip, 8GB of internal memory, 8MP  camera, and runs Android 2.3? Come on LG, when are we going to start seeing devices launch with Android 4.0?

Ok LG, so far it looks like you’ve done a bad job at trying to create your own Phablet. But before we say we totally [...]

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New Transformer Prime OTA Update Now Rolling Out [In The US]

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

For all the Transformer Prime users in the US, you probably woke up to a new update notification right? If not go and check manually by going to Settings > About Tablet > System Firmware Update. This new update which is build, brings improved Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a new kernel. We have also heard that it brings a fix to the random reboot issue we heard about a few weeks ago.

We haven’t been able to find a full changelog yet, but as soon as we do we will post it for those of you who have not gotten the update yet. In the meantime, share your findings on what’s new in the comments, and let us know if the random reboots have stopped, did [...]

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Why Bigger Batteries Matter More than Thinness [Editorial]

by: AlexanderFebruary 8, 2012

We have seen some pretty thin phones come around lately, haven’t we? From the Motorola Droid RAZR, to the Huawei Ascend P1 at CES, and to the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is rumored to be thinner than the incredibly svelte Droid RAZR. Even thought the Droid RAZR Maxx with that huge battery on its back, but let’s face the fact that the batteries in these thin phones are pretty bad, usually around 1500mAh to 1900mAh which tend to not last very long. So – why can’t manufacturers get it that we want more capacity in our batteries more than a thinner phone? Wouldn’t you love to have a phone that can last you almost 2 days with 4G LTE on the entire time? I [...]

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Andru: USB Phone Charger – Official Unboxing

by: AlexanderFebruary 7, 2012

Today Fedex brought me a cool new charger for my Android device to review. Have to give a big thanks to the guys over at The Gen for hooking us up with a review unit that we will be giving away. It is basically a charger unlike something you’ve ever seen before, in the world of Android. It’s best used as a desk charger, since Andru stands on the plug, so you could have him standing on your desk and make all your co-workers jealous. As you can see in the picture above I used my old HTC Sensation 4G as the guinea pig, and it works on my Droid Bionic as well as my Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant. It will work on any device that has a USB charger, just plug [...]

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Droid Bionic Update 5.9.902 is Ready, Here is the Full Changelog

by: AlexanderFebruary 7, 2012

We told you over the weekend that all of us Droid Bionic owners would be getting an update, but we didn’t know which update it would be. It could have been the mistakenly rolled out .901 update, or the leaked .902 update or even Ice Cream Sandwich (which seemed very unlikely). The image above has leaked out onto Verizon’s support website and the change log is pretty short but the important changes are there. Including “data connectivity and stability improvements” along with a fix for the Black screen lockups many of us have seen.

The update is just 57.6MB in size. Go to Settings > About Phone> System Updates and check to [...]

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Samsung holding a March 22nd event, Announcing the 7mm-thick Galaxy S3?

by: AlexanderFebruary 7, 2012

Here we go with the rumor mill on the Galaxy S3 again. It’s already been confirmed by Samsung that they will not be announcing or showing off their Galaxy S3 at Mobile World Congress later this month, but it looks like they will be announcing it at their own event in late-March. Frandroid has stated that the March 22nd date is the same date that Samsung will be holding a media event in France, and so far there is no mention of what will be unveiled, the Galaxy S2 successor should certainly be the main runner in this rumor mill.

If all the earlier leaks and rumors we have seen and heard prove to be correct, the Galaxy S3 will feature a 4.6″ 720p Super AMOLED plus [...]

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Galaxy S2 LTE and Galaxy Note rumored Heading to Telstra in Australia

by: AlexanderFebruary 7, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy Note and their Galaxy S2 LTE could be heading to Australian carrier Telstra, if the latest from the rumor mill prove to be correct. According to Ausdroid, which cites it’s own insider sources at the network, both devices recently made their way into the Telstra’s internal systems, suggesting a launch coming very soon.

The LTE version of the very popular Galaxy Note is due to launch on AT&T, they’ve already started the pre-orders, as well as all of the major Canadian carriers. The Galaxy S2 LTE is already available on a wide range of carriers worldwide. Until now neither phone has seen an official Australian release, but with Samsung [...]

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