James Tromans(710 posts)

Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.

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LG Optimus 2X a dual-core LG Star?

by: James TromansDecember 14, 2010

Here is a video of the LG Optimus 2X perhaps also known as the LG Star (SU660). Alledgely set for the Korean market, the video above displays this device working with HDMI the way phones should work with HDMI. It’s seamless, smooth and works rather well. This device looks very similar to the LG Star that we have already given some read-time too. The difference allegedly being that the LG Optimus 2X is a dual-core equivalent. In a video presented after the break, we get to see the Optimus 2X apparently wipe the floor with the Samsung Galaxy S. Of course, eventually there always had to be a new phone that drastically out-performed the Galaxy S, but to see it so soon is a [...]

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Motorola’s 10-inch Honeycomb tablet to land on Verizon

by: James TromansDecember 13, 2010

Motorola Tablet Computer

Engadget have posted a number of blurry cam photos of a new Motorola Android tablet that appears to be landing with Verizon. This device is set to have a 1GHz Tegra 2 T20, along with a 32GB of storage and up-to-32GB microSD card. It also packs a 1280 x 800 multitouch screen and a gyroscope. Things are aptly finished off with 512MB of RAM and it appears as though we might even see a micro-USB port, a mini-HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone socket.

Of course, this device is set to offer Android Honeycomb and is alleged to be the very same device that Google’s Andy Rubin recently unveiled on stage. If you are interested [...]

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Google Instant for Android going worldwide

by: James TromansDecember 10, 2010

Google Instant for the world on mobile

Google have recently revealed that their popular desktop search modification called Google Instant has now found its way to Android devices world wide. Google Instant is a new feature by Google that returns the results of your searches as your type. The general idea is that you do not have to type the whole thing in order to find what you are looking for and the whole search experience is quicker.

This feature is now available for Android devices worldwide, but you will have to enable it first. In order to do so you should browse to www.google.com on your mobile Android device, and make sure you have not [...]

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Notion Ink Adam available for pre-order at $375.33

by: James TromansDecember 9, 2010

Notion Ink Adam

For those that signed up, Notion Ink’s Adam will become available for pre-order at 00:00 AM tomorrow Indian Standard Time (IST), which is 1.30pm EST today (9th December) in the States. For the rest of us, we can get involved 6 hours later. As Notion Ink point out, their launch has made them the number 2 blog on WordPress after Oprah Winfrey. But enough of that, let’s remind ourselves of what the Adam has going for it.

First of all, it runs their own build of Android called Eden, which is based on Android 2.3 but brings many of the features Honeycomb is alleged to offer. It also has a NVidia Dual Core Tegra 250 [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S to receive Gingerbread update

by: James TromansDecember 9, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S

Since the recent official announcement of Android 2.3 and the unveiling of the Google Nexus S produced by Samsung, many people have speculated as to whether the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones will receive an update to Android 2.3 as well. The driving force behind these queries lies in the fact that the Nexus S and Galaxy S series share many similar hardware features, thus making a port of Gingerbread rather likely.

Plenty of other websites have speculated as little as 2 hours ago (at the time of writing), but it would appear as though the matter has been solved by Samsung India. They have recently made a Twitter update, [...]

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Google Nexus S with Gingerbread

by: James TromansDecember 7, 2010

Google have officially announced the Nexus S flag-ship smartphone running Gingerbread, aka, Android 2.3. This phone offers a curved ‘contour’ display which is designed to fit ‘comfortably in the palm of your hand’. It provides Samsung’s 1GHz Hummingbird processor as well as front rear facing cameras. One of the other highlights of the device is that it packs 16GB of internal memory along with near field communication (NFC) hardware that “lets you read information from NFC tags”.

Gingerbread is the fastest version of Android yet, and it delivers a number of improvements, such as user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard [...]

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Sony Ericsson LiveView

by: James TromansDecember 6, 2010

SE LiveView

Back towards the end of September, we announced the news that Sony Ericsson will release a small accessory for your Android phone. Slashgear have had the chance to perform a review on the unit, which if executed well, could be a really neat little holiday present.

LiveView can interface with your Android device to bring you news from Twitter, Facebook, sms, calls and pretty much anything else you can imagine. This can also include Google Maps, which I think is great. Unfortunately, SlashGear have some tough love to show for this device.

Like I mentioned in our initial post, the form factor is unusual. It measures in at 35 x 35 [...]

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Android Gingerbread landing today? We’ll be hereto

by: James TromansDecember 6, 2010

Google Android Gingerbread

We’re not 100% certain, but the word on the wire is that Gingerbread might come out of the oven today, and if so, we’ll be here for the tasting. If the rumors are correct, we may very well see the next iteration of Google’s Android OS today, offering a whole bunch of new features including HTML5 support, Near Field Communication (NFC) and possibly even an open source video codec that encroaches on Flash’s space.

Why so positive? Well, good old Mr. Rubin is set to take stage at the D: Dive into Mobile conference today. This event is well known and was founded by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of [...]

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Best Buy sale on Android phones this holiday season

by: James TromansDecember 3, 2010

Best Buy Deal

It would appear as though Best Buy are offering free hand-sets when you sign up for a new contract this holiday period. It is nice to see a US store offering what a lot of Europeans take for granted, and that is a free hand-set with your contract. There is one solitary Blackberry device on offer, but other than that, Android seems to be the platform of choice. Here is a run down of the devices on offer.

HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon LG Optimus S on Sprint HTC Aria on AT&T Sony Ericsson Xperia on AT&T LG Ally on T-Mobile LG Optimus T on T-Mobile LG Vortex for Verizon Sanyo Zio on Sprint

As Best Buy say themselves, you can [...]

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ngmoco releases Pocket God for Android

by: James TromansDecember 2, 2010

Pocket God

I’m not really up to speed with all of the top iOS developers and applications, but allegedly, Pocket God was first published by Bolt Creative. Now, ngmoco are a well known iOS app development team, and it would appear as though they have been called upon to help with this port. Together, the two firms have released a version of the popular game Pocket God for the Android OS. Unfortunately, it would appear as though they are suffering from some of the same issues Rovio had when they first release Angry Birds.

Mobile Crunch are reporting that the game will work on the Nexus One and EVO, but unfortunately there have been some [...]

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