Matthew Sabatini(169 posts)

Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.




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Galaxy Nexus Finally Lands at Verizon [Only $149.99!]

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 17, 2011

It has been a long time since the Galaxy Nexus was announced. And frankly, most of us have gotten tired of waiting. Therefore, Verizon, Google, and Samsung finally decided to put out the Galaxy Nexus (Verizon LTE) up for sale.

One reason why you should believe that the smartphone is finally out is because I wrote this review on my new Galaxy Nexus. I can assure you that the wait was totally worth it and the Galaxy Nexus is everything that you could want in a smart phone. The screen is incredible! Face Unlock is slowly learning more about me everyday, as much as I am with it. And Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is unlike any other version of Android. More specifically, [...]

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White Droid RAZR Hits Verizon for $299 On Contract

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 15, 2011

Black has always been “in”. However, recently, white has become the new black. And if you like the new white color, Verizon announced yesterday that you can go pick up the white version of the Droid RAZR for $299 just like it’s non albino brother.

The white Droid RAZR is not completely white, but no matter what, this Droid RAZR variant is looking quite sexy in white. And just in time for a snowy winter?

But don’t forget, today is also the day that the Galaxy Nexus finally hits Verizon. Now that you have three incredible choices, (Droid Razr in black, white, and the Galaxy Nexus) which new super phone are you going to choose? Let us know [...]

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LG Spectrum for Verizon Poses for the Camera

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 14, 2011

 

Although it is not the prettiest leaked photo, the LG Spectrum has finally made an appearance. More specifically, you can clearly tell that it will not be packing Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box and will be a Verizon 4G LTE phone instead. In addition, it will be similar to the Nitro HD. Actually, they are more like twins, just on two different networks (Nitro HD is on AT&T). Pocket now reports that the LG Spectrum will be packing a killer 1.5GHz dual-core processor as well as a high-definition display running at 720p and an 8MP rear camera.

What looks to be just a Verizon branded Nitro HD might also just be LG’s way of trying to [...]

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Android Market Gets Updated – Reviews Are Now Friendlier

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 13, 2011

Recently, the Android Market web store has gone through some changes. First off, now that the Google Music Store has been announced, Google integrated it into the Android Market along with applications and books. Secondly, the web store gained the ability to email developers about issues, bugs, or even compliments on the apps. Finally, the new update adds filters for user reviews. More specifically, after choosing an application from the Market’s web store home page and clicking the “user reviews” tab, Android users are now able to filter reviews by:

Version (All Versions or a Specific Version) Device (All Devices or Your Specific [...]
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How to Root Blackberry Playbook And Get Android Market Too

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 12, 2011

 

 

How did you get your Blackberry Playbook? Did you buy it or receive it as a gift?

With the incredible sales reaching as high as $300 off, the Playbook is not looking as bad as it once did with its original $500 price tag. However, the Playbook does run the Blackberry OS which is a major problem. Therefore, the Dingleberry Jailbreak Download will allow for you to get the Android Market on your Blackberry Playbook. Below we have directions that will show you exactly how to do this thanks to one of the developers. Furthermore, in the future, we might see Dingleberry giving Playbook users the ability to dual-boot.

Rooting Your [...]
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Androidify Winter Update – Holiday Gear For Your Android Buddy

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 12, 2011

On Friday morning, Google announced that the newest version of its app Androidify had gone live. The new update is mainly based around the holiday season. More specifically, the new update allows for you to dress your Android person with candy canes, mittens, skis, antlers, sweaters, 2012 party glasses, and more!

If you are not already familiar with Androidify, it is an application that was created by Google Creative Lab and Larva Labs; to allow Android users to create their own personal Android person. More specifically, Androidify allows you to take the original Android figure and turn it into yourself, your family, your friends, and much more. After that, Google has [...]

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“Android Will Be Bigger Than iOS”, Says Eric Schmidt

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 11, 2011

In a recent interview at Le Web Paris 2011, Eric Schmidt was asked why applications often release on iOS and then make their way into the Android Market. His answer? Complete smack talk. “My prediction is that six months from now, you’ll say the opposite,” Schimdt was quoted as saying. And, like any good debater, Schmidt did not just speak his mind and not give any background reasons. He believes that Android will take over because it is open. Therefore, more developers will be attracted to the platform for creating their applications. With tons of developers flocking to Android, and Ice Cream Sandwich already out, Eric Schmidt believes that 2012 will be [...]

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AT&T LTE to Launch in New York City Along With Others

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 11, 2011

For a while now, AT&T has been making some noise about their 4G network. And no, we’re no longer talking about their fake “4G” HSPA+ network. We are talking about big league connectivity, aka LTE (Long Term Evolution). On their website, AT&T states that they will cover over 70 million Americans and 15 cities by the end of 2011. John Stephens, the wireless provider’s CFO / SVP, announced at the UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference that they are currently testing their LTE network in New York City.

Although there is no official date set for the release of the LTE network in the Big Apple, expect to get blazing speeds [...]

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Google Voice Search Comes to the Middle East [Finally!]

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 11, 2011

Google Voice search (commands) has been one of Android’s most signature features throughout the years of its existence. However, due to the amount of work that must go into teaching this program to recognize different languages, it has been slow to expand to different parts of the globe. However, Voice Search is now supported in 29 languages and accents in 37 countries. More specifically, users in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, and Israel can now speak Arabic and Hebrew into their phones to get search results quickly and easily.

Google stated on their blog that they were having trouble with Arabic and Hebrew because of all of the different [...]

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Verizon Shared Data Plans Coming in 2012 Says Verizon CEO

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 11, 2011

For families, sharing minutes and messages is probably the best way to save money. Almost every wireless provider now offers a plan like this. However, to our knowledge, not one wireless provider offers a plan for sharing data. No, we are not talking about sending emails and files, we are talking about multiple users sharing the same data plan.

Back in June, AT&T admitted that they were working on shared data plans for their customers. However, they refused to give out a date for the plan’s release. When Verizon’s CEO, Lowell McAdam, told the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, “I think in 2012 we will see it… Getting to one bill [...]

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