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FCC Reveals Samsung Galaxy S2 With Tegra 2 On Board

by: Darcy LaCouveeJuly 6, 2011

I read an interesting piece not too long ago on the games that carriers and manufacturers play. Essentially, it’s not a game; rather, it’s business. While some manufacturers were initially hesitant to cater to the every whim of their largest customers, the carriers, others were more opportunistic, and as such, produced multiple iterations of the same device to get it on as many carriers as possible. Case in point, the best selling Android phone of 2010 – the original Samsung Galaxy S. This phone, like so many others, was rebranded so many times I’ve simply lost count.

Bringing us to today, we are now looking at documents that have just cropped [...]

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Gameloft Releases Assassins Creed Lookalike: Backstab HD [Video]

by: Darcy LaCouveeJuly 6, 2011

Gameloft certainly seems to be holding its own these days, and continues to release game after game of mobile goodness. While some Android users claim not be very happy with Gameloft not releasing their best titles on the Android Market, they Gameloft itself continues to court the best mobile game developers out there.

Still, we would like to see a world where the Android Market and Gameloft could play nice. Until then, it looks like those wanting to get the best games for their Android devices will just have to buy them on Gameloft.

Anyway, Gameloft has just released BackStab HD, and it’s now available and will work on the following devices:

Supported [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II Release Date for Canada Confirmed

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 6, 2011

Earlier we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be arriving in Canada some time in July. That was already juicy, eh? But, here’s more: Virgin Mobile Canada has pegged the Samsung Galaxy S II’s release date on July 14, according to an internal document that a tipster leaked to MobileSyrup last week.

Virgin Mobile Canada is also giving away free units of the Samsung Galaxy S II as incentives for employees who can sell the most handsets within two weeks after the July 14 launch. If my understanding of the MobileSyrup leak is correct, at least 25 units will be given away.

If I were a Virgin Mobile Canada employee, I’d expect the competition to be [...]

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Release Date for Motorola DROID BIONIC, DROID 3 Confirmed

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 5, 2011

For nearly seven months, we’ve waited for the coming of the Motorola DROID BIONIC. During those months, we were teased with leaked photos, rumors, and insider info that neither pinned down a precise release date for the DROID BIONIC nor told us of what it would look like. The more than half a year’s wait is almost over–the Motorola DROID BIONIC is coming on August 4 on Verizon Wireless, according to a leaked screenshot on AndroidCentral.

The Motorola DROID BIONIC has earned fame–or infamy, depending on which side of the fence you’re on–because it has gone through several software and hardware redesigns ever since it was launched at [...]

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The Best Android Apps for Travelers

by: Darcy LaCouveeJuly 5, 2011

Do you like to travel?  Do you enjoy foreign locales, exotic foods, and exciting adventures? Travelling used to be a real undertaking, involving planning, learning a bit of another language, and figuring out things to do. Android is all about utility, and apps are all about making life easier, or filling those dull moments with something interesting, informative or at least entertaining, right? Today, we provide you a collection of must-have travel apps that will help you communicate in a foreign environment, figure out how much money you are spending, make notes of sites to see and things to do, and more. Read on Android traveller!

Trip Journal

Trip Journal is an [...]

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Two Ways That Google Plus Can Turn the Social Networking Tide

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 5, 2011

When Google launched Google Plus, the online world met it with mixed reactions. Those disgruntled with Facebook felt relieved and shouted their hurrahs. The skeptics, as usual, advised everyone to wait and see. Google die-hards lapped up the new service immediately. And, everyone else had one uniform thought: “This will pose a threat to Facebook.”

Despite Facebook’s announcements of “something awesome” to be launched tomorrow (July 6), Google Plus’s threat to the world’s de-facto social networking service remains real and imminent. But, it will have to battle Facebook–and most likely win, too–in two major areas.

The [...]

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New App Turns Your Android Tablet into a Bloomberg Terminal

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 5, 2011

Financial data services company Bloomberg LP has recently launched a tablet-optimized version of its original Bloomberg app for Android. Simply named Bloomberg for Tablet, the app carries the same functionalities as the earlier Bloomberg app targeted at Android smartphones.

The app places Bloomberg tools right at your fingertips, thus making it sweat-free for you to stay up-to-date on business and financial news, market data, and stock and portfolio updates. All the business, market, and financial insights that you need to know in order to guide decision-making are presented in visually appealing and easy graphs and charts.

Take note that the Bloomberg [...]

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Wirefly Slashes HTC Sensation 4G Price to US$130

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 5, 2011 celebrated U.S. independence with a big bang yesterday as it slashed down the HTC Sensation 4G’s price to US$130. The lower price applies to new T-Mobile customers and existing T-Mobile customers who intend to renew or upgrade their current contracts. The HTC Sensation 4G can also be purchased contract-free at US$560 from Wirefly.

The online store provides free FedEx delivery (standard shipping) and free lifetime membership to Wirefly Mobile Backup Service for buyers of the HTC Sensation 4G.

Given the HTC Sensation 4G’s high-end features, and 4G data speeds on the T-Mobile network, the US$130 price is definitely an attractive [...]

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Motorola DROID BIONIC Release Date Just Around the Corner

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 4, 2011

The Motorola DROID BIONIC’s coming is nigh. It looks like the tweet that Motorola made about the DROID BIONIC’s summer release date just may be true, as the folks at spotted an authorization request filing at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for what appears to be the DROID BIONIC. saw documents at the FCC that supposedly is undeniably the DROID BIONIC, although the documents didn’t mention this brand name or handset model at all. The information in the filing made by Motorola at the FCC reveals a device containing a 4G/LTE radio for the Verizon LTE band 13.

So far, not one Motorola phone on the Verizon [...]

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Free Android App for Background Checking Now Available

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 1, 2011

Would you swallow a stranger’s word–hook, line, and sinker? Common sense, of course, instructs you not to–but, at times, common sense just betrays even the best of us. There is a quick way–using your Android device–to verify the background of a new acquaintance, a newcomer to the team, or that friendly face you met on your way to the grocery this morning.

The Android app for that is called Background Check, which makes’s services accessible through your Android device. provides an online service for looking up public records about anyone. You can use the service to search for long-lost friends, or to [...]

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