You loved your Android phone back home, but what if it won’t work when you head to Europe for a two-week vacation? What if you’re in Japan for a business trip and your Android smartphones data plan isn’t working because your carrier’s coverage is nowhere to be found? Thankfully, it looks like more and more carriers are opening up their devices to be compatible with networks abroad.
GSM and CDMA are the two primary connectivity protocols used by today’s mobile devices. GSM is the dominant connectivity standard, and is very popular in Europe, Canada, and pretty much the rest of the world. LTE is based off the GSM standard.
For a device to earn ‘world [...]
Have you been waiting for a touch-based ClockworkMod Recovery to land on the HTC Rezound? If you are, then we’ve got great news for you. The Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP), has released a touch-based recovery for the HTC Rezound.
With a custom recovery installed on your Rezound, you’ll be able to flash ROMs and scripts conveniently. There is no need to press those Volume buttons to navigate when you can do so with the tips of your fingers. Aside from the functionality you’ll be enjoying, TWRP also has a cool interface.
TWRP was originally developed for the Kindle Fire which benefited the most from a touch-based recovery since it [...]
Saying that the Android 4.0 update rollout has been slow in the US is an understatement. But the upgrade is finally picking up pace, with the HTC Rezound, Motorola Droid RAZR, and the Droid RAZR Maxx on Verizon Wireless finally receiving their piece of Ice Cream Sandwich soon, according to a leak picked up by Droid-Life.
A Reddit user, DroidTosser, leaked screenshots of the Verizon Internal Device Update System which shows us the OTA rollout dates for the update to Android 4.0. The timeline is the following:HTC Rezound – May 9 (Size: 297MB) (MOTA – Verizon’s 4G OTA solution) Motorola Droid Razr and Razr Maxx – May 21 (Size: 341 MB) [...]
For all the goodies that the HTC One series devices are packing inside, one can’t help to wonder why Beats headphones are conspicuosly missing from the package. Other recent high-end smartphones from the company, after all, have come with those distinctive red and black earbuds. If you hope to find a pair in the box of any of the new HTC phones, such as the HTC EVO 4G LTE, you’re bound to be disappointed.
HTC product executive Martin Ficther explained to CNET that, for the time being, they have shelved the idea of bundling Beats earbuds with HTC smartphones. The company learnt it the hard way that, at the end of the day, the headphones weren’t really a drawing factor [...]
Yo, deal hunters, bargain lovers, listen up! If you haven’t yet got your hands on a 4G LTE high-end Android smartphone and your favorite carrier around the block is Verizon, Big Red has a special offer waiting for you right now.
The 4G LTE HTC Rezound, one of the coolest Android handsets of these past months, goes for a mere $49.99 with a two-year contract. That’s about as low as a smartphone of this kind can go for at the moment and it’s what Amazon Wireless charges for the Rezound as well.
I know, I know, you’re all probably waiting either for the Samsung Galaxy S III or for the HTC One X (or maybe even the Huawei Ascend D Quad XL), and the Rezound will [...]
HTC Rezound owners who already have Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs installed on their device can now customize their phones further, thanks to a tweaks package that will allow HTC Rezound users to customize just about everything on their phones.
Developed by XDA Developers members j4n87, richmondo, and monrax, Leedroid Tweaks lets you customize your status bar, lockscreen, launcher, and system settings, just to name a few. Leedroid Tweaks works by sitting on top of your current HTC Sense and raises the bar by enhancing user’s satisfaction.
However, Leedroid Tweaks is still a work in progress, though stable enough for use. Take note, though, of the following [...]
HTC is working hard these days to bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to its older devices. One HTC device getting the official Ice Cream Sandwich update is the HTC Rezound, although official pronouncements from HTC say that the device is not among the first batch of handsets to receive official ICS OTA upgrades.
Thanks to a leaked firmware (version 3.11.605.22), owners of the HTC Rezound can upgrade to stock ICS firmware, albeit a release candidate and not a final release version for OTA distribution.
Leaked firmware version 3.11.605.22 includes a handful of new elements that HTC has added to the popular Ice Cream Sandwich. These added features are [...]
Although a recent report showed that just less than 3% of all Android devices run on Ice Cream Sandwich, we’re beginning to see more and more devices being updated to the latest version of Android. With Verizon releasing a list of all smartphones scheduled to receive the ICS update (restricted to the smartphones on Big Red’s network, of course), many smartphone owners are eagerly expecting to get a taste of Google’s latest Android version.
Fortunately for some of them, Android Police has just published a leaked Best Buy document that claims the Motorola Droid RAZR, Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx, and the HTC Rezound are scheduled to get their updates in early April. It should be [...]