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Editorial – Ice Cream Sandwich, Bloatware, AOSP, and Everything in Between

by: Brandon SobottaDecember 21, 2011

 A lot of terms today are thrown around in the Android community that to some, may be a little confusing. I have decided to write a post that may help clear up some of the confusion for the newcomers to the world that we have come to know as Android. The first part (that I will not covering today) is the hardware our phones are built with; the processor, screen, battery, and etc. The other is the software that is on the phone, generally referred to as the firmware. Today, I am going to go over some of the terms in reference to the software known as ROMs, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each ROM. A ROM is an after-market replacement for the firmware that comes installed on [...]

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ICQ App for Android Review

by: Brandon SobottaNovember 25, 2011

The ICQ app strives to merge many of your social networking features, and text messaging into one package.  It seems like a tough goal to meet, and can it live up to its efforts? While it does manage to achieve some of its goals, some of the rest may just be out of reach. Let’s take a look at what it succeeds in, and where it fails.


The Good – Consolidation

I really enjoyed this app for what it was, an app to chat with people and follow feeds. I could talk to people from Google+/talk, Facebook, ICQ, and more. I really like the lay out and the functionality of chatting, and how it combined [...]

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Android Holiday Gift Guide

by: Brandon SobottaNovember 9, 2011
In the last 10 months, Android has made its way into every aspects of our lives, taking on many forms such as tablets, smartphones, TV, and more. The problem with so many options is it can be very difficult to find the right device for all those people on your shopping list, or at least the ones that deserve such a awesome gifts! Well, this Android Holiday Gift Guide is all you will need to buy the right gift for all those people in your life. Read on to find out the best Android gifts for the Holidays.
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Is a Droid Bionic Update Right Around the Corner? Could Ice Cream Sandwich Be Next?

by: Brandon SobottaNovember 1, 2011

It seems like Motorola has been hard at work addressing the issues that owners of the Droid Bionic have experiencing. In the last few weeks the members of forums such as XDA, and have been playing around with a non-official update that has escaped Motorola/Verizon’s grasp.  The update known as 5.5.886 seems to have addressed some of the bugs, and problems that we outlined a while back. Some of the issues include loss of data connectivity, poor battery life, sluggish camera, and on and on. So far most Bionic owners have noticed such benefits from the update such as better battery life, quicker camera, and better 3g and 4g connections.

With the [...]

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Liberty3 ROM Now Available for Droid 3.

by: Brandon SobottaOctober 28, 2011

For people of you who are fans of the hardware of Motorola phones, but not such big fans of Motorola’s skinned UI known as Motoblur, we have good news. Yesterday, Kejar31 and Jurmmy16 released the popular Liberty3 ROM for the Droid 3. This ROM gives the user a more ‘vanilla’ Android experience, something many enthusiasts prefer over such skinned interfaces such as Touchwiz, Sense, and the previously mentioned Motoblur. The ROM is by no means in perfect working order, but its amazing how well Liberty3 is running thus far. Some of the bugs popping up for some users have included the front facing camera force closing, the right side of the app drawer acting up in some [...]

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Motorola DROID RAZR Leaked Ahead of Tomorrow’s Event?

by: AlexanderOctober 17, 2011

Yesterday, I wrote about the countdown on Motorola’s website for their event that is scheduled for tomorrow. We think they will be announcing the DROID RAZR. Well today, a teaser was placed on the site with one piece out of the sixteen of the completed image, but the folks at Droid-Life have gotten a hold of the completed masterpiece as you can see above. It fits right in with the images of the DROID RAZR/Spyder/DROID HD we’ve seen in the past. If you take a look at the picture you’ll see its sporting a cool new Droid eye too, which looks awesome to me.

As the rumored specs go, we’ve heard that it should be [...]

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Droid Bionic Bug List – Verizon is Making a List and Checking it Twice

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 2, 2011

If you are a Droid Bionic owner, or are looking to become one in the near future, then this post is exactly for you. Remember that phone that was supposed to “rule all devices“? According to Droid-Life, Verizon customers have been contacting Big Red about some “not so pleasant” Droid Bionic bugs. The biggest of these issues includes 4G/3G service loss. Fixes are due for release sometime around a month from now. For a very long list of bugs, which is not even the entire list, keep reading below.

Top 10:

1. Issue: 4G/3G Service – Data Connectivity

Marginal 4G to 3G transition: Loss of data connectivity – The device may display 3G service [...]

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Motorola Droid RAZR: It’s Not What You Think – qHD Super AMOLED Display, LTE, Dual-Core Processor & Kevlar Body

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 1, 2011

Do you remember this bad boy? In late 2004, Motorola dropped this clamshell, flip-phone, into the phone market. Immediately this device became wildly popular and the Motorola RAZR was quick to become the “best-selling clamshell phone in the world”. Bearing the same popularity in mind, Motorola is preparing to release a smartphone under a similar name.

Rumors suggest that the Motorola Spyder, Droid RAZR, will be “iconic” like it’s predecessor. Motorola has managed to pack a 4.3 inch 960 x 540 pixel Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera into this sexy body revealed in the leaked [...]

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Verizon Could Be Making a “Droid Loyalty” Program to Keep Your Device State-of-the-Art

by: Matthew SabatiniOctober 1, 2011

If you’re a smartphone customer, you know what it feels like to be “outdated”. It seems like every week a new phone is coming out, leaving your phone left in the dust. Well guys, Verizon hears your cries and is working hard to keep you happy and paying. All that we know now is that a “loyalty program” is in the works for Verizon’s Droid customers.

After we first heard about this program, we expected it was specifically to keep Verizon customers happy and up-to-date with their hardware. If you have been paying attention lately, Verizon is getting ready to release a total onslaught of new super phones and they don’t want to leave [...]

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Verizon Giving Away 16 Motorola DROID Bionic Handsets in Scavenger Hunt Gimmick for DROID Bionic Launch

by: Elmer MontejoSeptember 2, 2011

With one more week to go before Verizon Wireless officially launches the Motorola DROID Bionic, 16 lucky people will be one of the very first few to own a Motorola DROID Bionic handset in Verizon’s scavenger hunt game.

Intended to increase publicity for the launching of the carrier’s centerpiece 4G handset for the year, Verizon recently updated its DROID DOES site with the scavenger hunt gimmick. Details of the game rules are available at

The game begins at 12:00 AM ET on September 4 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on September 7. Four winners will be drawn for each of the four days leading to September 8. The four daily winners [...]

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