The Motorola Droid Bionic, which Verizon is offering for free now, may have only had a short stint at the top of the Droid pyramid, but the phone still has some respectable specs to hold its own against other Droid offerings. With Motorola targeting the Droid Bionic to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early Q3 2012, it appears a functional ICS firmware for the phone has already made its way to the web.
The leaked ICS firmware was first spotted by the folks at DroidHive, who have also confirmed that it’s a working build of ICS – hardware acceleration included. You can find download links to the file there, along with detailed instructions. But here’s the gist [...]
As the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, Verizon is planning to paint towns across America (lots of them) red with its 4G LTE coverage. If you’ve been waiting to experience that ultra-high speed wireless Internet access in your area with Big Red, you’re just in luck, because Verizon has just announced the expansion of its 4G LTE network to 46 more markets.
The 46 new markets that are now covered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network are:Florence, Ala.; Harrison, Ark.; Yuba City/Marysville, Calif.; Panama City, Fla.; Carrolton, Gainesville and Newnan, Ga.; Blackfoot, Idaho; Decatur/Effingham, Kankakee/Bradley-Bourbonnais and La Salle/Peru/Ottawa, Ill.; Columbus and Michigan [...]
Considering that Motorola is now owned by Google, the company has been somehow surprisingly AWOL in the Android device wars. With the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 already available, we are still waiting for any official word on Motorola’s next flagship device. Hopefully, Motorola won’t get stuck in a chronic case of “too little, too late” and lose sight of the race leaders. The same goes for the ICS update race.
Motorola announced a Q2 Android 4.0 rollout for the Razr and Razr MAXX, and with only nine days to go, it looks like the company is trying its best to meet the deadline. DroidLife reports that soak test invitations are [...]
Samsung posted on its YouTube channel its first TV commercial for the Galaxy S3. The short 15-second clip, entitled “The Next Big Thing Is Here,” shows one of the features of the handset in action, Pop Up Play, or watching a video while performing another task on the large 4.8-inch touchscreen display – in this case texting. This sort of TV-like picture-in-picture feature will also work when browsing the web, writing emails and performing other tasks.
While this particular ad ends with Sprint’s logo, and a reminder that Sprint is the only carrier of the Big Four to still allow users to sign up for new unlimited data plans, the Galaxy S3 will [...]
Released back in November 2011 for a pretty steep $299 on contract, Verizon’s HTC Rezound hasn’t exactly proven to be the “hero” device HTC was looking for. Still, the LTE-enabled 4.3-incher has managed to sell pretty decently, especially after its price was cut to $199.
The Rezound may now become more appealing than ever, although some might have thought that its time has passed. Why is that? Well, because for a limited time only, you’ll be able to pick this big guy up for just $79.99.
That’s right, Verizon is offering a promotional discount of $120 for the Rezound 4G LTE and, while the deal doesn’t have a due date announced just yet, our friendly advice would [...]
If you own a Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR or RAZR Maxx smartphone and you started losing your patience waiting for an official OTA update to Android 4.0, (which has been several times delayed and rescheduled), you might only have to wait for a few more days.
According to mattlgroff from droidrzr.com, Verizon pushed out an ICS build to the Motorola Feedback Network, which are basically beta testers that put new builds to their paces before Big Red pushes them to the general public. Usually, this testing is one of the last stages before a general rollout. Assuming that the Feedback team won’t find some catastrophic bugs that Verizon can’t fix within a week, [...]
Sprint, the nation’s third largest mobile operator will also be the third carrier of the Big Four to roll out its 4G LTE network in the country, with the company expected to turn on its high-speed data network in six U.S. cities including Atlanta, Baltimor, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio by the end of the year.
In case you’re wondering, Sprint already has a variety of LTE-ready smartphones, and just as expected they’re all Android devices. However, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the LG Viper 4G and the HTV EVO 4G can only take advantage of Sprint’s 3G network, which is rather slow when compared to the competition. And lets not [...]
Google and Samsung’s flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus, came out on Verizon as quite expensive, at $300 with a two year contract. Of course it came with 32 GB, while for instance, the 32 GB iPhone 4S costs the same, and it also had LTE, which adds quite a bit to the price. If you remember the first LTE phones, they have 1 GHz processors and they still cost $300.
But the Galaxy Nexus shouldn’t be as expensive as it once was, considering that Google has recently dropped the price to $399 in their Play Store. Now it’s Verizon’s time to drop the price, and, at least for a limited time, you can get the Galaxy Nexus with LTE for only $149 on a two year [...]
Something historic happened in the first quarter of 2012. For the first time ever, the major carriers in the US have registered a combined decline in the number of postpaid (contract) subscribers. The total number of subscriptions of the seven biggest telcos in the United States has declined with 52,000.
Sure, that’s not a dramatic fall by any means, considering that AT&T, Verizon, and the other carriers have hundreds of millions of subscribers. But this first drop ever might be a sign that people are getting tired of paying hundreds of dollars every month, for a service that they can get for half or less, simply by sacrificing a little [...]
Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx owners will be thrilled to hear that the waiting may be over and that the update they were waiting for, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is on the way. Motorola confirmed a few weeks ago that the two handsets will get ICS in the following six weeks, but the company failed to specify a precise roll out date.
Today’s news comes from Phandroid, which has “received word from a reader that Verizon is sending text messages to Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx customers to let them know that Android 4.0 is on its way.”
The online publication points out that during the ICS update, the My Verizon app will be [...]