Are you looking to buy a new Android device, preferably as affordable as possible, but also as high-end as possible? Well, in case you’re ready to commit to a new two-year agreement with either Verizon or Sprint, Amazon Wireless happens to be hosting a special mid-Summer sale that includes various interesting Android handsets.
While not all devices are priced at one cent, the prices offered now by Amazon are still cheaper than anything else that’s out there. But, as always with Amazon deals, you’ll either have to be a new customer or add a new line to take advantage of the discounts.
Here are the devices part of Amazon’s mid-Summer [...]
There are plenty of CyanogenMod fans among Android fans, and plenty of them must have surely purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3, the most important Android handset of the year, at least thus far. They’re certainly waiting for CyanogenMod 10 to be released for their recently acquired device and we have good news for them – CM 9 is already available for all U.S. versions except for Verizon’s.
Steve Kondik, the Android guru behind the CyanogenMod firmare has released CM 10 preview builds for three of the available four Galaxy S3 versions including AT&T’s, Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s. And we’re not really surprised to see them come [...]
Jumping on the humongous phone-slash-mini tablet bandwagon a bit late, it’s been expected for quite some time “that Verizon will release its variant of LG Optimus Vu”. We last heard about the 5-inch device when it made a stop at FCC, now some pictorial evidence of the device in the wild has emerged.
Android Police has attained pictures of the LG Optimus Vu that dons the Verizon logo in the front and 4G LTE mark on the back. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Optimus Vu does seem giant-like. If the pictures are legit, it’s a sure sign that Verizon customers will soon have a phablet to call its own pretty [...]
Both Verizon and Samsung are seemingly unwilling to shoulder the blame for the Galaxy S3’s bootloader lockdown on Big Red. But if you’re looking for some incriminating evidence, you only need to look at how all the other U.S. carriers are selling the device with an unlocked bootloader. With the damage to its rap already done, Verizon is reportedly planning to release a software update that will somehow loosen its stranglehold on the Samsung Galaxy S3.
It’s still unclear when Verizon will roll out the patch that will unlock the bootloader, though, and there’s always the chance that it might have a last-minute change of heart. In such a case, there’s a viable [...]
Now that the Motorola Atrix HD has been unveiled, we’re rather short on talking points about Motorola.
Luckily, the dry spell is over, as a new Moto phone — with model number XT907 — has been spotted at Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba. Details are rather scarce, since the leaked picture of the phone only shows its sexy back part, but we’ll try our best to dissect it.
The Verizon logo plastered on the back is a dead giveaway that the Motorola XT907 will be yet another Droid RAZR phone designated for Big Red. It’s adorned by the same Kevlar back cover, and it apparently has an HD rear camera. It wouldn’t be a 2012 Verizon phone if [...]
We have a flurry of new HTC devices showing up today in benchmarks. We just reported on the 1.7GHz quad-core HTC device destined for AT&T, and earlier we talked about a supposed tablet coming soon from HTC.
Now, according to benchmark results recently leaked on the GLBenchmark database, it looks like HTC is working on a device that will feature a full 1080p display, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro platform, one that incorporates a 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor alongside an Adreno 320 GPU.
This is clearly a Verizon-bound device, as the carrier is mentioned in several places in the benchmark; the model name, namely HTC 6435LVW, also seems to imply [...]
If you aren’t bothered by the fact that the phone comes with a locked booatloader, and if you don’t feel like waiting or paying full price for the special “Developer Edition” of the device that Samsung plans to release, you can now get the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon’s stores and virtual shelves.
Ironically, the Big Red will not be offering that fiery-looking Garnet Red model of the Galaxy S3 that AT&T has just launched. So you’ll have to make do with the same Pebble Blue and White Ceramic Samsung Galaxy S3 that others have been brandishing for weeks. The price for the 16GB and 32GB model of the phone on Verizon hasn’t changed, as they both still cost $199.99 and [...]
If you’ve ever doubted the benefits of having an unlocked bootloader, now it’s the time to reconsider that position. The CyanogenMod team has officially released the latest version of CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) for most U.S. Galaxy S3 versions available in stores, with the sole exception (U.S. Cellular and C Spire have not shipped their Galaxy S3 yet) of the Verizon model, which as we’ve learned a couple of days ago, has a locked bootloader.
Verizon tried to blame the issue on Samsung at first, which caused Samsung to release a “Developer Edition” version that works just as well on Verizon, but has an unlocked bootloader. The only (major) [...]
Verizon is sure having a busy month of new releases. Set to join the ranks of other notable offerings like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is LG’s own VS930. The proof is in the freshly leaked pictures of the phone, which have been spotted by Engadget.
The LG VS930 will most likely take the torch from LG Spectrum (VS920) and continue LG’s run in the increasingly competitive smartphone race. Judging from the pictures, the VS930 does resemble the look of LG Optimus LTE 2 – and will probably end up becoming Verizon variant of the phone. It’s still unclear what name Verizon will end up using for the phone, though.
With specs like a dual-core [...]
As the Internet backlash started building against Verizon for locking the bootloader of its Galaxy S3 model, Big Red tried to get out of it by suggesting it’s actually all Samsung’s fault. The allegation seems suspicious to anyone who’s followed Verizon’s history with locked bootloaders, and to anyone who knows that the Galaxy S3 bootloader is unlocked on every carrier in the world – except for Verizon. That’s kind of a strange coincidence, isn’t it?
Later, when they realized nobody’s buying it, Verizon came up with their same old excuse (which also nobody buys) that an unlocked device could hurt their network. [...]