Although LG made the Optimus Vu “phablet” available as a Korea-only device back in March, we suspected that things won’t stay the same for a very long time. However, seeing that the 5-incher was nowhere to be found in the US or Europe almost four months after that, we pretty much lost hope for the gadget to ever become globally released.
That’s until we spotted a set of FCC approval documents for a mysteriously codenamed LG VS950 device, which has every chance to be the first US version of the Optimus Vu. How can we tell? Well, it’s pretty easy. Just take the stripped down phone schema that appears in the certification papers and compare it with the Korean Optimus Vu [...]
With the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon fast approaching, the carrier has launched the first of what we assume to be many TV ads for the super phone. Unfortunately, the first ad doesn’t score too highly on our book.
The ad tells the story of a father who tries to lose weight in time for his daughter’s wedding with the help of Verizon and Samsung Galaxy S3. From checking out nutrition facts of cheeseburgers with the phone, to video calling – it doesn’t really show off some of the phone’s main strengths and unique features.
And if the ad is [...]
I’m sure you recall that, just a few months back, we were all ready to forget about T-Mobile US. The smallest of the major US carriers seemed doomed, especially after the failure of the AT&T buyout. But surprisingly enough, T-Mobile, while still struggling to gain momentum against Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, is more alive than ever and has announced a deal that could make it a serious challenger for the No.3 market position.
T-Mo will “purchase and exchange certain Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses in 218 markets across the US” with… are you ready for this?… Verizon, according to a press release issued yesterday. That’s right, Magenta is [...]
The pocket-friendly HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE was first announced by Verizon at the International CTIA Wireless 2012 on May 7, but the phone seems to have disappeared from everyone’s radar until a couple of days ago – where it was hinted that it would finally land on July 5. It looks like the date is set and Verizon is ready to roll the red carpet out for fans of the series that led to the cashiers.
While the product page isn’t up yet on Verizon website, Droid Life has shared a leaked screenshot of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE that confirms July 5 as the launch date of the phone. Unfortunately, the expected $149.99 price that we reported a while [...]
In our fourth edition of the “How it Works” series, we’re going to talk about NFC, or near field communication, a technology that’s being adopted by more and more smartphone and tablet makers and mobile operators.
When talking about NFC use in the mobile ecosystem, you’re going to hear the term paired with mobile payments most of the time, because that may be one of its most important uses in the future. But there are other NFC uses on mobile devices you should be aware of, some of which are already available to Android device owners.What is NFC?
So you know what NFC stands for, but what is it really about and how does it work? Near field communication, is a [...]
Haven’t gotten Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update yet on your Motorola Droid Razr and Razr Maxx? The update has been made available starting June 22 to a select number of users, with a wider roll out can be expected for the coming days – so give it a bit more time. Although by now you’ve probably learnt by heart what to expect from ICS on your Razr devices, here’s a demo video that Motorola just posted to get your heart racing once more.
Feast your eyes on all of the bells and whistles that come with the latest OS. From the new lock screen that lets you jump straight to making calls, taking pictures and more, to face unlock, data usage monitor, real-time voice [...]
While the most anticipated Android smartphone of the summer is the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is supposed to be launched in early July by Verizon, that’s not the only new LTE handset Verizon subscribers should be aware of. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is also expected to hit stores soon, and a new report claims the phone has been pushed back to July.
Droid-Life says it has received multiple notifications suggesting that the Droid Incredible 4G LTE will not be available in stores in June, with July 5 looking like the most probable launch for the device.
We will remind you that the Verizon Galaxy S3 is said to be launched on July 11, [...]
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 [...]