- Google TV 2.0 Already Pushing Out to Select Sony Products
- Samsung Galaxy S Gets Alpha Ice Cream Sandwich Build
- ASUS Transformer Prime set to be announced or launched on November 9
- LG Optimus Gingerbead updates finally coming to Europe
- Verizon Announces Original Samsung Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Update
- Barnes & Noble has a “Very Special Announcement” Next Week
- Quick Peek at Today’s Free Amazon App: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
- LG Clears up Optimus 2X/G2X Android 4.0 Update Rumors
- London Taxi Cabbies Launch Service for Android Phones
- AT&T announces its first two LTE smartphones; Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 03:50 PM PDT
Wow, that was fast! As we reported last week, Google planned to start pushing out the Android 3.1 update to Sony branded Internet TV boxes and televisions starting this week. Today, select Sony devices have already received the update, unleashing multiple new features for the Google TV experience.
Although Logitech boxes are further down the roll-out schedule, today I was sent an email reassuring me that my Revue box would not be forgotten about:
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 03:38 PM PDT
The next phone on the list to get an unofficial upgrade appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S. Two MIUI developers decided to take a break from MIUI in order to port Android 4.0 to the Galaxy S. And guess what? They were successful. And by successful, I mean very little is working and it is so unstable that they haven’t even released it to the public yet. But hey, you gotta start somewhere, right? Developers only really have the option to make half baked versions of ICS because Google has released the Source Code yet (just the SDK). But if you want an early build of ICS on your Galaxy S, stay tuned!
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 01:41 PM PDT
According to a Q3 investor document from ASUS, they have listed their new Transformer Prime as coming November 9. Unfortunately we don’t know if that’s a release date or when it will be officially announced, but I am expecting the latter. We have already seen the keyboard dock leak so we are definitely close.
You will also notice that they have confirmed Ice Cream Sandwich and a Quad-core processor which is the Tegra 3. They also mention two other devices scheduled for Q1 2012. Could that be the Padfone and a followup to the Slider?
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 01:23 PM PDT
LG Optimus owners have been eagerly waiting for their Gingerbread updates, and it looks like LG is finally ready to roll in Europe. The Optimus 2X will start on November 1, the Optimus 3D will start November 21, and the Optimus Black will kick off on November 28. Please understand that these dates are for the unlocked and carrier-unbranded versions. For those of you that own any of these devices through a carrier, you will have to wait a little longer. If you are outside of Europe, we are expecting a push globally, but no timetable has been set.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 12:33 PM PDT
Another day, another announcement of a device getting a major software update. Verizon has announced the i800.E104 software update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. In addition to Gingerbread 2.3.5, the software update will include improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality and a new Download Manager App among the noteworthy features. There’s no word on when exactly the update will be available, but it should arrive very soon.
Full change log after the break: Read More…
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 10:25 AM PDT
We now have some further proof to yesterday’s post about Barnes & Noble releasing a new color Nook eBook. B & N has sent out press invites requesting attendance for a “very special announcement” that includes breakfast as well. I sure hope they have a huge venue!
Most likely the announcement will be the Nook 2 and its proposed November 7th launch. Oh, and don’t forget that B & N is adding a new “Nook Boutique” within stores to help bolster the in-store hands-on Nook experience.
All this and just a week before the Kindle Fire starts shipping to people’s doorstep. What do you think, does Amazon have some stiff competition heading their way?
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 09:58 AM PDT
Today’s free Amazon app is a little different than what we usually see on a daily basis. What you get today, is a free interactive children’s book in app form, and given the today’s holiday, The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, is quite fitting.
This bookapp, as I will refer to it, was written by Joe Troiano and illustrated by Susan Banta and tells the tale of Spookley, a square pumpkin living in a round world. Throughout the story, Spookley, deals with harsh peers and is shunned because of his shape. This bookapp delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween or any day of the year. Read More…
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 08:33 AM PDT
Yesterday, we reported that the LG Optimus 2X and G2X would not actually be candidates for the Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich update. Well, it looks like the rumor mill jumped the gun on this one as LG sent word to our buddies over at Android and Me explaining the official plan for the devices.
Apparently LG is still in testing, determining whether or not the devices are physically capable of running the new OS. Even if they can operate under Android 4.0, LG’s main concern is that the user experience is a good one. We consumers can appreciate that, right? We apologize for misleading you and will let you know when we hear more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 08:11 AM PDT
Anyone who has tried to hail a cab knows how frustrating and difficult it can be. However, cabbies in London are aiming to make the process easier. A group of London cab drivers are collaborating together to launch a new cab service called Hailo which will allow users to call a cab with just a few taps on your Android phone.
The clever app uses your phone’s GPS to locate nearby cabbies and how close they are. Any free driver available would then be able to accept your fare. The app gives you pertinent details such as your driver’s name and vehicle registration. For added convenience, you will even have the ability to pay your fare with your credit card. Hailo will be available for free starting tomorrow, November 1.
Posted: 31 Oct 2011 08:05 AM PDT
AT&T just announced their first two 4G LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vidid will be available November 6. Along with these two phones, AT&T will add 4 markets to their 4G LTE service, which include Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, GA. This is in addition to the previous 5 markets which included Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Forth Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (pictured above) will run $ 249.99 and have the following specs:
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