Android continues to surge, Bing replaces Google search on some Verizon phones, and using your phone to jailbreak your PS3. Plus we cover the CNET News app and dig into the world of Widgets and shortcuts. This week's special guest: Senior Associate Editor, Nicole Lee!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 15 Android market share to surge over next four years Why Android Is Stealing Share from iOS Bing to be on some, not all Verizon Android phones Android Now at 80,000 Market Apps Samsung considering Android-based TVs Samsung Galaxy Tab: An Android contender Take that, Samsung: Apple could sell 28M iPads in 2011 Confirmed: HTC Droid Eris will not get Froyo Verizon's dual-mode HTC slider leaked by FCC T-Mobile G2 gets official, preorders starting soon Use Your Android Phone to "Jailbreak"Your PlayStation 3 … Read more
Verizon's DroidLanding Twitter account started back up earlier this week, dropping vague clues and toying with the Star Wars faithful.
Once used to help promote the Droid X ahead of its launch, the DroidLanding account is now a source to leak R2-D2 Droid 2 details. As some of you may know, the special edition of the Droid 2 goes on sale September 30.
So far, two of the eight categories have been unlocked. Thanks to a couple of seriously devoted members of the Rebel Alliance, we can see the new widgets designed for the Droid 2, as well as … Read more
The HTC Droid Incredible, one of the more popular Android-based smartphones on the market, will now be running the most advanced version of that operating system.
Verizon Wireless started rolling out Android 2.2 as an over-the-air update to Droid Incredible owners on Friday. The company didn't say how long it will take for the rollout to be complete. But given that Android 2.2 was unveiled in May and started landing on some rival handsets in June, Verizon would be smart to get it out as quickly as possible.
Android 2.2 is a relatively substantial upgrade over … Read more
According to the latest rumors, the Droid Incredible is expected to see Froyo as early as tomorrow. Droid Life has been passed an internal Verizon screen shot that lists the HTC phone with a software update that begins August 27th. Although Android 2.2 is not explicitly mentioned, the update has all the makings of Froyo, including automatic app updates, Flash 10.1 support, and 3G mobile hotspot capability. To help substantiate the claims, Verizon already has a support page set up which lists the benefits and enhancements that come with the latest build. Other features that come with the … Read more
Verizon Wireless has released an over-the-air update Thursday that will allow owners of the original Motorola Droid to download Adobe Flash Player 10.1 via the Android Market. This is great news for Droid owners, as the OTA firmware upgrade to 2.2 did not come with the Flash package built-in. With any firmware update, though, there is bound to be some issues. Let us know in the comments if you've experienced any or if everything went just fine.
Verizon on Tuesday began pushing out a minor software update to the Motorola Droid 2 handset. As is the case with most new Android smartphones, carriers and device makers often follow up the release with a small update. Typically, these include bug fixes and very subtle user interface enhancements.
Similar to the initial Droid X update, the Droid 2 improves the contact sync with Corporate Exchange, and streamlines the setup process of Visual Voice Mail. Rounding things out are the ability to scroll within picture messages and a more accurate contact picture when browsing the recent call log.
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Last weekend Motorola refreshed its support forum for Android software upgrades. This latest round of news can be broken down into three categories: good, bad, and downright disappointing.
Let's start with the good news, shall we? As many of you are already aware, the Droid currently is receiving its 2.2 "Froyo" update. Meanwhile, the Droid X is expected to see Froyo in the "late summer," which echoes Verizon's original promise. Other handsets from around the world are slated to have Android 2.2 arrive in the fourth quarter, including the Milestone and the … Read more
The BlackBerry Torch 9800, though a high-end smartphone, is not in the same league internally as the Motorola Droid or Apple iPhone.
Let's state up front that the Torch is a BlackBerry, which is to say it's for the corporate market and doesn't necessarily aspire to be a more consumer-centric Motorola Droid or Apple iPhone. That said, the display and the internals don't scream cutting edge, either.
At 3.2 inches diagonally and with a 480-by-360 resolution, the Torch's touch screen does not compare very favorably to the 3.5-inch 960-by-640 resolution iPhone 4 screen or the 3.7-inch 480-by-854 resolution display on the Droid 2.
And the screen is really a window into a smartphone's internals, as typically the larger, higher-resolution displays require the latest and greatest silicon inside to power them.
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It's long-accepted wisdom in the tech world that when the porn industry adopts a technology, that technology has arrived. Sadly for all of us, that day has arrived for 3-D. No, seriously. 3-D porn. Soft-core, thank goodness. Also, how HBO is trying to Benjamin us to death, why Windows Phone 7 might turn out to be cool after all, and the RIAA trying to force FM radios into all cell phones. No, really!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more