HTC Desire Dummy Handsets Start Making Appearance at TELUS Locations

If you're on TELUS, up there in Canada, and you've been waiting for the HTC Desire to show its beautiful mug, then you'll be happy to know that you're one step closer. Why? Because dummy handsets are starting to show up in brick-and-mortar locations. And yes, that means exactly what you think it means: the Desire is coming soon.

Samsung Galaxy S is Given Free To Frustrated iPhone 4 Users By Samsung UK

This came out of nowhere. Samsung Mobile UK is giving out Samsung Galaxy S devices to people who have tweeted their iPhone 4 problem. We all know the issues with the iPhone 4 by now, and obviously Samsung wants to capitalize on this. What better way to do that, then to hand out their flagship device to all those unsatisfied with their Apple product?

Android 3.0 Won’t Stop HTC From Using Sense

When news about Google doing everything they could to revamp Android's stock User Interface in the upcoming 3.0 update, better known as Gingerbread, broke, everyone was immediately asking the necessary questions: what about all the companies out there that have implanted their own custom skins? Of all of them, HTC's Sense UI is probably the best known, and most widely desired. If you were worried that HTC wouldn't be able to use Sense on Gingerbread, you can start breathing a bit easier now.

Samsung Behold II Heading to Cincinnati Bell, Runs Stock Android

Wow, this one's a curve ball. The Samsung Behold II has had a torrid affair with the Internet lately, with the fact that it got denied Android 2.x, received an update to Android 1.6, but then that too got pulled. No fun for anyone, if you ask us. But, that's not stopping the folks over at Cincinnati Bell from getting their hands on it, and getting ready to launch it on their own 3G-enabled network.

Olive Pad Is Taking Its 7-Inch Tablet Goodness To India

Whether or not you're looking at Android for your next mobile phone, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that we're also going to have to start looking at tablets a lot more seriously as 2010 continues to tick by. Companies are getting serious about their Apple competitor, and that just means more options for us. If you happen to be in India, here's a new one for you. Next month, that is.

Google Voice Speeds Up Dialing For Android Devices

The new version of Google Voice has arrived today. Previously, the Google Voice were set up so that the users had to make a request to the GV server every single time they wanted to make an outbound call, but all of that has changed. Due to Direct Access Numbers, Google has managed to speed up the whole process, which should mean using the service on your device will be easier than ever before.

Droid X Consumes 5X More Data Than Other Devices on Verizon

It's only been on the market a short while, but already the Droid X has made quite a few headlines. And not for all good reasons, either. Coming off the heels of those screen mishaps, we're hearing that Verizon's taking a long look at the Droid X, and the fact that users are using upwards of five times more data than other customers using other devices. Verizon's business development executive director implied that the DROID X users are quite fond of using excessive data. It would probably be rough for folks not to use data, especially with that 4.3-inch screen display and apps like BlockBuster and YouTube pre-loaded onto your device.

IHKC X1 Android Phone Onlys Cost 999 Yuan

Recently, IHKC in China announced the X1, an Android device running on the cheap side. It may not be the most attractive Android-based handset out there, but at least it will get the job done. Not that it will blow away the owner because of its feature set, though. For only 999 Yuan, you shouldn't expect much. That way you don't get let down.

Expansys price Acer Stream at £400; due in early August

Retailer Expansys has announced that it will be the exclusive supplier of the Acer Stream Android smartphone in the UK.  Priced at £399.99 ($610) including tax, and set to go on sale come August 3rd, the Acer Stream takes on the Google Nexus One with a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera (with autofocus but no flash) and an HDMI output. There's also the usual mixture of triband 900/1900/2100 HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS, along with DLNA media sharing, 2GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.  The Stream can record 720p HD video at 30fps, and is powered by Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chipset.  OS is Android 2.1, and it's available to preorder now. [Thanks Tony!]

DROID X rooted; next stop that tricky bootloader

Could it really be this simple?  According to Droid X Forums the new Verizon DROID X has already been rooted, and it's a mighty simple process from the look of it.  Hot on the heals of recovery mode for the smartphone being accessed come root privileges. Of course, just having root access is only one part of the process: right now the bootloader is still locked down tight, and Motorola's use of eFuse tech means that third-party ROMs are still a no-go area right now.  What you should be able to do, though, is get rid of any preloaded bloatware you're not using, and all the other little hacks that root permits.  Now, anyone brave enough to give it a try?
Step 1: Set up ADB Step 2: Push exploid to /sqlite_stmt_journals "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals" Step 3: type "adb shell" Step 4: type "cd sqlite_stmt_journals" Step 5: type "chmod 755 exploid" Step 6: type "./exploid" and follow directions on screen Step 7: type "rootshell" Step 8: type in password "secretlol" Step 9: your in root! Step 10: mount your sdcard to pc and put Superuser.apk and su in the sdcard Step 11: unmount sdcard Step 12: in adb (make sure your still in root with the # sign) type in: - cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk - cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su - chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
[Thanks djunio and ggrant3876!]
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