here. Be sure to move hastily as Motorola will probably make their sweeps and delete the file soon. [Via TDG]
Monthly Archive: December 2013
Motorola DROID Bionic and ATRIX 4G allegedly both suffer from a power management fault that could lead to the smartphones overheating even when idle. According to trusted source kbman at HowardForums, his contacts involved in testing the smartphones claim the issues could affect radio performance among other things.
"The problem has to do with the PMU and causes a variety of issues including severe overheating even while at idle, power fluctuations affecting RF performance and cold boot issues"More concerning are suggestions that the problem is "unfixable", though another user claiming insider information claims the PMU problem is in fact due to be addressed this week. While no specific evidence has been produced, kbman has a track record of inside Motorola information that is leaving would-be Bionic buyers wary of the new smartphone. [via Electronista] Update: Motorola has been in touch to say "there are no overheating issues and the products will ship as scheduled."
Gingerbread release for Intel processors. Right now sound and WiFi work, but ethernet, 3D and mouse control are still works-in-progress. It's the handiwork of cwhuang, and you'll need a 64-bit build environment and Java 1.6. [via Twitter]
Play.fm has announced that its mobile music service is now on three mobile platforms including Android. The app is also offered on Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone as well. The app provides the world's largest on-demand radios for live recordings and DJ sets right on your mobile phone.
CityAM's unspecified sources, the two handsets will use Facebook's color scheme and support Facebook Voice calls and IM, as well as putting the social network's news feed and messages on the homescreen. Neither company has commented on the rumors, which suggest the new phones will debut at MWC 2011 next month, but SlashGear has heard independently that at least one of the devices should have a physical QWERTY keyboard and Facebook CTO Bret Taylor has recently insisted that the company's primary focus for 2011 is mobile. Android Community will be at Mobile World Congress to bring back all the details of any announcement. [via SlashGear]
Good Technology offers a lot of secure and managed services in the mobile market and the company works with all platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Mobile and more. Good is offering up some details on the mobile market in the enterprise for Q4 2010 that is interesting.
e-CAM50_OMAP35x now supports the Android OS.
Notion Ink's Eden UI has been ported to the Viewsonic GTablet, after the start-up released fix files containing the slate's ROM for those who had bricked their Adam. xda-developers wasted no time in bringing the three-pane interface over to the GTablet, and while it's not 100-percent stable, it's still arguably better than the UI Viewsonic opted for. Interestingly the Notion Ink team seems aware of the hacking efforts, and - at least going by the latest blog post - don't appear too upset. "XDA community, we love you!" CEO Rohan Shravan claims. [youtube uKWeVY_pOEs] [Thanks to everybody who sent this in!; image and video via roebeet]
Android Market, with Android platform manager Eric Chu telling developers that the company had several strategies for driving app buyers in 2011. Speaking at the Inside Social Apps conference in San Francisco this week, Forbes reports, Chu confirmed that carrier billing would be extended beyond just AT&T, so as to remove the payment obstacle for more users, while in-app payments would also come sometime this quarter. Actual discovery of apps is also being streamlined, with Chu saying that Google is tweaking the Android Market search algorithm as well as investing in more people to weed through any titles that violate the ToS. There'll also be a new push for HTML5 apps, and better social integration with the Android address book which Chu described as "the best social graph."