Devs Get Galaxy S II Up to Full Speed on AT&T’s HSPA+ Network

The Samsung Galaxy S II may not be available from any US carriers, but those who have imported it are able to use it on AT&T's "4G" HSPA+ network. If you are using the Galaxy S II on AT&T however, there may be some hangups in its ability to work on their network, resulting in hampered data speeds. Well where there's an Android phone as awesome as the SGSII, there are devs to make it more awesome. XDA member locust43 has a fix to get your shiny European phone blazing along at full speed.

DYZ Plastic Android Toys Heroes and Villains Set Revealed

All you out there in Android land will be happy to know that DYZ Plastic has revealed their next step in the evolution of the Android plastic toy - Heroes and Villains! This is a set of four special edition Androids instead of previous sets of 10+ in blind boxes, each of these four new characters being released one at a time and at first exclusively at SDCC! The San Diego Comic Con is one place you can expect many such exclusive toys like these, though not many of them Android related - will you be traveling out to get yours or will you try your luck with the second run?

HTC Status Announced for AT&T, Here comes the Facebook Phone

In case you missed it HTC has been brewing what some have been calling a "Facebook Phone" and today HTC and AT&T have officially announced that it will indeed be headed to the U.S. cleverly named the HTC Status. You have probably seen the HTC ChaCha name a few times and they are basically twins. Feel free to check out our man Chris Davies review of the HTC ChaCha for a better idea of the hardware.

Samsung Droid Charge 2.3 Gingerbread Leaks, Netflix in Tow

We have some fun stuff over here for all your Droid Charge owners, it appears the Android 2.3 Gingerbread we saw leaked a few days ago is now live and available to download for all if you dare. This is an official leaked build of 2.3 Gingerbread for the Droid Charge and from what we are seeing everything works great, but there is reports of HDMI-out not working in this build.

Velocity Micro Next in Line to Pay Microsoft for Android-toting Hardware Licensing Fees

Just a couple of days ago we let you know of the then-latest group to sign a deal with Microsoft for their patent licenses including their latest Android-carrying hardware. This company goes by the name General Dynamics Itronix and of the deal Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Microsoft, said “[it] is an example of how industry leaders address intellectual property.” Smug indeed - next comes Velocity Micro.

SaleLocator app helps you find what you want on sale locally

If you are the sort that likes to shop a lot you might like to have an app on your Android smartphone that helps you find whatever it is you are looking for. If you are shopping on a special holiday like Black Friday or Easter to get better deals a new app called SaleLocator will help you find whatever you are looking for. The app will use the GPS inside the phone to find the stores and route you to them.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE 4G hits pre-order on Verizon

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been heavily talked about here and other places. This is one of the best tablets on the market and one of the best challengers to the iPad 2. The normal version of the Tab 10.1 with WiFi has been available to purchase for a while now. The tablet was a daily deal on eBay a while back with 32GB of storage for $529. If you have been holding out until a version of the Tab 10.1 hit with 4G inside you will love this.

Google Android Market reaches 4.5 billion downloads

Google has a wide and varied range of things it is involved with. The Android platform is one of the company's biggest successes with a huge part of the mobile market. Google is debuting a new service called Google Mobilize that has a goal of allowing business to make mobile website landing pages to promote their brands. Apparently, 28% of mobile users in the UK have used their phones to make a purchase in the past.
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