LG Optimus LTE comes to Bell Canada as the Eye

Just a few weeks ago LG unveiled its jaw-dropping Optimus LTE to spec junkies the world over, and those living in the great white north can get a crack at it on Bell soon. In Canada the phone will be known as the LG Optimus Eye, paying homage to its 8 megapixel/1080p rear camera. That's not what will be turning the eye of Canadian consumers, however.

Box for Android gets update for mobile workflow

We all want to be more organized, even if those like me never really get organized. One thing that many people like is the ability to be able to access their content from wherever they are. Box for Android is an app that will let you connect to your content at the office when you are out of the office. The app has been updated to make it faster and more stabile.

Samsung Transform Ultra slides into the low end

There's a lot of QWERTY slider Android phones out there if you look hard enough, but most of them are mid- to high-end, and unfortunately off-limits to the thumbs of more pragmatic text-happy consumers. Samsung is looking to fill their demand with the Transform Ultra, a low-end slider previously reserved for Boost but set for release soon on the parent network. No price is available, but given the low specifications it should be less than $100 on-contract, possibly even free.

53% of Android phones pay license fees to Microsoft

Apple's patent tyranny against every Android manufacturer they can find gets a lot of ink, but it appears that Microsoft is getting the bank. After securing yet another licensing deal with Taiwanese OEM Compal, Redmond announced that a full 53% of Android devices being made are done so with a licensing kick-back to Microsoft. Other major players which have settled with the software giant include HTC, Samsung, Acer and many more.

DROID RAZR arrives on Verizon’s DROID DOES site

Ah, DROIDDOES.com, what fond memories we have of you. The portal for the original influential DROID campaign is still the go-to destination for Verizon's high-end android phones, so it's altogether appropriate that the Motorola DROID RAZR find itself there. The new site offers a 3D view of the new phone showing off its slim profile, and not much else. Oh, an the Flash-only site is totally inaccessible to certain iDevices that shall remain nameless.

Acer Iconia Tabs to get Ice Cream Sandwich update next year?

With all the hubbub over the latest Android 4.0 version of the popular OS, lots of folks want to know when they will be able to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their own tablets and smartphones. Last week Asus announced that the original Transformer tablet would be getting the ISC update next year. Today news on more devices possibly getting the update next year have surfaced.

Nokia outs offline maps for Android and iOS

We have talked about the Nokia HTML5 maps that were coming before. At first, the Nokia Maps were only offered on Nokia smartphones, but that has now changed. The HTML5 version of the maps are intended to be used on both the Android and iOS platforms as well. With the roll out of the HTML 5 maps also come some new and cool features.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android Ice Cream Sandwich wrap-up [Video]

Samsung and Google put the eyes of the tech world squarely on Hong Kong last week as they unveiled the future of the Android platform. There they showed hardware and software that will set the tone for Android in 2012 and beyond, in the form of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone running Android 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's everything you need to know about the new phone and the new operating system.

Android Community Weekly: October 23, 2011

With many re-caps of this week's breaking news, this issue will focus on the announcements of the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and the Motorola DROID RAZR! The Galaxy Nexus finally dropped in Hong Kong Tuesday, and officially claimed the its throne over any pre-existing Android device out there. Though the DROID RAZR had our jaws dropping earlier that morning, it was soon forgotten after the Galaxy Nexus hit.

Non-US DROID RAZR phones will have unlockable bootloader

Here's some good news for prospective Motorola RAZR owners: the phone will have an unlockable bootloader. Unfortunately this doesn't apply to United States DROID RAZRs - Motorola is giving carriers the option to disable the unlock feature, and Verizon has jumped on the chance. Just to be clear, the phone is known as the DROID RAZR in the US and the Motorola RAZR elsewhere. Commence your cursing now, Verizon customers.