Verizon 4G LTE rollout ahead of schedule, already reaching 185 million customers

When Verizon announced their new 4G LTE network they had a few goals set in terms of the rollout, and how many customers would be able to take advantage of the new network. Today Verizon has announced that the original goal of 185 million customers has already been reached and that they are ahead of schedule, not to mention that they've also already reached their goal for the amount of markets that actually have 4G LTE.

Spotify adds Android Preview app with Facebook sign-in and sharing

Now that United States citizens have been welcomed with open arms, Spotify's Android app is getting some much-needed love. The new version is available as a non-Market download from Spotify's blog, showing off some new social features. Users can now log in with either their original Spotify credentials or by connecting to Facebook - you don't even have to create a new account if you opt for the latter.

Qualcomm’s Skifta app streams video and manages your DLNA devices

Qualcomm-Atheros is making a cloud push in a big way with their new Skifta service and app. Skifta is a system for DLNA-certified devices that allows streaming media by way of your phone from either your phone or your home computer, giving you options that previously required separate apps. Built-in free content from the likes of Picasa, Revision 3 and TED Talks rounds out the package. Basically, Skifta (man, it's hard to find good non-copyrighted names these days) aims to be a one-stop-shop for all of your media, streaming easily to connected televisions, computers and speaker systems. Video, audio and photos are currently supported. Skifta works on DLNA and UPnP-compatible devices, including Windows 7 computers and the PlayStation 3. The promotional video lays it all out: [youtube ezP6Ee9HoRo] Skifta's a free download from the Android Market, and no, you don't need a Qualcomm processor inside your phone or tablet to use it. The software is in its 1.0 release, so there may very well be some compatibility or stability issues. But hey, it's free - what have you got to lose? This may be a good indication of similar systems from OEMs, like Motorola's upcoming MotoCast.

Today only: OfficeSuite Pro 5 is free on the Amazon Appstore

Google Docs not quite cutting it for your mobile document editing needs? Is that free version of QuickOffice that came with your phone a little long in the tooth? Then today's a great day to try out the Amazon Appstore. The third-party store features a free download of one paid app every day, and today, it's OfficeSuite Pro 5, normally a full $15. OfficeSuite Pro 5 is your standard document editor, featuring support for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files, though the last two are read-only, according to the app's Amazon listing. An integrated file browser and Google Docs connection help round out the software, and happily, it handles the tricky .docx, .xlsx and ppsx extensions without complaining. You can get OfficeSuite for free until 3 AM Eastern Time, and considering how many of you have already pre-ordered the Amazon Kindle Fire, you may want to do so whether or not you intend to use it on your current smartphone or tablet. If you're new to the Amazon Appstore, don't worry - downloading and installing it is a simple process. Just head on over to the Get Started page and enter your email address. Download the app to your phone or tablet, then install it via the standard non-Market method (you'll need to allow the "unknown sources" option in the Application settings menu). Once a free app is "purchased," it's connected to your Amazon account, and you can download it on any device with the Appstore installed.

No official Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus One

Well, it looks like the venerable Nexus One has finally reached the end of its software cycle - officially, at least. When asked whether or not the original Nexus would be seeing an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Google responded that the phone's hardware was simply too old to handle the update. The oldest developer phone to get Ice Cream Sandwich will be the Nexus S, released twelve months after the original Nexus One.

DROID RAZR pre-orders start tomorrow, ship out November 10th

Done and done. Rumors of the Motorola DROID RAZR's November 10th launch date seem to be right on the money, as Verizon has updates its DROID DOES mailing list with the happy news. Pre-orders will begin tomorrow, October 27th at 8 AM Eastern, and the note says that the phones themselves will begin shipping "no later than" the 10th of next month. No mention of retail availability was made, but you can bet that RAZRs will begin showing up in Verizon and partner stores shortly thereafter.

PSX4Droid returns to the Android Market with a new developer

Classic emulation keeps coming back again and again on Android, despite Google's attempts to forestall it. PSX4Droid, a PlayStation One emulator originally banned from the Android Market back in March of this year, is now once again available. The app comes form a new developer, "SnootyKing", who has been working on the app since it went open-source after the initial ban. You can buy it now for $4.99 USD.

Impression 7 tablet runs Froyo, but it’s cheap

I know what you are going to say when you read the specs of the Impression 7 tablet or i7. OMG, that thing runs Froyo?! Yeah it runs Froyo, but if you are in the market for a cheap Android tablet that you can use for someone just starting or a kid, the i7 might be just the ticket. It's cheaper than the Kindle Fire by $20 with a price of $179.