Huawei Ascend II headed to US Cellular this week for those on a budget

Huawei might still not be a household name but they have decent hardware and are getting better with each release. The hugely popular original Ascend was available on Cricket Wireless and recently they launched the Ascend II with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a 3.5" display. This same awesome budget device is headed to US Cellular for those looking for an alternative to those other carriers in the mid-west.

Latest HTC Thunderbolt radios leak, try ‘em out now

Verizon's 4G LTE devices tend to be a little finicky - just ask any nearby Galaxy Nexus owner. So when HTC updates the radios for one of its Verizon devices, it behooves the advanced user to try them out. HTC Thunderbolt owners, this one's for you: the folks at XDA have zipped up the latest radio firmware for your phone and posted it in a flash-friendly format. The software itself comes from the latest OTA update, but the radios themselves can be used on any ROM.

Intel 32nm Medfield mobile processor specs and benchmarks leaked

The popular chip maker Intel that I like to call chipzilla is preparing their own mobile processor or SoC (system on chip) called Medfield that we all have probably heard about a few times. They've shown off a prototype device too and more details on that are below. Today we have some leaked specs and benchmarks that are actually quite impressive that put this new Intel mobile processor right up there with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and Qualcomm's dual-core chipsets. More competition the better right guys?

Android activations, app downloads jump to massive levels on Christmas day

If Google saw three ships on Christmas day, on Christmas day in the morning, it might just need them to store all the cash it's going to make from a slew of new Android devices. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reports that combined activations for Android and iOS devices went from an average of 1.5 million a day (at least 700,000 Android smartphones, the rest divided among Android tablets, the iPhone, iPod and iPad) to almost 7 million on Christmas, making it easily the biggest day of the year for new smartphone and tablet users.

Gameloft preparing mega sale: all games 99¢ this weekend

Android games are a hot ticket, with millions of new tablet users springing up over the holidays. Gameloft is poised to take advantage of new potential users, one dollar at a time. The company is putting all of its Android games on sale this weekend to celebrate New Years. You read that right, folks: all of them. Every last Gameloft game, no more than 99¢.

Meizu MX quad-core smartphone coming in May 2012

We've heard plenty about the new Meizu MX smartphone lately and now its been officially confirmed that the quad-core version will be hitting the streets at some point come May 2012. We first heard of this phone back in August with rumors of a Q3 2011 launch but that ended up being way off. Today Meizu CEO J. Wong confirmed they'll be releasing the second, quad-core version come this May.

ASUS Transformer getting OTA update — not ICS but brings HDMI improvements

Yes this is the original ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and not the illusive Prime we are all waiting for still. Today ASUS appears to be rolling out yet another update for the popular slate. Sadly this is not Ice Cream Sandwich but this is another quick update that shows just how committed they are to keeping on track of updates and bug fixes. I wish others were this fast but that is just wishful thinking.

Motorola DROID RAZR gets ClockworkMod, opens doors for fun

Motorola makes some great hardware and we all know that. Sadly almost all of them with the DROID RAZR included are extremely locked down and don't give the end user many options for modding or running custom ROM's. This is nothing new from Motorola and I won't even get into the fact that they claimed to be changing this policy. Either way we now have another victory and ClockworkMod recovery is now available on the RAZR.