Google Voice is sure a necessity for many people. Having one number that can ring all of your devices will guarantee you will never miss a call, and now Google is making the service even sweeter with existing number porting.
With the onslaught of Android tablets coming in 2011 (many Android 3.0-based), the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't have quite the monopoly as it did late last year. Many carriers took note of this and have lowered the price of the tab, and T-Mobile US is finally ready to do the same lowering the price $50 on January 26th.
We first heard about the HTC Merge (formally the HTC Lexikon) all the way back in September. Since then there have been a few leaks like it appearing on Verizon's website and then, just like that, it completely disappeared. Well now after it has been apparently scrapped by Verizon, it has shown up featuring Alltel branding.
The HTC device featuring a full QWERTY keyboard was met with much excitement before it disappeared. Rumored to be one of the first World Phones, then was delayed to utilize LTE, the Merge is not even coming to Verizon for reasons unknown.
Even though it will not be introduced to the masses on Big Red, it sure brings Alltel's Android linup up to par with other carriers.
Will you be picking one up, is the Alltel vs. Verizon a big factor for you with this QWERTY HTC?
As many of you probably already know, there is a huge download issue with the latest Notion Ink update that, when downloaded and installed, will essentially brick your device. Notion Ink has acknowledged the issue and has blocked the update on their end, but if you have received the OTA, be sure to not download it, or face a lengthy repair process (detailed below).
We all know it, the Verizon iPhone will officially be released to the masses on February 10. Although many are unsure what it means for the strong Android platform on Verizon, their newly announced unlimited data for $30 may just be a selling point over any other device on the network.
When Google's Chief Executive Eric Schmidt stepped down last week the entire internet went into a frenzy. Questions arose if he would be leaving the company and what it means for the powerhouse that is Google. Well in his final keynote today at the DLD Media Conference in Munich, Schmidt said: "I'm very personally excited about my next decade at Google."
We know it has gained FCC approval and that it may be released in Canada March 17th, but as far as a US launch date, we have been left in the dark about the upcoming Motorola Atrix. However, it seems that units will arrive in Best Buy's inventory February 13th.
Windows Phone 7 themes for Android have been around for quite some time. However, these custom themes are not only lacking featuring and in need of development, they require the user to get rid of their customizable, side-scorlling Android home screens. Motorola Defy 7, a new universal device theme, has been released to solve this problem bringing in full Android with a Windows 7 look and feel.
With Mobile World Congress news pouring in it seems our focus has shifted away from previously announced devices such as the HTC ThunderBolt. Still with no official launch date, Best Buy has pegged the arrival of accessories for the device on February 19th.
When the world thinks of "Apps," they probably immediately think of Apple's line up of iOS devices. For quite some time developers were the same way, focusing much of their time on the platform. However, times are changing, and according to an appcelerator survey of 2,235 developers, Android development has reached a new all-time high of 87-percent.