Author Archives: Nicholas Ahn


HTC Vigor to have Beats audio and LTE onboard

Shortly following the recent leaks of various software aspects of the HTC Vigor, those who did some digging in the files leaked have found some interesting pieces of information that bring some device information to light. Though the leak seemed to be of relatively insignificant wallpapers and screenshots, new information was gleaned from the files, and the lack of some elements bring questions to the table.

Samsung Galaxy S 4G and Infuse 4G Gingerbread Leak Available

For those lucky among you who own a Galaxy S 4G or an Infuse 4G, a Gingerbread, 2.3.5 ROM has been released for your downloading pleasure. While this isn't necessarily an official update by any means, it does suggest that an official update may come in the near future. But for those of you with one of these rooted beauties, the wait is no longer over.

HTC Vigor leaks… in pieces

The rumored HTC Vigor, named to be successor to the Droid Incredible 2, has leaked its boot animation sequence, defaulted wallpapers, including its live wallpaper, in addition to the notifications and default ringtones on the device. The boot sequence also confirms some expected features of the phone. As reported previously, reports have placed the Vigor potentially releasing by October 13th. Specifications for the phone include a dual-core 1.5 GHZ processor, a 4.3" HD screen (720p), and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The device has also been cleared through the FCC as an LTE device, bringing another 4G option for Verizon. While the leak only provides image files the live wallpaper can be installed to your device if you so desire. Earlier we had announced leaked live images of the device, and they can be found here. It's good to see that Verizon is providing other alternatives to the Droid Bionic for those seeking an LTE device. [via Android Police]

Satellite AR app shows UARS satellite crashing in real-time

For those of you who are unaware, the UARS satellite is currently 'scheduled' to crash into the surface of the earth. If this news happens to worry you, or if you're interested in tracking a falling satellite as in crashes into the planet, the Satellite AR app for Android is tracking the satellite live for your viewing pleasure.

Isis, Google Wallet competitor, to run on Android

In the midst of the recent flurry of Google Wallet news, Isis has announced that they will release an Android application when the payment system is released next year. While this announcement would be more significant if the application were released today, it still gives the application a fighting chance against recently launched Google Wallet.

LG Esteem Leaks – Brings Gingerbread and LTE to MetroPCS

Found on a LG Partner portal, the LG Esteem has been confirmed for MetroPCS. The device will run on MetroPCS' 3G/LTE network. It will also be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board as well. Though MetroPCS doesn't sell its devices on discount with contracts, it is also reported that the device will sell for $349 with a $100 mail-in-rebate.

uTorrent adds Android support

Popular BitTorrent client, uTorrent, has just released an alpha build of it's software, version 3.1. This version brings drag and drop support for Android devices, as well as iTunes, the PS3, and Xbox 360. Users are now able to drag and drop items directly from uTorrent into the devices without having to leave the program itself.

Oracle claims $1.16 billion in damages from Google

Just when we thought it was over, Oracle has reiterated in a court filing today that the patent infringement by Google's upon Java patents held by Oracle totals $202 million. They also claimed up to $960 million on the terms of copyright infringement by the internet search giant.

Motorola Droid X keyboard fixer updated

Owners of the Motorola Droid X, have been experiencing some issues with the keyboard causing the device to freeze and reboot. Motorola seems to be rolling out the .605 update which some users have reported fixes the current issues with the keyboard. However the release of the update has not gone as smoothly as some had hoped with other issues coming up from the update.

Sony Tablet S teardown: wedge shape reveals unique hardware

The Sony Tablet S was built in the shape of a wedge to fit the hands of users and to provide them with a form factor that they would be comfortable with using for extended periods of time. The center of gravity of the hardware is focused more heavily towards the thicker edge, where the user's palm would be when holding the device. The teardown of the device reveals some structural differences from the typical Android tablet to accommodate the design.
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