Sam Koutroulakis
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  • Android Community Weekly: March 10, 2012

    We've had another week of excellent tech news, now here's your wrap-up! There were a few rumors circulating this week that ASUS would be the manufacturer of the first Nexus tablet. We had even thought it could be called the

    March 10, 2012 • Views: 218

  • Sony Xperia S receives its first update

    Before you get too excited, no this isn't Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Rather, it's just a bunch of bug-fixes and should improve the performance of the WiFi. The Sony Xperia S hasn't hit too many markets yet, yet users had

    March 10, 2012 • Views: 581

  • Google Maps Navigation menu updated with new UI

    Though not a large update, Google went ahead and refreshed the UI for the Navigation menu within their Google Maps application. The ICS menu button has been taken out completely, and replaced with a much larger (easier to press)

    March 10, 2012 • Views: 445

  • Android 4.0 with Sense UI ported to myTouch 4G Slide

    The HTC myTouch 4G Slide was at the top of its class upon its initial release, and now early adopters can take advantage of an early Alpha Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) port thanks to XDA Developer tbalden. Named 'Futureal',

    March 9, 2012 • Views: 552

  • Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: March 9, 2012

    Wrapping up the last day of the work week, here are today's top stories. The world had thought the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II would receive Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tomorrow, March 10th. It turns out

    March 9, 2012 • Views: 237

  • Alpha release of Boid for Android hits Google Play

    An Alpha release of Boid for Android has just hit the Google Play store and is available for download. If you haven't heard, Boid is a Twitter client with an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) styled interface. There are quite a

    March 9, 2012 • Views: 330

  • Juniper predicts NFC payments to hit $74 billion by 2015

    Do you have Near Field Communication (NFC) built into your device? Probably not. But that doesn't really matter, because the future of smartphones has NFC well under its wing. At the moment, you'll find that very few devices

    March 9, 2012 • Views: 208

  • LG Optimus L7 on its way to Rogers

    We saw the entire new LG Optimus L-series at this year's Mobile World Congress, and even had some hands-on time with each of the three. Rogers has confirmed that the Optimus L7 will be part of its 'Smartphone Lite' category. In

    March 8, 2012 • Views: 403

  • Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: March 8, 2012

    To start off the day, the HTC One X received root and superboot before release, courtesy of Modaco. He had done the same thing with the GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus. We later heard that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 11.6 is to be

    March 8, 2012 • Views: 209

  • Motorola MOTOACTV update to hit Friday

    Back in October of last year, Motorola unveiled the MOTOACTV; a wristwatch-like device that helps you measure how effective you workout to particular songs. It syncs with your smartphone for access to missed calls, text messages,

    March 8, 2012 • Views: 225