hardware

Motorola Xoom 4G LTE Update Coming Soon?

We haven't heard much out of Verizon or Motorola regarding this lately but from what we are reading it looks like the update might be starting soon, if not already underway for select Xoom owners. In case you forgot, when the Xoom originally shipped we were promised a 4G LTE hardware upgrade but I dont recall much information from either company following the launch but now it looks like an email either went out early, or the upgrade has started.

Nexus S Graphics Drivers for crespo Available for Download Today

Mister Jean-Baptiste Queru, a fellow who lives inside the Android Building, lets the world know today that the latest official graphics drivers for crespo (aka the Nexus S hardware) are available for free download from Google's servers. These drivers work with the Android platform source code named android-2.3.1_r1, and Queru reminds us all to be well read on the included license terms so that you do no anger the Google gods who have been so kind to us and are deserving of our gratitude. Bow down before them!

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Five Carriers, Three Cases – Which Feels Best?

As you may already well know, ALL major mobile carriers have have a Samsung Galaxy Tab for you to choose from already. Each of the following: Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, have their own UNIQUE Tab for you to choose from. You'd expect their prices to be comparable, certainly the data plans and internet delivery to vary a bit, but how about the actual cases? If you've gotten your hands on more than one of these tablets at different carriers, you know that you're in for a very different experience with each one. Two black, one white. Two flat, one textured. Choose your destiny!

Vodafone Announces Android “945” Smart Phone

Yesterday we heard that Vodafone was releasing 3 new phones, one of them the 945 is an update to it’s own 845 launched earlier this year. The phone itself is an self-branded, competitively priced, Android smartphone. Shipping with 2.1, it’s not the most up to date phone software wise but hopefully that will change.

Activate the Droid 2’s FM radio! Yes, It has one

Did you know that the Droid 2 has an built in FM Radio like the Droid X? Well it was news to us when we stumbled across the XDA Developers forums as well. It appears that forum user slayher has found a way to unlock the use of the FM Radio by porting the Droid X Radio App to the Droid 2. Now although this requires root, for now, the official update may be coming soon.

Google TV Launching in September, Intel CEO Reveals

According the the Wall Street Journal, it seems that Google TV will hit shelves a lot sooner than we all originally expected. Two days ago we heard from Eric Schmidt that Google TV would launch sometime this fall. However, this September launch date is far more precise than Google’s word.

(Rumor) Samsung Galaxy “Tape”: Early Specs Revealed

More news of the latest member of Samsung’s Galaxy family is starting to flow in. this time around a Vietnamese site by the name of Tinh Te, is claiming to have information on a few specs. If they are true this will be a pretty impressive tablet. Samsung has a history of being able to deliver hardware pretty quick so the wait for this slate may not be as long as most.

ZodTTD developing a PSX emulator for Android

Those of you ex-iPhone users may be familiar with the name. He has been jailbreaking iPhone's for the longest and he's developed a few emulators for the platform.  ZodTTD is now working on bringing a Playstation emulator to Android. And he is partnering up with our current favorite Android emulator creator, yongzh. ZodTTD was likely persuaded to start work on Android after a petition was signed with 2,000 signatures from his fans requesting he bring his talents over to Android.
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