LG Ally

Cool Verizon spot races onto TVs

If you're an Indy racing fan, Verizon has a cool new service that will help you keep up on your favorite racing team ... Team Verizon! The spot is for the Indy Car Mobile app, which follows the IZOD Indy Car Series. With the app, users can listen to in car audio, keep track of races with leader boards, highlights, and even special tweets from the drivers (I hope while not racing!). Upcoming features to include live in-car camera for Verizon sponsored drivers, press conference streaming and Indy Car Nation exclusive content. According to the YouTube page, the app currently follows Indy racers Will Power, Helio Castroneves & Ryan Briscoe.

Verizon’s LG Ally Android 2.2 Froyo update gets early release

Verizon has beat its own launch estimate for the Android 2.2 update for the LG Ally, with Froyo now available for the QWERTY smartphone. Originally expected sometime in February, the update is now available as an OTA release; you can either wait for the Ally to prompt you with the new firmware, or trigger it manually via the Settings page. According to Verizon, the update is 52.3MB. More on the LG Ally in the full Android Community review.

Verizon Introduces VCAST Messages SMS Application

Let's face it, Verizon's VCAST apps are not usually ground breaking. Only offering up some core services that are attached to Verizon's music and location services, they are usually overlooked. However, this time, Verizon has gone and released their own texting application, and it's pretty decent. On track to compete with Handcent and Chomp the Verizon VCAST Messenger allows users to send text messages, and the software isn't actually terrible. There is an option for sending texts to recent calls so you can easily notify someone about your status if you just missed their call, as well as location based messaging and a group conversation feature. Currently available for the original Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, LG Ally, Eris, Incredible and Fascinate, it may be a nice way to change things up a bit. QR Code: [Download Link] [Via DroidLife]

LG Ally for Verizon Wireless Review

The LG Ally, at first glance, doesn't look like a stand-out device. In fact, it looks like a lot of other handsets out there: a touchscreen taking up the majority of space, with a few buttons at the bottom for good measure. Pretty standard stuff. Sure, there's a landscape, physical slide-out keyboard underneath, and that does add a bit of differentiation to the mix (especially with this increase in touch-based only Android handsets), but is it enough to make the LG Ally stand-out amongst the increasing crowd? Or does the LG Ally fall flat in its hopes to shine?