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Verizon Messages app update will let you message from your smartphone or tablet

Verizon Wireless has announced (and released) the latest update for their messaging app. The app is called Verizon Messages and is now sitting at version 4.0. Those looking for the app will be able to grab it from the Google Play Store and while it will run nicely on your smartphone, this update has added some functionality that will have you wanting to install on your tablet as well.

White Galaxy Nexus appears on Verizon site

We've been hearing tips and rumors suggesting the folks from Verizon and Samsung were going to release a white version of the Galaxy Nexus, but nothing ever arrived. Now recently there's a new page right front and center on Verizon's own website showing off what clearly seems to be a white Galaxy Nexus. Interesting right?

Galaxy Nexus My Verizon update adds new UI and reminds us of Data Widget

Today Verizon has just issued an update for their popular My Verizon App. The version here for my Galaxy Nexus was just updated this morning and claims to have some impressive new UI features (that I'm not seeing) but does manage to bring a new widget reminder along with it. If you've ever used My Verizon you'd know it's the easiest way to check data and minute usage, as well as pay your monthly bill.

Android Community Evening Wrap-Up: March 6, 2012

This morning Samsung revealed the Galaxy Pocket, a rather small device sporting a 2.8" display. This isn't the first Samsung device with a smaller than average screen size; coming in at 3.2 inches was the Samsung Dart. It should be available in the UK later on this year. Imangi Studios has finally let us know an official date to expect the extremely popular free game Temple Run in the Android Market - rather Google Play.

Samsung Droid Charge getting EE4 Update, Improves 4G Connectivity and Battery Life

The Samsung Droid Charge is just the second phone to launch with Verizon 4G LTE, it may be blazing fast but it is not perfect. Lucky for all you Charge owners Verizon has just given the green light for an update to begin rolling out. The update should come OTA (over the air) right to the device and it should fix a slew of issues and problems as well as bring on many performance and 3G/4G connectivity improvements.

Motorola DROID R2-D2 Now Only $99.99

Remember the Star Wars DROID R2-D2? The device brought to market for the "ultra-fans" has just seen a price drop as Verizon navigates away from offering up online rebates. The Motorola DROID R2-D2 has now been cut to $99.99 with a 2-year agreement.

Samsung Fascinate Update Axes SD Card Mounting

So you updated your phone a couple of days ago on your Samsung Fascinate, the update pushed out by Verizon, right? Have you tried to mount your SD card as a mass storage device to your desktop? Good luck! Users in several forums are noting a problem doing so, saying now that any attempt to mount their SD card ends up with no luck to be had.

Motorola XOOM launching for Verizon first Quarter 2011

The 10.1 inch XOOM tablet by Motorola was unveiled at todays press conference at CES, Las Vegas. This year Motorola offers a new "first" by confirming that the XOOM will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Thats not even half of it; the device offers dual core processing with each core capable of running at 1Ghz. The device will become available first quarter of 2011 and will become upgradeable to handle 4G LTE in the second quarter. It will sport a 2.0MP front facing camera for video chatting over either WiFi or 3G and also have a 5.0MP rear camera. Like your Android smartphone, the XOOM will be constantly connected to the internet for instant Gmail and ActiveSync notifications. More information in the press release:
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Announce Motorola XOOM™ Tablet on Nation's Largest and Most Reliable 3G Network 10.1-inch HD Tablet Offers Dual-Core Processing, Google's Honeycomb Platform, and 1080p HD Video Content Support Jan. 05, 2011 LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – CES –Jan. 5, 2011 – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled the innovative new tablet Motorola XOOM™ − the first device on Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system designed from the ground up for tablets. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization and features the latest Google Mobile innovations. Boasting a dual core processor with each core running at 1 GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM gives Verizon Wireless customers a new type of mobile computing experience on a stylishly thin device that is 4G LTE upgradeable. Motorola XOOM redefines the tablet device category by providing more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. It allows consumers to experience HD content right on the device, supports 1080p HD video and HDMI output to display content on larger HD screens, and plays video and other rich web content seamlessly with Adobe® Flash® Player. Motorola XOOM features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD. It delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280x800 display, and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications. It also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooks and thousands of apps from Android Market™. For working on the go, Motorola XOOM provides constant connectivity − including connecting to Gmail or Exchange email; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations; and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices – with mobile broadband speeds. Its mobile hotspot capability provides an online connection for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices. "Motorola XOOM is a powerful addition to Verizon's product lineup and builds on our combined leadership with Motorola to deliver innovative mobile devices and service on the Android platform," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "Motorola XOOM gives consumers complete access and control of their favorite personal content and work files whether through our nationwide 3G network, or through our lightning-fast 4G LTE network as it rolls out around the country." "Light, powerful and fundamentally different than anything else on the market, Motorola XOOM leverages the very best technology available today to redefine what a tablet experience can be," said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobility. "The first device to feature software designed specifically for tablets, Motorola XOOM goes everywhere you do and delivers everything you need." The Motorola XOOM device will launch as a 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled device in Q1 2011 with an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2. Starting in Q2 2011 the Motorola XOOM will be a 4G LTE/Wi-Fi- enabled device. For more information about Verizon Wireless at CES please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/verizonwireless. For more information about the Motorola XOOM please visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.

Verizon Updates My Verizon App with Express Services

Verizon has started to push an update to it's account management app with Express Services. Giving an option for Verizon customers to quickly and conveniently manage accounts at home or on the go, Verizon is recommending this application to it's users to make their account management easier and more convenient. Using the application you can see a list of frequent transactions and your current plan and devices. In one click users can start to explore their account activity quickly and easily, and complete popular transactions, including viewing a bill, managing Friends and Family, changing billing addresses, or even adding new lines and activating new phones. "Now, with one click, customers can use Express Services to select the transactions they want, with time-saving account management services that are simple to use and consistent across multiple touch points, empowering them to save time and control their wireless services, whenever and wherever they want," said executive vice president and chief operating officer for Verizon Wireless, John Stratton. [Via PRNewswire]