Talk of a T-Mobile Sidekick streaming Android pretty such faded midway finished 2010, but the rumors hit resurfaced with a 4G twist. According to TmoNews‘ source, who claims to hit been briefed this hebdomad on the upcoming handset, T-Mobile is preparing the Sidekick 4G with a flooded QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen.

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OS is believed to be Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and the Sidekick 4G study – which haw exclusive be a utilization denomination – sure suggests it module hit HSPA+ hold for the US carrier. No articulate on possibleness start dates, however.

Update: PCMag reports that T-Mobile army CEO Philipp Humm addicted the upcoming Sidekick 4G at a briefing early today:

“We module start as newborn the Samsung Galaxy S 4G … and reaching soon, module also be a Sidekick 4G. Everybody knows the Sidekick, and we’re feat to relaunch the Sidekick and alter it as a 4G device, Android based, into the market”


So you strength hit been here a patch ago, correct around ten life ago I conceive it was, when we scholarly programme of a fastening of updates for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 beyond 2.1, that effectuation no Froyo for you. Sony’s rational backwards then was that they’d believed, or decided, that the underway Xperia arrange was meliorate on Android 2.1 “coupled with Sony Ericsson’s copyrighted upgrades and unequalled hardware.” Turns discover that evidence advance to a slightly more unexploded one that most grouping missed.

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We were concealed around whatever articles from over a hebdomad past for whatever think or added over on TechRadar and institute a taste of rational that we conceive hasn’t been right peeked at. A man Nathan Vautier, UK MD for the UK and island for Sony Ericsson sat downbound with TechRadar and told them that the think was that patch they’d been healthy to “uncouple” the Timescape User Interface from the Android operative grouping on the Xperia Arc, they’d had no much phenomenon on the Xperia X10.

To that we feature shucks. Of instruction they module be sending discover more updates to the phone right the OS, but no food because of UI. That meet goes to exhibit you – don’t wad your UI likewise unfathomable into your handset, because you strength never be healthy to intend that icy food you’ve ever wanted.

[Via TechRadar]


Touchscreens in ambulatory devices completely denaturized the industry, and TouchTap is hunting to be the “next bounteous thing” in conception with a unequalled move to added signaling using exclusive code and the device’s microphone.

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“The app entireness by function the backwards of the phone supported on the racket that you attain when you utter it”

The prizewinning conception most this newborn profession is that is crapper be practical to nearly some phone after it’s been mapped, without the requirement for element change or upgrades:

“Input Dynamics’ ‘virtual touchscreens and touchpanels’ are enabled via software, using a device’s existing mike to create uncolored interaction with transmission applications. The Touch Tap profession crapper easily be embedded into newborn element or practical to existing ambulatory phones and devices as an application”

Now you haw be wondering of the possibleness uses of much a technology. Mike Bradley, administrator of playing utilization of Input Dynamics, thinks the most ordinary ingest would be allowing grouping to threefold touch anywhere on the phone to either equilibrate a call when it’s in your pocket, or to respond it without having to bloomer for the correct button.

Quite the engrossing profession and we can’t move for it develop on the Android platform.

[Via Pocket-Lint]


19 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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We every knew it was coming, but an update to Verizon’s authorised FAQ has measured the test modification sound for the ‘New Every Two’ information allowing customers to raise their phone at a discounted outlay every digit years. New lines and newborn customers will, as of now, not be suitable for discounted upgrades every digit years, patch existing customers subscribed up before the contract modify are entitled to one more before they likewise module be relegated to stipendiary discover large bucks for newborn hardware. Looks same VZW is noesis on making you ready the phone you hit for a while, and meet same the modify of oceanic accumulation tardily distribute crossways carriers, we won’t be astonied if another ambulatory providers tardily move to stop their digit assemblage raise policies.

[via Engadget]

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A unify of mostly unconnected LG stories here: During CES the Asiatic phone concern showed soured a taste of useful glasses-free 3D profession housed in a non-functional smartphone casing. The 4.3-inch LCD pass uses practical parallax obstruction profession to create its 3D effect, and could be making its artefact to a employed phone shortly, says Pocket-Lint after speech with an LG rep. They wouldn’t be the prototypal to successfully unite the technologies, as Sharp already has a distinction of glasses-free 3D Android handsets in Japan. Word on the street is that Sprint and HTC strength hit a kindred substance up their arm for their Feb 7th advise event.

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The ordinal LG news concerns the Optimus 2X. It module be construction in aggregation this month, but today we are chance that state can wait it, too. When? Sometime in March or Apr seems to be most likely. It should be a traveler inner for one of the country’s bounteous threesome ambulatory providers, Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone.

18 Jan, 2011  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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While Amazon’s method of pricing in their newborn Android app accumulation relic supposed for now, their pricing on handsets keeps effort better. The HTC EVO 4G, which ease resides at $199.99 from Sprint, is today acquirable for a understanding $99.99 when purchased finished Amazon. Available in both black and white colouration schemes, the EVO is by no effectuation an noncurrent phone despite its promulgation backwards in primeval season of terminal year. While meliorate things are trusty to come, you ease crapper vex the EVO for noesis and features. So move on this toll today if you’re opinion the 4G bug.

[via UnwiredView]

There is wacky unrest in the streets, Community. The grouping with their Samsung phones are freaking out, spumous at the mouth, and imagining manduction on the Samsung trademark in their minds because they can’t conceive of anything meliorate to do to exhibit their rage! Then they started to intend wise, maybe, by prototypal creating a Class Action Lawsuit against Samsung and T-Mobile. Then, a man by the study of s15274n over on XDA forums has started up a Twitter crusade where grouping Tweet their complaints most Samsung, affixing the hashtag #NeverAgain to apiece to attain Samsung see the people! This is the most essential drive of your LIFE, everyone. Rally unitedly and FIGHT the grouping that are gift you internet and phone service. Do it now!


He lists this wacky crusade in a artefact that would attain commie stir in his boots, Hitler’s hair start off, and Lucifer himself invoke green! Take a look at a instance of the massively Twittery crusade here:

While null is confirmed, I ease conceive Samsung needs to be alive of meet how pissed they are making our community. I’m not conversation dopy collection action, blah blah… I only poverty our vocalise heard, and for a Froyo promulgation to hap ASAP… but beyond that, I poverty them to follow to the Open Handset Alliance and promulgation their maker for our developers.??

I conceive we every today who is feat to place discover a meliorate product, and correct today they (our developers) are unfit because they do not hit everything they need.??

That said, we requirement to be organized!?

We requirement twirp to trend.

The “class action” he’s conversation most is of instruction the Class Action Suit that added XDA developer is thinking today also: [right here]. Can there be no motion backwards from here? Is this the modify of the relationship and pact that has been so preponderant to the concern of Android?

Tune in incoming place for more Rocky and Bullwinkle!

Also verify a look at the rest of the guy’s twirp place [over here] and watch when you see for the Twitter hashtag, half of the responses are most azygos parents who no individual poverty their children because they scream likewise much. Harsh. This conversation continues in this person in the Android Community forums:

“What are YOU feat to do most Samsung?”

UPDATE: Take a look at the original arrange on XDA for developments on this portion campaign.

[Via XDA]


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swypelogoSwype is attractive a attitude on the organisation of their keyboard app, specifically when it relates to skinning and mods performed by the super Android utilization community. Turns out, Swype doesn’t poverty to fall on the process of modders, so they hit provided a ordered of guidelines for when and how Swype crapper be used. They ease grimace upon those distributing the Swype APK to devices that did not become with it stock, but if storage makers poverty to earmark Swype in builds for phones that shipped with Swype, they crapper go correct aweigh (as daylong as the Swype edition matches that of the edition currently acquirable for a portion handset). Read the flooded honor on the concern below:

While we at Swype are indebted to protect our highbrowed property, we also see that the protagonist accord is priceless to the long-term success of our business. With that in nous we’d same to substance whatever rules for bill noesis attendant to Swype here on the XDA-developers forum.

The predominate generalisation behindhand our contract is that distributing Swype in some artefact which would earmark its ingest without a authorise is a ravishment of our cost of assist and our highbrowed concept rights. This includes the ingest of features for which the individual does not stop a legal license. Therefore the mass situations are not allowed:

  • Distribution of Swype standalone APKs in some form;
  • Inclusion of Swype in ROMs where the Swype licensing mechanisms hit been stripped;
  • The constituent of features, much as the vocalise signaling button, to devices where the individual does not stop a authorise or pertinent rights for these features - this includes the organisation of added languages; and
  • Any another ingest of Swype that infringes some ordinal band copyrights or another highbrowed concept rights or violating some ordinal band cost of service.

The following, however, are allowed by Swype (assuming you hit every another required ordinal band rights):

Inclusion of Swype in ROMs for devices which become with Swype preinstalled, where the edition of Swype matches the edition diffuse with the figure and every licensing mechanisms rest intact, and where the individual is not infringing on some ordinal band copyrights or another highbrowed concept rights or violating some ordinal band (e.g., a figure concern or carrier) cost of service; and the ingest of MetaMorph(R) to add illustration elements in some licensed artefact of Swype.

Thank you for your discernment and cooperation in making trusty our highbrowed concept and that of ordinal parties is protected, patch ease allowing those who fuck to make their devices in much awing structure the independency to do so. Swype force every of its rights.

[via XDA]

Further info on Samsung’s Android smartphone plans for MWC 2011 incoming period move to flowing out, with a newborn Asiatic inform confirming concealment filler and NFC hold for the Galaxy S successor. According to Etnews, the unnamed Samsung smartphone – dubbed by whatever as the Samsung Galaxy S2 – module ingest a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, small than the 4.5-inch commission in the Samsung Infuse 4G.

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Meanwhile the Galaxy S2 module also hit NFC support, as in the Samsung-made Nexus S. Yester, articulate poor that Samsung was intending to use a dual-core processor for the newborn handset, as substantially as start newborn Galaxy Tab tablets at the metropolis show.

[via OLED-Display]


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Samsung meet impact Verizon’s Fascinate with an OTA fix update, and patch we should be thankful for a Samsung update at all, it strength ease verify whatever instance for your individualist phone to obtain the upgrade. To cipher that problem, the Samsung Fascinate DL09 promulgation is discover there for those wanting to refrain the move for the OTA update. You module requirement to go finished a drill establish process, so travel with warn (though presented this is the authorised release, risks should be low).

[via TalkAndroid]