Featured: Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 to go Global via Software Update

If you’re on Verizon Wireless and planned on getting the most anticipated Android phone of 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S3, things just got a little sweeter. Recently, Verizon announced that the RAZR, RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, and the Rezound would be updated with global romaing capabilities in the near future. Verizon has now confirmed that the […]

Featured: Verizon’s XOOM 4G LTE Android 4.0.4 Manual Download Instructions

Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for Xoom 4G LTE owners. It’s been a long time coming, especially for the original Android tablet that came with Honeycomb. After countless rumors and delays,Verizon has slowly began rolling out Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 to your tablet. You’ve been waiting for this update for nearly […]

Featured: Judge crushes Oracle’s API copyright claims against Google

During the second phase of the trial between Oracle and Google over infringement of the SSO (structure, sequence and organization) of 37 Java APIs, the jury was asked to assume that the SSO was in fact copyrightable. They jurors found that Google had infringed, but remained deadlocked on the question of whether Google was protected under fair use of […]

Featured: MIUI Launcher for ICS; Introducing MiHOME

After Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich was launched last fall, many MIUI fans left the gorgeous MIUI ROM for a more vanilla Android feel. Besides the new Holo theme being very cut and clean, MIUI just wasn’t stable enough to be used as a daily driver for many MIUI veterans, including myself. Xiaomi hopes to […]

Featured: Android Jellybean 4.1 to debut on “Nexus 7″ tablet

According to Rightware’s Power Board benchmark site, a new ASUS device named Nexus 7 running Android build JRN51B has been outed. The long rumored $199, 7 inch Nexus tablet running the next version of Android has finally been made known to the world. The ASUS manufactured tablet features a 7-inch display with 1280×768 resolution and uses […]

Featured: AT&T HTC One X Bootloader Unlocked with Canadian Trickery

The chances of getting an unlocked bootloader on the AT&T version of the HTC One X looked pretty grim a few weeks ago when HTC hinted that AT&T was the reason for keeping the bootloader of this phone locked down. Many AT&T Android enthusiasts were in an uproar and frantically trying to find a way […]

Featured: Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 OTA Available from Google (Again)

Keep your fingers crossed Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners, with some luck you’ll be getting your 4.0.4 over-the-air update sooner than later. Moments ago the official OTA update appeared on Google’s servers. This is nothing new, the same OTA update file appeared on Google’s servers a few weeks ago and was promptly removed after numerous people […]

Featured: Samsung’s ChromeBox XE300 get’s unboxed

We haven’t heard much from Samsung over the past 5 months since the upcoming ChromeBox from Samsung made its’ first debut. Today, TigerDirect jumped the gun ever so slightly and listed both the Celeron model and the Core i5 model for sale via their online store. Sadly, the SKU’s have been removed over the last […]

Let the SGS3 Goodies Floweth; S-Voice, Wallpapers, and more.

If you haven’t heard by now, the official stock Android 4.0.4 ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S3 was leaked to the world on Saturday. Samsung’s latest heavily customized version of Android, TouchWiz, comes in at a whopping 800MB. If you had any doubts in your mind that Samsung was focused on bloatware software, look no […]

Featured: Verizon Unlimited Data Plans May Not End After All

Over the past 24 hours many Verizon Wireless customers have been quite upset to learn that their previously “grandfathered in” unlimited data plans were going away in the upcoming months after listening to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo speak  at the JP Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference in Boston yesterday. Verizon has attempted yet again to officially […]

Featured: Google Music does not hate root users; put your pitchforks away

Last night and most of the day today the blogosphere was all the rage over Google Music and Google’s supposed changes to Google Music’s authorized device policy. The official authorized device limit on Google Music gives you an ample 10 devices. This includes phones, tablets, and computers.  Google tracks devices by identifiers such as your computer’s MAC address or […]

Featured: Apple Patent Blocks HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE in the US

The patent war continues… Last December, Apple won a patent suit against HTC, banning the importation of HTC Android devices. The ITC determined that Android’s messaging application and and web browser infringed upon Apple patent #5,946,647. This patent covers automatically converting  phone numbers and email addresses into clickable links that open a menu of options, functions we are […]

Featured: LG demos their Google TV; dual core, Wii-like motion controls, and 3D

Despite the fact that the first round of Google TV’s were not a huge consumer success, Logitech lost millions, LG Electronics and Google have partnered to launch a new line of TV’s in the United States starting May 21st. LG’s new G2 series plans to change consumers outlook on Google TV with motion control technology, […]

Featured: Google adds Offers to latest Maps update

Today, Google updated their Maps application for Android. Along with that update, Google launched a way to discover nearby Google Offers from within the Maps application. No longer do you need a second app to use Google Offers to start saving money. Now, it all comes conveniently within the same application, Google Maps. To find deals and […]

Featured: Samsung continues to beef up their ecosystem; acquires mSpot

Samsung continues to build their cloud services, acquiring mobile entertainment services provider mSpot. This Pal Alto company knows a thing or two about getting entertainment on to your mobile devices. mSpot specializes in music, movie, and radio services for Android and has four successful apps listed on the Google Play Store. Remember last week we […]

Featured: Partial verdict puts Google partially guilty in Oracle vs Google trial

The jury in the Oracle vs Google trial has found Google liable of infringing upon Oracle’s Java copyrights. However, the jury remains deadlocked on the more critical issue at hand: did Google make fair use of the Java APIs. Last Friday, the jury told Judge William Alsup that they were unable to reach the required […]

Featured: AT&T Blocking HTCDev Unlock tool on One X

Over the past six months, HTC has been setting an example in the smartphone manufacturer industry. They have been actively supporting the Android development and modding community by providing bootloader unlock tools for nearly all of their devices. From the original G1 and all the way through to their latest flagship phones, more than 45 […]