If you recently signed up for Sprint's service, then there's a good chance you took advantage of the current running promotion that adds 300 bonus minutes to the Everything Data 450 plan. That's awesome for you - but what about those who already have Sprint? You're not left out, my friends - you, too, can enjoy the benefits of 300 additional minutes every month for the low cost of nothing, and it's easier to get than you think: call and ask. That's right, all you need to do is give Sprint a shout and ask them for 300 more minutes.
The Motorola Atrix has been making some serious waves as of late - first, we saw a Gingerbread test build that had an unlockable bootloader, and now the crew over at Android and Me have gotten a hold of some exclusive images showing the Atrix running Android 2.3.4 with the latest version of Gingerblur. Before I continue, have a look:
If these images are to be believed, then the Motorola Atrix is back in the game in a big way. The tipster went on to say that the update drastically improved battery life and GPS functionality, fixed the random reboot issues, and substantially improved the overall experience.
If you're a Mac user who scooped up the recently released Galaxy Tab 10.1, then there's little doubt you've already had to deal with some frustrations - like the fact that you couldn't even access the device's internal storage from your computer. Fortunately, Samsung pushed an update to Kies for Mac Beta that adds Galaxy Tab 10.1 support, so you can finally start loading it up with all of your favorite on-the-go goodies.
While this update does bring some welcome features, you still won't be able to use it upgrade your devices firmware. Of course, this can still be done over Wi-Fi, so you're not left completely in the cold.
Update: Annnnd it's live in the Market. That didn't take long, did it? Hit the widget below to grab it and get started knocking out 30 new levels of pig-destroying fun!
The arrival of summer brings several things: heat, sunshine, barbeques, vacations, and, of course, an update to Angry Birds Seasons! Cleverly titled "Summer Pignic," it'll be fun in the sun for the homicidal birds... or bird, rather. Judging by the video, it looks like you'll have to make it through this update with only one bird, which will make things quite interesting. Have a look:
There is no set release date for this update yet, but I'm sure it will be quite soon.
Normally, when we think about prepaid carriers, one thought comes to mind: low-end devices. Most manufacturers reserve their higher-end handsets for the Big Four, so those who don't want to empty their wallet each month on a wireless plan end up with very little to choose from when it comes to decent phones. However, that is all about to change with Huawei's upcoming Glory phone, which is set to land on Cricket Wireless this November.
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The Glory packs a pretty hard punch, especially compared to its prepaid competitors: a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8655T processor, 4-inch 480x854 TFT display, 8MP camera, and Android 2.3 - all for under $300.
To welcome the arrival of T-Mobile's newest mid-range handsets, the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity SMART, Wirefly is throwing a bone out there to all who are thinking of signing up with Team Magenta. If you walk into a T-Mo retail store looking to pick up either of these devices, then you'll be shelling out $80 for the Exhibit and $70 for the Gravity SMART (or $30 if you get the plain black one), but you can grab them from Wirefly for $50 and free, respectively.
Since these are both new devices, here is a look at the specs:
Samsung Exhibit 4G
- 3.5 Inch 480x800 TFT display
- 1GHz single-core Hummingbird processor
- 512MB RAM
- 3MP rear shooter, 0.3MP 'round front
- Android 2.3 with Touchwiz
- Black and Violet variants
Samsung Gravity Smart
- 3.2 Inch display
- 600MHz single-core proccessor
- 3MP rear shooter
- Slide-Out QWERTY
- Android 2.2 with Touchwiz
- Grey and Berry variants
While the Exhibit is a solid mid-range device (apart from the subpar camera), the Gravity SMART is more of an entry-level handset clearly directed at the 'tweener of the family.
While I may love many, many things about Android, that doesn't mean that it lacks any annoyances. Of those annoyances, the inability to mount the SD card in the phone and PC simultaneously ranks close to the top of the list. Thankfully, there are apps like Dual Mount SD Widget to save the day.
What Dual Mount SD Widget does is quite simple, but extremely helpful: it allows you to mount your SD card to your phone and PC at the same time. This means that you'll be able to transfer files to and from your phone via USB without losing the ability to run apps that are stored on your SD card.
It's no secret that benchmarks can easily be spoofed to show some pretty amazing results. Regardless of that, it has become an almost standard practice to demonstrate a device's power and prestige by using such tools. Over time, a few different apps have made a name for themselves and become clutch in the realm of benchmarking tools: Quandrant, Linpack, and SmartBench, just to name a few.
A new benchmarking tool has now been released by the same dev that brought us Chainfire3D called CF-Bench. Much like Smartbench, one of the key features of CF-Bench is its support for multiple cores, so right of the gate it delivers a more accurate performance reading.
According to the Motorola Europe Facebook page, the Android 3.1 update has started rolling out to the European variant of the XOOM. This update brings a several new features and improvements, including one feature that the US XOOM didn't get: SD card slot activation. This is, of course, due to the fact that the US XOOM is considered a "pure Google experience" device, so it's up to Google to push updates in the States - not Motorola.
Once this update hits your device, you'll also get the other assorted goodies that come along with Android 3.1: resizable widgets, USB host support, as well as improved performance and stability.
Good news for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 hackers, modders, and customizers out there: Sammy released the kernel source code this morning.
Head over to the Samsung Open Source Developer Center to grab the download and get crackin'!