Last Updated: July 11th, 2010
Where do you go when you have an Android related problem? Where do you hang out on a rainy day? Where does a good percentage of Android news originate from?
I'm talking about Android forums. Today, inspired by this reddit post, I wanted to highlight some of them and provide a list for people looking to ask questions, start an Android related conversation, report a problem, or just become part of another community (of course, you should always be close to Android Police by following us on twitter at @AndroidPolice and keeping up with the RSS feed).
Howard forums: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379-Android
AndroidCentral forums: http://forum.androidcentral.com/
AndroidCommunity forums: http://androidcommunity.com/forums/
MoDaCo forums: http://android.modaco.com/forum.html
Samsung devs: http://forum.sdx-developers.com/
Droid Forums: http://www.droidforums.net, though they also have non-Droid sections
NexusOne Forum: http://www.nexusoneforum.net
Sprint Users: http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=145
Sprint.com forums: http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/buzzaboutwireless/phones-and-devices/android_phones?view=overview
T-Mobile forums: http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Android/ct-p/Android
Where do you go hang out when you need help?
Last Updated: July 11th, 2010
This was unexpected - Best Buy is offering exclusive preorders on a white version of the HTC EVO 4G, scheduled to arrive in Best Buy stores on July 11th. The white version is going to have the same specs and price of $199 on a 2-year contract. As usual, a $50 deposit in the form of a Best Buy gift card is required.
I am not sure personally that I would like the white version over the black one, but I guess some people expressed desire for one.
How about you guys? Which color do you prefer?
Last Updated: July 21st, 2010
T-Mobile announced today that 25 new markets are coming online for their “3G” HSPA+ network. Seems like no biggie, right - the other 3 big dogs (Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint) all know that 3G is so 2008.
Wrong. This isn’t any old 3G network – current tests show speeds anywhere from the same as, to 4 times faster than, WiMax – and T-Mobile’s only rocking HSPA+ 21 Mbps. HSPA+ has recently been demonstrated at speeds of 84 Mbps. For comparison, my home DSL runs at 1.5 Mbps (yea – the 4G on my phone is faster than that). Not only that, but those 4G speed tests were conducted before any 4G phones were released by Sprint, meaning now that a 4G phone is available, speeds will likely drop as devices bombard the limited number of towers for data (in comparison, the HSPA+ speed tests were run on an active, normal T-Mobile network).
Last Updated: June 23rd, 2010
Just in from AT&T and Samsung (days after I say AT&T has no high-end Android phones, no less) – the dead sexy Captivate, described in the press release as part of the Galaxy S class of devices, will be coming to AT&T in the near future.
We’ve been talking about this phone and its variations for some time now, and all in all we have high hopes for it – and it looks set to deliver. It will come packing some pretty high end features, such as a 4" AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, and 16 GB of internal storage.