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The Comeback: HTC EVO 4G VS iPhone 4 Parody Video, This Time From Apple's Side (Battery Jokes - Check)

The Comeback: HTC EVO 4G VS iPhone 4 Parody Video, This Time From Apple's Side (Battery Jokes - Check)

Earlier this morning we posted a hilarious video made by tinywatchproductions depicting an average iPhone user fanboy - the one who mindlessly gobbles up everything Steve and AT&T say and buys every iPhone just because it's an iPhone. Admit it - you know a few people like that.

Now in a comeback video, the same tinywatchproductions came up with a few things an iPhone user could counter with in a conversation with a mindless EVO 4G fan (do those exist?).

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HTC EVO 4G Battery-saving, Root-killing OTA Update Re-Released, This Time With The Bricking Feature Turned Off

HTC EVO 4G Battery-saving, Root-killing OTA Update Re-Released, This Time With The Bricking Feature Turned Off

Though yesterday’s OTA update for the HTC EVO ended abruptly when it was reported that some EVOs were being bricked, it seems that it is now being rolled out once more. The update is a little larger than yesterday’s (30MB vs 23MB), but it seems nothing else has been changed (with the exception of phones not being bricked.)

Just like those who successfully received the update yesterday, users receiving the update today are reporting better battery lives, improved Exchange Active Sync, and, more noticeably, much improved Wi-Fi signal strength.

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Verizon Gets Serious About 4G: 25 Markets Scheduled To Begin Rollout November 15th, Phones To Follow Shortly Thereafter

Verizon Gets Serious About 4G: 25 Markets Scheduled To Begin Rollout November 15th, Phones To Follow Shortly Thereafter

An unnamed source at Boy Genius Report today provided a tip that Verizon is planning to begin its 4G LTE network rollout in 25 markets on November 15th, 2010. Some interesting details emerged from the tip - most of them good. To summarize:

  • 4G LTE data plans will be tiered by data caps, but will not add a premium to your bill. Presumably this means the caps will be combined 3G/4G usage (you listening, Sprint/EVO/$10?).
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Cisco (Yes, That Cisco) Announces Cius 7” Android Tablet, UPDATE: Now With Video Goodness

Cisco (Yes, That Cisco) Announces Cius 7” Android Tablet, UPDATE: Now With Video Goodness

Cisco announced earlier today that they are in the process of developing an Android-powered tablet, dubbed Cius, for the business market.

Cisco was careful to assert the tablet’s role as a tool for professional users, rather than a media-oriented consumer device. Clearly Cisco is attempting to get to the office before the iPad gains traction in this sector, and by the looks of the Cius, they may succeed. The mock-up of the device, shown below, is fairly interesting.

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Update: We're Live! Samsung Galaxy S Series Launch Event Today At 6:30PM EST In NY, Tune In For Our On-Site Live Coverage

Update: We're Live! Samsung Galaxy S Series Launch Event Today At 6:30PM EST In NY, Tune In For Our On-Site Live Coverage

The Samsung launch event will open doors today around 6PM EST and start at 6:30PM EST. One of AndroidPolice reporters will be there, covering it live.

Update 6:20PM EST: Our reporter Andrew is in line, waiting to get seated. Everything is running behind.

Note: If you see a link to the event below, click on the post title above to go to the individual post page - the live coverage widget should be there.

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Newest Android 2.2 Froyo For Droid Allows Update From Rooted Eclair 2.1 Droids, Older Froyo Builds

Newest Android 2.2 Froyo For Droid Allows Update From Rooted Eclair 2.1 Droids, Older Froyo Builds

MyDroidWorld founder p3droid is reporting that he has obtained an official Google update of Android 2.2 dubbed FRF84B. The version proximity to the Nexus One’s official Froyo update (FRF85B) is certainly uncanny. Based on the large file size, it appears to be a full ROM. Unfortunately, no official Google link for the client is available, only p3droid’s rooted (read: now technically unofficial) version. The update comes with superuser permissions for root only apps, as well.

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Samsung Moment II To Be Called Intercept – Coming To Sprint July 11

Samsung Moment II To Be Called Intercept – Coming To Sprint July 11

Word over at Boy Genius Report is that the Samsung Moment II will be known as the Samsung Intercept. Technical details are a little scarce right now, but we do know:

  • Android 2.1 (Eclair)
  • 3.2” display (I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s AMOLED, ‘cause Samsung)
  • 4 row, slide-out keyboard
  • Wi-Fi (would guess 802.11n)
  • GPS
  • 2 Color Choices – Pink or Dark Gray

Given that Samsung doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to get their phones hotted-up via FroYo, I doubt they’ll update to Android 2.2 before launch.

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“Several” 2010 HTC Models Getting Android 2.2 FroYo – Including Desire, Legend, and Wildfire

“Several” 2010 HTC Models Getting Android 2.2 FroYo – Including Desire, Legend, and Wildfire

It’s official: word from HTC is that “several” HTC phones released in 2010 – including the Desire, Legend, and Wildfire – will be getting Android 2.2 (FroYo) “beginning in Q3.” Considering that July is days away, that timetable isn’t too bad, all things considered.

htcdesiretriohed03302010

The FroYo update has been the most publicized and anticipated update yet. As I’ve pointed out before, the Android universe is expanding at an unbelievable pace.

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EPIC iPhone 4 VS HTC EVO 4G Parody Video [Warning: Foul Language - But So, So Good] #Apple #Fail

EPIC iPhone 4 VS HTC EVO 4G Parody Video [Warning: Foul Language - But So, So Good] #Apple #Fail

I resisted watching it for a long time after seeing it at the top of Reddit but @Eugene_373's tweet finally forced me to:

iPhone 4 vs EVO 4G

And now I can't not post it, because it is truly epic (I know, the word is overused but watch it first).

Without further ado, allow me to present to you iPhone 4 VS HTC EVO 4G (warning: blabla, cursing, blabla - don't watch it too loud at work).

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Google Confirms Immediate Android 2.2 Froyo OTA Rollout To Nexus One Devices Worldwide, Download The Full Update Inside

Google Confirms Immediate Android 2.2 Froyo OTA Rollout To Nexus One Devices Worldwide, Download The Full Update Inside

Google has officially confirmed it: Android 2.2 is now available for the Nexus One, and will be pushed to devices starting today. The press release below from Google:

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Android 2.2 Software Update for Nexus One phones

Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser.

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