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T-Mobile girl Carly Foulkes back after hiatus (and in lots of leather)

The T-Mobile press event has kicked off in New York and to help flip the 4G LTE switch in new markets, Carly Foulkes — the T-Mobile girl — took the stage, marking her triumphant return to the carrier. For those unaware, Carly has been on hiatus, absent from T-Mobile’s latest “Uncarrier” adspots and even recent [...]

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Unofficial Samsung Galaxy S III WiFi roaming fix now available

Owners of some Android devices, in particular the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus, may have noticed a bug that causes their device to have trouble transitioning between different WiFi access points when access points overlap. XDA Forum member felixchris has put together a hack that addresses one of three possible ways the bug manifests itself. According to felixchris, the three ways that users may experience the bug include:

  • Bug version 1: when connected to an access point (e.g. SSID_A), as you move to the area covered by a second access point (e.g. SSID_B), the phone never releases from the first point even though the signal gets very weak and the higher strength SSID_B is available. This particular version of the budget can be verified by turning off WiFi, then turning it back on again, at which point the device should associate with the second access point.
  • Bug version 2: very similar to version 1, but even after restarting WiFi, the phone still insists on connecting to the first access point, SSID_A.
  • Bug version 3: when connected to the first access point, SSID_A, as you move to the second access point, the signal strength seems to increase as the device searches for a stronger access point, but then drops the connection and after a short hiatus, re-establishes the connection. The easiest way to observe this is by the disappearance of the WiFi icon and an interruption in the connection.

Bug version 3 is the one for which felixchris has created a workaround. The fix is confirmed to work on Samsung Galaxy i9300 models and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250. A couple different versions of the mod have been developed, one that requires a custom recovery and one that does not. However, both solutions require root access to the device.

If you are having trouble with your WiFi connection when moving between overlapping access points and you have one of the specified devices, you may want to give the fix a try by visiting the source link below. Just be sure to read the warnings and cautions related to rooting your device or flashing files.

source: XDA Forum WiFi Roaming Fix

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Unofficial Samsung Galaxy S III WiFi roaming fix now available

Owners of some Android devices, in particular the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus, may have noticed a bug that causes their device to have trouble transitioning between different WiFi access points when access points overlap. XDA Forum member felixchris has put together a hack that addresses one of three possible ways the bug manifests itself. According to felixchris, the three ways that users may experience the bug include:

  • Bug version 1: when connected to an access point (e.g. SSID_A), as you move to the area covered by a second access point (e.g. SSID_B), the phone never releases from the first point even though the signal gets very weak and the higher strength SSID_B is available. This particular version of the budget can be verified by turning off WiFi, then turning it back on again, at which point the device should associate with the second access point.
  • Bug version 2: very similar to version 1, but even after restarting WiFi, the phone still insists on connecting to the first access point, SSID_A.
  • Bug version 3: when connected to the first access point, SSID_A, as you move to the second access point, the signal strength seems to increase as the device searches for a stronger access point, but then drops the connection and after a short hiatus, re-establishes the connection. The easiest way to observe this is by the disappearance of the WiFi icon and an interruption in the connection.

Bug version 3 is the one for which felixchris has created a workaround. The fix is confirmed to work on Samsung Galaxy i9300 models and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250. A couple different versions of the mod have been developed, one that requires a custom recovery and one that does not. However, both solutions require root access to the device.

If you are having trouble with your WiFi connection when moving between overlapping access points and you have one of the specified devices, you may want to give the fix a try by visiting the source link below. Just be sure to read the warnings and cautions related to rooting your device or flashing files.

source: XDA Forum WiFi Roaming Fix

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Unofficial Samsung Galaxy S III WiFi roaming fix now available

Owners of some Android devices, in particular the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus, may have noticed a bug that causes their device to have trouble transitioning between different WiFi access points when access points overlap. XDA Forum member felixchris has put together a hack that addresses one of three possible ways the bug manifests itself. According to felixchris, the three ways that users may experience the bug include:

  • Bug version 1: when connected to an access point (e.g. SSID_A), as you move to the area covered by a second access point (e.g. SSID_B), the phone never releases from the first point even though the signal gets very weak and the higher strength SSID_B is available. This particular version of the budget can be verified by turning off WiFi, then turning it back on again, at which point the device should associate with the second access point.
  • Bug version 2: very similar to version 1, but even after restarting WiFi, the phone still insists on connecting to the first access point, SSID_A.
  • Bug version 3: when connected to the first access point, SSID_A, as you move to the second access point, the signal strength seems to increase as the device searches for a stronger access point, but then drops the connection and after a short hiatus, re-establishes the connection. The easiest way to observe this is by the disappearance of the WiFi icon and an interruption in the connection.

Bug version 3 is the one for which felixchris has created a workaround. The fix is confirmed to work on Samsung Galaxy i9300 models and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250. A couple different versions of the mod have been developed, one that requires a custom recovery and one that does not. However, both solutions require root access to the device.

If you are having trouble with your WiFi connection when moving between overlapping access points and you have one of the specified devices, you may want to give the fix a try by visiting the source link below. Just be sure to read the warnings and cautions related to rooting your device or flashing files.

source: XDA Forum WiFi Roaming Fix

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WikiPad faces delay as team tries to refine the experience

Originally set to make its debut this morning, the WikiPad gaming tablet has officially been put on hiatus in order to ensure the “first product is the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch.” The tablet, originally available for pre-order since September, is a 10-inch tablet running Android that intends to change the scope of mobile gaming.

The company has said that customers who pre-ordered the device up until today, October 21st, will receive “refined and upgraded bundles” when the device is eventually released. The delay is attributed to the company choosing to take advantage of a “last minute opportunity” which will allow them to “perfect the WikiPad bundle.” Of course there’s no word on when the device will hit stores, so stay tuned for the latest updates. Moreover, you can read the official statement after the break.

 

OFFICIAL STATEMENT
The Wikipad team has been relentlessly working with our manufacturers and partners to perfect the Wikipad bundle to ensure our first product is the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch.  There is a last minute opportunity to enhance the Wikipad bundle as well as a minor refinement needed to ensure our first customers are completely satisfied with the Wikipad.

We have informed our retail partners about this delay.  For those who pre-ordered the Wikipad at GameStop through today October 31st, we will deliver the refined and upgraded bundles as well as a special bonus gift with the pre-order.

We are very eager to deliver the Wikipad experience and are passionate about excellence.  We apologize for this delay and want you to know that we are committed to bringing you the very best, high-end gaming tablet possible.
We are in the final stage and will be announcing the new date soon.

THE WIKIPAD TEAM


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After Several-Month Absence, CallApp Makes Its Way Back To The Play Store With New Features In Tow

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Back in May, Liam spent some hands-on time testing out a then-new app called CallApp. Dubbed as a sort of supercharged caller ID, CallApp gives detailed info about who’s calling you (or who you’re calling), by pulling information from various social networks and the web.

Soon after release, the app was voluntarily pulled from the Play Store. During the app’s hiatus from official channels (it was still available through their official site), however, the devs were still working on it. Making it better. Adding new features. Doing other stuff.

The new CallApp is now back in the Play Store, bringing along with it all sorts of new features, like a “reminders” section that displays missed calls, manually-set reminders, and automatically aggregated birthdays.

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Galaxy Note 10.1 bares all in pre-release unboxing

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After a hiatus of a few months, during which it's been re-tooled on the inside and outside, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 looks to finally be upon us. As such, we've got the first proper pre-release leak today, in the form of an early unboxing report from South Korean site The Brave Post.

Superficially, it's the same Note 10.1 that we first saw at Mobile World Congress back in February — a Galaxy Tab with Wacom stylus support. But under the hood and around the back, there are a few changes to be found on the final shipping Note 10.1 hardware. First up (and most obvious) is the inclusion of a slot for the S Pen, something lacking on the Note 10.1 prototypes we've previously seen. And the tablet's spec sheet has been freshened up for the third quarter of the year — it's now sporting a quad-core Exynos chip at 1.4GHz (same as the Galaxy S3), along with 2GB of RAM (up from 1GB). Screen resolution is an unremarkable 1280×800 pixels, but apparently image quality is impressive regardless. The tablet's rear houses a 5MP camera, which is backed up by a single LED flash. If you're concerned about the Note's general heft, then you'll be relieved to hear that it weighs in at 580 grams (compared to the new iPad's 652 grams).

Software wise, the Galaxy Note 10.1 looks to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though that's not specifically confirmed anywhere in the report. We'd be surprised, though, if Samsung had managed to cram Jelly Bean onto there in the couple of weeks since the code dropped. As ever, Android comes liberally decorated with the latest version of TouchWiz for tablets, which seems to have been updated with a few Galaxy S3-style widgets, including AccuWeather.

The most interesting inclusion is phone support, allowing you to text from the Note 10.1 or use it as a giant speakerphone. It's unclear how this works at this stage, though — whether the device connects to other phones over Bluetooth, or if it makes calls using whichever SIM card is directly plugged in, like some earlier Galaxy Tabs.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is expected to make its debut at a special Samsung Electronics U.S. event on Aug. 15, though Samsung's not saying for sure what'll be announced there. We also imagine it'll rear its head at the IFA show in Berlin a couple of weeks later. We'll be at both, naturally.

Source: The Brave Post; via: The Verge

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My Verizon app updated to support Share Everything plans, data monitoring widget goes on hiatus

If you are a Verizon customer you may have noticed an update available for the My Verizon app found on most of the carrier’s Android devices. The new version enables the app to properly reflect Verizon’s upcoming Share Everything plans and allow customers to manage the shared data the new service options provide. In the meantime, the accompanying widget that allows users to monitor their data usage has been deactivated while Big Red works on a new version that will be compatible with the carrier’s new service plans. These plans go live tomorrow and allow multiple users to dip into a single bucket of data, voice, and text with pricing starting at $50/month for 1GB of bandwidth (with an additional per device charge).

[via The Verge]


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LG to stray from Windows Phone and solely focus on Android

LG has been in the cellphone game for as long as anyone else and their Android offerings from this past year have provided a nice boost to their global market share. Their development has been mainly divided between Android and Windows Phone, yet LG has not been very impressed with the results from their WP venture. “The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure“, LG explains.

The company has now stated that for the foreseeable future, they will solely focus on Android handsets and take an indefinite hiatus from WP. This seems to be good news for us Android lovers, however one must ask if this is indeed the best move for the company? At this time, LG would be the only major Android manufacturer that solely works with Android OS. Thankfully, LG’s repertoire of technology stretches to everything from HD TV’s to high efficiency washer and dryers, so putting all of their eggs in the Android basket shouldn’t make or break them. For such a large company, it just seems surprising to limit itself to Android only. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

source: phonearena


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Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET!

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After a weeklong hiatus, we’ve been aching to get back on the mics and speak our minds about all the crazy stuff going on in the world of mobile. And Myriam and Brad aren’t going it alone: they’re bringing Chris Davies of Slashgear fame (or is it infame?) to the hot seat and grilling him with the tough questions. It’ll be a blast, so you absolutely must join us, won’t you?

Oh, and if you have time to spare, we encourage you to sign up for a UStream account and participate in our podcast chats.

April 25, 2012 5:00 PM EDT

Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast with special guest Chris Davies, live at 5PM ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:10:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Paid apps back from brief hiatus from Google Play

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Update 2: And they're back. Crisis is averted!

Update: Google's now telling developers that it's aware of the issue. Help is on the way!

Everybody panic! Paid applications have disappeared from Google Play! Well, that's half true. They're still visible in the Android app, but trying to purchase just leads to an error. But the web portal (at least anything that's not on the front page) has been wiped of anything that costs anything.

It should go without saying (but we're about to say it anyway) that this certainly is a temporary thing. But we imagine there are a few developers of paid applications who are none too happy about this.

In the meantime, free apps are available for download, and books and music appear to be unaffected.

We've got an e-mail into Google to see what's going on.

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Zynga Officially Purchases OMGPOP and Draw Something

It’s official. Zynga realized that OMGPOP’s Draw Something was too difficult to compete with, so they bought it for $200 million. We doubt that the game will disappear or go into hiatus as it is too buzzworthy this moment. Instead, Zynga will likely look to improve up one of the craziest over-night success stories that [...]

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T-Mobile discontinues Android-powered Sidekick 4G

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Barring the announcement of a new device, it looks like T-Mobile’s Sidekick brand will again be going on hiatus. As of last week, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has been discontinued. The phone, which was released last year, revived the line of proto-smartphones with a fresh Android operating system and increased functionality. Still intact was the slide-out QWERTY keyboard that put Sidekick hardware on the map. The result was a surprisingly nice mid-range handset that lived up to its pedigree. We haven’t heard much to suggest an updated Sidekick is headed our way in 2012, but given the line’s history we wouldn’t rule it out.

[via TMoNews]


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Sanjay Jha’s Big Pay Off, Google To Replace Him With Dennis Woodside

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha to become $62 million dollars richer with Woodside's appointment

Just about every mobile focused tech site today reported the news that Google Executive Dennis Woodside would be replacing Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha after the Google/Motorola merger is completed. Earlier this year reports had surfaced that Google’s Nikesh Arora could end up with the Motorola position.

What’s clear is that, post merger, current Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha would not be leading the new mobile hardware unit at Google. While Jha is often credited with turning Motorola Mobility around after a 3 year hiatus from producing hit devices, after the thunder behind the original Motorola Droid launch and a few Android devices following, the spark seems to have fizzled.

Google also likes to do things their way with people that are accustomed to the cargo shorts and t-shirts, 24 hour a day, ping pong between reports lifestyle that is the Google campus. Google has said that Motorola will still keep residence in the suburbs of Chicago Illinois, but it’s also apparent that the rigid corporate structure in place now may not be the best fit with the life of a Googler.

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After all of this though, don’t be worried about Sanjay Jha. An executive of his pedegree will have no problem finding work, or something to occupy his time. Take former Samsung CSO Omar Khan for example, he didn’t stay dormant at all in fact he went to mega financial giant Citi, post Samsung and now he is CEO at NQ Mobile.

But if that’s not enough to keep you from shedding a tear from the very likable Jha, than this might. As we reported back in August, Jha has a pretty nice golden parachute by any standard.  When Jha joined Motorola from Qualcomm he received 3.8 million shares of Motorola stock. He also received 2.9 million options.  Jha’s 2.9 million options are valued at $62 million dollars and vest after he’s been with the company 3  years.

Here’s the kicker though, the 2.9 million options vest immediately if Jha leaves the company after an ownership change. It looks like Woodside’s appointment just made Sanjay Jha $62 million dollars richer.

Source: TDG

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3 new LG devices get CyanogenMod nightly support; Optimus Black makes its return

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Ricardo Cerqueira, a member of the CM team and LG Android device guru, has added official  CyanogenMod nightly (CM7 for the time being) support for three new LG devices — The LG Optimus 3D, the LG Optimus Pro, and the LG Optimus Hub — and has once again made support for the LG Optimus Black official after a short hiatus.  Here in the states we're not too familiar with these devices, but we have plenty of American counterparts that are relatively close, so this may make things much easier to support our LG devices as well.  Quality hardware and specs, meet quality software.  It's sounds like a hell of a match.

Source: +CyanogenMod

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Changelog for DROID2 Global Gingerbread Update has Returned

The Gingerbread update for the DROID2 Global has finally returned after a 3 month bug fixing hiatus.  We reported over the weekend that a soak test for the update was set to begin some time in early September and are now seeing the changelog for it reappear.  Nothing has changed at least on paper, but you [...]

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N64oid, Nintendo 64 Emulator For Android, Was Not Taken Down – It’s On Hiatus Pending Performance Improvements

imageWhen the Nintendo 64 emulator first came out, many users were overcome with joy – it was the first and only emulator for Android, and nostalgia was overwhelming. However, a short time after, N64oid simply disappeared. Worried threads popped up around the Internet, and with today’s disappearance of PSX4Droid, we couldn’t help but wonder whether the two incidents are related.

You can breathe easy though – N64oid is safe, at least according to a few people who received responses from the developer regarding the disappearance. The truth is, due to some compatibility and performance complaints, yongzh,…

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