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Samsung releases version 1.0 of the AllShare Framework SDK

Samsung has recently released the AllShare Framework SDK, which in theory, could help to add features to third-party apps. You see, while Samsung has the AllShare apps, up until this point, third party developers were unable to add AllShare support in their apps. Anyway, with the release of this SDK, developers will be able to create AllShare-capable apps.

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The development and the apps that come as a result will be left up to the individual, however Samsung has said the the main features of the SDK include media sharing, screen sharing and control sharing. These are basically what the names imply. The media sharing will allow the user to share media stored on their device with another device. This sharing includes movies, music and images with other DLNA compatible devices.

The screen sharing will allow the user to share their display in real-time. The screen sharing will be shareable over any HDMI enabled TV using a dongle or Wi-Fi Display compatible device. Finally, the control sharing will be for things such as a remote.

Anyway, while there could be a wide variety of uses for these APIs, Samsung has managed to include the Smart TVs in all aspects. All that being said, with all the Samsung devices that have been sold over the recent months, it seems only logical to thing that there are more than a few developers that will be willing to create some useful AllShare-capable apps.

[via Samsung]

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[Deal Alert] Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth headset on special for $14.99

The holidays are fast approaching. Finding that perfect gift for the gadget minded individual can sometimes be a pain in the neck. Not to mention sometimes rather expensive. That is why we try to keep everyone in the know about deals we come across from all around the web.

Bluetooth headsets are always a good gift for the tech savvy individual and even the more standard of users. Getting a headset by a name that is established at a price you can afford is always a win win for you guys. Right now IceMonkey has a deal on a Plantronics Voyager 520 Noise cancelling Bluetooth headset. The Voyager 520 offers 8 hours of talk time, 180 hours of standby time, voice-activated dialing, an over-the-ear design, one touch call control and last-number redial. The unit is factory re-certified, but for $14.99 and free shipping, it is hard to not pick one up.

Head over to IceMoney to get one or more ordered today. They will available at this price until sold out. The stock meter is pretty full for now, but that usually doesn’t last long.

Order – Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset

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Google integrates Drive with Gmail, users can now send up to 10GB attachment

To clear the rumors that have been out for weeks now and various leaks that have been seen on an Android developer’s Google+ Hangout presentation, Google has officially revealed that its cloud-storage service, Google Drive, will be integrated with its email service, Gmail. The notification was made on the company’s blog on Tuesday.

With the Google Drive service, the unification of Google Docs, sharing documents with co-workers and the accessibility of the files in any places are made possible. Its enhanced features are suitable not only to business people, but to any individual.

Anyone can attach a file (like PDF, pictures, videos) of up to 10GB size from their Google Drive account, and like any other social networking sites, a notification will be provided to the sender once the recipient commented on the shared files. These features are also available in Microsoft thru Outlook and SkyDrive.

Plus, the smart tagging is now available with the Google Drive service.

One of the best features Google Drive offers is the Optical Character Recognition technology which allows the service to identify subject in scanned records.

Google Drive also allows users to open of up to 30 types of files in the browser regardless if the software required have been installed or not. It supports different types of files such as PDFs, Illustrator and Photoshop pictures, and HD format videos.

The company offer 5 GB of cloud storage free of charge to all users. Different storage tiers are also available to all users on a monthly basis. Upgrading the service to 25 GB will cost $2.49 a month, $4.99 for 100 GB, and the maximum storage of 1 TB will cost $49.99 a month. Indeed, great storage options on a reasonable price. An automatic expansion of the storage to a user’s Gmail account to 25 GB is possible when one upgrades to a paid account.

These are truly amazing features that Gmail provides to the users. Through the help of the advanced technology, features in online services like Gmail have been upgraded from time to time. It may affect the society on both positive and negative ways, but surely it is a great help for people who have a lot of huge files to share.

[source: Mashable]

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[Deal Alert] Vaas 5000 mAh Dual-Charging battery backup on sale for $15

We know portable power is a must have in your life. No matter how efficient our devices become. No matter how big of a battery the manufacturer places in the device. We always seem to be killing them faster than we would like. I personally have around 20000 mAh of portable battery back power lying about. Every time I leave the house on long car trips, camping trips or vacation, they all end up in my bag. I can’t even tell you how handy it is to be able to charge my phone in my pocket instead of having it connected to a while I am outside, cleaning or sitting in the theater.

If you are a power-hungry individual, or know some one who is, now is a great time to snag a battery pack. Daily Steals has a Vaas 5000 mAh battery pack on special for just $15 with FREE SHIPPING! They are available in 5 different colors and would make a great stocking stuffer or gift for yourself. The unit has dual USB out ports to let you charge your phone and tablet at the same time on the go. Not a bad deal. Click the image above or the link below to go get an order or five in before they are sold out.

Order – Vaas 5000 mAh dual-charging battery pack for $15

 

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Sony Nexus X was a hoax

We have been seeing a lot or rumors about a Sony branded Nexus device for more than a couple of weeks now. And I am pretty sure that Sony smart phone fans have been very happy and waiting for the release of the smart phone to the market in the coming week. But what if I say that is not going to happen, any time soon at least. The Sony Nexus X smart phone that we saw on many blogs was just a hoax, which took just seven hours to prepare.

You may think that the mock up was just a Photoshop rendering, but that is also not completely true. The fake smart phone was modelled using 3D modelling software, which is kind of the way implemented in industries to design new products. Talk Android writes:

Apparently, the actual process of creating the fraudulent images wasn’t as simple as photoshopping a couple of photos. Instead, the Nexus X was conceived using incredibly powerful 3D modeling tools which allowed the individual behind the hoax to stitch together pieces of previous Sony and Nexus handset designs to create the ultimate smartphone.

The base of the phony phone (see what I did there) was fabricated using the industrial design of both the Galaxy Nexus and Xperia T. The two were combined using a 3D construction model and the end result was then placed onto a virtual background. The reflection of a Galaxy Nexus was then added to portray a self-taken image.

But why was this image created and leaked on the internet? Well, reportedly, the created wanted to know what would be the customer reaction to the smart phone. And this would help the company, Sony, in deciding if it ever wants to come out with a Nexus branded smart phone. But it is surprising that it took just seven hours to come up with this awesome image.

Source: Talk Android

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The Sony Nexus X was an elaborate 7-hour hoax

We had previously heard rumors of multiple Nexus devices arriving in time for the holidays. And, after having seen alleged Nexus-branded smartphones from LG and Sony, our hopes had grown tremendously. The only thing though, is that the Sony Nexus X we saw last week has turned out to be a fake, effectively dismissing any faith we may have had.

Apparently, the actual process of creating the fraudulent images wasn’t as simple as photoshopping a couple of photos. Instead, the Nexus X was conceived using incredibly powerful 3D modeling tools which allowed the individual behind the hoax to stitch together pieces of previous Sony and Nexus handset designs to create the ultimate smartphone.

The base of the phony phone (see what I did there) was fabricated using the industrial design of both the Galaxy Nexus and Xperia T. The two were combined using a 3D construction model and the end result was then placed onto a virtual background. The reflection of a Galaxy Nexus was then added to portray a self-taken image.

The reasoning behind the man-made creation is said to have stemmed from the idea of generating consumer interest about a potential Nexus phone made by Sony. The person behind the hoax says the entire process took around seven hours to complete. Hit the source link below for a detailed infographic, outlining the various steps in the image-altering adventure.

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Samsung Galaxy S III now as low as $99 on Amazon for a limited time only

Widely regarded as the best Android phone currently out, the Samsung Galaxy S III has been nothing short of amazing ever since its release. Still salivating over the S III but unable to purchase one due to the high price? Well now may be your chance as you can snag this bad boy up for as low as $99 through Amazon! This limited-time sale puts the Android powerhouse in your possession if you sign up for a new individual or family plan with Verizon or Sprint. The AT&T model is also on sale, but for $129.99.

This promotion is for both the Pebble Blue and White 16GB versions. Remember, you have to be a new customer in order to take advantage of this deal. Links will be provided below!

source: Verizon | Sprint | AT&T


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Samsung Galaxy S3 now $99 at Amazon Wireless [Deal Alert]

It’s one of the best Android handset of all time, and now it can be yours for only $99 on a new contract with select wireless providers via Amazon Wireless. That’s right, the Samsung Galaxy S3 for $99.99. This limited-time sale puts the Android powerhouse in your pocket for far less than you would normally expect provided you sign up for a new individual or family plan with Verizon or Sprint. The AT&T model is also on sale for $129.99.

The promotional pricing covers both blue and white versions of the 16GB GS3, which features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display and 4G LTE connectivity. Head over to Amazon Wireless to grab one now before this special offer expires!

Buy: Sprint | Verizon | AT&T


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The Custom Cushnie Et Ochs HTC One X Smartphone Now Up For Auction On eBay

 

You all remember that special-edition HTC One X? You know– the bipolar, but attractive custom HTC One X smartphone we told you about yesterday? Well the Cushnie et Ochs-inspired smartphone has officially gone up for auction on eBay. The custom phone started off at $350, but is expected to go much higher and there’s still less than a week to go. The real question is how high will the bids go and who will be the lucky individual to win the custom toy? The good thing is we won’t have to wait too long to find out.

source: Phandroid


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Samsung Galaxy S III drops to $99 on Amazon for a ‘very limited time only’

In the market for a Samsung Galaxy S III, but you despise dropping over two figures on electronics? First and foremost, we might suggest another hobby to you. We’d also suggest snapping up a half price $99 Galaxy S III from Amazon today, where it’s on sale “for a very limited time only.” Yes, you have to sign up for a new individual or family activation, but at least you can choose between Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T for that new contract. It’ll even arrive in two days, per Amazon’s free two-day shipping, and there are three different colors of the 16GB version to choose from. Hot dog!

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Samsung Galaxy S III drops to $99 on Amazon for a ‘very limited time only’ originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lloyd goes to Berlin via China

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We all know that Lloyd is a well-traveled individual, but we were nevertheless surprised to see him stalking the halls of IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, moonlighting for a Chinese tablet manufacturer. We've seen our trusty mascot adorn unauthorized ads and shop signs before, but never on such a scale. Electronics firm Hopeful enlisted the help of a five-foot-tall Lloyd at its IFA 2012 booth, where it was showing a handful of Android tablets.

We'll be having a few words with Lloyd when he gets back from Berlin. In the meantime, if you want real, AC-approved Lloyd swag, we've got plenty of that over in the store.

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Lloyd goes to Berlin via China

Android Central

We all know that Lloyd is a well-traveled individual, but we were nevertheless surprised to see him stalking the halls of IFA 2012 in Berlin, Germany, moonlighting for a Chinese tablet manufacturer. We've seen our trusty mascot adorn unauthorized ads and shop signs before, but never on such a scale. Electronics firm Hopeful enlisted the help of a five-foot-tall Lloyd at its IFA 2012 booth, where it was showing a handful of Android tablets.

We'll be having a few words with Lloyd when he gets back from Berlin. In the meantime, if you want real, AC-approved Lloyd swag, we've got plenty of that over in the store.

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Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is

If you’re a frequent texter, and the iPhone is your weapon of choice, there’s a good chance you’ve been a wee bit concerned since yesterday’s report that the device is vulnerable to a certain SMS spoofing attack. Basically, it’s possible for a malicious individual to send a message and specify a reply-to number that is not their own, appearing as if they are someone else. We got in touch with an Apple representative and here’s what we were told:

Apple takes security very seriously. When using iMessage instead of SMS, addresses are verified which protects against these kinds of spoofing attacks. One of the limitations of SMS is that it allows messages to be sent with spoofed addresses to any phone, so we urge customers to be extremely careful if they’re directed to an unknown website or address over SMS.

Even if you aren’t on an iPhone, we’d like to remind you to be careful when texting. There are numerous services out there that let you send a message that appears to be from anybody you like — regardless of what model, OS or even carrier the recipient is using. All the more reason to think twice before filing that loan application over SMS.

Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 18 Aug 2012 11:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Washington DC Police Chief Allows Citizens To Record and Photograph Police with Smartphones and Other Devices

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If you frequent our site, you’ll know that a few weeks back I featured an app by the ACLU that will allow you to discreetly video/audio record your run-ins with police officers. As many of our readers brought up, this isn’t always “legal” in every state. Well, I can tell you where it is legal: Washington, D-freakin’-C.

According to an announcement from Washington DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier cops in the DC area are just going to have to live with regular folks like you and me snapping photos and recording video of them in public. A 6-page General Order provided members of the Metropolitan Police Department with a code of conduct that must be adhered to when dealing with civilians during official business, or when “acting in an official capacity in any public space.”

The General Order says police cannot interfere with citizens recording in a public or private places, can no longer seize a smartphone or camera and/or delete the recorded media, and will have to obtain a search warrant before even accessing information stored inside the device. That’s to say as long as the recording isn’t of an actual crime, in which case a device can be taken as “evidence.” Here’s a little snippet from that General Order:

As long as the photographing or recording takes place in a setting at which the individual has a legal right to be present and does not interfere with a member’s safety, members shall not inform or instruct people that photographing or recording of police officers, police activity or individuals who are the subject of police action (such as a Terry stop or an arrest) is not allowed; requires a permit; or requires the member’s consent. Additionally, members shall not:

  • Order that person to cease such activity;
  • Demand that person’s identification;
  • Demand that the person state a reason why he or she is taking photographs or recording;
  • Detain that person;
  • Intentionally block or obstruct cameras or recording devices; or
  • In any way threaten, intimidate or otherwise discourage an individual from recording members’ enforcement activities.

The fact that Lanier is recognizing the general public’s First Amendment right to record video, photograph or record audio of her staff, says a whole lot for her and her integrity. I guess it all comes to down to accountability. Can’t say I’ve ever understood why regular citizens wouldn’t be allowed to record interactions with local police. Apparently, this is a trend that’s starting to catch on across the US and a welcomed one at that.

Thanks, Slsf617!

[DCist | Via Cnet]


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Google Voice brings greater control over anonymous and unknown callers

Google Voice brings greater control over anonymous and unknown callersThink about it for a moment: do you recall a single instance when you were actually glad that you answered a telephone call from a blocked number? Unless that bill collector turned out to be your future spouse, the answer is likely no. Now, Google Voice users will find an extra perk in the online settings that should take the edge off of receiving calls from unknown sources. You’ll now find the ability to screen anonymous callers, whereby the system will prompt the individual to state their name, and only then will your phone ring. From there, you’ll have the option of answering the call, sending it to voicemail, or even listening in as the caller leaves a voice message — kinda like back in the days of answering machines. Similarly, you’ll also find the ability to apply this same screening process to callers who aren’t in your address book. As proof that Google isn’t a total grouch, it’s also thrown in a new option that allows you to customize a warm greeting for those contacts who are, in fact, in your address book. After all, it never hurts to show some love.

Google Voice brings greater control over anonymous and unknown callers originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 31 May 2012 03:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Build your own Android Tablet with Liquidware Amber

 

I’ll hazard a guess that a big factor behind your decision to buy an Android phone was the depth of customisation options available to you straight out of the box. There’s not much you can’t change on your phone these days and there’s always customer launchers or rooting for those who like to take it one step further. Still not satisfied? Well perhaps we have the solution for you.

Meet the Liquidware Amber, the tablet development framework for the more adventurous Android modder. Open the box and you’ll find an ARM Cortex A8 Processor, a 7″ capacitive display, 512 MB RAM and a custom Android 2.3 build. The tablet has no casing although it is fully functional, it’s down to the individual to decide which peripherals they’d like to add over and above the standard package. The only limitation is your sense of adventure!

The Amber doesn’t come cheap with the price ranging from $983 to $1,674 depending on which kit you opt for. Check out the video below and get ready to ditch that Meccano set for something a bit more exciting.

 

Click here to view the embedded video.

source: Liquidware


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Is Verizon Secretly Working On A Blue Version Of The Motorola DROID RAZR?

Feeling a little blue? Well we may have just the item to help cheer you up— a blue Motorola DROID RAZR possibly in the works by Verizon. Our friends at Android Central got a tip from an anonymous individual that Verizon may have its eyes set on marketing and selling the blue variant of the smartphone, according to a leaked inventory screenshot. If all goes well, this smartphone could possibly be launched next Wednesday, May 17th. While it looks like the 16GB model will be the one getting the blue treatment, there’s no word on how much the blue DROID RAZR will cost or whether the DROID RAZR MAXX variant will get some blue treatment as well.

While the DROID RAZR looks like it will likely don a shade of blue, we’ll have to treat this as a rumor until Big Red says its official— which should be too long from now.

source: AC


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G memo 1.0 for iOS – Let others remind you

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Developer: Ahmed Abdel Zaher
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Zain Dev today is pleased to announce the release of G memo 1.0 for iOS, their English language social network app that features a new concept in dealing with daily reminders. Ideal for both individual and business use, the app gives user the capability to create reminders, “so called Gs,” with time, date and/or location then Send them to other friends.

“House wife’s will never have to worry about reminding their husbands again, Sales managers can send multiple reminders to sales team with clients location, secretaries can just send their boss’s ToDo daily to their phones, Options are Limitless” stated Ahmed Abdel Zaher of Zain Dev.

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Mobile Miscellany: week of March 5th, 2012

Mobile Miscellany: week of March 5, 2012

Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you’re like us and really want to know what’s going on, then you’ve come to the right place. This past week, one clever individual has repackaged HTC’s Beats equalizer for use on any Android smartphone, and we’ve also come across news of additional language support for Siri that’s set to arrive later this year. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the “best of the rest” for this week of March 5th, 2012.

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Mobile Miscellany: week of March 5th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 10 Mar 2012 14:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Boid for Android brings Twitter client to Ice Cream Sandwich devices

If you’re one of the lucky 1.6% to have Ice Cream Sandwich on your device and you’re bored with the various Twitter apps out there, then you might want to check out Boid for Android. It’s the newest Twitter app, and it’s only for Android 4.0 and higher devices. Boid is in the Alpha stage, which means there’s going to be some bugs that need to be worked out. The developer, Team Boid, is asking that you give feedback and bug reports via email, Twitter, or Google+.  They also list the following as coming soon:

  • More bug fixes
  • A complete tweet composer
  • A tweet viewer (including retweeting and viewing conversations)
  • A home screen widget (in donation version)

So far, I had a tough time just getting my account linked, and it doesn’t appear that you can open up URL links from individual. These things are minor and I’m sure they will be worked out soon. It’s a nice start. We have a few more pics and the download links after break.

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Samsung Galaxy Note hits 2 million unit milestone

There were certainly those that had little faith in how well a device such as the Samsung Galaxy Note would sell, especially with the many other screen sizes currently available on the market. Nevertheless, we can now say that the Note has done better than expected. It had shipped 1 million units after two months, and has now hit 2 million after four months.


Bear in mind, these are just units shipped and not units sold. It is no where near the 20 million Galaxy S II devices they managed to ship in 9 months, so it’s safe to say the Note appeals to a more particular market rather than the average individual. But more importantly, its innovation has compelled other manufacturers to follow suit, and produce their own 5-inch+ devices. Heck, it’s hard to believe the stylus has made such a quick comeback.

We recently had some hands-on time with the larger 10.1 version of the Galaxy Note. It looked practically identical to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 2, and did not have the ability to dial out like a cellphone. Yet, the improved pressure sensitive digitizer makes using the pen more enjoyable. It’s tough to say how well this other Note is going to do, but we’ll just have to wait and find out.

[via MobileWitch]


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Samsung cracks open Galaxy Note, reveals tabletphone components within

Galaxy Note teardown

Usually we have to wait for some brave individual to take screwdrivers, spudgers and the like to a device before we get to see what's lurking inside. This time, however, Samsung's saved you the trouble of voiding your warranty and being left with a heap of broken circuitry, with an official teardown of the Galaxy Note, its unique phone/tablet hybrid.

If you've never looked inside one of these things before, it's always amazing how so much "stuff" is packed within a (relatively) small device. In the case of the Galaxy Note, the S-Pen stylus integration requires a special digitizer to detect the pen's presence and the amount of pressure, as well as a WACOM chip to process pen input.

Hit the source link for a more detailed breakdown of what's inside the Galaxy Note, or check out our full review for more on the device itself.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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Facebook gets chatty, brings Comments Box plugin to mobile media sites

Chiming in on your favorite posts is about to get a little bit easier, now that Facebook has brought its Comments Box mobile plugin to media websites. Today’s announcement comes just about a month after the social network introduced its Subscribe button, marking its latest efforts to enhance user engagement on mobile web platforms. According to Facebook, the new feature will use “social signals” to automatically detect the highest quality comments for each individual, with each thread ordered to show the most relevant and popular comments from a user’s friends. There’s also an integrated moderation function so, you know, play nice. Developers interested in getting in on the action can find more details at the coverage link below.

Facebook gets chatty, brings Comments Box plugin to mobile media sites originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bobsled by T-Mobile now offers free, unlimited messaging worldwide

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T-Mobile's Bobsled Calling service introduced earlier has been rather popular for them and now they've expanded upon that offer to take unlimited messaging worldwide with the introduction of the Bobsled cloud-based messaging application. Now you can send and receive individual and group messages with friends and family from any Android-powered smartphone or tablet:

  • Group Messaging. You can create groups from your contact list regardless of carrier or device. Group members can reply to the entire group at once.
  • Cloud Synchronization. You can access your Bobsled messages and contacts on any tablet or computer. All your messages stay in sync and in the cloud.
  • Rich and All-in-One Messaging Service. It combines the best of traditional (SMS) and Internet Protocol (IP) messaging into one rich, multimedia messaging app to connect with friends and groups.
  • Open to Everyone. It works for all of your friends and family on many devices, regardless of carrier, around the world.
  • Free. Bobsled-to-Bobsled messaging is always free, and no messaging plan is required to text a number if you have a data connection.

In addition to the Bobsled messaging announcement, T-Mobile also announced there enhanced Bobsled Calling service, enabling users to make free phone calls over their data connection from their mobile and Wi-Fi-enabled devices including Android-powered smartphones. The Bobsled Calling mobile application now allows users to easily make outgoing calls to numbers in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico for free from anywhere in the world.

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Frustrated fans demand Motorola make good on promise, deliver unlocked bootloaders

Like HTC and Sony Ericsson, Motorola had previously committed itself to deliver products with unlockable bootloaders. In fact, the company went so far as to profess that it would make this functionality available across its entire product line by late 2011 — subject to carrier approval, anyway. While the first two companies have made good on their claims, Motorola seems content to be silent on the matter. Certainly the international version of the RAZR can’t equal the sum total of the company’s promise, right? Now that 2011 has come and gone, some of Motorola’s most fervent supporters are growing anxious. In an effort to grab the company’s attention — and see that something gets done — one individual has started Operation: Make Ourselves Heard, which has gathered approximately 1,600 signatures from like-minded individuals, each who seek tangible progress from Motorola. If this issue is important to you, we certainly encourage you to sign the petition.

Frustrated fans demand Motorola make good on promise, deliver unlocked bootloaders originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Jan 2012 03:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Evernote Gets an Update: More Sharing Control, New Icons and HTC Giveaway!

Looks like Evernote got a nifty little update today. They have added a few much-requested features, including better sharing options, an improved interface and more. It is always nice when the developers listen to the cries of us Android nerds.

In this update, looks like they have increased the control you have over shared notes and also made sharing options more accessible. The note sharing screen has been completely redesigned. When you share a single note, the URL appears at the top of the sharing screen. If at any point you decide to stop sharing, tap on the Disable URL option. Once you deactivate a shared note, the link will stop working for everyone that you shared with. Sounds easy enough right?

The notebook type icons have been modified to help you out. They have added icons that indicate notebook type. When you view your notebook list, you’ll see whether a notebook has been shared with an individual, the world, or not at all.

Last big feature they have modified is the ability to access editing and options. There has been a pencil icon added on the title bar, so when viewing a note just tap the icon and you can edit that easily.

Other improvements they have made, are just bug fixes of course, but here is the awesome part. They are giving away an HTC Sensation XL! All you really have to do is tweet  the following phrase, with the blank filled in: I use @Evernote every day to [blank] #evernotehtc.  Simple as that. Head over to the link down below for further rules and details.

Link: blog.evernote.com

Application: Evernote
Developer: Evernote Corp.
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Verizon Galaxy Nexus now available in the Android Central Phone Store

 

 

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

If you're looking to buy the Verizon Galaxy Nexus from a name you know and trust, look no further than the Android Central Phone Store, powered by Best Buy Mobile. We've got the Verizon Galaxy Nexus with its 4.65-inch display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available in two-year individual or family plans. Check it out!

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Eric Schmidt Looks Ahead to Android Dominance over iOS in 2012

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Eric Schmidt, ever making the rounds as a keynote speaker at tech conferences far and wide, was recently addressing a crowd at Le Web in Paris. He recalled the story of an smartphone user who once questioned why Android users often had to wait months for apps that were already available for the iPhone and iPad. Schmidt told the individual, “my prediction is that six months from now you’ll say the opposite.” He pointed towards the operating system’s position as an open platform and Google’s many hardware partners, his argument being that market volume alone will have developers looking to Android as their primary target.

Schmidt has a point. As Android becomes a larger player in the global smartphone market, the wait for apps once exclusive to iOS users has decreased greatly. Most older applications have caught up between the two platforms, and new services tend to launch simultaneously across Android and iOS devices. If not, the wait is much shorter.

Schmidt believes that 2012 will be the year of Android. Many said the same entering 2011. The fact is Android has in many ways surpassed Apple’s OS as a smartphone platform, but has yet to get over the hump of public perception. The iPhone remains the gold standard and thanks to some clever advertising the device is synonymous with apps. With the launch of arguably the most appealing version of Android yet, Ice Cream Sandwich, and an emphasis on eliminating OS fragmentation among devices, next year is looking like as good a time as any for Android to stake its claim.

[via Engadget]


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Nokia N9 user previews PR1.2 update, full of camera and imaging refinements

Many N9 users are still waiting to receive the PR1.1 update from Nokia, which officially began rolling out last week, but one lucky individual is already dabbling with what’s next from Espoo. After viewing the handful of screenshots, it’s obvious that PR1.2 will provide a number of enhancements for photo enthusiasts. For instance, the camera application sports a refined interface with all flash options visible at once. There’s also facial recognition in the gallery, along with support for color profiles in the display options. Additionally, users can now manage apps from the application menu, and keen-eyed observers will likely notice the re-styled buttons. We’ve also been told to expect changes to the N9′s default font, Nokia Pure Text, which we can only assume will make its arrival with PR1.2. Take a peek after the break to satiate your typeface urges.

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[DEAL] Amazon Offering DROID RAZR And HTC Rezound At $199 For New Customers, Deals For Upgrades Too

If you’ve been holding out on grabbing a new phone, Amazon has a great deal on two of Verizon’s newest devices. The HTC Rezound and DROID RAZR are both available right now for $199.99 over at Amazon.com for new Verizon customers. I know most of us are trying to hold out as long as we can for the Galaxy Nexus, but both of these devices are fine Android phones as well. If you missed it, you can check out our hands on with the RAZR right here. If you’re already a Verizon customer, there are still some prices deals for you too. Hit up the break to see how they shake down and the links to order.

New Verizon customers can grab either phone for a solid $199.99. If you’re an existing Verizon customer with an upgrade coming on an individual or family account, both will cost you $229.99. Lastly, to add a new contract to a family account you’ll pay $199.99 for the Rezound and $219.99 for the RAZR. Be sure to let us know if you’re going to order one.

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