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No Android 4.0 ICS Updates for Motorola Atrix 4G, Electrify and Photon 4G

Slightly over a week ago, Google’s newly-acquired company, Motorola Mobility, updated a post on its website showing a list of Motorola smartphones to get updated either to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (JB). While many devices are on the list, more devices “will remain on Gingerbread (Android 2.3)” than receive updates and three of the unfortunate ones are Motorola Atrix 4G, Electrify and Photon 4G.

Basically, the devices that will remain on Gingerbread are those that do not qualify for ICS update. For models subsidized by carriers, the decision will basically be based on mutual understanding of the manufacturer and the provider. In the case of Motorola Atrix 4G, it could be the latter affecting the decision for the update considering the device does fall short of specs needed to run ICS.

Atrix 4G sports Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H chipset with dual-core Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1GHz and 1GB RAM. We’ve seen devices with single-core processors and 512MB RAM run ICS without having any problems. So, Atrix 4G’s capacity is definitely out of question here. The same goes for Motorola Photon 4G, which almost has the same specs as with Atrix 4G, and Motorola Electrify that packs a Tegra 2-equivalent TI OMAP 4430 chipset with dual-core processor.

Some manufacturers have recently jumped into the “dual-core CPU bandwagon” and release devices running Android ICS as the native OS. Needless to say, smartphones with these specs have the power to run the latest Android version, even Jelly Bean. The Motorola Mobility Software Team didn’t provide explanation why these devices will be left out.

Here are other Motorola devices in the US that will remain on Gingerbread:

  • CLIQ 2 (MB611)
  • ADMIRAL (XT603)
  • DROID 2 (A955)
  • DROID 2 Global (A956)
  • DROID 3 (XT862)
  • DROID PRO (XT610)
  • DROID X2 (MB870)
  • MILESTONE 3 (XT883 / XT860 / ME863)
  • MILESTONE X2 (MB867)
  • MOTOROLA PRO+ (MB632)

Source: Motorola via GSM Arena

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE review: the best full QWERTY phone on Sprint’s network

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The future of Motorola post-acquisition may still be a mystery, but the manufacturer has managed to stay quite active over the last few weeks: it unveiled the Atrix HD, its first smartphone with an HD display and native ICS build, and there’s already much anticipation around Verizon’s Droid RAZR HD ahead of the holiday season. For the here and now, however, it’s Sprint’s turn to soak in the Moto love with the Photon Q 4G LTE. (Say it five times fast.)

Naturally, the name of the phone doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination. As you’d expect, it’s a follow-up to last year’s Photon 4G that trades WiMAX for LTE and adds a full-sized QWERTY keyboard. What the name doesn’t tell you, though, is that this phone costs a lofty $200 on contract, and features a qHD ColorBoost display (not to be confused with the Atrix’s 720p screen, which uses the same branding). In other words, it’s gotta be pretty good to have any success at that price point. How does the latest Googorola device hold up against the rest of Sprint’s LTE lineup? Is it worth the premium? Follow us southward to find out.

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Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]

It was a little over a year ago when the Motorola Photon 4G launched on Sprint, so it seems like the right time for a follow up. Motorola has done just that with the Photon Q 4G LTE. The addition of LTE speaks for itself and the Q signifies the addition of a QWERTY slider keyboard. This device is very much like the DROID 4 with a little more horsepower and the addition of the same diamond cut corners that were on the original Photon.

The Photon 4G LTE has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) ColorBoost display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot for an additional 32GB of storage, 1785mAh battery, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC, and Android 4.0.4. It’s also considered a world phone, but the SIM isn’t removable so it’s not going to be as flexible as you would like since you’re forced to work with Sprint’s roaming agreements abroad.

Since it’s a QWERTY, it’s not the thinnest phone in the world at 13.7mm thick, but the keyboard is the most usable and the sexiest to date. If you are a Sprint customer and you love QWERTY’s, then this is the phone for you, but I’m still questioning the $199 price tag on this one. On the flipside, the Photon Q 4G LTE is the first Motorola phone to have an unlockable bootloader via the tools on their new site.

Our own Roy Alugbue will do a full review, but for now check out my initial hands on video after the break.

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Sprint Offering $100 Amex Giftcard With All Online Smartphone Purchases Until August 26th (Requires New Line)

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Everyone likes “free” money, and Sprint is looking to take advantage of our human nature with its latest deal: buy any smartphone and add a new line of service, get a $100 Amex giftcard. It’s not exactly free money, per se, but it is a nice incentive, especially if you’ve been considering adding a second line anyway.

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As the ad above states, this deal is available for any smartphone (as long as you order it online). You know what that means? That it also works by pre-ordering the upcoming Motorola Photon Q. So if you planned on grabbing a Q and adding a new line for your sister/mother/brother/uncle/dog/self, then now’s probably the time to jump on that.

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Motorola Electrify 2 and Defy XT coming to U.S. Cellular officially

Smartphone war is heating up and U.S. Cellular is all ready to roll out two Motorola devices to its customers. The first handset is the Motorola Electrify 2 which will be hitting U.S. Cellular outlets on August 2, but it is available for online purchase from today.

Motorola Electrify 2 is the successor of Motorola Electrify or Motorola Photon 4G. The original Motorola Electrify offered a 4.3″ qHD touchscreen display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Adobe Flash Player 1 GHz, dual core processor, 1 gig of RAM, and 8 megapixel camera with HD video capture. Motorola Electrify 2 comes packed with a 4.3 inch qHD (540×960) ColorBoost display, 8 MP rear camera, VGA front facing camera and a body featuring Kevlar and splashguard protection. The phone is just 8.4mm thick and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor along with1 gig of RAM and 8 gig of onboard storage runs the entire show. A 1,780mAh battery takes care of powering department. Apart from all that, the device also includes Motorola’s SmartActions software. If you aren’t familiar with SmartActions app, it is a piece of software that allows users to define automatic actions the phone should take when certain conditions are met. Some of the neat things it can do include location based triggering. For instance, it can switch on wifi when you reach home or put the phone into silent mode when you reach your office. This feature has been available on Motorola Droid Razr as well, and can be a pretty good selling point. The device boots Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and will cost $179.99 on a two year contract and $100 mail in rebate, however, the pricing may vary depending on user’s locality says the carrier.

The second device that is headed to U.S. Cellular is Motorola Defy XT. It is a mid range smartphone device which offers a 3.7 inch display, a VGA camera on its front and a 5 MP camera on the rear. Underneath the screen is a 1 GHz processor along with 512MB RAM and 1 gig of onboard storage. A 1,650 mAh battery pack that it houses is pretty standard in this segment. Unlike Electrify 2, Defy XT will be running Android 2.3 out of the box and it is worth noting that this device will not be receiving ICS officially. Defy XT is one of those tough phones manufactured by Motorola which are both water resistant and dust proof. Defy XT will be available for purchase from U.S. Cellular both online and in stores from August 3 onwards. Price tag isn’t disclosed as of now.

It’s sad that Defy XT won’t be running ICS, nevertheless, it’s a very good phone for those who would like their phone to survive rough situation. It has sturdy build quality and a very good trekking companion, given the price tag is right. On the other hand, Electrify 2 is a very good replacement for Electrify. Unlike Electrify, the new model won’t be coming with that classy kickstand, but that’s pretty acceptable as the device seems to have gone on a diet and runs Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. So folks with U.S. Cellular connection out there, are you interested in any of these devices? Convey your thoughts using the comment form below.

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Motorola Will Finally Start Giving Users The Option To Unlock Bootloaders With The Photon Q

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Motorola, a company notorious for shipping devices with locked bootloaders, has finally announced that they’ve found a solution to offer users the option to unlock their devices while still keeping carrier partners happy.

The first device to see this option will be the just announced Photon Q, which will be available on Sprint in the coming weeks.

The details surrounding how this process will work aren’t yet available, but we expect more information to become available once the Photon Q hits the streets.

Welcome to Google’s world, Motorola.

Motorola via The Verge

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Sprint Pushing OTA Update Build 254_13 To The Motorola Photon 4G

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It’s been close to a year since Sprint last showed the Motorola Photon 4G some update love, but after seemingly forgetting about this once flagship device, The Now Network is now pushing an OTA update to the device that brings a handful of useful updates and features to the device:

  • More easily import contacts from SD card.
  • Improved music playback, both streaming from Amazon Cloud or Internet Radio services and music saved to the phone – minimizes occasional skips or -repeats
  • Enhancements for WiFi hotspot in GSM/UMTS mode and adding new WiFi connections.
  • Now supports 1080p HD video capture, and enhanced video settings for more responsive playback.

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Sprint Motorola Photon 4G receives OTA update

The Motorola Photon 4G on Sprint has gotten itself a brand new update that should now be pushing out to users on the Now Network. Improved music playback, easier importing of contacts to SD card, WiFi enhancements, and more are just a few of the changes in this much-appreciated maintenance upgrade. As with any update be sure to check for it in your settings menu, and since this may be a staggered process don’t be alarmed if your phone doesn’t find it right away. Find more details over at Sprint.

- More easily import contacts from SD card.

- Improved music playback, both streaming from Amazon Cloud or Internet Radio services and music saved to the

phone - minimizes occasional skips or -repeats

- Enhancements for WiFi hotspot in GSM/UMTS mode and adding new WiFi connections.

- Now supports 1080p HD video capture, and enhanced video settings for more responsive playback.

- Easier creating and accepting calendar meeting notices on the phone.


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Motorola Photon Q Passes Through the FCC

Remember the Motorola Photon 4G from Sprint? Its slide-out QWERTY keyboard cousin just passed through FCC and should be available on Sprint very soon paired with LTE bands. The phone will be dubbed the Motorola Photon Q and will also sport an NFC chip. Other rumored specs for the phone includes the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor paired with a qHD (960 x 540) resolution screen rumored to be within the 4″-4.3″ range.

I know there are still some physical QWERTY fans out there. Any of our readers thinking about picking up a quality slide-out QWERTY keyboard phone?

source: FCC
via: Phandroid

 


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Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Hard Shell Case for Motorola Photon 4G

Deal of the Day The May 14 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the Mobi Products Hard Shell Case for Motorola Photon 4G.  This hard case features a slim, low profile design that has cut-outs for all of the Photon 4G's features.  The case is a two-piece design and the screen is left exposed for full functionality. Comes in black, blue, red, purple, and pink.

The Photon 4G Mobi Hard Shell Case is available for just $4.95 today only, 75% off the regular price. Get yours today while supplies last!

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Virgin Mobile And Boost Mobile Get Their First 4G WiMax Handsets: The HTC EVO V 4G And EVO Design 4G, Respectively

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Looks like Sprint’s underling companies have been busy working on bringing the first taste of 4G to the pay-as-you-go market. Piggybacking off of Sprint’s 4G WiMax network, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile will both begin offering one 4G-capable smartphone each on May 31st: the HTC EVO V 4G on Virgin and the EVO Design 4G will be representing all that WiMax has to offer on Boost.

HTC EVO V 4G

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The EVO V appears to be some sort of rehash of the EVO 3D:

  • 4.3-inch qHD display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter with 3D imaging, 1.3MP front camera
  • 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 1730mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6

There’s no word on processor or clock speed, but I’ll be surprised if it’s not the same 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon that’s in the original EVO 3D.

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Motorola preparing Photon 4G update, looking for test participants

 

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Motorola Photon 4G owners haven't had a whole lot of updates come across for their device though, that may be all the more reason Motorola is seeking out participants for their latest soak test. As posted today, Motorola is looking for some fine folks to help out with the process:

4/25/2012

Motorola and Sprint are happy to announce a future pre-release* update opportunity for PHOTON 4G, before it is officially released to all customers. We are recruiting 1,000 PHOTON 4G owners to test and provide feedback on a future update.

Please register for the Motorola Feedback Network to be considered.

Motorola and Sprint Community Managers

At this point, it's hard to say what the update will be exactly considering Motorola hasn't exactly been pumping out those ICS updates but it's an update and updates are good for everyone. You can hit the Android Central forums link below to discuss it some more or head on over to the source link to get yourself hopefully signed up for the update. Remember, only 1,000 slots are open.

Source: Motorola, via: Android Central Forums Thanks, SandersJC64!

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Motorola Photon LTE tipped as coming soon

Late last year Motorola launched their first 4G device on the Now Network in the Motorola Photon 4G. Powered by 4G WiMAX and even rocking a kickstand similar to the popular original EVO. While the phone might not have seen the same success as the EVO, they are apparently preparing a sequel to the phone and will run on their new 4G LTE network.

According to tips received at PocketNow Motorola is working on a follow-up device that will have better specs like a 720p HD display, be super thin, and obviously use the new 4G LTE network. The Now Network has been choosing some terrible names for devices lately and this appears to be no different. We are hearing it will be called the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. What the Q stands for is anyone’s guess (possibly quad-core) and really just LTE in the name would be plenty.

You can expect a similar form factor to the original Photon 4G, a dual-core processor, the kickstand will most likely be included, and if it turns out like recent Motorola phones it could be super thin like the DROID RAZR. With LG and Samsung releasing 4G LTE phones for the newest LTE network in the US the past week and HTC’s coming soon, we can expect something from Motorola soon but have no additional details at this time. More details on the original can be seen below.


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[Rumor] Motorola Photon 4G Successor Coming Soon?

The Motorola Photon 4G could be considered one of the biggest game changers for Sprint in 2011, next to the release of the iPhone. It was one of Motorola’s first dual core handsets on Sprint, and by the looks of things, its successor could be coming soon. According to a report by PocketNow, sources claim that Motorola and Sprint are working on a Motorola Photon 4G successor dubbed “Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE.” This could be in the competition with Sprint’s Galaxy S II device, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, for the longest name for a smartphone ever.

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is supposed to be Sprint‘s first Motorola 4G LTE handset on its new LTE network. However, there are no rumored specs available for us to report on, so we can’t give you any details regarding pricing and other information. But, considering how the original Photon 4G was considered a high-end device for its time, we can definitely expect the new handset to be a monster.

Source: PocketNow Via: PhoneDog

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Rumor: Sprint to introduce Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE this year

Rumor has it Sprint wants to bring us a sequel to the Motorola Photon 4G of yesteryear. Following in the EVO 4G LTE’s naming footsteps, this device will apparently get a simple tweak to its name – Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. Don”t be surprised if the “Q” is dropped and we end up with “Motorola Photon 4G LTE.”

Unfortunately, the name, its LTE radios and its existence are the only things we have to get excited about as PocketNow’s source couldn’t offer more details. It’s possible that the “Q” is more meaningful than we though, though, as the lone letter tends to signify a device with a QWERTY keyboard, but that’s just a rough guess. With the Samsung Galaxy S III coming up and the EVO 4G LTE on its way, would you buy it?


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[Deal] Amazon Offers All Eight Sprint 4G Phones for Only $0.01 Each

Right now, Amazon is quite possibly offering one of the best smartphones sales of this year. From now until March 26th, all Sprint’s 4G smartphones are on sale for only.. wait for it… one lousy penny! That’s right, for one cent (and the usual contract obligations) you can get any one of the following 4G phones to use on the Now Network:

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G (white and black versions)
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC EVO Shift 4G
  • Samsung Nexus S 4G
  • Samsung Epic 4G
  • HTC EVO 3D 4G (black and plum versions)
  • Motorola Photon 4G
  • Samsung Conquer 4G

That’s a total of eight 4G phones to choose from, all of which would make for a great new addition. The only catch? This deal only applies to new contracts unfortunately, so if you are in need of a new wireless carrier and have been eyeballing a new Galaxy S II then this is probably the time to get on board with the most successful Android device to date. Plus, the SGSII is scheduled to receive the illustrious ICS update sometime in the near future, too. Hit up the source link below for further details and to place you order.

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ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day: 75% Off Mobi Hard Case for Photon 4G

Photon 4G Mobi Hard Case Grab the Mobi Products Hard Shell Case for Motorola Photon 4G for $4.95 today only.  That's $15 off the list price!

This Hard Case from Mobi Products is designed specifically for the Motorola Photon 4G and has cut outs for all of the devices features while leaving the screen exposed for full functionality. The Mobi Hard Shell Case is a two-piece design that snaps around the Photon 4G protecting against bumps, drops and scratches. Available in black, blue, red, purple, and pink. Take advantage of this great deal while supplies last!

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Droid Bionic Users Get A Soak Test Of There Own

Motorola Mobility and their Motorola Feedback Network have been in a mad rush lately. They’ve recently had a soak test for the Droid Razr, the Motorola Photon 4G and the Motorola Atrix 4G.

Now add the Motorola Bionic to the list. If you’re a Motorola Bionic user and part of Motorola’s Feedback network than you should be getting an invite to a soak test any minute now. If you’re not familiar with a “soak test”, Motorola holds these testing periods prior to rolling out an update live.  This allows the testers to provide Motorola engineers with much needed feedback, with less update pullbacks when it goes live.

Droid Life was able to get a changelog for the update which covers these issues:

  • Remove VCast Music preload
  • Add Amazon MP3 app preload
  • Motorola Terms and Conditions screen automatically enables data collection/location details
  • Google security patch to block access to change Home panel icons
  • After factory reset, location consent screen shown on activation screen
  • Change “Terms and Condition” screen title to “Motorola Terms of Service”

source: Droid-Life

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And Now Atrix Users Your Soak Test Invites Are Available

If you’re in Motorola’s feedback network and own a Motorola Atrix 4G good news as invites for a soak test are starting to arrive.

Motorola seems to be preparing an update for multiple devices. When we first reported about the Razr’s soak test earlier this week the feeling was that it was NOT Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather a general software update alongside Android 2.3.6.

Next we saw that the Motorola Photon 4G users were invited to a soak test. Of course the Photon 4G and the Atrix 4G are very similar so naturally Motorola as now seeking feedback from Photon 4G owners.

While we want to be cautious when it comes to what this update might be, with multiple devices getting soak test invites there is the possibility that Motorola is preparing a big push to ICS.

source: Phan to the Droid

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Motorola Photon 4G Owners Invited To Soak Test

Just the other day we read about a Motorola soak test for owners of the original Droid Razr. Now we are hearing that members of Motorola’s feedback network with Sprint Motorola Photon 4Gs have also been invited to a soak test.

We were pretty certain that the Droid Razr soak test was for an Android 2.3.6 build and not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although other sites are reporting that their feeling is that this Photon 4G soak test isn’t Ice Cream Sandwich either, nothing has leaked to the contrary.

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Motorola has been using this soak test method for the better part of the last two years. During that time we’ve seen full operating system upgrade tests and little tests with just a few bug fixes. We’re hoping that the Photon 4G test is for Ice Cream Sandwich, but who knows.

Motorola Atrix 4G owners haven’t been invited to participate in a soak test in a while. The Atrix 4G is the Photon 4G’s cousin on AT&T and was introduces a few months earlier than the Photon 4G. We would think that the Atrix would upgrade to ICS before the Photon, but who knows what those silly OEM’s and carriers decide.

Whatever it is, there’s an update for the Photon 4G coming soon, and if you’re in Motorola’s feedback network and own a Photon 4G, go get in that test and let us know what’s up.

source: Android Central

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Photon 4G owners wanted — Motorola is looking for software testers

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Motorola has made an official request for "Pre-release software testers" of an unknown update for the Motorola Photon 4G.  This is standard practice for Motorola, who likes to slowly roll out their final builds to a select few in what they call a "soak test".  This gives Motorola (and the carriers) a bigger set of eyeballs looking for any potential bugs that limited internal testing just didn't find.  

In the past we've seen soak tests for updates both big and small, so there's no knowing exactly what this one is going to be.  We can't see the future, but I don't think this one will be Ice Cream Sandwich.  But any update is good news as long as it makes things better.  Motorola needs a thousand testers, and I think you guys are up to the challenge — hit the source link and sign up!

Source: Motorola.  Thanks, Deaofly!

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Amazon Offering $100 Gift Cards for Users Purchasing Select Hotspot Devices From Sprint and Verizon

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Amazon Wireless is offering users who buy select 4G hotspot-capable devices a $100 gift card upon activating their phones with the hotspot feature enabled on their plans.

Some of the devices they’re offering up are the DROID Bionic and HTC Thunderbolt from Verizon plus the Motorola Photon 4G and Samsung Epic 4G Touch from Sprint. They have many more options so you’ll have to head on over to Amazon and check them out.

No AT&T or T-Mobile phones, unfortunately, but if you’re with one of these CDMA carriers and planning on buying any of these phones with hotspot anyway, this will be a good deal. That $100 could go toward some accessories or pretty much anything on Amazon’s site. [via PocketNow]


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GTA III Is Back

This is great! This is another great thing that will happen with me! 10 years ago Rockstar released one of the most popular games – Grand Theft Auto III and now this creation has been ported on Android and is coming in the Market on December, 15. Also, the good news is that GTA II is back but with a lot better price – $4.99. Even I, a very scrupulous and economic person, am ready to get it on my tablet. Or am I? Unfortunately, it looks like only a certain number of Android devices support this game. Of course, a lot more will be coming soon but as for now – here is the list of lucky winners:

Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2X

Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus EeePad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive

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Android GTA III launching December 15th, for $4.99

Rockstar Games has just announced an official launch date for that shock mobile version of Grand Theft Auto III, claiming the Android and iOS release is now set to happen on December 15th, for a surprisingly affordable $4.99 or rough equivalent.

The publisher also updated its list of supported devices, adding a few more tablets to the previously reported list of compatible hardware. Here’s the revised list, which isn’t particularly good news for EU Android phone owners…

Apple iOS Devices: iPad 1 & 2, iPhone 4 & 4S, iPod touch 4th Generation
Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x
Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive

And GOOD LORD ALMIGHTY! Here are a couple of official screens from the Android version of GTA III.

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Very exciting indeed. If that on-screen control system is actually bearable this could be absolutely huge. In fact, it’ll be absolutely huge anyway. It’s GTA III. They don’t get bigger.

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  1. Grand Theft Auto III: Anniversary Edition coming to Android
  2. Android Skype v2.5 now supports yet more Android phones
  3. Motorola DEFY+ JCB Edition launching in December

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GTA III finally gets priced and dated, not everyone can play just yet

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It's been teased for sometime now, but it's now been revealed that the 10 year anniversary mobile edition of the epic Grand Theft Auto III shoots it's way onto selected Android handsets on Dec. 15.

It'll set you back a measly $4.99, way less than we paid for it 10 years ago but sadly, at launch at least, not everyone will be able to enjoy this masterpiece. 

Supported devices at launch are: 

  • Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2X
  • Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus EeePad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Toshiba Thrive

There are going to be a lot of disappointed people out there, not least anyone who's just bought or planning on buying a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. But, our guess is that more devices, especially the Nexus, won't be far behind. Meanwhile if you're fortunate enough to own one of these devices, salivate over the Android version screenshots after the break, and try to wait patiently for the next 9 days.

Source: Rockstar Games

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GTA III: 10-Year Anniversary Edition Hits The Android Market December 15th

Ready your Android devices and clear your schedules, because Rockstar Games just announced the release date of GTA III: 10-year anniversary edition for select Android phones and tablets. According to the announcement, the game will only cost you $4.99, which is surprisingly cheap for a release of this caliber. Here’s the list of devices to be supported at launch:

Android Phones: HTC Rezound, LG Optimus 2x, Motorola Atrix 4G, Motorola Droid X2, Motorola Photon 4G, Samsung Galaxy R, T-Mobile G2x

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Dell Streak 7, LG Optimus Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy…

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