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Twenty years after the birth of SMS, its creator consents to a text-only interview

 Twenty years after the birth of SMS, its creator consents to a textonly interview

Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen famously dreamed up the idea for the SMS (Short Message Service) in a Copenhagen pizza shop in 1984, and the first message (“Happy Christmas”) was sent to a Vodafone UK cellphone from a PC on December 3, 1992. Since then, an estimated 8 trillion texts have been sent, and now the normally recalcitrant pioneer has given the BBC a rare interview (appropriately via text message), where he discussed “txtspk,’ keypads vs. touchscreens, and the next big tech development.

While described as the father of SMS, Makkonen is still reluctant to take sole credit, saying it was “the result of a joint effort to collect ideas and write a specification.” On top of that, he never felt the idea was patentable and therefore never saw a penny from the invention, despite its present day pervasiveness. As for textspeak, the engineer refrains from creating abbreviated messages himself, saying “my passion is to write correct language (Finnish), using all 160 characters.” He’s happy to do this using a modern touchscreen phone, although he couldn’t resist using the interview to pay a charmingly backhanded compliment, saying they’re “slow enough (that I can) think and sometimes even edit what I write.”

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imo instant messenger for Android and iOS

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about how instant messaging apps such as Whatsapp are becoming popular on a daily basis. More and more number of smart phone users are going online with such instant messaging apps and the use of the traditional Short Messaging Service (SMS) messages is decreasing. Today, we are looking at one other such app, the imo instant messenger.

The imo messenger is one of the best instant messaging apps on Android and iOS. The app has seen more than a million downloads and both the platforms. The feature rich app makes communication between two imo users a lot easier. The app provides a plethora of features, which we are going to discuss now.

To begin with, the imo messenger for Android and iOS lets you manage multiple accounts from the same app. For example, you just need to add your Google, AIM, Facebook, Skype, MSN, Yahoo, and other accounts to your imo account once, and whenever and wherever you login, you will be able to see your friends from all your connected accounts. And when you are online on these accounts, the app lets you group chat with your friends. You can either create groups on imo and add your friends, or use the already created groups in your Skype account.

Along with text messages, the imo messenger lets you send multimedia content to your contacts. For example, you can send an image to your chat buddy right from the app. And, if you are tired of typing on the small screen of your smart phone, you can just record a 30 second voice message and send it like an attachment. The app is now being tested for voice calls in the latest beta version of the app. The voice call feature is one of the most demanded features in such apps.

If your smart phone comes with an NFC chip, you can send multimedia content through imo using the NFC communication feature. There are a lot more features in this instant messaging app, which is making it a hit on both Android and iOS operating systems. Download the latest version of the app today either from the Google Play Store or the iOS App Store to enjoy uninterrupted chat sessions.

 

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Google Experienced Short Outage Across Multiple Services

The internet felt as if it had died moments ago, as almost all of Google’s services seemed to have experienced an outage. The outage only lasted a couple of minutes at most, but Gmail, Voice, Reader, Google+, YouTube, etc. were all down. Hopefully, you all survived. There may have been a minor freakout happening over [...]

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[Video] Nexus 10 Gets a VERY Short Video Preview

BriefMobile.com got their lucky little hands on a Nexus 10 the other day, leaking out pictures that made the community go OHHHH. Well that was not apparently it. There was a brief video of the 10-inch tablet that was also recorded. And when I say brief, I mean BRIEF. These guys live up to their name. A five second long video is what they managed to release to the interwebs, so it is not much, but maybe enough to see the speed of the tablet as it opens up Chrome. Check out the video yourself below, and make sure you do not blink.

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Verizon’s ‘secret menu’ Share Everything plans offer 20GB for $150

Verizons secret menu Share Everything Plans offer 20GB for $150 but only over the phone or in store

Like Starbucks’ Short Latté, Fatburger’s Hypocrite and Wendy’s Meat Cube, Verizon is offering its own not-so-secret menu on its Share Everything data plans. Big V’s Brenda Raney told Computerworld that there are five more tiers beyond the 10GB top-limit shown on the company’s website — that are only available if you ask on the phone or in stores. The options run from 12GB for $110 all the way to 20GB for $150, but only as long as you’ve agreed the limit in advance of blowing all that data. If not, then you’ll be spending another $150 in penalty charges for your overage. There’s no official word if you need to offer a secret password or handshake, but we’d do it anyway — if only to feel a bit like James Bond.

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Verizon’s ‘secret menu’ Share Everything plans offer 20GB for $150 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Watch Freddie Wong’s Action Short Recorded Entirely Using The Galaxy S3 [Video]

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If you’ve never come across his work, Freddie Wong is a veteran YouTube director/special effects coordinator and producer of some of the most hilarious, and well put together action flicks, this side of Hollywood.

Recently, T-Mobile gave him the Samsung Galaxy S3 and asked Wong shoot a quick action short using nothing but the GS3 and its impressive 8MP camera. Inspired by Kung Fu Hustle, Wong put together a quick action sequence in a short film he calls Sandcastle Sensei. Stick around after for a behind the scenes video, showing how Freddie put the whole scene together using a small budget, and consumer-level software.

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Review: iPoe – An Interactive Collection of Edgar Allan’s Short Stories

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Got a penchant for Poe? If you love the works of Edgar Allan Poe and would like to rediscover them in a 19th-century-meets-21st-century collision, then iPoe Interactive is the app for you. iPoe is an interactive, illustrated collection of four of Poe’s better-known short stories. The reader can experience Poe’s works with both sound and visual accompaniments that have been selected to enhance the tone of Poe’s writing to deliver a new experience on classics such as The Tell Tale Heart and The Oval Portrait.

iPoe also features the short stories Annabel Lee and The Masque of the Red Death. All four stories are delivered in ebook fashion and have incorporated animation and artwork into the pages to create visual interest, all the while accompanied by a soundtrack (which is best experienced using headphones) that enhances the reading experience as well. The artwork incorporated into the pages is a mix of static and interactive, meaning it can be manipulated with the touchscreen interface. Finish reading about this app on AppCraver.com.

 

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Google I/O Day 2 Keynote Is Live On YouTube – Need The Short Version? Day 1 & 2 Get The TL;DR Treatment, Too

iothumbGoogle’s keynote address on day 2 of Google I/O was all Chrome, all day. Now that Chrome is the default browser for Android, combined with the company’s continued push behind Chrome OS, you can expect to see the browser everywhere from now on. Including in the hour-and-twenty-minute video below featuring all the new (and old) features and developments in Chrome.

If you’re short on time, or I/O is just overwhleming, Google’s done you the favor of piecing together all the best parts of day 1 and 2′s keynotes in a single, easy-to-digest four minute video. There are even a few snippets of some of the exhibitors at the keynote.

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New Fun Interactive iPhone/iPad Audio Storybook App For Kids

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Developer: Internet Design Zone
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Internet Design Zone, an iOS app developer company, today is very happy to release their second iPhone/iPad storybook app, Short Stories For Kids. This interactive audio storybook app features five famous bedtime stories for children. With interesting stories, interactive animations, cute characters and sounds, this storybook app is a fun filled experience for little kids.

The app features five famous stories to read/listen:
1. The Ant and the Grasshopper
2. The Fox and the Grapes
3. The Dove and the Ant
4. The Fox and the Stork
5. The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs

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Samsung Joins The Fight Against Short Battery Life, Promises 2012 Phone Will Be All-Day Strong For Most Users

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As smartphones get larger, more vibrant displays, faster CPUs, 4G LTE network connectivity, and more features, there is one area where they still always fall short: battery life. In fact, most modern smartphones lack the ability to last a full day of regular, moderate usage without requiring some additional juice.

Samsung knows that we’re all sick of doing the battery-charge-shuffle, so it’s vowing to keep us away from the outlet for a full day of moderate to heavy usage with its 2012 phones, according to VP of product innovation Kevin Packingham. On one hand, this probably means slightly thicker devices …

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Fruits Collector Brings New Challenges to Slice-n-Dice Games

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Developer: Piotr Turlej Angry Orange
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Angry Orange Studios is introducing Fruits Collector for iOS, their new arcade Game where players get to slash, grab, drag, and tap different fruits in one of four gameplay modes. More challenging than other games of this genre, most fruits can only be slashed after they have fallen from the tree and before they hit the ground. Various modes included are: Slash, Speed, Short Rounds, and Endless. Featuring very realistic graphics and animation, the game provides excellent onscreen and audio feedback.On Launch in landscape orientation, the gamer can choose from four modes of play. In “Slash Them All” mode, players must slash oranges or other fruit in a set period of time. The two and a half minute timer runs down as play proceeds, providing ample encouragement to react faster. (more…)

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Motorola Droid 4 Makes Short Appearance On Droid Does Site

Although it’s now been removed, our friends at pocketnow.com found the Droid 4 sitting pretty on droiddoes.com earlier today. Droiddoes is an official Verizon Wireless website used to promote “Droid” branded phones.

The Droid 4 was rumored to be released on December 8th but that’s passed now and the device is not here yet.  Motorola has been criticized on many mobile technology focused websites for bringing out three Droid devices so close together; the Droid Bionic, Droid Razr and now the Droid 4.

Motorola’s Droid 4 is said to be a Droid Razr with a slide out qwerty keyboard. It’s coming with Android 2.3.5, a 1.2ghz dual core processor, qHD display, slide out qwerty keyboard, 8 mega pixel camera and 4G LTE on board.

We expect the Droid 4 to release within the next week or so, along with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

source: Pocketnow

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Malls halt cellphone-tracking experiment after complaint from Senator Schumer

As you may have heard last week, two US malls (the Promenade Temecula in Southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Virginia) decided to conduct a little experiment this holiday shopping season, in which they employed some cellphone-tracking technology in an effort to learn more about individuals’ shopping patterns. That technology came from Path Intelligence, which has previously outfitted UK malls with the system, and assures folks that it only detects cellphone signals, and is unable to gather phone numbers or other personal data. Those assurances apparently weren’t enough for US Senator Chuck Schumer, however, who sent letters to both the FTC and the CEO of Path Intelligence, complaining that the tracking was “simply unreasonable,” and that a “shopper should not have to choose between the ability to be in touch with friends and family in case of emergency and safeguarding her privacy.” While it’s unclear if it’s in direct response to the Senator’s letter, the company that owns both malls has reportedly shut down the tracking systems after only a day of use, although it isn’t commenting publicly on the matter just yet. You can find Senator Schumer’s full statement at the source link below.

Malls halt cellphone-tracking experiment after complaint from Senator Schumer originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Keek for Android Now Available – Share Short Video Messages With Social Networks

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I came across this neat app for sharing small video clips with your friends and family. It’s called Keek and instead of updating your status with a boring typed out message, Keek allows you to record up to a 30 second video clip and upload it to their site. After creating a Keek account, you can then connect it to either your Twitter or Facebook account where you will be able to immediately tweet/update your friends with a handy link to your video. Pretty handy if you’re an exhibitionist (like me) or like to Tweet

Keek was just updated in the Android Market yesterday and although it fixed a couple of issues some users were having with the app, it still can be a little buggy. I found that on my Evo 3D, it actually records my videos sideways although they appear upside down in the thumbnails. Also, I’m getting trouble having my videos show up on my account. The app is very new so this is to be expected. Still, if you guys want to try it out you can find Keek for free right now in the Android Market.

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KERNEL – @faux123 HTC Stock 2.6.35.14 v0.1.9 for HTC Sensation

faux123 has released an update to HTC Stock 2.6.35.14 v0.1.9. The latest version is now v0.1.9.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- HTC Sensation

Version 0.1.8 (Short Term Release, Official GB2.3.4)

The File ==> Sensation Kernel 0.1.8_r3 (1.56 GHz Sync L2) <==
The File ==> Sensation kernel 0.1.8_r3 (1.78 GHz) <==

Added New Early suspend drivers for 2D and 3D GPU engines
Re-Enabled KGSL Ringbuffer Power Management Overrides
Updated to JHash3
Updated Cpufreq to copy policy from siblings
Fixed memory leak in cpufreq stats
Removed CPU from NoHz Idle fair cgroup
Shorten 1080P start up latency
Fixed USB Gadget Serial Crash
Applied more MSM FrameBuffer updates from CAF

Version 0.1.9 (Current, Official GB2.3.4)

Fixed KGSL Ring Buffer Power Management overrides (Qualcomm approved patch my ass  )
(supposedly working patch == instant reboot on several 3D apps, fixed 1 thing broke many other things )

Fixed random SPI Operational State Invalid error
Added histogram capability for MSM video
Added lock/unlock for KGSL Early Suspend Drivers
Updated KGSL power level change
Revert Reg Init Patch from earlier (cause of instability)
Optimized memcpy and memmove for string library calls (real working version  )
fixed audio unmapped memory crash
fixed inaccurate D-Cache size Macro

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KERNEL – @faux123 HTC Stock 2.6.35.14 v0.1.9 for HTC Sensation

faux123 has released an update to HTC Stock 2.6.35.14 v0.1.9. The latest version is now v0.1.9.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- HTC Sensation

Version 0.1.8 (Short Term Release, Official GB2.3.4)

The File ==> Sensation Kernel 0.1.8_r3 (1.56 GHz Sync L2) <==
The File ==> Sensation kernel 0.1.8_r3 (1.78 GHz) <==

Added New Early suspend drivers for 2D and 3D GPU engines
Re-Enabled KGSL Ringbuffer Power Management Overrides
Updated to JHash3
Updated Cpufreq to copy policy from siblings
Fixed memory leak in cpufreq stats
Removed CPU from NoHz Idle fair cgroup
Shorten 1080P start up latency
Fixed USB Gadget Serial Crash
Applied more MSM FrameBuffer updates from CAF

Version 0.1.9 (Current, Official GB2.3.4)

Fixed KGSL Ring Buffer Power Management overrides (Qualcomm approved patch my ass  )
(supposedly working patch == instant reboot on several 3D apps, fixed 1 thing broke many other things )

Fixed random SPI Operational State Invalid error
Added histogram capability for MSM video
Added lock/unlock for KGSL Early Suspend Drivers
Updated KGSL power level change
Revert Reg Init Patch from earlier (cause of instability)
Optimized memcpy and memmove for string library calls (real working version  )
fixed audio unmapped memory crash
fixed inaccurate D-Cache size Macro

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KERNEL – @faux123 HTC Stock 2.6.35.14 v0.0.9 for HTC Sensation

faux123 has released an update to HTC Stock 2.6.35.14 v0.0.9. The latest version is now v0.0.9.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- HTC Sensation

Version History

Version 0.0.7 (Long Term Stable Release, GB2.3.3 )

OC CPU up to 1.782 GHz, L2 Cache up to 1.512 GHz
Added CAF Patch to force max frequency for all cores via sysfs mfreq
Added Bluetooth BNEP support

Version 0.0.8 (Short Term Release, GB2.3.4)

Applied CAF USB Composite Patch
Removed USB Switch Mute conditions

Version 0.0.9 (Current, GB2.3.4)

Introducing Synchronous L2 Cache (1.56 GHz version ONLY)
Introducing L2 Cache Bandwidth Boost (from max 310MHz to 360MHz)
Introducing SmartAssV2 Official Version directly from Erasmux`s Commits (Major props to Erasmux)

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KERNEL – @faux123 G2x CM7 2.6.32.45 v0.4.1 for LG G2x/ T-Mobile LG G2x

faux123 has released an update to G2x CM7 2.6.32.45 v0.4.1. The latest version is now 0.4.1.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- LG G2x: T-Mobile LG G2x

Version 0.3.8 (Short Term Release)

The File ==> DS OC/UV Kernel Version 0.3.8 With EXT4 <== br=””>The File ==> CM OC/UV Kernel Version 0.3.8 With EXT4 <== br=””>The File ==> DS SV Kernel Version 0.3.8 With EXT4 <== br=””>The File ==> CM SV Kernel Version 0.3.8 With EXT4 <== br=””>
tegra_gps: Hold wakelock while GPS is in use 
Cleaned up OC minor coding error
Updated Bluetooth Sleep driver from V21e (Better Power Savings)
Added Compressed RAM Swap Memory from LGE V21e (More available RAM)
Updated WL driver to use thread based control from LGE V21e (Better way of Control)
Updated Gyro Accel, Compass and TS0710MUX (used for GSM) drivers from LGE V21e (Faster Transfer and better sensor readings)
Added Memory Carveout Killer to reclaim unused memory from LGE V21e (More available RAM)

Version 0.4.1 (Current)

Fixed oops that was 0.4.0 (Blame midnight hax and lack of caffeine)
Patched kernel to 2.6.32.45
Updated Battery Charger driver from LGE V21e 
Updated rindrv for better TCP throughput from LGE V21e 
Updated Mic Bias for headset from LGE V21e 
Updated Headset and Amp initialization order per LGE V21e 
star_bl: Lower ALC voltage values 
p99x: Board file updates from v21e 
star: Fix headset detection on resume 
star_powerkey: Fix missed events while on LP1 
star_proximity: Move event generation to workqueue 
nvodm_touch_synaptics: Adjust coordinate limits 
star_proximity: Fix pin assignment on p999 
Updated CM7 battery charger driver

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KERNEL – @faux123 Stock FR,GB/CM7 2.6.32.xx Unified v0.1.7 for Motorola Atrix 4G

faux123 has released an update to Stock FR,GB/CM7 2.6.32.xx Unified v0.1.7. The latest version is now 0.1.7.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- Motorola Atrix 4G

Version 0.1.7 (Short Term Release, GB/CM7)

Fixed minor code error in overclocking

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Android Central Podcast Episode 56

Short Description: 
<p>Phil, Jerry and Cory tackle all the Gingerbread leaks, the lack of Froyo on the Fascinate, and whether you really should be thinking about rooting your phone. Listen in!</p>

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Thing 1: Gingerbread’s a-comin’!

Thing 2: The HTC Sensation and Sense 3.0

Thing 3: Maybe you shouldn’t be rooting your phone

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Android Central Podcast Episode 54

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Phil and Jerry get a little ranty as we discuss the possibility of Honeycomb not being open-sourced. Plus, Amazon's recent awesomeness, and another CTIA wrapup. Listen in!

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Thing 1 – Google, openness and privacy

Thing 2 – Android in-app billing

Thing 3 – Android Cloud Music

CTIA wrapup

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CTIA Wireless 2011 Podcast Special

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Phil, Dieter and Kevin wrap up all the news from CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando. (Hint: There's a TON of Android news, including the Sprint HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G, plus the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and others!)

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More news than we can shake a stick at. Listen in!

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HTC Employees Discuss Thunderbolt In Short Promo Video

tbolt_vidFrom what we’ve seen around the AP offices, the Thunderbolt is the most highly-anticipated Android phone in some time. It’s no surprise, either: between HTC’s respectable name, tested-and-true hardware, and LTE, all accounts describe it as a fantastic piece of kit. HTC has released a short promo video featuring some of the key employees behind development of the device, and it’s actually a surprisingly well-shot, well-cut, interesting view – definitely worth the few minutes it takes to watch it.

Our man Jaro has just received our Thunderbolt review unit, so expect our full (and likely exhaustive) review…

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[Update] Sprint Waives Calls and Texts – T-Mobile Only Waiving SMS Short Code Fees

Sprint and T-Mobile announced that they will be waiving SMS short code fees for donations made to Japan, the fees they are referring to  are the charges you get from making SMS donations through organizations and charities.

Sprint started this deal March 11 and T-Mobile confirmed they were on board today. T-Mobile also said “We continue to evaluate the needs of our customers. Our thoughts and condolences go out to those affected by the earthquake and to all of our customers who have friends and loved ones in Japan.”.

While these offerings aren’t on the same scale as what’s being offered by their two competitors, every little bit helps. Could this be some sort of confirmation that Sprint and T-Mobile are working together?

Update:

Sprint will also be waiving fees for calls and texts made to numbers in Japan. They will be offering this service until April 10th.

Source: Phone Scoop (Sprint)

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HTC ThunderBolt Long Boot instead of Short Boot?

Let’s be clear before a fire is started – the amount of time you’re going to sit and wait for the HTC ThunderBolt to boot up is not any different from any other modern phone you’ve got in your hand right this moment. Have you heard of the Fast Boot the ThunderBolt is capable of? That exists, but it’s not the only way the phone starts, it’s just an option. One of the reasons this Fast Boot doesn’t just work every time so that if you’ve got apps that might not boot up or load up properly with the Fast Boot, you’ve got the option to boot up in regular mode.

The Fast Boot is meant to boot up the phone in under 10 second. Indeed it does go extremely fast in Fast Boot, and with it comes a sweet dash of lightening and sound clip that makes you freak out with glorious anticipation. When the phone is not in Fast Boot mode, the phone takes approximately a minute and 22 seconds. So that’s pretty much utterly different from 10 seconds. So probably the fast boot is for people who aren’t that into experimenting with apps.

Or of COURSE we can expect such a functionality to be retrofitted to all sorts of different devices once the hackers get at it, right? I would hope so. Though with advanced hardware comes the advanced features, right? Yes. But expect such speeds in the future, ladies and gentlemen. A 10 second startup should soon be the average, and that’s exciting!

We’ll be continuing our coverage of the ThunderBolt today and we’ll be getting our very own unit in the mail tomorrow — feel free to send us any questions you might have about it and we’ll try our best to answer it tomorrow!

[via SlashGear]

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[Update] Sprint Waives Calls and Texts – T-Mobile Only Waiving SMS Short Code Fees

Sprint and T-Mobile announced that they will be waiving SMS short code fees for donations made to Japan, the fees they are referring to  are the charges you get from making SMS donations through organizations and charities.

Sprint started this deal March 11 and T-Mobile confirmed they were on board today. T-Mobile also said “We continue to evaluate the needs of our customers. Our thoughts and condolences go out to those affected by the earthquake and to all of our customers who have friends and loved ones in Japan.”.

While these offerings aren’t on the same scale as what’s being offered by their two competitors, every little bit helps. Could this be some sort of confirmation that Sprint and T-Mobile are working together?

Update:

Sprint will also be waiving fees for calls and texts made to numbers in Japan. They will be offering this service until April 10th.

Source: Phone Scoop (Sprint)

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Android Central Podcast Episode 53

Short Description: 
This week: More on Honeycomb and the Motorola Xoom, the recent spate of malware, AT&T's fake 4G, and where the heck is the HTC ThunderBolt. Listen in!

Podcast MP3 URL: 
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Three things (or maybe 4 things)

Thing 1: Malware, trojans and viruses, oh, my!

Thing 2: AT&T’s fake 4G

Thing 3: Where, oh where, has my ThunderBolt gone?

Android Central Podcast Episode 53 posted originally by Android Central

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Android Central Podcast Episode 52

Short Description: 
Phil and Cory are joined by special guest Rene Ritchie of TiPb.com to talk tablets, including the Motorola Xoom, Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the new iPad 2. It's an all-tablet podcast!

Podcast MP3 URL: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/androidcentral/acpc52.mp3

Tablets, tablets, tablets

Tablet software

Android Central Podcast Episode 52 posted originally by Android Central

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Android Market Coming to Google TV in “Very Short Term”

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While news that Google TV didn’t make a big splash with attendees at the Game Developers Conference caused a single tear to roll down my cheek, the words of Google TV product manager at Logitech Ashish Arora wiped it right off. According to Arora, the Android Market will be coming to Google TV very soon.

Responding to a question at OTTCon on Tuesday, Arora said in regards to the Android Market on Google TV, “It will happen shortly. It’s a given that it will happen this year, 100 percent. We’re talking about a very short term.”

That, ladies and gents, is music to my ears. It would be easy to rehash the various struggles Google TV has faced in gaining some ground in the living room, but I still believe if manufacturers and Google can stick behind the platform just a bit longer it will catch on. After all, didn’t it take Android on smartphone a year or two before it really got rolling?

[via GearLive]



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Android Market Coming to Google TV in “Very Short Term”

This image has no alt text

While news that Google TV didn’t make a big splash with attendees at the Game Developers Conference caused a single tear to roll down my cheek, the words of Google TV product manager at Logitech Ashish Arora wiped it right off. According to Arora, the Android Market will be coming to Google TV very soon.

Responding to a question at OTTCon on Tuesday, Arora said in regards to the Android Market on Google TV, “It will happen shortly. It’s a given that it will happen this year, 100 percent. We’re talking about a very short term.”

That, ladies and gents, is music to my ears. It would be easy to rehash the various struggles Google TV has faced in gaining some ground in the living room, but I still believe if manufacturers and Google can stick behind the platform just a bit longer it will catch on. After all, didn’t it take Android on smartphone a year or two before it really got rolling?

[via GearLive]



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