Nov 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM - by dgstorm
It really looks like the Amazon Kindle Fire is poised to be a massive success. Apparently, Amazon had to increase their orders from its manufacturing partners because of higher than expected demand. Supposedly, there are now more than 5 Million of the little Android tablets on order now. Last quarter, they had already increased their orders, but had to do so again this quarter before the launch of the device, on November 15th, just in time for this holiday season.
Source: Kindle-FireForum via BGR
Nov 11, 2011 - 10:58 AM - by dgstorm
Just as we shared previously, Adobe is no longer going to be developing Flash player for mobile devices anymore. Today, they released the final official version, 220.127.116.11, for Android. From now on, the most we will see is an occasional bug fix mini-update. This new version brings the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements. It also will fix an issue with video playback for the Samsung Galaxy S II, and it enables 1080p video for future Nvidia Tegra 3 devices.
Nov 11, 2011 - 10:50 AM - by dgstorm
Recently the theme of our Videos has been ICS. We have shown you how to install the ICS boot animation, the ICS fonts, the ICS lockscreen, and, thanks to Dev "DaveKover," today we bring you the ICS Theme! This thing includes a themed app hotseat, themed icons, themed Google search, and all the ICS wallpapers in an ICS wallpaper app. It is simple to install and doesn't require you to be rooted or for your framework to be modified in any way! All that is required is GoLauncerEx (free) or ADWEx ($2.99)
Download Link to the Theme and Discussion here!
Nov 11, 2011 - 10:30 AM - by dgstorm
There is a new player in the Android smartphone world, and it is called the "Kinzo" from Verzo. The phone just went on sale today for $459.99 without a contract. The manufacturer is trying to differentiate itself by offering the phone with free shipping and a large list of accessories (a leather case, quality headphones, a car charger and a car holder) included in that price, which is a decent value. However, when you take a look at the specs of the device, it becomes rather mediocre. The aesthetics of the phone are attractive, but it looks like they focused on style vs. substance. Here's a breakdown:
- 4.3-inch WVGA glass-capacitive TFT display
- 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 processor
- 512MB of RAM
- Five megapixel AF camera (with LED flash)
- VGA front-facing camera
- Tri-band UMTS support (AT&T-compatible) & quad-band GSM support (for other carriers)
- WiFi b/g & Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- 1590mAh battery
- A microSD slot (supports 8GB)
Perhaps this phone might have been a great value at the beginning of the year, but it seems a little lackluster now. I suppose if you look at it from the network unlocked perspective with a ton of accessories angle it looks more decent... What are your thoughts?
Source: Android.net via Verzo Releases Kinzo Android Phone - Full Press Release and Verzo
Nov 11, 2011 - 10:00 AM - by dgstorm
Apparently Verizon had the same idea that Motorola had with the new Droid RAZR. They are having a Twitter contest to win one also, and are calling it the "One Wish Sweepstakes on Twitter." Here's a brief snipped,
From what I could tell, there will be 5 winners for this contest. Keep in mind that this contest looked even more complicated (or at least the instructions were very long), so head over to the source link to figure out all the details.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes entrants must do the following:
Follow & Answer Tweet - To participate entrants must follow @verizonwireless on Twitter and respond to our prompt by responding to @VERIZONWIRELESS using #DROIDRAZR. A response must be provided for one of the following Tweets:
Wish you could win #DroidRazr? Reply to this tweet with your 11.11.11 wish for a chance to win one.
If your 11.11.11 wish is for #DroidRazr, this could be yours! Reply w/ your wish for a chance to win one.
Your 11.11.11 wish could be granted. Reply to this tweet for a chance to win #DroidRazr!
To be eligible, the Tweet must be public and the entrant must be following @verizonwireless (to enable direct message winner notification). More than one "answer Tweet" entry per @verizonwireless Tweet is permissible.
Source: Win a Droid RAZR - Verizon Twitter Contest
Nov 11, 2011 - 9:31 AM - by dgstorm
It looks like Motorola is having a pretty cool Twitter contest to win a Droid RAZR. It's called, “Tweet a reason why you want a DROID RAZR by Motorola.” That also seems to be the primary way to enter the contest. Here is a quote from the contest description:
Be sure to go to the source link below to check eligibility and get all of the details if you want to enter.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, become a follower of @Motorola on Twitter where Sponsor will submit the following request in the form of a tweet, “Tweet a reason why you want a DROID RAZR by Motorola.” Then, you may respond to the request from @motorola by including the hashtag #RAZR1111 with your response to the request to receive one (1) entry. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/11/11 to be eligible. If you choose to tweet using your mobile phone, standard text messaging and data fees for text messages sent and received may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants must follow @motorola in order to be considered. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Twitter username for the duration of the Promotion Period. Multiple entries received from any person or Twitter handle in excess of the stated limitation will be void. A Twitter account is required to enter and may be opened for free at Twitter
. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Promotion.
WINNER DETERMINATION: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about 11/14/11 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Source: Motorola - Twitter Contest Rules
Nov 11, 2011 - 8:57 AM - by dgstorm
The Droid RAZR will be available for purchase today at 11:11am. Of course, we have shared that story with you twice already. Still, the official launch from Verizon is here, and we should at least post it. The link that goes with the picture above is for you to get it through Verizon. Of course, previously we let you know that your best deal to get the phone is over at Amazon. They have it for $111.11 on a new contract, or $249.99 on a renewal contract, which is much cheaper than VZW.
Update: Here's a second cool promo video for the RAZR below, although I like the one that Wicked found more:
Source: Verizon Wireless
Well we all know how kids like to play with 'our' toys, Toys R Us is releasing the Android Nabi Tablet made just for the youngins.
Designed to distract kids aged six years and up, this tot-sized Android slate boasts a seven-inch, 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen display, 4GB of onboard storage, and a 533MHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU. Now of course these aren't the best specs for a tablet, but sufficient enough to keep the kids occupied long enough for those Holiday road trips and the after Thanksgiving dinner.
The tablet is described as 'kiddified', allowing them to watch tv, play games and perform other pre-approved actions on it. It also has a 'Mommy Mode' which takes the tablet up a step, allowing for more mature content and Toys R Us is planning to release an upgrade called 'Daddy Mode' and I'm not even going to render a guess of what that may include..
But either way, it definitely would make a nice gift for any kid this holiday season. Parents can pre-order it for $200 at the link below.
Source: Nabi Tablet - Nabi - Toys "R" Us
Nov 11, 2011 - 2:23 AM - by Shadez
With an unremovable battery, Motorola released a video showing you how to get the most out of your RAZR with "Smart Actions". Many of these features already exist and I think Motorola is just re-emphasizing that capability and introducing the new app for the release of the RAZR.
Nov 11, 2011 - 12:46 AM - by wicked
If you've been on the fence about getting the new Motorola Droid RAZR or waiting for a better deal than what Verizon have it up for then todays your lucky day.
Amazon stepped up to the plate and is offering the RAZR today for only $111.11. That's over $200 in savings! We're not quite sure on how long this deal will last so you better act fast!
Droid RAZR specs:
- 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP rear shooter, front facing camera
- 16GB built-in storage, 16GB microSD card
- Android 2.3.5
- 7.1mm thin, 127 grams
- 1800mAh battery
- Made with Kevlar fiber
- Gorilla Glass
- Motorola Splash Guard
- Webtop cabpable
- 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
Source: RAZR Forums
Thanks to JustisLewis!
To Our Nation's strongest Thank You and Happy Veterans Day
Nov 10, 2011 - 11:45 AM - by dgstorm
We never like to stray too close to politics here in the forums, because that's not what we are about, but this is important tech-related news that needed to be shared. Apparently, there was a very recently proposed bill (this week) that would have overturned the recently passed Net Neutrality law that facilitates the FCC's Open Internet rules. Luckily, the U.S. Senate just defeated this new bill, so the Net Neutrality law will still go into effect on November 20th as is.
According to the report, Verizon is likely to file a lawsuit to challenge the Net Neutrality law, but there are several companies that are supporters of the Open Internet initiative, including Google, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, and eBay, among others.
Thanks for the tip, ilikemoneygreen!
Nov 10, 2011 - 11:24 AM - by dgstorm
According to the progression that you can see in the pie charts above, mobile device gaming in the U.S. has been steadily growing and now rules the portable gaming market. Now, Android and iOS mobile gaming has finally unseated devices like the Nintendo DS, and the Sony PSP to become the top dog in mobile gaming, with 58%. In fact, iOS and Android generated $500 Million more revenue than DS and PSP titles this year.
There's some other interesting tidbits to go along with this. The mobile gaming market in general has grown at a fast pace. This year's total revenue was up to $3.3 Billion, and is a 25% increase from the same time in 2010. It'll be interesting to see how some of the new powerhouse Android tablets like the Transformer Prime help drive that growth further in 2012.
Source: Android.net via Engadget
Nov 10, 2011 - 10:39 AM - by dgstorm
A new report indicates that Amazon has acquired the voice recognition company, Yap. The industry speculation is that they bought Yap to have a Siri clone so they can compete, should Siri turn into a market leading function for smartphones of the future. Yap was founded by brothers Igor and Victor Jablokov, four years ago, with the intention "...to build technology that allowed people to interact with Web services using speech recognition." In 2007, the idea was a bit ahead of its time, because wireless services were not very fast, and very few people owned smartphones. Obviously, things have changed since then.
It'll be interesting to see if Amazon can pick up and run with Yap's ball to become competitive with Siri, and push the voice recognition technology even further. If you really think about it, Amazon's services would be another perfect match for voice-assisted search technology. You can almost see it... between Google storing and serving all global information, and Amazon doing the same for all global entertainment, one day we will have practically any question answered by simply asking it out loud. In our future we will no longer have to get information at the "touch of a button" because we won't even need the button.
Source: Kindle-FireForum via AllThingsD
Nov 10, 2011 - 10:15 AM - by dgstorm
DroidTh3ory and Dhacker29 are DEVELOPMENT MONSTERS!!!! They just keep pushing out update after update, consistently perfecting the Th3ory series on the BIONIC! Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, they release a whole new set of Roms! This time they have taken the Th3ory Rom and turned it on its head. Introducing the SHIFT3R Rom series featuring TPax (formerly Th3oryPax! - Seriously, this thing is moving so fast its hard to keep up!) The way SHIFT3R works is you install the base rom that includes all the framework and performance tweaks, then you install your choice of TPax over the Base Rom. There are several TPax to choose from. For now the list includes; BlurryZoom, BlurryIC3, BLURRYGB, D3BlurrICS, and D3Blurr GB. Each of the TPax comes with their own style of Themeing, and their own unique UI. Each TPax update only requires that you wipe cache and dalvik cache so you can easily switch between them without using all your data and having to reset the rom each time you switch.
This thing is built with the "CrackFlasher" in mind. I believe the #Th3oryTeam is really just a bunch of Crack Flashers at heart!
The Shift3R v2.3 base Rom is built off of 5.7.893 OTA build. The PowerBoost Script is fully integrated (for further modding including unthrottle). It includes SDcard read tweaks, Script manager, Advanced Power Menu (with reboot options), Scrollable toggles in pull down menu, full custom UI, Deodexed and Debloated for further performance enhancement, New GAPPS, all kinds of custom tweaks, custom Icons, theming, and more.
It also Includes the BionicBox for easy upgrades, and mod downloads. Th3oryRom Wallpaper app is included, Bootstrap Recovery is Included. This is one of my favorite roms to date, and is the Rom that i currently have installed on my Bionic! I cant wait to see what DroidTh3ory and the Th3ory rom team have in store for future updates. Oh, and i should say that this guy really deserves props. He devs this stuff from the cab of a truck while he works! That is pure dedication!
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