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Nov 01, 2011 - 9:47 AM - by dgstorm

RUBIX IS BACK! You Remember this Rom from its Glory days on the DroidX! It was sporting Blurry and Focused versions back then. Well its back, but this time its sexier than ever! Developer "Drod2169" has really outdone him self. This Initial "Teaser" Release is mostly blur but already has lots of mods that increase speed, stability, and battery life! According to Drod this rom has still got a ways to go, so I can only imagine how AWESOME the final release will be!

This Rom is based off the .890 deodexed build, and includes custom build.prop edits for performance and battery life. It includes a Custom Rubix boot animation, 1% battery increments, Notification widgets, market apps removed, and app widget picker +more!

There is still lots more to come from Drod2169 with the Rubix series on D3 so get on board this train now! I only hope this gets ported to the Bionic as well

By DroidModderX

Grab the Rom and Discuss here
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Nov 01, 2011 - 5:08 AM - by WenWM

Giveaways are always a fun thing to do, and always a good break from the normal news routine. Hopefully you got a chance to enter and win a copy of Mybackup Pro, otherwise, we are sure to do another giveaway of this and many other applications here every week, so keep looking out for that.

Here are the winners of the free copy (Winners PM me for directions);

Quote Originally Posted by REMilk View Post
My Droid 3 has replaced several items that I use to carry as a road warrior. In addition to the telephony capabiities, my Droid is a:
  • GPS
  • Music Player
  • eBook Reader
  • Gaming device

In addition, while actually traveling, I no longer need to fire up the laptop to:
  • Handle corporate email and calendar
  • Handle multiple personal email accounts
  • Keep in touch via Social Media(Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus)
  • Read/edit MS Office products
  • Give PowerPoint Presentations

To support these processes if I had a copy of My Backup Pro,I would be assured everything was safely backed up.

Quote Originally Posted by Nyteravyn View Post
well I'd like to say that my droid bionic is so awesome that it has replaced my wife but that would just be wrong, lol..
I can say however, there are times my wife would have you believe otherwise... ;-)
Hmmm, my wife's singing? slacker radio + 1 !
wife cooking? pizza hut app + 1, lol...
my wife telling me where to go? navigation + 1!
suffering through the holidays with my wife's nagging mother? A NETFLIX
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Oct 31, 2011 - 7:39 PM - by WenWM

It seems being quietly brilliant also means making a lot of incredible phones, because that's the only thing that can explain the latest headline. According to a newly released reports, HTC has now taken the top spot, passing Samsung and even Apple, as the number one smartphone manufacturer in the US of A. The company has been putting out hit phones, and has finally reached a remarkable achievement. This report was done by Canalys, who released it on Monday saying HTC shipped 5.7 million own-brand smartphones and another 700,000 T-Mobile-branded handsets in the U.S. last quarter to take the top spot with 6.4 million total devices shipped. Samsung, who was previously top, shipped only 4.9 million smartphones in the U.S. last quarter according to Canalys, and Apple didn't fall too far behind with 4.6 million iPhones shipped.

This is great news for the company that made the first 3G phone, first Android phone, first WiMax phone, first big screen phone, and more recently, first LTE phone.

Via: BGR
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Oct 31, 2011 - 4:47 PM - by wicked

Thanks to Droid-Life, we now have a confirmed date of Nov. 10th for the launch of the DROID RAZR. The RAZR will be $299 on new 2-year contract or $649 at full retail. It packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3″ Super AMOLED Advanced display, is the thinnest smartphone around at 7.1mm, and 4G LTE speeds on the Verizon network.

Be sure to visit our sister site dedicated to the Motorola Droid RAZR at http://www.razrforums.com

ource: Droid-Life
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Oct 31, 2011 - 2:36 PM - by wicked

This Halloween, GetJar is giving away some premium apps and games for FREE! The list of games and apps is quite long and the overall selection is pretty solid.

Here's some of the apps and games available:

  • Tweetcaster Pro for twitter
  • Agenda Widget Plus
  • Image Shrink
  • GRave Defense HD
  • Wisp
  • Lots of games from Glu Mobile like Glyder 2
  • Mortal Skies
  • Muffin Knight
  • They Need to be Fed
  • Saving Private Sheep
  • Age of Zombies

GetJar via DroidGamers
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Oct 31, 2011 - 12:42 PM - by dgstorm

Asus recently confirmed that the new Transformer Prime will eventually receive Android 4.0/ Ice Cream Sandwich, although on initial launch it will come with Honeycomb. They didn't give any kind of time-frame, not even a guesstimate, but they also confirmed that their other Android devices, including the OG Transformer, would eventually be receiving the update as well.

Source: TransformerForums via Engadget
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Oct 31, 2011 - 11:35 AM - by dgstorm

For fans of the amazing Cyanogenmod 7.1, the Nightlies for several new devices are available now. It's amazing how quickly this team cranks out the Gingerbread goodness for all the devices out there. Here's a breakdown of the newest additions with their codename mappings:
  • AT&T Galaxy S II - galaxys2att
  • Atrix 4G - olympus
  • Optimus Black - p970
  • Xperia X10i - es209ra
  • Xperia X8 - shakira
  • Xperia Play - zeus
  • Xperia Ray - urushi
  • Xperia Mini Pro - mango
  • Xperia Mini - smultron
  • Xperia Active - satsuma
  • Xperia X10 Mini Pro - mimmi
  • Xperia X10 Mini - robyn
  • Xperia Neo - hallon
  • Xperia Arc/X12 - anzu

Thanks to the folks over at AndroidPolice for bringing this to our attention! Here's the Cyanogenmod link for downloads: download.cyanogenmod.com

Source: AndroidPolice
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Oct 31, 2011 - 11:19 AM - by dgstorm

It looks as if HTC had a really good quarter. They just had their recent financials earnings call for Q3, and although their Sensation didn't do quite as well as they had hoped, everything else across the board is doing very well for them. Their profit grew 68% on 13.2 million handsets shipped, which was up by 93% from the same quarter last year. HTC has had six consecutive quarters of revenue growth, with this one being no exception; their revenue grew 79% year-over-year for a total of NT$135.82 billion, and their profit grew to NT$18.68 billion, or NT$22.07 per share.

HTC CEO Peter Chou said, “We aim to lead the way as the smartphone market continues to expand and change rapidly. We pride ourselves on anticipating market and consumer needs and addressing them before they are realized. We are growing rapidly and responsibly around the globe and continue to expand our leadership in new areas, such as LTE.” With the world is in financial turmoil right now, it's nice to see this kind of good news from a company, . Here's their full press release,


Taoyuan, Taiwan, R.O.C. October 31, 2011 – HTC Corporation (“HTC”, or the “Company”, TWSE: 2498), a global leader in smartphone innovation and design, today announced consolidated results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the third quarter of 2011.

3Q Highlights

After-tax profit was NT$18.68bn, up 68% year-on-year; EPS was NT$22.07
Total revenues grew for the sixth consecutive quarter since 1Q 2010 and reached NT$135.82bn, up 79% year-on-year
Handset shipments totalled 13.2mn units, up 93% year-on-year
ASP was US$344, up 0.6% year-on-year
Gross profit margin and operating margin were both in line with original guidance at 28.0% and 14.9%, respectively

3Q 2011 Results

HTC’s diverse product offerings, expanded distribution network and growing global brand recognition, have helped the Company deliver a record-high quarterly revenue of NT$135.82bn in the third quarter of 2011, resulting in after-tax earnings of NT$18.68bn and EPS of NT$22.07.

HTC sold 13.2 million smartphones in 3Q 2011: 93% more than the same period last year, and 9% more than the second quarter of this year.

New products launched during 3Q addressed a wide variety of customers and market segments. Co- branded with Beats, HTC Sensation XE and HTC Sensation XL offer a studio-quality experience to consumers. HTC Rhyme bundled a new HTC
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Oct 31, 2011 - 11:01 AM - by dgstorm

Although recently HTC confirmed during their financial results call that it will launch two new smartphones in November, they were tight-lipped about which ones. However, industry insiders are speculating with good reason that one of them will be the Rezound, designed to compete with the new Motorola Droid RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The other is likely to be the Radar 4G.

The press event is scheduled for November 3 in New York and is covered with Beats by Dre branding. This is obviously more evidence that they will announce the Rezound at this event. The HTC Radar 4G is scheduled to go on sale on T-Mobile USA on November 2, so it is possibly the other phone announced.

On a side-note, HTC also commented that the Sensation didn't sell as well as they expected it to, and that they do not intend to release phones in the $100 or below segment in the future.

Source: Android.net via SlashGear
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Oct 31, 2011 - 9:59 AM - by dgstorm

Motorola Mobility is cutting 800 jobs in order to make the company leaner and more efficient for the upcoming acquisition by Google, according to Bloomberg. This job-cutting will initially cost the company $27 million in severance and $4 million for facility closures, but is necessary in the long run to reign in future costs and maximize efficiency for the company.

Interestingly, Jennifer Weyrauch-Erickson, a spokeswoman for Motorola Mobility, indicated that the efforts are unrelated to the proposed acquisition. She also said, “Motorola Mobility continues to focus on improving its financial performance by taking actions to manage the company’s costs.”

Motorola posted increased sales and beat analysts predictions last quarter, but has still hemorrhaged $32 Million dollars, which was an improvement from the previous quarter. As reported previously, Google is buying Motorola in order to gain access to their technology patents, so that they can better defend Android manufacturers against patent infringement lawsuits. The Motorola shareholders board will have a final vote on the acquisition on November 17th of this year.

Source: Bloomberg/Businessweek
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Oct 31, 2011 - 9:35 AM - by dgstorm

Finally The Eagle will soar on your Droid X2 device with Liberty 3! This rom has been tested in the irc realm now for a few weeks and the first release candidate by Kejar31 is finally ready for the public. This is the complete base of the Liberty rom. The dialer, contacts, and task manager have a GB theme, but those are the only themed elements for now. Team Liberty is feverishly working on the themes and mods that you have come to know from Liberty Rom. Those will come in updated releases.

This Rom is an AOSP style rom and bloat and blur have been removed. The only blur elements left in this release candidate are the dialer, contacts, and camera. Some goodies are included here such as AOSP apps built from source, appwidgetpicker, blocked ads, 1% battery increments, Reboot options from power menu (Reboot, Recovery, and Screenshots) Dsp Manager, and a Custom LauncherPro2.

This is only the beginning of Liberty 3 for the DX2; you can expect all kinds of cool stuff from Team Liberty in the near future for this rom like Liberty toolbox and Liberty settings (for themeing and modding on the fly!)

Check out the Liberty Goodness now and Discuss!
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Oct 31, 2011 - 9:30 AM - by dgstorm

Here's an intriguing looking city explorer map app for Verizon users with tablets. It's called UpNext HD Verizon Edition for Tablets. Of course, GoogleMaps is the typical "go to" app for most users, but this app actually adds some useful features that you can't find on GoogleMaps, including a feature that helps you discover good deals from local retailers and restaurants. It could be pretty useful to assist business travelers and vacationers to explore a city more strategically. Here's the full press release,

Verizon Wireless just introduced UpNext™ HD Maps – Verizon Edition, a free, application now available for select Android tablets.

UpNext HD Maps offers a dynamic mapping and navigation experience for Verizon Wireless customers providing interactive, 3D views and detail on roads, road signs, buildings in dozens of cities across the United States.

Combining UpNext HD Maps and the tablet’s screen size and display, business travelers and consumers can easily search for things to do all day long, from recreation and dining choices and nightlife options. The UpNext app also allows you to discover deals from local retailers and restaurants, and to read reviews from sites including Yelp. UpNext HD Maps keeps the business traveler on schedule with Building Directory which shows a list of the businesses located in a building.

Customers who want to use VZNavigator for spoken, turn-by-turn directions to chosen destinations can send place information directly from UpNext HD Maps to find their way around town quickly. (A VZNavigator subscription is required for this to work.)

UpNext HD Maps – Verizon Edition can be downloaded from the Android Market https://market.android.com/details?i...upnext.verizon. Information on VZ Navigator is at www.verizonwireless.com/vznavigator.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit Cell Phones - Smartphones:
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Oct 31, 2011 - 5:56 AM - by Shadez
The Google Doodlers were hard at work this weekend for their first halloween carving event, check out the video to see the results!

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Oct 30, 2011 - 7:44 PM - by WenWM

The Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus has not been put on display yet, but this press shot looks pretty legit. According to the people that found this, the picture above is a picture of Verizon's future pure Android phone. This picture isn't too surprising considering Google has always kept their phones brand free.

Via: Androidcentral
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Oct 30, 2011 - 6:41 PM - by Arkbird

Well it looks like Verizon may have let the Rezound slip a little early. Apparently the ad pictured above is showing up in some Verizon stores, confirming the look, and name of the HTC Rezound. It has Beats by Dr Dre and is endorsed by Joe Jonas as was previously leaked before. My guess is this device is coming real soon but the folks over Droid Life believe Verizon will slip this device in on November 14th between the RAZR's release of November 10th and the supposed Galaxy release date of November 17th. It looks like this is the season for superphones from Verizon!

Via Droid Life
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