HTC Rhyme hands-on

By on September 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM.

HTC Rhyme hands-on

We just spent some quick time with the HTC Rhyme here at HTC’s event in New York City. The device is sleek, reasonably thin, and feels good in your hand. It’s soft-touch coated and obviously is geared towards more of the female audience with the fashion-focus and color, though the phone itself doesn’t alienate anyone. Specifications are on-point with a mid-range smartphone, and the docking station and other accessories round out a decent package. We’ll have to see how interested consumers are at a $199.99 with a two-year agreement, however, especially with much more capable handsets available and coming soon. Check out the hands-on photos in our HTC Rhyme gallery, alright?

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Android 2.3.4 trickling out to Nexus One owners

By on May 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM.

Android 2.3.4 trickling out to Nexus One owners

It looks like Nexus One owners have started to receive Google’s latest Android update, version 2.3.4. The software bump brings Gtalk voice and video-chat capabilities to the Nexus One’s younger cousin, the Nexus S, but will not — unfortunately — be bringing any of those features to the original Nexus. It looks like owners of the search giant’s original “pure Google” handset will have to be content with smaller bug fixes and tweaks. The manual download link for the latest iteration of Gingerbread is after the break. More →

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Android 2.3.4 available to Nexus S owners via manual download

By on April 29, 2011 at 7:41 AM.

Android 2.3.4 available to Nexus S owners via manual download

Did you really think the kiddies over at XDA were going to wait “a few weeks” to get their mitts on Android 2.3.4? Of course not. A sleuthy forum member has uncovered the manual download link for Google’s latest iteration of Gingerbread. The file will update a stock Nexus S, running Android 2.3.3, to the most recent code — for those of you fluent in Android flashing, the package will update devices running build number GRI40 to GRJ22. Sorry Nexus One faithful, nothing for you… yet. If you’re a Nexus S owner looking to get your video-chat on, hit the jump for the download link and enjoy. More →

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Android 2.3.4 rolling out in 'next few weeks', bringing video chat to Nexus S [video]

By on April 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM.

Android 2.3.4 rolling out in 'next few weeks', bringing video chat to Nexus S [video]

Moments ago, Google announced it will begin pushing out Android 2.3.4 in the “next few weeks.” The company notes that the software will contain bug fixes for the Nexus One and, more excitingly, video chat capabilities for the Nexus S. “You can now video or voice chat with your friends, family and colleagues right from your Android phone, whether they’re on their compatible Android tablet or phone, or using Gmail with Google Talk on their computer,” reads the press release. “You can make calls over a 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi.” A video demo of the new video chat feature is waiting for you after the break. Enjoy! More →

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Video chat may be coming to Android 2.3.4

By on April 26, 2011 at 2:28 PM.

Video chat may be coming to Android 2.3.4

A carefully crafted tweet has sparked rumors of a native video-chat feature coming to Android 2.3.4 in the near future. “Just had a video call using gmail on Nexus S. Impressive quality @googlenexus Gingerbread 2.3.4 #io2011,” reads the post in question. The implication is — obviously — that Google will migrate its Gmail, browser-based video chat service to Android and unveil the new offering at this year’s Google I/O conference, which is set to kick off May 10th in San Francisco. We can’t say we’d be surprised to see it… but we’re still pretty excited. More →

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