Motorola updating Wi-Fi XOOM to Android 3.2

By on July 12, 2011 at 10:21 PM.

Motorola updating Wi-Fi XOOM to Android 3.2

Motorola began issuing the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) update to Wi-Fi XOOM owners on Tuesday. The patch reportedly adds support for the tablet’s SD card slot and also features a new screen zooming feature that will allow users to resize mobile applications so that they fit the screen appropriately. Android 3.2 will also add support for smaller tablets with 7-inch screens, many of which currently run older versions of Android such as Gingerbread. Google also announced that it is releasing parts of the Android 3.2 source code to the Android Open Source Project. More →

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Sprint pulls Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.2 (Froyo) update; data connectivity, SD card issues reported

By on February 24, 2011 at 1:26 PM.

Sprint pulls Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.2 (Froyo) update; data connectivity, SD card issues reported

Not a ton of good news this week for Samsung handset owners awaiting software updates. Just three days after a highly-anticipated, Android 2.2 update began flowing to Epic 4G handsets, the code has pulled from update servers. Citing increased support calls, Sprint is looking to find the root cause of several, pesky problems.

“The issues being reported are related to data connectivity following the upgrade and SD card issues when attempting to access photos, music, etc,” reads a moderator forum post. “If you are experiencing these issues, a hard reset has been reported to resolve the problems.”

Hard reset?! Ouch. No word on who/what is at fault or when the update might be ready to download again. More →

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128GB SDXC cards coming this Spring

By on January 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM.

128GB SDXC cards coming this Spring

Lexar announced earlier today that the company will be bringing a whopping 128GB capacity SD card to market. This doubles the largest SDXC card that’s currently available. Fitting 128GB in the teeny teensy size of an SD card isn’t easy, and it won’t come cheap either — we’re talking about a $700 price point for the card. If you’re not in desperate need of 128GB of storage for your digital SLR, however, and can do with 64GB, you’ll be pleased as punch to know that the price is much more reasonable at $399. Both cards will be available starting this Spring. Press release after the jump. More →

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MacBook Air refresh to tout 8-10 hour battery, cost only $999?

By on October 18, 2010 at 2:29 PM.

MacBook Air refresh to tout 8-10 hour battery, cost only $999?

A refresh of the now aged MacBook Air line is almost a foregone conclusion at this point, with Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event scheduled to take place later this week. Now, more purported specs are making the rounds by way of Cult of Mac, and they definitely look appealing.  According to the blog’s sources, here are some highlights from the new Air models:

  • 11.6-inch model starting at $999, 13.3-inch model starting as low as $1,100
  • 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz processor options
  • 8-10 hours of battery life (vs. a “claimed” 5 hours in the current model)
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
  • Upgradeable RAM (2 GB base) and SSD options
  • New thinner case design
  • An SD card slot, two USB ports, standard MagSafe port and Mini DisplayPort

Apple fans have been waiting for what seems like an eternity to see a true MacBook Air refresh and if these specs make their way from rumor to reality, the wait might just be worth it. Especially at those price points. More →

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Android 2.2 for Motorola DROID X leaked

By on August 20, 2010 at 1:14 PM.

Android 2.2 for Motorola DROID X leaked

If you’re a Motorola DROID X owner with a hankering for tinkering, today is a good day for you. The DROID World forums have a leaked build of Android 2.2 ready to go for your beloved DX. The leaked OTA upgrade is in zip format, meaning all you have to do is drop it on your micro-SD card slot (you do have to completely erase your device) and run the update. We’ve put it on one of our DROID Xs and we have to say… so far we’re impressed! The phone seems a bit snappier, there are some nice visual tweaks, and we’re enjoying Google Voice Actions on the 4.3-inch screen. Given the polish on this leak, we’re thinking Froyo for the DROID X has to be right around the corner. Hit the jump to see a quick little video we put together of the new goodies. More →

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