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Nexus One hacked to support 720p video recording

June 9th, 2010

The Nexus One’s inability to record videos in HD has always been a bit of annoyance, but thanks to a member of the xda-developers community, 720p video recording is now a go on the one true Google Phone. To get the mod to work you’ll need to be running Cyanogen’s CM5.0.8test3 and up. This means that …

T-Mobile rumored to launch Samsung Galaxy S on July 21st

June 8th, 2010

It’s been long established (albeit unofficially) that T-Mobile will launch the Samsung Galaxy S, but a timeframe for release has always eluded us. That is until one of TmoNews’ tipsters threw their hat into the ring. According to them, the big date for the launch of the most advanced T-Mobile, Android handset will be July …

MetroPCS' first Android smartphone looks to be from Motorola

June 7th, 2010

It looks like MetroPCS is getting ready to hop on the Android bandwagon, as AndroidGuys has scored images of what is purported to be the carriers first Android handset. Featuring a styling similar to but much nicer than T-Mobile’s CLIQ, the unnamed Motorola handset is said to have Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR, a sliding QWERTY …

Motorola announces the Milestone XT720 complete with 8MP camera

June 7th, 2010

South Korea won’t be the only nation to get its hands on the Milestone XT720, as Motorola has just announced that the camera-centric Android device is headed to Europe. Running Android 2.1 with the addition of MOTOBLUR, the XT720’s main selling point is its 8 megapixel camera (which can shoot 720p video at 24fps) coupled …

PSX emulator in the works for Android 2.x

June 5th, 2010

Mobile gaming fans who roll with Android, prepare yourselves — a PSX emulator for Android 2.x devices in the works. A joint collaboration between emulation gods ZodTTD and yongzh, the emulator is currently said to run faster than ZodTTD’s PSX port for the iPhone 3GS while possessing a UI with an Android look and the …

Hackers urge all EVO 4G owners to root device citing security flaws

June 3rd, 2010

Remember how jubilant we all were the first time the EVO 4G was successfully rooted? Well we’re not smiling anymore. According to Matt Mastracci, one of the men responsible for the first successful root, customizations made to the UI at the request of Sprint have made the phone an easy target to a “whole suite of vulnerabilities” …

Root for the EVO 4G released

June 3rd, 2010

With one day to go before it hits stores shelves, the much talked about root for the HTC EVO 4G has been released to the public. All of the files needed to get the job done, along with a detailed tutorial, have been posted to the xda-developers forum, and by all accounts this works pretty …

BlackBerry Pearl 3G and Acer Liquid e on sale now from Rogers

June 2nd, 2010

It’s not surprising since we told you this would be the case, but today Canada’s Rogers Wireless today announced the immediate availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 3G and Acer Liquid e. While they’re both obviously quite different handsets in that the Liquid e runs Android 2.1 and that the Pearl 3G is, well, a BlackBerry, …

Motorola announces the FLIPOUT with Android 2.1 and enhanced MOTOBLUR

June 2nd, 2010

Here it is, folks. Motorola has gotten around to announcing the FLIPOUT, aka that strange and square Motorola smartphone. The big news here apart from its strange, swivel design and 67mm square body and Android 2.1, are the enhancements made to MOTOBLUR. In a nutshell, you’re going to be able to resize widgets, implement filters in …

Samsung to release the Galaxy S in 110 countries on the same day

June 1st, 2010

If a report by the Korea IT Times is to be believed, Samsung is preparing an extremely aggressive launch for its Galaxy S; one which would see the Android smartphone launch in 110 countries in a single day. There’s no definitive word on when the launch will occur, but the smart money is on it …