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Sprint confirms Froyo updates for Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab

March 22nd, 2011

Sprint on Monday confirmed that two of its popular Android devices, the Samsung Epic 4G and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, will receive software updates this week. BGR reported on Friday that the Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab would receive OTA software updates beginning on the 21st. Our report also stated that the Samsung Transform would …

LG Thrill 4G with 3D display, HTC HD7S Windows Phone headed to AT&T

March 21st, 2011

AT&T just announced that it is soon adding two new high-end smartphones to its portfolio: the LG Thrill 4G and the HTC HD7S. The Thrill 4G is the first smartphone to launch in the United States with a 4.3-inch stereoscope 3D display that doesn’t require special glasses to view. It has a beefy hardware spec …

Flash 10.2 beta released for Android

March 18th, 2011

Adobe Flash support was noticeably absent from the Motorola XOOM at launch, though it was because Adobe wanted to ship Flash 10.2 as opposed to 10.1, and that’s all finally in the past. Starting today, Adobe Flash 10.2 will be available in the Android market for most Android devices — Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. It …

Android 2.2 Froyo powers 61.3% of all Android devices

March 17th, 2011

According to new data released by Android Developers, Android 2.2 (Froyo) currently powers 61.3% of all Android devices that accessed the Android Market during the first two weeks of March. That figure is up just under 10% from January, when the group reported that Froyo powered 51.8% of all devices. Sadly, the stale, older operating systems …

45,000 tests prove Android surfs faster than the iPhone

March 17th, 2011

A recent study performed by Ottowa-based Blaze Software reveals that Android’s mobile Web browser is significantly faster than the mobile Safari browser found on Apple’s iPhone. Blaze performed 45,000 separate tests using 1,000 different websites along with its mobile measurement service, and found that Android was 52% faster on average. The firm utilized the latest …

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 hands-on

March 16th, 2011

We just returned from Samsung’s 2011 spring lineup press conference. During it, Samsung announced 4-inch and 5-inch models of its Galaxy Player personal media device. It’s not the first time we’ve heard of the Galaxy Player, we had some hands-on time during Mobile World Congress, but we finally have confirmation that the two models will land …

Samsung brings Galaxy Player to U.S.

March 16th, 2011

At the company’s 2011 product lineup event today, Samsung announced the U.S. availability of the 4-inch and 5-inch Galaxy Player. First spotted at Mobile World Congress last month, the two devices closely resemble the European Galaxy S smartphone currently in market. The duo will look to capture both the mind and market share of those consumers who …

Angry Birds Rio for Android to launch as Amazon exclusive

March 14th, 2011

Rovio, the developer behind the wildly successful Angry Birds franchise, announced on Monday that its forthcoming Android title Angry Birds Rio for Android will launch exclusively in the Amazon Appstore. Amazon announced in January that its app store, which will rival Google’s own Android Market on the Android platform, was open for developer submissions. The exclusive deal …

Sprint’s Kyocera Echo goes on sale April 17th for $199.99

March 14th, 2011

In a press release today, Sprint announced the availability of the Kyocera Echo — a dual-screen Android smartphone the company debuted last month. Sprint will offer pre-orders of the innovative device beginning on March 16th, with general availability starting on April 17th. As a quick recap, the device has two 3.5-inch WVGA displays for a full 4.7-inches of screen viewing …