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Viewsonic Introduces Their V430 Smartphone

Written on September 21, 2011 by Lulu

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Viewsonic introduces their newest Android-based smartphone called V430, which appears to be similar to the company's V350.

Viewsonic introduces their newest Android-based smartphone – the V430 – which looks like a larger cousin to the company’s V350. The two devices share the same Android 2.2 Froyo build, but the V430 jumps to a larger 4.3-inch display with WVGA resolution. Google’s mobile OS is paired with Viewsonic’s own ViewScene 3D UI overlay.

The new handset provides a standard set of smartphone features, including a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, GPS, a five megapixel primary camera, VGA front-facing camera and a 512MB of RAM.

ViewSonic V430 appears to be headed to Russia first. It still remains unclear if the said company will expand its launch plans.

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LG T-Mobile G2x Phone Officially Unveiled, Coming ‘Later This Spring’

Written on March 22, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From smartphones to 'superphones,' this dual-core powered LG T-Mobile G2x is set to enter the phone arena by storm this spring.

LG’s T-Mobile G2x phone with Google has been officially unveiled and it boasts to be among the first in an uprising ‘superphone segment.’ Armed with a 4G speed on America’s largest 4G network, a 1Ghz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, architecture a 4-inch touchscreen display plus preloaded apps, the T-Mobile G2x phone is poised to thunder the smartphone industry with stellar speed and performance. Too bad it only has Android 2.2 Froyo, but the hopes of having it upgraded to Gingerbread or even Honeycomb shouldn’t be singled out. The device is set for a release ‘later this spring.’

Hit the break to check out the preloaded apps once you get the LG T-Mobile phone!

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Creative ZiiO 7-inch Tablet Upgrades to Android 2.2 Froyo

Written on March 21, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Creative ZiiO tablets just got yummier with Froyo. Let's hope it'll go Honeycomb soon.

Somewhere in the vast territories of the tablet-kingdom, a handful of Creative ZiiO tablets are out there waiting for some good news to arrive. Well, they need not to wait any further. Creative Technology Ltd. has announced that they’re upgrading its Creative ZiiO 7″ Android-based tablet to Android 2.2 Froyo on March 25. Current owners will be able to download the upgrade for free via support.creative.com or ZiiO Space portals found on the tablets. The 10″ owners, on the other hand, can expect the upgrade sometime around April. This is good news indeed, but do you know what would make as better news? Upgrade the tablets to Honeycomb instead!

Hit the break to see what else is new with the Creative ZiiO 7-inch tablet once the upgrade kicks in!

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HTC Thunderbolt to Strike March 17, LTE Coming to Verizon Customers

Written on March 17, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt will shatter the smartphone skies this March 17.

The wait is almost over! HTC Thunderbolt is about to strike Verizon Wireless stores this March 17, and it brings 4G and LTE along in its thundering entrance. Powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 Froyo, the Thunderbolt is set to rock the industry down to its core with a generous price of $249.99 on a two-year contract. But the biggest news around here is that Verizon is offering an unlimited LTE data plan for an additional $30.00 a month.

Hit the break to view the complete specs of the HTC Thunderbolt!

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Top 5 Free Android OS Games for Your Smartphones

Written on March 12, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Android OS may look like it means business on the outside, but deep inside, it's got loads of fun games that will make you forget that Infinity Blade is still on the iOS.

The Google Android OS isn’t particularly the hub where people can get the best gaming apps usually available to the iPhone. Though we’re still hoping for developers to make Android versions of their hit titles like Infinity Blade, Mirror’s Edge, Plants vs. Zombies, there are other games on the Android OS that may tickle our fancy and perhaps make us forget how awesome the iPhone OS games are even for just a moment. We’ve all come to admit that Google Android OS is more business or utility driven, but that doesn’t mean Google doesn’t know how to have some superficial, mind-numbing fun, right?

Hit the break to check out 5 of the best Android games available on the Android Market to date.

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HTC Incredible S, Desire HD, Desire Z and Desire Goes Gingerbread this Q2

Written on February 28, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From Froyo to Gingerbread. HTC Incredible S gets the Android 2.3 treatment. Desire HD, Desire Z and Desire extend lifespan with same update.

The Gingerbread is coming, the Gingerbread is coming! HTC, one of Apple’s fiercest competition in the smartphone category, just brought out the big guns to their aging phones as they unveiled that their resilient Desire line-up, the Desire HD, Desire Z and the Desire, along with the new Incredible S will get the Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread update by the end of Q2 of 2011.

We’re switching from one dessert to another folks as the HTC phones move from Froyo to Gingerbread. Yes, looks like HTC still has some love for their Desire series, especially the original Desire, despite the onslaught of new smartphones storming their way month after month. Looks like Desire people don’t have to worry about their phones being ancient history just yet.

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Froyo Update for Samsung Epic 4G Still in the Works

Written on January 23, 2011 by Adam Eve

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If you own a Samsung Epic 4G, you did not missed the Froyo update. It's not yet here, and Samsung and Sprint can't give a definite date either.

After saying that the Android 2.2 Froyo update for Samsung Epic 4G is due last December 26, Sprint has still not pushed the update. However, the data carrier Tweeted that they are working to release the Froyo for EPIC 4G soon. Unfortunately, no dates are floating around. People should also take note that it’s Samsung update we’re talking about. With their poor track record of pushing official software updates on their mobile devices, the word “soon” could mean anything.

What are your thoughts on this delay? Drop your insights by leaving a comment.

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Honeycomb Needs Dual Core and 1280×720 Screen To Work

Written on January 04, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It seems like the hot Honeycomb may only be available to high-end tablets as it makes the grand debut this year.

According to Bobby Cha, managing director of Korean electronics firm Enspert, Google’s new Android Honeycomb tablet OS will require a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 and perhaps a 1280x720p screen in order to work properly. This poses a problem to several Android OS driven tablets available in the market as they lack the necessary processors. As of the moment, only Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform is capable to include a Cortex-A9, but manufacturers express optimism that they’ll catch up with the new processor architecture this 2011.

Motorola already gave a teaser that their new line of tablets will include the Honeycomb OS. Even though no statement has been released on its hardware details, we’re pretty much sure they have all the right stuff to run the OS if they’re making a huge deal about their new product.

We can only look forward to CES 2011 this week for more details on the matter. But in the meantime, enjoy the Froyo and Gingerbread OS if you’re tablets are only carrying a single core processor.

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Dell Streak is Coming to Froyo

Written on November 15, 2010 by Adam Eve

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In time for the holidays, Dell Streak is jumping from the past to the future. They will start ditching the Android 1.6, and will go straight to Froyo by the end of the month.

The Dell Streak will start to ditch Android 1.6, and will go to 2.2 very soon. The Android 2.2 update will initially roll out in UK by the end of the month and will move to other regions from there. Along with the Android update, Dell Streak will also have Flash 10.1, Wi-Fi hotspot, Stage UI and a list of new features. Moreover, Dell will be offering a backup and restore app to preserve a user data after the updates. Once the update is available, a notification on the right of the phone should appear. Another interesting rumor is that Dell Streak will be available in new colors too! But aside from the Android 2.2 update, there are no other news posted.

Seems like more will be revealed, so don’t forget to check back at Gadg more often.

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Sharp will Release 3D Android Phones in Japan

Written on November 07, 2010 by Charles Bass

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You are reading the title right. The hi-tech 3D phones are on its way to hit the market. Sharp is the first company to release versions of glasses-free handsets carrying Android OS.

The 3D phenomenon is really on the rise. This technology is now its to dominate mobile phones.  But it does not mean users have to wear 3D glasses while using your mobile phone. Sharp found a solution in two unique Android mobile phones —Galapagos 003SH and 005SH.

The mobile phones sport 1GHz Snapdragon CPUs, Android 2.2, and a 3.8-inch 3D-capable display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. This marks the first 3D mobile phone in the industry. With large touch screens just like other Touch phones, these devices are capable of 3D.

Capcom announced the 3D release of Mega Man, Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Gold Knights, and Resident Evil: Degeneration for Android. These games will be tested via the Galapagos.

The 3D phone is coming to Japan’s Softbank by December while the other one on February 2011.

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