Last week saw LG announcing two new Android devices: the Optimus Chic and the Optimus One. At the time, the compnay indicated that the phones would be released to European carriers starting in October, but it did not hint at an eventual U.S. release. Things look to be changing however, as more leaked information has hit the Web.
According to TheDroidGuy, the LG "Vortex" will be a Verizon Wireless-branded version of the Optimus One. Although the outside bears a slightly different desgn, the inside is reported to be the same with a 600MHz processor, a 3.2-inch … Read more
Earlier this month, my colleague Maggie Reardon answered a question about buggy Android updates for her weekly column. After upgrading to Eclair (OS 2.1) on the HTC Hero, CNET reader R.E.W. experienced problems with the phone's performance, e-mail syncing, and Bluetooth connectivity. Unfortunately, Sprint was not helpful in correcting the issues and R.E.W couldn't find a real resolution.
As Maggie pointed out, R.E.W. isn't the only person to suffer from a buggy Android upgrade. Indeed, I hear from CNET readers in similar predicaments almost every day. Froyo users, in particular, … Read more
Verizon just sent us a quick note to announce that it will begin rolling out Android 2.2 to the Motorola Droid X starting tomorrow. The Froyo update will be pushed out over the air, but users can also download it manually by going to Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
With the update, you'll get such new features as Flash Player 10.1, automatic app updates, as well as improvements to the 3G Mobile Hotspot application and Google Maps, among other things.
This week we check out the new NFL FanVision device, which Scott demoed live from this week's Jets game. It's a slightly dated looking handheld screen that gives you access to instant replays, other game highlights, and more, all while you're sitting in the stadium.
Following that, we discuss our recent hands-on demo with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, along with the exciting news that Google Docs editing is coming to both Android and iOS within weeks.
We also act out the latest testy Steve Jobs e-mail exchange with an equally tone-deaf college student, and finally show some some amazing video we shot that very morning, of a daredevil window washer, working on a high ledge without any kind of safety harness.
Owners of iPads and Android devices looking to be a little more productive may be in luck.
Google plans "in the next few weeks" to offer its Docs productivity suite for Apple's iPad tablet and for devices with Google's Android OS, the company announced at its Google Atmosphere event in Paris yesterday.
Google didn't say which Android-based devices will work with Google Docs. The company did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The first alleged details for an HTC-branded tablet have surfaced thanks to a recent DigiTimes article. According to its sources, Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Pegatron Technology has started taking orders from HTC for an Android-based tablet due in the first quarter of 2011.
It's being reported that the device will feature a multitouch display with 1,280x720-pixel resolution and will run an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Other details should include a 32GB memory card, 2GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. We don't know an exact size screen, but considering the resolution I'd guess it will … Read more
A Facebook-branded smartphone isn't as crazy as it sounds.
Before you mock that conclusion (as our editor did at first), hear us out: a branded smartphone could be the social-networking king's key to competing more aggressively with Apple and Google as the Internet heavyweights take turns competing, cooperating, and causing one another fits.
Of course, Facebook has been denying reports that it's building its own branded cell phone. Facebook execs say it's doing nothing more than working closely with handset partners, but CNET has confirmed that the social network has reached out to hardware manufacturers and carriers seeking input … Read more
Facebook "liking" is the new coupon code. In recent months I've seen lots of offers for free or discounted goodies in exchange for liking a company. Do I feel a little icky about pimping those companies to my FB friends? Sometimes. Do I like free stuff even more? You know it!
From now until Sept. 25, Facebook users can get Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate 5.4.2 free just by liking Wondershare. The program normally sells for $65.95.
Video Converter Ultimate lives up to its name by converting just about any video format to just about … Read more