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  1. We've all been waiting for Samsung to finish up on their ICS build for the flagship phone of 2011, the Galaxy S2. From Samsung's Israeli Facebook page we could read (can't anymore as it's later been pulled) that the ICS update will start rolling out on 15th March in Israel. There's no guarantee it will roll out to other handsets in the world at that date, but we certainly get a clue on when we can expect it to come to our countries (and phones). It's at least good to have some official guidelines on to when. Samsung Israel said: We promised we were working on it. You waited patiently. And on 15 March, it will arrive: Android version 4, ICS, to tens of thousands of Galaxy S II devices purchased from cellular companies in the country or directly from us. We are very excited for the launch, hope you are too :) Source: Samsung Israel, the deleted post This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
  2. We've all been waiting for Samsung to finish up on their ICS build for the flagship phone of 2011, the Galaxy S2. From Samsung's Israeli Facebook page we could read (can't anymore as it's later been pulled) that the ICS update will start rolling out on 15th March in Israel. There's no guarantee it will roll out to other handsets in the world at that date, but we certainly get a clue on when we can expect it to come to our countries (and phones). It's at least good to have some official guidelines on to when. Source: Samsung Israel, the deleted post
  3. One of the most popular Android devices from 2011 was, without question, the Samsung Galaxy S2. Starting today this phone will receive nightly builds of the new generation CyanogenMOD - version 9! There's no need to say that it's Ice Cream Sandwich? :P @Codeworkx informed us this morning that the Galaxy S 2 specific sourcecode was now merged into CyanogenMod mainline which will open up the repo's for all and give us the daily dose (the nightlies) for our ORD (Obsessive ROM updating Disorder). The nightlies can be downloaded from the CyanogenMod site. A nicely done device specific changelog, which listes all commits merged affecting the SGS2, can be found on the CM nightlies site. Because @Cyanogen was asked by Google to remove the Google proprietary applications from their CM build a while back, these must be flashed separately. For those of you eager to compile your own version of CM9, head over to cyanogenmod's wiki. The guide is pretty easy to follow, but you'll have to change "gingerbread" to "ics" in the instructions. If you get stuck, you can always post here and i'll help if I can! Source: XDA Developers This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
  4. One of the most popular Android devices from 2011 was, without question, the Samsung Galaxy S2. Starting today this phone will receive nightly builds of the new generation CyanogenMOD - version 9! There's no need to say that it's Ice Cream Sandwich? :P @Codeworkx informed us this morning that the Galaxy S 2 specific sourcecode was now merged into CyanogenMod mainline which will open up the repo's for all and give us the daily dose (the nightlies) for our ORD (Obsessive ROM updating Disorder). The nightlies can be downloaded from ROM Manager (one my most used apps) or directly from the CyanogenMod site. A nicely done device specific changelog, which listes all commits merged affecting the SGS2, can be found on the CM nightlies site. Because @Cyanogen was asked by Google to remove the Google proprietary applications from their CM build a while back, these must be flashed separately. For those of you eager to compile your own version of CM9, head over to cyanogenmod's wiki. The guide is pretty easy to follow, but you'll have to change "gingerbread" to "ics" in the instructions. If you get stuck, you can always post here and i'll help if I can! Source: XDA Developers
  5. Not wishing to leave the limelight to Huawei for exciting new devices from Chinese manufacturers, ZTE too appear to be 'upping their game', targeting high-end users with their Era - a Tegra 3 powered device. With its thickness of just 7.8mm it's set to be one of the thinnest quad-core smartphones on the market. We can only hope that this isn't at the expense of the battery, the size of which we don't know as yet (this is not mentioned in the press release). ZTE Press Release said: The ZTE Era delivers a great combination of amazing battery life and outstanding performance with Tegra 3’s unique 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core architecture with a fifth battery saver core. Main features of the ZTE Era includes NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC together with their Icera HSPA+ Modem (the first time we've seen this pairing), Ice Cream Sandwich with ZTE's own MiFavor UI (not sure I like the sound of this), 8GB storage plus a MicroSD slot for expansion and a 4.3" screen with 960x540px (qHD) resolution. There's no mention about RAM, but 1GB is presumed. We welcome both ZTE and Huawei to the high-end market, and can only applaud them for doing many things right from the start - delivering both solid hardware and the latest Android experience from launch (hint hint Samsung and others). No word on pricing as yet, but we'll update you with that as we receive it. Source: ZTE This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
  6. Not wishing to leave the limelight to Huawei for exciting new devices from Chinese manufacturers, ZTE too appear to be 'upping their game', targeting high-end users with their Era - a Tegra 3 powered device. With its thickness of just 7.8mm it's set to be one of the thinnest quad-core smartphones on the market. We can only hope that this isn't at the expense of the battery, the size of which we don't know as yet (this is not mentioned in the press release). Main features of the ZTE Era includes NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC together with their Icera HSPA+ Modem (the first time we've seen this pairing), Ice Cream Sandwich with ZTE's own MiFavor UI (not sure I like the sound of this), 8GB storage plus a MicroSD slot for expansion and a 4.3" screen with 960x540px (qHD) resolution. There's no mention about RAM, but 1GB is presumed. We welcome both ZTE and Huawei to the high-end market, and can only applaud them for doing many things right from the start - delivering both solid hardware and the latest Android experience from launch (hint hint Samsung and others). No word on pricing as yet, but we'll update you with that as we receive it. Source: ZTE
  7. I'll wote for socialscope... Best client so far for me :-)
  8. As we all know, Google proposed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion back in August 2011. A purchase this big isn't something that can happen over just a few days but instead must be approved by some jurisdictions before it can be fulfilled. This week two of the most important jurisdictions have approved the acquisition, the European Commision and the US Department of Justice. It seems there is just China remaining. Google stated very early in the process that they sought to buy Motorola Mobility to "supercharge" Android, making use of the many patents registered to Motorola. The Department of Justice concluded that it wouldn't have too big an impact on the mobile market, granting the acquisition the green light. The Department of Justice said: The division concluded that the specific transactions at issue are not likely to significantly change existing market dynamics. Google’s commitments were more ambiguous and do not provide the same direct confirmation of its SEP licensing policies. The division will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action to stop any anticompetitive use of standard essential patents rights. Microsoft, Apple and RIM also got the Rockstar Bidco purchase of Nortel approved in the same ruling. It was also stated that these patents bought are considered to be essential, therefore giving Google (and other manufacturers) the right to get license agreements on fair (FRAND) terms. This can all be very interesting with regards to the ongoing patent wars, as it seems The US Department of Justice is tired of all the patent suits going on. Source: AndroidCentral x2 This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
  9. As we all know, Google proposed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion back in August 2011. A purchase this big isn't something that can happen over just a few days but instead must be approved by some jurisdictions before it can be fulfilled. This week two of the most important jurisdictions have approved the acquisition, the European Commision and the US Department of Justice. It seems there is just China remaining. Google stated very early in the process that they sought to buy Motorola Mobility to "supercharge" Android, making use of the many patents registered to Motorola. The Department of Justice concluded that it wouldn't have too big an impact on the mobile market, granting the acquisition the green light. Microsoft, Apple and RIM also got the Rockstar Bidco purchase of Nortel approved in the same ruling. It was also stated that these patents bought are considered to be essential, therefore giving Google (and other manufacturers) the right to get license agreements on fair (FRAND) terms. This can all be very interesting with regards to the ongoing patent wars, as it seems The US Department of Justice is tired of all the patent suits going on. Source: AndroidCentral x2
  10. If like me you tend to use your phone while walking, this app can save you from the embarrassment of crashing into inanimate objects and random people. The idea is simple enough, using your camera it overlays a transparent image of who or what's going on behind your phone. The developer - Sascha Affolter offers an ad-sponsored free version, or a premium adfree edition for $1 with a few extra settings. No more to say than: Check it out! Get the free version here, pro version here. This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
  11. If like me you tend to use your phone while walking, this app can save you from the embarrassment of crashing into inanimate objects and random people. The idea is simple enough, using your camera it overlays a transparent image of who or what's going on behind your phone. The developer - Sascha Affolter offers an ad-sponsored free version, or a premium adfree edition for $1 with a few extra settings. No more to say than: Check it out! [lightbox http://www.modaco.com/content/uploads/gallery/album_65/gallery_869360_65_9258.png][/lightbox] Get the free version here, pro version here.
  12. We're just a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress and the obligatory string of 2012 handset announcements. Manufacturers strive to keep their latest and greatest locked-down before the show and this year is no exception - with leaks from practically all of them. Today is the turn of LG, with two Android 4.0 devices. First up is the LG-P700, which we know relatively little about other than the OS and screen resolution of 640x480. The resolution, if reported correctly, is very interesting - it's quite new to the Android platform. The other phone, the LG-P880 (likely the rumored X3), is planned to be a high-end device - presumably fighting the new SGS III. It'll sport a 720p screen resolution at 4.7 inches, 8 megapixel rear camera and 16GB of internal storage. It will also run Android 4.0. It's very likely running the Tegra 3 quad core SoC, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and a microSD memory card slot. Neither of these are of course official, but we'll know more in the coming weeks. We can only hope that LG have learnt some from the 2X, providing a better experience with their new phones. Stay tuned! :D Source: ubergizmo This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
  13. We're just a few weeks away from Mobile World Congress and the obligatory string of 2012 handset announcements. Manufacturers strive to keep their latest and greatest locked-down before the show and this year is no exception - with leaks from practically all of them. Today is the turn of LG, with two Android 4.0 devices. First up is the LG-P700, which we know relatively little about other than the OS and screen resolution of 640x480. The resolution, if reported correctly, is very interesting - it's quite new to the Android platform. The other phone, the LG-P880 (likely the rumored X3), is planned to be a high-end device - presumably fighting the new SGS III. It'll sport a 720p screen resolution at 4.7 inches, 8 megapixel rear camera and 16GB of internal storage. It will also run Android 4.0. It's very likely running the Tegra 3 quad core SoC, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and a microSD memory card slot. Neither of these are of course official, but we'll know more in the coming weeks. We can only hope that LG have learnt some from the 2X, providing a better experience with their new phones. Stay tuned! :D Source: ubergizmo
  14. Opera Mobile - Everything seems to work
  15. As you may already be aware, Samsung have stated that the Galaxy S III won't be launched at MWC. A date in May had been rumoured, but now it looks like we'll be getting a first glimpse of the new phone much sooner. On March 22nd Samsung will be holding a media event in France and speculation is that this event will herald the arrival of their new handset. If rumours are true, we'll have a very impressive new device on our hands in a little over a month. A 4.6-inch 720p Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.8GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, and 12-megapixel camera. All of this is supposed to fit within 7mm thinness - we can only hope they've worked equal wonders on battery life. Source: Frandroid This item was promoted to the News page - click here to view.
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