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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Screebl Pro

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By , September 25, 2011 10:43 pm

Up today in the Amazon Appstore is another fantastic app for free called Screebl. With this app you’ll never have to worry about your screen shutting off on you again while reading a long e-mail or showing off a picture on your phone. Based on your phones orientation, you’re phone’s screen will be kept on until it’s placed outside of the orientation range you’ve set. This is based on the fact that when you’re using your phone you not holding it perfectly parallel to the ground  or perfectly perpendicular with it standing straight up. To test where you range is set, the icon in the notification bar will display green when activated and white when deactivated (you can also disable it from displaying in the notifications as well). There’s a huge handful of configuration options including allowing the app to work when inverted (laying down with your phone), stillness detection, disabling when docked, and much more. Be sure to check out the video after the break for a history and full details on the app. So far Screebl is working perfectly and is a great app to have in your arsenal.

This app will normally cost you $1.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video and some configuration screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Screebl Pro


[Leak] Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition with 8.2-inch IPS display

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By , September 25, 2011 10:43 pm

It seems to be a Motorola weekend as we showed you pictures and specs for the upcoming Motorola XOOM 2 and the RAZR. Now we have info on the XOOM 2 Media Edition (codename Fleming). The Media Edition will have an 8.2-inch HD IPS display with an anti-glare coating and weigh a mere 0.95 pounds, which would allow it to easily be held in one hand. The chassis is made of a combination of magnesium and aluminum, and the display is made of Gorilla Glass. If that isn’t enough, it’s “splash” proof.

In our post yesterday we mentioned there might be some sort of an IR blaster add on with the XOOM 2. It looks like the Media Edition will come with the integrated IR remote, and Motorola is added a subwoofer for better sound.

Could this be the same 7-inch Motorola tablet that leaked last week? It could be, but there are reports they might be working on a XOOM Mini which would mean they’re still planning on launching a 7-inch version.

Stay tuned as it looks like Motorola is really going to be stepping up their tablet game for the 4th quarter.

[Leak] Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition with 8.2-inch IPS display


HTC Runnymede (HTC Bass) Caught On Video

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By , September 25, 2011 10:43 pm

The HTC Runnymede (aka HTC Bass) Beats Audio branded phone has been caught on camera for your viewing pleasure. There isn’t much information here other then a peek at the home screens and the front and back of the phone, but it’s worth a peek (the person who’s using this leaked phone is a Lamb of God fan if that makes a difference). You can also see the carrier branding is Vodafone UK on the home screen as well. Check out the video after the break.

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HTC Runnymede (HTC Bass) Caught On Video


Verizon isn’t okay with Apple trying to block imports of Samsung Android devices in the U.S.

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By , September 25, 2011 10:43 pm

An International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing is scheduled for October 13th, which could result in a preliminary injunction of four Samsung Android smartphones in the U.S. The largest mobile carrier in the U.S., Verizon Wireless, has requested permission to file a brief in the Federal Court for the Northern District of California on the part of Samsung ahead of this court hearing. They even went as far as proposing that President Obama should exercise his presidential veto right against possible ITC import bans against Apple as well as Android devices.

The phones in question are the Infuse 4G, DROID Charge, Galaxy S 4G, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Verizon is arguing that there is potential for grave harm to the public interest if the court grants an injunction. As a result of having less 4G LTE phones, it would hurt consumer choices and reduce the availability of high-speed wireless broadband to Americans.

Verizon is additionally concerned that if Apple is granted the preliminary injunction, it is likely Samsung will step up its game which could eventually block Apple products. It is a no win situation, but the consumer is guaranteed to lose, and Verizon would like the courts to consider the public interest when making its decision.

Verizon isn’t making the strongest argument, but they are making some noise by speaking out in favor of Samsung which can’t hurt.

Verizon isn’t okay with Apple trying to block imports of Samsung Android devices in the U.S.


DROID 3 And DROID Bionic Official Bootstrap Recovery Hits The Market

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By , September 25, 2011 10:43 pm

You can go ahead and drop the unofficial bootstrapper you’ve been using for your DROID 3 and Bionic. Official bootstraps from clockworkMod for both are now up in the market for $2.99. The unofficial version will still work just fine, but there may be more support for the official version as well as upgrades. Hit up the break for both links for the market or by QR code.

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Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy S II moved so far, beats previous record by one month

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By , September 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Galaxy S II

Back in July Samsung announced that it had sold 5 million Samsung Galaxy S II units already, and it was only available overseas, and that they predicted they would hit the 10 million mark ahead of what the original Galaxy S did. Well, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S II has hit the 10 million mark in only six months, one month quicker than the original did, and that is without any of the US sales. As we know they just started selling the Sprint version, and the AT&T variant is due out Oct 2, so how long until we see them annouce that 15 million have been sold?

Full presser's after the break.

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Samsung announces 10 million Galaxy S II moved so far, beats previous record by one month

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By , September 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Galaxy S II

Back in July Samsung announced that it had sold 5 million Samsung Galaxy S II units already, and it was only available overseas, and that they predicted they would hit the 10 million mark ahead of what the original Galaxy S did. Well, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S II has hit the 10 million mark in only six months, one month quicker than the original did, and that is without any of the US sales. As we know they just started selling the Sprint version, and the AT&T variant is due out Oct 2, so how long until we see them annouce that 15 million have been sold?

Full presser's after the break.

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T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G sighted, looks like the Sensation’s big brother

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By , September 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Android Central

We've seen blurry-cam shots of T-Mobile's HTC Amaze 4G before, but now it seems we may have the first set of leaked press shots for the phone, along with a more detailed list of device specs to boot. T-Mobile blog CellphoneSignal has published what look like official promotional images of the Amaze 4G, as well as details of what's lurking within the chassis.

As we heard last month, it looks like the HTC Amaze 4G is a 4.3-inch device with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera. CellphoneSignal says the device is targeted as a replacement for the myTouch 4G, which is interesting considering the lack of myTouch branding, and the fact that it seems to be running vanilla HTC Sense. We have to admit, though, the design is highly reminiscent of Tmo's myTouch line.

Other reported specs for the Amaze 4G include a qHD (960×540) display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, HTC Sense 3.5 on top of Android 2.3, Bluetooth 3.0, and most interestingly, support for HSPA+ speeds of up to 42Mbps.

The Amaze 4G is reportedly due for release "in a few weeks", possibly adding some weight to the rumors of an Oct. 26 release date that emerged back in August, based on a leaked T-Mobile flyer.

Source: CellphoneSignal


T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G sighted, looks like the Sensation’s big brother

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By , September 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Android Central

We've seen blurry-cam shots of T-Mobile's HTC Amaze 4G before, but now it seems we may have the first set of leaked press shots for the phone, along with a more detailed list of device specs to boot. T-Mobile blog CellphoneSignal has published what look like official promotional images of the Amaze 4G, as well as details of what's lurking within the chassis.

As we heard last month, it looks like the HTC Amaze 4G is a 4.3-inch device with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera. CellphoneSignal says the device is targeted as a replacement for the myTouch 4G, which is interesting considering the lack of myTouch branding, and the fact that it seems to be running vanilla HTC Sense. We have to admit, though, the design is highly reminiscent of Tmo's myTouch line.

Other reported specs for the Amaze 4G include a qHD (960×540) display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, HTC Sense 3.5 on top of Android 2.3, Bluetooth 3.0, and most interestingly, support for HSPA+ speeds of up to 42Mbps.

The Amaze 4G is reportedly due for release "in a few weeks", possibly adding some weight to the rumors of an Oct. 26 release date that emerged back in August, based on a leaked T-Mobile flyer.

Source: CellphoneSignal


Samsung Captivate on Rogers gets its Gingerbread update via Kies

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By , September 25, 2011 10:05 pm

Captivate

If you're a Rogers customer and using a Samsung Captivate, this weekend would be a good time to hook it up to Kies — there's an update to Android 2.3.3 waiting for you to grab and install.  Reports say that this one doesn't wipeout all your user data, but it does reset your homescreen(s) configuration, as well as improve Wifi reception and address the mass storage issues a few had with the Froyo update.  Sounds like an awesome tradeoff to me. 

Installation seems pretty painless, be sure you're running the latest version of Kies, then download and install the file.  It takes just a few minutes, and you're left with a Captivate that runs much nicer than it did yesterday.  If you run into any issues, sound out for help in the forums and lets the expert community get you on the right track.

Source: Mobilesyrup


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