Sony’s willingness to support third-party developers and hackers is well known at this point. Just some months ago, with support from Google, Sony more or less turned the Xperia S into a Nexus smartphone. They provided all the binaries they could for the device, along with a developmental AOSP, stock Android, build for developers to ... Read More »
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If you’re a fan of pure Android, then you might want to consider Motorola or BLU for your next mobile device. Both companies announced this week that they will be sticking with stock Android, instead of creating custom overlays like Samsung’s Touchwiz or HTC’s Sense.
The HTC First, the world’s first phone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed, is now on sale at AT&T. Available in white, black, red and pale blue, the HTC First can be purchased for $99.99 with a new two-year contract or $449.99 for those who aren’t willing to sign their life away to AT&T.
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It’s no secret that part of the reason carriers were so quick to embrace Android in its infancy had a lot to do with how flexible the OS, and the manufacturers making devices, were. Devices like the Verizon Droid XXL Mega Battery 2 HD 4G LTE, which will never be updated, are a direct product ... Read More »
Today Google revealed that their Holo theme family must be included on devices running Android 4.0 or later if the device manufacturer wishes to meet the compatibility requirements and gain access to the Android Market and Google’s other apps.
This requirement will hopefully speed up platform updates for device manufacturers, allow app developers to spend ... Read More »
Now that Motorola has killed the MOTOBLUR name, we need to find a new one. Since it won’t be fun to call it “Motorola’s Android experience” every time we talk about it, we asked you–our readers–to come up with some new and creative names. And you guys didn’t disappoint. With more than two ... Read More »
Most Android enthusiasts agree Vanilla Android is the way to go, unless you’re an HTC Sense fan. It’s common for users to make the UI one of the most important factors when picking a device, and I know some that wouldn’t even consider purchasing a smartphone with a modified version of Android. Others don’t worry ... Read More »
Don’t like those two-year contracts? Well, Motorola has just announced a great device for you: the Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile! Though many of these prepaid devices tend to lack the great specs we want on our Android devices, this device is actually not bad at all. Undoubtedly, this is among the best prepaid phones ... Read More »
The Samsung Intercept is officially heading to Virgin Mobile in the U.S. market. Samsung’s latest Android offering runs on Android 2.1 with a 800MHz processor, 3.2 inch QVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a four row QWERTY keyboard with a dedicated number row. The Samsung Intercept measures 4.6 x 2.2 ... Read More »
We thought we’d give you guys a break from all that tablet news today to show off a few new images of the T-Mobile G2 which showed up today. The three new images show off the front and side of the Android handset and clearly show that the G2 will be running a vanilla build of Android 2.2. It ... Read More »