Motorola DROID Bionic Specs Pop Up on Motorola Developer Site

Needed more confirmation that the Motorola DROID BIONIC would be an absolute beast of a phone? The spec sheet – that really isn’t at all different from what we’ve known since this device was announced – is just strutting its stuffs on Motorola’s developer website. It’s not showing up on the main product page, but […]

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Needed more confirmation that the Motorola DROID BIONIC would be an absolute beast of a phone? The spec sheet – that really isn’t at all different from what we’ve known since this device was announced – is just strutting its stuffs on Motorola’s developer website. It’s not showing up on the main product page, but somehow it’s been thrown into a comparison filter so folks can see how it stacks up to other Motorola phones. So yea, nothing we didn’t already know but there it is anyway. Now let’s hope we can get a release date that we can count on sometime soon. [Thanks Curtis!]

Another Daily Deal, This Time for a $180 NOOK Color

Android is getting a lot of love on these deal-a-day sites, lately. First it was a a Nexus S for just $350 from DailySteals, and now 1saleaday is offering the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color for $180, normally $250. This is still one of the most compelling Android devices out. While it may not be […]

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Android is getting a lot of love on these deal-a-day sites, lately. First it was a a Nexus S for just $350 from DailySteals, and now 1saleaday is offering the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color for $180, normally $250. This is still one of the most compelling Android devices out. While it may not be a dual-core Honeycomb-running beast, it’s a steal even at $250 for a device that is quite capable of many things.

After getting root, the NOOK Color became one of the most popular cheap Android tablets. And even if you’re just in it for the books, browsing and other basic apps and games, it isn’t too shabby. Take a chance if you want. Free shipping, too. [Thanks Michael!]

LG Revolution Update on it’s way; Not Gingerbread Though

With many device getting Gingerbread love over the last couple weeks, I wonder how well received a non Gingerbread update will be. Taking a look at the PDF file, you can see the list of things that will be included in Verizon’s update for the LG Revolution. Quite honestly, adding in another service to pay for (V-Cast) wouldn’t really entice me to update. There are other various bug fixes as…

With many device getting Gingerbread love over the last couple weeks, I wonder how well received a non Gingerbread update will be. Taking a look at the PDF file, you can see the list of things that will be included in Verizon’s update for the LG Revolution. Quite honestly, adding in another service to pay for (V-Cast) wouldn’t really entice me to update. There are other various bug fixes as well and many other apps have been updated. It doesn’t seem like they did a whole lot on this one though.

It almost feels like a slap in the face to put this update out. What can a person do about it though? Root and make their phone better than a carrier ever could? That is one heck of an option. It would help you get rid of that pesky Bing too.

Source: Verizon Support

Motorola Working on New Smartwatch?

All of a sudden watches are apparently “in.” Just this morning we talked about WIMM Labs’ new “Wearable Android Platform,” and now someone’s sent out images of what is supposedly an upcoming smartwatch by Motorola. Android has been ported to all sorts of devices, obviously none as successful as phones. Will Moto’s latest attempt to […]

All of a sudden watches are apparently “in.” Just this morning we talked about WIMM Labs’ new “Wearable Android Platform,” and now someone’s sent out images of what is supposedly an upcoming smartwatch by Motorola. Android has been ported to all sorts of devices, obviously none as successful as phones. Will Moto’s latest attempt to push smart device boundaries bring our little green buddy along for the ride?

The watch, potentially called the MotoActive, is not an unheard of concept from Motorola. In June a leaked redesign of Moto’s website featured a watch called the Tracy XL (named after Dick Tracy). This new watch seems to be much more fitness oriented than for fighting crime though.

Let’s take a look at the watch itself. Clearly these pictures indicate a focus on exercise, allowing you to track your jogs and bike rides. We can also pretty clearly see a music app in the bottom pic. The other question here is whether or not this will run Android. While it appears that there is a standard back button in the bottom left corner, its worth pointing out that its a bit different from Moto’s standard version.

Keep in mind that this is all on the word of the tipster who sent released these pictures. The images don’t actually show any Motorola branding and whether or not this watch will run Android is even if it is real isn’t known. We’ll keep an eye out for more info on the future of this or any other Android watches to come.

[via Engadget]

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Motorola Photon 4G Root Method Requires Expensive $100 HD Dock

Wanting to root your brand new Motorola Photon 4G It didn’t take long for its root method to come about, but it’s perhaps one of the most unorthodox methods we’ve seen. You’ll need an expensive $100 HD Station (an HD multimedia dock), an HDMI cable (should have come with the dock) and a TV with […]

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Wanting to root your brand new Motorola Photon 4G It didn’t take long for its root method to come about, but it’s perhaps one of the most unorthodox methods we’ve seen. You’ll need an expensive $100 HD Station (an HD multimedia dock), an HDMI cable (should have come with the dock) and a TV with an open HDMI port.

You’ll also need a WiFi connection and an internet link to your phone. SSHDroid is another piece of the puzzle needed to get root going. Yea, this isn’t quite as simple as a lot of other root methods have been but it’s something. And if you are good at following instructions, you shouldn’t have too much of an issue.

This is said to be permanent so the trouble will be worth it before a better method or a different exploit (or a less-expensive exploit) is found. If you want to take your chances, full instructions can be had at XDA (we prefer to link there in case the instructions end up being revised). Get to it! [XDA, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

T-Mobile Soon to Enable Carrier Billing for More Digital Goods

The big wigs at Magenta have announced plans to bring carrier billing to their customers for more than just applications and in the Android market. They’ve teamed up with BillToMobile, PayFone, Boku, OpenMarket, and Zong to get things moving and are working to add more partners soon. Starting out, purchase options may be limited to […]

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The big wigs at Magenta have announced plans to bring carrier billing to their customers for more than just applications and in the Android market. They’ve teamed up with BillToMobile, PayFone, Boku, OpenMarket, and Zong to get things moving and are working to add more partners soon.

Starting out, purchase options may be limited to music, movies, in-game add-ons and credits and games themselves, but physical goods is a future possibility. This goes beyond mobile, even, so you could be paying for your gold coins on one of way too many Facebook games using your T-Mobile account. I’m excited to see how much more T-Mobile will end up adding in the future. Look forward to seeing this begin rolling out later this month. [TechCrunch]

Samsung Stratosphere Headed to Verizon?

With a name like the Stratosphere we can only assume this thing is reaching for the top, or the clouds I should say. It appears Verizon made a support page for the upcoming Samsung Stratosphere and then quickly removed it. It’s worth noting many other Verizon handsets all have similar pages so this could prove […]

With a name like the Stratosphere we can only assume this thing is reaching for the top, or the clouds I should say. It appears Verizon made a support page for the upcoming Samsung Stratosphere and then quickly removed it. It’s worth noting many other Verizon handsets all have similar pages so this could prove to be the name of a new phone or the rumored Samsung Galaxy S II 4G LTE phone.

We don’t have any actual details on what this device will actually be but like mentioned, a name like that you can bet Verizon is planning something big and it will most likely be one amazing device with a dual-core and 4G LTE as a start. This could be a slider or an entirely different Samsung device altogether but that fancy name has us thinking differently.

We have seen a few different names for a possible Samsung Galaxy S II for Verizon with one being the Samsung Function and that name has appeared more than once so we still might see the Samsung Function as the SGSII for Verizon, and then maybe a 4G LTE slider similar to this leaked device.

We might be hearing more about this device soon so we will be sure to keep our ears open for more details. I still like the name and I’m hoping for something special.

[via Droid-Life]

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