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Motorola Shadow Spotted in the Wild

May 26th, 2010


wnrussell at Hofo has struck again. Many thanks for the new picture and confirmed info on the Motorola Shadow.

wnrussell – “The Shadow doesn’t have a heavy feel for it’s size, not as heavy as Droid.” He also confirmed the following specs:

    4.1″ screen,
    OMAP 3630,
    8 GB Internal,
    8 GB microSD card,
    8MP camera and
    HDMI out.

Check it out at Howardforums
Howardforums’ Shadow pre-release thread
For more info on the shadow and the OMAP 3630 check out our post on the Motorola Shadow Release.

Motorola Droid Shadow Coming to Verizon Soon

May 23rd, 2010


Thanks go to wnrussell at Howardforums for the image of the Shadow.

Another highly anticipated Android handset is apparently getting prepped for release on Verizon Wireless. The Motorola Droid Shadow is a 4.1″ slate device with improved specs over the Motorola Droid and will be released with an updated version of Moto Blur, which can be disabled.

We have gathered the relevant rumored info after the break as well as some video showing the Shadow processor performance versus the Droid processor. Read More »

Motorola Droid 2.1 Update Manual Install

March 31st, 2010


Verizon is finally pushing out the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid. Why wait for the OTA update. For less than 5 minutes of your time you too can be enjoying all the 2.1 goodness.(unless you’re already rooted and have been running 2.1 for months)

Continue on for Step by step instructions to install the upgrade.

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EStrongs File Explorer (FEX) for Android

March 29th, 2010


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Android App: EStrongs File Explorer version 1.3.10
Developer: EStrongs
Price: Free
Package name:

EStrongs File Explorer is a featured File/Application Manager which can explore the phones & PCs in LAN network via samba protocol.

    Recent Changes:
    * Toolbar (click addressbar)
    * Help document
    * More settings(size…)
    * Performance enhanced
    * Some bugs fixed
    Key features:
    * Manage/(un)install/Shortcut Apps
    * Manage files on phone & LAN PC Shared
    * Play audio and video using chosen player/stream playing
    * view texts/images or open other files with associated apps
    * search files in the machine.

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Helix Launcher

March 29th, 2010


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Android App: Helix Launcher
Developer: Faruq Rasid
Price: Free/Donate
Package name:

HelixLauncher is based on android Launcher git and is heavily modified to resemble Launcher2 mod.
HelixLauncher features:

    * Based on Launcher
    * Standalone Launcher
    * Should support hdpi & mdpi resolutions (not fully tested)
    * Sense UI-like scrolling / Velocity Scrolling
    * Enabled rotation
    * Double Tap action for Screen Previews
    * SPEEDY!
    * Up to 7 screens!
    * Full-screen app menu (with notification bar still)
    * Quick Shortcuts! – Drag & Drop and shortcuts to the QuickBar

Helix Launcher Developer page at XDA-Developers
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Motorola Announces Adobe Flash Player Coming to it’s Smartphones

January 11th, 2010

LAS VEGAS – CES – Jan. 6, 2010
Motorola announced that they have been working with Adobe to bring flash capability to it’s smartphones. This ove will allow users of phones such as the Motorola Droid to enjoy web content from sites such as, HULU and others in the same way they do on their home computers.
Continue on for videos of Flash working on the Motorola Droid and the Google Nexus One. Read More »

Android ShopSavvy 3.6 update, Now Reads QR Codes

January 7th, 2010


Big in Japan, Inc. has updated their wildly successful Android application ShopSavvy to version 3.6. The most notable improvement is that ShopSavvy now has support to read 2D QR codes.

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Nexus One “Superphone” Unveiled By Google

January 5th, 2010


Google unveiled the long awaited Nexus One phone today They have dubbed it a “superphone” – which is a little cheesy for my tastes. The Nexus One is a sexy looking phone. Not as sexy as Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner, but it is only the Nexus One and not a Nexus 6.

Full details videos, and pics after the break: Read More »

Google Goggles

January 4th, 2010


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Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web.

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December 29th, 2009


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ShopSavvy allows you to use your phone’s camera to scan barcodes to find the best prices for online and local items.

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