Why Google could care less about the Verizon iPhone

Just two days after Verizon’s official announcement releasing information about the oft speculated CDMA iPhone, the media sector has become inundated with speculative posts and forecasts, previews and impressions, opinions and “fanboy-ism”.  Various media outlets are forecasting the “inevitable” death of Google’s Android OS now that AT&T no longer holds the reins of exclusivity to Apple’s powerhouse smart phone, the iPhone.  Personally, the proposed demise of Android amidst a multi-carrier iPhone market sounds about as probable as Palm becoming the leader of the mobile ecosystem; not fucking likely.  Don’t get me wrong, Verizon and Apple will see a serious boon in sales at the initial launch of the CDMA iPhone 4 with both parties profiting heavily, but Google’s Android has matured leaps and bounds in just the past year alone, securing it’s position as Apple’s iOS peer (in market penetration, if nothing else). Read more of this post

MetroPCS getting LTE 4G Android 2.2 based Samsung SCH-R910 phone

What you are looking at is MetroPCS’ foray into the LTE/Android based marketplace with the SCH-R910 handset running Android 2.2, otherwise known as Froyo. BGR is being told that this will sport Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, running a 1GHz hummingbird processor and a 5 MP camera, and accessible micro-SD card. Not much else is known but we can expect to the pricing around $329 to $399.

CES: Samsung 4G LTE phone, AKA the SCH i520

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Yesterday AT&T announced the super awesome Super AMOLED Plus Infuse. Though the phone is exclusive to AT&T, Samsung didn’t leave Verizon out. Today at Verizon’s event we saw the announcement of the Samsung 4G LTE phone. This is what they are calling it for now, however we assume it will probably have a name closer to launch. This phone is NOT rocking the 1.2ghz humming bird, and it doesn’t have a 4.5″ screen, but it’s still no slouch. In fact, this phone makes the Samsung Fascinate which is already on Verizon look pretty old school. So here is what’s new.

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CES: HTC Thunderbolt is official, Verizon’s 4G response to the EVO

Today was Verizon’s turn to introduce all of the goodies coming out on its own network. One of those goodies was the new HTC Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt resembles the HTC EVO 4G in a lot of ways. The Thunderbolt is using Verizon’s brand new LTE network and is sporting one of those magic front facing cameras. With the new Skype video chat being bundled in, this device will be hard to pass up. Check out the full spec list after the break.

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CES: Motorola announces the Droid Bionic, 4.3″ 960×540 resolution, and dual core processor

Well here it is
folks, the big guns are out. Motorola just had their press
conference, and among other things they announced the newest,
biggest, and baddest phone on Verizon yet. The Motorola Droid
Bionic. The Bionic has to be one of the slickest phones we have
seen announced yet. The Bionic gives Motorola’s own Atrix a run for
its money. Let’s go through the specs shall.
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HTC Inspire 4G coming to AT&T, rocks the new Sense, Android 2.2, and a 4.3″ screen

So far today has been AT&T’s big day. They have already announced the worlds thinnest smartphone, the worlds most powerful, and now arguably one of the worlds most talked about. The HTC Inspire is obviously a rendition of the EVO 4G and the Desire HD. It is the Snapdragon HTC Sense 4.3″ phone we have all come to love. It is finally hitting AT&T! For those of you stuck on AT&T who have been dying for a serious iPhone competitor in the form of Sense UI and the latest version of Android, wait no more. The Inspire will launch with Android 2.2, but HTC has actually been pretty good about upgrading their high-end Sense UI phones, so I am willing to bet we will see Android 2.3 on this shortly after we see it hit the Nexus One. We basically know everything about this phone, it is similar to the EVO and Desire HD. So lets jump right into the specs shall we?

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CES: AT&T announces the Motorola Atrix, Tegra 2, 1GB of RAM, and sadly still runs Motoblur..

AT&T is out in full force today with their phone announcements. Next up is the Motorola Atrix. This phone is being dubbed ‘the worlds most powerful smartphone’. You know as well as I do that when a carrier or manufacturer makes a claim like that, you want to call them out. However, in this case AT&T is surprisingly spot on. The list of specs on this new Motorola phone are pretty mind-blowing. Here is the run down.

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CES: AT&T announces the Samsung Infuse, Galaxy S with new 1.2ghz Hummingbird and 4.5inch Super AMOLED Plus

Would you look at that? It finally happened. AT&T is getting serious about Android. It only took about 2 and 1/2 years, but it happened. Well, at least from my point of view, all can be forgiven. AT&T just announced the new super beast phone called the Samsung Infuse. The Samsung Infuse is, at least at the moment, the highest of high-end phones. It makes all other Samsung Galaxy S devices look pretty old (especially since they are all still stuck on Android 2.1 here in the United States). Here is a run down of what this new phone is packing.

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[How-to] Revert Your Captivate To Stock with Odin3 “One-Click”!

So, you got yourself a shiny new AT&T Captivate.  Great, fantastic device; SuperAMOLED, Hummingbird, blah blah.  As any new Android user, you hop on the interwebs and get to Googling.  Slowly, over time, the inevitable happens; you stumble onto xda-developers.com.  You see the light.  Within hours, you’re on your third rom, the thirst for speed clouds your judgement.  Life is great, your device is flying, multitasking with gusto.  It’s at this point the tech Gods decide to rain on your parade, or, more precisely, your Captivate.  The speaker is dead, the rain markers are clear, time for insurance.  But wait!  You’re running CFW.  They’ll never replace a device that has so blatantly been modified.  In comes Odin3.  With just “one-click” (really a few more than that), you’ll have your Captivate SGS back to factory specifications with none the wiser (it’ll also help in ‘bricked’ devices).  Hit the link for directions and downloads!

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[Breaking-Video] Eric Schimdt just confirmed the Nexus S

During the Web 2.0 summit, Google CEO Eric Schimdt just pulled out the Nexus S and showed it off in it’s full glory. So now we know that this IS the next Nexus model in Google’s lineup. The new handset will have NFC technology integrated for mobile payments. The live-stream of the summit can be seen here.

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