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Microsoft Releases Feedback Apps, Suggest Features For WP7 On Your WP7

Microsoft recently released the WPDev Feedback app, which allows developers to suggest and vote on new features for Windows Phone 7's application platform right from their Windows Phone. The app is basically a mobile version of the WPDev Feedback Site, which Microsoft launched all they way back at MIX11. For non-developers, the Suggestion Box app just went...

Galaxy S And Tab Won’t Get ICS Because Of TouchWiz, Samsung Explains

So, you've been wondering why the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab aren't getting Ice Cream Sandwich, like Samsung's newer models? Why, of course: because they're too slow. No, not for Android 4.0; the almost identically-specced Nexus S is getting its OTA as we speak. Of course: for TouchWiz, carrier services, video calling, and, in some...

Sony Tablet S Definitely Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

As spotted by forum member kopite42, Sony confirmed in its support forums that its tablets, the uniquely book-shaped Tablet S and dual-screened Tablet P, are going to get an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No date has been confirmed, however. Today we're happy to confirm that an update to Android 4.0 will be available...

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Launches Smartphone with Forked Android Version

Dell and Baidu, the Chinese search giant with over 80% marketshare in its home-country, unveiled the Streak Pro on Tuesday (via Computerworld). The device has a 4.3" AMOLED screen with 960x540 resolution and packs a 1.5 GHz dualcore Qualcomm processor. Most notably, however, is the operating system it runs: a forked Android version dubbed Baidu...

Over 100 Paid Apps For Free On GetJar

GetJar, an independent application store for Android, is offering 100 paid apps for free. The process of downloading and installing is a bit cumbersome, though – you need to install the GetJar app first, and you won't be able to update those free apps automatically through the Android Market. But still, free is free, especially since...

Android Prototypes With Intel Chips Shown Off, May Come Early Next Year

MIT's Technology Review has gotten some hands-on time with smartphone and tablet prototypes using Intel's Medfield SoC running Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, respectively. Intel's chips are based on the x86 architecture, as most other desktop CPUs, whereas virtually all smartphones and tablets use chips based on the ARM architecture, like Qualcomm's Snapdragon or Nvidia's...

First HTC Sense ICS ROM Released for Sensation

If you like HTC Sense and which you could have it with a dose of Ice Cream Sandwich, your wait is over: XDA Recognized Developer robocik has posted the first ICS ROM with Sense 3.5 for the HTC Sensation. The ROM is still a beta, but most of the core functionality works just fine, and even includes...

Andy Rubin: Over 700,000 Android Devices Activated Each Day

Just a little over a year ago, Google's Andy Rubin, whom you may describe as the man in charge of Android, tweeted that there were "over 300,000 Android phones activated each day". Six months later, in June, there were 500,000. Another six months later, and Android's growth doesn't seem to be slowing, with that number...

Galaxy Nexus Users Reporting Minor Multitouch Issues

Some owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus over at the RootzWiki forums are reporting (via Engadget) a small issue with multitouch sensitivity: After playing some games in landscape orientation, touching the lower left and lower right corner simultaneously may lead to the touch on the lower right corner not being registered correctly. Since this is...

Barnes & Noble Update Disables Root Access for Nook Tab; Here’s a Fix

The latest firmware update from Barnes and Noble for the Nook Tablet (version 1.4.1) disables the ability to sideload apps. This is an automatic update. Version 1.4.0 allowed an app to be pushed onto the device which enables Android Debug Bridge and thereby allowing true development of android apps as well as root access. Luckily, restoring...

Samsung Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy Devices

Samsung has officially announced its roadmap for Ice Cream Sandwich updates: the bestselling Galaxy S II and ubersized Galaxy Note will be the first devices to get their Android version bumped to 4.0, beginning in the first quarter of 2012, while the Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R (a Tegra 2 version of the S...

AT&T Giving Up On T-Mobile, Has To Pay $4BN Breakup Fee

AT&T said on Monday that it is dropping its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, through which it would have become America's largest wireless carrier. This comes after the US goverment filed a lawsuit in August to block the deal, and the FCC released a report in November, concluding a merger would eliminate jobs and...