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HTC Releases Bootloader Unlock Tool for More Devices

HTC has made the tools available on its developer web site that will allow users of HTC Android devices to unlock the bootloader of their phones. Earlier this year, HTC committed to providing such tools to its Android users and has slowly been making good on that promise. “All HTC Android devices launched after September 2011 are unlockable. The website will be updated accordingly to reflect this in the coming weeks. We continue to work on models launched prior to September 2011, please check back often for the status of older devices,” said the company. Once unlocked, owners ...

HTC offers bootloader unlock tool for all smartphones released after September 2011

HTC has announced that the tool that it provides to unlock the bootloaders of its Android smartphones has been updated to work with all models released after September 2011. This means that owners of the HTC Vivid, Rezound, and other recent models can now unlock their bootloaders and load custom software on the devices. As with previous versions of the unlock tool, use of it will void a phone’s warranty, and users need to have the Android SDK installed on their computer for it to work. The company says that it is still working to provide unlock options for other models released prior ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE for Verizon finally gets a taste of TouchWiz

The Wi-Fi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has had Samsung’s TouchWiz interface since August, but the LTE version of the tablet offered by Verizon Wireless is just now getting the custom interface and associated mini-apps. In addition to Samsung’s special treatment of Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the update brings DiVX video support, Bluetooth 3.0, and Samsung’s own AllShare DLNA media sharing. The update is listed as coming soon and should be hitting users’ tablets in the near future. Samsung says that the much more interesting upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream ...

Nokia, Samsung, HTC rumored to announce LTE Windows Phone smartphones at CES

The one thing that is notoriously missing (well, one of the things) from any Windows Phone smartphone on the market is true 4G network support. Specifically, we talking about support for LTE networks. Microsoft and its partners have promised that will change in 2012, and if today’s rumors have any weight, we could see LTE-equipped Windows Phone smartphones from HTC, Samsung, and Nokia at the CES trade show in early January. Tweet Vote on HN ...

UNIEA Design Series cases for Apple iPhone 4/4S review

UNIEA, a manufacturer of cases for smartphones and tablets, has released a new line of cases for the Apple iPhone 4 and 4S that feature slim profiles and custom art designs. Called the “Design Series,” the cases are made from polycarbonate and sport anti-scratch UV coatings. UNIEA sent me three designs to check out, so read on to find out more about the Design Series of cases. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Samsung still top phone maker, Android still top smartphone OS says comScore

Research firm comScore has released its latest report on the mobile industry in the U.S., and not much has changed since the last report. As we saw with the report covering August through October, the new report for September through November shows Samsung holding on to its lead as the top mobile phone manufacturer, and Android maintaining its first place spot in the smartphone OS battle. Tweet Vote on HN ...