Verizon rolls out software update for HTC Rezound with signal, audio improvements

Verizon Wireless is dishing out a software update to the HTC Rezound smartphone that improves performance in a number of key areas. Most notable are reported improvements to the phone’s signal strength and in-call audio quality, but there are other bug fixes and tweaks included as well. And no, this is not the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that has been promised to be coming. Users should get a notification on their handsets when the update is ready to be downloaded and installed, and Verizon says that it may take a few days for the update to reach everybody. ...

AT&T finally outs Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for Samsung Infuse 4G

AT&T has finally released the long-awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread software upgrade for the Samsung Infuse 4G that was released last spring. The upgrade brings all of the improvements one would expect by jumping from Android 2.2 Froyo to 2.3 Gingerbread, including improved copy and paste, better battery management, and better overall performance. The Infuse 4G is getting a few other usability tweaks and bug fixes with the update as well. Unfortunately, this upgrade is not available over-the-air, so users will have plug their phones into a PC and use Samsung’s upgrade software to ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE headed to U.S. Cellular next month

In addition to the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator smartphone, U.S. Cellular announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be its first 4G LTE tablet on offer when it arrives next month. The LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 appears to be the same as the model carried by Verizon Wireless since this past fall, and features Android 3.2 Honeycomb. An exact release date and price has yet to be announced.source: U.S. Cellular Tweet Vote on HN ...

Nokia Lumia 710 now on sale in the UK

Nokia has announced via its Twitter page that its Lumia 710 smartphone is now on sale in the UK. The Lumia 710 is the less expensive brother of the Lumia 800 that offers users a 3.7-inch, WVGA ClearBlack LCD display and is powered by a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm processor running Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. The Lumia 710 also sports a 5 megapixel camera and can record 720p HD video. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Samsung Says Galaxy S II Successor Planned for First Half

Samsung today issued a statement indicating that it plans to announce a successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone at some point later this year. “The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product,” said Samsung. The statement was issued in response to speculation that the device would be announced at the Mobile World Congress event, which is taking place in Barcelona later this ...

RIM Accepting Android Apps for Playbook OS 2.0

Research In Motion today indicated that developers who want their Android applications to be available for the BlackBerry Runtime for Android in PlayBook OS 2.0 when it launches next month need to submit them no later than Monday, February 6. The Android Player is a key addition to PlayBook OS, which will be able to run Android applications in an emulator environment. Android apps that can run within PlayBook OS 2.0 will also be compatible with BlackBerry 10 when it launches later this year. ...

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