Android Market Update 3.1.3 Brings +1 Button, PIN Number for Purchases

By: t-marco August 23rd, 2011

Back in July, Google rolled out a massive Android Market update that overhauled the look and brought a number of new features including new ways to discover applications and the ability to rent movies and purchase books right from your phone.

Google has just started rolling out an update to the Android Market 3.1.3. Aside from a few slight aesthetic changes, the two main features include the ability to +1 apps and password protect (PIN lock) your Android purchases.

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Motorola Photon 4G Bootloader Unlocked

By: t-marco August 15th, 2011

Seems like Motorola Photon 4G has more motives to become a good phone to buy. An XDA member already unlocked the bootloaders. All it requires are two files (a third one if you’re counting the extra step to regain root) and an ability to follow easy directions. No more hassles with an expensive $100 multimedia dock to free your device.  Once unlocked, flash the included system.img file to gain the root and get going. Don’t try to flash this file until you have confirmed that your bootloader is unlocked.

Find the full instructions here

Pre-Order your Samsung Conquer 4G for Free …NOW!

By: t-marco August 7th, 2011

As always, we share with you the best deals on Sprint phones, and this time a new 4G is ready for pre-order and free! Just  a few days ago, Sprint announced the new Samsung Conquer 4G , available August 21 for $ 100.00. Now, you can own it for free if you are a new customer or for $79.99 if you want to renew your contract.  Yes , Walmart is having a great sale and offering a pre-order of the Samsung Conquer 4G. Get yours NOW!

The Conquer 4G sports a 3.5 inch touchscreen, a 1GHz processor and dual cameras so you can video chat virtually anywhere. This device runs on the Android 2.3 platform which gives you the latest Android software available for smartphones. The Samsung Conquer 4G offers a truly customizable experience with Sprint ID. You can get the most out of this phone by customizing your experience based on your needs and interests.

Samsung Conquer 4G (Sprint) also includes:

  • 4G Data Capabilities
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen
  • 3.2MP Rear Camera & 1.3MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Android 2.3 Platform
  • 1GHz Processor
  • Sprint ID Customizable UI
  • 3G/4G Wi-Fi Hotspot Capabilities
  • MicroSD Card Slot Supports up to 32GB
  • Stereo Bluetooth Technology
  • GPS Capabilities

Included Accessories:

  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Phone Charger
  • MicroSD Memory Card (Installed)
  • MicroSD Adapter
  • Getting Started Guides

LINK AFTER THE JUMP

Kyocera Echo update brings Gingerbread 2.3.4

By: t-marco August 1st, 2011

Sprint and Kyocera will start rolling out an update for the Kyocera Echo, and this time, it will come with Gingerbread 2.3.4.

Android 2.3.4 upgrade (Gingerbread) features:

  • An upgrade to the Swype 3.0 virtual keypad, with Tap Correction and Horizontal Word Choice List (predictive text)
  • An improved Downloads application, offering easy access to any file downloaded from the browser, email or another application
  • Pinch-to-zoom in Browser, Gallery, Maps, & Sprint Navigation.

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Samsung Within aka Galaxy S II Sprint Version passed FCC

By: t-marco July 27th, 2011

The successor to the popular Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II  has hit the FCC and will be  hitting Sprint soon. The leaked model number SPH-D710 boasts WiMAX connectivity and the drawings line up with the leaked Samsung Within pictures we saw from earlier this month.

The Sprint bound Samsung Galaxy S II will have both CDMA and WiMAX radios and matches the previous leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S II aka Galaxy Within, an image that showed the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint with an 8 megapixel rear camera, along with word that the device will possibly run Android 2.3.4.

Via Phandroid

Blackberry Touch 9850 and more devices coming to Sprint

By: t-marco July 25th, 2011

A leaked roadmap from inside Sprint tells us that they’re planning multiple devices to launch on August 21 like the Blackberry Torch 9850 that will feature an inspired Storm 2-style body design.  What is more interesting about this would be the ability to offer users a chance to explore RIM’s Blackberry OS 7 (also known as the OS 6.1) which includes a new keyboard layout. For August 21st , Sprint will also release the Blackberry Bold 9930 and the Samsung Conquer 4G.

The Motorola Photon (MB855) will be dropping July 31, while the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 along with a few new Kyocera phones will be launching September 9.  Also, a mysterious Motorola XT603 for the Fall and a ZTE tablet for Q1 2012 are the highlights of a new Sprint roadmap that leaked.

 

Samsung Within aka Galaxy S II, leaked pictures

By: t-marco July 18th, 2011

Thanks to ThisismyNext for the first, blurry, pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy S II aka Samsung Within for Sprint.  The new Samsung Within will come with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4, Gtalk with video chat , 8MP camera with LED flash. Not more information for now about his beauty coming to Sprint soon.

Stay tuned for more information

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UPDATE :Pre-Order your Motorola Photon 4G for only 159.99 at Walmart

By: t-marco July 14th, 2011

Just recently Sprint announced the availability of the new Motorola Photon 4G for this July 31st for 199.99. But now, you can pre-order it via Walmart for only 159.99. Yes folks that will save you 40 bucks!. Don’t miss this opportunity and grab your Motorola Photon 4G Now!

UPDATE : HERE IS THE LINK

 

Motorola Photon™ 4G  includes:

  • 3G/4G Handset
  • 1GHZ dual-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 processor for quick downloads and app performance
  • 4.3” qHD touchscreen and a kickstand for cinematic viewing
  • Dual Camera/Video
  • 8MP Primary with VGA front-facing
  • Access to your social networks and connect to your friends through pictures, videos and music applications
  • Android 2.3
  • Enterprise Security for Android
  • Exchange Active Sync Policy support
  • International Capabilities
  • Hotspot capabilities, supporting up to 8 devices in CDMA/WiMAX
  • Webtop
  • HD Multimedia Dock
  • Navigation Car Doc
  • Lapdock (timing TBD)
  • Memory 16GB eMMC/1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • Supports up to 32GB MicroSD card

Included Accessories:

  • Motorola Photon Device
  • 1700 mAh ion Lithium Battery
  • SIM CARD inserted
  • USB Cable/Charger
  • Getting started guide

 

LG Optimus Slider for Sprint gets Pictured

By: t-marco July 11th, 2011

 

What do we have here?  .. meet the new  This LG Optimus Slider  for Sprint.  The new Optimus Slider aka Gelato Q aka LS700 is an improved of the  Optimus One, with an addition QWERTY keyboard.  Sources are saying it’s more of a follow-up/sequel than it is a continuation. All the features are still known .. Stay tuned for more information.

HTC promised to unlock bootloaders for the EVO 3D starting August 2011

By: t-marco July 11th, 2011

HTC just posted on its Facebook page that next August, it will start rolling out to unlock bootloaders of the newest devices like EVO 3D and Sensation 4G for T-Mobile.  The process is two-fold: first, HTC pushes a “maintenance release” to the phones, but this won’t mean a thing until step two — releasing the actual unlocking tool — is complete in early September.

“We wanted to provide an update on HTC’s progress with bringing bootloader unlocking to our newest phones. We know how excited some of you are for this capability, and we’ve put significant resources behind making this change as soon as possible. While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.

We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation, followed by the HTC Sensation 4G on T-Mobile USA and the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint. We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates. We’ll continue rolling out the unlocking capability over time to other devices as part of maintenance releases and new shipments. HTC continues its commitment to unlocking bootloaders and supporting the developer community.

Because of the importance of this community to us, please expect an update on this about every few weeks as we make progress toward launch. Thank you for your patience and continued support!”