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Motorola outs Android 4.0 upgrade schedule, adds Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and others to the ICS party list

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Ever since the debut of Ice Cream Sandwich, the masses of Motorola owners have yearned to discover when (if?) their devices would receive Android’s latest and greatest. Well, Moto’s finally let the cat out of the bag, setting out domestic and global timelines for its tablets and phones to get Android 4.0. Xoom WiFi owners here in the states have been enjoying ICS for a month, and Family Edition owners can expect the same tasty treat in Q2 of this year. Folks with RAZRs (including the Chinese MT917 variant) or XT928 (the Chinese evolution of the Droid X) in areas outside the US will be getting ICS in Q2 as well. Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, and Photon 4G owners around the world will have to wait until Q3 of 2012 for theirs, as will Xoom 2 and Xyboard owners. Motorola’s blog, Inside Motorola, states that the Bionic, Droid 4, RAZR Maxx, and Electrify will be getting in on the action, too, but its engineers have yet to set a date for their upgrades. Head on down to the source links below to take a gander at the good news yourself.

Motorola outs Android 4.0 upgrade schedule, adds Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and others to the ICS party list originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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RIM: BBX smartphones will have same resolution, aspect ratio as PlayBook, BES support, too

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Wondering what RIM’s got up its sleeves for its forthcoming lineup of BBX-based handsets? According to the company, it’s derived at least some of its inspiration from its very own BlackBerry PlayBook. Speaking to PC Mag, VP of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development Alec Saunders confirmed that the manufacturer’s next generation smartphones will boast the same 1024 x 600 display resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio that you’ll find on the PlayBook, all squeezed into a smaller frame. He also reassured developers that apps designed for the tablet will be compatible with BBX handsets. “Look, if you build [an app] for the PlayBook, then it will run on BBX,” Saunders explained. “We have maintained aspect ratios, BBX also has the ability to upload multiple dimension graphics… [and the standard resolutions] are the same as PlayBook.” Oh, and as for those rumors that RIM’s first BBX phone (Colt?) would lack BES support? Pure hogwash, according to Saunders, who said the phones will also feature a native e-mail client, and that users shouldn’t expect BBX “to be behind the PlayBook.”

RIM: BBX smartphones will have same resolution, aspect ratio as PlayBook, BES support, too originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Nov 2011 03:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: Foxconn’s Brazil factory ready for business, will begin shipping iPads in December

Friday, September 16th, 2011

It appears that Apple is about to expand its manufacturing operations to Brazil, where a new Foxconn factory is already in place and ready to churn out iPads, according to a report from national media outlet UOL. Aolizio Mercadante, the country’s minister of science and technology, confirmed the news this week during a hearing held by the Commission of Economic Affairs. “At first many doubted, but it will be the first time that [Apple] will produce iPads outside Chinese territory,” Mercadente said. “We are taking a big step for digital inclusion in the country.” Located in Jundiaí, the new facility was constructed under a joint venture between Foxconn and the Brazilian government, with the former reportedly contributing $12 million to the initiative. Rumors of a South American expansion began circulating earlier this year, with many expecting Foxconn’s Brazil-based operations to get underway during Q1 of 2012, according to DigiTimes. Construction, however, appears to have wrapped up ahead of schedule, with Mercadante claiming that iPad shipments will begin in December. Apple, for its part, has not commented on the report.

Report: Foxconn’s Brazil factory ready for business, will begin shipping iPads in December originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 06:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon launching Droid Bionic September 8th, giving some away through an AR scavenger hunt

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

It’s been a long and tortuous road for the Droid Bionic. From our first taste of its dual-core potential at CES, to the stream of leaked specs, shots and release dates of the phone in the months since. Well, the wait officially ends on September 8th, as Verizon just confirmed the release date with a new version of the robotic battle teaser ad we saw a couple weeks ago. Big Red has also launched a Droid Does website with info on VZW’s Droids and its new Arena augmented reality scavenger hunt — where deft digital orienteers can win a Bionic, HDTV, laptop, tablet, or quadrocopter. For more info, hit the second source link below and head on past the break to see the vid for yourself. Feel free to enjoy the blade work of a raven-haired warrior slicing up cyborgs while you’re at it.

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Verizon launching Droid Bionic September 8th, giving some away through an AR scavenger hunt originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Apple Now Owns the Patent On Your Smartphone’s Touchscreen [Apple]

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

T-Mobile G2x experiencing reboot issues, Gingerbread may be the remedy

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Ready for a good story? Gather around, kids, we have an intriguing one to share. The T-Mobile G2x is enjoying its share of controversy this week as concerns arose about the phone experiencing random reboots. Our saga began on Wednesday, as we received tips about the G2x getting pulled from stores due to “quality concerns.” We confirmed no inventory was in stock, but T-Mobile emailed us denying there was any reason for this other than high demand. With the phone being so popular, that’s fair enough, right? Not so fast.

As it turns out, our tale doesn’t stop there. A well-worded statement was sent out explaining, “a small percentage of customers have commented about possible improvements and we are working with LG to deliver a software update.” A bit of a far cry from confirming reboot issues (or bugs of any kind, for that matter), but it is refreshing to hear some sort of acknowledgement at least. T-Mobile didn’t get specific on what those “possible improvements” may entail, but the carrier also reiterated plans to bump the flagship phone up to Gingerbread “by summer” — possibly tackling the bugs at the same time. The end to our story has yet to be written, but we sure hope it’s a happy one.

T-Mobile G2x experiencing reboot issues, Gingerbread may be the remedy originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 27 May 2011 09:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant will get Froyo tomorrow, says T-Mobile CMO

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Sorry, gents, but your conspiracy theories are wholly kaput — not only is a Samsung Galaxy S getting Android 2.2 stateside, but the speedy software update will start rolling out tomorrow on T-Mobile USA. That’s the word direct from T-Mo chief marketing officer Cole Brodman, who tossed the news to PC Magazine this afternoon, saying that the delay was a “quality control and timing issue.” Apparently, there’s extra work involved in skinning the operating system and adding exclusive apps like WiFi calling — though he didn’t confirm either would specifically appear in the Vibrant’s build of Froyo. Here’s some more welcome news, though: the gentleman promised that in general, Android updates on T-Mobile will be more prompt from now on, as the firm’s shooting to update all phones to new versions within five months of Google making source code available. Does that mean we should expect some Gingerbread men by May? We’re not totally sure, but we imagine that T-Mobile’s rivals aren’t sitting still — we should hear some fascinating, captivating and totally epic news about Froyo any minute now.

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant will get Froyo tomorrow, says T-Mobile CMO originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AT&T breach reveals 114,000 iPad owners’ email addresses, including some elite customers

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Uh oh. According to Valleywag, an AT&T security breach led to the exposure of 114,000 email addresses (and associated SIM / ICC identifiers) belonging to Apple iPad owners. A group of hackers calling themselves Goatse Security (be careful looking that one up) figured out a number of ICC-IDs and ran a script on AT&T’s site through a faked iPad UserAgent, which would then return the associated addresses. Some of those affected were actually quite big names, including the CEOs of The New York Times and Time Inc., some higher-ups and Google and Microsoft, and even a number of employees from NASA, FAA, FCC, and the US military.

For its part, AT&T tells AllThingsD that it was informed of the issue on Monday, that only the addresses and associated ICC-IDs were revealed, and that by Tuesday the “feature” that allowed addresses to be seen had been turned off. And as Security Watch’s Larry Seltzer cautions in a statement to PC Mag, the impact of this breach — just email addresses — is probably somewhat exaggerated. Still, regardless of the magnitude, this can’t be making AT&T’s day at all bright, and you best believe a number of folks in Cupertino have fire in their eyes over this bad press.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

AT&T breach reveals 114,000 iPad owners’ email addresses, including some elite customers originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Jun 2010 19:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AT&T and LG quietly announce the LG eXpo, 1GHz projector-capable phone

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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Fresh from South Korea and heading stateside is the new LG GW820 eXpo. This side slider will feature a 3.2 inch, 800×480 touchscreen display, 1 GHz processor, quad-band GSM, tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash, slide out QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi and a 1500 mAh battery. Designed for the business-minded individual, the eXpo is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 and includes both a fingerprint sensor and an optional integrated pico projector capable of displaying a 40 inch image. AT&T is expected to start selling the LG eXpo through business channels starting on December 7th. Any takers?

[Via PC Mag]

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