The high-end smartphone designed by Motorola for C-Spire, Electrify hinted to get a firmware upgrade possibly in the first quarter of 2012 if all goes well in testing. Motorola Mobility and US Cellular ( C-Spire) are recruiting 200 Electrify owners to test and provide feedback on future firmware updates.
The Motorola DROID RAZR has been all the hype lately, and for a good reason. Verizon is touting this as the latest and greatest new Android device on their network. The question is, however… is it? I was able to spend some good, quality time with the new RAZR before its release coming on 11/11/11 at 11:11 AM, and I’ve got a pretty solid feel for this super-thin device. The good, the bad, and yes, even the ugly. Want the full rundown? Check out below, and see if the hype lives up to real life for Moto‘s new bouncing baby phone. Read More »
Let’s say that US Cellular‘s lower-end smartphone offerings aren’t to your liking. Considering the carrier’s recently-shared plans for the start of its LTE network in early 2012, maybe you’re thinking about the possibilities for getting some top-tier hardware to really take advantage of LTE speeds. It turns out you might get exactly that, if today’s rumor plays-out. It’s hard from definitive proof, but a leaked LTE training screenshot from US Cellular has some people thinking the carrier could be landing Samsung‘s Galaxy Nexus. None of the 4G LTE read more
Word has arrived from Sprint regarding the future availability of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for their smartphones, with an announcement having been made today about their HTC line of devices. From the Sprint Community portal blog:
“Sprint will begin to rollout Google’s latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, to our customers in early 2012. Ice Cream Sandwich will be available via an over-the-air update to a variety of devices including HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G and other key products in our line-up.”
These HTC phones join the short list of other existing Android devices to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update. We’ll be looking for the update to arrive early next year, but it definitely couldn’t arrive soon enough.
Source: Sprint Community Blog
For those of you who ever doubted just how fast the smartphone industry moves, here’s a glimpse at the “next best thing”: The HTC Edge appears to be one of the first quad-core smartphones heading to the U.S. The ladies and gentlemen over at pocketnow got their hands on the first render of the device, which shows a 4.7-inch megadisplay with 720p resolution atop four (yes four) 1.5 GHz cores of Tegra 3 goodness and 1GB RAM. You’ve also got an 8MP camera with HTC’s new 28-millimeter, f/2.2 lens technology. Now there are still a lot of holes: Carrier? Release date? LTE? And the four capacitve buttons pictured above hint at Gingerbread, but will that eventually be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich? Sit tight, this one’s still a way’s away, but it’s always good to watch the horizon.