How TouchWiz Ruined ICS

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We are back

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After a small snag in the upgrade process, the site is back online.
You may notice that some URLs in previous post have been broken, this matter is still being looked into.

UPDATE: All broken URLs should be working again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Site Maintenance.

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Site will be going down for Maintenance shortly.
All goes well, you will see it back online within a couple of hours.

Xperia X10 to get Gingerbread

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Today Sony Ericsson announced that its first Android smartphone, the Xperia X10, will be getting an update to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).
This is coming first to unbranded units first with the update future for branded handsets being up in the air at the moment.
This phone was reviewed here with its original OS version, before getting updated to Eclair (2.1). With it now getting 2.3.3 it might be time to take another look.
From a hardware standpoint this unit is still a contender with a 1GHz CPU, 4" display and a 8MP camera. So all that was missing was the latest version of the Android OS, which it will be getting by the middle of this year.
You can see the complete press release from Sony Ericsson here:
Update on Xperia™ X10

ovi maps and internet radio updated

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If you check the available software updates for your Nokia Symbian powered smartphone today, you may notice two new software updates available.
One is an optiona app called Nokia Internet Radio, which is Nokia's own shoutcast radio station browser.
The next one is Ovi Maps 3.6, which has been in Nokia beta labs for public testing for quite a while now.

Breaking News: Sprint pulls Epic 4G Froyo OTA update; issues noted

Just days after Sprint officially announced and launched the Samsung Epic 4G Android 2.2 (Froyo) OTA, issues have started arising, and being reported to Sprint's customer care.

According to Sprint's community forum administrator "dshoem01", it appears that the OTA has been causing the popular Epic 4G device to experience data connectivity issues, as well as accessing SD card issue. Many people have reported that they aren't able to access their micro-SD card media content post update, whereas previously they were able to access their content with no issues.

Samsung Epic 4G Froyo update goes official from Samsung

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Still waiting for that OTA update for your Sprint branded Samsung Epic 4G Galaxy S phone?
Then wait no more. Samsung has made the Froyo aka Android 2.2 update available to the public here.

    Some of the features to expect after the update are:
  • Pinch to zoom on home screen to a panel overview on one screen
  • Improved Exchange security features

Motorola Atrix 4G dropping tomorrow

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Motorola posted a reminder on twitter today that the Atrix 4G will be launching tomorrow in the USA on AT&T.

This is one of the high end smartphones being released this year with a dual core CPU, plus the ability to plug into a laptop dock that will boot a web browsing focused OS on to the laptop dock.

    Raw specs

Nokia hurts after Microsoft joint venture announcement

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After news of the Nokia and Microsoft joint venture this morning, it seems as if a revolt has started to take place.
There are reports of about a thousand Nokia employees walking out on the job as stocks fell dramatically by almost 14% as of closing today.

Nokia announces Microsoft partnership and strategy

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Stephen Elop today announced the long rumored partnership with Microsoft.
They plan on devices at some point in the future to be running Window Phone OS while retaining some Symbian and some Nokia properties (such as Ovi Maps) along side their Microsoft based portfolio.
You can see the press release with ful details here:

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