Honeycomb Wallpaper
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Sure, that Honeycomb Easter egg is pretty awesome. But it’s even more awesome as a wallpaper. So we’ve got it, Lloyd, and all the default wallpapers from the Android 3.0 SDK preview packaged all nice and neat into a single downloadable file, ready for you to put on your Android smartphone, tablet, or, hell, on your computer. Only one place to get ‘em — in the Android Central Forums. Thanks, Matt!

Android 3.0 Honeycomb wallpapers posted originally by Android Central

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Xperia Play previewed

Whoopsie. You know that Sony Ericsson Xperia Play/Playstation Phone/PSP Phone thingy everyone’s expecting to see at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks? Well, there it is, in the hot little hands of Engadget for a full preview treatment.

The long and short of it is it looks like a (pretty sexy) Xperia device, with Playstation-type controls tucked into a horizontal slider. No great surprise there. The screen reportedly is pretty impressive, though Timescape running on a 1GHz processor was not. (Again, no great surprise there.)

Details also are light on how gaming will come into play, so we have that to look forward to on Feb. 13. Check out the preview video after the break, and hit up the source for the whole shebang. [Engadget]

Xperia Play gets the what-for: Is heavy on Xperia, light on the Play posted originally by Android Central

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Android on the BlackBerry Playbook?

A long time ago, in a podcast far, far away, CrackBerry’s own Kevin Michaluk talked about the BlackBerry PlayBook (then only rumor) and how with its new QNX-based operating system, it could theoretically run Android applications via the Dalvik Virtual Machine. We say theoretically because it’s not like PlayBook users will be running to the Android Market or anything out of the box — it’d take RIM’s blessing or some hackery to get the job done.

But it’s looking more like that could be the case, with BGR reporting that "RIM is very much considering the Dalvik Virtual Machine." Long story short — if they do so, we could well see Android apps hacked onto it in short order.

There still are a lot of ifs involved. But we’ve been fairly impressed with the PlayBook (never mind its lack of notifications and messaging clients), and running any Android app on it would be quite the feat. [BGR via CrackBerry]

Android apps may theoretically find their way onto the BlackBerry Playbook posted originally by Android Central

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There are a number of handset models that are specifically designed for the career-oriented individual. Examples of these phones are the Blackberry Torch, the Motorola Milestone 2, and the Sony Ericson Vivaz Pro. However, none of the handsets mentioned above come with numerous features that are geared towards conservation and environmental awareness. This is exactly what the Nokia E7 in green has to offer.


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Now that the T-Mobile myTouch 3G family has gotten its upgrade to Android 2.2, it’s only natural to expect T-Mobile to turn its focus to the myTouch 3G Slide.  We’ve known for over six months that T-Mobile was committed to bringing Android 2.2 to the myTouch Slide, but we’re finally seeing some concrete evidence that [...]





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The LG Optimus V has now hit Virgin Mobile USA one way or another. We’ve spoken of its arrival before and even locked down some pricing for you but now it’s turning up on Twitter, Facebook and in some store locations. Virgin Mobile users can pick up an LG Optimus V (based on the Optimus One) for only $149.99, and it’s pretty much identical to any other variation of the device with the exception it is now Virgin Mobile-branded. You can check out our full review of the Optimus One or just skip on past the break and see the LG Optimus V in action. [@getitbackup, Facebook via Engadget]

LG Optimus V for Virgin Mobile USA turning up online and in stores posted originally by Android Central

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Samsung Vibrant 4GSamsung Vibrant 4G

We just got slipped a slew pics of the upcoming Samsung Vibrant 4G, the follow-up to T-Mobile’s Galaxy S-class Android smartphone. As in the other leaks we’ve seen, it looks rather (and unremarkably) unchanged from its predecessor, save for a more silvery look and a front-facing camera. We also get our first look at the side of the device and — you guessed it — just like the original Vibrant. We’re also told it’s still running Froyo, and we’re really not expecting it to launch with Froyo — which at this point is still unofficially set for Feb. 23.

Check out the other pics after the break. Thanks to you know who.

More pics of the Samsung Vibrant 4G posted originally by Android Central

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 MyTouch 3G 1.2 with Froyo

T-Mobile has begun pushing Android 2.2 Froyo to users of the MyTouch 3G 1.2 Jack and the Fender LE edition. They had previously promised the update would begin on Jan. 12 but at least it is finally rolling out now. As a quick reminder, the update should be rolling out in waves, so not every user should be prompted to download it right away. Thanks to Vicken for the tip and pic!

MyTouch 3G 1.2 and Fender LE Froyo update pushing out now posted originally by Android Central

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New information regarding the HTC Merge has been hard to come by ever since the device showed up at Android Centrals door a few months back.  At the time, it looked as if Verizon was itching to launch the QWERTY equipped Android 2.2 handset.  But then things went silent.  We still don’t have any indication [...]





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Samsung lock screen

Samsung just got back with us regarding a fairly serious bug some people are seeing after the recent DL09 over-the-air update for the Verizon Fascinate. Namely, some of you can place an emergency call if you’re using the pattern lock feature. The sky’s not falling, but it is a potentially serious bug. Here’s Samsung’s response:

It has come to the attention of Samsung Mobile during the recent DL09 OTA (Over-the-Air) update for the Samsung Fascinate that some users utilizing the Pattern Lock are finding that the Emergency Call shortcut is not automatically launching the dialer. However, unlocking the device will allow the user to make calls as they normally would, including emergency calls. We apologize for the inconvenience and are continuing to evaluate the issue, including if the issue is linked to the update.

Kudos to Samsung for looking into it. For now, we continue to recommend that you not use the pattern lock feature if you’ve upgraded to DL09.

Samsung acknowledges problem with emergency dialer after DL09 update posted originally by Android Central

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