Smartphones

Google+ app updated in Android Market, brings UI changes, new features, and bug fixes

Google+ app updated in Android Market, brings UI changes, new features, and bug fixes

Jerry Hildenbrand 40

The Google+ app has just received a pretty major update that brings bug fixes, some UI changes, and new features to Googles new social media venture.  From the changelog in the Android Market: Customize the main stream view to show streams from individual circles Fixed some issues encountered by users with the Swype keyboard Set permissions for who can start a huddle with you (Anyone,...

Latest Sprint Playbook foretells return of the mail-in rebate, TEP increase, takes shot at Verizon

Latest Sprint Playbook foretells return of the mail-in rebate, TEP increase, takes shot at Verizon

Jerry Hildenbrand 58

Thanks to an anonymous friend, we have our hands on the latest edition of the Sprint Playbook, and this time it's chock full of news about everything from rebates to device launches.  Some of it confirms what we already knew, some reinforces some rumors floating around, and some is stuff we've not thought of yet.  Hit the break and have a look. Thanks, Anon! Let's start with the...

Motorola Electrify (aka Photon), LG Optimus Black top US Cellular's Q3 roadmap

Motorola Electrify (aka Photon), LG Optimus Black top US Cellular's Q3 roadmap

Phil Nickinson 8

  Way, way back in early June, US Cellular teased seven Android phones and tablets to be released by the end of the year. The breakdown went thusly: Three HTC devices -- two smartphones and a tablet (which we presumed would be the Flyer A 4.3-inch Motorola device with a dual-core 1GHz processor and world phone radio An LG device with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4-inch touchscreen and "...

HTC Status, Motorola Triumph, Gravity Smart, and Pantech Crossover coming soon to Radio Shack

HTC Status, Motorola Triumph, Gravity Smart, and Pantech Crossover coming soon to Radio Shack

Jerry Hildenbrand

Radio Shack is getting a slew of Android phones next week, and thanks to an anonymous friend we know which ones.  First up is the HTC Status (check out our hands-on), which should be for sale "early next week" for $20 on contract and $400 outright.  Perfect price point for that one!  Another $20 phone coming early next week is the Pantech Crossover (read our review), which goes for $350...