Tag - Droid Bionic
Motorola just revealed over Facebook that the Droid Bionic will get an update to Android 4.0. The release date of the update will be set once Google releases the final version of the mobile operating system, Motorola said. The OS will first show up in the Galaxy Nexus, due out in November.
Preliminary benchmarks of the iPhone 4S that surfaced on the Internet have been found to show that the A5 processor in the iPhone 4S performs at about 75 percent of the capability of the 1GHz A5 processor in the iPad 2. This would peg the A5 processor in the iPhone 4S at 800MHz, according to Anandtech. However, its real-world scripting, browser and graphics performance currently puts it well ahead of its main Android competition, in the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola Droid Bionic.
Hulu has continued to slowly expand the list of Android devices supported by the company's Hulu Plus app. The latest release adds support for a variety of smartphones, including HTC's Incredible 2, EVO 3D and Sensation; Motorola's Droid 3, Bionic and X2; and LG's Revolution and G2X. Aside from the handsets, the app can also be accessed from HTC's Flyer tablet.
An inventive Droid Bionic owner has figured out how to modify his smartphone car dock so that his phone display is viewable on his car's entertainment system. The owner shared is technique in a Droid Forums posting. Using the altered dock, a parked driver or a passenger can view Webtop, watch Netflix streams, or browse the Internet in HD.
The Motorola Droid Bionic is now on sale through the Verizon online store. The handset arrives some 9 months after it was first unveiled at CES 2011 in January, when it was shown running an NVIDIA Tegra 2. In between its announcement and its release, it has undergone a complete redesign and is now powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor capable of recording and playing 1080p video, including over HDMI out. One gigabyte of RAM also gives it strong multi-tasking capabilities.
The Motorola Droid Bionic has finally been made official by the company on its Web store after a difficult gestation. The company has also tweeted that the 4G LTE handset will finally go on sale on September 8 as anticipated, nearly a full eight months since being unveiled at CES in January. It had originally been expected to arrive by spring, but was delayed as the result of a switch from an NVIDIA Tegra 2, to a TI OMAP processor among other possible issues.
A leaked video allegedly shows an official teaser for Motorola's Droid Bionic smartphone. The commercial, which was posted on YouTube by DroidLife, does not present images the phone itself, but it does resemble the style of Verizon's previous Droid segments. The words "Rule All Machines" pop up on the screen in between fighting scenes between a woman and what appear to be robots.
HTC's rumored Vigor handset has appeared in yet another leak alongside several other upcoming handsets expected from Verizon. A screenshot posted by Droid-Life is claimed to show a memo related to minimum advertised pricing (MAP) for the Vigor, which is said to use the model number ADR 6425.
New images of Motorola's remade Droid Bionic have shown up courtesy of Amazon. The online retailer has posted product pages for two Droid Bionic accessories: a desktop dock, and a car navigation dock with charger. Amazon is not actually selling these add-ons yet, but does invite those interested to sign up for e-mail notifications.
(Update: possibly fake) The forthcoming Motorola Droid Bionic has had its $300 price leaked courtesy of an anonymous tipster who sent Android Central a website page ahead of its introduction. Further, the Droid Does page confirms a number of the flagship deviceís specifications and its anticipated August release timeframe. The leak also confirms that like the Motorola Atrix, the Droid Bionic will also support Motorolaís webtop functionality.
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Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN