Evan Blass


It’s 2012, Why Won’t My Home Screen Rotate?

Nearly everyone with a smartphone has experienced the same problem: you're working on something in landscape mode such as typing a text or watching a video, and you need to return to the home screen to select another app, which you'll also be using…

By Evan Blass June 8, 2012, 2:31 pm

Why Can’t I Download a ZIP File in Android Gmail?

Android is often lauded as the most open of the platforms, and probably with good reason: it allows for the most homescreen customization, the most desktop-like browser and email experiences, and the easiest method of sideloading applications. But…

By Evan Blass June 4, 2012, 1:43 pm

Motorola Asanti, Vanquish Tipped for AT&T, Verizon

We've gotten a bit of information on some upcoming Motorola devices, including a pair of LTE-capable, Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handsets for Verizon and AT&T. First is the Motorola Vanquish, which will be sold worldwide, and which has already been…

By Evan Blass May 29, 2012, 2:26 pm

Motorola Droid X2 Specs Fully Revealed

There isn't much mystery left to Verizon's upcoming Motorola Droid X2 — a.k.a. Daytona and MB870 — and now an official spec sheet has appeared to fill in whatever blanks remained. As rumored, the X2 (that's X-squared) is a 4.3-inch, 1GHz dual-core…

By Evan Blass May 8, 2011, 10:45 am

Legendary FPSeCE PlayStation Emulator Ported to Android

Highly-regarded Windows Mobile developer Schtruck has ported his great PlayStation emulator, FPSeCE (First PlayStation Emulator for Windows CE), to the Android platform, teasing that it will arrive in the Market "very soon." At least one other PSX …

By Evan Blass January 27, 2011, 8:33 am

Samsung Debuts Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio, Galaxy mini

Samsung has revealed four mid-range Android handsets far ahead of their Mobile World Congress debut, although complete specs were not given yet. The phones are named (and pictured from left to right) Samsung Galaxy Ace — which was already leaked…

By Evan Blass January 26, 2011, 3:04 am

What Was the Best Smartphone of 2010?

This is what we wait all year for, friends: the chance to pick the single best phone in all of 2010. Sure, we could break it up by category, by platform, by carrier, by something , but we'd rather pit the Droids against the iPhones against the…

By Evan Blass December 31, 2010, 3:07 pm

Motorola’s Android Tablet Dubbed “Motorola Xoom”?

Motorola looks to be gearing up for the launch of a major product or product line known as Motorola Xoom, with the Illinois-based company having been quietly applying for trademarks on that term all over the world since mid-October. Besides the US,…

By Evan Blass December 21, 2010, 2:04 pm

Google Nexus S Live Wallpaper Ripped, Released for All

Ripped goodies keep appearing from the Android 2.3 Gingerbread SDK and now the Gingerbread-powered Google Nexus S, with XDA member dapoharoun posting the only new live wallpaper included with this build. As the image suggests, the so-called "Nexus"…

By Evan Blass December 15, 2010, 9:39 am

How-To Play Angry Birds Android Without the Ads (Legally)

Angry Birds is a certified casual gaming sensation on par with Tetris and Minesweeper, which is why so many Android owners are understandably frustrated with the ad-supported title available in the Market. Since no paid version is offered as on the…

By Evan Blass November 15, 2010, 1:54 pm

Samsung Galaxy S Found to Be First WiFi Direct-Certified Phone

The blockbuster Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S has apparently become the first smartphone certified for WiFi Direct usage, the device-to-device communication protocol based on 802.11 hardware. Searching for such products on the WiFi Alliance's…

By Evan Blass November 3, 2010, 5:05 pm

BlackBerry Style 9670 Flip Appears in Sprint’s System?

There's not much we don't know about the BlackBerry Style 9670 full-QWERTY flip phone at this point, except definitive word on which carriers it's headed to; now a purported internal screenshot seems to confirm an earlier leaked photo we had seen,…

By Evan Blass September 26, 2010, 2:10 pm

BlackBerry OS 6 for BlackBerry Bold 9650 Leaked

It looks like that leaked copy of BlackBerry OS 6 that we saw running on the Bold 9650 last month was the real deal, as a ROM is now available for all 9650 owners to download and install. Since this is still beta software, users should naturally…

By Evan Blass September 19, 2010, 3:20 pm

Final XDAndroid Froyo Build for Windows Phone Released

Popular Windows Phone Android port XDAndroid has gone gold, at least in its Froyo incarnation. With the addition of several features and tweaks, XDAndroid 2.2 AOSP is now at its final version, bringing an almost perfect Android 2.2 experience to HTC…

By Evan Blass September 19, 2010, 1:30 pm

Polaroid Debuts Larger PoGo Instant Printer, Android Editing App

Polaroid is showing off a larger version of its PoGo ink-less line of Bluetooth printers, along with an Android app which allows photogs to add text and borders to the 3-inch by 4-inch prints. Successor to the original PoGo thermal printer which…

By Evan Blass August 24, 2010, 7:55 am
General OS News

Smartphone Throwback: the Wireless Palm Vx (Video)

Palm has seen more than its fair share of metamorphoses throughout the years: from a subsidiary of 3Com, it spun off into its own company, rebranded to PalmOne after selling its operating system to Access, subsequently bought the Palm brand back…

By Evan Blass August 20, 2010, 4:47 am


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