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HTC Thunderbolt Finally Gets an Upgrade

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Feb 5, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Sometimes I forget that people actually keeps phones until they have an upgrade available which is about 20 months because I generally don't have a phone much more than 3. Its a blessing and a curse. By the time I get it all fine tuned just the way I like it, it's time to give it up and start all over again. So don't be hatin' on me!

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Topics: Android, Smartphone, Android 4.1, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwich, Upgrades, Gingerbread, Verizon

RAZR MAXX and RAZR MAXX HD to get Jelly Bean Lite Finally?

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Nov 30, 2012 4:11:00 PM

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I'm not going to lie...I have been desperately waiting to get the most of my Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD. I mean with a name like Droid RAZR MAXX HD shouldn't it just give you the most right from the get-go? Well here's the deal. Any time now an update will be rolling out and here is what you can look forward to with the upgrade to the Android Operating System 4.1 (Jelly Bean). By the way, I'm calling it Jelly Bean Lite because there is a Jelly Bean 4.2 as well.

GOOGLE NOW
Just the right information at just the right time. Get today’s weather before you start your day, know how much traffic to expect before you leave for work and when the next train will arrive as you’re standing on the platform. Cards appear throughout the day automatically.

VOICE SEARCH NOTIFICATIONS
Sometimes you’d rather just speak your search query. Android lets you search the web with your voice, and it’s convenient for getting quick answers on the fly. It speaks back to you and is powered by the Knowledge Graph, bringing you precise answers and ranked search results.
Take action directly from the notifications panel. Send emails, return calls, share photos and more. Notifications are expandable and you scan multiple emails, see event details or full images and more.

SMART KEYBOARD
More accurate and relevant dictionaries have been implemented. Jelly Bean’s keyboard guesses the next word before you type it and voice typing now works even when you don’t have a data connection, and text-to-Speech capabilities have been improved.

ADDITIONAL JELLY BEAN ENHANCEMENTS

  • Move between Home screens with more intuitive graphics and smooth transitions.
  • Enjoy more reactive and uniform touch responses.

SOFTWARE UPGRADES

  • Improved voice and data connectivity.
  • Native calendar settings have been improved for a better user experience.
  • Improved reliability and connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus & Visual Voicemail.
  • Time stamp shown in outgoing multimedia has been corrected.

APPLICATION UPDATES

  • Video calling portal and Accessories Application has been preloaded.
  • Verizon Video has been removed.
  • Color Application has been removed.
  • Fully integrated Amazon app suite has been preloaded (includes Kindle, Amazon MP3,
  • IMDb, Audible, and Zappos).

When the rollout begins and you start REALLY making the most of you RAZR MAXX and MAXX HD, hit me up so I can start checking my software update button!

Peace out

-CC

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Topics: Motorola, Android, Smartphone, Android 4.1, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android OS, Jelly Bean, Announcements, Updates

Two New Smartphones Continue the DROID RAZR Legacy

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Oct 17, 2012 2:25:00 PM

New DROID RAZR Smartphones Now Available

DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola have hit the shelves this week.

Last month, DROID RAZR M by Motorola launched as the full-screen phone with edge-to-edge display, and last week, two more exclusive DROID RAZRs have arrived – DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD by Motorola. Both smartphones continue the DROID RAZR legacy and provide the features and power that customers have come to expect.

As the most compact 4.7-inch smartphone, DROID RAZR HD is built with premium materials such as Corning Gorilla Glass and DuPont KEVLAR fiber. And to defend against the occasional spills and splashes, there’s a protective layer of water-repellant nanocoating.

DROID RAZR HD features an 8-megapixel camera and an HD display that makes movies, photos, magazines and websites appear with vibrant clarity. The Circles Widget makes it easy to view battery life, text notifications, missed calls or weather updates, right on the home screen. The smartphones are near-field communications(NFC)-enabled, so customers can use Android Beam to share contacts and maps directly to compatible phones.

DROID RAZR MAXX HD has the same features as the DROID RAZR HD but includes a battery that allows for up to 32 hours of normal use and double the internal storage to 32 GB. Customers can also maximize their battery life using the updated SMARTACTIONS app that features a new Driver Mode.

Both new DROID RAZRs run over 4G LTE, combined with Chrome for Android, meaning customers can enjoy blazing fast speeds that make downloading documents or surfing the Web a breeze. Verizon Wireless 4G LTE will soon be available to more than 245 million people in the United States. Also, both devices are Global Ready, so calling home or sending emails is possible from more than 205 countries around the world.

The DROID RAZR HD is available in either Black or White and has 16 GB internal storage. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is available in Black and has 32 GB internal storage. 

 

I can't wait to get my hands on these!

Stay tuned for my review!

-CC

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Topics: Motorola, Android, Smartphone, Ice Cream Sandwich, cell phone, Android OS, Jelly Bean, 4G LTE, Announcements, Verizon, microSIM

iOS v. Android v. WindowsPhone

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Oct 1, 2012 2:46:00 PM

So Many Phones, So Little Time. Which OS(Operating System) is Right for You?


If you are already due for an upgrade or expect to be relatively soon, I have 2 words for you. Good Luck.
There are so many phones out there and it's never going to slow down. Well, at least not before the end of the year. Starting today we are officially in the 4th quarter of the year and that means we'll be seeing even more before the holidays.
So what it all boils down to, unless you are a slave to your OS(Some people on iPhones will never switch no matter how great Android is) is what is the best OS for you? Two months ago I'd only be talking about Android and iOS but on October 26, WindowsPhone is making a comeback with Window 8 and they have some really sweet devices coming. Soon it may become a three-way battle if Windows8 is well received. It's a nice clean OS and I for one am looking forward to getting my hands on one. I am not including Blackberry because their Marketshare is very low. Here are a few fun iOS vs. Android cartoons. I never get sick of these!
 
   
If you are trying to pick a new smartphone, your best bet is to decide which OS is best for you.

iOS Apple iPhone

Pros
Fixed ecosystem-everything is intergrated so it's very easy to use, sync, backup etc.
Very intuitive Interface makes for a short learning curve.
All devices are running the same version.
Devices running on iOS are extremely stable. No freezing or locking up.

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Topics: As heard on Damon Scott Show, Android Apps, apps, WindowsPhone, Motorola, Android, Apple, Samsung, Apps Android Apps Android, Android 4.1, HTC, Windows Apps, Ice Cream Sandwich, cell phone, iphone, Upgrades, Android OS, Gingerbread, iOS apps, Iphone4S, Updates, iPhone5, iPad

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Updates

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Aug 15, 2012 4:30:00 PM

What’s just as exciting as buying a new phone? Getting a major update on your phone! The best part, it doesn’t cost a thing and you feel like you're getting a brand new phone. Well at least this update will feel like it. There is a major change going from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 ICS but it’s all for the better. Unfortunately, only 3 phones are slated to get the update very soon with more to come.

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Topics: Motorola, Android, Samsung, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android OS, Announcements, Updates, Rezound

8 Super Sweet Flavors of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Aug 14, 2012 3:30:00 PM
  Is your sweet tooth trembling yet?  Who doesn’t love a Jelly Bean?  With so many flavors to choose from, there’s got to be a few flavors you’ll love.  You're also going to love all the new and updated features Google sprinkled all throughout this new OS that make for a sweetened user experience.  Here are some of the more interesting features:

Smart App Update

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Topics: Android Apps, Motorola, Android, Samsung, Android 4.1, Ice Cream Sandwich, Android OS, Jelly Bean, Tablet, Updates

Ice Cream Sandwich Update on Rezound by HTC

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Aug 6, 2012 9:43:00 AM

Great news, starting last week, these exciting enhancements are coming to the Rezound by HTC. Rezound customers will be upgraded to the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System via a software upgrade that will be pushed over the air to the device.

Note: As with all Software Upgrades, not all HTC Rezound users will receive the upgrade at once. It will be distributed in groups over time until all users are upgraded.

To learn more about the upgrade, or for more information about the software upgrade, be sure to click this link.

Have fun with your new features!

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Topics: Android, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwich, Rezound

Now It's Incredible and 4G!

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Jul 3, 2012 10:10:00 AM


At 4G speed, this HTC Incredible 4G will be in stores before you know it!

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Topics: Android, Mobile Broadband, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwich, cell phone, games, 4G LTE, Announcements

8 Wonders of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Posted by Cellular Chloe on May 10, 2012 1:39:00 PM

I gotta tell you, I am long overdue for a trip to building 44. My last Android OS rock star photo was with the Honeycomb. The Ice Cream Sandwich has been chillin’ on the lawn over there waiting for me. Check out my OS pix from last year!  Below, I will remind you what to expect with ICS and some if the great features it has to offer. 

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Topics: Android, Samsung, Ice Cream Sandwich, Upgrades, Product Information, Tablet, 4G LTE, Announcements, Updates

Upgrade? Update? Upgrate? Is my Android Phone Getting One?

Posted by Cellular Chloe on Mar 15, 2012 9:14:00 AM

Ice Cream Sandwich

If you happen to be sporting a Motorola Droid X2 in your back pocket (or in your handbag) you'll be happy to know that there is an update headed your way. Well, headed the phone's way, so until you get it, keep the phone out in the open, not in a pocketbook or at the bottom of a bookbag or in your pocket. That's why sometimes others get their upgrades faster, because their phone caught the signal first. If you are still reading this, you are either extremely gullable or you know what a goofass I am. Of course, none of that is true! Your phone will get the upgrade OTA (Over-the-Air) regardless of where it is! What you can do however is pull in the upgrade if it's available by going to Menu>Settings>About Phone>System Updates. It'll either say, "Your device is up to date!" or if it is available to you. it will alert you that you have an OTA update.

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Topics: Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC, Ice Cream Sandwich, Upgrades, Tablet, Announcements, Updates, Droid X2

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