Posts by Breon Nagy

Breon’s Motorola DROID X [Verizon] full written review

Preface This review is way overdue.  Since I have the device longer than I normally do, I wanted to give it a full workout as a daily phone.  Then, there was rumors that an update was released for the DROID X.  So, I waited for that.  Then, life happened.  Without further….le review. <insert my generic intro here> If you’ve read any of my… Read more

Top apps and games in the Android Market

Early this morning, Distimo released their monthly report, for June.  The report covers top apps and games, both free and paid, for Android Market, iPhone App Store, Palm App Catalog, Nokia Ovi Store, Blackberry App World, and Windows Marketplace. Let’s focus on our lil green buddy… Robo Defense still tops the paid games list and makes an… Read more

Android 2.2 debuts on the Platform Versions chart

Another Android release, another update to the Platform Versions page.  While it’s only a measly 1.8%, Android 2.2 has made its official debut on the chart.  Keep in mind that the official 2.2 update is still only available on the Nexus One and has only been on the airwaves for a few days.  Several other devices are slated to get some Froyo goodness… Read more

DROID X [Verizon] preview and initial impressions

Yesterday I received this DM on Twitter: “Have DROID X can you get here by 2 p.m.?”.  Needless to say, I was in my car and on the road as quickly as humanly possible. First Impressions: Usable – It has a 4.3″ screen, like the EVO.  However, the DROID X form factor seems to make it a little easier to use.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s still hard to… Read more

U.S. Cellular snags the Galaxy S

This phone is certainly making the rounds.  As Dustin reported, the Galaxy S will be launching on several carriers, in one form or another.  Today, U.S. Cellular announced their version.  Ironically¹ named “Galaxy S”. “The Samsung Galaxy S™ smartphone coming soon to U.S. Cellular customers is a premium Android device equipped with Samsung’s… Read more

Early upgrades to ANY Verizon 3G smartphone

If you followed my tweets this afternoon, or read my recap of the DROID× press conference, you probably saw the nugget about ‘early upgrades for DROID× buyers’.  Well, I have a treat for you.  Verizon is extending this offer to be valid for ANY 3G smartphone.  So if you’ve been waiting for your contract to end, so you can get an Incredible, now’s the… Read more

X marks the spot; DROID× press conference recap

Another press conference comes and goes.  This time, Verizon and Motorola get to shine with the Motorola DROID×.  Google and Adobe were also on hand to share some love. Each company had a chance to talk about some amazing accomplishment for Android.  Andy Rubin of Google said that  160,000 Android powered devices are sold everyday.  Adobe said that… Read more

Live blogging…er tweeting the DROID× event

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UPDATE: Live Blogging won’t happen this time. Follow me on Twitter. @breon for updates. This AM I received an email from my Verizon contact, with an invitation to the DROID× press conference webcast.  That being said, I’ll be live blogging and/or tweeting all of the details as soon as I have them.  I’m working with John to figure out how we can do… Read more

The myTouch 3G Slide takes a road trip

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T-Mobile just uploaded a new commercial for the myTouch 3G Slide, featuring the Genius button with a little humor mixed in.  A family is on a road trip and the little boy wants some ice cream.  The mom want the mall.  SPOILER ALERT:  The dad sides with the kid. As an aside, even T-Mobile has dropped the “3G” moniker from the name…at least while… Read more

N is for awesome; Mod unlocks Wireless-N for EVO

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We’ve known, for some time, that the EVO was packing a Wireless-N radio.  What was unknown was whether or not it would ever be enabled via an update.  Well, the wait is over….sort of.  While Google, Sprint and HTC were resting on their bums, the fine folks over at XDA Developers were cooking up an update to enable Wireless-N on the HTC EVO 4G. … Read more