Posts by Steve Raycraft

GameStop Now Taking Pre-Orders for Nexus 7 16GB Tablet

Gamestop just announced that they are taking pre-orders for the new Nexus 7 Tablet.  To encourage you to order the tablet from them, Gamestop is offering an additional 30% store credit for all trade-ins including other tablets.  You can see the full press release below: GameStop Taking Pre-Orders on New Google Nexus 7 Tablet Trades of popular… Read more

HTC Weighing Options For Android 4.1 Device Updates

Today, HTC released a statement regarding the deployment of Android 4.1 on HTC devices.  The Taiwanese-based company released the following statement: We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices.  We are reviewing the software to determine our upgrade plans and schedule, so please stay tuned… Read more

More Companies Now “Going Google”

The number of companies using Google Apps is growing immensly.  Today at Google I/O,  it was announced that 45 states, 66 of the Top 100 Universities and over 5 million businesses have switched to Google Apps.  The collaboration capabilities of Google docs and the fact that they can now be edited offline allows companies to streamline efficiency inside… Read more

ICS for European XOOM Owners Begins To Roll Out.

European XOOM owners should be excited about the continued support they are receiving in relation to system upgrades.  Yesterday, Google announced that the XOOM would be one of the first devices to receive the Android 4.1 Jell Bean upgrade and today Motorola via their Facebook page, that the Ice Cream Sandwich update is beginning to roll out.  The… Read more

Sprint Launching LTE In Five Markets on July 15th

While all the attention yesterday was directed at Google I/O 2012 yesterday, Sprint had a small announcement of it’s own.  On July 15th, Sprint’s LTE network will light up in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio. Additional markets will receive LTE in the future, but no specific timeframe was announced for the expansion. Sprint’s move… Read more

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon SDK

Qualcomm announced at their Uplinq conference this morning in San Diego, that they have developed a new Snapdragon SDK to aid developers in differentiating their applications on devices by utilizing a new set of value-added features.  Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Internet Services and the company’s senior vice president for software strategy… Read more

T-Mobile and Verizon Join Forces in Spectrum Deal

T-Mobile and Verizon have come to an agreement to share the AWS spectrum.  If approved by the FCC, T-Mobile will license the AWS spectrum from Verizon in 218 markets which includes 15 of the top 25 U.S. markets.  The licensed area covers roughly 60 million users.  Verizon in return, will receive spectrum that covers roughly 22 million people…. Read more

Flipboard Announces New York Times Integration

The team behind the Flipboard application continue to impress us with additions to their recently released application .  The latest addition is the inclusion of the New York Times.  This well-known publication recently launched their ‘NYT Everywhere’ initiative to expand their presence by utilizing third-party platforms such as Flipboard.  Beginning… Read more

HTC To Stop All Sales in Brazil

Despite the prediction that Brazil will become a Top 5 smartphone market by 2016, HTC is expected to scrap it’s plans to bring the One series to the country.  The sales numbers have been disappointing and consequently, HTC is looking to stop sales altogether in Brazil.  When asked about HTC exiting Brazil, and HTC representative told AndroidPit that… Read more