AT&T to power down 2G network by 2017

If you own a smartphone manufactured in the past two years, the following news likely won’t apply to you, but it’s still worth noting that AT&T has set a deadline for the end to their 2G network. They hope to cease operations by 2017. As the carrier continues to build out its 4G network and …

Google takes down 16 GB Nexus 7 from Play

Looks like the troubles for the 16 GB Nexus 7 continues for Google, who have decided to stop offering it from their own Play store after the shambolic pre-order situation. The 8 GB is still available, and shipping is in 3-5 days. The tablet clearly has a huge demand, with the majority preferring the 16 GB …

Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G for MetroPCS leaked

MetroPCS looks to be getting themselves another interesting Android device. It’s the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G and it boasts a rather odd combination of specs. It fits somewhere between the Galaxy S and Galaxy S2 with the following: a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, possibly a 1.3GHz single-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera, …

LG Eclipse stops at the FCC on the way to Sprint

The FCC report has been published on the LG LS970, otherwise knows as the LG Eclipse, which should be headed to Sprint soon. The details confirm as much with support for CDMA 820 / 850 / 1900 and LTE band 25. The 3G/4G is complimented by Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n, and NFC. The phone is …

Motorola to Use Snapdragon Chipsets for some Phones?

  Motorola has enjoyed a nice, fruitful relationship with TI and NVIDIA, but new evidence suggests they may be looking at Qualcomm’s arsenal of chipsets for at least one upcoming phone. A GLBenchmark result for one Motorola MB886, a device believed to be headed to AT&T. The benchmark surprisingly shows that the device will house …

O2 UK Galaxy S II Now Receiving Android 4.0

It appears O2 UK have beaten their target window of Mid-April for the Galaxy S II’s update to Ice Cream Sandwich by a long shot. It’s still March – late March, mind you, but it’s March – and the update is now rolling out to users. You’ll need to get it through Kies, but we’re …