Nice: CM 9 Boot Animation On Video is showing off the boot animation for the highly anticipated CM9. CyanogenMod 9 is the Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich version of the world’s favorite ROM. CM 9 will give a large number of devices that may not see an official build of Ice Cream Sandwich, the functionality that ICS offers. It will also

Russell Holly Takes Reigns As XDA Portal Admin

Many of our readers know Russell Holly either from his pieces on, or as the first Senior Editor here at While that may seem like eons ago it was just over a year ago, which in the tech journalism world, may seem like ages. In addition to Holly’s feature writing for Ziff Davis

Sprint Disabling Carrier IQ received an official statement from Sprint on Friday that said they were disabling Carrier IQ services from all of their phones. The statement came on the heels of a report at that Sprint had demanded all of their manufacturer partners remove the service from their devices and do so quickly. According to

Verizon Says They Aren’t Using Carrier IQ, But Do They?

Verizon Wireless has taken to Twitter to defend their position that they don’t use CarrierIQ. In the official Verizon Wireless Twitter account managed by Verizon’s Jeffrey Nelson, the company has said that they don’t have CarrierIQ on their phones and then reiterated the same message tweeting to’s Editor In Chief, Joshua Topolsky the message

T-Mobile Allowing Video Chat Over 3G/4G For Now

Many of you have been following the plight of Russell Holly over G-Talk with video over 3G on phones.  If that made no sense to you whatsoever, here is a bit of the back story. When the Samsung Nexus S on T-Mobile received the update to Gingerbread 2.3.4 it included G-Talk with video. In theory,

HTC Scribe To Come Free With HTC Evo View 4G On Sprint

When HTC released the HTC Flyer Wi-Fi version exclusively through Best Buy last month people were in an uproar to find out that the HTC Scribe (digital pen) was an accessory sold separately and for upwards of $70. Some Best Buy locations reacted by giving away the HTC Scribe free with the purchase of the

Verizon Foundation provides 4th grade class Droid guided field trip

Baltimore’s own Red House Run Elementary School took a tour of the Maryland state capital in Annapolis recently.  The tour consisted of colonial walking tours as well as a harbor cruise.  The students were outfitted with Droid devices and teachers were using a mixture of Motorola Xooms or Samsung Galaxy Tabs were able to communicate

Where’s The Beef Verizon? iPhone 4 Producing Light Foot Traffic.

This morning after getting going I headed over to to read the piece by fellow Android enthusiast and general tech blogger Russell Holly.  Holly had ventured out to the Timonium Verizon Wireless store (a north Baltimore affluent suburb) and found less than dismal crowds for the 7am open.  Suprised that he had gone to

Microsoft Jumps on The Google TV Bandwagon With Xbox 360 TV

Microsoft has reportedly told reuters that they are in talks with TV programming providers to license their broadcasts for re-broadcast via the Xbox 360 via a web based subscription service. Microsoft plans to use it’s existing Xbox 360 hardware to deliver tv conent to Xbox 360 homes rather than have them adapt to new hardware. 

Steve Jobs Announces IOS 4.2 With A Bunch of Android Features

Steve Jobs again took swipes at Android today during the release announcement of IOS 4.2. During the announcement Steve Jobs said “iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Once again, the iPad with iOS 4.2 will define the target that other tablets

Getjar Sets Record with 100 Million Downloads

You think these guys from Getjar look happy in this picture? We are willing to bet they are happier now with the announcement that they’ve reached the 100 million download mark on one single application. Bruce Jones from GetJar is a huge supporter of the Android OS, however Getjar’s custom AppIt link allows Getjar users,

Samsung Galaxy Tab: Customizable Launcher and 3G hotspot

We’ve been bringing you the goods on the Samsung Galaxy Tab since we were at the unveiling in Germany at IFA in September. We’ve got countless posts spreading the good word. So now we are going to start highlighting some of the coolness it has inside. Sure we are going to point out what the