Howdy all, it’s time to round up all of the crazy mobile topics from the week that was and listen to Myriam and Brad chat the afternoon away on the Engadget Mobile Podcast. For our 101st episode, we’re starting a tad early at 4:30ET (1:30PT, 8:30GMT), so we hope you can join us. Although it’s not like anything happened this week… right?
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The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4:30ET! originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’re less than 12 hours clear of iOS 4.3.4 hitting the streets, and already posters at Redmond Pie claim to have a PwnageTool 4.3.3 bundle that unlocks it. Ready to roll on every device except for the iPad 2, this tethered jailbreak brings back Cydia and anything else you might have missed after foolishly updating this afternoon. Any brave souls ready to jump in (at their own risk of course) immediately can find directions at the source link below, let us know how it’s worked for you in the comments.
iOS 4.3.4 jailbroken with PwnageTool on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad 1 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 16 Jul 2011 00:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, ios 4
Earlier today, AT&T announced that the HP TouchPad is coming to its 4G network, complete with a processor bump to 1.5GHz (up from 1.2GHz) and an HSPA+ radio. The carrier wasted no time getting its latest slate out in the public, showing it off at an event in NYC this afternoon. There aren’t any cosmetic changes to speak of, but that faster connectivity and notable processor boost are certainly nothing to shrug at. We had a chance to see the tablet in action, and it performed fairly well, especially considering the poor connectivity environment AT&T selected to host its event. Jump past the break to see it in action in our hands-on video, or check out our full review of HP’s slower, WiFi-only TouchPad.
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HP TouchPad 4G for AT&T hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, breaking news
, hp touchpad
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Looks like a bona fide twofer when it comes to Xoom news this afternoon. Just as soon as we heard that Android 3.2 was rolling out to select Xoom WiFi tablets (as in, be patient if yours is still stuck on the current build), in flies an FCC approval for the long-awaited LTE module. As for the former, build number HTJ85B is bringing a new zoom feature to the world’s first Honeycomb slate, and as for the latter… well, that one’s pretty self-explanatory. We heard back in April that the update was delayed until an undisclosed time in the summer, and now it’s looking like early adopters won’t be waiting much longer. Do let us know in comments if you see either, won’t you?
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Motorola Xoom sees Android 3.2 update, FCC-approved LTE module originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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This afternoon rumors rapidly spread that an unnamed company had offered to purchase Hulu from its media giant owners, and now the LA Times Company Town blog has fingered that entity as Yahoo. According to the initial Wall Street Journal report, the offer received was not solicited, but it has caused the board to consider soliciting offers from other companies. The last time CEO Jason Kilar checked in he was looking forward to breaking one million Hulu Plus subscribers, now we’re wondering which giant may be first in line to snap the streaming site up and add its content licenses to their warchest. Whatever happens, the newly formed NBCUniversal conglomerate won’t have a say in it after forfeiting its board seats to get the merger approved. Drop in your wildly speculative commentary below — rumors including YouTube, iTunes, Xbox, or some insane Spotify rumor you just made up, we’re willing to listen to them all.
Hulu rumored to be considering a sale after receiving an offer from… Yahoo? originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, hulu plus
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Turn the lights off, crank up your Music for Airports LP, and clear your appointments for the rest of the afternoon — it’s time to get your relaxation on with Flottille, tiny paper snowflakes that unfold as they’re exposed to water. French artist
You didn’t have any doubt that Samsung
was going to bring its new Galaxy Tab 8.9 to CTIA
, did you? Well, this thing is definitely coming very
soon. We snuck onto the show floor this afternoon, and while we didn’t find the actual tablet, there was a serious amount of Galaxy Tab 8.9 signage. We couldn’t get a close look at the placards, but the guys at PocketNow
had better luck. Not only does the 8.9-inch display have a 1280×800-resolution, but the tablet itself is said to be incredibly thin — it measures just .33-inches thick and weighs 1.03 pounds. It also looks like the 8.9 will be the first Honeycomb tablet
with some noticeable interface customizations — one of the signs showed a new “Live Panel” and a “Mini App” tray. All that certainly makes this one a bit more interesting — we’re assuming we will be hearing all the official details at Samsung’s press conference tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 specs and Honeycomb UI tweaks leak out before its official launch originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Last night you couldn’t walk down the street in New York City without becoming seriously soaked and breaking your umbrella, but you didn’t really think that would stop those crazy Apple fans, did you? Oh yes, the iPad 2
lines are in full effect in NYC and around the country — we’re hearing there are already close to 150 at The Cube in Midtown Manhattan and scores of others in line in Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Palo Alto and more. And with reports of online orders not shipping for 2 to 3 weeks now, we’re assuming those queues are only going to grow in the next few hours. It is, of course, our time-honored tradition to bring you photos of those incredibly brave line-sitters, and we’ll be doing just that this afternoon and evening. We’ll be heading out to grab some shots of our own soon and bring you the smiles and tears, but until then hit the break for a few we’ve been sent so far. Oh, and good luck everyone!
Continue reading iPad 2 line watch: the few, the proud, the soaking wet
iPad 2 line watch: the few, the proud, the soaking wet originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
, the cube
We can’t get enough of the world’s first Tegra 2 smartphone, the LG Star, so if the 4-inch diva wants a closeup while parading about Tel Aviv, who are we to argue? GSM Israel somehow managed to obtain the same dual-core Android 2.2 handset we glimpsed earlier this afternoon, complete with 8 megapixel camera and HDMI port. Though we don’t have the foggiest idea what they’re saying in the video after the break, the LG-P990 certainly seems to be a speedy little machine in side-by-side webpage load tests with the fan-favorite iPhone 4, though we seem to detect a hint of hesitation when the Star’s capacitive touchscreen gets brushed. Chalk it up to faux embarrassment, we suppose. Video after the break.
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LG Star struts its stuff on film, toys with an iPhone 4 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
This afternoon we were taken for a ride by Top Gear USA’s Tanner Foust in a Lamborghini dressed up as a taxi. Here, in his own words, Tanner gives us three reasons why the new show won’t suck. — Ed.
Not on video, but important for you to hear, Tanner told us if he were ever forced to make a choice between racing sponsorships and Top Gear, he’d choose Top Gear. Thank god. — Ed.
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