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Erich Boyd

Erich <3 Android. Simple as that. That's also the reason Android TidBits exists. Android is meant to make the smartphone and tablet experience more awesome. The goal of Android is not world domination. That's only a secondary goal. Its main goals are practicality and usefulness. Wait, those are Android TidBits' primary goals, too!

Feb 052014
Google adds new color to Nexus 5 line

Google has added a third color to its Nexus 5 line. This time, it’s the color apt for Valentine’s Day. LG Electronics, which worked as Google’s partner in the design and production of the Nexus 5, announced this week that the Google Play Store will start offering the red Nexus phone starting this month. The … [Read the whole TidBit]

Jan 302014
Android 4.4 KitKat deadline for HTC One stretched anew by 2 weeks

It’s either the Android development team is cooking up new Android versions too fast, or HTC is just slow in catching up. Just this week, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie publicly acknowledged the inevitability of the company’s breaking its promise to serve Android 4.4 KitKat to HTC One users across the U.S. and Canada regardless … [Read the whole TidBit]

Jan 252014
Motorola Moto X price to lower by $100 for 1 hour on Jan. 27, by $70 until Valentine's

Motorola Mobility announced through social media that it will be cutting down US$ 100.00 from the price of an off-contract Motorola Moto X for one hour only on Monday, January 27. The price slash effectively brings the retail price of the SIM-free Motorola Moto X from US$ 400.00 down to US$ 300.00, but only for … [Read the whole TidBit]

Jan 232014
Moto G hitting India soon; Motorola to give launch details on February 5

The people of India will soon take their turn in getting a taste of Motorola’s latest budget-friendly Android phone — the Motorola Moto G — some time this coming February. Motorola Mobility announced through social media that the company will be divulging on February 5 the details of the upcoming launch of the Moto G … [Read the whole TidBit]

Jan 232014
Motorola updates Migrate app, lets users copy data from iPhone to Android

Motorola recently updated its Migrate app with the ability to transfer data from iPhone to certain supported Motorola Android phones. The whole process happens via the intermediation of iCloud. Initially, the Motorola phone transfer tool could only move data from certain Motorola phones to other Motorola phones. But, the newest and updated version (as of … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 272011
Amazon Kindle Fire Starts Munching on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Who’s saying that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich runs only on Android phones or Android tablets that burn holes in your pocket?  Eager members of the XDA Developers Forums have successfully created an early version (technically called a pre-alpha version) of Android 4.0 for the Amazon Kindle Fire, the wallet-friendly Android tablet from Amazon. The … [Read the whole TidBit]

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