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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!

Dec 272011
Transformer Prime Earns Hasbro Ire, ASUS Unfazed

This is a case of toy maker versus computer maker.  World-renowned toy manufacturer Hasbro has sued computer manufacturer ASUS over the latter’s use of “Transformer” and “Prime” in ASUS’s latest Android tablet called the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Hasbro filed a complaint for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair competition against ASUS at a … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 272011
Sony Ericsson Registers Xperia ION Trademark, Possibly for Xperia Nozomi

Sony Ericsson registered a new U.S. trademark for “Xperia ION” last December 13 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The trademark registration spun off rumors of Sony Ericsson’s releasing the Xperia Nozomi as the Xperia ION in the United States. The trademark application (Serial Number: 85493863) reveals that the registered mark covers … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 272011
Samsung GALAXY Nexus vs HTC Rezound

The year 2011 was a year of powerful Android phones, and as the year nears its end, we hear the Android phone wars reach an ear-splitting crescendo, especially with the arrival not just of dual-core smartphones but also of high-definition touchscreen displays. In a previous post, we pitted two of the most recent–and hottest–Android phones … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 152011
GALAXY Nexus Finally Arrives on Verizon

The whispers of a December 15 release date for the long-awaited, LTE-capable version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus turned out to be true. Verizon Wireless’ product page for the GALAXY Nexus now accepts orders for the well-loved Samsung phone. Verizon has an exclusive lock on being the first to release the Nexus phone from Samsung, … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 142011
GALAXY Nexus Already Selling Everywhere Except U.S. -- Why Not?

Samsung and Google unveiled their brainchild for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, about 7 weeks ago. The Android phone has been released in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, and other markets, except the United States. Many were crossing their fingers that the rumored December 9 release date for the Nexus phone would … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 132011
Sony Ericsson Nozomi (Xperia arc HD) Poses for Cam Again

Sony Ericsson’s flagship dual-core Android phone definitely loves posing for the cameras.  The Android phone codenamed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi, also rumored to be called the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc HD, has been caught on camera again. Some time ago, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc HD showed itself on candid camera, and then later … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 122011
ASUS Transformer Prime Release Date Still December 19, Delay Rumors Untrue

Amidst rumors saying that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime release date has been moved to early 2012 owing to Wi-Fi problems on the device, ASUS has confirmed that its shipment schedule for the well-celebrated Android tablet is still right on track. An ASUS spokesperson confirmed to tech blog The Verge that the company has … [Read the whole TidBit]

Dec 102011
Motorola DROID RAZR, XOOM, DROID BIONIC Sure to Get Android 4.0 ICS, But...

In its official blog, Motorola confirmed this week that a handful of its high-end Android smartphones and Android tablets are on the priority list for upgrading to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But–there’s a but–the update will definitely take some time and Motorola has not determined a specific time frame for delivering its sweet promise … [Read the whole TidBit]

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