Today At Cult Of Android: Google Introduces Android Design, Global Roaming On The DROID 4 And LG Spectrum, And More…



What’s this? Android news on Cult of Mac? Who cares? Maybe you don’t, maybe you do. Point is: these are a few of the popular topics going on in the Android world today. Maybe you’d like to know what the competition is up to, or perhaps your aunt received a Kindle Fire she needs to update. Regardless of the reason, having a resource such as Cult of Android allows you to learn more about what’s going on with the competition. You know what they say: the best way to beat the enemy is to know which way they’re moving!/em>

Archos To Update All G9 Tablets To Ice Cream Sandwich In February

If you’re jealous of ASUS getting Android 4.0 and happen to own an Archos G9 tablet, you’re about to get some good news. According to sources over at Android Police, Archos will be updating all their G9 tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich within the first week of February. In addition, all G9 tablets sold in February should come pre-loaded with Android’s latest operating system. More…

Global Roaming To Be Enabled On The DROID 4 And LG Spectrum

Up until now, no LTE device on Verizon has been able to support global roaming (no, not global warming, global roaming), in part because of a network issues that prevents LTE phones from roaming in non-CDMA markets. But now, thanks to some network enhancements and unannounced global GSM/WCDMA roaming capability in the DROID 4 and LG Spectrum, both devices will have global roaming support enabled by the first half of the year. Here’s what Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney had to say: More…

Boost Mobile Adding The LG Marquee To Its Pre-Paid Offerings

Boost Mobile just announced the latest Android smartphone to join their $55 pre-paid lineup, the LG Marquee. The Marquee isn’t the “latest and greatest” Android phone, and has been out for quite some time, but it’s a nice mid-range device that’s more than capable of handling most tasks. For $279.99, you can grab the Marquee along with an affordable pre-paid plan from Boost. The Marquee features: More…

All Extended Batteries For Verizon’s 4G LTE Devices Are 50% Off [Deal Alert]

If you own a 4G LTE device from Verizon then you already know all about battery drain. There are many ways to help improve your battery life on a 4G LTE device, but one of your best options is to simply purchase an extended battery (if your device has one). It was the first thing I purchased alongside my Galaxy Nexus, and one accessory that I recommend to anyone looking for an extended battery life. Not too long ago, Verizon had the Galaxy Nexus extended battery on sale for 50% percent off, and we’re happy to report that this deal extends to all extended batteries available for Verizon’s 4G LTE devices. More…

Sprint Announces Minor Update For HTC EVO 3D

Sprint has announced a minor maintenance update for the HTC EVO 3D. Software update 2.17.651.5 should be available starting today for anyone who wishes to manually pull it up, otherwise an OTA should begin rolling out on Jan 17. To manually check for the update, simply hit Menu > Settings > System updates > HTC software update > Check now. This update is very minor and includes: More…

Verizon Customers: Start Writing Your 3G Eulogies Now, 4G LTE Connectivity Now A “Hard Requirement” For Manufactures

One day we’ll all look back and say “Hey, remember when we used to have 3G phones?” Of course our kids won’t have any idea of what we’re talking about; in fact, they’ll probably be calling them communicators by then. It seems Verizon is set in making 4G LTE the future of their network, so much, that they have announced from here on out, 4G LTE connectivity is a “hard requirement” for any manufacturer looking to have their phone on Big Red’s network. Of course for now, they will be making a few exceptions for “dumb” phones and phone’s that work on their push-to-talk network. More…

TELUS Reminds Us That The Galaxy Nexus Will Be Available Tomorrow

If you haven’t already heard, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is set to hit the Canadian wireless company TELUS tomorrow. To remind us of this tasty news, TELUS sent out a tweet confirming its arrival tomorrow, and a link on how to get it. This is exciting news for our northern friends, and I’m betting they can’t wait to get their hands on some Ice Cream Sandwich. More…

Google Introduces Android Design: “The place to learn about principles, building blocks, and patterns for creating world-class Android UIs”

Google’s goal with Ice Cream Sandwich is to present a more unified and distinguishable platform UI from here on out. They’ve been hard at work trying to figure out ways to maintain their “open” approach, while also maintaining some sort of consistency. They want developers to know that they have worked hard on creating Ice Cream Sandwich UI with “the users’ best interests in mind,” and encourage them to apply and adapt these methods when developing for Android. To help guide developers on how to create a complimenting application for Android, they have opened up a new site called “Android Design.” More…


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3 responses to “Today At Cult Of Android: Google Introduces Android Design, Global Roaming On The DROID 4 And LG Spectrum, And More…”

  1. Barton Lynch says:


  2. VotersRights says:

    NOBODY here cares about Android.

  3. benWV says:

    Are you putting Apple news on the Android site?