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  • Switched On: When apps meet traps
    Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

    They’ve gone by many names — “programs,” “executables” and “applications” — and the development of technologies such as HTML5 calls their nature into question. But the explosion of apps that have set the mobile device market alight over the past several years have been around for almost as long as digital computing has. Disagree with that statement whilst chatting with those who took early programming classes, and you may be staring down a punch card to the face.

    In terms of consumer technology, though, apps have migrated from PCs to video game consoles (where they’ve been long burnt into ROMs) to smartphones and tablets, and now — perhaps — back to televisions proper. One thing we’ve learned over the course of that history is that companies will rarely refuse an opportunity to turn a successful “purpose-built device” into an app platform given enough marketplace success.

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    Switched On: When apps meet traps originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 07 Aug 2011 18:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Droid Bionic hits FCC, brings manual
    When it rains, it pours, and the latest in the torrential downpour of Droid Bionic news comes straight from the FCC itself: we’ve got a manual. The user’s guide starts by confirming the usual suspects: a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE, a 4.3″ screen and a rear-facing camera capable of capturing 1080p video. The good stuff comes in on page thirteen: the Motorola XT375 supports LTE, CDMA, GSM, and UTMS, a world phone with support for over 200 countries, but unlike its WiMax cousin, the Photon, UMTS support is limited to 2100MHz only. Need more than just bread and butter? An inductive charging back tagged along on the handset’s federal funday, although there’s no indication if wireless juice comes standard, or if a charge base will need to be purchased separately. Want a closer look? Check out the gallery below for the teardown of your dreams.

    Droid Bionic hits FCC, brings manual originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 07 Aug 2011 17:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Samsung Hercules confirmed as a T-Mobile Galaxy S II variant

    The picture almost says it all: the Galaxy S II is coming to T-Mobile. Except it’s slightly more complicated than that. According to TmoNews, you’re actually looking the back of the new Samsung Hercules — a handset rumored to possess godly specs, which we already knew was heading to both T-Mo and Telus, and which is now confirmed as an honest-to-goodness Galaxy S II variant. It’s similar to the original superphone in many respects, but it has a slightly larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen like the Infuse 4G, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor that’s possibly a Qualcomm instead of Sammy’s own Exynos, and a 42Mbps HSPA+ radio. The rounded corners of the back cover also look distinctly similar to the Within — the GSII variant coming to Sprint. You’ll find full-frontals after the break, which also recall the design of the Nexus S. The only thing missing is any mention of NFC, which featured in the initial rumors, but this is still a hotch-potch of the best Samsung phones around and we can’t wait for it to arrive.

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    Samsung Hercules confirmed as a T-Mobile Galaxy S II variant originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 07 Aug 2011 16:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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