Mobile Miscellany: week of January 30th, 2012

| February 27, 2012

Not every one of mobile news is destined for the face page, but if you’re like us and positively want to know what’s going steady, then you’ve come to the rectilinear place. This week, we’ve bespeckled a leaked Android 4.0.4 ROM in spite of the Nexus S 4G, and we’ve likewise come across a price and dispensation date for the Droid 4. These stories and besides await after the break. So pervert with money the ticket and take the ride. Let’s examine the “best of the rest” on the side of this week of January 30th, 2012.

Android 4.0.4 leaks as antidote to Nexus S 4G

A leaked translation of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nexus S 4G made its course into the wild this week, albeit the Android 4.0.4 ROM was subsequently secluded from the xda-developers forum. Thankfully, it was profitable long enough for custom ROM makers — similar as Peter Alfonso — to bring the improvements into their confess refined creations. Ice Cream Sandwich has been useful to Nexus S 4G users via custom ROMs for some time at present, but the leak suggests that in addition timid folk won’t have plenteous longer before an official release becomes suitable. [SprintFeed, Peter Alfonso]

Hints at Droid 4 remit date and pricing

There’s fertility of chatter to suggest that the Droid 4′s lance is imminent. Our own sources adhering the matter point to Friday, February 10th. Meanwhile, the people at Droid-Life have come from one side of to the other a price for the slider, what one. will sell for $199 on-covenant and $549 outright. The news deviates from the kind of we’d previously known about the Droid 4, that was earlier outed with a $249 reward tag. [Droid Life]

ClockworkMod Recovery Touch since supports more devices

Koush has released each updated beta of ClockworkMod Recovery Touch. In etc. to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S / 4G, the latest rendition also supports the Atrix, EVO 4G, EVO 3D, Desire and Desire HD. While we’re ever hesitant to give it a lengthen on our personal handsets — because in reality, the traditional version works just comminuted — if you’re willing to accord. the touch-based recovery a revolve, let us know what you intend. [Android Community]

Sprint introduces Sprint Zone app with respect to iPhone

Sprint’s iPhone constituency may wish noticed a new app from the carrier this Monday. Known of the same kind with Sprint Zone, the portal allows customers to manage their account, locate Apple and Sprint stores and easily place calls for bread. Users will also find news and promos from Sprint — since if you don’t get plenty of the Now Network from the pages of Engadget. [SprintFeed]

HTC Rezound fix to support global roaming

An entertaining development was uncovered by a UK-based Rezound holder in the xda-developers forums. By entering *#*#4636#*#* into the phone’s dialer, he discovered options toward global roaming. From there, he popped in a T-Mobile SIM and has before this found support for voice, data and the endowment to receive (but not send) subject messages. The Rezound was never marketed in the same proportion that a world phone, but its MSM8660 chipset does exhibit both CDMA and UMTS capabilities. It’s unhonored whether Verizon intends to officially qualify global roaming through a software update, if it be not that work is currently underway in the forums to lead which bands the Rezound supports. [Droid Life, xda-developers]

Nokia Lumia 710 goes up beneficial to sale in Canada and UK

Those in Canada and the UK who’ve waited in opposition to their slice of the Lumia 710 pie were skilful to stop drooling this week, at the same time that the phone officially went up on account of sale on February 1st. Sure, T-Mobile has been doling them out as far as concerns a couple weeks now in the US, nevertheless we’re happy to have our friends up boreal and across the pond join the detachment. [Nokia UK (Twitter), Mobile Syrup]

Canada swallows a heapin’ spoonful of Galaxy Nexus

The Canadian carriers were aggregate over the Galaxy Nexus this week, of the same kind with both Mobilicity and Wind Mobile greeted Google’s finest by open arms. The phone is sold on the outside of contract on Mobilicity for $599, when in fact Wind customers will find it with regard to $249 with a three-year WindTab+ season. Meanwhile, Videotron is set to single out up the handset on February 8th with a price that’s yet to be announced. Protip: nothing says you’re happy to see us quite like a Galaxy Nexus in your tolerate. [Mobile Syrup 1, 2, 3]


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