Category: Android News


Smartphone buyers chose Android twice as often as iOS in past 3 months

Nielsen numbers

As expected, the Android train keeps steamrolling along.  Nielsen’s numbers for smartphone platform purchases in the past 90 days show users picking Android 56 percent of the time, which is twice as often as iOS, which is the closest competitor.  Apple’s iOS numbers didn’t drop below their overall market share, but everyone elses numbers sure did.  It’s a clear trend — people in love with their Apple products will keep buying them,  [Read More…]

Another app we could do without: ‘Is my son gay?’

Here’s how to flag an app as ‘inappropriate’ in the Android Market

Is my son gay? Is my son gay?

We suppose it should be flattering that there’s currently a  fairly massive Twitter campaign calling for Google — and Android Central — to remove the obviously offensive (and ridiculous) “Is my son gay?” app from the Android Market.

If only it were up to us.

Actually, we don’t even  [Read More…]

T-Mobile to iPhone faithful: How about a nice Android phone?

T-Mobile and Android

This is probably one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. T-Mobile chief marketing officer Cole Brodman took to the company’s blog this morning to address the persistent rumors (and cries) that the carrier will, should or never will get the iPhone.

The post, titled “About the iPhone – a Letter to T-Mobile Customers,” begins:

We’ve heard from many customers who love their T-Mobile service, but  [Read More…]

HTC, Samsung, and Motorola join ISIS, an NFC rival to Google Wallet

Google Wallet is Google’s shot at introducing near field communications to the world. It’s currently available only in the Nexus S, only on Sprint, and only with a Mastercard. Even with Visa’s recent confirmation that it will support Wallet, Google is up against a big challenge in getting its NFC system widely adopted.

Oh, and did I mention that the very people it hopes  [Read More…]

Xobni launches Smartr Contacts for Android – makes your address book smarter

Xobni

If you came to Android from the BlackBerry world then there is a good chance you’ve heard of the folks behind the newly released contact management app Smartr. Xobni, while having first made their app available on BlackBerry has now launched Smartr to the Android Market after a long beta and alpha testing phase.

Rather then just simply offering you another address book, Smartr organizes your address book and takes it to the  [Read More…]

Hands-on with the Pantech Breakout

Pantech Breakout

Verizon Wireless recently introduced to us the Pantech Breakout, an entry-level device of the 4G LTE market, and the price tag was set to intrigue. Well, it appears as though it did just that, and landed right in my hands, and many of you are probably wondering how the specs and performance compare to the price. So, without any further delay let’s hit the break and take a quick look at the  [Read More…]

The future of healthcare is mobile: HealthTap helps you connect with real physicians

healthtap

As someone who, by day, works in the healthcare industry, stories about how we use our Android devices to enhance our medical and physical well being hit a little closer to home for me. During my daily perusal of Google Reader this morning, I found a story that may help shape the future of healthcare in the United States and beyond.

HealthTap has launched a beta service to the public that  [Read More…]

Android App Review: Sandisk Memory Zone

Android Central

Better known for its microSD cards, Sandisk has released its own memory management application onto the Android Market. Whereas popular file management apps like Astro allow you to dive deep into the file system on your device, Sandisk aims to cast a wider net by linking into cloud storage services as well.

The underlying intent is to assist you with backing up your device’s contacts, photos, music, videos, documents and  [Read More…]

Capcom’s Smurfs’ Village comes to select Android devices tomorrow

smurfsvillage

Finally, the popular Smurfs’ Village game is set to come to Android tomorrow, but on select devices only. This is an awesome addition to Android, especially since Smurfs’ Village for iOS has consistently been on Apple’s Top Grossing chart in the App Store since its launch. So there shouldn’t be any doubt that this game will be  [Read More…]

Hands on with the Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung took the wraps off of its Galaxy Tab 8.9 tonight in New York City, the latest product in its ever-growing Galaxy line. Shoneel Kolhatkar, Samsung’s Director of Product Planning, said that the 8.9 “hits the sweet spot … between screen real estate and compact size,” and we tend to agree. First thing you’ll notice is that on paper, a little more than an inch doesn’t seem like a whole lot  [Read More…]