Category: Android News


View Google Image results in a new carousel

Ever search for images on your Android tablet only to be annoyed that you have to click on the image to see it full screen, then click back to view the results to check out the next image? No longer do you have to do this, as now you can swipe between the full resolution images in a carousel fashion. After clicking on an image to see if full screen you simply swipe left or right to see  [Read More…]

HTC Sensation 4G ‘performance and stability’ update rolling out

Android Central

T-Mobile is pushing out a new software update for its HTC Sensation 4G, bringing the device up to version 1.50.531.31. The new version, which is still based on Android 2.3.4 and Sense 3.0, brings a host of welcome improvements and fixes to Sensation 4G owners. T-Mo’s describing it as a “performance and stability” update —

New Features:

Software stability Improved battery life

Improvements:

Improvements to Trace dictionary Screen  unresponsiveness resolved Device taking  [Read More…]

Google provides a closer look at Android’s 10 billion app downloads

Android Market app facts

The Android Market’s 10 billionth app download has been a hot topic this week. We’ve been talking about all the apps that are on sale to celebrate and which developers are reaping the rewards, but we haven’t really had a chance to take a look at how it all happened. Like what’s the most popular type of app? When is the most popular time to  [Read More…]

Twitter for Android gets another redesign and new feature set [#newtwitter]

Call me crazy, but I’m really liking the changes made in the latest version of the Twitter app. Sure, I know most of you have pledged allegiance to Twicca, Tweetcaster, or something similar (I’m a Plume man), but there are a few things to love in the latest edition of Twitter for Android.

Today Twitter announced that it was simplifying its products in order  [Read More…]

Day 3 of Google’s 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration

Android Market 10 billion promotion

We’re onto the third day of Google’s 10-day, 10-cent, 10 billion app download celebration in which 10 apps will be sold for a dime. No official word yet on exactly what’s on sale today, but here’s what we’ve found thus far:

Talking Tom Cat 2 Reckless Getaway ADW EX Launcher Tetris Space Physics Can Knockdown 2 Homerun Battle 3D Toki Tori Kids Learn to Read Blue Skies Donation Wallpaper  [Read More…]

Twitter launches redesigned app to Android Market

twitter-logo

Just one day after Facebook updated their Android app, Twitter has decided to roll out a simplified design across all of their clients, including the Android app. The new Twitter for Android just went live on the Market only minutes ago, so go grab the update now.

The new Twitter buttons.

Twitter’s latest update focuses around the redesigned icons, which they  [Read More…]

Instagram for Android finally (and still) in development

Android Central

iPhone photo sharing application Instragram has become a massive success, and the source of envy for many of the Android faithful. For the first time though, their Chief Executive Kevin Systrom no less, has confirmed what many of us have been waiting for. Instagram for Android is currently in development.

At the LeWeb conference in Paris, Systrom said, “we have two people working on Android now,” Sadly though he didn’t offer  [Read More…]

Beautiful Widgets becomes first paid app to hit 1 million downloads

beautiful widgets

We love Beautiful Widgets. Not only do they provide essential shortcuts on our homescreens, but they look good doing so. It’s because of this that we’re happy that LevelUp Studio announced that the app is the first paid to reach 1 million downloads. To celebrate, they put together an infographic (see it after the break) detailing some of their stats. They have had 121 updates in the Android Market, they have a  [Read More…]

Google announces Currents, its finger-friendly, Flipboard-esque news reader

Google Currents

Google today has finally unwrapped its long-rumored news magazine competitor to Flipboard on iOS. Called Currents and available on Android smartphones and tablets, along with the iPhone and iPad, it’s a finger-friendly way to sort through the latest news on a wide variety of subjects, much easier on the eye and the brain than sifting through pure RSS feeds.

The best part is that as easy as it is to read  [Read More…]

Barnes & Noble celebrates Angry Birds birthday with ‘Birds & Noble’ scavenger hunt at on Dec 11

Angry Birds

Barnes & Noble have teamed up with Rovio to celebrate Angry Birds’ second birthday. Starting Dec. 11, the first-ever Birds & Noble Scavenger Hunt and various other activities will take place at over 700 Barnes & Noble locations Nationwide.

Everyone is invited to come partake in the activities that include coloring or high score contests, design your own Angry Birds character, Angry Birds Parades and guessing games with some great prizes to  [Read More…]