Category: Android News

A lucky reader gets a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 early from Best Buy

Tab 8.9

We just got this from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous — it’s his very own Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 courtesy of Best Buy (see our hands-on here).  It seems that his Tab 10.1 had a manufacturing defect, and when he went to Best Buy to return it they inadvertantly grabbed an 8.9-incher from the stockroom and handed it over.  We know Best Buy is already taking pre-orders for the slightly  [Read More…]

Android 101: How to pair a Bluetooth headset

Bluetooth settings

Pairing a Bluetooth device with your phone is a relatively simple affair.  These instructions were written using the Samsung Infuse 4G and Jawbone Icon, but the steps should be just about the same for any Android phone or tablet, and the instructions that came with your headset will fill in the rest of the details.

First you’re going to want to go to Settings, then Wireless and networks, then Bluetooth settings.  Turn  [Read More…]

HTC Ruby Press Image Leaked

After seeing the HTC Ruby in a few less-than-spectacular shots, it looks like we’ve finally found a decent image of the device. The photo above is reportedly a leaked press shot of the HTC Ruby, which is rumored to be launching on T-Mobile as the Amaze 4G, and internationally as well. The Ruby is reportedly packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, an 8MP  [Read More…]

Kyocera Milano set for a price drop to $29 on Oct. 2

Kyocera Milano price drop

The Kyocera Milano’s been around less than two weeks. And in less than two weeks, the already affordable Android smartphone (it’s a mere $ 49 on contract) is going to drop another $ 20 to just $ 29. That’s damn near the lowest you can get without being free. And while you’re not exactly going to get the biggest or best phone out of it, that price is going to  [Read More…]

Cross-Platform Social RPG ‘Buddy Rush’ Comes to Android

Team Sollmo, a division of Company100, Inc., announced today that their social/casual RPG game Buddy Rush has arrived on Android.  After already accumulating hundreds of thousands of Facebook and iOS users, this release makes the game truly cross-platform.  Gamers in Buddy Rush can choose from 15 customizable characters with a variety of outfits, weapons, and more as they form groups for Missions and Dungeons.

At launch there 10  [Read More…]

TankBot is a sub-$25 toy that navigates mazes and is fully controllable by your Android


In need of a stocking stuffer for a fellow nerd? Desk Pets just announced the retail availability of their TankBot toy, which is sub-$ 25 micro-robotic tank that you can control with your Android phone. The devices charges via a retractable USB port and connects wirelessly to your phone using the headset jack.

A full charge only nets you 15 minutes of fun, but it’s still quite a deal for only $  [Read More…]

A Space Shooter for Free – Hillbillies in Space [Game Review]


Vertical-scrolling shooters get me excited. I don’t know if it’s space or rocket ships or hundreds of bullets on-screen at once, but playing a vertical shoot’em up is pure gaming to me. They require quick reflexes, tons of skill, and a small center in your brain for masochism. A Space Shooter for Free fills all the needs  [Read More…]

Borrow Books from the Local Library with new Amazon Kindle Feature

Amazon, making good on promises from back in the spring, has started up their library lending service for Kindle.  Beginning today, those of you with a Kindle or a phone/tablet with the free Kindle app can borrow books from your library.  These books can be found at more than 11,000 libraries across the United States and are checked out using the same library card you already own.  [Read More…]

Android Bluetooth Robot Sound Box Unboxing and Review

I recently had a chance to play with an Android Bluetooth Sound Box with Hands-Free and would like to share my opinion with you all.

As you will see from the video below the packaging for these speakers is great and everything you need comes in the box.  Open it up and you’ll find the device itself, a USB wire, instructions, the metal stand for device. As instructions go they’re  [Read More…]

GAMEVIL Release Action RPG ‘Destinia’

GAMEVIL, one of the more popular developers in the Android Market, has released a new action RPG game today. Called Destinia, it’s a free download for any device running 2.1 or higher, including tablets. Gamers will find that they have more than 30 hours of gameplay ahead of them with three classes and 39 skill trees to master. Players will assume the role of Duke  [Read More…]