Category: Android News


Android Game Review: X-Men

 

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Whenever I think of X-Men, the first thing that comes to mind is the epic intro sequence for the animated series. (Seriously, go look it up if you’ve forgotten about it.) The second thing that comes to mind are the endless quarters I spent at the skating rink playing the X-Men arcade game with three of my less athletically-inclined friends. Having known an official X-Men port was in the Market, I  [Read More…]

Hurricane Irene pushes Samsung’s U.S. Galaxy S II event to Tuesday

Samsung Galaxy S II event

Just a quick heads up that Samsung has pushed its U.S. Galaxy S II event to Tuesday evening. Originally scheduled for Monday, Hurricane Irene’s little jaunt up the coast made the move necessary (and thanks to Samsung for doing so).

We’ll see you starting at 6 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, folks.

 

Deal of the Day: OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Droid Charge

OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Droid Charge

When you think major protection for any smartphone, you think OtterBox. And the Aug. 26 Deal of the Day is the OtterBox Defender Series Case for the Samsung Droid Charge. It’s got three layers of protection — a thermal formed protective clear membrane, a high-impact polycarbonate shell, and a high-quality silicone skin. If that sounds impressive, it’s because it is. And you still have full access  [Read More…]

Google TV finally coming to UK?

 

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So Google TV might not have ever been the most popular product ever launched, but so far only the Americans have had the chance to play with it. The long wait could be at an end for us Brits though, as Eric Schmidt is expected to announce its arrival on UK shores in a speech this evening.

Schmidt is delivering a lecture at  [Read More…]

Qik Premium Service for Android Users

Qik Video has been around for a while now, allowing Android users to video chat and record/share videos for free right from their devices. Now users can enhance their Qik experience with the premium service formerly only available to users of its iOS counterpart. The new service comes with a free 30 day trial for those who prefer not to dive straight into another monthly  [Read More…]

Here comes Hurricane Irene: Charge ’em if you got ’em

Hurricane Irene

Here’s a quick no-brainer or two from your hurricane-prone pals at Android Central for those of you in the path of Hurricane Irene, scheduled to make landfall along the North Carolina coast on Saturday before making its way up the east coast and basically ruining everybody’s weekend:

Charge your phones. Now. Keep them charged. And once the storm starts, keep them off. You’ll likely lose power at some point, and there’s  [Read More…]

SoundHound and Spotify Announce European Partnership [Apps N’ Scraps]

Starting today, European SoundHound users who also subscribe to Spotify Premium will be given the option to ‘Play Now in Spotify’ after identifying a song through the SoundHound app.  From there, the app hands off the song to Spotify where it immediately begins playing and showcasing the artist, their singles, albums and more.  Should they not have a Spotify Premium account, the user will still be able to click the  [Read More…]

No Galaxy S II for Verizon Customers

Samsung Galaxy S II

So, you’ve been holding off from upgrading your flagging device to wait for the blazing fast Samsung Galaxy S II. You thought you wouldn’t have to wait long, but then the release was pushed back to Q3, even though the whole of  [Read More…]

Google+ App for Android now Allows Users to Reshare Posts Thanks to a Much Needed Update

User feedback continues to play a critical role in the development and evolution of Google+. The Google+ team has done an excellent job thus far and they continue to improve not only the web client but also the mobile application. Today we see the fruits of such labors in an update to the Google+ app for Android. Version 1.0.6 began rolling out today, bringing with it the  [Read More…]

Droid Bionic again on video; boot animation available for other phones

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The long slog that is the Motorola Droid Bionic’s road to release continues. First up is the video you see above, which gives a nice look at the speed within the new Philblur UI, as well as the live wallpapers and transition animations. Pretty standard stuff, but it’s nice to whet the appetite some more.

And the boot animation is now available for installing on other devices, if that’s your thing.  [Read More…]