Category: Android News


Tegra 3 gets an unofficial official promo video

So the world has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of NVIDIA’s latest mobile offering, the quad-core Tegra 3 (Kal-El). While the actual goods are still not out in the wild, a short teaser video has been leaked to keep our interest in the meantime.

While not revealing anything about any devices the Tegra 3 may be appearing in, the emphasis is as expected on performance. Although, a clear bezel on a tablet could be pretty cool.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Easter Egg follows in Honeycomb’s footsteps

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For those who hadn’t seen it yet: Yes, the Ice Cream Sandwich Easter Egg looks a little familiar. I’m still kind of partial to the Gingerbread Easter Egg myself.

Android AOSP source code back online with a new home

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In a post on the Android-building Google group, Dan Morrill announced that the AOSP tree (the “Master” and “Gingerbread” branches) are once again available online.  Because of problems with the kernel.org servers, the source has been MIA for a while, and in the downtime Google ramped up work for their own git hosting on Google’s servers.

For now, only the code is available.  Google is working hard to get the Gerrit code review  [Read More…]

Android vs. iOS: This changes everything

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News about Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the Galaxy Nexus has been bombarding the internet since yesterday. While the Android and Me team has been busy at work, there’s always time for a few minutes of roaming around Google+. It’s always good to clear your mind. And it was definitely great to run across this image.

This picture displays the superficial progress iOS and Android have undergone in a period of  [Read More…]

Androinica asks: Was Ice Cream Sandwich worth the hype? [Poll]

Ice Cream Sandwich should have melted by now. It should have been kept locked away in a freezer until ready for consumption, but months worth of leaks, speculations, and the anxious demands of users prevented any chance of that happening.But by now, you’ve surely seen our detailed list of the new features available or at least watched the full presentation for yourself.

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Steve Ballmer: Android is for computer science geeks

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Steve Ballmer must be living in some kind of fantasy world. At the web 2.0 summit in San Francisco yesterday, Steve railed into Android, stating that Android phones are only for geeky computer scientists.

You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone…It is hard for me to be excited about the Android phones.Steve BallmerMicrosoft

I don’t know about  [Read More…]

Dolphin Browser v7.0 launches exclusively on GetJar

Dolphin Browser v7.0

If you’re not much of a fan of the stock Android browser, you’ve probably tried Dolphin Browser in the past and realized it offers quite a few extra features when compared to the other multitude of options out there. The latest release being v7.0 has now landed as a GetJar exclusive and is available for download and iintroduces a new feature called Dolphin Connect:

Dolphin 7.0 is moving your mobile experience  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for HTC EVO 3D

Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for HTC EVO 3D

The Oct. 19 Deal of the Day brings us the Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for the HTC EVO 3D. If you’re looking for an easy way to wear your EVO 3D on your hip, here it is. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches and exposure to outside elements, and Seidio’s signature soft touch coating provides a better feel  [Read More…]

Google music store launching soon – with a twist

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Almost a week ago now, on October 13, the New York Times reported that Google was finishing up talks with record labels in final preparation for the launch of their music store. Today, at Asia D, Google’s Andy Rubin confirmed this.

Although no specific date for when the launch would take place was given, Rubin said, “I think we’re close.” And it’s about time. Google’s music store has been in the  [Read More…]

Google Wallet counts NJ Transit as its first transportation partner

The New Jersey Transit Corporation has announced that it will begin accepting Google Wallet for payments at select locations. Rather than have mass transit riders rely strictly on cash and credit cards, NJ Transit vending machines and ticket windows will add Wallet as a payment option.

NJ Transit will accept Google Wallet for ticket purchasing at New York Penn Station, Newark International Airport Rail  [Read More…]