Category: Android News


Android App Review: Minimal Reader Pro

Minimal Reader Pro

As we wait for the impending update to the Google Reader app, I took to looking for other cool ways to consume everything on my Reader feed. Through my journey in the Market, I discovered not an app, but a widget called Minimal Reader Pro.

Minimal Reader Pro is awesome because not only does it save you the hassle of opening an app (precious seconds are lost when opening apps!), it  [Read More…]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus training has started, release coming in two weeks?

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In the midst of all the pacing around and hair pulling in desperation to find out when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be released, a small spark of hope has just hit our inbox. A Verizon tipster sent in a screenshot that proves device training has begun (also includes the Rezound).

This is a normal sign of a device to be released soon, but we still do not know the exact  [Read More…]

HTC Rezound commercial moves to a new beat

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We only have three days until Verizon launches the HTC Rezound – the first phone in the US market to feature Beats Audio. Verizon and HTC certainly have a lot to talk about with the HTC Rezound; the device features a 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm S3 processor and an 8 megapixel backlit imaging sensor. Based on its components, the HTC Rezound will be the most powerful handset available  [Read More…]

Video: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Face Unlock is cool, but is it secure?

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus announcement was filled with excitement and long awaited news. After months of hype and rumors, we got to see everything the device and Ice Cream Sandwich have to offer. One of the most interesting features was Face Unlock, which uses face recognition technology to unlock the device.

This sounds amazing, and it’s definitely cool to show off to your friends. It might be a great conversation starter.  [Read More…]

Kindle Fire will get Hulu Plus and “several thousand” apps, but not all Android apps will be compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire launches next week with thousands of apps available through the just re-launched Amazon Appstore for Android. Amazon just sent us a note that Hulu Plus and ESPN Scorecenter will be among the big names of apps joining the lineup of Fire options.

However, according to tech mover and shaker Robert Scoble, not all Android apps will be compatible with the  [Read More…]

Fuugo is here to aggregate your video and cure your boredom

Fuugo

Fuugo is a new app to the Android Market and brings along with it some pretty cool features for digging out the best video on the web from various sources such as Youtube, Break, TEDTalks and more. You can save searches, make playlists and even download some videos when enabled for offline viewing.  As the developers describe it:

Fuugo Video is the ultimate video convergence application for tablets and smart phones. Fuugo aggregates  [Read More…]

Are multiple Android app markets a good thing?

I work out regularly, and when I forget my headphones, I’m stuck watching the terrible music/ad channel. Conveniently, one of their ads shows some of the most popular apps on both Android and iOS. This is a good ad for everyone. People may find a new app they’ve never heard of, and the businesses get their money. Win-win-win. However, in the small print, there  [Read More…]

Transformer Prime gets some early hands-on treatment

Transformer Prime

ASUS finally revealed the Transformer Prime specs this week, but unfortunately the release date was pushed back to December. If you are patiently waiting to pick up the first Tegra 3-powered device, then you might want to head over to Brazilian blog ZTOP for some early hands-on treatment of the world’s first quad-core Android tablet.

Henry Martin of ZTOP notes the three things that surprised him the most were the  [Read More…]

Best Buy’s Black Friday sale has Samsung Stratosphere in white (and others), free with contract

Best Buy

Black Friday looks to be full of free Android phones at Best Buy, including the Samsung Stratosphere in white.  While a store offering “free” phones after you sign a two-year contract is nothing new, this years selection at Best Buy looks like some great hardware if you’re not the kind who has to have the latest new and shiny Android phone.  Sprint customers can get a EVO Shift 4G free with their  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note review

Galaxy Note

As 2011 draws to a close, we’ve started to see a convergence of Android phones and tablets. Honeycomb-powered tablets are available in more form factors than ever before, and smartphones are growing larger still, with 4.3- to 4.7-inch devices quickly becoming the norm. Combine that with the phone and tablet software lines being reunited in Ice Cream Sandwich, and you start to see a landscape in which there’s very little separating a  [Read More…]