Category: Android News


Acer Iconica A100 mini-review

Acer Iconia A100

Here’s our long overdue look at the Acer Iconia a100, a 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet. On one had, it’s a blessedly simple device. Take Honeycomb and the usual internals that we’ve come to know in Honeycomb devices, and scale it down.

Acer steps things up a bit on the hardware side by throwing in a bunch of ports — you’ve got microUSB, microHDMI, a docking port, and a proprietary charger. There  [Read More…]

MagicLocker makes your lockscreen like Sense, iPhone, MIUI, and more

The new lockscreen put into HTC Sense 3+ is incredible. It’s one of the simplest changes that someone could make, but every time I see the HTC EVO 3D jump directly to a Phone, Mail, Camera, or SMS app, I get jealous for a brief moment. Then I remember that Android developers don’t let default features on a phone get in the way of  [Read More…]

Apps World brings 2,500+ mobile tech workers together in NYC this November

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Androinica.com is a big fan of events and conferences that connect people involved in mobile technology. Next month, such an event will take place in New York City as more than 2,500 people meet up at Apps World North America.

Apps World is a global event series that attracts app developers, wireless carriers, marketing reps, and others  [Read More…]

Android App Review: Musicnotes Sheet Music Viewer

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It was way back in January when we first reported Musicnotes would be bringing their sheet music viewer over to Android and I’m happy to say that it has finally arrived. Meeting at the intersection of music and tech, the Musicnotes Sheet Music Viewer doesn’t promise much, but for what it advertises, it does really well.

When you first boot up the app, you’re given the option to sign in with  [Read More…]

Android 101: Clear your Android Market search history

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Tired of seeing the same apps you’ve already searched for show up over and over when you search the Android Market? You can easily clear your search history and get rid of the usual — or incriminating — list of apps.

Just open your Android Market, hit the menu button, and then the settings button. Tap “Clear search history,” and you’re done. Easy as pie, and no one is the  [Read More…]

Nexus Prime announcement delayed as a crapload of reported leaks emerge

The past few days have been glorious for people who crave unsubstantiated leaks and rumors on gadgets. Two different blogs have released conflicting “exclusive” reports on what the Nexus Prime will look like and what specs will be present in the device, but we’ve avoided covering either because there’s no telling if either of those sites’ anonymous sources are correct. Besides, Samsung and Google  [Read More…]

Dueling reports on the next Nexus tackle processor, graphics, network exclusivity

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Two large voices in the blogosphere have stepped up today to throw their weight behind what they say will be the final specs of the next Nexus. Both BGR and GSM Arena say they have a source on the inside who has spilled the beans. The only problem is, the information doesn’t line up.

The specs mentioned by BGR are, for the most part, nothing new. We’re looking at a 4.65-inch  [Read More…]

Samsung, Google officially postpone CTIA event [Update: Google explains why]

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Update: Google’s explained why the delay. Works for us.

“We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing.”

Original: We’ve just gotten official word from Kim Titus, director of public relations for Samsung Telecommunications America, regarding the postponement of next week’s event at CTIA. Here’s the word:

“Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S II – now available in white from Bell

Samsung Galaxy S II

As if the Samsung Galaxy S II wasn’t already beautiful enough, Bell has now released it in white as planned. As Jerry will tell you, he’s a sucker for white devices and I’m sure a lot of others out there are as well. If you’ve been holding off and waiting, you can now pick one up for $ 150 on a 3-year contract or $ 600 without any contract.

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Shadowgun brings console-quality gaming to Android

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As a gamer, I have been somewhat disappointed to date with the lack of high-caliber games available on the Android platform. Sure, we have runaway successes such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Cut the Rope, but unless you’ve managed to get your hands on a console emulator before Google removed the bulk of them from the Android market, console-quality games have been missing from our devices that are certainly capable  [Read More…]