Category: Android News


Pantech Vega LTE smartphone to bring hands free gestures

Pantech-Vega

Don’t you hate it when your elbow deep in some cake mix, and then your phone rings? Well, need not worry. Pantech is coming out with a device that’ll separate itself from the Samsung’s, HTC’s and Motorola’s of the world. The South Korean-based company plans to release a LTE smartphone called the Vega.

The Vega will carry  [Read More…]

Nyan Droid Live Wallpaper in the Market

Nyan Droid Live Wallpaper

Looks like we’re really going there. Just remember, what has been seen can never be unseen.

Android Market web link

Samsung’s SCH-W999 dual-screen phone destined for China Telecom

sch-w999

Samsung will be releasing the dual-screen SCH-W999 in China. This phone features a five megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5-inch 480 x 800 AMOLED display accompanied by three touch buttons. The inside packs a similar screen plus a physical keypad. The phone is powered by a MSM8660 chip and supports both GSM and CDMA2000 on China Telecom.

Unfortunately, all other  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #78: Happy Halloween Edition

Each week, Androinica.com does a weekly round-up of the best new and noteworthy Android apps. We scour the Android Market so you don’t have to. Below is a list of a few Android apps, games, and live wallpapers that may interest you. Click the “Install App” button to be taken to the Android Market page and get download links.

AMC Mobile

Android 2.1 or  [Read More…]

Pure entering the UK music streaming market, Android app in tow

Android Central

The reign of Spotify as music subscription of choice in the UK market may be about to face its toughest challenge yet, as premium radio manufacturer Pure is ready to launch it’s own service. Like Spotify, they’re also bringing an Android application to market with them for all your music on the go needs.

“The Lounge” service will work, like its competitors, on any web connected PC, Mac, their own  [Read More…]

University of Phoenix Android app now available

University of Phoenix

Going to class online is gaining in popularity, and many people rely on online schools like the University of Phoenix for their education. The University of Phoenix realizes many of us use smartphones daily, and they wanted to make things easier for their students, so they have developed an application that is now available on Android. Setting time aside to attend your class is one thing, but trying to keep up  [Read More…]

HTC Rezound (aka Vigor) gets a pre-production hands-on

Youtube link for mobile viewing

So here’s our first look the HTC Rezound — aka the HTC Vigor — on Verizon, which we’re fully expecting to see officially unveiled Thursday in New York. (We’ll be there, by the way.) JohnBoy shows us what we pretty much expected — it’s an HTC device with a fairly cool looking battery cover, Android 2.3.4, Sense 3.5, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, Wifi 802.11 b/g/n  [Read More…]

HTC EVO Design 4G hands-on

HTC EVO Design 4G

I’ve got to hand it to HTC. They continue to make beautiful-looking devices, one after another, with nary an end in sight. The latest in their lineup is the EVO Design 4G, a solid, mid-range phone that carries Sprint’s EVO branding.

At first glance it looks like, well, an EVO. Not quite big enough to be the original EVO 4G and not as bulky as the current EVO  [Read More…]

Google Apps customers can now access Google+

Quick programming note for those of you out there who use Google Apps and are ticked off that Google+ was previously unusable with your existing account. Google VP Vic Gundotra has just announced that Google+ customers can finally join the much-talked-about and quickly-adopted social network.

Apps customers will be able to access Google+ the same way as “regular” users, and the same features will  [Read More…]

Sony Internet TV’s Google TV 2.0 update pushing out now!

Google TV update

Just as Google foretold, the Android 3.1 update (aka Google TV 2.0) has begun pushing out to Sony Internet TV boxes and televisions. As you’ll recall, this is the update that brings:

A simpler user interface, with a customizable home screen. Finding content becomes easier. TV and movies get their own search, whether they’re on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, cable, satellite, etc. Improved YouTube experience. Leanback was just the beginning. It’s now  [Read More…]