Category: Android News


Toshiba goes ultra-thin in Berlin for 3rd Android tablet

Toshiba Android tablet

Can Toshiba go from having the worst Andorid tablet last year at IFA Berlin to having the best device at this year’s show? NotebookItalia just filed a report that says Toshiba will unveil an ultra-thin Android tablet at IFA in September and the device will be packing a few surprises.

Toshiba just released their Thrive tablet which stood out from the crowd of other Honeycomb Tegra 2 tablets with  [Read More…]

HTC Holiday caught again on camera, 4.5 inches of LTE heading for AT&T

HTC Holiday

Well lookie here, it’s the HTC Holiday, showing up a little less broken that the last time we saw it.  The folks at Engadget got their hands on some pictures and the specs, and it certainly looks like another home run by HTC.  Packing a 4.5 inch qHD display, 1.2GHz CPU (of the dual-core variety, natch) and a full Gigabyte of RAM, look for it to ship with Android 2.3.4 and  [Read More…]

Eric Schmidt: Google is ‘absolutely committed’ to Google TV, expect more partners soon

Google TV

In Edinburgh, Scotland today Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt told listeners at a television festival that Google is fully committed to continuing and expanding the Google TV project, both with new content providers as well as new hardware OEMs.

We’re absolutely committed to staying, to improving Google TV. I believe that they’re [Sony and Logitech] both going to be on board and I believe there are many more coming. Wait  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Sheep Impact

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This one’s a simple one, but still worth your time. It’s called Sheep Impact, and the whole premise of the game is that you fly around in a hot air balloon, rescuing sheep that are inexplicably strapped to dynamite.

Sheep Impact is one of those “ascend when you touch the screen” games, so essentially, you’re trying to time to descent correctly so you can pick up the sheep (done by  [Read More…]

‘HTC Bliss’ software screenshots emerge

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We’ve seen a couple of rumors surfacing over the past month or so surrounding the HTC Bliss, an upcoming Android smartphone said to be geared towards women. Now the first purported screenshots of the phone’s software have emerged on Chinese site xda.cn, showing what seems to be a UI based on Sense 3.0, but with a few tweaks here and there. These include new widgets, a slightly  [Read More…]

Acer Iconia A500 3.2 update now landing September 10th

Android Central

The 3.2 update for the Iconia A500 promised for 25th August never showed, but Acer haven’t left us out in the cold instead going public on why the date slipped.

Posting on the Acer Malaysia Facebook page, the update now looks set to land on September 10th. Apparently they’ve been suffering some issues with the GPS settings, so thought better to put the update back than let it out in  [Read More…]

Trojan HongTouTou Found in Chinese App Markets

Lookout and NetQin discover a new Android Trojan that is repackaged in popular Android apps and distributed through app markets and forums serving Chinese-speaking users. Two variants of the latest Android malware have been spotted in two alternative Android application markets that primarily target Chinese customers, according to security researchers.

Dubbed “BD.HongTouTou.A” and “BD.HongTouTou.B,” the latest Trojan variants are repackaged inside popular Android apps and distributed through alternative app markets and forums, NetQin, a Chinese mobile security service provider said  [Read More…]

Necessitas Eases Porting Of Nokia QT Apps To Android

Nokia’s developers are up in arms about not being able to develop on the new Nokia Windows phones with the QT interface framework. Currently developers can develop an app with QT and their app will work on all Nokia platforms but not once Windows Mobile is introduced. Nokia developers are complaining that they don’t want to have to program for Windows Mobile.

A developer who goes by the alias “BogDan” came up with a solution and has just released software  [Read More…]

Blu-Ray Videos Coming with Android Viewing Option

Blu-Ray videos are starting to come with an Android option so that you can download the video to your device.

Unstoppable which just came out this week is the first movie to come with this new technology.

To access Blu-ray Digital Copy on Android, users must have Blu-ray disc, a wi-fi connected Blu-ray player, Android 1.6  or higher, and the PocketBLU app, which can be downloaded free from the  Android Market.

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CyanogenMod Now Has a Devices Page

CyanogenMod the most popular Android ROM around now has a devices page so that you can easily see the current status of all the devices they are working on.

Click Here to Go To the Devices Page