Category: Android News


Trover is like Pool Party reincarnated for travelers [App Reviews]

Everyday the world around you is becoming more and more reliant on how we as people socialize on the Web. A social networking app is the quickest and most efficient way for us to share information to both our friends in the physical and on the internet. Recently, I reviewed a social app called Trover, a new smartphone-based social network that lets you share discoveries with  [Read More…]

Opinionaided makes mobile Q&A instant on new Android and iPhone app

People often rely on the judgment of others when making decisions, but your friends aren’t always there to offer advice. Opinionaided organizes feedback from your friends – or a larger, public audience if you so choose – gathered through a new Android app.

Opinionaided is a like a mobile election tracker for questions and answers. While Quora seeks expert opinions, Opinionaided wants to know  [Read More…]

Sprint’s Motorola Admiral brings Direct Connect up to speed; available October 23 for $99

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Sprint and Motorola have just announced their latest business oriented Android smartphone, the Motorola Admiral.

At first glance, you might think the Motorola Admiral is just another BlackBerry-esque Android with a front-facing QWERTY and display on the small side. But there’s more to the Admiral than that. For starters, the Admiral finally brings Sprint’s legendary Direct Connect feature up to speed. According to Sprint, the Admiral is the “first smartphone that  [Read More…]

Ice Cream Sandwich SDK ports begin with the Nexus S 4G

Nexus S 4G ICS port

As we explained yesterday, now that the Ice Cream Sandwich SDK has been released, we’re about to see a deluge of SDK-based ROM ports. We’re not going to cover them all here, but will will cover the first to come out of the Android Central Forums. Beezy’s been hard at work, and you’ll soon be able to enjoy the fruits of his SDK labor on the Nexus S 4G. Things  [Read More…]

Behold the video recording power of the Galaxy Nexus!

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The advanced 5 megapixel camera on the Galaxy Nexus has been boasted by Google as one of the best in the industry. Unfortunately, with the Galaxy Nexus still unreleased, we’ve seen little to no proof of that. Until now.

If you think back to the Google live event where the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich were revealed, you may remember some video footage from the Nexus that showcased a beach  [Read More…]

Sprint axes unlimited data for all mobile broadband plans and mobile hotspot

Sprint

We already knew that Sprint was killing off unlimited data for the hotspot plan, but today’s news makes everything all official.  Starting in November, users with a mobile broadband plan (that would be a tablet, netbook, USB card, connection card or mobile hotspot device) as well as folks using the mobile hotspot plan on their smartphone will no longer have unlimited data.  Depending on your existing plan, you’ll be placed in a tier  [Read More…]

What is that Galaxy Nexus barometer exactly for?

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Most tech enthusiasts raised an eyebrow upon finding out that the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Nexus would have a barometer. Measuring your altitude can be helpful for many reasons, but to the end consumer, it will most times be irrelevant. So what is that thing doing in our next device?

Dan Morrill (Android engineer) has taken the time to explain what that feature is doing in a device like the Galaxy  [Read More…]

TELUS launching the Samsung Galaxy S II X October 28th

Samsung Galaxy S II X

While the Samsung Galaxy S II has been available in Canada for quite some time now, TELUS has been holding back their release for whatever reason but the time has come and they’re ready to release it. October 28th is when the Samsung Galaxy S II  X, as TELUS is branding it will drop bringing its 1.5Ghz dual-core processor goodness. Still no word on pricing as yet but the  [Read More…]

T-Mobile: Apple still hasn’t made an iPhone for us, but how about that Amaze 4G camera

T-Mobile

T-Mobile still doesn’t have an iPhone, in case you didn’t know. (A fact we’re perfectly OK with.) But it does have yet another news release explaining why. Apparently Apple won’t make one that will work on T-Mobile’s 3G and 4G networks. (Never mind that AT&T’s apparently trying to call its HSPA+ iPhone 4S a 4G device.)

Anyhoo, TMo’s Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, just wants to remind y’all that they do  [Read More…]

Flick Soccer for Android now available in the Android Market

Flick Soccer

Full Fat Games is back after having launched the popular Flick Golf. They’ve taken up a different sport this time around — Soccer. Flick Soccer has been released for Android and is now available worldwide on the Android Market bringing one of the most feature rich soccer games to the platform.

Features:

Full Fat Flick Controls mean everyone can play Shoot for insane scores in Quickshot mode, it’s you vs the keeper  [Read More…]