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Skype for Android adds file sharing, improves battery life and video quality

Adds support for the unannounced Motorola Droid 4

Skype for Android

Android’s Skype app got itself a nice little update today, with improvements to battery life and video quality, the ability to send photos and videos to your contacts, and it’s now much easier to sign out. (That’d be hte little arrow button in the top right of this picture.)

Skype says tablets with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor will greatly benefit  [Read More…]

Android Quick App: Bird Poop (no, really)

Bird Poop for Android

Let’s not mince words here. You’re not going to play Bird Poop for hours. You’re not going to stay up nights hoping to level up a character. Hell, you’re not even going to want people to know you’re playing it. But Bird Poop, from Paramobile Games, is strangely fascinating. You’re a bird on a wire, hanging out above a city street, doing what birds do. Pooping. Only, this bird’s  [Read More…]

i.TV is a slick companion app for television and Netflix lovers [App Reviews]

Television is one of the most popular sources of entertainment, so it makes sense that people would seek a way to incorporate that into their beloved Android phones. Television fans have a wealth of choices that do just that, and i.TV has put in its bid to be the best Android TV app.

i.TV has the backbone of what every good TV app must  [Read More…]

The Dark Meadow is the latest Android game to use Unreal Engine 3

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This week NVIDIA announced via their Tegra Zone blog that Phosphor Game Studios is bringing their iOS thriller The Dark Meadow to Android early next year. Set in an abandoned hospital gone wild, the game looks to creep you out and blow you away with stunning visuals using Epic Game’s Unreal Engine.

Phosphor Game Studios has optimized their game to run on Tegra devices by incorporating atmospheric real-time lighting effects and high resolution textures.  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid Bionic major maintenance update rolling out

Motorola Droid Bionic

Judging from the excitement in our inbox and in the Droid Bionic forums, it looks like that major maintenance update is rolling out. Here’s what you get, and it’s a pretty long list:

E-mail, messaging and data Improved stability of data on 3G and 4G Fixed lockup that could occur while browing during the handoff from Wifi to 4G “Data roaming” pop-up message will display once when roaming in CDMA  [Read More…]

Verizon prepping a 4G LTE Xperia Play?

Xperia Play 4G LTE

Are you a fan of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, but not so much a fan of it only being a 3G device on Verizon? You might well soon get to have the best of both words, if this internal traning registration is on the level. We’re told the Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 training indeed is for Big Red, and we’ve confirmed with a second source that indeed  [Read More…]

More ‘Xperia Arc HD’ photos leak, along with rumored specs

Arc HD

Another week, another ‘Xperia Arc HD’ leak. The latest batch of pictures showing the device codenamed “Nozomi” come from GSMArena, and are of considerably higher quality than what we’ve seen so far, showing the phone from quite a few different angles. The photos confirm the presence of a dedicated camera button and HDMI connector (just like the original Arc), along with a curious capacitive button setup. It seems that the phone’s button  [Read More…]

NTSB recommends that states ban all driver cell phone use

Smartphone in car

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states ban the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices by drivers of vehicles, except for in an emergency. That doesn’t mean you have to immediately stop using your Android smartphone for navigation or music playback — there’s still some legislating that needs to be done for that to happen. But a recommendation from the NTSB certainly holds some water.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus watch, 48 hours and counting?

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If the latest rumors are correct (and why wouldn’t they be, right?), we could finally see Verizon place the Galaxy Nexus on sale come December 15. Just last week everyone seemed to agree that the Galaxy Nexus could arrive on December 9, but that date came and went just like the dozen others that were rumored before it.

Some would argue that the Galaxy Nexus has never been delayed because Verizon  [Read More…]

Hands-on with the Motorola XYBOARD 10.1

Motorola XYBOARD 10.1

This Motorola XYBOARD 10.1 looks a little familiar, eh? It should. Take the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 (see our hands-on), add a couple inches, and that’s what you’ve got. It’s the same redesigned Motorola Xoom 2 with a larger screen and a third option for storage — 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

Otherwise, pretty much the same thing here. You’ve got angled corners, the metallic section on the back, 5MP rear  [Read More…]