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Google Navigation Just Got Better

Google Maps Navigation now automatically routes you around bad traffic and you don’t have to do anything different to use this new feature. Previously the navigation would route you through the fastest path available without taking into account traffic conditions. Like most new things Google this is still considered to be in Beta so use at your own risk and use some  [Read More…]

Chomp a Better Android Market Search

The Android Market search is just atrocious, I’m not sure how a search company could make a search product as bad as the search in the Google Android Market app is.  But finally someone has come out with an alternative app that will search the Android Market called Chomp. Chomp returns much more relative results but seems to lack and not show anything for less popular terms. I tried searching for RSS Reader, Netflix, and Movies and all returned good  [Read More…]

Save a Little Money on Gas

Gas prices are going crazy around the world. Here are a couple of apps to help you find better prices and track your consumption.


GasBuddy (USA Only)

GasBuddy helps you find the nearest Gas stations and prices so you can judge where to get the best prices. GasBuddy can automatically do this by your current location, you can also search by City or Zip code.

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HTC Flyer Android tablet hands-on video from MWC


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Android Apps Alert #71: Ask Me, Dell Me, Max Me Edition


Welcome to Android Apps Alert Volume 71. We actually missed an episode last week, but we’re back to tracking the interesting and noteworthy apps from the Android Market over the past two weeks. Our theme is Ask Me, Dell Me, Max Me because those represent some of the apps featured in this edition.

Android Apps Alert features  [Read More…]

CONFIRMED: Google TV coming to Europe early next year


Rumors emerged earlier today suggested that Google would introduce GoogleTV to the UK in the next six months. In his Mac Taggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that GTV is coming to not only the UK, but much of Europe as well.

“We expect Google TV to launch in Europe  [Read More…]

Catch The Coins: When good ideas go bad [Game Review]


If you are a regular reader of Androinica, then you should know that I am a lover of physics games. I have accomplished 3 stars on every Angry Birds level, beaten all the puzzles in Cut the Rope, and even played the heck out of Apparatus. When there is a physics game to be reviewed, I am  [Read More…]

HD Widgets gives Honeycomb custom clock, weather, and toggle widgets


Honeycomb is just fine the way it is if you ask me. However, given my desire to change things up on a whim, I like it when widgets and a wallpaper switch can spruce things up on the home screen.

HD Widgets is a new widgets pack for Android 3.0 and higher devices that can make your  [Read More…]

iLeaf earbuds & mic combo deliver sweet sound and clear calls [Accessory Review]


The Android tablet explosion has been great for experiencing media and gaming in new ways, but people may still want to make GTalk calls on a Xoom as much as they want to listen to The Strokes. The Ounuo iLeaf Earbuds is a great earphone-and-microphone combo for people looking to listen to media or have a video  [Read More…]

LTE Samsung Galaxy S II, LTE Tab 8.9 to debut next week with 1.5 GHz dual-core processors


According to recent reports, Verizon will not be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II here in the US market. While that news is certainly disappointing, it looks like Verizon may have chosen to skip the SGSII for something even better. New details indicate that Verizon and Samsung are prepping an LTE variant of the Galaxy S II with a larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, NFC, WiFi,  [Read More…]