Tag Archive: Android


OnLive gaming launched for Android, free game included

Android Central

Popular cloud gaming service OnLive today launched its Android offering for smartphones and tablets, bringing a free game along with it in the form of Lego Batman. For anyone not familiar, this is no mobile offering — the cloud service offers up full console games to play in the cloud. Currently the Android app is available in the UK and US.

There are around 25 games at present that can  [Read More…]

Twitter for Android gets another redesign and new feature set [#newtwitter]

Call me crazy, but I’m really liking the changes made in the latest version of the Twitter app. Sure, I know most of you have pledged allegiance to Twicca, Tweetcaster, or something similar (I’m a Plume man), but there are a few things to love in the latest edition of Twitter for Android.

Today Twitter announced that it was simplifying its products in order  [Read More…]

Twitter launches redesigned app to Android Market

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Just one day after Facebook updated their Android app, Twitter has decided to roll out a simplified design across all of their clients, including the Android app. The new Twitter for Android just went live on the Market only minutes ago, so go grab the update now.

The new Twitter buttons.

Twitter’s latest update focuses around the redesigned icons, which they  [Read More…]

Instagram for Android finally (and still) in development

Android Central

iPhone photo sharing application Instragram has become a massive success, and the source of envy for many of the Android faithful. For the first time though, their Chief Executive Kevin Systrom no less, has confirmed what many of us have been waiting for. Instagram for Android is currently in development.

At the LeWeb conference in Paris, Systrom said, “we have two people working on Android now,” Sadly though he didn’t offer  [Read More…]

Twitter for Android updated, brings new design along with it

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Twitter for Android just received an update in the market that brings a new UI design along with it in addition to some new features. In addition to the UI changes, the update brings some other additional features as well, such as:

The latest version of Twitter offers a faster, simpler way to stay close to everything you care about on your Android. Home is where you start: a personal  [Read More…]

OnLive comes to Android with cloud-based, console-class gaming

OnLive has arrived for Android to fulfill its “access everywhere” promise. The cloud-based gaming system that plays console-level games without needing a console or large download is now available for a select class of Android phones and tablets. (Canada not yet officially supported.)

With OnLive, players get access to popular games, like LEGO Batman and Split Second, wherever they are. The service stores games  [Read More…]

Google Currents arrives on Android to make newsreaders forget Flipboard

Google was previously rumored to have made an offer for Flipboard, an iOS-only application that brings in feeds from various news source and formats them beautifully for tablets. Google was unsuccessful in the bid for Flipboard, so it made its own.

Meet Google Currents, a “magazine-like editions view” of the news. Currents puts a heavy emphasis on photos and blocks of texts formatted to  [Read More…]

Android Market reigns strongest in Asia, America, and Scandinavia [Infographic]

Everyone has been trying to make sense of Google’s 10 billion app download milestone announced earlier this week. In between frenzied purchases of 10-cent apps to celebrate the achievement, Android owners and watchers have been wondering just how the heck Google managed to increase it’s download rate so rapidly.

Spoiler alert: the answer is lots of devices being activated and lots of apps being  [Read More…]

Google teases Android 4.0 on the Motorola Xoom

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Want a quick sneak peek of Android 4.0 running on Verizon’s Motorola Xoom? Google just released a new carousel view for browsing image results on a tablet and we can clearly see the Verizon Xoom running a test build of Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola already confirmed that the Xoom would receive a software update to Android 4.0, but they have yet to release the timing.

We are still waiting to see  [Read More…]

Amazon Student app makes it easy to buy textbooks or trade-in for gift cards [Android apps]

The first two lessons learned at any university are that the financial aid office is a nightmare, and the campus bookstore is never going to give you a deal when buying or selling back textbooks. Amazon is attempting to swoop-in and address the later issue with its new Amazon Student app for Android.

Previously available only for the iPhone, Amazon Student is a rebranded  [Read More…]