Tag Archive: Android


Redesigned Facebook update hitting Android devices today

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Yesterday we saw that the Facebook application for Android was about to receive an update, and today the update was made official. While the update hasn’t hit the market yet it does indeed bring the redesigned interface, moving messages to the top, and your menu to the side. The redesigned Facebook application is supposed to improve on the speed of the application, as well as make  [Read More…]

KODAK Document Print App comes to Android, allows wireless printing via Google Cloud Print

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Kodak announced today that they have launched their Document Printing App for Android, which allows you to print wirelessly from your device to a Kodak printer using Google Cloud Print.

To get started, set up a Google Cloud Print account if you haven’t done so. After you’re set up, connect your Kodak printer to the service. Once this is done, you’ll be printing from your Android device is no time!

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Android Game Review: Musaic Box

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Music has always held a special place in my life. I did choir, play the tuba, and am majoring in music in college. Unfortunately, music doesn’t usually make a compelling game, so when I was presented with Musaic Box, I was understandably skeptical. In short, HeroCraft proved me very, very wrong.

Musaic Box is built in the point-and-click genre of games, where you’re searching for clues by tapping on seemingly random  [Read More…]

Android may never be as smooth as iOS, says ex-Googler

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One of Android’s biggest downfalls is the occasional lag throughout the UI. I’ve been using Android on and off (more on than off) since the release of the G1, and there’s no denying the lag exists. It has gotten better over the years, but nonetheless, it always seems to pop up when you least expect it. And unfortunately for perfectionists, it just may never go away.

Ex-Google intern Andrew Munn has  [Read More…]

Latest Facebook for Android update focuses on speed

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Today Facebook announced a major update for their Android app that focuses on speed. Photos and albums will be 2x faster, notifications will be highlighted up top, and the menu options have been moved to the right side of the screen. We haven’t seen the update available on the Android Market yet, but Facebook says it will be available soon, so be on the lookout.

Highlights of the new Facebook for Android include:

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OnLive turns your Android device into a game console

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Tonight OnLive announced that their cloud gaming service has finally launched in the Android Market. The service allows you to buy or rent the hottest console and PC games then stream them to any device including PC, Mac, TV and now tablets and smartphones. The OnLive Android app is free and users who download it now can get a free copy of LEGO Batman.

Steve Perlman, Founder & CEO, described the service in  [Read More…]

Google Goggles and Google+ for Android both get powerful updates

Photos are running things today at Google following the we’ve-got-our-hands-in-everything-company released updates for two of its most popular apps. Google+ was updated to improve user interaction with photos and videos, while Google Goggles got an upgrade that makes image search so quick that they’ve sort of taken photos out of the picture.

Goggles has a new “Continuous mode” that scans items in the viewfinder  [Read More…]

Video: Android 4.0 running on a Kindle Fire

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The Amazon Kindle Fire is definitely one of the best deals you can find for an Android tablet. For a mere $ 200, this tablet has been flying off the shelves, and is even expected to comprise half of the Android tablet market by next year. It is mostly the price/specs that make this device so desirable, as well as Amazon’s services. But Android fans believe that  [Read More…]

Verizon announces two Xyboard Android tablets and white Droid RAZR

Verizon had been showing off the Motorola Xyboard Android tablets recently, even though the company had yet to officially announce them or provide any release information. Today, Verizon Wireless confirmed the Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 are heading to Verizon’s 4G LTE network this month.

The 10.1 and 8.2 tags are a reference to the screen size, both of which are HD IPS displays.  [Read More…]

Android Market App reviews now include permalinks and device details

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Let’s face it, while app reviews in the Android Market might be helpful to developers and potential customers for finding out some of the best and worst features of the current release of an app, they haven’t been altogether too informative, and could be skewed to show the app as being worst/better than it really is. Old reviews can still weigh heavily on the user’s choice, especially if  [Read More…]