Tag Archive: Android


Android Developers lands official Google+ page

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When Google announced the Android Design website aimed at helping developers feel more at home with Holo, the theme used throughout Android 4.0, Matias Duarte made it clear that Android development was headed into the next phase. Google is looking to create a more cohesive experience when it comes to developing for Android for both manufacturers and third-party app developers alike.

One way Google is looking to do that is with  [Read More…]

Third-party Steam applications disappearing from the Android Market

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The official Steam for Android application hasn’t been with us all that long, but an air of controversy already surrounds its arrival. Almost all of the third-party Steam applications have disappeared from the Android Market.

If Valve happens to be involved in some way, the odd part is that the Steam API is publicly available for use. Seems a tad suspicious though.

If you’re using a third-party Steam application  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S Advance is now official: yet another mid-range Android 2.3 smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S Advance is now official: yet another mid-range Android 2.3 smartphone

While HTC has just announced that it’s planning to change its marketing strategy and only come up with a few smartphones this year, Samsung is following the same  [Read More…]

Japanese carrier ‘blames Android app’ for recent downtime

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Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has reportedly identified “Android app traffic” as the cause of a recent network outage which affected some 2.5 million of its customers. According to Japanese newspaper Nikkei, DoCoMo did not identify the app, aside from saying that it offered “free voice services.”

The application apparently caused DoCoMo’s network to buckle by sending out “control signals” rather than VOIP data. These are small amounts of data which  [Read More…]

Android Market website displaying the wrong language? You’re not alone.

Android Market website displaying the wrong language? You’re not alone.

Willkommen, ich bin Andrew und ich sprechen nicht die Sprache, dass dieser Satz geschrieben wurde in.

Don’t understand that first paragraph? Well, that might not be the first time that you’ve been unexpectedly greeted  [Read More…]

London Bus Checker makes a stop on Android, wants to make London travel a bit easier

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Anyone who lives in or has ever visited London will be well aware of the often nightmarish transportation around the city. A new app to stop by the Android Market, London Bus Checker, aims to take away some of the pain of using a bus in the Capital.

We’ll get the boring bits out of the way first: It is a paid app, setting you back a very reasonable £1.24.  [Read More…]

Android camera showdown: Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Samsung Galaxy S II

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The cameras in our Android phones have certainly gotten better than most would have expected.  The old standard of “it’s a cell phone camera, it’ll never be as good as a cheap point-and-shoot” is no longer valid.  The hardware is getting better, and the software is improving right alongside it, making the experience of using your phone as a camera enjoyable, and in the right hands, almost professional.

The big news  [Read More…]

Four ways Android is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do

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You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say potato, I say potahto. And that’s where we stand on the state of Android, at least compared to Mark Spoonauer of Laptopmag. Mark, whose opinion we certainly respect, tonight in a “Spoon Fed” blog post titled “Why Android is broken,” highlights four reasons why he believes Android is “more vulnerable than ever,” despite activating more than 700,000 devices a day.

So is Android really doomed?  [Read More…]

Latest Android Malware scare might be premature

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The folks at Symantec have tipped everyone off about a new piece of Android Malware, calling Android.Counterclank “a bot-like threat that can receive commands to carry out certain actions, as well as steal information from the device.”  They note that starting one of the apps “infected” with the apperhand SDK package will show a second service running, and often places a search icon on the home screen.  They have verified this  [Read More…]

Fly Delta Android app updated to ease international travel

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Delta Air Lines’ Fly Delta Android app has long been one of the first things I install on a phone. It’s well-designed, and has added a couple killer features since its release nearly a year ago — mainly the ability to view upgrade/standby lists and check and change seats from your phone, and more recently they added the ability to track your checked baggage. Good stuff.

And now Delta’s  [Read More…]