Tag Archive: Android


Android Kids App: Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin now available

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

From the same developer who brought us the excellent Android version of Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” comes another Potter classic: “The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.” Just like with “Peter Rabbit,” you can read the book yourself, or have the app read to you. The images are all interactive, and your child can tap each word to read along.

“The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin” is available in  [Read More…]

Android MegaPad shows us what a 23″ tablet might look like

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Have you ever held a 10-inch Android tablet and wished for a bigger display? You know, something just a little wider to watch movies on? Android modder Martin Drashkov must have had that dream because he built an Android device with a 23″ touchscreen.

He calls his creation the MegaPad and it only cost him around $ 600 to build it in his kitchen. Martin thinks the larger display will allow  [Read More…]

Adobe Flash could be 1000x faster on Android next month

Adobe gaming

If you think Adobe Flash Player and Air performance sucks on Android devices, wait till you see what they have planned for the next major updates. Today Adobe announced Flash Player 11 and Air 3 which introduces a new architecture called Stage 3D that allows developers to create apps using a mix of Flash, HTML 5, and native code.

Adobe is so confident about this release, they are calling it  [Read More…]

Motorola XOOM Android 3.2.1 OTA update slowly rolling out

Android Central

We’ve recieved a few more tips about the Motorola XOOM WiFi and now, a 3G version receiving a mysterious 1.5MB OTA update that bumps the device up to software version HTK55D.

I’ve personally been checking for updates on my XOOM since early this morning with no love coming to my device. However, if you have a Motorola XOOM — you might want to check for updates and see if you have one  [Read More…]

Google+ opens to all adults, major Android app update detailed

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After several months of people begging for Google+ invites and users speaking endlessly about the merits of Facebook vs. Google Plus, the doors to Google’s hot social network are finally open. Anyone, anywhere, of any age 18 or higher can now access Google Plus. He or she can also use a young but rapidly growing Android app  [Read More…]

Hulu Plus adds more device support to their Android app

 Hulu Plus on Android

If you’re rocking a device that in the past, wasn’t supported by Hulu Plus then you’ll want to check the list below. Hulu has updated their Android app today and the list of supported devices has grown by nine. Eight phones and one tablet. The new devices listed are:

HTC Incredible 2 HTC Evo 3D HTC Sensation Motorola Droid 3 Motorola Bionic Motorola X2 LG Revolution LG G2X HTC Flyer  [Read More…]

Droid Incredible 2 Receives Android 2.3.4

Droid Incredible 2 is one of Verizon’s top of the line Android phones and while it was updated to Gingerbread back in July, it has been stuck on the older version up until today. A software update is being pushed out by Verizon to bring the Droid Incredible 2 to Android 2.3.4. and even though it is a minor update, it appeases the masses who want to make sure their  [Read More…]

Logitech Harmony Link Turns Android Device into Smartest Remote in the Room

Logitech announced yet another device capable of pairing with Android smart phones and tablets today in the Harmony Link.  Whereas speakers and keyboards are a nice way to spruce up your general Android experience, this new Wi-Fi device can turn your phone  into a fully-feature and functional remote control.  Much like the Harmony One remote does today, the Harmony Link makes it so that you can put  [Read More…]

Google+ Hangouts now available for Android 2.3+, opens registration to all

Hangouts on phones

Google+ Hangouts have become one of the most popular uses of the rapidly growing social network. Until now, they were relegated to the desktop, making users pine for mobile support. Today, Google announced that they have made Hangouts available for phones running 2.3+.  This is amazing news and will certainly make the feature more widely used now that they can be done anywhere and on-the-go.

To use the feature, once you  [Read More…]

Caillou’s World joins Android kids educational games

Caillou's World

Heads up, parents. Everybody’s favorite bald-headed boy is now on Android. Caillou’s World (for those of you without kids, Caillou is a popular kids show on PBS) is intended for children ages 2-5 and helps with reading, spelling and phonics. The child spots a highlighted item in a picture and taps it, and then has to choose which letter the item starts with, all while associating the picture with the sound of  [Read More…]