Tag Archive: Android


Dear, Android fans: enough with the “put Android on HP TouchPad” talk

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It’s been over a week since HP officially killed all webOS devices, but with a recent clearance sale of both its 16GB and 32GB slates selling respectably at $ 99 and $ 149, has caused people to snatch up every available pad from every retailer known to man. This price drop has allowed people to buy the  [Read More…]

Would you get a waterproof Android tablet?

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The rugged market is an interesting one. The durability of rugged devices is definitely impressive and cool, but the fact is most tend to skip these devices. While some of us butter-fingered users could take advantage of a rugged device, we tend to believe it’s overkill.

Rugged devices often lack specs and aesthetics and don’t skimp in the size department. Generally, such gadgets are known to be  [Read More…]

Samsung and LG being urged to ditch Android?

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It seems South Korean-based Samsung and LG are being urged to dump Android. The Motley Fool reports that the two companies have been asked by the government of South Korea to ditch Android in favor of joining with a “coalition of other South Korean companies” building their own mobile operating system.

In the long term, we cannot go on like this by solely relying on Google.Deputy Commerce MinisterSouth Korean Government

It  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Gravity Wins

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Here’s a great little twist on an old favorite. Gravity Wins takes your old Connect Four game and turns it on its head. And its side. And keeps doing so until somebody wins.

The idea is simple. Just like traditional Connect Four, you drop checkers down the slots, trying to get four of your pieces in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Only in Gravity wins, the board rotates clockwise  [Read More…]

Android App Review: bytNotes

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If you’re anything like me, you take notes. I takes notes on Post-Its, I take notes in my schoolwork, and I take notes on my phone. What I haven’t been able to do up until now, though, is take notes and assign them to contacts. BytNotes looks to remedy that problem by letting everyone do just that.

BytNotes is pretty simple. You create a new note, then assign it to a  [Read More…]

Toshiba goes ultra-thin in Berlin for 3rd Android tablet

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Can Toshiba go from having the worst Andorid tablet last year at IFA Berlin to having the best device at this year’s show? NotebookItalia just filed a report that says Toshiba will unveil an ultra-thin Android tablet at IFA in September and the device will be packing a few surprises.

Toshiba just released their Thrive tablet which stood out from the crowd of other Honeycomb Tegra 2 tablets with  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Sheep Impact

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This one’s a simple one, but still worth your time. It’s called Sheep Impact, and the whole premise of the game is that you fly around in a hot air balloon, rescuing sheep that are inexplicably strapped to dynamite.

Sheep Impact is one of those “ascend when you touch the screen” games, so essentially, you’re trying to time to descent correctly so you can pick up the sheep (done by  [Read More…]

Necessitas Eases Porting Of Nokia QT Apps To Android

Nokia’s developers are up in arms about not being able to develop on the new Nokia Windows phones with the QT interface framework. Currently developers can develop an app with QT and their app will work on all Nokia platforms but not once Windows Mobile is introduced. Nokia developers are complaining that they don’t want to have to program for Windows Mobile.

A developer who goes by the alias “BogDan” came up with a solution and has just released software  [Read More…]

Blu-Ray Videos Coming with Android Viewing Option

Blu-Ray videos are starting to come with an Android option so that you can download the video to your device.

Unstoppable which just came out this week is the first movie to come with this new technology.

To access Blu-ray Digital Copy on Android, users must have Blu-ray disc, a wi-fi connected Blu-ray player, Android 1.6  or higher, and the PocketBLU app, which can be downloaded free from the  Android Market.

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Here’s the Press  [Read More…]

Top 5 Free Android Games

1. Angry Birds

Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs’ fortresses!

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ fortresses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each of the 225 levels requires logic, skill, and force to  [Read More…]