Tag Archive: Android


Droidcon London will acclimate developers to the Android ecosystem

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Not everyone can make it to Google I/O and soak-up development knowledge from the engineers of Google and its partners. But that doesn’t mean the benefits and know-how to be gained from attending a developer conference is unavailable to those who couldn’t make it.

Android developers in Europe can attend the upcoming Droidcon London conference and learn  [Read More…]

RushCard users get Android app to manage pre-paid debit cards

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RushCard has finally delivered an Android app for smartphone owners looking to manage their accounts on the go. The prepaid debit card provider has followed the trend of other banks like Bank of America and Chase by building an Android app that lets users monitor their accounts.

The mobile banking trend has finally trickled down to RushCard  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Zombieville USA

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It’s something we’ve all thought about — the zombie apocalypse. Hordes of undead, clawing their way out of the ground, looking for some savory brains to snack on. There’s been many a game about it, and Zombieville USA looks to continue that proud lineage of “don’t let zombies eat you” games on Android.

The gameplay is simple enough: avoid zombies and use either melee attacks or firearms to remove them  [Read More…]

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…]