Tag Archive: Android

50cent’s Uber50 theme for UberSocial now available on Android


Odds are that you have at some point in time heard of UberSocial, a rather large cross-platform Twitter client that is extremely popular amongst the celebrity variety. And if you know anything about the application, it is probably that 50cent is a huge supporter. With an existing theme available for the BlackBerry and iOS versions of UberSocial, today they announced that Android users can download the theme for their devices The theme is available  [Read More…]

Netflix now available for all devices running Android 2.2 and 2.3

 Netflix Android

Back in May Netflix, finally launched its long-waited Android app, initially only for a few devices. That list grew over time and eventually supported a large number of phones. The .apk was quickly discovered, however, and owners of devices, both phone and tablet, who hadn’t received official support yet could install the app just fine. That’s no longer necessary (and it’s about time), at least for most phones, as Netflix has updated the  [Read More…]

Barnes & Noble Steps Up Push for Android Developer

Barnes & Noble, growing increasingly serious about their Android efforts, has begun touting the benefits of their NOOK App Developer program.  I recently spent some time speaking with Claudia Romanini, Director of Developer Relations and learned that NOOK Apps has been an all-around success.  App downloads are already in the millions and developers are making money.  According to Romanini, there are now more than 500 apps to choose from with  [Read More…]

Android 101: Favoriting (and un-favoriting) contacts

Favorite contacts

Android phones are inherently connected.  Google allows for excellent contact management, syncing across devices and platforms, and chock full ‘o options.  Sometimes, the easy ones can get lost in the shuffle — like marking a contact as a favorite, and adding it to your “Favorites” (or starred in Android) group for easy access.  Here’s a quick tip that can alleviate a lot of searching for someone’s email address or phone number.

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Android “Jelly Bean” to be next version after Ice Cream Sandwich? (Update)


Google has a tradition of naming Android versions after desserts. Ice Cream Sandwich is currently one of the hottest topics, as it’s the version we are all waiting for at the moment. It’s the Android version that will democratically unite tablet and smartphone software into one.

Due to the fact that ICS will be such a huge jump, we’ve not stopped to think about what Google will name the next Android  [Read More…]

Android App Review: SlideIT Keyboard

  YouTube link for mobile viewing

SlideIT is currently in its fourth iteration, and with that comes the introduction of skins. Scoff as you might, customization and aesthetic appeal are important to lots of people out there, so I’ve got to tip my hat to the SlideIT developers for making that so easy to do.

How does SlideIT function as a line-tracing keyboard, though? On its own, alright. If there’s one thing SlideIT has going for it,  [Read More…]

NFL ’11 for Android Tablets is your new best friend on Sundays

As I sat on my couch watching the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saint have a strong season opener, my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was on the coffee table resting comfortably. Come Sunay, that Tab will be put to work as the NFL has released its official Honeycomb app.

NFL ’11 for Android Tablets is part of a slew of Android apps the  [Read More…]

TouchPad Android port project fizzles, but not quite dead

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Let’s hope the recent upheaval in the TouchDroid realm — that’s the endeavor to get Android properly ported onto the nearly extinct HP TouchPad — doesn’t completely derail the project, but things have looked better, folks. There’s been some back and forth about code, and some milk spilled, apparently. But there’s also the video you see above, which walks you through booting a very alpha build of Android on the TouchPad.

Again: Very  [Read More…]

Sharp Launching Aquos 3D Android Handset in Japan

3D Android phones haven’t really taken off just yet. Even with HTC’s big marketing behind the Evo 3D, and the LG Optimus 3D, we haven’t seen much adoption right out of the gate. It appears that Sharp is staying in the game, though, as they’ve just announced a 3D Android handset that’s headed for Japan’s SoftBank. They’re calling it the Aquos SH8298U, and it actually looks somewhat impressive. The  [Read More…]

Norton 2012 Product Line Includes Trio of Android Apps

Norton announced their 2012 product line this week and, sensing the growing mobile trend, unveiled a couple of new mobile-focused titles. Android users will be most concerned with a trio of titles, Norton Tablet Security, Norton Anti-Theft Beta, and Norton Online Family. These three are all new and speak to Norton’s commitment to protecting users everywhere, whether at a desktop or on the go.

The full Norton  [Read More…]