Tag Archive: Apps


Kindle Fire gets Android Market, Google Apps; Nook Tablet gets Amazon App Store

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Gotta love development for affordable tablets! The Amazon Kindle Fire is great, but at that price point it’s missing many of the features more expensive tablets have. Due to Amazon’s business plan, one of the missing features happens to be Google Apps. This includes the Android Market, as well as all other Google applications, like Gmail, Maps, Books, YouTube, Talk, etc.

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If you’ve been missing Google’s services, there’s now  [Read More…]

Kindle Fire will get Hulu Plus and “several thousand” apps, but not all Android apps will be compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire launches next week with thousands of apps available through the just re-launched Amazon Appstore for Android. Amazon just sent us a note that Hulu Plus and ESPN Scorecenter will be among the big names of apps joining the lineup of Fire options.

However, according to tech mover and shaker Robert Scoble, not all Android apps will be compatible with the  [Read More…]

Taptu announces three exclusive Nook Color apps — Taptu Fashion, Taptu Food, and Taptu Lifestyle

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Taptu, the folks behind the popular news reader that lets you “DJ” your news, has announced three exclusive RSS feed apps for the Nook Color — Taptu Fashion, Taptu Food, and Taptu Lifestyle.  Each comes pre-loaded with content, and have over 200,000 streams from major media publications,  [Read More…]

Unvision Android apps for TV and radio are now en el Android Market

Spanish-language broadcast network Univision has released its official Android apps for television and radio. Both apps provide tremendous access to Univision, adding plenty of content geared for either media format.

Univision, as in the app for the TV network, is a nice resource for news, photos, and video clips from Univision’s programming and website. The Android 2.1+ app offers galleries and articles for beauty  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #78: Happy Halloween Edition

Each week, Androinica.com does a weekly round-up of the best new and noteworthy Android apps. We scour the Android Market so you don’t have to. Below is a list of a few Android apps, games, and live wallpapers that may interest you. Click the “Install App” button to be taken to the Android Market page and get download links.

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Android 2.1 or  [Read More…]

Google Apps customers can now access Google+

Quick programming note for those of you out there who use Google Apps and are ticked off that Google+ was previously unusable with your existing account. Google VP Vic Gundotra has just announced that Google+ customers can finally join the much-talked-about and quickly-adopted social network.

Apps customers will be able to access Google+ the same way as “regular” users, and the same features will  [Read More…]

Android Apps Alert #77: Social Overload Edition

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As far as GTD and project management apps go, ActionComplete has long been one of the more powerful. Allowing users to create detailed to-do lists, multi-level actions to get things  [Read More…]

Editorial: Adult Android apps aren’t really for adults, and boobs will get you hacked [NSFW]

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Recently, I was given the (what I thought would be) amazing task of doing an Android adult app roundup.  I prepared myself with a pre-paid debit card, a clear mind, a 12-pack of Milwaukee’s finest and a dark room — and went on a download spree.  What was supposed to be informative and fun turned out to be a $ 10 pain in the ass and time spent on the phone with T-Mobile  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin doesn’t believe in tablet-specific apps

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One of the perennial complaints regarding Android tablets has been that there simply are not enough tablet-specific apps for the platform. Andy Rubin was asked about this concern at the All Things D conference in Hong Kong and had this to say:

I don’t think there should be apps specific to a tablet…if someone makes an ICS app it’s going to run on phones and it’s going to run on tablets.Andy  [Read More…]

RIM shows how easy it is to port Android apps to BlackBerry; does anybody really care?

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RIM has been touting upcoming Android app compatibility on the PlayBook for quite some time now. We’ve seen demos and they’ve made announcements, but the process has – for the most part – been shrouded in confusion. Today, RIM cleared some of that confusion up by posting a video detailing just how easy it is to port Android apps to BlackBerry.

To port an Android app over to BlackBerry,  [Read More…]