It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps between devices is where NFC really shines. An update to the Foursquare app allows you to [Read More...]
Pulse News is currently rolling out their latest update to the masses. (That would be us.) This release will bring some much needed supported for articles written in international characters as Pulse previously sometimes jumbled things up a bit on that front. It also includes some bug fixes for tablets, if you’ve been having issues with that. Personally, I’ve not seen any issues with tablet mode, but apparently enough users have to [Read More...]
Sony Ericsson is updating its “Bridge” application for Mac users, adding the ability to apply OS updates to Xperia smartphones over USB. This functionality has been available in SE’s PC Companion tool for Windows for some time, but until now Mac users have had to wait for updates to roll out over the air.
If you’re rocking the Xperia/Mac combo, you can grab the current version 1.2 of the SE Bridge app [Read More...]
The week is half over and that means the ref’s whistle just sounded and the first annual Android Bowl has officially reached halftime! If you have not been keeping up, we’ve paired with @NVIDIAtegra to give away three Transformer Prime tablets, complete with quad-core processing power and a keyboard dock to boot.
The bad news is that a bunch of you guys seemed to miss the theme- nay, the spirit of [Read More...]
Mint.com ranks as one of the best personal finance management services around. I said as much when I first reviewed the Mint.com Android app back in 2010, and I’m more convinced of it now. [Read More...]
There’s no denying that the Sony Xperia S was one of our favorite Android phones at CES. The handset’s unique design certainly makes the phone stand out, but apparently Sony wasn’t ready to reveal all the handset’s secrets at this month’s trade show. According to a recent post on the company’s Facebook page, the Xperia S features an “anti-stain shell,” something we’ve already seen on the recently released Droid RAZR from [Read More...]
ESPN has finally updated its flagship live streaming app in order to be compatible with more devices; WatchESPN should now support phones running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and improved the playback experience [Read More...]
Ricardo Cerqueira, a member of the CM team and LG Android device guru, has added official CyanogenMod nightly (CM7 for the time being) support for three new LG devices — The LG Optimus 3D, the LG Optimus Pro, and the LG Optimus Hub — and has once again made support for the LG Optimus Black official after a short hiatus. Here in the states we’re not too familiar with these devices, [Read More...]
Mozilla the maker of the popular Firefox browser today announced on its blog an update to its app on Android tablets. This has been in the making for a few [Read More...]
The Samsung Vibrant (the first of the original Galaxy S devices to hit the U.S.) is no longer supported by CyanogenMod. According to developer Abhisek Devkota, issues with the way the radio interface layer interacts with the audio layer leads to a loss of the ability to dial 911, and this issue can not be solved without source code from Samsung. In his own words:
We are no longer supporting the Vibrant [Read More...]