Recent in Month: July 2010

Did the Android Market Reach 100,000 Apps this Month as Predicted?

Jul 30th - A few weeks back the folks over at AndroLib made the bold claim that the Android Market could be sitting at 100,000 apps by the end of July. I say bold because the last official number was quoted at 60,000 applications. Based on their statistics they felt that growth in the realm of 40,000 apps ...

Samsung Reaching Out to Developers to Fix Apps in Preparation For Android Tablet

Jul 30th - Samsung’s Android tablet is slated for release in the third quarter of this year, and they are pulling out all the stops to make sure they deliver the best experience possible. One area where a tablet must excel is the apps available for it, and Samsung is taking a proactive approach to making sure current ...

Allstate App Available Now in the Android Market

Jul 30th - While there really is nothing cool about insurance companies, the money they take from you every chance they get, and the fact that the only time you ever really need them is when something really bad happens, for whatever reason I do find mobile apps that allow you to file claims, take scene-of-the-accident pictures of ...

Droid X Source Code Released to All

Jul 30th - Ready to dig deeper into the Motorola Droid X, to find out exactly what is running on top of that 1GHz processor, to maybe even do a bit of constructive adjusting to the software beneath the 4.3-inch screen? Motorola has released the source code for their beastly Android handset currently on a tear over at ...

Motorola FlipOut Going to China

Jul 30th - Motorola’s sending their new messaging phone – the Motorola FlipOut – to China as the Motorola M511. The device – previously only available in parts of Europe – has one of the most unique form factors we’ve seen. It has a full QWERTY keypad that “flips out” to reveal itself. The smallish, squarish device might ...

EVO’s New Android 2.2 Firmware Upgrade Features Previewed on Blurrycam

Jul 30th - The upgrade to Android 2.2 is right around the corner (we can claim that as fact now) for the HTC EVO 4G, and with that some unofficial (but just as juicy) previews of the new features have been caught on blurrycam. The dedicated flashlight app – upon opening – presents you with nothing other than ...

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Spotted in the Wild?

Jul 30th - We’ve seen Samsung’s Android-based tablet – the Samsung Galaxy Tab – before (and it was quite the convincing shot), but it appears that the tablet is going through its prototypical and testing phases and has been caught in the wild again. Nothing’s confirmed, but it looks a lot like the 7-inch beaut we’ve seen spotted ...

Samsung Still Loves Developers – Releases Captivate’s Source Code

Jul 30th - Samsung’s Open Source website has just officially distributed the source code for the Samsung Captivate to anyone willing (and understandably wanting) to download it. The 161MB source package will help developers in creating ROMs for the device for users in the root community to enjoy. This is nothing new for Samsung: the Samsung Vibrant’s (SGH-T959) ...

McAfee Acquires tenCube – Makers of WaveSecure

Jul 30th - Popular anti-virus and internet security vendor McAfee Inc. has acquired tenCube, the guys behind then little downloadable peace-of-mind we all know and love as WaveSecure. Today’s acquisition has direct implications for McAfee’s desire to enter the Android market (and other mobile spaces) to take on one of their biggest competitors – Symantec and their Norton ...

T-Mobile UK’s HTC Wildfire Recalled Due to Intermittent Crashing Bug

Jul 30th - A source of EuroDroid‘s confirmed the reason why T-Mobile UK’s HTC Wildfire has been “out of stock” for a few days and won’t be returning any time soon: they’ve apparently issued a recall due to constant customer complaints about the device crashing intermittently. It’s likely this is a software problem and specific to T-Mobile UK ...

Android 2.2 Officially Rolling Out to Unlocked European HTC Desires This Weekend

Jul 30th - Awesome news for those of you wondering where your upgrade to Android 2.2 was hanging out at after the HTC EVO 4G got its official confirmation: at least for HTC Desire users in Europe, you’ll see the upgrade this weekend. Depending on where you got the device (through carrier tariffs and whatnot) you might not ...

Samsung Sells 63.8 Million Handsets in Q2; Galaxy S Successor Due Next Year

Jul 30th - Samsung posted their Q2 financial results this morning. They shipped some 63.8 million handsets to users around the world, with 19 million of those being touchscreen devices. Unfortunately we can’t pull an accurate number for Android handsets from this considering Samsung has touchscreen phones running their own Bada OS as well as other proprietary operating ...

Comcast Bringing DVR App to Android

Jul 29th - Being able to control your set-top-box (with whatever cable provider and/or DVR service you’re using) away from home has become all the rage these days, so it doesn’t surprise me to hear that Comcast’s bringing their app to Android. Previously only available on iOS devices, their app will not only offer you full control over ...

iSuppli: Droid Incredible Materials Cost $165.35

Jul 29th - In their latest findings from those entertaining teardowns we hate to watch (but somehow still love to see), iSuppli determined that all of the materials needed to make one HTC Droid Incredible incurs a bill of $165.35. While I don’t agree with iSuppli’s Andrew Rassweiler on the Droid Incredible being a “Nexus Two” candidate (they’re ...