Recent in Month: October 2010

[Update: It’s Back] Android Market Experiencing Downtime

Oct 28th - [UPDATE]: The Market is back up! When I heard there was a new Google Maps update, I, like many of you, rushed into the Android Market to see what new and exciting features Google has for us. No dice. It looks like the Android Market is suffering from a case of the downtime. No downloads ...

Camera-less Droid Pro Coming for those Ultra-Secret Enterprise Users?

Oct 28th - The Motorola Droid Pro wants to make a statement that both its manufacturer and its Android OS have a perfect place in the realm of enterprise, and to that end the latest information leakage suggests the handset will be available in two flavors: one with camera, and one without for those working in areas that ...

Google Apps Launches Administrative Controls for Enterprise Handsets

Oct 28th - Google is making it easier for companies with smartphones running enterprise solutions to control sensitive company information and how their employees access it on their handsets with the deployment of new administrative controls through Google Apps. All major mobile platforms are supported, including Android, and the new service allows devices to be managed right from ...

Dell Venue Passes the FCC, Thunder by Another Name

Oct 28th - While word came out earlier in the week that the Dell Venue Pro could be getting an Android version, an FCC filing is pegging a non-Pro version in the form of a rebranded Dell Thunder. As you may recall, the Dell Thunder is an Android phone carrying the same design and spec features of the ...

Dolphin Browser Bumps Up to Version 4.0

Oct 28th - After what may have seemed like an eternity for users sold on Dolphin Browser enough to stick with the browser through a buggy version 3.0, Dolphin Browser HD 4.0 has just reached the Android Market bringing fixes and enhancements out the wazoo. OK, maybe they aren’t literally dripping out of the wazoo, but some pretty ...

What’s Inside the New NOOKcolor? A TI OMAP3 CPU

Oct 28th - The new NOOKcolor promises to be a little more than just your standard e-reader, and we aren’t talking simply about the full-color LCD display. It turns out the new Nook has a bit more in common with high-end cellphones and tablets than you might expect, as a TI OMAP3621 processor will give this thing the ...

Developer Spotlight: Mariano Kamp (NewsRob)

Oct 28th - For this week’s developer spotlight, I was able to catch up with a friend of mine – Mariano Kamp – who has been developing what many would call the best Google Reader application in the Android market. The application I’m referring to is NewsRob. (No correlation with the Rob Jackson that runs the very site ...

Jha Addresses Investors, Says Motorola Remains Committed to Droid Franchise

Oct 28th - Motorola just dropped their Q3 earnings report on investors and analysts, and CEO Sanjay Jha is promising that the trend started by their first quarter of growth since 2006 will carry over into Q4 with plans to move over 5 million smartphones. Of course, a big aspect of their smartphone strategy is the Motorola Droid ...

A Day After Release, Samsung Mesmerize Rooted

Oct 28th - Alright, it really isn’t that surprising considering that the rest of the Galaxy S gang has already been rooted, but the Samsung Mesmerize has been cracked open just a day after its release on US Cellular. The guys over at AndroidCentral did the dirty work using the rageagainstthecage exploit, which happens to be part of ...

Financial Times, GameLoft Bringing Exclusive Content to Samsung Galaxy Tab

Oct 28th - Samsung has no shortage of announcements leading into the launch of the Galaxy Tab. Today, we’ve learned that they’re teaming up with industry news outlet Financial Times to bring their first Android and HTML5-based app to the tablet. Financial Times – like several other industry outlets – require users to pay for a membership to ...

Grab the Sharp IS01 From Conics in the US

Oct 28th - We’ve heard a lot abut this clamshell Android-based MID, but it’s only ever been available in Japan as its internal radios are compatible with Japan’s popular cellular networks. Still, retailer Conics has seemingly brought the Sharp IS01 over to the states in a WiFi-only state and will sell it for $246. The device has a ...

Napster Update Brings Offline Playback

Oct 28th - Napster just inched a step closer toward its roots as they’ve announced that the latest update will allow you to play your playlists when you’re away from an internet connection. The app also queues the next few songs in the playlist ahead of time to avoid stuttering while buffering, a problem others suffer with in ...

Peter Dille: PSP Could Use a Cellular Data Connection

Oct 28th - Well if this rumor doesn’t get more legs as each day passes us by. It wasn’t but a couple of days ago that the supposed PSP Phone’s prototype was leaked for all to see, and now Peter Dille – speaking with at a fireside chat – believes that iPhone gamers aren’t satisfied. With that belief, ...