Recent in Month: November 2010

NetFlix Updated on Revue

Nov 30th - Show of hands: Who likes the NetFlix app on their Logitech Revue GTV sets? Thought so. Although it doesn’t seem to be on mass distribution yet, it seems a few Revue users have received an update to the NetFlix app. No word on when this one will hit the masses; but updates are updates, and ...

doubleTwist Gets Wireless Sync

Nov 30th - For you doubleTwist fans, doubleTwist has just launched a new feature: syncing over WiFi, courtesy of AirSync. Once you’ve got the free version of doubleTwist installed to your Android device, you’ll only need to upgrade for $.99 within the application. After you’ve upgraded, it’s a simple process to pair up with your desktop and one ...

Autodesk Comes to Android, Turns Your Phone into a Sketchpad

Nov 30th - Autodesk, maker of 2D and 3D design software, has finally landed on the Android Market with SketchBook Mobile, a drawing application that lets you, well, sketch anywhere you feel inspired to get going. A longtime favorite on iOS, SketchBook Mobile has reached 2.2 million downloads since launching last fall. Autodesk wasn’t so sure they wanted ...

Archos Internet Tablet Family Lifted to Android 2.2

Nov 30th - The Archos line of Internet Tablets featuring Android (the 28/32/43/70/101) have received their fair dosage of Froyo today, as the (for now) latest version of Android has arrived. Along with the bump up in version number comes a pretty good list of enhancements and additions. The full list: Higher performance: just in time compiler (JIT) ...

Phan Giveaway: Tomorrow During Podcast

Nov 30th - The holiday season has snuck up on us and our inboxes and To Do Lists have been blizzarded upon with items. Yes, blizzarded is a word – I just made it up. For those wondering where the heck our weekly Tuesday Giveaway has been hiding, it’s under the pile of priorities, and we’re going to ...

Checkmate: T-Mobile G2 Cracked Wide Open Despite Manufacturer Protections

Nov 30th - It didn’t take long for the T-Mobile G2 to get root, but it didn’t last long either. HTC had taken precautions to prevent permanent rooting of the device, resetting every time the phone was powered down. Still, a workaround was found to allow for permanent root, but why stop there? Flashing ROMs is one thing, ...

Motorola Charm, ZTE Micromax Andro A60 Launch in India

Nov 30th - Two new entry-level Android handsets are headed to India, both of which attempt to cram as much value into a small package as humanly possible. The Micromax Andro A60 is a re-branded ZTE Penguin, and will retail for 6,999 INR (~$152). For the price you get Android 2.1, a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen, 3.2MP autofocus camera, ...

HTC Merge Gets a Two-Page Spread in Entrepreneur Magazine

Nov 30th - Somewhere, in some bizzarro, alternate universe the HTC Merge has been released, and we have the proof. The folks over at AndroidCentral stumbled upon a full two-page spread in Entrepreneur Magazine advertising the handset as the “work phone updated for your life,” See it take the tasks of your day an easily swat them down, ...

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Droid X and Jawbone Icon Bundle Today’s Verizon Holiday Deal

Nov 30th - The deal of Black Friday have come and gone, but Verizon is still in a giving mood this holiday season. Each day up until Christmas the carrier is featuring a special deal, and today’s is for $30 off of a Motorola Droid X and Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headset bundle. Not the most extreme deal, but ...

T-Mobile UK Hoping to Begin Android 2.2 Rollout for Samsung Galaxy S Today

Nov 30th - T-Mobile UK’s Samsung Galaxy S could be getting some Froyo loving by the end of the day if a message posted to the Samsung support forums is any indication. The reason for the uncertainty, however, seems to be in the delivery method. See, TMoUK wants to deliver the update over-the-air rather than through Samsung’s much-maligned ...

Content Ratings Ready for Action on Android Market Developer Console

Nov 30th - Last week Google started spreading the word that a content rating system would go live for the Android Market shortly, and a Thanksgiving holiday later it is now ready to roll in the developer console. Nestled between copy protection and location settings is a rating system a la the ESRB letting a developer list an ...

Revision3 Now Broadcasting on Android

Nov 30th - Popular internet TV network Revision3 has finally transcended the iPhone and realized real tech people use Androids, bringing their streaming video app out of the hands of the Apple elite and into the lives of those who prefer little green robots. If you aren’t familiar, Revision3 was founded by Digg’s Kevin Rose and several other ...

Kobo for Android Updated to Facilitate Easier Sideloading and Introduce More Options

Nov 30th - Kobo for Android has been sitting at the bottom of the barrel in terms of eReading applications on the Android market, but that’s because their app was as closed as a dangerous manhole: it was difficult reading anything not bought from Kobo’s own store. An update to their application changes all of that , though, ...