Recent in Month: March 2011

Android To Dominate Google IO: Google TV, Chrome Fans Cry

Mar 30th - With only 1.5 months left until Google IO I’ve curiously been gathering my thoughts and predictions about what Google will announce. But articles on ChromeSpot and GTVsource suggest the writing may already be on the wall: out of 52 listed session titles, 15 contain “Android”, 2 contain “Chrome” and only 1 contains “Google TV”. Some ...

AT&T Expects to Let Go of Some Markets, Employees in Merger

Mar 30th - Some bad news has come out of AT&T’s Randall Stephenson. He shed some light on negative effects of the merger – something I bet they haven’t been trying to talk about – and admits that AT&T will have to drop a few pounds in the process should the FCC grant them T-Mobile’s hand in this ...

Dungeon Defenders: First Wave Now Free to Play on the Android Market

Mar 30th - The folks at Trendy have just dropped us a note letting us know that their highly popular action RPG Dungeon Defenders: First Wave is now a free game for all to play and enjoy in the Android market. The news comes to us in light of the launch of Google’s native in-app payments system for ...

Google Introduces +1 Button on Desktop Search Engine [Video]

Mar 30th - Google’s continuing to make their search engine – and other tools – more social and personal to you by introducing a simple “+1 button”. The premise is very simple: if you find something you like while searching, hit the button and your friends will know that it’s something cool or something that you like and ...

Petitioners Pressure Motorola to Change Bootloader Encryption Practices

Mar 30th - A group of power users have gotten just about peeved with Motorola and their bootloader encryption for many of their MOTOBLUR phones. (In fact, I think the only Android phone of theirs that remains unencrypted is the original Motorola DROID on Verizon. Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.) Anywho, they’ve taken to ...

Cisco Cius Tablet Hits the FCC

Mar 30th - Cisco is more of a quiet player in the Android world right now. They’ve long been talking about their Cius tablet but have been taking their time on engineering it. The tablet is set to be part of a bigger office package for business professionals who need a desk phone that’s more than just a ...

Samsung Galaxy S Plus Will Feature Gingerbread, 1.4GHz Processor

Mar 30th - Ok, Samsung, how many different Galaxy S variants can you REALLY make? Not enough, apparently, as the folks at Samsung Hub have learned that the Korean manufacturer is set to introduce a Samsung Galaxy S Plus. It’s said that this device’s design will be similar to that of the original Galaxy S but will have ...

WOW: 3000+ Facebook Fans = More Money! [CONTEST]

Mar 30th - A few days ago I started a Facebook Contest asking Phans to “Like” our page and promising $200 in Amazon gift cards as prizes for random winners. We started with 564 Facebook Fans… and now? We’re over 3,000+ and still have a couple days left! But with every extra “liker” your chances of winning go ...

Massive List of Android Market Games Optimized for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Mar 30th - While the phone isn’t out yet, developers are already adapting their existing titles to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play’s unique game pad. It’s going to be a tough time finding all the compatible titles yourself, though. Why not let someone do it for you? Below is a link to a list of games available in ...

SoundHound is Today’s Free Paid App of the Day on Amazon

Mar 30th - Many of you expressed discontent for Shazam when the full version of their app was free in the Amazon Appstore and made a plea for SoundHound instead. Luckily for you guys, SoundHound has followed suit and their application is today’s free app of the day. It’s normally $5 for the paid version (which affords you ...

SPB Shell 3D for Android Handsets Now Available [Video]

Mar 30th - Although the folks at SPB told us they’d be working on OEM partnerships to bring their custom user interface to Android devices instead of offering it as an home replacement in the Android market, SPB Shell 3D is now available for all to download. (Previously it was called SPB Mobile Shell 5.0.) It’s been in ...

New HTC Pyramid Shots Confirm qHD Screen, HTC Sense 3.0

Mar 30th - Well what do we have here? The HTC Pyramid was expected to be announced alongside T-Mobile’s other wares at CTIA but it never made its way to the “official” foreground. Fortunately, leaksters exist. The latest was sent to XDA and shows more than we’ve seen before. To put it simply – yes, it looks like ...

ASUS Gives Price Tag to Eee Pad Transformer in UK

Mar 30th - We learned that ASUS’s pair of Android tablet/netbook hybrids would be going to the UK and that they’d be accepting presales for them, but hadn’t been able to get some solid information as far as pricing goes. Today we’ve learned that the Eee Pad Transformer – the one compatible with the optional detachable keyboard – ...