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Run Android apps on Windows with BlueStacks App Player [VIDEO]

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App Player alpha for Windows is a newly released piece of free software from developer BlueStacks. Designed to run on Windows PC’s and tablets, it allows you to run Android apps on your Windows computer or tablet, with no modification to the original app.

App Player lets you run apps windowed or full screen and with their Cloud Connect service, you can share software between your Android and Windows devices easily. Read more »

Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 hit Android

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Opera has just announced that it has released updated versions of its two Android-compatible mobile browsers. Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile 11.5 are already available for download in the Android market, allowing users to experience the latest goodies brought by the Norwegians.

The first change you will notice when you start the Opera Mini 6.5 or Opera Mobile 11.5 is the newly added screen, which shows you exactly how much data you have spent and saved using the two browsers. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 pricing to start at $399

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The youngest member of the Galaxy Tab family of Honeycomb slates just got its US pricing revealed. The Wi-Fi-only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 will come in two flavors – 16GB and 32GB, which will cost $399 and $499, respectively.

For that kind of cash you are getting a 7″ slate with a WSVGA PLS LCD that runs the latest, 3.2, edition of Honeycomb on a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. You should know that there’s a microSD card slot on board, too, so we are not sure that there’s much sense in ordering the 32GB unit for that kind of premium. Read more »

Nexus Prime boot animation caught on a Droid Bionic [VIDEO]

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OK, so this may not make up for the delay to the Samsung/Google ‘Unpacked’ event that we had been expecting, but chief of staff at, P3Droid has another piece of Nexus Prime/Ice Cream Sandwich goodness to add to the pile.

tweaked image of ics boot animation on droid bionic

The above screenshot and the video to follow show the very cool looking boot animation taken from P3Droid’s Motorola Droid Bionic, which he has running a leaked ROM of ICS destined for the Nexus Prime. Take a look.

Update, October 10: Samsung Galaxy S II does the boot animation too.
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Minecraft Pocket Edition bids farewell to Xperia PLAY exclusivity on the Android Market

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Mobile miners everywhere can now don their helmets and ready their pickaxes as Minecraft Pocket Edition finally makes itself available to the masses.

Minecraft Pocket Edition logo

The mobile varient of this smash indy title, until now had only been available to Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY owners, but the exclusivity deal has run its course and, following an update to the app, availability has been blown wide open. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile came over. We had the camera waiting [VIDEO]

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The last member of the Samsung Galaxy S II trio of droids is here, people. The T-Mobile version of the smartphone was the last to get its availability announced. It will be available online on October 10, and in T-Mobile stores on October 12.

The T-Mobile Galaxy S II does sport quite a few changes, compared to its GSM siblings, starting with its bigger 4.52 Super AMOLED Plus screen and a different CPU under its cover. Its battery is beefier as well. Now on with our initial impressions.

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Google Music 4 and Google+ app from Ice Cream Sandwich leaked

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Android Police has come across the Music Player and Google+ app from a build of Ice Cream Sandwich discovered by one of their readers, nicknamed Geek Vundotra, who also happens to be a Verizon employee.

Moving on to the actual apps, as you can see the Music app has received a facelift and looks a lot better. Read more »

Lenovo IdeaPad A1 ready for online purchase, comes with a free keyboard dock but only if you hurry up

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If you’ve been waiting for a cheap tablet, now it’s your time to act! Lenovo have released their 7-inch Gingerbread-running IdeaPad A1 for the stunningly low price of $199.

For that you get the most of what $199 could get you and frankly, it’s pretty decent. Read more »

Motorola Xoom Family Edition spotted at retail store, comes with a special Kid Mode

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Tablet’s aren’t just used by adults anymore and if the growing number of educational apps for the iPad and the number of videos on YouTube showing kids using them are any indications, kids are now a pretty large user-base for tablets. This is where the Motorola Xoom Family Edition comes in.

Although Motorola did not officially announce this variant of the Xoom, someone spotted the device at a retail store. Read more »

HTC Sensation XL gets showcased in a series of videos

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With the HTC Sensation XL just being announced at the company’s live event in London, couple of First look videos have hit phonemaker’s YouTube channel.

Naturally, the first of total four videos goes on to introduce the newly established partnership with Beats Audio by boasting the great audio quality and sensational feel you get when listening with the special Beats headphones. Check it below. Read more »

Google updates Docs for Android tablets

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Several months after releasing a standalone application of Google Docs for Android, the company has now launched a special update for Honeycomb tablets, which should make document browsing a breeze.

Thanks to its entirely refreshed design, the Google docs app now features the three-panel view, typical for Honeycomb. As the screenshot of the application above shows now there are three panels allowing you to view list of collections, list of documents in a particular collection and a document’s details. Read more »

The $46 Android-running Aakash is the cheapest tablet in the world

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The “$35 tablet” project has finally started bearing fruit as today the first Datawind-made slate was announced. Called Aakash, the slate actually costs $46 dollars, runs on Android 2.2 Froyo and comes with a 7″ resistive touchscreen.

The first edition of the Aakash tablet will be exclusively manufactured for the Indian government (which plans to distribute it to students around the country) and comes with a really modest 366 MHz CPU, but packs a dedicated GPU. Read more »

Amazon Kindle Fire scores 250,000 pre-orders in 5 days, might turn out even bigger than expected

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You might be surprised to hear that the Amazon Kindle Fire pre-orders are going really well. Actually, scratch that – a fully functional tablet for $199 was bound to go like hot cakes.

And even so, the number of orders that Amazon has recorded for its newly announced tablet stands at the quite impressive 250,000. That’s a quarter of a million orders in just five days, with the tablet itself being more than a month away from actually becoming available. Read more »

The iPhone 4S faces its Android rivals – iPhone 4S vs. HTC Sensation XE vs. Samsung Galaxy S II [TABLE]

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Well, with the new iPhone 4S finally revealed it’s time to take a look at how it manages to fight the mighty Droids. We chose to put it against the two most notable beasts in the Android world – the HTC Sensation XE and the Samsung Galaxy S II.

They are mighty indeed, but how do they stack up against the newly announced iPhone 4S? Let’s dive right in.

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Adobe’s having an apps-plosion, announces Photoshop Touch and five other apps for tablets at Adobe Max 2011

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Yesterday, at its Adobe Max 2011 keynote, Adobe unveiled a whole family of Touch Apps designed to help creative minds throughout their design processes when they are on the go. Leaded by Photoshop Touch, the Adobe Touch Apps are going to be available for Android tablets as well as iPads alike.

The full Touch Apps family includes: Photoshop Touch, Debut, Proto, Collage, Ideas and Kuler. Let’s break them down and see what each of them is good for. Read more »