Now here’s an intriguing Android screenshot. You notice that Sync Music option down there? Yep, I thought so too.
Obviously Google is hard at work on some sort of cloud-based music-syncing service. My guess is it’s primarily for Chrome OS but it will obviously find place on all Android handsets out there. Or at least the ones with the proper Android version, right?
Unfortunately, so far we don’t know which OS version would that be. Read more »
I know all the excitement about the Android names is so overrated, but still I’m going to pass you the news. The next Android version (whatever 2.x/3.x it turns out) won’t be called Ice Cream… but Ice Cream Sandwich. Yeah, for real.
The word comes directly from the Android chief Andy Rubin.
Google Goggles is a great tool for on-the-spot product research – just scan the barcode and Google will find reviews, prices and even check in-store availability for you. A new version of the Goggles app improves performance and lets you use print ads for quick searches too.
Oh, and Goggles 1.3 for Android has one more tick up its sleeve, something you probably didn’t expect – Sudoku mastery… Read more »
T-Mobile US has teamed up with LG to introduce yet another 4G tablet. The device is called G-Slate and runs an “optimized” version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
Not much info is available yet, not even photos of the thing. Probably this will change, as today LG are going to be hosting another event at CES. Read more »
We already knew Android 3.0 Honeycomb is designed specifically with tablets in mind, but until today I’ve never seen a detailed demo from up-close.
At this year’s CES, Google has published a short video demo of the upcoming Honeycomb tablet version and it’s awesome. Here is the video:
As the name suggests, Nokia’s latest Big Screen app offers optimized multimedia interface for the biggest screen in your home over a HDMI connection. Of course, to use it, you need an HDMI-equipped Nokia smartphone such as the N8 and the E7.
Once the Nokia Big Screen is installed and you’ve hooked the HDMI cable to your phone and TV, the app starts automatically. Read more »
I’m sure you don’t need to hear about mobile gaming evolution over the last few years once again. The Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS pocket consoles have millions of fans and some really good titles, but mobile phones, and especially the iOS devices, keep threatening their existence. Every new iDevice eats deeper and deeper into their sales.
The introduction of the iPhone 4 and the Apple iPad this year marked a turning point in the iOS evolution. Thanks to the superior hardware of these devices – proper processing power and high resolution – we can now play mobile games we’ve only dreamt of before.
The Apple gadgets don’t have the means to be a game changer (pun intended), but they are preferred by millions of users and the AppStore gaming demand grows by the day. This, of course, brought us lots of quality game titles in 2010.
Here are the games that deserved my money and might easily get yours.
More than half a year ago Google demonstrated a new Android music player. It had completely new interface, a software menu key and was capable of wireless iTunes streaming.
This particular player has now leaked and is available on the XDA Developers. Bear in mind that the app is in early stage of development and is probably full of bugs.
An interesting under-the-hood change has come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread – a new file system called ext4. You may have heard of it, it’s fairly common among Linux distributions. Ext4 is already running in Google’s massive data centers and it will slowly be making its way to their mobile OS, starting with the Google Nexus S…
Capacitive displays are great but gloves are their kryptonite – and let’s face it, in the winter months using gloves is quite common. The thing about capacitive displays is that they react to skin contact and while your fingers are probably wrapped up in warm gloves, your nose isn’t.
That’s right, if you have an iPhone and a nose handy, there’s a solution to your gloved-dialing problems… Read more »
The 360 browser has hit version 2.0, which adds new features ranging from performance improvements, through a download manager to Firefox Sync support. It’s an alternative iOS browser and not an Xbox 360 browser despite the name – the “360” comes from the clever, circular layout of the menus/submenus on screen…
Mozilla released another beta version of their Firefox 4 browser for Android and Maemo devices has been released. It is still in beta (read: not completely bug-free) but it is another step closer to the real thing.
The Android Market just got another update and now supports carrier billing in addition to the regular credit card payments. At this stage it only works for AT&T customers, but others are promised to follow shortly.