Instagram released an Android version of their app last month, but it has always trailed behind the iOS version. Initially, it didn’t even work on most phones and even if it did, it lacked some features found on the iOS version.
The app has been constantly updated ever since it was released and with the latest update it comes closest to matching its iOS counterpart. After updating to the latest version, you will see that the tilt-shift effect has finally been added to the app, notified by the drop icon in the top bar. Read more »
Viber has finally made its way to the BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 platforms, albeit in a beta form.
For now, BlackBerry and WP7 users will be able to only send text messages, share photos and their locations with anyone of their friends rocking Viber. Read more »
CrackBerry got hold of some RIM internal documents, which give us a better idea of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS. There’s a new motion-based lockscreen, video editor and shots of the screen-sharing in action.
The new OS looks and operates very much like the Swipe UI found on the MeeGo-running Nokia N9. Read more »
Rovio, a mobile gaming company famous for its Angry Birds franchise, published its financial results for the year 2011 and the numbers are quite interesting. Rovio reports 648 million downloads and 200 million active monthly users.
Keep in mind that we’re talking 2011 here, so that’s just the original Angry Birds, Seasons and Rio. The latest franchise, Angry Birds Space, only launched recently though it quickly became a hit as well. Read more »
HTC just made the One X source code available to anyone who’s interested in it. The code should help developers to create custom ROMs, without having to rewrite all those drivers.
Unfortunately the released One X source does not include the AT&T’s version, which is based on a different chipset and requires different code to operate. We are not sure if that will be made at a later stage of if it will remain private forever due to some other “restrictions”. Read more »
The previous update (1.9.0) to the Facebook app for Android brought two extra icons to your app drawer – Camera and Messenger apps.
Most users weren’t particularly happy with that though and it appears that Facebook listened as today we get a new release, which removes those icons. The functionality should still be available right from your homescreen, though, via widgets . Read more »
With all the Galaxy S III hullabaloo, it’s hard to catch up on other Samsung news, such as the fact that the company released the source codes for its latest slates – the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
While the source codes are of little use to most of you, they should help custom ROM developers, enabling them to optimize their builds. Read more »
Opera Mini is among the more popular browsers out there for mobile phones and it’s now become available on yet another platform. The free web browser alternative has now hit the official Bada app repository – Samsung Apps.
It’s supposed to be compatible will all Bada devices, running version 2.0 or later of the OS. Read more »
A while ago HTC announced the EVO 3D was going to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the Taiwanese company is yet to provide the details on when exactly the the update will come.
The date might be close though, as an official EVO 3D ICS ROM just leaked. If you have the CDMA version of the device and you are feeling adventurous, you can go ahead and install it right now. Read more »
Back when Apple released its iPhoto app with the arrival of the new iPad some people noted that the company was using map data that doesn’t look Googlish in origin.
Some digging in the matter revealed that Apple (who back then claimed they were using Gmaps) is using Open Street Maps with a custom overlay on top. Now we see an acknowledgement to OSM in the latest iPhoto version. Read more »
If you preorder the upcoming Kia K9 in Korea, crosstown manufacturer Samsung will throw in a tablet for free.
And not just any Galaxy Tab 10.1, but one that integrates into the car as well, doubling as a SatNav unit and an entertainment center. Read more »
The Play Store has had the ability to charge your app downloads to your phone bill in certain markets and on certain carriers.
Now Google has expanded that to include movies, music and ebooks, basically everything that can be bought off the Play Store, as well. Read more »
For all you owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note who want some sweet custom ROM action, CyanogenMod now has a release based on its latest Android ICS build, Cyanogenmod 9, available for download.
If you’re willing to risk voiding your warranty, and you can get along with the few known issues, the CyanogenMod ROM is a great way to get some added functionality out of your device. Read more »
Great news for all you MediaPad early adopters – Huawei has released the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM.
The new ROM should make your MediaPad faster thanks to the ICS optimizations, and will also bring a few new features. Read more »
Microsoft are striving to keep their Windows Phone Marketplace neat and tidy, and have spoken out to developers about how to make sure their apps are as accurately described as possible.
Doing so, Microsoft hopes the Marketplace will become a better place for finding what you need without getting bombarded by spammy apps. Read more »